Jim O’Neill: Can a post-Covid boom endure or will inflation come roaring back?
Recent indicators have pointed to a strong rebound but if governments and central banks start to worry that generous fiscal conditions are unwarranted, they could start to tighten the screws
For much of the past year, I have argued that a cyclical economic recovery from the Covid-19 disruption would be stronger than most people expected. In offering that outlook, my emphasis was on the cyclical rather than structural nature of the crisis: the lockdowns were always going to be only temporary; safe and effective vaccines have been brought to market with unprecedented speed; and governments have duly responded to the shock with massive levels of...
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Analysis: Corporate tax threat and cost of Covid supports make for grim financial outlook
There was little to be cheerful about in the latest Stability Programme Update with changes to the corporate tax regime on the horizon as the pandemic continues to hit
Biden’s historic plan for America and what it means for Ireland Inc
The US president’s $5.7 trillion social democratic vision, covering everything from infrastructure to jobs to corporate tax reform, is so ambitious it makes most European leaders look like centrists
More state debt needed to fund PUP past June, says Varadkar
Tánaiste tells Fine Gael TDs that the government needs to borrow more money to pay for further extensions to the pandemic supports
GDP growth projections to drop to 2.4% if Covid-19 restrictions remain past June
The Central Bank warned that the extension of public health measures into the second half of 2021 could mean dramatically reduced growth next year