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# Economics

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Column: The correct handling of the promissory note savings is vital for Ireland
The knowledge that there is now €1 billion of wiggle room on the table could promote further reluctance to change, writes Aaron McKenna.
Iceland did not need to repay Dutch and UK savers, says court
A European court ruled today that Iceland was entitled to refuse to pay immediate deposit guarantees to savers when a major bank collapsed.
Enda Kenny and Michael Noonan to attend Davos
The Taoiseach and Minister for Finance will join other world leaders at the influential meeting to discuss issues affecting the global economy.
Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?
All these critiques don’t spur us to action, writes Tom Boland, so why do we keep buying them?
Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other
“As austerity bites to the knuckle, soup kitchens spring up around the country and children are sent to school hungry. It just seems so terribly wrong.”
What's a fiscal cliff? Let Monty explain...
Mr Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff.
The 12 things in economics that everybody should know
The 10 concepts – plus two bonus insights – that everybody should know about economics.
Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted
From the cuts in child benefit and respite care to the increase in the price of wine, here’s how people on Twitter reacted to Budget 2013.
BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened brings you every detail of the Budget 2013 announcement, all the analysis and all the reaction.
Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up?
With another €3billion in austerity on the way, the Government’s economic forecasts are starting to look more like fairy tales.
Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens
CSPE should educate on how the economy, government and tax fits together, rather than just how proportional representation works, writes Aaron McKenna.
Interview: 'There will be mass defaults, I guarantee it' - David McWilliams
The time to take action on tracker mortgages is now or we will see another wave of mortgage defaults says economist David McWilliams.
The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order
Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.
Nobel prize for economists who worked on matching schools with students
US economists Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley share the award for their work in ‘the theory of stable allocations’.
'Cautious optimism', laughter and Mammynomics promised at Kilkenomics
The five-day festival returns for its third year next month.
7 colours that might get you sued in the US
Big business is very territorial about its trademarks – especially in the States…
Business journalist awards call for entries
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School awards have €1,000 prize for each winner in six categories.
IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.
OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).
Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe
Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.
France passes budget that taxes business and the wealthy more
The country’s parliament approved the measures, which barely touched spending, earlier today.
Column: Ireland has no option but to play hardball. So why aren’t we?
Economic commentator Anthony Phillips paid a visit to the Department of Finance. This is what happened…
Column: Make an example of bankers. Just do it.
Former trader Nick Leeson says an example was quite rightly made of him when his actions led to the collapse of Barings Bank – why isn’t that happening now?
VIDEO: David McWilliams explains why the world economy is still doomed
In his latest ‘punk economics’ video, the floppy-haired one looks at panic in China and the fading recovery in the US.
Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...
…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.
Save money on your grocery bill: YOUR tips
Delicious and inexpensive recipes, clever ways with the shopping list… and some creative uses for household items.
Cyprus asks for bailout from the eurozone
The Cypriot government confirmed the news this evening, citing the country’s exposure to the Greek economy.
Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'
The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.
Exports and imports dive in April
The latest data from the CSO shows the lowest seasonally-adjusted monthly export figures since March 2010.
Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession
New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…
Referendum roundup: Your last-minute information station
Campaigning on the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ side shut down at 2pm today. As you get your voting card ready for tomorrow’s poll, pushes aside the political point-scoring…
Poll: Have you changed your mind in referendum vote?
The ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns are going to be battling to get their messages across in the last hours before referendum vote. But have either of them managed to get you to switch sides?
Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat
The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…
Column: My rollercoaster ride to save the family business
Six weeks ago, Ben Peat thought his 70-year-old family electronics business was going under – but public support helped save his company from becoming another footnote in the story of the recession.
Column: ‘The treaty is risky and dangerously experimental’
On a ‘No’ vote: Economist Terrence McDonough says evoking fear in people over the recession is not an appropriate move by government.
Department warns of 'impossible' goals as it announces reorganisation
The Department of Finance has published its statement of strategy today, announcing a significant internal reorganisation.
VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet
A Sinn Féin pamphlet quotes three economists as bemoaning the fiscal compact… but some are actually in favour of it.
This study says NFL teams would be crazy not to draft players with criminal records
A professor has crunched the numbers…
Poll: Is now a good time to buy a home?
Two house price reports are out today – both say house prices still falling, but one says that slide is now very slow. Tell us what you think…
Census 2011: Over half the population lives in Leinster
Co Laois boasts the largest increase in population, while the highest growth of any constituency was recorded in Dublin North.