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Economy

# economy - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security Job Security

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

From Business ETC AIB wrote off €2 billion in SME debt in the last year Debt Writedown

AIB wrote off €2 billion in SME debt in the last year

“Debt compromise” has been rolled out to 1,500 small business debtors.

From Business ETC Irish people own €69 million in gold All That Glitters

Irish people own €69 million in gold

TCD finance professor says that gold can act as an investment safety blanket in rough economic times.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report Budget

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report

Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.

# economy - Monday 14 April, 2014

From Business ETC Some businesses aren’t feeling a strong recovery according to this survey ISME

Some businesses aren’t feeling a strong recovery according to this survey

The manufacturing sector is proving to be a “cause of concern”.

# economy - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The most economically depressed town in Ireland is… Ghost Town

The most economically depressed town in Ireland is…

The results are in…Teagasc has ranked every town in Ireland.

From Business ETC Irish trade to Canada set for €1.2 billion boost Oh Canada

Irish trade to Canada set for €1.2 billion boost

EU deal could be worth €26 billion overall.

From Business ETC Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year Onwards And Upwards

Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year

Merrion warns of deflation risk amid housing pickup.

From TheJournal.ie €2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI Optimism

€2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI

*If economic growth stays strong.

# economy - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish emigrants sent €5.7 billion back from the UK over 30 years Remittances

Irish emigrants sent €5.7 billion back from the UK over 30 years

CSO data shows massive transfers from 1940-1970.

# economy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From Business ETC You’re hired: 10 per cent more job vacancies than 2013 Hire Ground

You’re hired: 10 per cent more job vacancies than 2013

New reports find construction is recovering along with professional sector.

# economy - Monday 7 April, 2014

From Business ETC Independent review to scrutinise decision not to sue KPMG Irish Nationwide

Independent review to scrutinise decision not to sue KPMG

Sinn Fein finance spokesman urges swift action to ensure statute of limitations not activated.

From TheJournal.ie Are mortgage repayment hikes crippling Irish under-50s? Too Steep?

Are mortgage repayment hikes crippling Irish under-50s?

Older people are leading the regular savings charge while younger mortgage holders struggle.

# economy - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low Economy

Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low

Quarterly bulletin finds that drop in unemployment is ‘clearest indicator’ of improving economic fortunes.

# economy - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Business ETC €107m to €10m: Dublin site sold for less than one tenth of 2006 price Commercial Property

€107m to €10m: Dublin site sold for less than one tenth of 2006 price

Irish property fund buys former An Post site for €97m less than boomtime prices.

# economy - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From Business ETC Donegal catch: €35m facility planned for Killybegs Catch Of The Day

Donegal catch: €35m facility planned for Killybegs

New Donegal facility announced as industry urged to set its sights higher.

From Business ETC Aer Lingus targets tech companies with San Francisco route Taking Flight

Aer Lingus targets tech companies with San Francisco route

The new route aims to bring Irish subsidiaries closer to Silicon Valley parent companies.

From Business ETC Is it too expensive to do business in Ireland? Competition Time

Is it too expensive to do business in Ireland?

Cost savings are temporary without reform, IBEC says.

From Business ETC Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland’s new stamp duty offer This post contains a poll

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland’s new stamp duty offer

The state-backed bank is offering to pay first time buyer’s stamp duty-but should you take the deal?

# economy - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks Economy

SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks

Small businesses urged to inform themselves about other financing options available.

# economy - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From Business ETC No pay rises on the cards for SMEs Paid In Full?

No pay rises on the cards for SMEs

Survey finds small businesses are optimistic about the economy but will hold off on wage increases.

From Business ETC Ireland would be “biggest loser” in OECD tax shake-up Tax Target

Ireland would be “biggest loser” in OECD tax shake-up

Proposals to tax digital companies where user bases are located would “fundamentally change” the environment for tech giants based in Ireland.

From Business ETC Here what needs to be done to fix the economy, says IBEC Down To Business

Here what needs to be done to fix the economy, says IBEC

The business lobby group says Ireland needs better government and more entrepreneurship to get Ireland back on track.

# economy - Monday 24 March, 2014

From Business ETC €5m distillery planned for Dublin church Holy Spirits

€5m distillery planned for Dublin church

Multinational animal feed player to build distillery on site of St James’s church where Daniel O’Connell laid foundation stone.

From TheJournal.ie Bounce back: 60 new jobs at Jump Zone Bounce Bounce Bounce

Bounce back: 60 new jobs at Jump Zone

Irish company opens second facility and is in ‘advanced discussions’ over franchising abroad.

From Business ETC Dublin ‘well positioned’ to profit from upward IPO march Money Money Money

Dublin ‘well positioned’ to profit from upward IPO march

Competition among cities and exchanges is set to intensify with deal volumes expected to grow further in 2014.

From Business ETC Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum Hic

Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum

Up to 230,000 visitors are expected to museum where Irish whiskey brands old and new will be exhibited.

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From Business ETC Eight out of ten investors positive on Ireland’s prospects Upturn

Eight out of ten investors positive on Ireland’s prospects

Driven on by better economic news, investors have a bigger appetite for risk.

# economy - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer? Column

Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?

Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel.

# economy - Friday 21 March, 2014

From Business ETC Tiger’s gone: Inventor of Celtic Tiger resigns Put Down

Tiger’s gone: Inventor of Celtic Tiger resigns

Banker who coined the phrase for Irish economic ‘miracle’ has worked for several powerhouse financial institutions.

From Business ETC Bank borrowing from ECB at lowest level since guarantee Life Support

Bank borrowing from ECB at lowest level since guarantee

Health of Irish system appears to be on the up as calls for support from Frankfurt slide

# economy - Monday 17 March, 2014

From Business ETC Bill Gates: People don’t realise how many jobs will soon be lost to computers Change

Bill Gates: People don’t realise how many jobs will soon be lost to computers

Many jobs will replaced by software automation, or ‘bots’.

# economy - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From Business ETC “Patent cliff” saw Irish economy shrink by 0.3% last year Money Money Money

“Patent cliff” saw Irish economy shrink by 0.3% last year

IBEC says that the figures are “puzzling”, but Michael Noonan isn’t worried.

# economy - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From Business ETC Construction climbs 11.5 per cent in 2013 Building Booms?

Construction climbs 11.5 per cent in 2013

Growth static in fourth quarter but big jump in annual statistics

From Business ETC Soros predicts ’25 year slump’ in Europe without action Turning Japanese

Soros predicts ’25 year slump’ in Europe without action

Investor warns of Japanese-style economic slowdown on the horizon.

From Business ETC Record breaker: Irish bond yields hit new floor

Record breaker: Irish bond yields hit new floor

Yields hit lowest level since 2005 in advance of €1bn auction tomorrow.

From Business ETC The good news: employees set for pay bump this year Show Me The Money This post contains a poll

The good news: employees set for pay bump this year

The bad news: you may not end up feeling it in your pocket.

# economy - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hotel occupancy beats pre-recession levels

Hotel occupancy beats pre-recession levels

Occupancy predicted to continue growing during 2014 and 2015.

# economy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From Business ETC Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years We're Happy

Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years

The report says that Irish consumers are increasingly confident in the Irish economy.

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