"Ireland Business Forecast Report Q1 2015" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Nov 25 2014

Core Views

* We hold an increasingly positive view of Ireland's prospects of an economic recovery over the next few years.
* We forecast above-consensus real GDP growth of 2.3% in 2014, underpinned by our view that consumer spending will begin playing a bigger role in the recovery.
* Ireland will maintain its competitive advantage in the service export sector.
* However, the country's favourable corporate tax regime is likely to come under increasing international pressure in 2014, damaging the country's reputation within the EU and placing government under increasing scrutiny.

Major Forecast Changes

* We have revised-up our forecasts for real GDP to expand by 2.3% in 2014, from a forecast of 2.1% previously, against the backdrop of our increasingly bright outlook for consumer spending.

Key Risks To Outlook

* Risks to our relatively positive growth outlook for Ireland are posed by the potential for any significant downturn in consumer sentiment, possibly the product of a credit event in another eurozone country or fears of a growth slowdown.
* Although Ireland has made significant progress tackling its growing public debt, exiting its EU/IMF bailout in 2014, the large budget deficit implies that there is still a long way to go before the country is completely out of the woods.

Full Report Details at
- http://www.fastmr.com/prod/900621_ireland_business_forecast_report_q1_2015.aspx?afid=303

The Ireland Business Forecast Report helps businesses with market assessment, strategic planning and decision making to promote growth and profitability in Ireland and is an essential tool for CEOs, Chairmen, Finance Directors/CFOs, Managing Directors, Marketing/Sales Directors with commercial interests in this emerging market.

An influential new analysis of Ireland's economic, political and financial prospects through end-2018, just published by award-winning forecasters, Business Monitor International (BMI).

Key Uses

* Forecast the pace and stability of Ireland's economic and industry growth through end-2018.
* Identify and evaluate adverse political and economic trends, to facilitate risk mitigation.
* Assess the critical shortcomings of the business environment that pose hidden barriers and costs to corporate profitability.
* Contextualise Ireland's country risks against regional peers using BMI's country comparative Risk Rankings system.
* Evaluate external threats to doing business in Ireland, including currency volatility, the commodity price boom and protectionist policies.

The Ireland Business Forecast Report by Business Monitor International (BMI) includes four major sections:Economic Outlook,Political Outlook,Business EnvironmentandKey Sector Outlook.

Economic Outlook:

How will the Ireland economic policy-making and performance impact on corporate profitability over 2014-2018?

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