Commercial Property

Tech lay-offs and rising interest rates create chilly environment for Irish property investors

Significant write-downs in the value of Irish commercial property seem inevitable this year as markets adjust to the changed macro-economic environment

For senior leaders of the European Central Bank (ECB), language matters. When speaking to the media or in any public forum, Christine Lagarde, the bank’s president, is very careful in the words and phrases she uses when talking about monetary policy.

As the head of the second most influential central bank in the world, Lagarde has learned how important it is to carefully guide financial markets around upcoming changes in monetary policy, often using subtle ...