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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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Ireland

Ireland

(March 2014) The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2013 is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, the French business school, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, an agency of the United Nations) - - Booz & Company and the Confederation of Indian Industry are also involved - - and the United States long viewed as a leader in innovation, gets a 5th ranking with Ireland (10th), Denmark (9th), Singapore (8th), Hong Kong (7th) and Finland (6th). The US finished behind the Netherlands (4th), United Kingdom (3rd), Sweden (2nd) and Switzerland (1st). The presence of Ireland is due to tax-related IT services output and exports, coupled with apparently Irish company R&D in the top 2,000 company spenders in the world - - Seagate Technology (12.6 %), Covidien (12.5%) and Accenture (11.2%), accounted for 60% of the R&D of companies based in Ireland in 2013 but these companies are 'Irish" only for tax purposes.
(March 2014) The world of higher education is changing quickly and dramatically. An Economist Intelligence Unit research program explores the changes shaping the higher-education market and identify the steps that institutions are taking to flourish and remain relevant in the 21st century.
(March 2014) Merrill Lynch, the US investment bank, which in late 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis was in the process of being acquired by Bank of America, advised the Irish Government that recapitalising Irish banks could cost a maximum €16.4bn - - a quarter of the cost that the sovereign would incur in rescuing the country’s banking system. This week the Department of Finance (DoF) released a 45-page report on options for saving Ireland's post-property boom banking system that it had received on November 18, 2008 -- just few weeks after the Government issued a blanket guarantee to all creditors of Irish banks. Merrill Lynch estimated that both Anglo Irish Bank and Allied Irish Bank would require €5.6bn each in new capital. However, Anglo required €30bn while AIB received €21bn and is almost 100% state-owned today - - the total rescue bill including a bailout of Anglo Irish Bank depositors was €64.1bn.
(March 2014) It has been estimated that over $5bn was raised in 2013 worldwide by crowdfunding platforms for entrepreneurs, projects such as films, music and social causes - - up from $2.7bn in 2012.
(February 2014) Irish 10-year bond yields are down to 2005 levels and the spread (risk premium) with the German bund is 1.52%. In early July 2007, according to the IMF, when the subprime crisis was just placing the world on notice, the spread on the 10-year maturity Irish sovereign bond was still negative. In other words, the Irish sovereign paid a lower interest rate than did the German sovereign. Even in March 2008, when Bear Stearns was rescued—the point at which, in our view, the European banking-sovereign crisis took a decisive turn—the Irish spread was only 30 basis points.
(February 2014) Irish Economy: There is a welcome jobs recovery but the size of it is a little uncertain at present as to Q3 2013, the largest increase was in agriculture, forestry and fishing (+29.3% or 25,100), which may reflect undercounting in earlier periods. The number of self-employed rose by 28,400 - - that's also subject to caution as this number does not reflect a sudden spurt in entrepreneurship. Where would 300,000 net jobs come from by 2020?
(January 2014) The Irish food and drink sector has improved with the help of strong dairy and beef prices. However, it is far from its full potential.
(December 2013) The successful completion of Ireland’s EU/IMF-supported program has left the country in a much stronger position than when its program began, say the IMF’s Ajai Chopra and Craig Beaumont. The end of the international bailout coincides with positive news for the Irish economy and for the first time in five years, economic prospects heading into a New Year are brighter.
(December 2013) Michael Noonan , finance minister, addressed a meeting of analysts at Bloomberg's London headquarters on Friday December 7 and answered some questions.
(December 2013) In the heady days of Ireland's Celtic Tiger in 2000, Mary Harney, tánaiste/ deputy prime minister, remarked that while geographically we Irish are closer to Berlin than Boston, "spiritually we are probably a lot closer to Boston than Berlin." Thirteen years later, Ireland officially exits its international bailout on Dec. 15 under the watchful eye of Berlin while jobs in the American dominated foreign investment sector are today below the 2000 level despite a 20% growth in the workforce.