AIB Economic Research Unit

Daily Commentary 

  • Gains for equity markets, subdued FX action

    It was another largely uneventful day on the FX front. This was expected as the macro schedule contained little to interest or provide direction. As a result, all the main pairs have spent the last 24 hours in very tight ranges. In level terms, the EUR/USD pair contin Read More..
    November 22, 2017 08:14

Weekly Market Brief

  • 20th-24th November 2017

    The euro remained underpinned over the past week by further good economic data... Read More..
    November 17, 2017 03:46
  • 13th-17th November 2017

    This week’s global macro agenda has a busier schedule to it after last week’s dearth of macro newsflow. Read More..
    November 10, 2017 03:26

Special Updates

  • Eurozone Economic Update

    It is ironic that just as the UK is preparing to leave the EU, the Eurozone has become the fastest growing economic Read More..
    November 20, 2017 02:38
  • US Economy Special

    Current US Expansion Could Prove Longest on Record... Read More..
    September 22, 2017 12:08

Global Economy & Financial Markets

Economic & Financial Forecasts


Irish Economy Watch

  • November 2017

    Services PMI averaged 58.5 in Q3, suggesting further strong growth. Index still strong (57.5) in Oct... Read More..
    November 15, 2017 07:55

Forex & IR Monthly

  • November 2017

    Dollar slide has been halted as main FX pairs become range bound... Read More..
    November 22, 2017 11:52

Interest Rate Forecasts

  • November 2017

    See the latest Interest Rate Forecasts from AIB. Read More..
    November 22, 2017 11:53

Housing Market Bulletin

  • September 2017

    Prices accelerating amid continuing supply shortfall... Read More..
    September 28, 2017 10:06

ECB Watch

  • October 2017

    As expected, the ECB announced today that its monthly asset purchases would be cut from... Read More..
    November 15, 2017 08:14

Forex Forecasts

  • November 2017

    See the latest Exchange Rate Forecasts from AIB Read More..
    November 22, 2017 11:54

Irish Economic Updates

  • Budget 2018

    The Irish budget decit has fallen to a very low level. It is forecast at 0.3% of GDP for 2017 and... Read More..
    November 20, 2017 02:40

BoE Watch

  • November 2017

    As expected, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) increased the Bank rate by 0.25% to 0.5%. T Read More..
    November 02, 2017 03:47

Global Economic Forecasts

  • October 2017

    See the latest Global Economy Forecasts from AIB Read More..
    October 03, 2017 09:24

Irish Economy Presentations

  • November 2017

    Latest slide pack detailing the performance of the Irish economy. Read More..
    October 27, 2017 03:17

Fed Watch

  • November 2017

    The Fed meeting statement did little to alter market expectations that the Fed will hike... Read More..
    November 02, 2017 03:03

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