BUSINESS FEATURES - IRISH EXAMINER

Employment stats are good but there's a long way to go for Ireland to be working again

While now comfortably below the average eurozone jobless rate of 11.1%, Ireland still has some way to go before its rate drops to US and UK levels of 5.3% and 5.6%, respectively, writes Oliver Mangan

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What are the signs really telling us about Ireland's recovery?

With many economic indicators back above or approaching pre-crisis levels, it seems inappropriate to describe Ireland as still being in the recovery stage, writes Phillip O’ Sullivan

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More than money for Seedcorn firms

An investment programme offers cash prizes and much more to developing companies, writes Trish Dromey.

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Chinese dragon is now the elephant in the global room

As a rollercoaster week on the financial markets comes to an end, we appear to be right back where we started, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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Positive view amid China slowdown

In recent weeks, global equity markets have suffered the first material setback since the 2011 eurozone crisis (when global markets fell over 20%) and very understandably this has caused an increased level of anxiety among investors.

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Ireland vulnerable to a marked slowdown in the Chinese economy

China has become an integral part of the global economy, and it is a fact that but for the growth in China over the last few years, the global economy would have gone into an even worse meltdown, writes Jim Power

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Now is not the time to take chances

The global economic situation means that budgetary largesse should be avoided at all costs.

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Don’t ignore prospects for global growth

Do you happen to have €100 on deposit? If so, its value appreciated by over 20% in one day last week.

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Euro benefits from growing risk aversion in markets

There have been some significant moves in global foreign exchange markets in the past few days as a pronounced pick-up in risk aversion sees currencies break out of well-defined trading ranges.

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New system to slash retail red tape

Retailers will be the first group to benefit from a new licensing portal which it is hoped will slash through much of the cumbersome red tape that has existed up until now.

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Majority of migrants seek work but need short-term support

In an affluent city of Northern Europe, the beautiful people bask in the sun beside rivers and lakes.

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Small Business Q&A: John Hunt from Hunt Office Supplies

In this week’s Q&A, Kehlan talks with John Hunt from Hunt Office Supplies based in Co Limerick, one of Ireland’s largest e-commerce sites that is quickly moving into the British market    

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Points system is a pricing mechanism

Economics can be useful. By this I don’t mean the quasi-mathematical faffing about that some, including practitioners, think of as economics.

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'Whisper it', stock markets have surged

For those who are not immersed in the world of economics and finance but who still have either an academic or a vested interest, the world has been a pretty depressing place since 2007.

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State could benefit more from FDI

In a recent opinion piece, it was argued “one of the great challenges facing modern societies is balancing the need to raise revenue to secure essential services, but doing so without curtailing business growth.”

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Shane Lowry, June 2015

Key lessons for business in Irish golf

The golfer Shane Lowry wrote a great article last week after his majestic WGC-Bridgestone win in the US.

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Markets left unnerved by China puzzle

In its twice-yearly economic outlook, published in June, the OECD noted that there were “a number of extraordinary risks” which could potentially have big effects on the world economy. 

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Old-school ways are driving America’s re-emergence

 

With the Chinese economy in retreat and the OPEC countries in disarray, America is resuming global economic leadership, says Kyran Fitzgerald.

 

 

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Grassroots action can help reverse rural decline

Any rational and objective individual would have to admit that after a number of very difficult years, there is now a real economic recovery story building in the economy.

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Banks must learn from scandals

Over the last decade we’ve seen bank after bank around the world being fined for undertaking a variety of highly profitable, illegal, and highly questionable activities.

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Dublin airport

Irish airports can’t miss out on lift from new tech

Passenger numbers at Dublin airport have recovered to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis. 

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EU rates to stay low even as US and UK plan hikes

The news from central bankers in the past week suggests that the US Federal Reserve may be closer than markets think to hiking rates, while the Bank of England seems content to wait until next spring before it starts to tighten policy.

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Sunny south east a hotbed for new FDI

Every person who is native to the south east of Ireland struggles to understand why our region was the worst hit by the recession of 2008 to 2013. 

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We must not allow wages drift upwards

It has been claimed on many occasions over recent years, and particularly in the banking inquiry, that nobody warned about what was going down in the economy in the build-up to the crisis. 

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Europe is no longer fit for purpose

Given recent events, we must ask if the European Union is now fit for purpose?

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Food sector can bring life back to Cork

For the past decade, when driving east along Washington St in Cork City, I uttered a profanity at the abomination that is the Capitol Cinema complex on Grand Parade.

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Rise in value of exports means growth is sustainable

Last week saw a series of encouraging GDP reports published in a number of economies. 

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