Category: Banking and finance


FT on bailout and banking

23/11/2010

"Ireland’s uninvited helpers seem set on perpetuating Dublin’s dysfunctional policy of throwing good money after bad and filling holes into which …

Cometh the moment of truth

Slí Eile 16/11/2010

Slí Eile: Some international organs of the media are showing a particular interest in Ireland which extends to the voices crowded out in the …

The Banking Crisis is Unresolved

Nat O'Connor 16/11/2010

Nat O'Connor: Today's 'crisis' seems to be more about the timing of key EU meetings than about anything of substance that requires Ireland to tap …

Is Mr (Bond) Market in Charge?

Jim Stewart 12/11/2010

Jim Stewart: (The Governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan is quoted as stating to the Oireachtas Committee on Economic Regulatory Affairs :- …

2011, 2014, the Bond Markets and Growth

Nat O'Connor 05/11/2010

Nat O'Connor: It seems to me that there is some confusion in the way in which international factors on Ireland's deficit are presented to the general …

Burn ALL the bank bondholders

Paul Sweeney 02/11/2010

Paul Sweeney: The Irish government’s cap-doffing attitude to the speculators who lent money to the reckless bosses of Anglo Irish Bank and the …

Collateral Damage from the Bank Collapse

Nat O'Connor 29/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Irish Independent has published a table of major losers from the fall of AIB bank shares. This is merely illustrative of the damage …

Bacon's Mortgage Suggestion Does Not Add Up

Nat O'Connor 18/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: Peter Bacon has suggested that semi-state assets be sold, and the money used to pay off the negative equity part of mortgages, where …

How to deal with the bond markets

Jim Stewart 15/10/2010

Jim Stewart: Recent Government policy decisions (postponing the monthly bond auction, recapitalisation of banks, etc. and other announcements) have …

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