BUSINESS FEATURES - IRISH EXAMINER

We must not lose the head on pay rises

It has been highlighted in stark fashion in recent weeks just how many jobless households there are in the country, writes Jim Power

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Apple move great news for rural Ireland

Today, we have to congratulate IDA Ireland and the people of Athenry for their joint success in attracting a major investment from one of the biggest technology companies in the world. 

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Future bright for Irish corporates

Corporate Ireland is on the march. With strong financial performances attained during 2014 companies have the resources and appetite to expand their operations globally. 

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US and UK rate hikes to drive euro further south

The euro has lost considerable ground since last spring as the persistence of very weak growth in the eurozone, coupled with a fall in inflation to very low levels, forced the ECB into further policy easing moves.

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Greece is fast running out of options to solve its debt crisis

Last Tuesday, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis opted for some downtime, taking himself off to the theatre. The play he opted for was Happy Days by none other than Samuel Beckett. 

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‘Nein’ is now German for compromise

As I write, on Thursday afternoon, disarray reigns in the eurozone … again, says Brian Lucey. 

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Fix the leaks before giving out bonuses

In his inauguration address on January 20, 1961, US president John F Kennedy challenged the American public by telling them that they should “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country,” writes Paul Mills.

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Irish economic recovery follows global trend onto firm footing

There is growing optimism that the world economic recovery will pick up pace this year, and that bodes well for Ireland, writes Oliver Mangan.

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Another taxing time for a bank that can’t escape the headlines

You simply could not make it up, writes Kyran FitzGerald.

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Kehlan Kirwan.

Small Business Column: Kehlan Kirwan

In this week’s Small Business column Kehlan Kirwan looks at why we all need business heroes and while it is good to be inspired by them, it’s best not to be like them.    

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German myopia puts euro at risk

German economist Jurgen Stark, a former board member of the ECB, had an opinion piece in the Financial Times on Thursday that was self-serving and myopic.

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Jim Power.

Our debt burden is too onerous

Nearly three weeks after the election of the Syriza government in Greece, we are still no closer to understanding how the Greek situation is going to unfold, writes Jim Power.

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Another day, another bank sector scandal

If banks and bankers do not learn, we have no choice but to make them, writes Paul Mills.

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If Cork is back, then why so many empty shops?

The great and the good were in City Hall on Friday night. Tux-clad, I sneaked in to join more than 1,000 others representing a large slice of political and business life in Cork City and county.

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Oliver Mangan.

UK rate hike likely before end of year

The UK economy put in a very solid performance last year. Recent GDP data for the final three months of 2014 showed that the economy grew by 0.5% in the quarter, writes Oliver Mangan.

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Kehlan Kirwan.

The Small Business Column: with Kehlan Kirwan

For this week’s Small Business column Kehlan Kirwan looks at what you should look out for before going out on that journey to start a business.

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Yanis Varoufakis: Icy meetingwith Wolfgang Schäuble.

Eyes of the world all focused on what Greece does next

If Greece’s new left-wing Syriza government had any illusions about its opponents at the heart of the eurozone political and financial establishments, these will surely have been put to rest following an extremely difficult few days, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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ECB risks destroying the euro

Has the European Central Bank gone feral? If it has, this is an appalling vista which must be dealt with. But it’s not clear how, writes Brian Lucey.

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Importance of SMEs must be recognised

Over the past couple of weeks I have been participating in a series of seminars for the Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association (Isme) around the country, writes Jim Power.

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Taxpayer hit rather than real culprits

Why is it the ordinary taxpayer always take the hit?

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Greek drama will make compelling viewing

Every adult in Ireland should learn to read Greek. They should also tune their internet radios to listen to Greek stations and take a ridiculous and disproportionate interest in all things Greek for the foreseeable future.

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Oliver Mangan

Markets may need rethink on US interest rates

The US economy put in a very solid performance over the past three years. GDP grew by 2.3% in 2012, 2.2% in 2013 and 2.4% last year, writes Oliver Mangan

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Kehlan Kirwan.

The small business column with Kehlan Kirwan

In this week’s column, Kehlan Kirwan looks at the power of social media in business, and why online communities have started to become more powerful than the platforms themselves.    

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