Tuesday August 11, 2020

Market Talk

The state’s proposed sale of AIB shares raises questions about just how much bank is worth

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

27th November, 2016
AIB headquarters: the current value of the bank is up in the air

What lay behind the Department of Finance’s unexpected announcement earlier this month that it was seeking advisers for the possible part-privatisation of AIB in 2017 or 2018?

Anyone who has paid even a small amount of attention to banking stocks this year knows it has been a pretty rough ride. The weakness of bank shares has been compounded by Brexit and, specifically for AIB, by the fact that it was found to be the second-worst...

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