BUSINESS FEATURES - IRISH EXAMINER

Dublin’s house price inflation will moderate

Recent CSO data show strongly rising Irish residential property prices.

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‘Big Phil’ has huge shoes to fill

The selection of an Irishman to head up the Agriculture portfolio at the European Commission will be seen as a major feather in the cap for the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, following a pretty fruitful week on the European front for a Government about to come under renewed attack from the Opposition.

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Focus must be on economy’s price dynamics

For virtually every central banker in the world, inflation is the enemy, although the extent of the enmity does tend to vary from country to country.

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Has FG conceded defeat on our €64bn debt?

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is on a week-long trek around Europe seeking to make better the lot of the Irish people.

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Ryanair hustle lands $22bn 200 Boeing deal

Imagine this scenario. Boeing designs an all new aeroplane that can travel faster, higher and longer.

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Low ECB rates set to last for rest of decade

The ECB surprised markets last week with its decision to ease monetary policy again.

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Scotland the economically brave?

If Scotland votes yes to independence, it will face a myriad of potential economic headaches, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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Eurozone GDP stays flat in second quarter

Falling investment and a drop in inventories kept eurozone GDP flat in the second quarter against the previous three months despite growing household consumption and a positive contribution from trade, new data showed yesterday.

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Budget must help those most in need first

Inside six weeks, Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin will present us with the bad news for 2015 — that is, the ministers will present next year’s budget.

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Newspaper industry needs a new game plan

The newspaper industry was given another unwelcome jolt by recent circulation figures showing a material decline over the past year.

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UK rate rise unlikely to happen until 2015

The Bank of England holds its monthly policy meeting this week, with signs that the Monetary Policy Committee is moving gradually towards a decision to hike interest rates.

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Taxing problems for Government

Around 2000BC, Egyptian tax officials came up with a clever wheeze.

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State must pull the plug on CIÉ cash support

Have we now become a State that feeds on the many for the benefit of the few?

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We ignore pensions’ time bomb at our peril

I am blue in the face and sick to my back teeth with this topic. I can tip in to apoplexy if the wrong buttons are pressed. 

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Weak growth knocks some steam out of euro

The euro was the best performing of the major currencies in 2013, despite the fact that the ECB cut rates in May and November last year. 

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Invest in future of communities

Recently, it emerged that legal proceedings are being brought to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Irish tenants drawn from around 130,000 low income households.

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Only local councils can save our city centres

Anybody who has been around North America will be familiar with the fact that there are few city centres as we know them. The only businesses apparent in what would normally be the city centre are office block after office block interspersed with service industries feeding or supplying those who work in the office blocks. By and large they are soulless places.

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WWA puts Ireland on the global tourist map

This is an unalloyed and exuberant shout out for the Wild Atlantic Way (WWA), one of Ireland’s cleverest and most cost-effective initiatives to exploit its tourism resources. 

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Pace of global recovery continues to disappoint

The recovery of the global economy from the Great Recession of 2008-09 has been very sluggish and uneven and this remains the case in 2014. Growth in advanced economies was weak at less than 1.5% in 2012 and 2013 and will not be that much stronger in 2014. 

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