Seven years on from the banking crisis in the UK, the economy is showing strong signs of recovery. However, the election on 7th May promises to be one of the more unpredictable in recent memory. In this article, Conall Mac Coille, Davy’s Chief Economist, outlines his view on what the election may bring and assesses the health of the economy.
The upcoming general election in the UK could have implications for the UK’s relationship with both the EU and Ireland. In this article, Robbie Kelleher, Senior Investment Strategist, examines the likelihood of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union and the potential impact that a British exit (or ‘Brexit’) would have on trade with Ireland.
As the UK prepares for a tightly-fought general election next month, investor attention is likely to focus on the threat that political instability could have on the British pound. In this article, David Hillery, Investment Strategist, looks at sterling’s turbulent past and some episodes of weakness over the last four decades.
We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, but what are we teaching our kids about how to manage it?
Towards the end of January the ECB announced a Quantitative Easing ('QE') programme worth €60 billion per month. This begs the question as to what is QE, what are its consequences and will it work in Europe. In this article Investment Strategist David Hillery delves into the workings of the asset purchasing programme and what effect it is likely to have in the Eurozone.
We grew up with the familiar saying, “the more you learn, the more you’ll earn,” and it’s true—education pays—but more education also leads to lower unemployment.
The collapse in the price of oil has dominated headlines in recent months. In this article, we look at the reasons behind this and how a significant pullback in the share price of energy companies as a result of the fall can provide an opportunity for investors.
Now is the time to set your goals for 2015, and to help, we have suggested five steps that will make sure your financial plan is right on track. Remember, – one step at a time for a greater success rate.
What will 2015 bring for the world economy? In this article, we discuss the outlook for the five main global economic regions - the United States, the Eurozone, China, the United Kingdom and Japan. We see that it’s not a uniform picture due to diverging central bank policy which will see each region moving on different paths.
2014 saw the continued recovery in the Irish economy on a number of measures. In this article, we look at the performance of the economy in 2014 and look ahead to 2015 and the key policies challenges that the government must address to ensure the nascent recovery continues.