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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 […]

Sterling hits 23-month low overnight

Sterling hits 23-month low overnight The British pound rose slightly on Tuesday to hold above recent lows although it remained vulnerable as traders still worry that Britain is headed for a no-deal Brexit. Sterling hit a new 23-month low against […]

US officially designates China a ‘currency manipulator’ as trade war rages

US officially designates China a ‘currency manipulator’ as trade war rages The United States has formally accused China of manipulating its currency, marking the second major escalation in the two countries’ spiralling trade war in just 24 hours. Washington’s sudden […]

Irish bond yield spreads amid no-deal Brexit worries

Irish bond yield spreads amid no-deal Brexit worries Irish Government bond yield spreads over Germany have hit their widest in nearly two months, as chances rise of a no-deal Brexit that would cause particular damage to Ireland. Sterling has dropped […]

Eurozone growth halves in second quarter of 2019

Eurozone growth halves in second quarter of 2019 Eurozone economic growth halved in the April-June period and inflation slowed sharply in July even though the unemployment rate fell to its lowest in 11 years, data from the European Union’s statistics […]

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