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Economy - Today’s News

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Economy - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

More professional jobs available – but wages offered are too low

Expectations of workers and employers vary and firms need to gauge what to offer candidates in high demand areas like tech and engineering.

Economy - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan holds “positive” talks with EU on paying back our debts Debt Burden

Noonan holds “positive” talks with EU on paying back our debts

The Finance Minister was speaking after he met with Mario Draghi and other leaders of EU institutions.

Irish employers not feeling so positive now: survey

Only Spain and Italy record worse outlooks for extra jobs before the New Year.

Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues “transformation process”

The 13 new appointees to the board will all serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

Economy - Monday 8 September, 2014

Household debts going down, savings up (slightly)

Irish families now owe a combined €94.5 billion… and falling.

Almost all Miller’s Glen homes sold, but we’re not seeing ‘a return to the queue’

The estate agents behind the development say the remaining homes are expected to sell in the next week.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy Dublin housing maps show info from family size to central heating Where The Hoods At?

Fancy Dublin housing maps show info from family size to central heating

How many people use gas heating in Clontarf? How many toddler householdS are there in Dundrum?

There’s a lot more new vehicles on Irish roads, but not quite as many used cars

There was also a significant increase last month in the number of new goods vehicles.

Let’s bring in tax cuts worth €400 million, says business group

The ‘fear factor’ that that has long gripped consumers is now easing, says IBEC. The business group says the time is right to bring in a raft of tax cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Been noticing more cranes about? Construction has increased for 12 straight months New Build

Been noticing more cranes about? Construction has increased for 12 straight months

A new survey says that there is more work and jobs are on the up.

Economy - Sunday 7 September, 2014

These companies are off to Beijing and Shanghai to sell Ireland to the Chinese

Later this month representatives from 18 Irish companies will head to China in a bid to boost the profile of Ireland as a destination for visitors.

From TheJournal.ie Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth? Quick Fix This post contains a poll

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the benefits and pitfalls of foreign direct investment.

Economy - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Looks like deciding to queue for four days for a Dublin semi-d paid off… Property Bubbly

Looks like deciding to queue for four days for a Dublin semi-d paid off…

People have been queuing at the new development since Tuesday, no doubt causing some passers-by to wonder if they’d traveled back in time to the days of the Celtic Tiger.

Aaron McKenna: There’s only one sensible thing to do in this budget – cut taxes

For the first time in a long time, we’ll have some room in this budget to play around with spending hikes or tax cuts. USC should the first to go.

Economy - Friday 5 September, 2014

Factory outputs up thanks to pills and drink. Seriously.

Big pharma steps back from the cliff, injects Irish manufacturing with growth spurt.

Euro goes down, exporters cheer (some of them)

It’s not such good news if your business does most of its trade in Europe.

Economy - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers Winners

What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

The ECB’s “extreme” anti-deflation measures could now be worth €1 trillion

A raft of measures announced today are “the last throw of the dice”, experts said.

Economy - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Eurozone stagnates as Ireland steams ahead

France and Italy go backwards, but Ireland a “bright spot” on jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Higher alcohol prices are working – don’t lower excise duty, says charity Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

Higher alcohol prices are working – don’t lower excise duty, says charity

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

Spot the difference? Here’s what the new €10 note looks like

The ECB have gone all out with their holograms and security features.

From TheJournal.ie Jobless figures down, though they’re still doling it out Unemployment

Jobless figures down, though they’re still doling it out

Fewer people signing up for benefits, but nearly half now long-term claimants.

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We have the US and UK to thank for the strength of our services sector

Exports from multinationals shouldn’t cloud a strong underlying performance, economist said.

Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country

We got high scores for primary education but our macroeconomic environment is dragging us down.

Economy - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Budget cuts could be “significantly less” says Noonan, but don’t leap for joy just yet

The minster says cuts will have to be made, even if they are less than previously thought.

Michael Noonan’s going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

From TheJournal.ie At-risk youth may be ‘unemployable’ after recession At Risk

At-risk youth may be ‘unemployable’ after recession

‘Meaningful’ action needed so vulnerable young people share in recovery.

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.

Planning a weekend away in Ireland? Now it could cost 10% more

The average hotel price is up in the first half of this year with Killarney, Dublin and Galway at the top of the scale.

Economy - Monday 1 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie I’m not intervening, says Minister — as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again Striiiiike

I’m not intervening, says Minister — as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again

Two more rail strikes are planned for this month, but it’s hoped a solution can be reached at LRC talks continuing this afternoon.

Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers’ court

The invitation comes after the two sides met last week but workers have not yet committed to entering formal talks.

Good news: the manufacturing sector just hit 15 year highs

Ireland is bucking the wider European trend with overwhelmingly positive figures for last month.

Almost 1,000 new companies were formed in Ireland last month

New figures for August out today contain some mixed news. Start-ups were up significantly – but there was also an increase in insolvencies last month.

Economy - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive In The Rough

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

Economy - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “No progress” today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue LRC

“No progress” today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue

SIPTU says there’s been no progress as yet, as unions and management meet to try and resolve their dispute before the next scheduled strike action.

Economy - Friday 29 August, 2014

Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi to turn on the cash taps

Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.

Irish aversion to debt is “most disappointing” aspect of recovery

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.