Thursday July 2, 2020

Time to knuckle down and face prospect of no growth

The retail sales figures for February, released last Friday, point to a distinct weakening of economic activity, with the first fall for four years.

26th April, 2008

The retail sales figures for February, released last Friday, point to a distinct weakening of economic activity, with the first fall for four years.

The volume of sales in February was no greater than in the early months of last year, having improved temporarily, and only a little, in the second half of last year. The numbers confirm trends evident in other official Irish data series.

The Central Statistics Office has estimated that real output...

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