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Willis Towers Watson is to establish asset management operations in Cork
3rd February 2017: Minister for State, Eoghan Murphy TD today announced that...
AIB report: 62% of businesses are 'not familiar with equity finance'
Most Irish SMEs rely on traditional forms of finance to grow their business,...
The pulse of corporate banking in Ireland: Bank of Ireland sees increase in market confidence
An increase in general market confidence is driving activity for Bank of...
Fintech startup, Initiative Ireland, led by Padraig Rushe jr., targets personal P2P lending with EIIS issuance to raise €2m
October 27th 2016: Initiative Ireland, Ireland’s first...
BPFI CEO Noel Brett backs fintech, but warns that we must be vigilant about the risks implicit in new ventures
'In this regard we have identified a number of issues that need to be...
Noonan calls for European Banking Authority to be relocated to Ireland after 'Brexit'
October 25th 2016: As part of the negotiations associated with...
BREXIT CURRENCY MOVEMENT READY RECKONER: Sterling slide continues as new lows see currency down by more than 15% post Brexit against the euro, and over 18% against the US dollar
Tuesday October 11th 2016: Sterling touched a new post Brexit...
Irish Government says the EU is inappropriately interfering in an issue of Irish sovereignty in announcing its plan to fight the EU ruling on Apple taxes in the European Courts
August 30th 2016: The Irish Government has thrown down the...
Brexit implications for Ireland - leading tax advisers provide a 'Plan B' strategy for Ireland to steady the ship after 'Brexit' vote
A group of leading advisers suggest that in the event of a...
In the June issue : A Finance Dublin Survey on the effects of a 'Brexit' on the Irish IFS industry shows that 58 p.c.say it would be ‘bad’ for the IFSC
A Finance Dublin ...
In the March 2016 issue - over 150 Deals are nominated for the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2016
The Deals nominated for the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year 2016 in...
The Irish Stock Exchange publishes a new guide to listing on the market for IPO candidate companies, marking the 10th anniversary of the ISE's Enterprise Securities Market (ESM)
27th November 2015: ESM tenth anniversary sees over €7...
A Day in the Life: AIB Treasury Board member Tom Hall
Tom Hall, head of AIB Customer Treasury Services, is based in the bank's...
Launch of the Strategic Banking Corporation, accompanied by announcement of €400 million SME loan funding by onlenders AIB and Bank of Ireland
February 19th: The SBCI, a Government initiative to increase...
Deal Focus: DCC’s use of the US debt private placement market, leading to its $750m issuance in March 2014
Niall Kelly, head of group treasury at DCC plc writes about DCC’s...
Booming US private placement market gives Irish companies opportunities to access long term funding
Record demand from US investors in the private placement market, where, last...
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The Finance Dublin Debt Clock

The Finance Dublin Irish Government Debt Clock was set at midnight on June 30th 2009, when it was €65.278 billion. It updates the latest official figure for the National Debt of Ireland and since then, the clock has been re-set regularly to reflect changes in debt and GDP figures from the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), and the CSO.

The Debt Clock, launched in July 2009, surpassed €85 billion by the end of December 2010, and it continued to rise precipitously in 2011 and 2012, slowing eventually in 2013.

The blog published by Finance Dublin charted the rise of the debt through this period in Irish economic history of the worst and most challenging phases of the Irish debt crisis. It argued consistently against calls by many economists and commentators, despairing of the potential of the open economy model for the Irish economy followed since the sixties, to default on the national debt. In the end the view prevailed and few since then question that this was the correct strategy as the Irish economy turned around to record 7 p.c. growth in 2015, coinciding with a fall in the debt-GDP ratio as dramatic on the downside as was experienced in the first years of the crisis. For a blow-by-blow account of those years, click on the link above.

Special Reports

Corporate Banking Ireland Corporate Banking 2016

Corporate Banking Ireland surveyed the range of banking services available in Ireland to major companies, surveying the opportunities, and the overall state of play regarding funding, and financing for major companies in Ireland. The report was aimed primarily at Irish corporates, CEOs, CFOs, treasurers and entrepreneurs, as well as their advisers, with a view to stimulating their interest in the wide and growing range of opportunities in the corporate finance sector.

The variety of options available and the keen prices at which they can be obtained, reflects the continued improvement in the business banking environment for corporates.

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Special Reports

Soon to be announced: Deals of the Year Awards 2017

Deals of the Year 2016

Finance Dublin received nominations for almost 160 deals for the forthcoming 2017 Deals of the Year Awards with nominating firms including accountancy firms, banks, corporate finance houses, public bodies, and corporates. The five awards categories of Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Loans & Financing and Financial Services each contain deals and transactions that highlight the depth of expertise in Ireland's financial and professional services. Especially evident in this year's list of nominations is a large increase in the level of deals that combine Irish world-leading sectoral expertise - for instance securitisation and aircraft leasing. Another trend evident is the use of Irish specialist expertise in large global deals from Spain to Australia to South Korea. While multi-billion euro deals feature strongly as in recent years there is a noticeable growth in nominations involving Irish SMEs gaining access to financing to drive their growth strategies.

The winning deals in last year's Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards recognised the achievements of a record year in corporate finance and financial services dealmaking, reflected in a record level of nominations for the awards - 155 nominations, compared with 111 in 2015. The 29 Winning Deals in 2016 profiled in the case studies of this Special Report celebrated the combination of talent, innovation and professionalism that is helped put Ireland at the top of Europe’s economic growth tables.

Investment Funds Ireland

Investment Funds 2017, The Irish Investment Funds Industry is one of the foremost platforms for maintaining a passport for collective funds across Europe after Brexit. Finance Dublin's Special Report provides a comprehensive profile of the readiness of the platform, which is in a robust state It describes in detail the key elements of the platform, including recent developments, such as the implementation of MIFID, not now to come into effect until January 3rd 2018. The latest edition was published in October 2016.

Special Report: Ireland: Aviation Finance Hub

Ireland: Aviation Finance Hub

The Special Report Ireland: International Aviation Finance Hub examines one of the most interesting jurisdictions in the world as a centre of aircraft financing - the Republic of Ireland. Its significance lies in its scale in the global financing of aviation, second only to the United States in aircraft leasing and trading activity. In the past year, it is estimated that financing of the order of $20 billion has been undertaken through Ireland, mostly through the channel of its aircraft leasing companies.

Finance Dublin Yearbook & Directory

Finance Dublin Yearbook 2015

The 2017 Edition of the FINANCE DUBLIN Yearbook & Directory of Ireland's International Financial Services is published in both print and E paper editions. The Yearbook is Finance Dublin's annual Review & Outlook edition, providing an overview of individual IFSC sectors in the year, and which provides an outlook for the coming year.

The Yearbook also contains an economic analysis of the importance of the IFSC in the Irish economy.

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