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IRISH ECONOMY

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OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform
Irish adjusted GNP in 2013 estimated at 1% compared with official level of 3.4%
Irish Economy 2014: GDP shrunk in 2013; Tax-related services exports up €4bn
Irish Economy 2014: Did Ireland add 61,000 jobs in 2013?
Irish Economy 2014: Jobless exports boom 2000-2013; What will change to 2020?
Irish Economy 2014: 61,000 jobs added in 2013; 27,000 in agriculture while high tech fell by 600
Irish Economy 2014: Quarter of additional jobs in 2013 went to foreign nationals
Irish Economy 2014: The politics of jobs announcements and propaganda
Irish Economy 2014: Live Register and activation numbers at 483,300 in February
Number of Irish home mortgages issued in 2013 fell to a 40-year low
Irish prices fell in 2008-2012 but still fifth-highest in EU
The Finfacts Troika: Better times in 2014 and a hangover to forget?
Irish Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020: Where will 300,000 net new jobs come from? - - Part 8
Irish Economy 2013: Unofficial rate of unemployment remains over 20%
Irish Economy: Pharmaceutical patent cliff no growth threat; High exports have low impact
Ireland’s bank debt: A €64bn gift from Europe for cargo cultists looks unlikely
Irish Economy 2012: At least a third of value of Irish services exports is overstated

Irish house price fall from 2007 peak maybe as high as 68%; Prices back to fair value

CORPORATION TAX

OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform
Corporate Tax Reform: OECD says Ireland/ India top global ICT services exporters
Corporate Tax 2014: Irish Government's "flawed premise" on Apple's avoidance
US company profits per Irish employee at $970,000; Tax paid in Ireland at $25,000
Irish Corporate Tax 2014: Noonan signalls publicity offensive on effective rate

Irish Corporate Tax 2014: How official spin and distortion works - in short-term

Corporate Tax Avoidance: US groups from Apple to IBM increase cash 'abroad' by $206bn
Corporate Tax 2014: Yahoo! joins “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” club; IDA Ireland wants more members
Corporate Tax 2014: US proposal of 17% rate for foreign profits
G-20 Australian presidency focuses on tax "leaking bucket"; Ireland still in denial?
Bono's hypocrisy on Africa, corporate tax avoidance in Ireland

INNOVATION

Irish high tech companies predict "major expansion" in 2014; ICT jobs fell in 2013
Global Tech Cluster Rush: More failures than successes likely - Part 1
Global Tech Clusters: Dublin's Silicon Docks - - marketing label or cluster? - Part 2
Irish Innovation: Startup fever and Ireland's dumb enterprise policy - Part 1
Irish Innovation: Israel as Startup Nation, why not Ireland? - Part 2

Irish Innovation: Evidence of science policy failure mounts

Irish Venture Capital: Call for pension investments; Government provides 40% of annual funding
Report on Irish Entrepreneurship: Misguided over-focus on tech sector
Irish Innovation: US research debunks policy makers' myths in Ireland
Irish tech startups may create 1,850 jobs in 3 years from 2014; Zero past evidence presented
Irish Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020: Innovation and entrepreneurs? - - Part 3
Ireland as 'The Global Technology Hub' or a fantasy?
Asian countries top OECD’s latest PISA survey; Ireland improves
Davos 2014: Copying Silicon Valley no jobs engine solution for Europe
Irish Innovation: Bruton launches Big Data research centre; Aspirations, no performance metrics
Facebook's Global Vision: 'Free' mobile internet in a tax-free world
More US VC-backed new companies fail than succeed
Young US firms in high tech down from 60% ratio in 1982 to 38%
Samsung top patent filer in Europe; Switzerland heads patent intensity rankings
EU Innovation 2014: Ireland's assessment based on distorted data
 
Irish Public Procurement: Victorian-era secrecy protects well-connected; Breaks EU law
Irish Government Services to Business - Supports, Grants, Training and Procurement

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OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform - - includes analysis of underperforming indigenous tradable sector

Irish Economy: Data confirms jobs in foreign-owned exporting firms in 2013 below 2000 level

Corporate Tax: US non-financial companies have cash pile of $947bn overseas

Irish adjusted GNP in 2013 estimated at 1% compared with official level of 3.4%

Intel 25 years in Ireland: Employs 2,800 not 4,500

Global Tech Cluster Rush: More failures than successes likely - Part 1

Global Tech Clusters: Dublin's Silicon Docks - - marketing label or cluster? - Part 2

Irish high tech companies predict "major expansion" in 2014; ICT jobs fell in 2013

Irish Innovation: Startup fever and Ireland's dumb enterprise policy - Part 1

Irish Innovation: Israel as Startup Nation, why not Ireland? - Part 2

Global Financial Centres Index: New York overtakes London; Dublin slips to 66 of 83 cities

Corporate Tax 2014: Irish Government's "flawed premise" on Apple's avoidance

Irish Economy 2014: Did Ireland add 61,000 jobs in 2013?

Irish Economy 2014: Jobless exports boom 2000-2013; What will change to 2020?

Irish Economy 2014: 61,000 jobs added in 2013; 27,000 in agriculture while high tech fell by 600

Irish Economy 2014: The politics of jobs announcements and propaganda

Number of Irish home mortgages issued in 2013 fell to a 40-year low

Irish Economy 2014: Gilmore launches Lilliputian wish-list on trade and tourism

China's challenges amidst stunning transformation

American Plutonomy: Richest 5% account for almost 40% of consumer spending

Irish Corporate Tax 2014: How official spin and distortion works - in short-term

Irish Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020: Exports to plunge by €50bn - Parts 1-8 -- 300,000 net new jobs by 2020 via prayer or strategy?

Economic convergence is a myth in Europe and in emerging economies

Richest 85 people worth as much as 3.5bn poorest; Few poor countries by 2035

Google chief says jobs problem will be "the defining one" for next 20/ 30 years

Ireland is one of 'hottest' hotspots for European commercial property deals

Eurozone living standards could fall to 60% of US levels by 2023 - a mid-1960s ratio

Irish food/ drink exports at €10bn in 2013 - - 5.5% of total exports

Irish on average poorer than Italians; Irish prices 20% above Germany's

KPMG says Irish R&D tax credit triggered "massive investment" Fact or fiction?

Forecasting accuracy and a dart-throwing chimpanzee

Wall Street Journal on Silicon Valley dreams of techno-utopias and arrogance

The end of western affluence?

US company profits per Irish employee at $970,000; Tax paid in Ireland at $25,000

Innovation the business buzzword of the decade?

IMF explains “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” tax avoidance

Top 5 US tech firms held $515bn in cash at end June 2013

Women, African-Americans and Hispanics/ Latinos are unwanted in Silicon Valley

Japan's Labour Market: Lifers, temps and banishment rooms

US overtakes Russia & Saudi Arabia in oil/ natural gas production in 2013

FDI 2008- 2012: Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland data require caution; Irish FDI jobs fell in period

Irish Budget 2014: Half of Ireland's workforce have no occupational pension coverage

Irish Budget 2014: Half of Ireland's population on welfare

Nokia, Europe and Japan's old companies versus US young champions

Minister says myth of 'world class' Irish education, a delusion

Irish Innovation: Evidence of science policy failure mounts

Irish Economy 2013: Number of early-stage entrepreneurs in Ireland is low and falling

Finnish lessons for Irish education?

Irish Economy: Average public/ private pay premium in 2010 was 17%; 0% in Finland & Germany

Irish Economy: Debt sales with interest rates at lowest levels since Babylonian Empire

Irish population grows to 4.58m, the highest in 150 years; Foreign-born at 750,000 -- up 25% since 2006

 

Share Prices Irish house prices and property market information
Irish Stock Exchange: Born in 1793 - slowly dying in 2013
Dublin second-hand house prices rose by 17.7% in 2013
Irish House Prices 2013: Dublin prices rose 15.7% in year; National prices up 6.4%
Real value of Irish equities grew by a factor of 96.6 in 114 years 1900-2013
Irish shares rose by 33.6% in 2013; ISEQ index back to early 1998 levels
Global shares rose 20% in 2013; Nikkei best in 41 years, Dow in 18

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Irish Tax 2014/2013 Irish Revenue Online
Tax burden rising on workers in OECD countries Commission on Taxation Report 2009 - - Proposals on Irish tax overhaul
G-20 to support major corporate tax reform; 'Golden age' of no taxes over
Kenny in Davos: Ireland's tax regime is "very clear, very transparent"
Irish Budget 2014 - for delivery October 15, 2013
OECD: Faster job creation unlikely to return employment rates to pre-crisis levels
World cereal production to hit record in 2013; Asia awash with rice
Irish and Eurozone Competitiveness Indicators 1999 - 2009
Irish Central Bank: Compendium of Economic Statistics 2013 [pdf]
Budget and Economic Statistics Ireland  [pdf]- 2013 Economics & Financial data published in Dec 2013
Globalization and Asia’s return to economic supremacy
IMF's Finance & Development: Asia is moving into a leadership role in the world economy

Developing and emerging countries are likely to account for nearly 60% of world GDP by 2030

Global Income per Capita  Irish Statistics

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UK 2008-2013: All net additional jobs of 613,000 in self employment/ part-time

In age of acronym/ Google, Trinity to rebrand as 'Trinity College, the University of Dublin’

Venture Capital 2013: US financing at $33bn; Europe $7.1bn; China $3.5bn; Israel $2.3bn

Report on Irish Entrepreneurship: Misguided over-focus on tech sector

Irish Innovation: Evidence of science policy failure mounts

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INFLATION

Irish Economy 2014: Consumer prices fell in year to February

Irish prices fell in 2008-2012 but still fifth-highest in EU

Irish consumer prices from 1977

Eurozone annual inflation fell to 0.7% in February 2014

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