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Government working to reduce size of Anglo bill
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Government working to reduce size of Anglo bill

Jan 30th 2012, 3:10 PM 2,285 Views 26 Comments

However, the Department of Finance could not confirm or deny reports that the State had asked to defer €31 billion worth of Anglo loans.

Kenny: Government has "nothing to fear" from an EU referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Kenny: Government has "nothing to fear" from an EU referendum

Jan 30th 2012, 12:55 PM 2,785 Views 111 Comments

The government has “no fear or concern” about the prospect of having to put the fiscal compact deal to vote.

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on the new EU treaty?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on the new EU treaty?

Jan 29th 2012, 3:30 PM 6,720 Views 187 Comments

EU leaders will meet tomorrow to discuss the fiscal compact. But how will you vote if Ireland does hold a referendum?

IMF: Eurozone debt crisis to slow down the world economy
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

IMF: Eurozone debt crisis to slow down the world economy

Jan 24th 2012, 5:12 PM 1,436 Views 10 Comments

The IMF has dramatically downgraded its expectations for economic growth around the world, with Europe to blame.

Hungary could lose EU funding over failure to sort domestic budget
# Hungary
# Hungary

Hungary could lose EU funding over failure to sort domestic budget

Jan 24th 2012, 4:46 PM 965 Views 2 Comments

Although the Budget deficit for 2012 will be within EU limits of 3 per cent of GDP, it’s only because of one-off windfalls.

Lagarde: Deeper integration necessary to end euro crisis
# Firewall
# Firewall

Lagarde: Deeper integration necessary to end euro crisis

Jan 23rd 2012, 12:26 PM 1,032 Views 12 Comments

As finance ministers meet in Brussels, the IMF chief says Europe must integrate more build ‘larger firewalls’ to move on.

IMF set to raise $500bn in bid to boost lending power
# IMF
# IMF

IMF set to raise $500bn in bid to boost lending power

Jan 18th 2012, 3:44 PM 1,266 Views 11 Comments

The IMF says it’s likely to be asked to lend $1 trillion in the next two years – and will set about raising the cash it needs to do so.

Kenny says no decision due on holding of EU referendum
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

Kenny says no decision due on holding of EU referendum

Jan 18th 2012, 10:50 AM 1,470 Views 77 Comments

A decision can’t be made on holding a referendum until the final text of the deal is agreed – and that won’t be for a while.

S&P runs riot in the eurozone: France loses AAA rating as Portugal turns to junk
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

S&P runs riot in the eurozone: France loses AAA rating as Portugal turns to junk

Jan 13th 2012, 9:43 PM 7,908 Views 76 Comments

A French downgrade is bad news for us, too – because Europe’s bailout fund is also likely to be downgraded by S&P.

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year
# Back To Life
# Back To Life

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year

Jan 13th 2012, 3:31 PM 2,025 Views 16 Comments

The NTMA’s John Corrigan reveals that Ireland will stage a “phased re-entry” with the sale of short-term bonds this year.

Good news for the euro? Italian bond yields fall below 5 per cent
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Good news for the euro? Italian bond yields fall below 5 per cent

Jan 13th 2012, 11:33 AM 1,757 Views 22 Comments

The financially troubled country received a favourable response to its latest bond auction.

Latest draft of EU deal raises further questions of Irish referendum
# David Cameron
# David Cameron

Latest draft of EU deal raises further questions of Irish referendum

Jan 11th 2012, 10:30 PM 3,976 Views 23 Comments

Even if Ireland does not need a referendum on ratifying the deal this year, one may be required later in the decade.

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour

Jan 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 31 Views 21 Comments

This week, former trader Nick Leeson explains how he left London believing all UK political parties were the same – and how it looks like Ireland’s Labour party is also losing its Robin Hood status.

Lagarde: The euro will survive 2012
# Euro
# Euro

Lagarde: The euro will survive 2012

Jan 6th 2012, 10:24 PM 5,297 Views 42 Comments

The IMF chief says the debt crisis – which has dragged the euro to its lowest for over a year – will not kill the currency this year.

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction
# Bond Auctions
# Bond Auctions

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction

Jan 4th 2012, 3:44 PM 2,361 Views 8 Comments

While the demand for the latest batch of 10-year bonds was higher than November, it was far below the usual standard.

Greece: If we can't finalise second bailout, we'll have to leave the euro
# Greece
# Greece

Greece: If we can't finalise second bailout, we'll have to leave the euro

Jan 3rd 2012, 4:29 PM 5,164 Views 42 Comments

The Greek government warns that talks to finalise a default on some sovereign bonds have the euro’s future at stake.

'Super Mario' encouraged by drop in Italy's borrowing costs
# Italy
# Italy

'Super Mario' encouraged by drop in Italy's borrowing costs

Dec 29th 2011, 12:41 PM 1,149 Views 2 Comments

But Italy’s prime minister warned that the turbulence affecting his country and the wider eurozone is not over.

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,462 Views 5 Comments

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

Italian parliament passes vote of confidence in Monti's government
# Italy
# Italy

Italian parliament passes vote of confidence in Monti's government

Dec 22nd 2011, 4:26 PM 814 Views 5 Comments

The Italian senate follows the chamber of deputies in passing a motion of confidence in Mario Monti’s technocratic cabinet.

ECB reports biggest-ever demand from banks for cheap loans
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

ECB reports biggest-ever demand from banks for cheap loans

Dec 21st 2011, 7:42 PM 2,121 Views 17 Comments

The ECB’s one-off round of three-year loans sees more demand than anticipated, sending stock markets down.

Euro members agree €150bn in new loans to IMF - but UK opts out
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Euro members agree €150bn in new loans to IMF - but UK opts out

Dec 19th 2011, 7:39 PM 3,191 Views 37 Comments

George Osborne told EU finance ministers that Britain would only act as part of a G20 plan, and not within the EU.

The single image that explains what happens if we leave the euro
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

The single image that explains what happens if we leave the euro

Dec 19th 2011, 6:53 PM 15,691 Views 72 Comments

This image from Boston Consulting Group provides a handy guide to the practical impact of leaving the common currency.

Hold the phone: EU finance ministers to hold teleconference over debt crisis
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Hold the phone: EU finance ministers to hold teleconference over debt crisis

Dec 19th 2011, 7:54 AM 1,289 Views 8 Comments

The talks are expected to focus on measures to boost the International Monetary Fund’s firepower.

Lagarde: Europe's problems can't be solved by Europe alone
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Lagarde: Europe's problems can't be solved by Europe alone

Dec 16th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,362 Views 6 Comments

The IMF head and former French finance minister calls for a united global effort to avoid a 1930s-style meltdown.

UK to play observer role in fiscal union negotiations
# Euro
# Euro

UK to play observer role in fiscal union negotiations

Dec 16th 2011, 10:55 AM 749 Views 3 Comments

The UK is to “engage constructively” with other European countries over plans to create a greater fiscal union within the EU – despite its decision not to take part in the agreement itself.

Referendum will effectively decide whether Ireland wants to keep the euro – Noonan
# Treaty
# Treaty

Referendum will effectively decide whether Ireland wants to keep the euro – Noonan

Dec 14th 2011, 10:10 AM 6,608 Views 135 Comments

Michael Noonan also says that only the nitty-gritty of the new European treaty will indicate whether a vote is needed.

DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax

Dec 14th 2011, 8:34 AM 2,768 Views 23 Comments

Ian Paisley Jr and Nigel Dodds tell the House of Commons that Ireland will face further pressure to raise the 12.5 per cent rate.

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions
# Bond Auctions
# Bond Auctions

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions

Dec 13th 2011, 12:25 PM 1,295 Views 1 Comment

There’s little respite for Greece, though, which is asked to pay a higher yield on an experimental auction of short-term bonds.

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands

Dec 13th 2011, 9:10 AM 2,309 Views 48 Comments

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says last week’s deal is a compromise of ’27 minus’, not of ’17 plus’.

Kenny to brief opposition leaders on Brussels deal
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Kenny to brief opposition leaders on Brussels deal

Dec 13th 2011, 8:22 AM 833 Views 12 Comments

Representatives of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the independent benches will attend a briefing on the deal struck by 26 countries.

Irish remain generally positive towards the euro - CNN poll
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Irish remain generally positive towards the euro - CNN poll

Dec 10th 2011, 12:16 PM 2,359 Views 27 Comments

The poll carried out this week found that over half of Irish people believed it had been a good move for Ireland to join the euro.

Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal?

Dec 9th 2011, 4:07 PM 8,903 Views 156 Comments

Ireland’s one of the 26 Euro members signing up to a new financial agreement. Do you support our signing up?

What's in the new EU deal - and what does it mean for Ireland?
# EU
# EU

What's in the new EU deal - and what does it mean for Ireland?

Dec 9th 2011, 4:06 PM 6,677 Views 40 Comments

We try to cut through the legal language and figure out precisely what 26 EU members have signed up to in Brussels.

Hungary may adopt new EU deal - with UK veto the only obstacle to Treaty change
# EU
# EU

Hungary may adopt new EU deal - with UK veto the only obstacle to Treaty change

Dec 9th 2011, 11:53 AM 2,951 Views 41 Comments

Hungary may now also sign up to the deal agreed by euro members overnight – leaving the UK as the only EU member outside it.

In full: the deal struck by 26 of the 27 EU members
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

In full: the deal struck by 26 of the 27 EU members

Dec 9th 2011, 7:51 AM 5,417 Views 55 Comments

The full text of the deal adopted by euro members, and by at least six – and potentially nine – of the other 10 EU members.

UK and Hungary veto plans for EU Treaty change after all-night talks
# Brussels
# Brussels

UK and Hungary veto plans for EU Treaty change after all-night talks

Dec 9th 2011, 7:47 AM 4,343 Views 51 Comments

Overnight talks in Brussels fail to reach a deal, with at least 23 countries instead signing up to a ‘fiscal compact’.

Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit

Dec 8th 2011, 5:21 PM 2,720 Views 37 Comments

Speaking at an EPP congress in Marseille, Kenny wants Europe to use the treaty it has – and Sarkozy demands a new one.

“We are not printing punts” – Central Bank responds to WSJ ‘printing press’ report
# Punt Nua?
# Punt Nua?

“We are not printing punts” – Central Bank responds to WSJ ‘printing press’ report

Dec 8th 2011, 9:14 AM 10,125 Views 86 Comments

The Wall Street Journal’s people-in-the-know say the Central Bank of Ireland is evaluating whether it needs new printing presses.

EU leaders head to Brussels for make-or-break euro summit
# Le Crunch
# Le Crunch

EU leaders head to Brussels for make-or-break euro summit

Dec 8th 2011, 7:54 AM 1,249 Views 30 Comments

Over a dozen heads of state – including Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel – will meet in Marseille before the crisis summit.

‘Merkozy’ urge common taxes ahead of EU summit
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

‘Merkozy’ urge common taxes ahead of EU summit

Dec 7th 2011, 6:50 PM 4,268 Views 118 Comments

In their submission to the European Council ahead of the EU leaders’ summit tomorrow, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy outline proposals to harmonise corporation tax and impose a new financial transaction tax.