Stockbroker Goodbody is calling for the introduction of a state backed loan scheme to help struggling businesses cope with the aftermath of the shutdown of the economy to contain the spread of Covid-19. In its latest economic health check, the group’s chief economist Dermot O’Leary said the level of government support for business here had been much lower […]
The Central Statistics Office has found that a majority of companies have continued to trade through the Covid-19 pandemic.   In the second of the CSO’s new Covid-19 business surveys, conducted in the week beginning May 3, 76% of companies which responded said they were continuing to trade.  But 23.9% indicated they had ceased trading […]
Business output in Dublin stagnated in the first quarter of the year as business activity grind to a halt in March, new figures show today. The latest IHS Markit Dublin Purchasing Managers index fell to 49.9 from 53.7, ending more than seven years of continuous output growth in Dublin.  A figure under 50 signals contraction, […]
New research reveals that Irish businesses are experiencing the worst talent shortage since 2006, with three-quarters unable to fill vacant roles. The latest survey by the Manpower Group says the skills gap increased more than five times over the past decade, jumping from 5 per cent in 2009 to 27 per cent now. The survey […]
Business sentiment rose for the third consecutive month in December, while consumer sentiment remained steady, the latest Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse shows.  The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, showed a reading of 83 in December.  This was up 2.3 on November’s reading but 5.4 […]
Business confidence sinking on Brexit concerns – IoD A new survey shows that business confidence has been severely impacted by the political and economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The latest quarterly survey from the Institute of Directors in Ireland shows that the uncertainty evident over the past 12 months has intensified. It also reveals that 89% […]
Business activity growth at 3 month low, according to AIB PMI survey Business activity in Ireland’s service sector expanded at the slowest pace in three months during July, amid the first reduction in foreign demand since November 2016. According to the AIB Services Purchasing Managers Index survey, overall new order growth eased to a three […]
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