Ireland's external assets
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Whitaker, T. K. 'Ireland's external assets'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXVIII, Part II, 1948/1949, pp192-216
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The term ?external assets? as applied to holdings by Irish people abroad would be misleading if it conveyed the impression of a diversity of holdings in different currencies. In fact, over 97% of these external assets are in sterling. The primary explanation for this is, of course, that Ireland's earnings abroad are virtually all sterling earnings. About 90% of Irish exports are consigned to the United Kingdom and most of Ireland's invisible income?from tourism, pensions, remittances, etc, as well as investments?comes from the United Kingdom.
Description:Read before the Society, 29 April 1949
Author: Whitaker, T. K.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXVIII, Part II, 1948/1949
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