Investors may ignore banks rights issues

much interest in participating in rights issues expected to take place at three Irish banks in the coming weeks, according to banking analysts.

3rd January, 2009

much interest in participating in rights issues expected to take place at three Irish banks in the coming weeks, according to banking analysts.

Some industry analysts believe the structure of the €5.5 billion injection of preference shares by the state into the three - AIB, Bank of Ireland and Anglo Irish Bank - could dissuade private sector investors from putting in fresh investment in 2009.

Dolmen Securities said further capital would be needed before the banks’...

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