Comment & Analysis
Asia view November 2010
Venture capitalism in China is robust despite bureaucracy; China gets more vigorous about collecting taxes; lucrative management coaching opportunities; Chinese banks lend to buy western property.
Banking: EU in paralysis over banks
EU countries have shown more interest in hiding the bad news about banks rather than fixing the problem, writes Nicolas Véron.
Cormac Lucey: Official Ireland doesn’t get it
Cormac Lucey shows the Government’s misreading of the crisis.
Eamon Delaney: Opposition forced to show their cards
Eamon Delaney examines the political fallout from the Green Party proposal for a national consensus with Fine Gael coming out of it better than Labour.
Entrepreneurship: The key economic ingredient
Entrepreneurship tends to get a lukewarm reception in Ireland but it needs to be fostered in the real economy to produce any growth in the future, writes Michael Casey.
EU view November 2010
Brussels deciding on penalties for member states with soaring debts; moves to restore the single market; parliament aims to regulate late-paying governments.
Karl Whelan: Let’s survive the Budget first
Our most urgent concern is the Budget and reassuring bond investors, not the deficit target in 2014, writes Karl Whelan.