El Gobierno irlandés sale del capital de Bank of Ireland a los 13 años del rescue

The Irish Government sells its last participation in the Bank of Ireland (BoI), the second most important private bank in this country, which rescued between 2009 and 2011 to face the collapse of the financial sector. Las ultimas acciones que tenía el Estado en el BoI, en el que lego tener un peso en el capital del 13.9%, las ha colocado a 6,17 euros cada una en su fase finalhasta generated 841 million euros, with what he has ingresado casi 6.700 million euros since he rescued the entity with 4.700 million.

The Irish Minister of Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has assured that this operation marks “an important hit” in the way followed by successive Executives for “devolve the bank to the private sector”. The Government of Dublin injected up to 64,000 million euros in the rescue of its financial system. Esta medida obligó después a Irlanda a pedir en 2010 a la Unión Europea (UE) y el International Monetary Fund (FMI) un programa de ayuda por 85,000 million de euros, del que salió en 2013 tras un ajuste económico y una reforma de su banca.

The Department of Finance has indicated that it still has a participation equivalent to 4.900 million de euros en las otras dos entities que rescató: Permanent TSB and Allied Irish Banks. At the end of the year, its participation was reduced to 62.4% as a result of issuing new shares to deal with the Ulster business of NatWest Group. On the other hand, the participation of Allied Irish Banks has reduced to 63.5%. El ministro aseguró que prevé reducir la participation in el PTSB desde el 75% actual hasta el 62,4% a final de este añowhile the AIB has fallen from 71.2% to 63.5%.

“When he announced in June 2021 the plan to sell shares (of the BoI), he commented that the bank is an activity that implies the taking of credit risks and, consequently, must be assumed by the private sector” subrayó hoy Donohoe. El titular del Finanzas insisted that the “taxpayer money” used to rescue the banks “debe de recuperarse para destinarlo a purpose mas productiveos”.

La economía irlandesa ha experienced un rápido crecimiento en los ultimos años, con ascensos a doble dígito, sin tener en cuenta el roto por la pandemia. The gross domestic product (GDP) of the country grew by 11.1% during the second quarter of the year compared to the same period of 2021. In the preparation of this figure, the impact of the multinationals based in the country is taken into account. lo que la CSO también recurre a un indicador que amortigua esta Distortion with Modified Domestic Demand (MMD, sus siglas en inglés). In this context, the MMD grew by 10.6% between the past April and June with respect to the second quarter of 2021.

The CSO also indicated that the GDP increased by 1.8% in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the first three months of the year, while it grew by 11% in the seis meses hasta el pasado junio Likewise, the MMD grew by 4.3% during the second quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2021 and 11.7% in the first half compared to the previous year, the analysis pointed out. When excluding the activities of the multinationals, the CSO pointed out that the gross national product (PNB), centered on domestic activity, grew by 2.1% in the second quarter.

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