Anglo Republic: Inside the Bank That Broke Ireland by Simon Carswell

By Simon Carswell

As overdue as 2007, Anglo Irish financial institution was once a darling of the markets, the world over well-known as one of many quickest transforming into monetary associations on the planet. by way of 2008, it used to be bust. The Irish government's hopeless makes an attempt to save lots of Anglo have led the nation to break - culminating in a punitive IMF bailout in past due 2010 and perilous the way forward for the euro. Now, for the 1st time, the whole tale of the Anglo catastrophe is being instructed - by way of the journalist who has led the way in which in insurance of the financial institution and its many secrets and techniques. Drawing on his unrivaled assets in and round Anglo, Simon Carswell of the "Irish Times" indicates how the company version that introduced Anglo two decades of incredible progress was once additionally on the center of its - and Ireland's - downfall. He paints a bright and aggravating photograph of existence inside of Anglo - the credits committee conferences, the lightning-quick negotiations with estate builders, the tradition of lavish leisure - and of the boys who presided over its dizzying upward thrust and fall: Sean FitzPatrick, David Drumm, Willie McAteer etc. this isn't basically the 1st complete account of the Anglo catastrophe; it's going to even be the definitive one.

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Zu Beginn des Jahres lagen sie noch bei 7,8 Prozent. Hier wurde der enorme Finanzierungsbedarf zur Deckung der Kosten der Wiedervereinigung bereits deutlich, zumal seitens der Politik zu diesem Zeitpunkt Steuererhöhungen kategorisch abgelehnt wurden. 34 | Teil 2 – Wiedervereinigungsboom und Rezession Die Bilanz des ersten Jahres sah für die Junginvestoren wie folgt aus: Sirko hat Ende März seine Aktien in Staatsanleihen getauscht. Damit konnte er die Aktiengewinne des ersten Quartals sichern und noch einen hohen Zuwachs durch die Zinseinnahmen erzielen.

Für den Standort Frankfurt bedeutete die Entscheidung eine klare Aufwertung zu einer Finanzmetropole Europas. Fallende Zinsen und angestoßene Restrukturierungsbemühungen der Unternehmen waren der Schmierstoff für die deutschen Aktienmärkte. Der DAX legte 1993 trotz Rezession um 46,7 Prozent zu. Insbesondere die Nachfrage aus dem Ausland verhalf den deutschen Aktienwerten zum Höhenflug. Die Unternehmen waren im internationalen Vergleich niedrig bewertet und die starke Währung bescherte den ausländischen Investoren zusätzliche Gewinne.

Doch auch die neuen Bereiche wie Luft- und Raumfahrt sowie Elektronik schrieben hohe operative Verluste. Die Integration und Sanierung der Konzerntochter AEG schlug acht Jahre nach Übernahme durch Daimler fehl. Mehr als fünf Milliarden DM soll Daimler während dieser Zeit in die marode Tochter investiert haben. Gewinne konnte die AEG im Gegenzug nur spärlich zurück überweisen. Eine radikale Schrumpfung durch Teilverkäufe war geplant. Für die Übernahme der Bahnaktivitäten wurde mit Siemens verhandelt, die Haushaltsgeräte sollten mehrheitlich an den schwedischen Mitbewerber Electrolux gehen.

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