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# trade - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Five companies went bust each day of July, says Vision-net

Half of those stress-tested by the credit and risk analyst also showed signs of being on the brink of failure.

# trade - Friday 13 July, 2012

Exports bounce back in May Yay

Exports bounce back in May

Ireland’s export-led recovery continues.

# trade - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Irish firms ink €17.6million in trade deals with France

Richard Bruton returns to Ireland today after a three-day trade mission.

# trade - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Irish companies sign French deals worth €13m

Agri contracts agreed for Irish companies Dromone, Samco and Dairymaster.

# trade - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Ireland launches trade mission to France

Minister Bruton, Enterprise Ireland and dozens of Irish companies are taking part in the three-day trade trip to boost Irish exports.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning.

# trade - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Ireland's trade to grow 125 per cent by 2026: report

HSBC is forecasting strong growth for Ireland’s trade, particularly in key sectors like pharma and agri-food.

# trade - Monday 18 June, 2012

Exports and imports dive in April

The latest data from the CSO shows the lowest seasonally-adjusted monthly export figures since March 2010.

Moscow calling: Government leads trade mission to Russia

After two record years, the five-day trip hopes to boost trade ties with Russia even further.

# trade - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

EU Parliament calls for tighter regulation of arms trade

New UN Arms Trade Treaty should require the public disclosure of all arms deals by UN members, says Parliament.

# trade - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle

Former trader Nick Leeson is fed up with the light-touch reporting on the Bloxham demise – and with what he deems as inaction by the Central Bank and Financial Regulator.

# trade - Friday 25 May, 2012

EU takes legal action against Argentina over imports policy

The European Union says Argentina insists on pre-approving imports, a policy which effectively throttles EU exports.

# trade - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Revealed: the single country that's hurting Ireland's trade balance

There’s one single country from which we are importing more and more stuff – and it’s hurting our overall trade figures.

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GALLERY: Ireland's 20 most improved trading partners in 2011

We’ve ranked the countries with which Ireland has the best surplus of exports – and seen where that’s grown in 2011.

# trade - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Fornication, planning and right-wing dictatorship: the week in statistics

Plus – the man who came back from the dead, the amount we have to spend each month, and how many Nokias in Manchester United?

# trade - Thursday 19 April, 2012

China fish trial ‘major boost’ for Irish fisheries – Simon Coveney

Ireland’s trade mission to China has secured 155 per cent increase on its quota for boarfish, which has been described as a “real opportunity and a boost to Irish fishermen and processors”.

# trade - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Imports and exports down in February – CSO

Ireland’s trade surplus declined by €197 million over the first two months of 2012, with both exports and imports falling.

# trade - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Ireland to share horse breeding knowledge with China

But the tips won’t come cheap.

# trade - Friday 23 March, 2012

Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip

It has been billed by the Government as a trade mission but should human rights issues be ignored?

# trade - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics

Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…

# trade - Friday 16 March, 2012

Irish exports recover in January to follow record trade surplus

CSO figures show that the trade surplus reached €3.25 billion in January, while the confirmed figures for 2011 are the best ever.

# trade - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Trade surplus falls by 23 per cent in December

Ireland’s seasonally adjusted exports fell by €750m in December 2011, while imports rose to chip away at the trade balance.

# trade - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Record levels of Irish exports in 2011 - Enterprise Ireland

The enterprise agency has painted a positive picture for exports in 2011 despite them falling by nearly 5 per cent in October.

# trade - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Explainer: Why would Ireland stick with the euro?

Amid market pressure on the single currency and a major EU summit to ease that pressure, read up on’s guide to why Ireland wants to keep the euro.

# trade - Monday 21 November, 2011

China predicts grim outlook for global economy during trade talks

China has insisted that “imbalanced growth” is better than balanced recession – confirming it plans to focus on bolstering its own economy before addressing trade strains with other countries.

# trade - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Column: Is the euro really essential to our economy?

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy doesn’t want to see us drop the euro – but if it’s a choice between staying in the eurozone or keeping control of our domestic fiscal affairs…

# trade - Friday 21 October, 2011

Exports up 10 per cent in one month

The CSO’s latest figures show that exports increased by 10 per cent in August – good news following a poor performance in July.

# trade - Friday 23 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge WIN: Tickets to this weekend's Irish Craft Beer fest Competition

WIN: Tickets to this weekend's Irish Craft Beer fest

Craft brewers of Ireland are showcasing their wares in Dublin’s RDS weekend – and they want readers to join them…

# trade - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Exports fall by 12 per cent in just one month

The value of Irish exports fell by €935m in July – denting hopes that external trade could help to refloat Ireland’s economy.

# trade - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Irish export growth to slow as outlook for key markets dims - NIB

National Irish Bank is less optimistic on Irish export growth as eurozone economies slow down.

# trade - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Ireland records its highest ever trade surplus

Ireland’s trade surplus hit its highest level in June as exports rose by almost 6 per cent.

# trade - Monday 18 July, 2011

Ireland's trade surplus rises 44% in May

New figures from the CSO show that Irish imports fell sharply in May.

# trade - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Yes, the global economy is in turmoil... but banks have to start lending

Ireland needs to order its banks to resume lending to small and medium businesses in order to fuel a recovery, argues Nick Leeson.

# trade - Thursday 30 June, 2011

(Short) stay now: Visa waivers for Olympic visitors

Government launches new visa waiver programme for 16 countries to entice them over to Ireland during the London 2012 Olympics and beyond…

# trade - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Exports fall for second month in a row

Ireland’s exports dropped by almost €200million in April – but overall figures show they are still significantly higher than in 2010.

# trade - Monday 11 April, 2011

China posts trade deficit for first quarter of this year

Suggestions have surfaced about one of the world’s largest economies slowing down after China posted its first quarterly trade deficit in seven years.

# trade - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Irish exports hit €162.7bn for 2010

Latests data shows an increase of 6 per cent in Irish exports for last year compared with 2009.

# trade - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

From Business ETC Exports rose during 2010: CSO Trade

Exports rose during 2010: CSO

The value of exports increased by six per cent in 2010 on the previous year, driven partly by the pharmaceutical industry.

# trade - Friday 19 November, 2010

Irish exporting sector continues to boom

The trade surplus – the amount by which Ireland’s exports exceed its imports – grew in September.

# trade - Monday 13 September, 2010

Drinks industry warns of pub "meltdown"

Sales of drink are up for the year, but fewer people are drinking it pubs.