JIM POWER: Prospect of no budget bonanza is welcome news

Despite what some media commentators have suggested about the lack of detail contained therein, the Summer Economic Statement released by the Department of Finance this week is not meant to be a detailed breakdown of what the minister for finance will deliver on the fiscal front, writes Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: Italy’s huge debt puzzle

Over the past few weeks we have come back down to earth with a bang, writes Jim Power

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JIM POWER: Time to worry about rising fuel prices again

The price of a barrel of oil has now increased by over 76% since the middle of June last year, writes Jim Power

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JIM POWER: Budget needs sensible policy, not stupid politics

Over the past week the IMF and others have warned or advised the Irish government to adopt a cautious approach in framing Budget 2019 and in managing fiscal policy thereafter, writes Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: No special Brexit bank deal as EU plays hardball

The EU is pretty unwilling to allow any concessions that would weaken the structures of the union’s edifice, writes Jim Power.

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JIM POWER: Recent growth figures can’t be allowed to fuel unrealistic hopes

The week after Easter has become synonymous in my mind with some teachers behaving badly.

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JIM POWER: Tit-for-tat trade fears and Trump tweets sink tech

What a difference a few months can make and what damage a Twitter-happy finger can do.

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JIM POWER: A year out, and anything is still possible on Brexit

The future trading relationship between the EU and the UK is obviously the most crucial question of all from an Irish perspective. says Jim Power.

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