Organisation: Capital Economics
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Panic over the Covid-19 fallout gripped global stock markets yesterday in the worst sell-off since the financial crisis a decade ago, while oil prices slumped in their worst drop since the Gulf War almost 30 years ago.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2020
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
Global stock markets plunged again as investors signalled that the economic fallouts across the world of a severe coronavirus pandemic could be as bad as the global financial crisis.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2020
Penneys owner ABF said supplies could be hit should the reopening of Chinese factories be delayed because the retailer sources much of its clothing lines from Asia.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2020
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020
The ECB’s growing confidence that the eurozone economy was on the mend may suffer a setback as the continent reels from the economic fallout of the coronavirus, a leading economist has said.
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020
British inflation unexpectedly rose to a six-month high in January, pushed up by higher petrol prices and a smaller-than-usual drop in airfares.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020
An Apple warning about a hit to its supply chain in China stripped over €41bn from the iPhone maker's market value and sent investors seeking out the next corporate victim of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
The world consumption of oil is set for its first fall in a decade, as global investors continue to focus on the coronavirus outbreak and whether or not it will derail the world economy this year.
Mon, 17 Feb, 2020
Shares in the Irish housebuilders and the banks tanked, but the cost of borrowing for the Irish State remained at record low levels, as markets reacted to the sweeping electoral gains of Sinn Féin.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020
Company directors in Ireland by a large margin approved the Government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations, but were less impressed by its overall performance, according to the latest survey by the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2020
The price of oil fell sharply but global stock markets were mixed as investors scrambled to assess the potential fallout to world trade and tourism should the cases of coronavirus increase over the weekend.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
Brexit uncertainty will likely continue to weigh on the British economy but “the handbrake” on growth may come off if the UK strikes some sort of interim trade deal this year, a leading London consultancy has forecast.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2020
Irish shares surged after Boris Johnson secured a resounding election victory in the UK, as banks, property, travel firms, and hoteliers tapped into the sharp climb in the value of sterling.
Sat, 14 Dec, 2019
Sterling held most its gains against the euro and the dollar yesterday even as analysts saw the dangers of UK prime minster’s Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal becoming ensnared in the Commons.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019
Crude oil prices will rise to $70 a barrel next year, a leading consultancy predicts.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Brexit and the global trade wars continue to pile on the pressure as Irish factories cut their output in September for the fourth month in a row and halted recruitment of new staff.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
Stock markets on both sides of the Irish Sea are bracing for a week of high political drama at Westminster, which may decide whether Britain is set to crash out of the EU at the end of October.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
Irish shares and Government bond yields fell today as a political manoeuvre by UK prime minister Boris Johnson was seen as boosting the chances of a crash-out Brexit at Halloween and an early British election.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2019
The IMF is in a better place to spot "financial vulnerabilities" that led to the global baking crisis over 10 years ago by monitoring businesses, and markets, and the spending by households and governments around the world, the fund has said.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2019
The euro slipped on the resignation of the Italian premier amid a confidence vote, as currency markets focussed on another confidence vote -- in UK leader Boris Johnson early next month.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2019
Slumping exports sent Germany’s economy into reverse in the second quarter, with prospects of an early recovery slim as its manufacturers struggle at the sharp end of a global slowdown amplified by tariff conflicts and the fallout from Brexit.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Global markets appear to have called time on the dangerous game of hardball US president Donald Trump is playing with China, as a plunge in shares, government bond yields, and the price of oil signalled his trade wars could lead to world recession.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Fears are rising that Argentina may be headed for another debt crisis, with president Mauricio Macri’s pummelling at the polls on Sunday leading to a sell-off of the country’s shares and debt.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Irish manufacturing output contracted for the second month in a row and the pace of decline quickened, according to the latest survey of the health of Irish factories.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
Confirmation that Boris Johnson was heading to Downing Street was greeted by a fall in sterling — and a new round of warnings for Irish business to buckle up for a rough ride.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
The weight of opinion is building that the ECB will return to some sort of easing and cut rates as early as September, after the ECB was reported to be mulling changing its inflation target, and S&P Global Ratings projected some sort of stimulus, while a poll by Reuters suggested the central bank will cut the deposit rate.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2019
Sterling tumbled against the dollar and slid to a six-month low of under 90 pence against the euro as fears over a Halloween exit for Britain from the EU haunted investors.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
Surging economic activity strengthens the hand of Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe in October’s budget — despite the uncertainties of Brexit, a leading economist has said.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
Sterling fell sharply against both the euro and the dollar over the heightened scare that Britain will crash out of the EU at Halloween.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
European stock markets turned lower as healthy US jobs report tempered expectations that the Federal Reserve would be in as much as a hurry as once thought to cut interest rates.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
Britain’s economy appears to have shrunk for the first time since late 2012 between April and June, as worries about Brexit were compounded by global trade tensions, according to a closely watched survey.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
European shares handed back gains yesterday to close flat after comments from the White House undid optimism over a potential US-China trade deal, while a strong rally in shares of chemicals company Bayer propped up German equities.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2019
Global shares rose on the belief more central banks will be forced to cut interest rates to shelter the global economy from the trade wars, but crash-out Brexit fears weighed heavily on sterling.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
The Italian government looks sets to another collision course with the European Union as the commission seemed set to impose sanctions on the country over its budget deficit, sending Italian bond yields sharply higher.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
Global shares and the price of oil slumped, as President Donald Trump shocked markets by opening a new front in his world trade wars by setting a tariff demand on Mexico.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
The fall of Theresa May pushed sterling slightly higher, but only after the currency had fallen sharply in the past week on the prospect her probable successor, hard Brexiteer Boris Johnson would drive Britain out of the EU without a deal.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
The last gamble of Theresa May to win over MPs to support her Brexit deal appeared to unravel putting a question mark over her future and weighing on sterling.
Wed, 22 May, 2019
Sterling tumbled as Theresa May set down a timetable for her departure and setting up a leadership contest that may elect a hard line Brexiteer and increase the risk of Britain crashing out of the EU.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Irish exporters appear to have shaken off concerns over Brexit and global trade wars — but only for the time being — while consumer spending remains lacklustre, according to the evidence of official data and surveys.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
Ireland will be the worst hit economy in the eurozone if the US-China trade spat broadens to envelop Europe, according to a leading economics group.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
Irish and UK shares were mixed as the trade war between the US and China threatened to flare by the end of the week, barring a last-minute intervention by one of the combatants.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
Sterling and shares brushed aside the UK local election results as investors focused on the potential fallout from the European Parliament elections later this month.
Fri, 03 May, 2019