The Economist’s reflections on today’s announcements are to be found here.
The Central Bank today (Thursday 30 September) published its assessment of the capital requirements resulting from the recently announced restructuring of Anglo Irish Bank.
In addition, the Central Bank has published the outcome of its review of the capital requirements of those Irish banks subject to the Prudential Capital Assessment Review (PCAR) exercise, in light of the estimated remaining haircuts to be applied by NAMA.
Anglo Irish Bank Restructuring
The Central Bank has assessed the injection of capital needed to meet minimum regulatory requirements under both a base, or central, scenario, taking account of expected losses, and under a severe hypothetical stress scenario.
This assessment has been applied to both the proposed Funding Bank and the Asset Recovery Bank that will be created. The total capital required for both institutions under the base, or expected loss, scenario is €29.3billion.
Under the stress scenario, in the event that unexpected additional losses are incurred, the Central Bank estimates that an additional €5 billion of capital could potentially be required.
This week’s edition of The Economist reports on the lrish banking crisis: you can read it here.
This report is available here.
You can download the report here.
The cover story in this weekend’s FT magazine reviews the Irish banking crisis and features several current and former IE bloggers: you can read it here.
An Taoiseach gives his views on the Irish Banking Crisis in this speech.
[This month will see much more on this topic, with the two scoping inquiries on the banking crisis due at the end of May.]
Colm McCarthy writes on this topic in today’s Sunday Business Post: you can read it here.
The IIEA is hosting some excellent speakers in the coming weeks: David Wright, Deputy Director General of DG MARKET at the European Commission; Stefan Ingves, Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank; and Justin O’ Brien, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the Australian National University.
Full details are available here.
Morgan makes a new contribution in today’s Irish Times: you can read it here.