EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

ERM quarterly

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  • 23 Eanáir 2012 | ERM Quarterly

    Consensus forecasts point to slowing growth in the EU during 2012, with some at least indicating a return to recession. Sovereign debt issues in a growing number of Member States – the response to them and anxieties regarding their eventual resolution – are one important contributing factor. The fourth issue for 2011 includes: summary; current macroeconomic trends and prospects; overview of ERM cases October-December 2011; restructuring at SAAB, Sweden; restructuring in the banking sector; restructuring research notes: Eurofound's restructuring support measures database; note on methodology.

  • 23 Deireadh Fómhair 2011 | ERM Quarterly

    The economic situation continues to be dominated by sovereign debt problems in the eurozone countries. As these continue to remain unresolved, general sentiment has turned negative amid fears of a new second phase of the Great Recession of 2008–9. The third issue for 2011 includes: summary; current macroeconomic trends and prospects; overview of ERM cases July-September 2011; restructuring at Nokia Romania; restructuring in the education sector; restructuring research notes: globalisation and labour markets conference; note on methodology.

  • 07 Lúnasa 2011 | ERM Quarterly

    The EU economy continued to grow over the last quarter with more positive data in particular from core economies.Problems of sovereign debt management however persist in several eurozone Member States and negative economic news from other developed economies has tended to more than mitigate any positive momentum arising from the dynamism of the emerging market economies. Unemployment in the USA has begun to rise again while labour market participation rates are at their lowest level in 25 years. The Japanese economy once again entered a period of contraction following the March 2011 earthquake. The second issue for 2011 includes: summary; current macroeconomic; trends and prospects; overview of ERM cases April-June 2011; restructuring in the public sector; restructuring research notes; note on methodology

  • 27 Aibreán 2011 | ERM Quarterly

    Nearly two years after the technical end of the ‘Great Recession’, there are increasingly divergent patterns of recovery across the EU. Member States in the German – central Europe – Baltic axis are enjoying strong growth and improving labour markets while the debt-laden ‘periphery’ stagnates amidst serial announcements of retrenchment.The first issue for 2011 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM cases for January-March 2011; Job creation and business expansion in the IT sector; Restructuring in the FIAT plant in Termini Imerese; and restructuring research notes.

  • 31 Eanáir 2011 | ERM Quarterly

    The pace of recovery following the 2008–9 economic crisis has picked up somewhat throughout 2010 with the EU forecast to register 1.7% growth in 2010. Uncertainty however persists on a number of fronts. Fears of a double dip recession in the US economy have been reinforced by recent weak employment and growth data. The third issue for 2010 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM cases for July-Sept 2010; sector in focus: job creation in retail; sector in focus: public sector restructuring in Romania; and restructuring research notes.

  • 23 Eanáir 2011 | ERM Quarterly

    Sovereign debt issues dominated the agenda in the final quarter of 2010 as a second EU Member State, Ireland, required EU-IMF intervention in November to stave off default. Given similar concerns in other Member States, a focus on the health of the euro and on individual government deficits and access to market funding will continue throughout 2011. The fourth issue for 2010 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM cases for October-December 2010; sector in focus: Postal sector liberalisation; and restructuring research notes.

  • 30 Lúnasa 2010 | ERM Quarterly

    Europe continues to show signs of a tentative recovery with marginally positive growth and other economic indicators stabilising. There are however persistent concerns over levels of public debt and, to a lesser extent, over the stability of the euro. The second issue for 2010 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM cases for April-June 2010; 1st sector in focus: signs of recovery in car manufacturing; 2nd sector in focus: developments in the media and broadcasting sector; and restructuring research notes.

  • 26 Aibreán 2010 | ERM Quarterly

    Though no longer in recession, the EU economy remains fragile, with growth well below trend rates. Unemployment continues to rise, though at a slowing pace (it stood at 9.6% in the EU27 in February 2010). The first issue for 2010 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM statistics for January-March 2010; sector in focus: european airlines; restructuring at GM Opel; and restructuring research notes.

  • 01 Márta 2010 | ERM Quarterly

    The EU emerged from recession in the third quarter of 2009 but growth remains anaemic ( 0.3%, EU27) and well below trend rates. Unemployment notably continues to rise and its pace of increase has accelerated in the most recent quarter to reach the highest levels in over a decade (9.5%, EU27). The fourth issue for 2009 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM statistics for October-December 2009; employment and restructuring outlook for 2010; collective redundancy data: Lithuania; restructuring in Malta; restructuring research notes.

  • 04 Samhain 2009 | ERM Quarterly

    Europe is slowly emerging from one of the deepest recessions on record with the European Commission predicting positive growth in the third quarter of 2009. The third issue for 2009 includes: current macroeconomic trends and prospects; an overview of ERM statistics for July-September 2009; restructuring in the European shipbuilding sector; collective redundancy data: Denmark; restructuring in Cyprus and Malta; restructuring research notes.

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