Ten global market calls for 2014

Today, as there will be lots of commentary on Ireland, let’s go large, gain altitude and look at the broad global economic canvas, to see what is likely to happen in 2014. Making forecasts is risky business, but so too is life – and as return is the...

What we’ve learned from the past year — and where we are heading

Now that we are at the end of the year, here are a few things that 2013 taught us about economics, how our economy is doing and what determines where it goes from here. HOUSES AND PROPERTY PRICES This was the year the property market started showing signs of life. Two...

Official Europe is in denial

What’s worse? Having to listen to a Portuguese communist telling us that the Euro was a victim of Ireland? Or having to listen to our own guy, when the EU has just nailed his ass to a post, telling us there is “no row” between Ireland and the EU President? I don’t...

The economy cannot be transformed by ‘doing nothing’, Enda

The Government’s new economic strategy was unveiled yesterday. It is supposed to outline new thinking for the next decade. Yet it seems very much like everything else that we have ever seen before. It is long on things we “must” do, making it read...