As shares fall, should state sell or keep its 70% stake in AIB?

The next government must make some big decisions about how much it wants to be involved with a bank that has ongoing issues with overcharging and profitability

19th January, 2020
As shares fall, should state sell or keep its 70% stake in AIB?
AIB has ongoing issues with profitability. Picture: Maura Hickey

Timing the sale of shares is far from an exact science, but whoever wins next month’s general election is likely to have to wait quite a while before it gets the chance to sell the remainder of the state’s shareholding in AIB – assuming, of course, that the new government doesn’t want to keep the shares for ideological reasons.

AIB is having a tough time of it in the...

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