The number of visitors between July and September increased by 7.9 per cent, with a total of 2,440,400 visiting the State during the summer period.  Photographer: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

(...) restaurant and hotels sectors, who described it as vital to sustaining jobs. The Irish Hotels Federation said(...)

Markit said the PMIs point to a 0.2 per cent expansion of GDP in the current quarter, with risks to the downside.

(...) shrank for a second month - and slightly more than expected - while the manufacturing industry contracted(...)

President  Obama launched the last July 4th holiday at the office of technology start-up hub 1776. Photograph: Martin H Simon-Pool/Getty Images

(...) their goal is to support start-ups tackling very big problems in very big sectors such as education(...)

(...)-paying primary and secondary education sectors in your letters pages over the last few weeks. This was made all(...)

Dan Flinter: chairs the PM Group as well as being chairman of the board of ‘The Irish Times’.

(...) to multinationals worldwide, last year recorded a sharp spike in its revenue, which rose more than 80(...)

 New Century House in the IFSC: Offices continued to lead the market, returning 12 per cent in the last three months alone.

(...) parts of the Dublin office market rising by more than a third in the same period. Irish retail(...)

 A construction site in Beijing’s central business district. China’s gross domestic product expanded 7.3 per cent from a year ago in the third quarter, compared with 7.5 per cent in the second quarter and 7.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

(...).Retail consumption contributed 48.5 per cent of growth in the period, or 2.7 percentage points more than last year(...)

Luck and risk: traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

(...) much more likely to experience the agony rather than the ecstasy. Since 1980, 40 per cent of stocks in(...)

(...) capitulation level associated with near-term bottoms (European indices were even more oversold). Additionally(...)

An investor holds a child in front of an electronic screen showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shenyang, Liaoning province.  Photograph: Reuters

(...),” writes analyst analyst Viraj Patel. “Investing in sectors that are likely to profit from reform(...)