Mark Mazower on the Eurozone crisis

Terrific article by Mark Mazower here.

The policy and the role of the European Central Bank during the crisis in the euro area

This Munich speech by Mario Draghi is interesting – here.

Live Register and QNHS

The February 2013 Live Register and Q4 2012 QNHS have both been published by the CSO.

Ireland ripe for M&A surge, says report

There is a short article in today’s Financial Times reporting that the forecast for mergers and acquisitions activity in Ireland in 2013 looks strong. It is tied to a report from the law firm William Fry. High M&A activity is statistically a strongly pro-cyclical variate (but I believe normally more of a lagging indicator rather than a leading indicator).

2013 EEAG Report on the European Economy