| ||Date||Title and Description
|30/07/2014||Economic Letter - Vol 2014, No. 6
Corporate Liquidations in Ireland - Eoin O'Brien & Rebecca Stuart
|28/07/2014||Quarterly Bulletin QB3
Quarterly Bulletin Number 3 for the Central Bank of Ireland 2014
|24/07/2014||Ireland and the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure
The Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP), introduced in late 2011, is
one of the key components of the reformed European economic governance
framework. With its goal of ensuring that macroeconomic imbalances do
not emerge as they did in the 2000s, the MIP is part of a strengthened EU
economic surveillance framework and is designed to complement the revised
Stability and Growth Pact. While it is not clear to what extent the presence
of an MIP in the last decade would have reduced Irish imbalances before the
financial crisis, it would, at the very least, have placed more of a spotlight on
credit and competitiveness developments. With Ireland exiting its Economic
Adjustment Programme in December 2013 it is now subject to the MIP. There
has been a reduction in the scale of Irish imbalances since the recession;
internal imbalances are improving but some will take time to unwind from their
current high levels, while external imbalances are currently less of a concern.
|24/07/2014||Reinsurance in Ireland:Development and Issues
Ireland has the second-highest number of reinsurance companies in
Europe, with its asset size corresponding to over 30 per cent of GDP. The
Irish reinsurance industry plays a significant role in the global market. Using
aggregated company-level data, the contribution of reinsurance to the
Irish economy is shown to be relatively low compared with other insurance
businesses. This article examines factors which contribute to reinsurance
companies locating in Ireland, and attempts to review the potential implications
for the reinsurance industry from the introduction of the new EU regulatory
framework, Solvency II. The financial stability considerations arising from the
location of these companies in Ireland are also explored.
|16/07/2014||Economic Letter - Vol 2014, No. 5
Interest-only mortgages in Ireland - Jane Kelly, Gerard Kennedy & Tara McIndoe-Calder
|27/06/2014||Economic Letter - Vol 2014, No. 4
Operational targets and the yield curve: the euro area and Switzerland - Danielle Kedan and Rebecca Stuart
|12/06/2014||Macro-Financial Review 2014.1
|29/05/2014||Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Bank of Montreal Ireland plc
The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has entered into a Settlement Agreement with effect from 21 May 2014 with Bank of Montreal Ireland p.l.c. (the “Firm”), a regulated financial services provider, in relation to prescribed contraventions of the European Communities (Capital Adequacy of Credit Institutions) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 661/2006) (as amended) (the “2006 Regulations”) and of the European Communities (Licensing and Supervision of Credit Institutions) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 395/1992) (the “1992 Regulations”).
|21/05/2014||Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Squared Financial Services Limited
The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has entered into a Settlement Agreement with effect from 16 May 2014 with Squared Financial Services Limited (the “Firm”), a regulated financial services provider, in relation to contraventions of the European Communities (Capital Adequacy of Credit Institutions) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 661 of 2006) (the “Capital Adequacy Regulations”) and the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 60 of 2007) (the “MiFID Regulations”).
|16/05/2014||Economic Letter - Vol 2014, No. 3
Profiling the indebtedness of Irish SMEs - Fergal McCann
|08/05/2014||Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and FBD Insurance plc
The Central Bank of Ireland has entered into a Settlement Agreement with effect from 8 May 2014 with FBD Insurance plc, a regulated financial services provider, in relation to breaches of regulatory requirements contained in the Consumer Protection Code 2006.
|30/04/2014||Central Bank of Ireland Annual Performance Statement 2013-2014
The Annual Performance Statement documents financial regulatory activities undertaken during 2013 and planned for 2014.
|30/04/2014||Central Bank of Ireland Annual Report 2013
The Annual Report documents the activities and presents the annual accounts of the Central Bank of Ireland for the year ended 31 December 2013.
|09/04/2014||Economic Letter- Vol 2014, No. 2
Do Irish households respond to deposit rates? - Jane Kelly, Nuala O'Donnell, Martina Sherman & Maria Woods. This letter focuses on the Irish household deposit market, describing some of the key developments in this segment during the crisis. It also tests if deposit movements are affected by differences in deposit rates across the banks, over the period 2003Q1 through 2013Q2.
|04/04/2014||Analysis of Recent Monetary Operations and Financial Market Developments
In this article we review 2013 and early 2014, examining
the main changes to the ECB’s operational framework and the evolution of
Eurosystem lending, particularly the Early Repayment Operations (EROs)
relating to the two 3-year Longer Term Refinancing Operations (LTROs). The
article studies the use of the ECB’s standing facilities, while it also reports on
the improvements in money markets over the review period. Finally, we also
examine the Irish sovereign’s on-going return to debt markets before briefly
analysing changes in TARGET2 balances over 2013.