Irish Q3 GDP falls 1.9% against expectations for just a 0.5% decline, moving the country from...

|By:, SA News Editor
Irish Q3 GDP falls 1.9% against expectations for just a 0.5% decline, moving the country from among the EU's best economic performers to the worst, save Greece. Q2 GDP is revised down to 1.4% growth from 1.6%. GNP - considered by some a better indicator because it strips out volatile earnings of multinationals - dives 2.2% vs. estimates of coming in flat.