Market Talk with Ian Guider

The billable hours brigade pushes for further AIB sale

2nd July, 2017
Bernard Byrne: no matter how great the demand for another round of state divestment gets, his hands are tied by a lock-in clauseShane O’Neill

AIB’s affable chief executive Bernard Byrne did a round of British media last Tuesday to mark the beginning of official trading in the bank’s shares on the Dublin and London stock exchanges. He popped up on the BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC before I lost count.

The question that most of the international broadcasters wanted to ask Byrne was whether the Irish state would get back all of the near €21 billion...

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