BUSINESS FEATURES - IRISH EXAMINER

Risk management strategy needed for growth

Growth is an attribute often sought out by investors and entrepreneurs.

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Euro likely to face more downward pressure

Tight trading ranges for the main currency pairs were a key feature of foreign exchange markets in 2013.

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The great success story of the past few decades has been Kinsale, which owes its revival in part to the efforts of a small group of local people.  Picture: Denis Scannell

Communities united in survival

There is life outside the ever-growing conurbations, but locals must share and stand together, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Best in class but we’re still in line for EU beating

Sometimes even countries find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Unfortunately, Ireland is in such a place with respect to our corporate taxation policies.

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Pope’s stance on financial issues augurs well

First, a confession. I’m not much of a Catholic and have a limited relationship with religion.

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Eurozone recovery to continue at subdued pace

The weak industrial output data from the eurozone and its main economies is highlighting the sluggish nature of the economic recovery in the region.

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Welcome to the blackboard jungle

As Jan O’Sullivan takes over at education, she will do well to bookmark her predecessor’s travails, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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John Griffin: Gamesparks plans to be world leader

Cloud-based sparks let the games begin

With the number of mobile games and players increasing exponentially, a young Irish company with a creative spark is preparing to up its game to cater for an expected 100m players, writes Trish Dromey.

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If only Brooks could have had Bertie’s Bowl

In retrospect, the Bertie Bowl would have avoided the debacle.

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Building a multi-sector recovery will be crucial

Building a balanced recovery is one of the key challenges for those who care about what we leave behind for future generations.

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Figures signal strong growth on the horizon

The past week has seen a raft of very strong data published on the economy.

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The Great British/EU break-up

If Britain opts to leave the EU, the ramifications for Ireland could extend far beyond frayed trade ties, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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Sláinte adopts a patient approach

Sláinte Healthcare was established in 2006 and through its Vitro and Claimsure processes has seen turnover increase by more than 1,600%. Now it is eyeing a US launch, writes Trish Dromey.

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Charlene McKenna who plays Rose in the critically acclaimed 'Ripper Street'.

Loss of €3.4m for firm set up to produce ‘Ripper Street’

The Dublin-based firm established to produce the €20 million Ripper Street television drama recorded a pre-tax loss of €3.4m last year.

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We need a stable society as the economy lifts

On Tuesday it was reported that Vision-net.ie, described as a business risk analysis firm, mused that the ‘hallmarks of an economic recovery’ were evident.

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Recession has left us two types of consumers

Over the course of the first six months of 2014 numerous indicators have suggested that consumers are showing an increased appetite towards spending. This follows a period in which consumer spending fell by 10% since the crisis, with retail sales having fallen by as much as 25% from the peak at one stage.

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Two-tier property market as activity picks up

Housing data point to a pick-up in building activity in the first half of 2014.

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Time to increase housing supply

In 2012 when the topic of housing in Ireland came up for discussion, the terms ‘negative equity’ and ‘ghost estate’ were bandied about with numbing frequency.

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Realising the dangers of a property bubble

And on it goes. The latest house price data from the CSO indicate the two Irelands continuing to diverge. On one hand we have Dublin (and to some extent the rest of the urban areas), growing like gangbusters, while on the other hand the stagnation intensifies in the rest of the state.

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Employment is key to a successful recovery

At the end of the lifetime of this government success or failure should be determined by the state of the labour market compared to when it took office in 2011.

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Greedy sharks circle on Celtic Tiger leftovers

The Celtic Tiger years in Ireland were mirrored to a large extent in many other economies across the world.

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Still not quite back into the swing of things

Given the impressive showcase in Fota Island last weekend, it is worth using a golfing analogy to ask where the Irish economy currently stands.

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