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“Positive bad news”? What exports can and cannot do for the Irish economy…

“Positive bad news”? What exports can and cannot do for the Irish economy…

🕔11:07, 23.Aug 2011

  So we know that exports are good for our economy, and that the Irish are good at selling. But as I said, I don’t think exports can magically erase the recession. So it would seem ironic that on the

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Ireland must be doing something right : yet another year of rising exports !

Ireland must be doing something right : yet another year of rising exports !

🕔15:09, 17.Aug 2011

  In a recent press conference in Dublin, the Irish Exporters Association announced that export growth results are “bang on target”, as their mid-year press release trumpets.   6 Billion, really?!   Yes, compared to the same period in 2010,

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Stay put! Put options: how to use them to your advantage and how to calculate your profit

Stay put! Put options: how to use them to your advantage and how to calculate your profit

🕔10:27, 8.Aug 2011

    A put option is the right, but not the obligation, to sell a stock. It is, in essence, an insurance policy on a financial market security. There are two reasons why an individual or institution might buy a

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Paying back Ireland’s outstanding debts: the bad, the ugly and the unexpectedly not so bad

Paying back Ireland’s outstanding debts: the bad, the ugly and the unexpectedly not so bad

🕔11:11, 28.Jul 2011

On July 15, the NTMA (National Treasury Management Agency) published an information note about Ireland’s funding needs. They opened the books, in a way, to show how much Ireland needs and where we are going to find the money –

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Irish bonds downgraded to “junk” status – why you should really take another look.

Irish bonds downgraded to “junk” status – why you should really take another look.

🕔21:01, 13.Jul 2011

On Tuesday, credit ratings agency Moody’s announced that it had decided to downgrade Ireland’s rating to “junk” status. Who do they think they are, you say, and what business have they calling us junk ?! What job does a US credit

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