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2013 the 'turning point' for domestic economy, says IBEC
The employers group has a cheery outlook for 2013 – predicting that the public will become as optimistic as outsiders.
Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession
Hadn’t you noticed? Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.
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.
Inflation low but prices high in Ireland
The Central Statistics Office figures on Ireland’s progress from 2007 – 2011 give an insight into the latest updates on health, employment, divorce and poverty.
IMF: Irish economy to grow but unemployment will remain high in 2013
The International Monetary Fund has warned of a global economic slowdown in its latest World Economic Outlook which notes our own “bumpy recovery”.
France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires
France unveiled the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts ever seen in the country during an economic downturn.
Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020
The letter states that, despite ‘many uncertainties’, the date of 2020 remains achievable.
Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems
Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.
GDP indicates where your country ends up on medal table
But there are big under, and overachievers. Way to go Jamaica and a few others.
UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years
Britain’s economic output collapsed by 0.7 per cent, far more than analysts expected.
Irish GDP per head fourth highest in Europe
Ireland’s GDP per head of population was 27 per cent above the EU average in 2011.
Poorer nations facing 'tougher times' as China slows
World Bank warns that African economies may face a more difficult future as the Chinese economy begins to slow.
Vote No: The Treaty will bring the EU together – in economic stagnation
Confidence and stability will be the last things to emerge from this dangerous experiment, writes Michael Taft.
Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012
Modest growth in the likes of Germany is offset by falls in other large countries like Italy; France is also perfectly flat.
Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed
The next Stability Programme Update is due out next Monday – but Michael Noonan remains insistent that we’ll meet our targets.
Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Budget’s projections for economic growth may have been too ambitious.
Recession returns as Ireland's economic output falls again
Irish economic output has declined for two successive quarters – meaning Ireland is technically back into a recession.
Ireland will outperform eurozone despite dip in exports - Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank also says we could be presented with the need for a mini-Budget, but advises against introducing one.
Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011
Eurozone GDP contracted by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2011 – in comparison to a 0.7 per cent rise during the same period last year.
Eurozone in 'mild recession with signs of stabilisation'
The European Commission says that economic recovery in the eurozone will be sluggish for the first half of the year before a modest pick-up occurs.
ESRI: Austerity is working - and there are few other alternatives
In a report published today, the think-tank forecast that Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.9 per cent this year.
Eurozone economy shrinks for first time since 2009
Data published by the EU’s statistics body shows that the European economy shrank by 0.3 per cent in Q4 of 2011.
Slowing exports sees Central Bank slash growth forecast for 2012
France cuts 2012 growth forecast to 0.5 per cent
The second largest economy in the eurozone has halved its growth projections for 2012 – but insists that it will return to growth next year.
Dublin falls from 12th to 198th in study of major world cities
The only cities which did worse than Dublin in the study of 200 cities were Lisbon and Athens.
IBEC downgrades growth forecast amid ‘challenging’ conditions
The business group believes the economy will not live up to Department of Finance predictions this year.
Katie Price urges closer EU fiscal union but warns against quantitative easing
The glamour model said that her Twitter account had not been hacked as she gave her take on world economic affairs this afternoon.
Latest draft of EU deal raises further questions of Irish referendum
Even if Ireland does not need a referendum on ratifying the deal this year, one may be required later in the decade.
Column: Ireland faces a decade of austerity – so let’s not waste it
Economists tell us we’ve got ten years of financial difficulty – so do we want to buckle under, or use this opportunity to reshape Ireland? Aaron McKenna writes.
We're heading for a recession... oh, no we're not?
Ireland definitely experienced a downturn from July to September – but is that a trend we can ‘look forward’ to in the medium-term?
Draft EU deal could commit Ireland to austerity for a decade
The first draft of the agreement reached last week could force Ireland to take billions more out of each Budget for years.
Irish economy shrank by 1.9 per cent in third quarter
Striking new figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the economy took a major hit between July and September.
Ireland faces another Great Depression, warns ESRI economist
The dire forecast came as the think tank significantly reduced its economic predictions for Ireland in 2012.
'Don't laugh': Romania still wants to join the euro
President Traian Basescu has insisted that his country is committed to fulfilling the entry criteria for the single currency by 2015.
Shares continue rally after US records 2.5 per cent GDP growth
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 – averting the risk of a second recession.
OECD report says Ireland is "coming out of the crisis"
The OECD’s Economic Survey says that while challenges remain, Ireland’s long-term prospects are better than other countries.
Central Bank revises down economic expectations for 2012
Good news: GDP is to expand by more than expected this year. Bad news: GDP is to grow by less than expected next year.
IMF lowers forecasts for world economic growth
But in its latest World Economic Outlook it has left its projections for Ireland unchanged.