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#Economic Growth

# economic-growth - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Eurozone and EU economies shrank in second quarter of 2012
# Yikes!
# Yikes!

Eurozone and EU economies shrank in second quarter of 2012

Aug 14th 2012, 11:00 AM 2,019 Views 7 Comments

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that economic output in both the eurozone, and the EU as a whole, is down.

# economic-growth - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:03 PM 2,681 Views 6 Comments

Two days after a similar IBEC projection, now Bank of Ireland believes the Irish economy will grow by 1 per cent this year.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC
# Every Cloud...
# Every Cloud...

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC

Jul 31st 2012, 6:15 AM 3,932 Views 14 Comments

The employers’ group says the economy will grow by 1 per cent next year, because a weak euro will help exports.

# economic-growth - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier
# Slowdown
# Slowdown

Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier

Jul 15th 2012, 1:27 PM 2,437 Views 9 Comments

The comments from Wen Jiabao follow news on Friday that China’s economy grew by 7.6 per cent, the lowest since the first quarter of 2009.

# economic-growth - Friday 15 June, 2012

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
# In Summary
# In Summary

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review

Jun 15th 2012, 4:30 PM 5,661 Views 15 Comments

The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.

IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets
# Bailout Review
# Bailout Review

IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets

Jun 15th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,334 Views 10 Comments

The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…

# economic-growth - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Generation of North Koreans 'stunted and malnourished'
# North Korea
# North Korea

Generation of North Koreans 'stunted and malnourished'

Jun 12th 2012, 4:06 PM 9,000 Views 9 Comments

That is the view of the United Nations, which said nearly a third of North Korean children under the age of 5 show signs of stunting. 16 million North Koreans rely on food rations.

# economic-growth - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Estonian president takes to Twitter to bemoan New York Times' economic analysis
# Fight! Fight!
# Fight! Fight!

Estonian president takes to Twitter to bemoan New York Times' economic analysis

Jun 7th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,573 Views 6 Comments

The New York Times’ Paul Krugman played down Estonia’s economy. Toomas Hendrik Ilves wasn’t at all pleased.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012
# As You Were
# As You Were

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012

May 15th 2012, 11:17 AM 632 Views 2 Comments

Modest growth in the likes of Germany is offset by falls in other large countries like Italy; France is also perfectly flat.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Economy to grow by 1 per cent in 2012, says IBEC
# Economy
# Economy

Economy to grow by 1 per cent in 2012, says IBEC

May 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,864 Views 22 Comments

Despite the government cutting its forecast for Ireland’s growth this year, IBEC says the economy will pick up.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed
# Mini-Budget
# Mini-Budget

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed

Apr 25th 2012, 12:47 PM 5,340 Views 59 Comments

The next Stability Programme Update is due out next Monday – but Michael Noonan remains insistent that we’ll meet our targets.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget
# Mini-Budget
# Mini-Budget

Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget

Apr 3rd 2012, 11:44 AM 4,443 Views 78 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Budget’s projections for economic growth may have been too ambitious.

# economic-growth - Friday 2 March, 2012

# economic-growth - Friday 24 February, 2012

Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year
# Good News
# Good News

Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year

Feb 24th 2012, 11:59 AM 2,178 Views 10 Comments

The sector produced over €6.2 billion worth of goods in 2011 with big increases in cereals, cattle and milk output.

# economic-growth - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Slowing exports sees Central Bank slash growth forecast for 2012
# Growth
# Growth

Slowing exports sees Central Bank slash growth forecast for 2012

Feb 2nd 2012, 12:01 PM 1,855 Views 20 Comments

Uh-oh.

# economic-growth - Friday 4 November, 2011

Government to publish four-year economic plan today
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

Government to publish four-year economic plan today

Nov 4th 2011, 1:07 PM 791 Views 24 Comments

The latest news is that the government will make a €3.8billion budget adjustment – including saving €1.6million from increased tax measures.

# economic-growth - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Column: Real success is about happiness, not wealth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Real success is about happiness, not wealth

Sep 25th 2011, 7:00 PM 535 Views 13 Comments

Recent decades have seen an explosion in economic growth – yet we’re no happier than we were 60 years ago. We need to change how we measure progress, argues Mark Williamson.

# economic-growth - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Brussels paints bleak picture for European economic recovery
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Brussels paints bleak picture for European economic recovery

Sep 15th 2011, 3:23 PM 290 Views 7 Comments

The European Commission’s new review lowers its expectation of economic growth, which will be flat in the third quarter.

# economic-growth - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Government should cut €4 billion in December budget, says ESRI
# Economy
# Economy

Government should cut €4 billion in December budget, says ESRI

Sep 1st 2011, 9:44 AM 468 Views 12 Comments

Forecasts for the growth of the Irish economy were also lowered in the ESRI’s latest report.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Euro slowdown spreads to powerhouse Germany
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Euro slowdown spreads to powerhouse Germany

Aug 16th 2011, 9:44 AM 172 Views 0 Comments

Europe’s largest economy has almost stalled, new figures show – raising fears for the region as a whole.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it

Jul 6th 2011, 6:32 PM 25 Views 15 Comments

The manic pursuit of growth tipped Ireland into economic crisis. It’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration, argues sufficiency expert Anne B Ryan.

# economic-growth - Monday 27 June, 2011

More than one in five companies now planning to hire new staff
# Jobs
# Jobs

More than one in five companies now planning to hire new staff

Jun 27th 2011, 10:18 AM 472 Views 5 Comments

There has also been a dramatic drop in the number of small firms warning of compulsory redundancies.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Column: 'I never forgot that feeling of being part of a team'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'I never forgot that feeling of being part of a team'

Jun 22nd 2011, 2:49 PM 96 Views 11 Comments

It’s not difficult giving small businesses a chance – and I’m helping them get started for €55 a week, writes George Boyle of the Fumbally Exchange.

# economic-growth - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Unemployment to stay above 14 per cent until end of 2012
Live Apr 14th 2011, 3:42 PM

Unemployment to stay above 14 per cent until end of 2012

# economic-growth - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Economy shrank by 1.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2010
# Double Dip?
# Double Dip?

Economy shrank by 1.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2010

Mar 24th 2011, 11:54 AM 524 Views 0 Comments

The latest statistics from the CSO show that GDP fell by 1.6 per cent – but GNP rose – with overall declines for 2010.

# economic-growth - Sunday 6 March, 2011

New Zealand earthquakes will almost halve country's economic growth
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand earthquakes will almost halve country's economic growth

Mar 6th 2011, 3:16 PM 502 Views 0 Comments

February’s devastating quake in Christchurch along with one in September last year will impact on the country’s economy.

# economic-growth - Thursday 20 January, 2011

ESRI tones down forecasts for economic growth
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

ESRI tones down forecasts for economic growth

Jan 20th 2011, 9:02 AM 437 Views 0 Comments

The think-tank’s latest quarterly bulletin scales back its estimation for economic growth – from 2.25% to 1.5%.

# economic-growth - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Ireland's economy will shrink again in 2011, says E&Y
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Ireland's economy will shrink again in 2011, says E&Y

Dec 14th 2010, 11:05 AM 823 Views 0 Comments

Ernst & Young says GDP will fall by 2.3% next year, with unemployment growing – but there’s other forecasts for Celtic Tiger 2.

# economic-growth - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Business expects modest growth, while confidence remains lower
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

Business expects modest growth, while confidence remains lower

Oct 20th 2010, 11:35 AM 163 Views 0 Comments

KBC Bank Business Sentiment Survey reveals “two economies” with businesses expecting modest growth but confidence in economy remaining low.

# economic-growth - Monday 4 October, 2010

Central Bank lowers expectations of economic growth
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Central Bank lowers expectations of economic growth

Oct 4th 2010, 6:54 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

The economy will still grow in 2010, according to the revised forecasts, but only just.

# economic-growth - Friday 3 September, 2010

What’s a Double Dip recession? Your 60-second guide

What’s a Double Dip recession? Your 60-second guide

Sep 3rd 2010, 10:59 AM 995 Views 0 Comments

The services sector is slowing down. Is a second recession on the way? And what does that mean?

# economic-growth - Friday 13 August, 2010

Germany sees record growth of 2.2%
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

Germany sees record growth of 2.2%

Aug 13th 2010, 7:52 PM 179 Views 0 Comments

Germany stuns analysts with unprecedented growth for the second quarter.