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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 2, 2012

    Let's hear from some of the less-vocal ECB-ers

    Yeah, yeah. We all know the views on bond-buying from the likes of Draghi, Weidmann and Nowotny. But what about other ECB...

  2. May 14, 2012

    Commodities at five-month lows

    Commodities and gold prices fell to their lowest levels in almost five months on Monday as uncertainty about Greece’s...

  1. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Three senior JP Morgan staff are expected to leave the company this week over the $2bn trading loss, which is continuing to...

  2. May 13, 2012

    Fear grows of Greece leaving euro

    Eurozone central bankers have talked publicly for the first time of managing a possible Greek exit from Europe’s monetary...

  3. March 27, 2012

    Dublin confident of ECB deal to defer payment

    The Irish government is likely to secure a deal with the European Central Bank to defer a €3.06bn cash payment due on its...

  4. March 21, 2012

    Ireland eyes bond to ease debt pressure

    Dublin plans to issue a long-term government bond to cover a €3.1bn cash payment due on its banking debt on March 31 and is...

  5. Money Supply

    August 15, 2011

    Globalisation and groupthink

    As the IMF knows only too well, groupthink played a key role in policymakers’ inability to spot the risk of a major...

  6. April 7, 2011

    Fixed income securities: time to reconsider

    Conventional fixed income securities are a crime against nature – the nature of economic reality. They should be...

  7. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Buffett needs to stop flying solo I once hitched a...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 6, 2011

    Irish GNP warrants, FTW

    It’s not every day that one sees the Irish central bank governor effectively proposing Ireland restructure its debt, but...

  9. April 6, 2011

    Irish debt repayments should be linked to growth

    Damaged far more seriously than that of any other European Union country, the Irish banking system needs a great deal of...

  10. March 31, 2011

    Dublin tries to draw a line under bank failure

    When Brian Lenihan, the former Irish finance minister, set out a rescue package for the country’s troubled lenders last...

  11. March 6, 2011

    Irish parties agree to form government

    Ireland’s Fine Gael and Labour parties are to hold separate meetings on Sunday to approve an agreement for a coalition...

  12. January 7, 2011

    Irish bank governor aims to reassure markets

    Ireland’s central bank governor said he would be “surprised and disappointed” if all the €35bn earmarked to fix the Irish...

  13. December 1, 2010

    Euro crisis calls for a fresh approach

    The European Central Bank’s governing council meets on Thursday amid a sovereign debt and banking crisis tearing at the...

  14. December 1, 2010

    Eurozone central bank chiefs

    What are they for? That was the question facing eurozone nations’ central banks after the euro was created. Now the...

  15. December 1, 2010

    Irish minister hits at ECB over bail-out

    A senior Irish minister has lashed out at the European Central Bank, accusing it of putting the country under “incredible...

  16. November 29, 2010

    Dublin accepts ECB demands

    Ireland refrained from taking action against private investors in its banks that could have sent further shocks across the...

  17. November 29, 2010

    Irish banks remain on a tightrope

    Shares in Ireland’s biggest banks shot up on Monday even as fears arose that the rescue measures agreed by European...

  18. November 23, 2010

    Day-to-day business bears brunt of change

    Deep restructuring is how Patrick Honohan, the central bank governor, describes what is in store for the Irish banking...

  19. November 23, 2010

    Irish banks’ rescue presages radical surgery

    Full-blown nationalisation of Ireland’s banking system sounds extreme, but that option is edging closer as Irish government...

  20. FT Alphaville

    November 23, 2010

    Patrick Honohan is an honest guy, redux

    Or, honest Irish central bank governor vs. dishonest Irish banks. Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Banks shares plummeted on...

  21. November 22, 2010

    Bail-out seen as ‘backstop’ for troubled banks

    Ireland’s financial regulator has said the multibillion-euro rescue fund for Ireland will allow the country’s authorities to...

  22. November 19, 2010

    Ireland’s bail-out: how it affects you

    A European Union-funded bail-out of Ireland would provide reassurance for savers and potentially cause only small losses for...

  23. FT Alphaville

    November 19, 2010

    Ireland likely to seek EU-IMF aid

    Ireland’s central bank governor on Thursday said Dublin was “definitely likely” to ask for a loan “of tens of billions” of...

  24. November 18, 2010

    Overview: Lift from Irish bail-out prospect

    The growing likelihood of an imminent bail-out package for Ireland helped trigger a burst of confidence in the markets,...

  25. November 18, 2010

    Rescue plans focus on Irish banking system

    International Monetary Fund and European Union experts are expected to focus on measures to clean up the banking sector,...

  26. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2010

    Patrick Honohan is an honest guy

    Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance: The intention is and the expectation is, on their [the IMF's] part and...

  27. November 18, 2010

    Ireland likely to seek loan from EU-IMF

    Ireland’s central bank governor on Thursday said Dublin was “definitely likely” to ask for a loan “of tens of billions” of...

  28. November 17, 2010

    One in 20 Irish mortgages in arrears

    Ireland’s economic crisis has left one in every 20 mortgages in arrears, according to official figures from the Central Bank...

  29. November 14, 2010

    Irish elite keen to avoid humiliation

    A protest sign hangs on Grafton St in Dublin’s main shopping district In Dublin on Sunday, Irish government ministers were...

  30. November 11, 2010

    Irish banks still look too hot to handle

    Suggestions by the Irish government that the country’s troubled banks could attract interest from foreign buyers were...

  31. November 11, 2010

    Q&A: Lenihan’s plan looks on shaky ground

    Is Ireland going to have to tap the EU or IMF for a bail-out? The bond markets are clearly betting on it. The banks,...

  32. November 11, 2010

    Ireland has shown grit but must find a magic formula

    Pity the Irish. In the past 18 months, Dublin has repeatedly unveiled commendably bold measures to fight financial crisis....

  33. November 10, 2010

    Irish bank chief eyes foreign buyers

    Patrick Honohan, Ireland’s central bank governor, on Wednesday put a “For Sale” sign over the country’s ailing banks,...

  34. November 10, 2010

    New wave of Irish home loan defaults feared

    John and Patricia Burnett moved back to Ireland in 2000 and bought a house. Mr Burnett lost his job as a truck driver and...

  35. November 10, 2010

    Irish bond yields leap after selling wave

    Ireland’s cost of borrowing shot up to its highest level since the European single currency as a result of a wave of forced...

  36. October 1, 2010

    Irish storm abates as bonds rally

    Ireland appears to have ridden out the immediate storm over the banking crisis, with Irish bonds rallying after the...

  37. September 21, 2010

    Ireland’s dilemma

    Brian Cowen’s “hoarse” performance in a radio interview has led to calls for the Irish prime minister’s resignation. But...

  38. Money Supply

    September 20, 2010

    Irish Troubles

    All eyes on tomorrow’s €1.5bn Irish bond offering. As investors have become more nervous, the head of the central bank has...

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