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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Aidan Regan: A tale of one city and a two-tier economy operating beneath it
If you exclude Luxembourg, Dublin is ranked as the most expensive city in the EU to live in but scores poorly for quality of life, especially if you are in the bottom 70 per cent of earners, rent and have children
Ian Guider: Budget does too little to meet the enormous challenges we face
Budget 2022 doled out a small amount of money to everyone and everything, and not enough to those most in need of it
Dan O’Brien: Politicians on populist spending sprees are a worry for the financial grown-ups
The risk-blindness and complacency of the bad old days seem to be back with the political class acting as though the spending of borrowed money will solve every ill
Future of many thousands of jobs uncertain, warns Central Bank
About 320,000 jobs are still being supported by the pandemic employment wage subsidy scheme – which means uncertainty for those workers when scheme winds down