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ECB to keep rates low

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:00

A key part of the very loose monetary policy in the eurozone has been the ECB’s quantitative easing programme, involving the large-scale purchases of bonds. Market attention in the run up to last week’s meeting of the ECB Governing Council was mainly centred on if it would provide guidance on the precise date it will end the purchases, writes Oliver Mangan.

Katie Taylor to fight in London next month

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:00

World lightweight champion Katie Taylor will put her IBF/WBA titles on the line against American journeywoman Kimberly Connor at the O2 Arena in London next month.

Big ideas needed to freshen upour high streets

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:00

In cities and towns outside capitals the opportunity exists to create environments that turn old shops into internet-ready retail outlets, writes Joe Gill.

Dollar set to feel the squeeze against euro

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:00

Even if the dollar continues to rise against emerging markets currencies, further gains against the euro may prove difficult, writes Oliver Mangan

Comment: GAA need to close off the blood sub loophole

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:00

I’m led to believe Stephen Cluxton had blood in his mouth following that first-half clash with James McGivney, so the conspiracy theorists won’t be happy.

Twinning tech firms with towns to promote growth

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:00

Leaders of major high technology companies like Stripe and Amazon have been meeting the Government recently over their concerns about the cost of housing and availability of accommodation in Ireland.

Overheating warnings for Ireland's economy seem to be premature

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:00

Warnings about the risks of the Irish economy overheating are becoming more commonplace as the unemployment rate drops below 6% and house prices and mortgage lending continue to rise at strong double-digit rates, writes Oliver Mangan.

America’s dying shopping malls still showing faint signs of life

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:00

On a visit to the US last month, it was impossible not to notice how the retail experience has changed over the last ten years — specifically, the decline of the shopping mall, writes John Daly.

Is teaching facing artificial intelligence Armageddon?

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:00

Anthony Seldon is one of Britain’s leading educationalists and social commentators. He has served as a close adviser to former leaders, including Tony Blair and David Cameron. In recent years, he has turned his attention to the ongoing impact of new technologies, in particular, artificial intelligence (AI), on education and on society, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

Gary O’Hanlon braced for ‘toughest’ Cork City Marathon

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 13:00

National champion Gary O’Hanlon believes tomorrow’s Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon will be one of the most challenging editions of the event.

Jury orders Samsung to pay $539m to Apple

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:00

A US jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539m (€462m) in damages in the latest twist of a legal battle that began in 2011.

Highlighting five ways to boost the Cork economy

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:00

Last week my colleagues in Goodbody organised an event on the theme of “funding the future of Cork”.

World economy has survived a speed bump

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:00

Last week, Germany and Japan became the latest countries to publish GDP figures, showing that their economies lost momentum in the opening quarter of the year, writes Oliver Mangan

Ireland’s breakthrough in tapping Chinese power

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:00

China’s growing value and importance for the Irish economy was further underlined, this week, by pharmaceutical giant WuXi Biologics choosing Ireland — and Dundalk, in particular — as the location for its first manufacturing site outside of China.

Dollar in box seat for now

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:00

The market has been very unenthusiastic about the dollar in recent months, with traders anticipating that the currency’s decline in 2017 and in the opening weeks of 2018 would be sustained throughout this year, writes Oliver Mangan.

Ed Sheeran silences Cork championship weekend

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:00

Nearly 30 years after monies from a pair of Michael Jackson gigs helped the Cork County Board to buy Páirc Uí Rinn, another musical performer has led to a summer weekend free of county championship games.

Risks remain despite upturn

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:00

The past month has seen updated forecasts published on the Irish economy by the ESRI, Central Bank and Department of Finance.

High-speed broadband key to reviving rural areas

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:00

Last weekend, my wife and I spent a few days tootling around Clare and Tipperary.

Stock market jitters set to be eased after hard times

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:00

World stock markets have endured a difficult three months. They have been buffeted by a series of destabilising events.

28,500 new homes to be completed next year

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:00

The Central Bank said the true number of home completions will be around 23,500 this year and 28,500 in 2019. But its new research is unlikely to put the controversy over counting new homes to bed any time soon, writes Eamon Quinn.