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Comparison of EU Bank Bailouts

16/01/2013

Michael Taft uses Eurostat data here to compare the 'direct' impacts on General Government Deficits caused by the EU's numerous bank bailouts. In some cases these figures dont even capture the full cost of the bailouts as, for example, in the case of Ireland the €20 billion taken from the National Pension Reserve Fund is not included in the …



Fiddling while Europe burns

Paul Sweeney 07/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: Today’s Financial Times tells us that in an effort to persuade Spain to accept a bailout, “unlike earlier bailouts for Greece, …

The ECB and the Forthcoming Referendum

James Stewart 26/04/2012

Jim Stewart: A recent speech delivered by Mr Asmussen (Executive Director of the ECB) at a seminar organised by the IIEA in Dublin (The Irish Case …

Irish Bonds Tempt Buyers Again After Banks Blow Up: Euro Credit

Sheila Killian 09/01/2012

Sheila Killian: There’s an interesting article on Bloomberg, by Dara Doyle and Cormac Mullen. Interesting, that is, in the Confucian sense of …

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 …

Four Truths about the Irish situation (and one possible solution)

Nat O'Connor 17/12/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Government's four-year recovery plan doesn't address the issue of the banks. Without addressing this issue, the credibility of the …

How much are the bank bailouts going to cost us?

Nat O'Connor 31/03/2010

Nat O'Connor: There is a lack of clarity about just how much the bank bailout will cost ordinary people. But based on recent news, the estimated …

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