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Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith

Over the past week, politicians in Brussels have suffered another bleak reminder of how difficult the business of free trade has become for the West’s democracies. After a year featuring Brexit, rising Euroscepticism, the protectionist rhetoric of Donald Trump, and the increasing likelihood of a stillborn TTIP, the decision of two regional Belgian assemblies to Read more about Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith[…]

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TTIP and You (Part 2): The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s impact on U.S. SMEs

In last week’s blog, we looked at what TTIP is meant to achieve on a macro scale, as well as examining its impact on Ireland’s business community. In this continuation of that piece, we’ll be looking at what the agreement means for different sectors of the United States’ economy, and particularly what it means for Read more about TTIP and You (Part 2): The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s impact on U.S. SMEs[…]

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TTIP and You (Part 1): What the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for Ireland and its SMEs

It’s been called a cialis generic “great agreement’’, a “monstrosity”, a “landmark achievement”, and “the biggest threat to democracy you’ve never heard of”. Indeed, it appears to be one of the most controversial issues in contemporary politics. But what exactly is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and what does it mean for small-medium Read more about TTIP and You (Part 1): What the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for Ireland and its SMEs[…]

Dollar heads for best run in 17 years

  (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar headed for its ninth straight week of gains on Friday, some measure of how the economic fortunes of the United States and its major economic peers are diverging after six years of financial turmoil.   Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields rose to their highest in over a month, while Read more about Dollar heads for best run in 17 years[…]