Regulation review to be fast-tracked
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen confirmed to a credit unions' conference at the weekend that the Government will fast-track a review of credit union regulation.
Spanish finances 'better than here'
SPAIN'S public finances are healthier than Ireland's, the IMF's former chief economist has said. They are also better than those of Greece and Portugal, Kenneth Rogoff told 'El Pais' newspaper.
Firms view cost cuts as solution
Almost three-quarters of Irish companies say cost-cutting is their primary response to the recession, higher than the 60pc average among 3,200 companies in eight European countries surveyed by KPMG. Only half of Irish firms plan to increase exports compared with 60pc of foreign rivals, the survey, published today, adds.
Offer of postcode consultancy work
THE Department of Communications has issued a tender for consultants to work on the implementation of a national postcode system. The system is due to be in use by the end of the year.
Bank programme to encourage risk
The US taxpayer-funded rescue programme set up to save banks from collapse during the financial crisis actually makes future reckless behaviour more likely, the US government's bailout watchdog has said in a quarterly report.