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#Ajai Chopra

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters
# Dread Letter Days
# Dread Letter Days

'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters

Sep 10th 2015, 11:08 PM 11,067 Views 39 Comments

Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief
# Burning Bondholders
# Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Dec 19th 2013, 10:55 PM 28,374 Views 177 Comments

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

# ajai-chopra - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant

Dec 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 10,156 Views 11 Comments

We got used to their visits, but what did they really think of us?

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Austerity-only policy for Ireland was a mistake, admits former IMF chief
# IMF
# IMF

Austerity-only policy for Ireland was a mistake, admits former IMF chief

Apr 11th 2013, 2:30 PM 14,432 Views 131 Comments

Ashoka Mody says the Troika chose to go down an austerity-only route instead of conceding on terms and conditions.

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 25 October, 2012

IMF tells Europe: 'Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk'
# IMF
# IMF

IMF tells Europe: 'Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk'

Oct 25th 2012, 2:30 PM 13,391 Views 41 Comments

The head of the IMF’s mission to Ireland says selling a share in the banks to the ESM is a good idea for everybody.

# ajai-chopra - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget
# IMF
# IMF

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget

Jul 18th 2012, 5:12 PM 14,874 Views 191 Comments

An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.

# ajai-chopra - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Troika turned down suggestion of meeting with Oireachtas committee - Noonan
# Troika
# Troika

Troika turned down suggestion of meeting with Oireachtas committee - Noonan

Apr 18th 2012, 4:46 PM 3,593 Views 52 Comments

Michael Noonan says he suggested that the Troika meet with an all-party committee, but that the inspectors rejected the idea.

Photos: The troika are back in town
# Can't Keep Away
# Can't Keep Away

Photos: The troika are back in town

Apr 18th 2012, 8:53 AM 3,123 Views 50 Comments

They just can’t stay away…

# ajai-chopra - Friday 2 March, 2012

IMF: Irish economy faces larger challenges than first expected
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF: Irish economy faces larger challenges than first expected

Mar 2nd 2012, 4:00 PM 4,538 Views 48 Comments

The IMF’s latest quarterly report has similar concerns to that of the EU: that a dip in exports could mean tougher times ahead.

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 19 January, 2012

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin discuss the latest Troika review
Live Jan 19th 2012, 11:56 AM

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin discuss the latest Troika review

# ajai-chopra - Monday 16 January, 2012

Sinn Féin granted meeting with Troika
# Troika
# Troika

Sinn Féin granted meeting with Troika

Jan 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,742 Views 44 Comments

But the IMF’s Ajai Chopra will not be joining in.

# ajai-chopra - Monday 9 January, 2012

Ireland should negotiate 'standby second bailout', says Citi chief
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland should negotiate 'standby second bailout', says Citi chief

Jan 9th 2012, 7:26 PM 4,611 Views 51 Comments

Citigroup’s chief economist Willem Buiter says Ireland should have a second funding deal wrapped up before the first one runs out.

# ajai-chopra - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

# ajai-chopra - Monday 28 November, 2011

IMF was in favour of Government burning senior bondholders
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF was in favour of Government burning senior bondholders

Nov 28th 2011, 10:22 PM 8,608 Views 94 Comments

Ajai Chopra, Chief Negotiator with the IMF, reveals that his group would have backed such a move – but the European partners in the bailout would not.

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead
# Troika
# Troika

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead

Oct 20th 2011, 2:40 PM 775 Views 19 Comments

Following a 10-day assessment of Ireland’s rescue package, the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund remain upbeat on the economy’s future.

# ajai-chopra - Sunday 16 October, 2011

IMF's Chopra says link between state and banks led to Ireland's 'crippling downward spiral'
# IMF
# IMF

IMF's Chopra says link between state and banks led to Ireland's 'crippling downward spiral'

Oct 16th 2011, 11:42 AM 854 Views 16 Comments

Ajai Chopra was in Kenmare in Kerry to deliver a speech on the financial stability of the EU.

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Troika to deliver verdict on Ireland's bailout progress
# Troika
# Troika

Troika to deliver verdict on Ireland's bailout progress

Jul 14th 2011, 8:24 AM 313 Views 5 Comments

It will be the third review delivered by Ajai Chopra and co.

# ajai-chopra - Friday 20 May, 2011

IMF says Ireland's bailout plan on track but calls for "comprehensive" EU plan
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF says Ireland's bailout plan on track but calls for "comprehensive" EU plan

May 20th 2011, 4:08 PM 347 Views 0 Comments

The head of the IMF mission to Ireland Ajai Chopra says Europe needs to develop a “comprehensive” solution to the debt crisis affecting the entire bloc.

# ajai-chopra - Friday 13 May, 2011

Lack of "political fortitude" and poorly run institutions to blame for the financial crisis
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Lack of "political fortitude" and poorly run institutions to blame for the financial crisis

May 13th 2011, 11:04 AM 871 Views 0 Comments

The IMF is blaming the government and low quality financial institutions for failing to legislate to avoid disaster. The organisation will meet on Monday to discuss Ireland’s situation.

# ajai-chopra - Sunday 24 April, 2011

The BBC bailout documentary: some choice quotes
# Bailout Boys
# Bailout Boys

The BBC bailout documentary: some choice quotes

Apr 24th 2011, 4:53 PM 3,480 Views 0 Comments

Dan O’Brien’s half-hour programme on Ireland’s economic downfall gets its first airing. Here are some select excerpts.

# ajai-chopra - Friday 15 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
Live Apr 15th 2011, 8:16 PM

The Daily Fix: Friday

Chopra and troika partners seek to allay fears over growth
Live Apr 15th 2011, 2:16 PM

Chopra and troika partners seek to allay fears over growth

# ajai-chopra - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

IMF's Chopra to meet ministers over bailout progress
# Chopper
# Chopper

IMF's Chopra to meet ministers over bailout progress

Mar 16th 2011, 8:48 AM 577 Views 0 Comments

Ajai Chopra will hold meetings with Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin to discuss Ireland’s progress in reforming itself.

# ajai-chopra - Friday 17 December, 2010

IMF: Ireland may need to make further adjustments
# IMF
# IMF

IMF: Ireland may need to make further adjustments

Dec 17th 2010, 8:32 PM 699 Views 0 Comments

If the state is to reduce the budget deficit to 3 per cent of GDP by the target date of 2015, more adjustments may be needed.

# ajai-chopra - Monday 29 November, 2010

IMF can renegotiate bailout terms with new government – Chopra
# Ajai Chopra
# Ajai Chopra

IMF can renegotiate bailout terms with new government – Chopra

Nov 29th 2010, 8:55 AM 525 Views 0 Comments

Ajai Chopra says a new government can tweak the terms of Ireland’s bailout – as long as it maintains the same objectives.

Cowen insists €85bn bailout agreement is "best possible deal"
# Bailout
# Bailout

Cowen insists €85bn bailout agreement is "best possible deal"

Nov 29th 2010, 8:03 AM 1,334 Views 0 Comments

€17.5bn of Ireland’s rescue will come from its own pensions reserve, while the remainder comes at a hefty 5.8% charge.

# ajai-chopra - Friday 19 November, 2010

IMF to begin formal talks with Ireland
# IMF
# IMF

IMF to begin formal talks with Ireland

Nov 19th 2010, 8:38 AM 473 Views 0 Comments

IMF delegates filter into the country for rescue package talks – but the government insists it will not bow to pressure to reduce the corporation tax rate.

# ajai-chopra - Thursday 18 November, 2010

30 things Twitter wants to ask the IMF
# Getting To Know You
From The Daily Edge
# Getting To Know You

30 things Twitter wants to ask the IMF

Nov 18th 2010, 6:16 PM 1,481 Views 0 Comments

Who was right in Saipan? Which is better, Daddy or chips? And as for how they get the figs into the fig rolls…

IMF to send "around a dozen" for Irish talks
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

IMF to send "around a dozen" for Irish talks

Nov 18th 2010, 4:18 PM 588 Views 0 Comments

An International Monetary Fund spokeswoman reveals that several “banking experts” are on the way for crisis talks.

IMF head passes three homeless on way to bailout talks
# IMF
# IMF

IMF head passes three homeless on way to bailout talks

Nov 18th 2010, 2:13 PM 4,217 Views 0 Comments

Ajai Chopra was photographed passing three beggars on his way to the Central Bank.