COMMENTS: Opposing views on Irish debt

A fascinating dichotomy is emerging in international investors' views of Ireland. There is undoubtedly genuine buying interest but scepticism too, writes Cliff Taylor.

19th November, 2012
Fund managers are about as complimentary of each other's work as plumbers, writes Cliff Taylor.

Opposing views make a "market" - the bulls buy from the bears and so on. And interesting differences are starting to emerge in international investors' views of Ireland.

For the moment things are going well - ESB raised money last week, as did Bank of Ireland and the National Treasury Management Agency may go back into the market for long term debt this week, while there are also signs of AIB undertaking some issuance.


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