Economics – New Reuters poll shows Irish economy set to gather momentum in 2014

11 Mar 14
Ireland’s economy probably grew by 0.4% in the last quarter of 2013 and more robust growth is expected for 2014 as the labour market gains momentum and exports improve, a new ...

Economics – Ireland to hold its first bond auction this week since September 2010

11 Mar 14
Ireland is this week set to hold its first bond auction since its 2010 international bailout. The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) announced yesterday that it will sell €1bn of its ...

Aryzta – H1 2014 results lower than expected due to currency effects

10 Mar 14
Aryzta reported a solid set of results for H1 2014, though somewhat lower than expected mainly due to currency effects. Revenue and EBITA for food Europe and Origin were in line. ...

Fyffes – Full year results announced and company to merge with Chiquita

10 Mar 14
Fyffes has reported full year results this morning covering 2013, but of more importance, the company has announced that is it to combine with Chiquita in a stock-for-stock transaction at a ...

Economics – Irish construction PMI falls slightly to 56.2 in February from 56.4 in January

10 Mar 14
February represented the sixth consecutive month of growth in the Irish construction sector, with firms seeing accelerated new order levels, increasing their staff levels and maintaining a strong air of optimism. ...

Economics – No policy shift from ECB despite low inflation

7 Mar 14
The European Central Bank left interest rates on hold and unveiled no other measures to bolster a fragile Eurozone recovery on Thursday despite forecasting low inflation for years to come. The ...

Economics – Adverse weather to have hit Irish manufacturing output data for January

7 Mar 14
The domestic focus this morning turns to the official industrial production figures for January. In the three-month period October to December, manufacturing output was down 1.6% on the preceding three-month period. ...

Origin Enterprises – Management increase earnings guidance for the full year

6 Mar 14
Origin Enterprises has reported H1 results this morning that show broad YoY declines for the seasonally less important six month period but management are confident for the full year based on ...

Ryanair – Solid EasyJet passenger data for February

6 Mar 14
EasyJet has reported a solid set of passenger statistics for February with passenger numbers increasing to 4.232 million (+2.9% YoY). The load factor for the airline also moved higher to 90.7% ...

Ryanair – February passenger data shows progress

6 Mar 14
Ryanair has reported passenger statistics for February that show increase in the numbers of passengers carried to 4.5 million (+7% YoY) as the airline benefits from recent enhancements to the airline’s ...