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Options on default

Tom O'Connor 12/05/2011

Tom O'Connor: Doomsday scenarios have been painted recently by Prof. Morgan Kelly and others concerning the need to abandon to EU/IMF deal on the one hand or totally repudiate the debt on the other. Kelly has suggested we abandon the bailout and balance the exchequer books immediately. Balancing the books immediately is not an option however. The …



A chink of light ...

Michael Burke 11/05/2011

Michael Burke: In the furore about the recent Morgan Kelly article in the Irish Times, in which he advocates a debt default, there has been very …

Who benefits?

Michael Burke 10/02/2011

Michael Burke: This is from the IMF’s latest Interim Staff Report (in effect making sure the Dublin government is doing as it’s told). To quote …

A better way

Michael Burke 04/11/2010

Michael Burke: As the population braces itself for another round of swingeing cuts, the government and the overwhelming majority of the media …

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 …

Lessons from abroad

Michael Burke 20/09/2010

Michael Burke: There is an imminent danger with regard to government finances. The government and its supporters have repeatedly argued that their …

Compare and contrast

Michael Burke 06/09/2010

Michael Burke: The yield on Irish 10-year government debt climbed to 5.7% by close of trading on Friday. This is shown in the chart here. This is …

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