Posts by Michael Burke

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MTFS (I) - Things are getting worse, not better.

Michael Burke 10/11/2011

Michael Burke: The forecasts for both the deficit and for the debt level have worsened since April. The government’s Medium Term Fiscal Statement …

Profits and austerity

Michael Burke 25/10/2011

Michael Burke: In all the discussion of the economy and the crisis, one word is hardly ever mentioned - profits. This piece looks at the level of …


Michael Burke 26/09/2011

Michael Burke: There is a widespread discussion in the US financial press and beyond on whether the economy is facing a prolonged period of economic …

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 …

This time, it's different

Michael Burke 06/09/2011

Michael Burke: The ESRI’s latest research paper, ’Irish Government Debt and Implied Debt Dynamics: 2011-2015’ has received much coverage. …

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 …

Irish Success Story

Michael Burke 24/08/2011

Michael Burke: The Irish economy has ‘turned the corner’ so often now that it must be back where it started. The latest commentators to identify …

Panic on world markets

Michael Burke 05/08/2011

Michael Burke: International business news and other TV channels are offering a Babel-like interpretation of the current slump in world financial …

All roads lead to Berlin

Michael Burke 25/07/2011

Michael Burke: The details of the latest EU Summit remain sketchy and on the surface overwhelmingly relate to Greece alone. The Agreement reached by …

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