It is not necessary to be even vaguely partisan to be disappointed that America’s Republican senators who sat in judgement of their president, and aspiring second-term president, ignored Donald Trump’s gross abuses of power and collusion with autocrats.
The head of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has said its growth figures, which were dubbed ‘leprechaun economics’, do not reflect reality and a new system of measuring the economy is now being developed.
The Institute for Management Development’s (IMD’s) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016, released last week, showed that Ireland had moved briskly up the international competitiveness ranking to seventh position globally; the most competitive country in the eurozone, and third most competitive across the EU as a whole.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government should raise infrastructure investments tenfold compared with a blueprint laid out in the 2014-17 budget plan to help euro-region members such as Italy, the International Monetary Fund said.
Jess Wolfe of Lucius shakes her head in an expression of mild disbelief. “Apparently Paul Krugman got into our music through his daughter,” she says, referring to the Nobel prize winning economist. “He turned up at one of our shows in New York. It was a bit of a surprise. He’s written some very nice things about us, which is always a help.”
GERMANY is behaving like the euro is a pain in the ass to it, that it has received little or no reward for adopting it as its currency, that it wishes that it never gave up its Deutschmark as its own prized currency and that, now that it is stuck with the euro, it will be damned if it is going to have to pick up the tab for the fecklessness of other European nations (including us).
ICELAND’S decision not to bail out its banks and to use state money to help hard-pressed households and lower income groups has left it in a much better place than Ireland, according to two Nobel prize winning economists and IMF experts.