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NPL woes continue for European lenders

July 1, 2013

Asset quality in Greece deteriorated sharply, while remaining weak in Spain, Ireland and Slovenia. By contrast, non-performing loans are falling steadily in the US.

Ireland climbs out of periphery pit

Ireland climbs out of periphery pit

March 1, 2013

Renewed access to capital markets for both the sovereign and the two largest banks has prompted hopes that Ireland will be able to exit multilateral support programmes successfully by the end of 2013.

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Ireland’s sole survivor offers eurozone funding hope

December 1, 2011

Bank of Ireland avoided nationalisation against the odds, and has even managed to obtain wholesale funding via bilateral transactions. BoI group treasurer Sean Crowe explains the formula.

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Ireland takes first small steps on the long road to recovery

June 1, 2011

The chaos that ensued when the unprecedented economic mess that Ireland had found itself in has calmed, and the country's new government is beginning the unenviable task of repairing its financial system.

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Ireland’s Nama makes careful progress

December 23, 2010

Brendan Mcdonagh, who heads the agency set up to help recapitalise Ireland's troubled banks, admits its task is not easy, but says it is making progress.


Irish government hopes its bad bank will work

December 30, 2009

The Irish government has opted for a 'bad bank' to save the nation's finances by buying up bad loans. With some experts unconvinced this was the best solution, only time will tell if the gamble pays off. Writer Philippa Maister

A 'bad' solution for a battered economy?

June 4, 2009

As Ireland reels from its banking woes, a fierce debate is under way as to whether the government's 'bad bank' solution will be enough to open a route to recovery or whether widespread bank nationalisation is a more realistic option. Writer Philippa Maister

What the bankers say: Ireland

January 2, 2006

The Banker invites CEOs from around the world to discuss the economic climate in their country and institution, and their hopes for the future

Germany thwarts Dublin’s bonds issue ambitions

September 5, 2005

Dublin’s aspirations of becoming a major European centre for the issuance of covered bonds have been dealt a heavy blow by two German banks.

Plenty of action at the EU’s edge

June 2, 2004

Ireland continues to be a magnet for foreign banks conducting international business, and some are now targeting the domestic retail market. Michael Imeson reports from Dublin.

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