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#TwitterIPO

On the 12th of September 2013, clinic Twitter announced it was finally ready to spread its wings. A tweet of 135 characters announced one of the year’s biggest financial stories: Twitter was filing for an IPO. A not so public…

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Students Will Do Well not to Fall into Old Habits of Previous Generation

The transition of the final quarter of 2013 into the New Year has sparked an unfamiliar sense of optimism amongst business, economic and political discussions across the country. On the 6th of October 2013, I sat down and opened the…

$3n – $4bn price tag on Snapchat – Obscene or Justified?

Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It’s run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent. Yet the instant photographic communication app has attracted a $3bn all-cash offer from Facebook…

The Japanese Economy – “Abenomics” & The 2020 Olympics

Abenomics ‘Abenomics’ refers to the economic policies advocated by Shinz? Abe, ampoule the current Prime Minister of Japan, cialis who assumed office on the 26th December 2012. The “three arrows” of Abenomics, are symbolic of the three major components of…

UCD Marks 10 Years of Successful Innovation at NovaUCD

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the official opening of NovaUCD, the centre for new ventures and entrepreneurs in UCD. To mark this anniversary, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, has officially launched a report highlighting the economic…

Cyprus shows how ECB has changed

As Ireland has already shown, pills you don’t need to have a big proportion of euro area GDP to destabilise the currency area. Cyprus is doing a stellar job of reinforcing that point. The Cypriot crisis has evolved as follows,…

The most influential rejected vote

The collapse of Lehman Brothers brought the global economy very close to the brink. The decision that was taken to allow the bank to go under has reshaped the landscape of the post Lehman financial system. Focus now turns to…

Frontier Markets – Building on the BRICs

While much public discussion on emerging markets focuses on “mainstream” economies in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions, site investors are increasingly turning their attention to frontier economies. With a backdrop of historically low fixed income yields and considerable uncertainties…

Water Charges Make Sense

Like it or not, you will be paying for your water shortly. By the start of 2014 water charges are planned to be introduced in accordance with the terms of the EU/IMF bailout. However, with a local election scheduled for…

Abe Attempts to Resuscitate a Dormant Japan

We here in Ireland know too well the short term consequences of a spectacular financial boom and bust. In recent weeks we have been led to believe that our economic woes have hit rock bottom and are on the rebound….

Mortgagae crisis stalls recovery

Given that Ireland has experienced one of the most spectacular housing booms and bust, capsule it is of little surprise that many are now struggling to pay the mortgage. Many received loans which are simply unaffordable now, cialis due to…

Irish Business Schools Require Culture Change

Ireland currently stands at a crucial point in her history. Almost 100 years following Easter 1916 and over 200 years since the Act of Union, cialis sale Ireland has lost her sovereignty and is dependent on other countries money to…