“Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals” – Henry Ford Prices on average, as measured by the CPI (consumer price index), were 0.3% higher in July compared with July 2013. The most notable changes in the year were increases in Education (+4.5%), Alcoholic Beverages […]» Read More..
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein The Central Bank raised its forecast for Irish GDP (gross domestic product) in 2014 to 2.5%, up 0.5%. European bond yields (which move inversely in response to the market price of a bond) fell to historical lows with the yield on Germany’s 10-year Bunds […]» Read More..
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things” – Robert Brault Eurozone economic growth accelerated in July, according to a flash estimate of Markit’s purchasing managers’ index. The headline PMI, covering business activity across both manufacturing and services, rose from a six-month low of […]» Read More..
“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time” – Jim Rohn Moody’s, the ratings agency, noted that it forecasts Irish growth rates “of at least 3% for the next few years,” more than twice the European average. The Irish government said its state-run “bad bank” […]» Read More..
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier Irish Life Investment Managers was named Equities Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year at the European Pension Awards 2014. Irish Life Investment Managers was the only Irish investment company to be recognised in this […]» Read More..
Equities Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year 3rd July 2014 – Irish Life announced today that its investment manager was named Equities Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year at the European Pension Awards 2014. Irish Life Investment Managers was the only Irish investment company to be […]» Read More..
“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” – Mary Kay Ash Residential property prices at a national level, increased by 10.6% in the 12 months to May. This compares with an increase of 8.5% in April and a decrease of 1.1% recorded in the twelve months to May 2013. However, residential […]» Read More..
“All great achievements have one thing in common – people with a passion to succeed.” – Pat Cash Minister for Finance Michael Noonan indicated that he believes a €2bn budgetary adjustment in 2015 will not be necessary to meet the deficit target of 3% of GDP. This follows recommendations from the IMF for […]» Read More..