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# Economic

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# Careful Now
Central Bank warns if overheating is allowed, we're in for another boom-bust cycle
The Central Bank said the government needs to avoid policies that could add to this risk.
# Social Research
Changes to how Irish couples were taxed has led to increase in married women working
The changes made in Budget 2000 caused considerable debate and controversy at the time, according to the ESRI.
# financial impact
Ebola lockdown takes economic toll in west Africa
Nearly 2,000 people have been infected by the Ebola outbreak.
# forecast
IMF: Politicians should take advantage of 'favourable' financial market conditions
The International Monetary Fund is to give its official global economic forecasts in two weeks.
Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.
# ccven
Convention votes to strengthen economic, social, and cultural rights
The ninth and final meeting of the Constitutional Convention also voted to emphasis rights to housing, social security, and essential health care.
Column: The discipline of economics has lost its way because of a basic misunderstanding
The relationship between ethics and economics is long-standing – we’ve just been ignoring it, writes Robert Grant.
# Human Rights
Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention
The convention is meeting for the last time in it’s 15-month process with economic, social and cultural rights the topics of the day.
# Economy
Government to publish economic strategy today
The Cabinet met last Thursday to consider the document, which will be signed off today.
Column: Ireland could learn a lot from Hong Kong
Unlike other small open economies, Ireland does not have a single agency dedicated to fighting corruption; our failure to hold people to account for manifest wrongdoing sends a clear message to citizens and international investors.
# inequality
Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers
The radical proposal will be voted on next week in a referendum.
# Plus ça change
Back again: Iceland re-elects the parties blamed for causing financial meltdown
Iceland’s voters flocked back to the two parties ousted in 2009 after presiding over the worst financial crisis ever to hit the country.
# air quality
Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce
An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.
# From the Archives
7 documents from the archives of Irish emigrants in Britain
London Metropolitan University is documenting the history of Irish people in Britain. Here are just some of the things they’ve found for their archive.
# Pay Up
Survey: Small businesses waiting around 67 days to be paid
The figure is slightly better than it was a few months ago – but one third of businesses are still waiting more than three months to be paid.
# Employment
Employment in US companies in Ireland up 15% in five years
The American Chamber of Ireland said that Ireland “cannot be complacent” as other countries are improving their competitiveness all the time.
# China
Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years
The fall comes amid economic turmoil in developed markets and a slowdown in the country.
DPP office "fully stretched" due to economic circumstances
DPP Claire Loftus made the comments in the office’s annual report for 2011, saying she was concerned it could not sustain the same output in coming years.
# Greece
Explainer: What would a Greek eurozone exit look like?
Here’s a look at how the ripples of a Greek exit could spread across the global financial system.
# Punt nua?
Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession
New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…
Column: Who are the winners and losers in the referendum campaign right now?
With nine days to go before referendum day, Dr Jane Suiter of UCC analyses the parties and the latest polls to see how the campaign is playing out.
# Referendum
No second vote if Fiscal Compact referendum is rejected, says minister
“It’s just not going to happen this time around,” Minister Simon Coveney told
# bad planning
The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.
# France
France cuts 2012 growth forecast to 0.5 per cent
The second largest economy in the eurozone has halved its growth projections for 2012 – but insists that it will return to growth next year.
# sad face
It's official: Irish ranks last for happiness in western Europe
Global happiness levels remain high, despite the economic turmoil – just not in Ireland.
# crisis
Sarkozy: We need to rethink Europe to save the euro
In a dramatic speech this evening, the French president said that there needs to be a “rethink” of how Europe is structured – and possibly a new treaty.
# Global Irish
Should we all be learning Chinese?
Treasury Holdings co-founder says Irish students should be learning a Chinese language – Enda Kenny says it’s up to schools. What do you say?
# Bailout
New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI
Ireland could return to normal lending markets by 2014 according to the economic think tank.