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#Financial Crisis

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'Economic shock' of Covid-19: Some central banks cut interest rates as Lagarde raises spectre of 2008

The economic effects of coronavirus can be mitigated “if we handle it well,” according to the Bank of England.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From The42 Bray chairman O'Connor resigns but uncertainty over the club's future remains Financial Crisis

Bray chairman O'Connor resigns but uncertainty over the club's future remains

Denis O’Connor has stepped down from his post this evening.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From The42 Bray Wanderers 'back in business' after securing funds to pay players Reprieve

Bray Wanderers 'back in business' after securing funds to pay players

The struggling League of Ireland club have received renewed support in recent days.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Iceland's jailed bankers say they were scapegoats for the financial crisis

They’re taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

One bank is telling investors to 'sell everything' as stock markets tank

Everybody’s worried about China.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Inside the "unrelentingly harsh", maximum-security prison where David Drumm will spend Christmas

The Plymouth County Correctional Facility has housed infamous murderers and terrorists, and now, the former CEO of Anglo.

# financial-crisis - Monday 14 December, 2015

Bertie says crisis caused by 'Joe Soap and Mary Soap' getting too many loans

The former taoiseach has given the BBC his verdict on the cause of Ireland’s financial meltdown.

# financial-crisis - Friday 23 October, 2015

Micheal Noonan doesn't know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs

The Finance Minister confirmed there were discussions about security at the height of the financial crisis.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs?

One person says they’re “puzzled” the Taoiseach made the claim.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis

But it has been a good few years to be Dutch, Belgian or Danish.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 9 July, 2015

What happens to currencies when they die?

We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?

# financial-crisis - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Patrick Neary is 'deeply sorry' but the banks 'should have known what they were doing' The Regulator This post contains videos

Patrick Neary is 'deeply sorry' but the banks 'should have known what they were doing'

One TD was paraphrasing Oscar Wilde at the banking inquiry today.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis

David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

We made a 'bad mistake' not predicting the banking crisis - but so did everyone else

This ESRI professor says regulators could still have stopped the financial catastrophe.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Nearly all the assets from Nama's €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers

And the bad bank’s boss says if overseas owners want to pull apart Irish businesses there’s not much he can do.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years...

Back in 2004, my wife and I were anticipating the arrival of our second son and I had just set up my own business. Then the financial meltdown hit.

# financial-crisis - Monday 23 June, 2014

These are the questions John Bruton wants the banking inquiry to answer

Bruton wants the inquiry to focus on the reasons why the crisis wasn’t averted, not how it happened.

# financial-crisis - Monday 5 May, 2014

Portugal follows Ireland's lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout

As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 3 May, 2014

BAN THE BANKS: There's a wild theory going around that some people are starting to take seriously

What do you think? Does it sound brilliant or crazy – or both?

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

No jail time for convicted Anglo pair, judge says prison sentences would be ‘incredibly unjust’

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer will now be assessed for suitability for community service.

# financial-crisis - Friday 7 March, 2014

A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009

Piraeus Bank SA requires more than €6 billion worth of capital.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Cecilia Ahern says Bertie ‘has always genuinely cared and always put Ireland before himself’

The best-selling author and daughter of the former taoiseach has defended her father in an interview to be broadcast tomorrow.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Ireland’s post-bailout return to the bond markets raised €3.75 bn

Demand for the 10-year benchmark bond amounted to €14 billion.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Three former bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud Courts This post contains images

Three former bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud

They are John Bowe, former head of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank, Peter Fitzpatrick former finance director at Irish Life and Permanent and Denis Casey, former chief executive of ILP.

# financial-crisis - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Anglo Tapes: Drumm admits €6 billion was being sent "around in a circle"

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm can be heard admitting he knew the lender was circulating the money between it and Irish Life & Permanent.

# financial-crisis - Sunday 15 September, 2013

An anniversary without celebration: It's five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed Financial Crisis This post contains images

An anniversary without celebration: It's five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed

After just barely pulling back from the precipice, industry is picking up, home prices are gaining, banks are stable and American consumers have started spending – albeit still with great caution.

The leader of Iceland's 'Kitchenware Revolution' reckons we have a thing or two to learn about protests

Artist and musician Hördur Torfason is the man who sparked the 2008 popular protests in Reykjavik. He’s been invited to Dublin to help plan a demonstration for this Wednesday, organised to ‘lock the Government out of the Dáil’.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Can we avoid another global financial crisis?

A research team, which is being headed by Dr Stephen Kinsella, has been granted €650,000 to find out what we can learn from the global financial crisis.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Portugal: 30,000 jobs cuts, working hours increased and pension age rises

The cuts should save an estimated €4.8 billion by 2015.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 20 April, 2013

PICS: The global financial crisis summarised in five graphics

Professor Danny Dorling – once described as a “geographer royal” – says these images tell us more than we might have known.

# financial-crisis - Monday 28 January, 2013

Iceland did not need to repay Dutch and UK savers, says court

A European court ruled today that Iceland was entitled to refuse to pay immediate deposit guarantees to savers when a major bank collapsed.

# financial-crisis - Sunday 27 January, 2013

17 equations that changed the course of humanity

Some you may remember from school, but some are lesser known ones – like one perfected by an Irishman which allowed for development of modern passenger jets.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?

Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other

“As austerity bites to the knuckle, soup kitchens spring up around the country and children are sent to school hungry. It just seems so terribly wrong.”

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# financial-crisis - Friday 26 October, 2012

Spanish unemployment level reaches 25 per cent

One Spaniard in four is now officially out of work, with 85,000 more people becoming unemployed between July and September.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 18 October, 2012

EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control

While not originally on the agenda, there is speculation Spain may ask for a limited bailout in Brussels.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses Tobin Tax This post contains videos

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses

The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Videos: 8 examples of how Irish politics is just like The Thick of It Awkward This post contains videos

Videos: 8 examples of how Irish politics is just like The Thick of It

And one Irish political saga that is just too bizarre even for a plotline on the British political sitcom….

# financial-crisis - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier

The comments from Wen Jiabao follow news on Friday that China’s economy grew by 7.6 per cent, the lowest since the first quarter of 2009.

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