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#Economic crisis

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF Economic Crisis

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF

The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.

From TheJournal.ie US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action Venezuela

US slams 'sham' Venezuelan elections and threatens action

The turnout in Venezuela’s presidential election was under 50%.

From TheJournal.ie National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins Economic Crisis

National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins

Inflation and food shortages have been getting worse and worse in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Blood, flies, rotting corpses: Inside Venezuela's crumbling hospitals Economic Crisis

Blood, flies, rotting corpses: Inside Venezuela's crumbling hospitals

The economic situation in the country is so dire that even hospitals are being badly affected.

From TheJournal.ie Russia's heavy drinkers turn to cleaning products over money woes Under The Counter

Russia's heavy drinkers turn to cleaning products over money woes

One doctor says he has noticed a “wave” of complications.

From TheJournal.ie There was a huge drop in 'duvet days' during the economic crisis I'm Not Sick

There was a huge drop in 'duvet days' during the economic crisis

Workers across all industry sectors take an average of 5.5 days off per year.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis Journalism

Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis

Some commentators have noted that Irish news organisations failed to give proper warnings of the impending crash. But why?

From TheJournal.ie What can be done to help Ireland's "unacceptable" rate of jobless households? Unemployment

What can be done to help Ireland's "unacceptable" rate of jobless households?

A new report has come up with a number of proposed solutions.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession Secondary School

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession

The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Betting your business on the domestic Irish market is foolish, lazy and unnecessary Opinion

Column: Betting your business on the domestic Irish market is foolish, lazy and unnecessary

Being ‘the best in Ireland’ is too limited a goal for Irish businesses today; businesses should emulate Germany’s ‘Mittelstand’ approach to drive export growth, writes Patrick Burke.

From TheJournal.ie How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe Economic Crisis

How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe

No, seriously.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The challenges and changes we've seen since the bank guarantee Opinion

Column: The challenges and changes we've seen since the bank guarantee

On the anniversary of the bank guarantee, the leaders of four Irish organisations reflect on the 2008 decision – and the subsequent changes they have observed in their sectors over the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis Suicide

Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis

There were 97 additional suicides in Ireland in 2009 with the research pointing out that rates are higher in countries with higher job losses.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The fall of the Celtic Tiger – what next? Opinion

Column: The fall of the Celtic Tiger – what next?

The scale of the economic and financial catastrophe that befell Ireland was virtually unprecedented in post-war industrial country history; we need to examine the inadequacies of the Irish policymaking process, write Donal Donovan and Antoin E Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie France enters recession in first quarter Eurozone

France enters recession in first quarter

French economic growth has been sluggish lately as a result of record unemployment and falling household demand – the key driver of the economy.

From TheJournal.ie FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week Party Like It's 2008 This post contains videos

FLASHBACK: Brian Cowen became Taoiseach five years ago this week

Cowen succeeded Bertie Ahern at the helm of government on May 7, 2008. Here he is, leading a hometown singsong.

From TheJournal.ie How the Cyprus bank closure is crippling business on the island On The Brink

How the Cyprus bank closure is crippling business on the island

“We cannot buy, we cannot sell.”

From TheJournal.ie Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign Cyprus

Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign

The campaign was focused on rescuing the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over?

Most of those attending the World Economic Forum in Davos last week reckoned the four-year crisis is over, but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?

A Eurobarometer survey says just over half of us think the worst is yet to come. Really?

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro The Euro

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro

That, however, is a drop in confidence in the single currency on the last Eurobarometer survey.

From TheJournal.ie US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis Research

US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis

Researchers found that the number of suicides more than quadrupled in the United States between 2008 and 2010, echoing the findings of similar research in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day' Italy

Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to protest against the prime minister and austerity measures.

From TheJournal.ie 72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant Markets

72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant

A survey also showed that only 21 per cent of CEOs believe that Ireland will return to strong GDP growth in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli Prime Minister calls for early elections Israel

Israeli Prime Minister calls for early elections

The date for the election is likely to be set next week when the parliament reconvenes for its winter session.

From TheJournal.ie "Stay out of the eurozone", top Austrian banker tells Czechs Friendly Advice

"Stay out of the eurozone", top Austrian banker tells Czechs

“The Czech Republic now finds itself in a good situation. It has its own currency and its own monetary policy,” said Andreas Treichl.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved Labour Party

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved

Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says fiscal compact WON'T be changed after meeting of EU leaders Summit

Taoiseach says fiscal compact WON'T be changed after meeting of EU leaders

Enda Kenny said that any kind of growth deal will be separate to the fiscal compact.

From TheJournal.ie New words: the official* glossary of 2011 New Words

New words: the official* glossary of 2011

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Column: If we want to get out of this crisis, we must remember who put us here Opinion

Column: If we want to get out of this crisis, we must remember who put us here

The financial markets plunged us into economic meltdown, writes Hugh Torpey – so why are we still listening to them?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble Opinion

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis?

Irish people are more pessimistic than most Europeans about job prospects and the markets are in turmoil – but do you think the only way is up from here? Have your say.

From TheJournal.ie Europeans feeling more optimistic than they were last year Optimism

Europeans feeling more optimistic than they were last year

Latest Eurobarometer survey shows that people are feeling more upbeat about taking control of the economic crisis – but the Irish are one of 13 nations who worry about the impact on jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis Euro Crisis

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions high in Greece as lawmakers brace for second vote Greece This post contains videos

Tensions high in Greece as lawmakers brace for second vote

Protests are continuing ahead of today’s bill, which is needed to push through the austerity measures that were agreed yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Fears as Greece set for crucial austerity vote Greece

Fears as Greece set for crucial austerity vote

The country’s parliament will decide whether to pass a harsh new cuts package in the face of continuing violent protests.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march against Spain's high unemployment and austerity Spain

Thousands march against Spain's high unemployment and austerity

Spain’s prime minister said he expected today’s marches to pass off peacefully, despite violence erupting at Wednesday’s protest in Barcelona.

From TheJournal.ie "Paddy likes to know what the story is" - Ireland's Taoiseach-in-waiting promises to tell the truth GE11

"Paddy likes to know what the story is" - Ireland's Taoiseach-in-waiting promises to tell the truth

Enda Kenny says once he has the full facts about the economic crisis, he’ll keep us informed.