Tuesday 27 June 2017

Brendan Keenan: Growth now our Holy Grail

If government forecasts prove inaccurate yet again, we could face even more misery on the bond markets

IF winter comes, can spring be far behind? A long, long way behind, if you ask me.

An awful lot is going to happen between now and Easter. But at least the skies will be clearer by then. Not necessarily brighter, but clearer. That would be something.

The more poor Brian Lenihan tries to inject some certainty into the proceedings, the more confused everything gets. Almost simultaneously with the announcement of the Budget target for this year and the medium-term growth assumptions, the political situation suffered a kind of nervous breakdown.

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