AIB Economic Research Unit

Daily Commentary 

  • Sterling remains on the back foot

    Looking ahead to today, the main release from the UK schedule is retail sales data for July. A modest 0.2% monthly growth rate is being pencilled in. However, given the lack of a sustained benefit from yesterday’s consensus beating labour market updates, today’s data Read More..
    August 17, 2017 08:07

Weekly Market Brief

  • 14th-18th August 2017

    Rising geopolitical tensions over North Korea have seen profit taking in recent days in stocks... Read More..
    August 11, 2017 03:14
  • 7th-11th August 2017

    The sanguine mood of markets was again on show this week in their response to... Read More..
    August 04, 2017 03:10

Special Updates

  • Brexit Update - June 2017

    UK election result could increase prospect of a soft Brexit... Read More..
    June 09, 2017 12:27
  • Brexit Update - May 2017

    This is a summary of the positions and priorities that will underpin Ireland’s engagement in the Brexit negotiations. Read More..
    May 03, 2017 04:21

Global Economy & Financial Markets

Economic & Financial Forecasts


Irish Economy Watch

  • August 2017

    Core retail sales continue to grow very strongly, up 1.8% in Q2. Underlying data show broad based gains... Read More..
    August 10, 2017 12:24

Forex & IR Monthly

  • August 2017

    Dollar loses ground as markets doubt Fed will raise rates much further and... Read More..
    August 08, 2017 03:10

Interest Rate Forecasts

  • August 2017

    See the latest Interest Rate Forecasts from AIB. Read More..
    August 08, 2017 03:11

Housing Market Bulletin

  • June 2017

    Supply shortfall will not be resolved anytime soon Read More..
    June 28, 2017 01:58

ECB Watch

  • July 2017

    ECB patient and prudent, retaining QE easing bias... Read More..
    July 20, 2017 04:24

Forex Forecasts

  • August 2017

    See the latest Exchange Rate Forecasts from AIB Read More..
    August 08, 2017 03:12

Irish Economic Updates

  • August 2017

    Strong growth forces are at work in the Irish economy... Read More..
    August 15, 2017 10:02

BoE Watch

  • August 2017

    BoE holds fire, for now... Read More..
    August 03, 2017 04:16

Global Economic Forecasts

  • December 2016

    See the latest Global Economy Forecasts from AIB Read More..
    December 21, 2016 02:43

Irish Economy Presentations

  • August 2017

    Latest slide pack detailing the performance of the Irish economy. Read More..
    August 03, 2017 10:47

Fed Watch

  • July 2017

    The July meeting statement shows that the Fed remains comfortable with, and intends to continue on its tightening Read More..
    July 27, 2017 11:01

Irish Economic Forecasts

  • August 2017

    See the latest Irish Economic Forecast Table from AIB Read More..
    August 03, 2017 11:06

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Oliver Mangan
Chief Economist

John Fahey
Senior Economist

Dara Turnbull