How do we compare?

  by Economics Correspondent Seán Whelan As we glide into the Irish Budget for 2014, its easy to forget that we are not the only country facing a big fiscal challenge, and making significant budget adjustments. Our adjustment – now confirmed at €2.5 billion – is roughly 1.5% of GDP.  The IMF’s annual Fiscal Monitor, just published, sets out what other high debt countries are doing to close their fiscal deficits.  And yes, we do figure in their top ten …