Markets & Economics
Bad banks: Winning the bad debt GAME
If it is to maximise recovery, a distressed debt vehicle such as Nama requires speed, courage and shrewd adaptation to corporate culture – a difficult task under the glare of public accountability, writes John Sheehan.
Economics: A time for cool heads as Europe faces the abyss
Ireland is walking a tightrope on debt sustainability – but GDP growth must be our focus, writes Don Walshe.
Financial risk: The human factor
Where human agency is involved, the risk-management paradigm goes out the window, writes Martin Mullins.
Financial Services: Change is gonna come
Eunan O’Carroll, director of sales and marketing at Friends First tells Rachel McDonald about the huge changes facing the Irish pension industry.
Global markets: All you ever needed to know about ETFs
With their low cost structure, ‘passive’ ETFs can be a better proposition than managed funds, writes Paula Niall.
Investec Global Outlook: China: hard ball in Beijing
With the Chinese government carefully managing the threat that asset bubbles may form in its booming economy, Investec predicts inflation and growth levels should return to normal levels in the second half of 2011, writes Justin Doyle.
Investment: The fat of the land
Some of the best returns this decade will come from agriculture investments, writes Peter Whelan.