The latest official headline Irish retail sales figures for May, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), show some light at the end of the tunnel for the retail sector. The volume of retail sales increased by 29.5% in May when compared to April on a seasonally-adjusted basis. This was the largest monthly increase on record, following the substantial fall in the … [Read more...] about Is there life in the Irish consumer?
Towards the second half of 2019, we were becoming increasingly cautious about equity markets and in our January update, we listed a range of issues which could trigger a market reversal from an escalation of the US China trade standoff, Brexit fallout in Europe, a downturn in the US economy etc. Covid 19 wasn’t even on the radar. Since then as we know, it has exploded into a … [Read more...] about Corona Hits the Off Switch on Global Economy
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Climate change could potentially have devastating environmental, social and economic repercussions for our generation and for future generations. I believe that climate change, as well as other environmental, social and governance factors, represent significant long-term business risks for companies. As such, companies which manage these risks can, in my opinion, offer … [Read more...] about Doing more with your investment portfolio!
Changes in global demographics (world population, density, ethnicity, education level and other aspects of the human population) will bring about significant social change, and therefore challenges and … [Read more...] about The future of demographics and social change