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#Financial Crisis

From TheJournal.ie 'Economic shock' of Covid-19: Some central banks cut interest rates as Lagarde raises spectre of 2008 Coronavirus

'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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iceland's jailed bankers say they were scapegoats for the financial crisis Financial Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One bank is telling investors to 'sell everything' as stock markets tank Freak Out

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

Everybody’s worried about China.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the "unrelentingly harsh", maximum-security prison where David Drumm will spend Christmas Plymouth Rock

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie says crisis caused by 'Joe Soap and Mary Soap' getting too many loans The Life Of Bert

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.

From TheJournal.ie Micheal Noonan doesn't know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs Warning

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.

From TheJournal.ie Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs? Warning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis Bottom Of The Pile

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.

From TheJournal.ie What happens to currencies when they die? Opinion

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?

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis Digestives And Milk

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.

From TheJournal.ie We made a 'bad mistake' not predicting the banking crisis - but so did everyone else Sorry Y'all

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly all the assets from Nama's €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers Nama Drama

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie These are the questions John Bruton wants the banking inquiry to answer Tell Me Whys

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.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal follows Ireland's lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout Trendsetters

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.

From TheJournal.ie BAN THE BANKS: There's a wild theory going around that some people are starting to take seriously So Long

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?

From TheJournal.ie No jail time for convicted Anglo pair, judge says prison sentences would be ‘incredibly unjust’ Walking Free

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.

From TheJournal.ie A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009 Debt

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cecilia Ahern says Bertie ‘has always genuinely cared and always put Ireland before himself’ Ahern

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s post-bailout return to the bond markets raised €3.75 bn NTMA

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Anglo Tapes: Drumm admits €6 billion was being sent "around in a circle" New Recording

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The leader of Iceland's 'Kitchenware Revolution' reckons we have a thing or two to learn about protests The Iceman Cometh

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Can we avoid another global financial crisis? Irish Research

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.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal: 30,000 jobs cuts, working hours increased and pension age rises Portugal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PICS: The global financial crisis summarised in five graphics Stat Porn

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iceland did not need to repay Dutch and UK savers, says court Financial Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie 17 equations that changed the course of humanity Adds Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other Column

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister Good News

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

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

From TheJournal.ie Spanish unemployment level reaches 25 per cent Spain

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.

From TheJournal.ie EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control EU Summit

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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….

From TheJournal.ie Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier Slowdown

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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