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Wall Street rises on strong retail sales data; recession fears remain

Wall Street rises on strong retail sales data; recession fears remain US stocks rose in choppy trading today, as strong July retail sales data and Walmart’s upbeat results eased some fears about the economy slipping into recession. However, a slump […]

Export values to the UK down in June but up for the half year

Export values to the UK down in June but up for the half year The value of exports fell by 5% in the month of June compared to the same month last year. According to figures from the CSO, goods […]

Brexit impacting skill requirements of companies; state training body

Brexit impacting skill requirements of companies; state training body Brexit is having an impact on the skills requirements of companies here, according to the head of the state body tasked with upskilling the workforce. Paul Healy, CEO of Skillnet Ireland, […]

July was the busiest month ever at Dublin Airport

July was the busiest month ever at Dublin Airport Almost 3.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in July, making it the busiest month in the airport’s 79-year history. Passenger numbers increased by 4% compared to the same month last […]

2.2 million Irish people have private health insurance – Health Insurance Authority

2.2 million Irish people have private health insurance – Health Insurance Authority The number of people with private health insurance in Ireland rose to 2.2 million at the end of last year, representing 45% of the population, according to the […]

Consumer price growth slows in July – CSO

Consumer price growth slows in July – CSO Consumer prices rose by 0.5% in July compared to the same month of 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office. That represents a significant slowdown in the pace of inflation, which stood […]

Ireland’s national debt reached equivalent of €42,500 per person in 2018

Ireland’s national debt reached equivalent of €42,500 per person in 2018 The amount of debt owed by the state rose to the equivalent of €42,500 for every person in the country last year, according to a new report released by […]

Euro zone bond yields sink further as trade war steps up

Euro zone bond yields sink further as trade war steps up Euro zone government bond yields slid back towards recent lows on Tuesday as investors remained cautious on risk after the US branded China a currency manipulator, escalating their trade […]

Manufacturing production down 9% in June – CSO

Manufacturing production down 9% in June – CSO Production in the manufacturing industry dropped by 9% in June compared to May 2019, according to the latest Central Statistics Office data. Annually, production for June was down 2.1% when compared with […]

Markets braced for increased volatility as Brexit and US-China trade row ramps up

Markets braced for increased volatility as Brexit and US-China trade row ramps up Traders are preparing for a period of increased market volatility in the coming weeks, as the Brexit deadline approaches and the US-China trade dispute heats up. Speaking […]

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