Electronics industry feels pinch as eastern Europeans go home

With the economy shrinking, unemployment rising and a harsh budget set to strip a layer of income from our pockets, will the electronics and IT industry feel the consumer’s pinch?

18th October, 2008

With the economy shrinking, unemployment rising and a harsh budget set to strip a layer of income from our pockets, will the electronics and IT industry feel the consumer’s pinch?

Car dealers, clothes retailers and restaurants are reporting significant falls in business levels, and there are fears that gadgets and tech toys may be next in the firing line for Irish shoppers looking to rationalise their budgets.

‘‘Things have definitely slowed down since...

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