Irish External Trade (May 2018)

16 Jul 18
Irish External Trade (May 2018) • Seasonally-adjusted surplus of €5,226m, up from the balance of €4,359m posted in April • Exports up 5.1% month-on-month seasonally-adjusted • Imports down 4.5% month-on-month seasonally-adjusted ...

Irish Consumer Prices (June 2018) – Headline annual inflation rate unchanged at 0.4%

12 Jul 18
Irish Consumer Prices (June 2018) • Headline annual inflation rate of 0.4%, same as in May • Prices up 0.1% month-on-month • Prices also up 0.1% in the month on HICP ...

US trade tariffs – In full swing

11 Jul 18
Too little too late China said on Wednesday that it would retaliate against a US move to impose a 10% tariff on $200bn worth of Chinese goods, but did not provide ...

Brexit” – A tangle of contradictions

9 Jul 18
Severing ties Britain’s “Brexit” Secretary David Davis resigned on July 8 because he was not willing to be “a reluctant conscript” to Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European ...

Irish Monthly Unemployment (June 2018)

5 Jul 18
Irish Manufacturing Production (May 2018) • Production 7.4% higher year-on-year in May • “Modern” sector up 0.1% in the month and 9.8% in the year • “Indigenous” sector output up 6.8% ...

Irish Monthly Unemployment (June 2018)

3 Jul 18
Irish Monthly Unemployment (June 2018) • Seasonally-adjusted number of unemployed at 120,200, a monthly drop of 2,900 • Unemployment rate falls to 5.1%, its lowest level since October 2007 • Jobless ...

Italy – A labour of love

3 Jul 18
Picking the wrong medicine Italy’s radical government yesterday approved a draft bill that aims to water down labour market reforms that were carried out by former centre-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. ...

EU- Worrying fault lines

29 Jun 18
Papering over the cracks European Union leaders reached a deal on migration in the early hours of June 29 after tense and lengthy talks. The pledges made to strengthen borders were, ...

Irish Private-Sector Credit (May 2018)

29 Jun 18
Irish Private-Sector Credit (May 2018) • Loans to households up 0.3% year-on-year • Net mortgage lending up €295m in the year • Household deposits up €157m in the month • Deposits ...

ECB – Surprise, surprise

14 Jun 18
Keeping a lid on rate-outlook debate With the FOMC meeting out of the way, the focus today now turns to the European Central Bank, with a lot of market speculation as ...