Monday’s set of announcements about the Central Bank of Ireland’s balance sheet assessments were a bad start to the ECB’s comprehensive assessment process. Details here.
Ireland’s announcement (a better term than “decision”, I think) that it is exiting the bailout without any precautionary credit line has been greeted as positive news by most commentators. Some sceptical comments here.
A tall order but that’s the title of my latest presentation (not chosen by me …)
I went to the ECON committee meeting with Mario Draghi in Brussels on Monday and came away fairly disappointed. My thoughts here.
Back to blogging again after a rare bit of time off over the summer, here are some comments on the current disagreement between Eamon Gilmore and the Troika about the upcoming Irish budget.
Some thoughts on where things stand in Cyprus including the parallels between Ireland’s treatment of Anglo’s debts and the current problems with Laiki\Bank of Cyprus.
Olli Rehn thinks the IMF were being mean to the euro area’s leaders in last week’s report on the Greek programme. I don’t think so. Here‘s a post that lists many of the punches the IMF pulled.
The IMF’s apologia, er, review on its Greek programme makes for very interesting reading. Some quick comments here.
My reaction to the final agreement on Cyprus including a link to an op-ed I wrote for the Irish Times.