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 ...

Economics: ECB likely to delay the day of reckoning

14 Jun 18
Economics: ECB likely to delay the day of reckoning The European Central Bank meeting on Thursday is shaping up to be a lively one, given last week’s comments from top officials. ...

Irish Residential Property Prices (April 2018) – Annual increase of 13.0%

13 Jun 18
Irish Residential Property Prices (April 2018) • Residential property prices up 0.7% in the month and 13.0% in the year • Dublin house prices up 11.7% on an annual basis • ...

Economics: US central bank set to hike interest rates again today

13 Jun 18
Economics: US central bank set to hike interest rates again today The Federal Reserve will likely raise its target interest rate to above the rate of inflation for the first time ...

ECB – Questions and answers

11 Jun 18
No decision likely this week The comments last week from ECB chief economist Peter Praet that the central bank will at its latest policy meeting this Thursday, debate whether to end ...

Economics: Irish construction PMI rises to 61.8 in May from 60.7 in April

11 Jun 18
Economics: Irish construction PMI rises to 61.8 in May from 60.7 in April State infrastructure building slowed last month as construction of homes and offices rocketed ahead, a new survey published ...

A tale of two central banks

8 Jun 18
Moving in tandem All eyes next week will be on the Federal Reserve and the ECB. The Fed is almost certain to raise rates again on Wednesday, inching closer to a ...

G7 – US holds the Trump card

8 Jun 18
End game Leaders of the Group of Seven nations are set to meet in Charlevoix, Quebec on June 8/9 for a two-day summit – their first gathering since the United States ...

Economics: Irish building and construction output forecast to have risen 10% in the year in first quarter

8 Jun 18
Economics: Irish building and construction output forecast to have risen 10% in the year in first quarter The domestic economic focus on Friday turns to building and construction output for the ...

Economics: Irish services PMI rises to 59.3 in May from 58.4 in April

8 Jun 18
Economics: Irish building and construction output forecast to have risen 10% in the year in first quarter The domestic economic focus on Friday turns to building and construction output for the ...