August 30th issue
Industry observers say that foreign-owned banks may soon leave the Irish market place, and with NAMA on the horizon, these banks face challenges and an uncertain future. fearghal O'Connor reports on the changing landscape of Irish banking Read full article. Read full article.
As the banking sector tries to compose itself after the recent market collapse, the stockbroking industry is nervously wondering if it faces a similar fate. John Walsh looks at an industry that is feeling the effects of a dwonturn across the sector. Read full article. Read full article.
Even with green shoots appearing in parts of the economy, all businesses are still trying to improve their bottom line. Eoin Hahessy looks at the strategies that can best serve a company looking to ride out the recession and come through unscathed. Read full article
The low uptake in higher level Leaving Cert exams suggests the smart economy could run out of scientists before it even gets going. Patrick Freyne analyses an economy that relies on research students, and looks at where Ireland is failing. Read full article.
Ireland could yet become a leader in the financial services sector, with international insurance companies being one of Ireland's continued successes. John Walsh talks to insurance chief Paul Gillett on the future of the industry in Ireland. Read full article.
Exploration stocks are not for the faint hearted, despite being well funded and showing plenty of promise. Prioinsias O'Mahony profiles Dublin-based Petroceltic and considers the risk involved in such a venture. Read full article.