Economic Research Unit

The Economic Research Unit (ERU) provides commentary and analysis on economic and market events in Ireland, the UK, the Euro Area and US.

In addition to a daily blog, the ERU team provides weekly and monthly updates on the major economies, as well as regular reports on the Irish economy.  Our latest publications are available for download here.

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Sterling consolidating for now

26.08.2016 Daily blog

Sterling is consolidating for now around the 85p level against the euro and at about $1.32 against the dollar. The dollar is largely unchanged against the euro, trading just below $1.13 US government bond yields nudged higher  on the back of better than expected economic data and ahead of a speech by the Fed Chair, Janet […]

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    Ireland Newsflash – August 2016


    Employment growth accelerates in Q2; Employment up 2.9% y-o-y, Unemployment steady at 8.4%, Labour force growth of 1.5% y-o-y. Download the newsflash in full here: BOI_IRELAND_NEWSFLASH_AUGUST_2016

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    UK Outlook – July 2016


    Weaker Economy Ahead: GDP to grow by 1.5% in 2016; Employment growth of 0.9%; Unemployment rate to average 5.3%; Inflation at 1.0% Download the UK Outlook in full here: BOI_UK Outlook July 2016

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    Weekly Round Up 26.08.2016


    This week’s highlights: Sterling consolidates; EUR/$ range-bound; Euro area composite PMI edges up in August; US GDP rises 0.3% in Q2. Read the full Weekly Round Up below: Weekly Round Up 26 August 2016

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    The Bulletin – July 2016


    International equity markets have recovered well after falling sharply immediately following the Brexit vote in the UK, with the S&P 500 in the US setting a new all-time high in the process. Core government bond yields have also risen recently though they still remain below their pre-referendum levels. Survey data point to a weaker UK economy ahead and […]

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    Emerging Markets Update – July 2016


    IMF forecasts EME growth of over 4% in 2016-17 : China’s GDP up 6.7% in Q2; Better sentiment in Brazil; Russian economy improving; Indian economy ‘buoyant’. Download the Update in full here: Emerging Market Update July 2016    

Meet the team

Dr. Loretta O’Sullivan

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Michael Crowley, Senior Economist
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Patrick Mullane, Senior Economist
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Conn Creedon, Senior Economist
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Andrew Hopkins, Economist
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