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#Banking Crisis

# banking-crisis - Monday 5 September, 2011

Column: David Drumm and Anglo fiddled while Rome burned
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: David Drumm and Anglo fiddled while Rome burned

Sep 5th 2011, 8:44 AM 2,851 Views 29 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson concludes that revelations about how Anglo Irish Bank ‘partied’ at the end shows the measure of executives’ contempt – and the extent of David Drumm’s abuse of his post.

# banking-crisis - Monday 1 August, 2011

Column: Anglo-Irish execs should be made to co-operate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Anglo-Irish execs should be made to co-operate

Aug 1st 2011, 10:00 AM 10 Views 18 Comments

As we approach the third anniversary of those infamous meetings to prop up Anglo-Irish Bank, former trader Nick Leeson asks why the investigation is proving “spectacularly lethargic”.

# banking-crisis - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Yes, the global economy is in turmoil... but banks have to start lending
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, the global economy is in turmoil... but banks have to start lending

Jul 4th 2011, 1:15 PM 504 Views 6 Comments

Ireland needs to order its banks to resume lending to small and medium businesses in order to fuel a recovery, argues Nick Leeson.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Poll: Should the Irish public be given shares in bailed-out banks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Irish public be given shares in bailed-out banks?

Jun 23rd 2011, 11:21 AM 2,662 Views 47 Comments

The UK is considering creating ‘people’s banks’ by distributing shares in certain banks to members of the public.

UK may give the public shares in bailed-out banks
# People's Bank
# People's Bank

UK may give the public shares in bailed-out banks

Jun 23rd 2011, 11:04 AM 253 Views 2 Comments

Nick Clegg backs plan for every voter to be issued with shares in RBS and Lloyds.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Column: Why going after the Financial Regulator is a waste of money
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why going after the Financial Regulator is a waste of money

Jun 21st 2011, 1:08 PM 18 Views 8 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson says lessons never seem to be learned by regulators – but we should focus on some suggestions from the British Chancellor to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Column: Dutch bankers have signed up to a code of ethics - if only it were that easy
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Dutch bankers have signed up to a code of ethics - if only it were that easy

May 17th 2011, 5:46 PM 10 Views 0 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson once thought he was a ‘Master of the Universe’ – and says recent scandals show that arrogance is still rife in financial power circles.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Call to revoke David Drumm's US visa
# David Drumm
# David Drumm

Call to revoke David Drumm's US visa

May 12th 2011, 2:02 PM 1,858 Views 0 Comments

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to hear appeal that the government ask US authorities for help in bringing former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank back to Ireland for questioning.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Olli Rehn says Ireland should get cut in bailout rate
# Good News
# Good News

Olli Rehn says Ireland should get cut in bailout rate

May 10th 2011, 3:36 PM 794 Views 0 Comments

The EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner tells Strasbourg press conference that Ireland should get a cut in its bailout interest rate.

# banking-crisis - Friday 6 May, 2011

Financial regulator says bank boards will be overhauled
# Bankers
# Bankers

Financial regulator says bank boards will be overhauled

May 6th 2011, 2:02 PM 187 Views 0 Comments

Matthew Elderfield says that any board members who were sitting prior to the 2008 bank guarantee scheme will have stepped down by the end of 2011.

# banking-crisis - Friday 29 April, 2011

AIB lost €10.4 billion in 2010
# AIB
# AIB

AIB lost €10.4 billion in 2010

Apr 29th 2011, 11:54 AM 1,556 Views 0 Comments

Company confirms the figure in its 2010 annual report, in which is says it will also reduce staff numbers by 2000 in the coming year.

Elderly patient found to have €60,000 strapped to body
# Fear
# Fear

Elderly patient found to have €60,000 strapped to body

Apr 29th 2011, 8:43 AM 1,208 Views 0 Comments

The man was so concerned about his money being stolen from his home that he brought it to hospital with him.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Jobs at the IFSC on the up after a three year slump
# Good News
# Good News

Jobs at the IFSC on the up after a three year slump

Apr 28th 2011, 4:51 PM 178 Views 0 Comments

Good news on the jobs front as the numbers employed in Dublin financial centre creep back towards a 2007 peak.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Anglo Irish Bank: Our D.I.V.O.R.C.E. is coming through today
# Anglo Irish
# Anglo Irish

Anglo Irish Bank: Our D.I.V.O.R.C.E. is coming through today

Apr 20th 2011, 3:16 PM 5,983 Views 0 Comments

Iconic sign removed from front of toxic bank’s Dublin HQ a day after the Nyberg Report on the Irish banking collapse.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

The Nyberg Report: In graphs
Live Apr 19th 2011, 6:26 PM

The Nyberg Report: In graphs

Bank boards to be overhauled in the wake of the Nyberg Report
Live Apr 19th 2011, 5:21 PM

Bank boards to be overhauled in the wake of the Nyberg Report

Take 5: Tuesday
Live Apr 19th 2011, 4:49 PM

Take 5: Tuesday

# banking-crisis - Friday 15 April, 2011

Ireland has met its first quarter obligations with EU/IMF
Live Apr 15th 2011, 12:35 PM

Ireland has met its first quarter obligations with EU/IMF

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Europe's sovereign debt problems remain risky, says IMF
Live Apr 13th 2011, 6:49 PM

Europe's sovereign debt problems remain risky, says IMF

Take 5: Wednesday
Live Apr 13th 2011, 4:53 PM

Take 5: Wednesday

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday
Live Apr 12th 2011, 4:48 PM

Take 5: Tuesday

# banking-crisis - Monday 11 April, 2011

Gordon Brown accepts he made 'big mistakes' with the banks
Live Apr 11th 2011, 4:24 PM

Gordon Brown accepts he made 'big mistakes' with the banks

# banking-crisis - Thursday 31 March, 2011

# banking-crisis - Friday 25 March, 2011

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Ireland's bailout interest rate won't be cut this week
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland's bailout interest rate won't be cut this week

Mar 23rd 2011, 6:26 PM 696 Views 0 Comments

No decision will be taken until the results of stress tests on the bank are known.

# banking-crisis - Friday 11 March, 2011

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions
# Tobin Tax
# Tobin Tax

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions

Mar 9th 2011, 9:43 AM 617 Views 0 Comments

The European Parliament gives its backing to a ‘Tobin Tax’ on all transactions, asking Brussels to investigate the €200bn plan.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Bernie Madoff gives first prison interview
# Madoff
# Madoff

Bernie Madoff gives first prison interview

Feb 16th 2011, 9:02 AM 1,713 Views 0 Comments

Man sentenced to 150 years for major financial fraud for operating a massive Ponzi scheme claims banks knew what he was doing.

# banking-crisis - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Rumours of heave persist as Taoiseach prepares Dáil statement
# Anglo
# Anglo

Rumours of heave persist as Taoiseach prepares Dáil statement

Jan 11th 2011, 8:57 AM 373 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of a Dáil statement on the nature of his contact with former Anglo chairman Sean FitzPatrick, confidence in Brian Cowen’s position seems to be fading.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 9 January, 2011

Taoiseach must come clean on all dealings with FitzPatrick: Burton
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Taoiseach must come clean on all dealings with FitzPatrick: Burton

Jan 9th 2011, 10:25 AM 1,480 Views 0 Comments

Sean FitzPatrick has told the Sunday Times that he played golf and had dinner with Brian Cowen just two months before the state introduced the bank guarantee in 2008.

# banking-crisis - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Five Anglo Irish staff were awarded bonuses in 2010
# Banker Bonuses
# Banker Bonuses

Five Anglo Irish staff were awarded bonuses in 2010

Dec 9th 2010, 4:13 PM 1,099 Views 0 Comments

AIB senior bankers not the only happy ‘key staff’ renumerated this year…

Ireland's credit rating slashed by three grades to BBB+
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Ireland's credit rating slashed by three grades to BBB+

Dec 9th 2010, 12:58 PM 472 Views 0 Comments

We are now just two levels above Greece as Fitch downgrade us for the cost of supporting banking system.

July 2010: Brian Lenihan calls end to "mad bonuses". Dec 2010: AIB bankers get €40m bonus.
# AIB
# AIB

July 2010: Brian Lenihan calls end to "mad bonuses". Dec 2010: AIB bankers get €40m bonus.

Dec 9th 2010, 9:19 AM 1,345 Views 0 Comments

Bank bailed out by taxpayers says it is contractually obliged to pay bonuses from 2008 – the year the banking crisis hit.

# banking-crisis - Monday 15 November, 2010

Michael Noonan: European intervention in Irish crisis ‘is underway’
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Michael Noonan: European intervention in Irish crisis ‘is underway’

Nov 15th 2010, 4:47 PM 688 Views 0 Comments

Markets source tells TheJournal.ie that Government is in “intense negotiations” with ECB while FG finance spokesman Noonan says “things will come to a head in the next 24 hours”.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

Iceland votes to refer ex-PM to special court over financial crisis
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland votes to refer ex-PM to special court over financial crisis

Sep 29th 2010, 12:06 PM 158 Views 0 Comments

Geir Haarde may be the first world leader to stand trial over the global financial crisis.

# banking-crisis - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

State spends €24bn on banking crisis
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

State spends €24bn on banking crisis

Sep 15th 2010, 8:16 PM 215 Views 0 Comments

… €34m of which was for legal advice on how to deal with being broke.

# banking-crisis - Sunday 12 September, 2010

Iceland could prosecute former cabinet over banking crisis
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland could prosecute former cabinet over banking crisis

Sep 12th 2010, 1:34 PM 435 Views 0 Comments

A special investigation into the collapse of the country’s biggest banks concludes: the government’s negligence was criminal.