Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ireland Bank Rescue

Back in an October post, I mentioned the size of the external debt relative to the GDP of several countries.  Ireland's external debt is almost 10 times its GDP.  The real estate speculation on the Emerald Island made the U.S. market seem prudent.

As a result, the Irish government is taking control of Anglo Irish Bank Corp. and is injecting 2 billion Euro worth of capital into Allied Irish Banks & Bank of Ireland each.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what would squire Glucksman say...?