Category: Banking and finance


Wiping Clean the Anglo/INBS Debt Slate

Michael Burke, Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 20/09/2011

Tom McDonnell, Michael Burke and Michael Taft: The Anglo Irish and Irish Nationwide debt must become a major political issue. The Anglo/INBS …

Falling Irish bond yields

Michael Burke 30/08/2011

Michael Burke: Irish bond yields are falling. At the time of writing, the yield on 10yr bonds is 8.65%. This is down from the peak of 14.22% on July …

Dealing with Mortgage Over-Indebtedness

Sinéad Pentony 25/08/2011

Sinéad Pentony: The issue of mortgage indebtedness has re-emerged. The number of mortgage holders in arrears for more than 3 months has reached …

Social Impact Bonds - Thinking Outside the Box

Sinéad Pentony 24/08/2011

Sinéad Pentony: At a time when public and private investment is badly needed it’s important to think outside the box and look at different …

Guaranteed Lender of Last Resort

Tom McDonnell 23/08/2011

Tom McDonnell: The often useful VOXEU resource has produced a number of constructive pieces on the debt crisis in the last week or so. Paul DeGrauwe …

Guest Post by Arthur Doohan: "Federalise the Debt" has become a mantra and a “meme” in recent weeks

12/08/2011

There are many people in the world who hope that someone else can, with a few waves and strokes of an implement, make all their troubles go away. The …

Cost/benefit analysis of complying with the ECB’s wishes

Tom McDonnell 27/06/2011

Tom McDonnell: Namawinelake has put up part of the transcript from Minister Noonan's interview yesterday on 'The Week' programme. Evidently the ECB …

A long, long, long way to go

Michael Taft 16/06/2011

Michael Taft: A good step; but a very small step: the Finance Minister’s announcement that the Government will seek a substantial write-down of the …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: The burning of the bondholders

Arthur Doohan 02/06/2011

Arthur Doohan: There is something of a scramble to jump onto the bandwagon of those seeking to attend the 'burning of the bondholders'. What could …

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