Ireland's financial services magazine, established in 1987
| • Irish Life generates €204 million in its second year of ownership by Great-West Lifeco
February 11th 2016: In its second full year as a subsidiary of...
• Credit Suisse announces the opening of prime brokerage business in Dublin to service the global hedge fund industry
January 27th: Credit Suisse is to develop its major prime...
• 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...
• Entrepreneur survey: Economy bottlenecks in the labour area
November 23rd, 2015: Economy bottlenecks in the labour area,...
• Third IPO sees over €600 million equity raised on ISE in 2015
The initial public offering of online booking platform Hostelworld has raised...
• 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...
• The List: Finance Dublin 2015 Deals of the Year Awards
• Growth rather than recovery: Deals show vitality of the Irish corporate finance industry as 2014 sees return to rude health
Each year, the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Nominations provide a...
• The financial management opportunities for corporate treasurers in 2015
• 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...
• The global financial environment in 2015: a framework forecast for FDs and corporate treasurers
Economic forecasting is an inexact science, if even it can be regarded as a...
• 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...
• CSO data show GNP is up 7% in Q2 2014, over Q2 2013
GNP for the first half of 2014 was up by 6.1 per cent for the half year...
• Ireland topped eurozone GNP growth in 2013, with 3.4 p.c. rate
The release of the first official estimates for GNP and GDP for Ireland from...
• 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...
• Impact of Promissory Note replacement with sovereign debt
Impact of Promissory Note replacement with sovereign debt ...
• NTMA raises approximately a quarter of 2013 target funding in Syndicated Tap of 2017 bond, at 3.3 p.c. effectively marking the end of Ireland's lockout from bond markets
January 8th:The funds were raised at a yield of 3.316 per cent.
• Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in subordinated bonds, in first junior debt issuance by an Irish bank since the credit crisis began
12th December: In the first issuance of subordinated debt by an...
• AIB's €500 m covered bonds further evidence of stabilisation of Irish debt markets
November 29th: The Secretary General of the Department of...
• Central Bank signals willingness to consider opening of non-EU headquartered bank branches in Ireland, in significant shift signalled in interview with Finance Dublin
November 19th: The Financial Regulator, Matthew Elderfield, has...
• Credit rating agency Fitch has adjusted its outlook for Ireland from "negative" to "stable", in the first credit rating agency upgrade since Ireland's IMF bailout
November 14th: A spokesman for Ireland's National Treasury...
• Contingency plans for financial contracts in the case of a counter party’s country exiting EMU
James Richards outlines the issues that a contracting party should be aware...
• Deloitte Financial Reporting Brief: Supervisors help response to reporting challenge
Brendan Sheridan comments on the recommendations made by European, UK and...
• Diary: Events, Conferences, Courses & Seminars
|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.
Corporate Banking Ireland 2015
Corporate Banking Ireland 2015 surveys 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 is 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, reflect a marked change in the business environment in an exceptionally short timeframe.
Deals of the Year Awards 2015
The winners in this year's Finance Dublin Deals of the Year unearth a number of themes in effect in corporate Ireland. Reading between the lines one can see that the recovery in the economy continues and also how Ireland's leading corporates continue to navigate through a difficult funding environment by successfully raising finance both through the capital markets and through commercial lending.
Investment Funds Ireland
Investment Funds 2015, a special report on Ireland's funds industry for the international hedge fund and funds industry is a definitive showcase for Ireland's funds industry targeted to, among others, the global hedge fund and funds industry at a time of opportunity on many fronts.
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.
The 2015 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.