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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Trade

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EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade
New UN Arms Trade Treaty should require the public disclosure of all arms deals by UN members, says Parliament.
Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle
Former trader Nick Leeson is fed up with the light-touch reporting on the Bloxham demise – and with what he deems as inaction by the Central Bank and Financial Regulator.
EU takes legal action against Argentina over imports policy
The European Union says Argentina insists on pre-approving imports, a policy which effectively throttles EU exports.
Revealed: the single country that's hurting Ireland's trade balance
There’s one single country from which we are importing more and more stuff – and it’s hurting our overall trade figures.
GALLERY: Ireland's 20 most improved trading partners in 2011
We’ve ranked the countries with which Ireland has the best surplus of exports – and seen where that’s grown in 2011.
Fornication, planning and right-wing dictatorship: the week in statistics
Plus – the man who came back from the dead, the amount we have to spend each month, and how many Nokias in Manchester United?
China fish trial ‘major boost’ for Irish fisheries – Simon Coveney
Ireland’s trade mission to China has secured 155 per cent increase on its quota for boarfish, which has been described as a “real opportunity and a boost to Irish fishermen and processors”.
Imports and exports down in February – CSO
Ireland’s trade surplus declined by €197 million over the first two months of 2012, with both exports and imports falling.
Ireland to share horse breeding knowledge with China
But the tips won’t come cheap.
Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip
It has been billed by the Government as a trade mission but should human rights issues be ignored?
Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics
Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…
Irish exports recover in January to follow record trade surplus
CSO figures show that the trade surplus reached €3.25 billion in January, while the confirmed figures for 2011 are the best ever.
Trade surplus falls by 23 per cent in December
Ireland’s seasonally adjusted exports fell by €750m in December 2011, while imports rose to chip away at the trade balance.
Record levels of Irish exports in 2011 - Enterprise Ireland
The enterprise agency has painted a positive picture for exports in 2011 despite them falling by nearly 5 per cent in October.
Explainer: Why would Ireland stick with the euro?
Amid market pressure on the single currency and a major EU summit to ease that pressure, read up on’s guide to why Ireland wants to keep the euro.
China predicts grim outlook for global economy during trade talks
China has insisted that “imbalanced growth” is better than balanced recession – confirming it plans to focus on bolstering its own economy before addressing trade strains with other countries.
Column: Is the euro really essential to our economy?
Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy doesn’t want to see us drop the euro – but if it’s a choice between staying in the eurozone or keeping control of our domestic fiscal affairs…
Exports up 10 per cent in one month
The CSO’s latest figures show that exports increased by 10 per cent in August – good news following a poor performance in July.
WIN: Tickets to this weekend's Irish Craft Beer fest
Craft brewers of Ireland are showcasing their wares in Dublin’s RDS weekend – and they want readers to join them…
Exports fall by 12 per cent in just one month
The value of Irish exports fell by €935m in July – denting hopes that external trade could help to refloat Ireland’s economy.
Irish export growth to slow as outlook for key markets dims - NIB
National Irish Bank is less optimistic on Irish export growth as eurozone economies slow down.
Ireland records its highest ever trade surplus
Ireland’s trade surplus hit its highest level in June as exports rose by almost 6 per cent.
Ireland's trade surplus rises 44% in May
New figures from the CSO show that Irish imports fell sharply in May.
Column: Yes, the global economy is in turmoil... but banks have to start lending
Ireland needs to order its banks to resume lending to small and medium businesses in order to fuel a recovery, argues Nick Leeson.
(Short) stay now: Visa waivers for Olympic visitors
Government launches new visa waiver programme for 16 countries to entice them over to Ireland during the London 2012 Olympics and beyond…
Exports fall for second month in a row
Ireland’s exports dropped by almost €200million in April – but overall figures show they are still significantly higher than in 2010.
China posts trade deficit for first quarter of this year
Suggestions have surfaced about one of the world’s largest economies slowing down after China posted its first quarterly trade deficit in seven years.
Irish exports hit €162.7bn for 2010
Latests data shows an increase of 6 per cent in Irish exports for last year compared with 2009.
Exports rose during 2010: CSO
The value of exports increased by six per cent in 2010 on the previous year, driven partly by the pharmaceutical industry.
Irish exporting sector continues to boom
The trade surplus – the amount by which Ireland’s exports exceed its imports – grew in September.
Drinks industry warns of pub "meltdown"
Sales of drink are up for the year, but fewer people are drinking it pubs.
Iran agrees to talks after EU imposes further sanctions
Iran gets hit with further sanctions from the EU on trade, transport and oil sectors.