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# ecb - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# ecb - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From Business ETC Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed. Column

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

# ecb - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages Bailout Exit

Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages

Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a “lost decade” after austerity Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a “lost decade” after austerity

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

# ecb - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to ‘vulture capitalists’ Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to ‘vulture capitalists’

He was responding to questions from Tipperary South TD on “vulture capitalists” buying shares in the bank.

From Business ETC All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders Super Mario

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders

ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.

From TheJournal.ie That’s all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today So Long

That’s all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today

Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.

# ecb - Thursday 31 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’ Troika Talks

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

From TheJournal.ie Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidays Bailout Exit

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidays

“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.

# ecb - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From Business ETC Five Irish banks included in ECB stress-test plans Banking Sector

Five Irish banks included in ECB stress-test plans

Bank of Ireland, AIB, Merrill Lynch International Bank, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have all been named on a list of 128 banks to take part in the process.

From TheJournal.ie When Michael met Mario: Noonan in Frankfurt for bailout exit talks with ECB chief Let's Talk

When Michael met Mario: Noonan in Frankfurt for bailout exit talks with ECB chief

Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.

# ecb - Monday 23 September, 2013

From Business ETC ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low Eurozone

ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low

Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.

# ecb - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target ECB

German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target

Jorg Asmussen said he thought Ireland had made significant progress.

# ecb - Monday 16 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bank of England is trying out plastic banknotes – could it happen in Ireland? Money Money Money

Bank of England is trying out plastic banknotes – could it happen in Ireland?

Spoiler alert: Not in the near future, at least.

# ecb - Monday 9 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Austerity hawks’ want to use Ireland as ‘economic experiment’ – Gilmore Budget 2014

‘Austerity hawks’ want to use Ireland as ‘economic experiment’ – Gilmore

Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said in an interview with the Financial Times said that the Government will not let others ‘drive the speedometer’ on Irish austerity.

# ecb - Friday 6 September, 2013

From Business ETC ECB holds rates steady but remains ‘cautious’ about recovery Recovery

ECB holds rates steady but remains ‘cautious’ about recovery

Yesterday, Mario Draghi said the ECB is alert to geopolitical risks that may come out of the Syrian situation and said that the caution expressed about recovery was warranted.

# ecb - Monday 26 August, 2013

From Business ETC Irish banks becoming less reliant on ECB Borrowing

Irish banks becoming less reliant on ECB

Our share of ECB funding is now just 5.4 per cent compared to 26.5 per cent immediately after the bailout in November 2010.

# ecb - Thursday 15 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: The flaw at the heart of the EU? Not prioritising unemployment Opinion

Column: The flaw at the heart of the EU? Not prioritising unemployment

The European Union has a single guiding principle: keep inflation down. But that view is far too narrow at a time when the bloc is undergoing an appalling unemployment crisis, writes Tiernan Brady.

# ecb - Friday 9 August, 2013

From Business ETC Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability Mortgages

Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability

The Central Bank says that mortgage rates in Irish banks have “diverged somewhat” from the ECB over the past year.

# ecb - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From Business ETC Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year Latvia

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year

The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.

# ecb - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Troika in town for review… just one more to go Bailout

Troika in town for review… just one more to go

The trio of the IMF, ECB and the European Commission return as Ireland’s bond yields continue steady fall.

From Business ETC IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment IMF

IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment

The IMF has given four tasks for the eurozone to complete to ensure recovery.

# ecb - Thursday 4 July, 2013

From Business ETC ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates ECB

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates

Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.

# ecb - Friday 21 June, 2013

From Business ETC Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back Retrospective Recapitalisation

Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back

Michael Noonan has explained the significance of last night’s agreement between eurozone finance ministers about the potential retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.

# ecb - Thursday 6 June, 2013

From Business ETC Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low Super Mario Land

Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low

Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.

# ecb - Friday 31 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Blockupy’ protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt Blockupy

‘Blockupy’ protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Demonstrators were expressing concerns about the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity throughout the eurozone.

# ecb - Monday 20 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with soccer’s next big talent* Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with soccer’s next big talent*

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# ecb - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From Business ETC Troika want banks monitored after ‘disappointingly slow start’ on arrears Troika Review

Troika want banks monitored after ‘disappointingly slow start’ on arrears

The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity? Opinion

Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?

Austerity has not worked in Ireland or across the eurozone, writes Joan Collins, who points out that even the architects of our bailout admit it was the wrong path.

# ecb - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products – Fianna Fáil ECB

Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products – Fianna Fáil

Deputy McGrath has called on the Central Bank to force banks to issue a statement following each change to the ECB’s interest rate.

# ecb - Saturday 4 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week’s news skewed Not The News

Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.

# ecb - Thursday 2 May, 2013

From Business ETC Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates Super Mario Land

Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates

Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.

# ecb - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From Business ETC Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut Eurozone

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators Oireachtas

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

# ecb - Saturday 27 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC ECB

Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC

The finance minister says the ECB has not told Ireland to refuse Freedom of Information requests about the IBRC wind-up.

# ecb - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From Business ETC Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission Troika

Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission

Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.

# ecb - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From Business ETC ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was ‘not smart’ Eurozone

ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was ‘not smart’

The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.

# ecb - Thursday 28 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cypriot banks brace for reopening with cash withdrawals capped at €300 Nicosia

Cypriot banks brace for reopening with cash withdrawals capped at €300

Armed security guards have been posted, but there was no sign of customers queuing early for access to their cash.

# ecb - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

From Business ETC AIB recorded pre-tax loss of €3.8 billion in 2012 Annual Financial Report

AIB recorded pre-tax loss of €3.8 billion in 2012

AIB’s chief executive David Duffy – who the report shows was paid €546,000 last year – said that assisting mortgage customers in difficulty would be a “major priority for this year”.

# ecb - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From Business ETC Cyprus president prepares for Brussels as parties debate 25pc deposit tax Cyprus

Cyprus president prepares for Brussels as parties debate 25pc deposit tax

The Troika are in Cyprus for intensive talks, while Nicos Anastasiades could yet lead a delegation to Brussels this afternoon.