Irish and Spaniards got poorer as Dutch and Germans prospered, ECB says

Irish citizens lost more of their personal wealth than any other euro zone country after the financial crash

20th October, 2015
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Ireland's citizens lost more of their personal wealth than any other euro zone country in the aftermath of the financial crash while Germany and the Netherlands gained the most, fresh data from the European Central Bank shows.

In an analysis of the years between 2009 and 2013, ECB experts discovered that Ireland lost more than €18,000 per person, while Spaniards saw wealth dwindle by almost €13,000 as property in both nations plummeted.

Greeks saw their notional wealth...

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