Market Week

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5th May, 2012
Dermot O'Leary, Goodbody.

The big picture

It was the week that the markets looked at economic prospects and concluded . . . well, not very much.

The overriding fear is that growth in the US is slowing - emphasised by Friday's US jobs report, which showed a smaller-than-expected monthly gain of 115,000. Meanwhile, in the eurozone the fear is, as Goodbody economist Dermot O'Leary put it, that "what was suspected to be a short, shallow recession in the euro area is...

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