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Independence Day? : Five reasons to be fearful

As Ireland exits the bailout, there are a number of factors that have investors worried, writes Jon Ihle.

15th December, 2013

Ireland is exiting the EU/IMF bailout programme with a strong wind at its back. Benchmark bond yields are down to below 3.5 per cent, the Irish stock market has had its best year since 2006 and key economic indicators such as unemployment are moving in the right direction.

Some external factors are working in the country's favour, too: the ECB under president Mario Draghi has cut interest rates and Ireland's two biggest trading partners - Britain...

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