Bank bailout in Ireland

Well while I was in Georgia the entire banking industry went into meltdown. And in Ireland the FF government has made the odd decision to guarantee all bank deposits in all banks. A €400bn bailout for the banks. We are in the tank for almost twice our own GDP.

Rightly, the EU is looking at this issue, as it may break trade rules. And how has the market responded? Credit default swaps on Irish debt, or the likelihood that Ireland will default on her bonds issues surged to record levels, 60 points.

From my initial reading, this is a bad deal for us and a lifesaver for banks who only last week we were told were entirely stable.

4 thoughts on “Bank bailout in Ireland”

  1. The real question is – with Banks to lend an extra 10% to SMEs – what is the extra 10% based on? who is monitoring this – does any one care.

    In case anyone is interested we have 50 independent consultants who share our vision to save 200,000 jobs in Ireland by removing all excuses from the banks and helping them lend money based on sound business advice

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