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Sunday 21 January 2018

Election is followed by economics and laughs

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Photo: Dan Reiland/AP
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Photo: Dan Reiland/AP
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

Forget everything else this week. The only news in town will be the US election. Will it be Donald or Hillary?

Both candidates will be in Manhattan for election-night events tomorrow, after states begin closing the polls on a US presidential race that began around 600 days ago.

And of course, don't forget the Brexit vote fallout.

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright makes a statement to parliament about the British government's reaction to a court ruling it must hold a vote before triggering Brexit.

The US economic calendar is light, highlighted by Friday's figures on consumer sentiment for November.

Companies releasing earnings include Allianz SE, Deutsche Telekom, HSBC, Toyota, Toshiba and Walt Disney.

Closer to home, Kilkenomics kicks off on Thursday for four days of economics and laughs.

The programme of over 35 events covers a whole host of national and international issues from the US presidential election: 'Trump | Clinton: Are We Witnessing the Beginning of a New American Civil War?' to the Irish housing debacle: 'How to Fix Ireland's New Housing Crisis'.

Economists from all over the world including Dan Ariely, Tim Harford, Diane Coyle, and Stephanie Kelton will be joined by some well-known comedians from the UK and Ireland including Dara O'Briain, Des Bishop, Karl Spain and Colm O'Regan.

Irish Independent

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