Monthly Archives: November 2011

Burning the (wrong) bondholders

One of the great Christmas pleasures is watching Wallace and Gromit. For me their masterpiece of comedy noir is ‘the wrong trousers’, in which an unfortunate (but of course arising from a well-intentioned) wardrobe malfunction leads to Wallace being in … Continue reading

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Solvency the European issue

This is a slightly extended version of a oped published in the Irish examiner :  With every day that passes the fault lines within Europe become clearer and wider. Germany’s Chancellor now appears to be increasingly isolated, reminiscent of the … Continue reading

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Planning for the post euro Irish economy….

This is an extended version of an opinion piece published in the Irish Examiner 12 November 2011 With every week that passes it is becoming unfortunately clear that under present arrangements the euro cannot continue. We have seen political dithering … Continue reading

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Why the ECB are being unreasonable on bonds

This is an expanded version of a opinion piece published in the Irish examiner 5-November 2011: http://www.examiner.ie/business/ecbs-demands-on-ireland-are-unreasonable-172952.html This weekend the kilkenomics festival runs for the second time in Kilkenny. It’s a mixture of comedy and economics. To the casual onlooker … Continue reading

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