US-China Trade Dispute – Falling on deaf ears

19 Sep 18
Side-show China said yesterday that it will levy between a 5% and 10% tariff on $60bn in US goods. The move is in response to the White House announcing a 10% ...

Economics: Nearing divorce, May seeks goodwill from EU to avoid disorderly “Brexit

19 Sep 18
Economics: Nearing divorce, May seeks goodwill from EU to avoid disorderly “Brexit” In an article written in Germany’s Die Welt daily newspaper on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain ...

FX Trading: Spot the difference

18 Sep 18
All a mirage Trading in foreign exchange and other fast-paced electronic markets have undergone a number of structural changes in recent years that may require central banks to adjust the way ...

Economics: Trump hits China with fresh tariffs, threatens more if Beijing retaliates

18 Sep 18
Economics: Trump hits China with fresh tariffs, threatens more if Beijing retaliates US President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with Beijing, imposing 10% tariffs on about $200bn worth of ...

Trump – A tariff too far

17 Sep 18
Hard to cushion the consumer blow US President Donald Trump is likely to announce additional duties on around $200bn of Chinese imports as early as today, according to the newswires. It ...

Economics: “Brexit” endgame nears as series of summits begins

17 Sep 18
Economics: “Brexit” endgame nears as series of summits begins “Brexit” talks are set to intensify over the coming week, with the first of three summits that European Union leaders hope will ...

Irish External Trade (July 2018) – Seasonally-adjusted surplus picks up to €3,970m

14 Sep 18
Irish External Trade (July 2018) • Seasonally-adjusted surplus of €3,970m, up from the balance of €3,732m posted in June • Exports up 0.4% month-on-month seasonally-adjusted • Imports down 2.4% month-on-month seasonally-adjusted ...

Economics: Ireland’s external trade balance likely to have picked up in July

14 Sep 18
Economics: Ireland’s external trade balance likely to have picked up in July The domestic economic focus on Friday turns to the external trade figures for July and planning permissions for the ...

Irish Consumer Prices (August 2018) – Annual inflation rate eases back to 0.7%

13 Sep 18
Irish Consumer Prices (August 2018) • Headline annual inflation rate of 0.7%, down from 0.8% in July • Prices up 0.3% month-on-month • Prices also up 0.3% in the month on ...

Irish GDP/GNP (Q2 2018) – GDP up 2.5% in the quarter and 9.0% in the year

13 Sep 18
Irish GDP/GNP (Q2 2018) • Real GDP up 2.5% in the quarter and 9.0% in the year in second quarter • GDP up 9.1% on average year-on-year in first half of ...