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Quarterly Economic Commentary, July 1997

Baker, T.J. and Duffy, David and Duggan, Delma (1997) Quarterly Economic Commentary, July 1997. [Working Paper]

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    The rapid growth of the Irish economy is continuing. It now seems likely that real GNP in 1997 will increase by about 7 per cent, compared with the annual average rise of 7Yz per cent shown in official estimates for the past three years. Annual average employment is forecast to rise by just over 50,000, and a further substantial improvement in the public finances is certain, with the EBR perhaps falling to about £100 million or 0.2 per cent of GNP. Some slight acceleration in the rate of consumer price inflation seems likely in the second half of the year, leading to an annual average increase of about 1% per cent. However, the achievement of the authorities in maintaining the Irish pound as one of the most stable currencies in Europe, on a trade-weighted basis, over the past twelve months should preclude a more rapid rise in prices in 1997.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 08:29
    Number of Pages: 43
    Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 08:29

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