Irish Economy

EU-Asia free trade agreements – the current state of play

EU-Asia free trade agreements

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD outlines the current state of play regarding free trade agreements between the EU and Asia and what this means for Ireland. IT is widely expected that by next year over 90pc of future global economic growth will take place outside Europe. Much of this will be propelled by dynamic economies in Asia. In that region China alone could account for a third of this economic expansion. China is often seen as the regional powerhouse because of its size, economic growth and its potential as economic transformation continues apace. And we have worked hard to develop stronger links with it. As many…

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Analytics software firm Presidion creating 20 graduate jobs

Dublin-based provider of analytics software and services Presidion is to expand into the UK, and plans to recruit 20 graduates over the next three years. Originally SPSS Ireland, Presidion was set up in 1995 and has evolved to have over 500 accounts and thousands of customers in Ireland. It is a key strategic partner of IBM in the field of predictive analytics and currently employs 14 people. Minister of State for Small Business John Perry TD announced the re-branding of Presidion, its expansion into the UK market and the graduate programme. In his speech, he stressed the significance and importance of growth in the Irish indigenous economy, and that Presidion…

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