Jim Power

Business Correspondent

JIM POWER: After 2018, don’t be fooled by quiet start for stock markets

Last year turned out to be an uncertain, volatile and generally difficult one for equity market investors, writes Jim Power.


JIM POWER: The foundations for the euro were set 20 years ago this week. But I fear that the project would not survive any new crisis

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the start of EMU--the European Economic and Monetary Union.


JIM POWER: With geopolitics to the fore it was not a great year for the global economy

2017 was a great year for the global economy. 2018 was a good year, but certainly not a great one, writes Jim Power.


JIM POWER: It’s been a decent year, given the broader context

As we move into the final two weeks of 2018, the contrasting fortunes of the domestic economy and international developments are continuing to become starker.