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Importing to Ireland

Why importing to Ireland?   “Ireland is expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the OECD this year and the next” – reported Michael Noonan, current Minister of Finance of Ireland. [1] Ireland’s GPD has expanded by over 5% to 7% in the last two years. The recovery of the country is underway thanks Read more about Importing to Ireland[…]

Euro zone trade surplus jumps in September on stronger exports

A surge in exports boosted the euro zone trade surplus in September to more than double the previous month’s value, pointing to a positive contribution from trade to the euro zone’s economic growth in the third quarter. The European Union’s statistics office said that the unadjusted external trade surplus of the 18 countries sharing the Read more about Euro zone trade surplus jumps in September on stronger exports[…]

Investor confidence in the Irish economy rises to four-year high

Sentiment toward the Irish economy is at a four-year high with 91 per cent of investors confident about the outlook over the next three months, a new survey showed. This was up from 82 per cent at the end of June and an all-time low of 10 per cent recorded in the RaboDirect Investor Barometer Read more about Investor confidence in the Irish economy rises to four-year high[…]

Global shares decline on world economic growth concerns

Asian shares were off session lows but still nursed losses amid a selloff in global equities on Thursday, as heightened concerns about world economic growth sent US Treasury yields down and Japanese stocks tumbling. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 per cent. Shanghai shares bucked the downtrend and added Read more about Global shares decline on world economic growth concerns[…]

Irish business ‘should look to Austria’ as trade value increases

Ireland’s businesspeople have been encouraged to look to Austria as a potential source of growth, as Irish trade with Austria was up 13.8pc last year, to €1.49bn. SHARE About 2,000 Austrian companies do business with Ireland on a regular basis, and Advantage Austria Dublin – the Irish branch of the Austrian trade promotion group – Read more about Irish business ‘should look to Austria’ as trade value increases[…]

September and October top months for Irish job searches online (07/10/2014)

Danielle Ryan, Published: 07/10/2014 Irish people are most likely to start searching for a new job in September and October, according to new research by jobs website Indeed.com. The research showed that the autumn months when people return to their regular schedules after the summer breaks are more likely to see people looking for a Read more about September and October top months for Irish job searches online (07/10/2014)[…]

Economy to grow by more than 6pc this year, says Ibec (07/10/2014)

Colm Kelpie, Published: 07/10/2014 BUSINESS lobby group Ibec has almost doubled its growth forecast for this year to 6.1pc on the back of positive data across the economy. The group had originally forecast GDP growth of 3.1pc for 2014. It also hiked its projections for next year to 4.5pc from 3.9pc. It predicted exports will Read more about Economy to grow by more than 6pc this year, says Ibec (07/10/2014)[…]

Irish Economy to surge by 5.3pc this year, Goodbody says

Ireland will be by far the best performing Eurozone economy as the recovery here broadens and strengthens. according to Goodbody chief economist Dermot O’Leary. Growth will be 5.3pc this year and 4pc in 2015, he said in a new report. He made the comment as new data from Investec shows manufacturing output and employment grew Read more about Irish Economy to surge by 5.3pc this year, Goodbody says[…]

Manufacturing grows strongly again in September

Irish manufacturing grew robustly again in September, marking the 15th month in a row that the sector was in positive territory. Investec’s monthly Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), fell slightly to 55.7 from a 15-year high of 57.3 in August. Any reading above 50 signifies growth in activity. Investec said that there was anecdotal evidence that Read more about Manufacturing grows strongly again in September[…]