No housing bubble, Davos is back, and rout of Big Tech shares

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There is a limited risk of another housing bubble developing in Ireland due to stricter rules that have reduced risk in the financial system, the European Commission has found in an in-depth review. Naomi O’Leary reports.

After a gap of more than two years, the World Economic Forum has gathered again in Davos, Switzerland. Joe Brennan is there for The Irish Times and rounds up the main stories on day one of the forum in his Davos Diary.

The shine has gone off equities, amid rampant inflation and war in Ukraine. In our personal finance feature, Fiona Reddan offers a guide to navigating the recent stock market volatility.

New family-friendly workplace policies have been introduced by professional services firm Grant Thornton, in a move designed to help it recruit and retain top talent. It could be a win-win for the staff and the firm, writes Cantillon.


After years of spectacular growth and stellar investment returns, Big Tech stocks have taken a battering in recent months. Should we be worried? Laura Slattery gives her verdict in her weekly column.

In Q&A, a retired couple have a tracker mortgage that has been sold to a third party and wonder if their new lender might be open to an offer to clear the debt. Dominic Coyle offers some guidance.

In Me & My Money, Niamh Shaw, engineer, scientist and writer who lectures at the International Space University in Strasbourg, makes the case for a world without money. Tony Clayton-Lea tells the story.

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