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 ...

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 • ...

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 ...

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 ...

UK – “Brexit” backstop

8 Jun 18
Another fudge The British government set out its plans for a one-year backstop plan for the Irish border on Thursday, finding an agreement on only part of what has become Prime ...

Irish Consumer Prices (May 2018)

7 Jun 18
Irish Consumer Prices (May 2018) • Headline annual inflation rate of 0.4% as against -0.4% in April • Prices up 0.6% month-on-month • Prices also up 0.6% in the month on ...

Italy – Copycat politics

7 Jun 18
A leaf from Trump’s playbook Italy’s new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte promised yesterday to bring radical change to the country as he sought and got approval from the country’s Senate for ...

Economics: Latest Irish consumer prices data to show inflationary pressures still fairly tame

7 Jun 18
Economics: Latest Irish consumer prices data to show inflationary pressures still fairly tame The domestic economic focus on Thursday turns to the consumer price index for May, which will be released ...

Irish Monthly Unemployment (May 2018)

6 Jun 18
Irish Monthly Unemployment (May 2018) • Seasonally-adjusted number of unemployed at 139,000, a monthly drop of 1,800 • Unemployment rate falls to 5.8%, its lowest rate since April 2008 • Jobless ...