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COMMENT: Bank of Ireland's capital challenge

The Basel III capital rules, due to be implemented next year, will be very tough on Bank of Ireland, writes Jon Ihle

13th November, 2012
Jon Ihle

Bank of Ireland's interim management statement this morning was a generally positive update on the bank's gradual return to normality, but it also contained a worrying health warning on its capital outlook.

The bank, which is 15 per cent owned by the state, is making progress in a lot of key areas.

Today's statement says net interest margins are improving as the bank has managed to cut deposit rates and reprice loans - controversially including standard...

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