Monday, December 17, 2018
Ibec issues warning over 'complacency' Business group Ibec expects the economy to grow by 5.7pc this year, but warned against "complacency" over the country's competitive offering. In its latest quarterly economic outlook, the group said businesses are finding it increasingly difficult...
The economic boom doesn't disguise fears of downturn Voters remain optimistic about their prospects but clouds lurk on the horizon, writes Paul Moran 'As a nation, we appreciate how the economy is going, but we are beginning to have some reservations....
Comment: Hiking VAT on tourism would raise Brexit stakes A German couple kiss during a walk along the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. Photo: Brian Arthur Each year, at about this time, there is a lot of speculation about the...
Diversification beyond Ireland can help firms manage risk 'The economic case for increasing the number of Irish exporters, and for increasing activity levels of those already exporting, is clear'. Stock image Indigenous exporters play a vital role in the Irish economy....
UK stocks bounce on hopes around US-China trade talks Representatives from both countries are set to meet on Wednesday. The President of the People’s Republic of China Mr Xi Jinping (PA) The FTSE 100 started to bounce back on Monday as investors...
Greece’s PM visits home of Odysseus to declare end to bailout Alexis Tsipras declared his country would become ‘normal’ again after its modern ‘odyssey’. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech from the western Greek island of Ithaca, legendary home...
Teflon Trump's rise in the polls makes second term more likely Divisions between conservatives and liberals in America are deepening fast, writes Dan O'Brien Donald Trump (AP Photo/Hans Pennink) August's slower pace allows more time for reading and reflection. I've been reading...
'Today a new day is dawning' - Slashing spending puts Greece in surplus after bailout turmoil Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the country had good reason to expect better days ahead after formally exiting its last financial bailout, putting...
Planning eases growing pains Economic recovery has made it a busy time for small firms but owners must do things smartly Small businesswoman The improved economic conditions in Ireland are providing a lot of opportunity for SME growth. The increase in economic...
Jody Corcoran: Is this as good as it gets? For the first time, Varadkar is vulnerable As a new wariness sets in, the public has no desire to rock the boat or contemplate an election, writes Jody Corcoran Leo Varadkar. Photo:...

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