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#Economic crisis

# economic-crisis - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

# economic-crisis - Thursday 28 May, 2020

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

# economic-crisis - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF

The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.

# economic-crisis - Monday 21 May, 2018

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action

The turnout in Venezuela’s presidential election was under 50%.

# economic-crisis - Saturday 11 March, 2017

National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins

Inflation and food shortages have been getting worse and worse in the country.

# economic-crisis - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Blood, flies, rotting corpses: Inside Venezuela's crumbling hospitals

The economic situation in the country is so dire that even hospitals are being badly affected.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Russia's heavy drinkers turn to cleaning products over money woes

One doctor says he has noticed a “wave” of complications.

# economic-crisis - Thursday 20 November, 2014

There was a huge drop in 'duvet days' during the economic crisis

Workers across all industry sectors take an average of 5.5 days off per year.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis

Some commentators have noted that Irish news organisations failed to give proper warnings of the impending crash. But why?

# economic-crisis - Thursday 19 June, 2014

What can be done to help Ireland's "unacceptable" rate of jobless households?

A new report has come up with a number of proposed solutions.

# economic-crisis - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession

The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.

# economic-crisis - Monday 2 December, 2013

Column: Betting your business on the domestic Irish market is foolish, lazy and unnecessary

Being ‘the best in Ireland’ is too limited a goal for Irish businesses today; businesses should emulate Germany’s ‘Mittelstand’ approach to drive export growth, writes Patrick Burke.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 24 November, 2013

How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe

No, seriously.

# economic-crisis - Monday 30 September, 2013

Column: The challenges and changes we've seen since the bank guarantee

On the anniversary of the bank guarantee, the leaders of four Irish organisations reflect on the 2008 decision – and the subsequent changes they have observed in their sectors over the past five years.

# economic-crisis - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis

There were 97 additional suicides in Ireland in 2009 with the research pointing out that rates are higher in countries with higher job losses.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Column: The fall of the Celtic Tiger – what next?

The scale of the economic and financial catastrophe that befell Ireland was virtually unprecedented in post-war industrial country history; we need to examine the inadequacies of the Irish policymaking process, write Donal Donovan and Antoin E Murphy.

# economic-crisis - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

France enters recession in first quarter

French economic growth has been sluggish lately as a result of record unemployment and falling household demand – the key driver of the economy.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 12 May, 2013

FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week Party Like It's 2008 This post contains videos

FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week

Cowen succeeded Bertie Ahern at the helm of government on May 7, 2008. Here he is, leading a hometown singsong.

# economic-crisis - Saturday 23 March, 2013

How the Cyprus bank closure is crippling business on the island

“We cannot buy, we cannot sell.”

# economic-crisis - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign

The campaign was focused on rescuing the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.

# economic-crisis - Monday 28 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over?

Most of those attending the World Economic Forum in Davos last week reckoned the four-year crisis is over, but what do you think?

# economic-crisis - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?

A Eurobarometer survey says just over half of us think the worst is yet to come. Really?

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro

That, however, is a drop in confidence in the single currency on the last Eurobarometer survey.

# economic-crisis - Monday 5 November, 2012

US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis

Researchers found that the number of suicides more than quadrupled in the United States between 2008 and 2010, echoing the findings of similar research in Ireland.

# economic-crisis - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to protest against the prime minister and austerity measures.

# economic-crisis - Friday 26 October, 2012

72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant

A survey also showed that only 21 per cent of CEOs believe that Ireland will return to strong GDP growth in 2013.

# economic-crisis - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister calls for early elections

The date for the election is likely to be set next week when the parliament reconvenes for its winter session.

# economic-crisis - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

"Stay out of the eurozone", top Austrian banker tells Czechs

“The Czech Republic now finds itself in a good situation. It has its own currency and its own monetary policy,” said Andreas Treichl.

# economic-crisis - Saturday 28 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.

# economic-crisis - Monday 4 June, 2012

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved

Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.

# economic-crisis - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Taoiseach says fiscal compact WON'T be changed after meeting of EU leaders

Enda Kenny said that any kind of growth deal will be separate to the fiscal compact.

# economic-crisis - Monday 26 December, 2011

New words: the official* glossary of 2011

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Column: If we want to get out of this crisis, we must remember who put us here

The financial markets plunged us into economic meltdown, writes Hugh Torpey – so why are we still listening to them?

# economic-crisis - Monday 15 August, 2011

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

# economic-crisis - Friday 5 August, 2011

Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis?

Irish people are more pessimistic than most Europeans about job prospects and the markets are in turmoil – but do you think the only way is up from here? Have your say.

Europeans feeling more optimistic than they were last year

Latest Eurobarometer survey shows that people are feeling more upbeat about taking control of the economic crisis – but the Irish are one of 13 nations who worry about the impact on jobs.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

# economic-crisis - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Tensions high in Greece as lawmakers brace for second vote Greece This post contains videos

Tensions high in Greece as lawmakers brace for second vote

Protests are continuing ahead of today’s bill, which is needed to push through the austerity measures that were agreed yesterday.

# economic-crisis - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Fears as Greece set for crucial austerity vote

The country’s parliament will decide whether to pass a harsh new cuts package in the face of continuing violent protests.

# economic-crisis - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Thousands march against Spain's high unemployment and austerity

Spain’s prime minister said he expected today’s marches to pass off peacefully, despite violence erupting at Wednesday’s protest in Barcelona.

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