In March AIB’s chief financial officer Mark Bourke said its capital levels were “massively and comfortably” above the minimum ECB target

AIB’s riskiest bonds are among the worst performing in Europe this year as investors fret over the bank’s failure to disclose a key regulatory capita(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath that “things are going quite well for AIB”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is not “rushing” into selling AIB but there is the possibility of a sale of some of the bank at the end of next year or in the cours(...)

Ban of Ireland’s core equity Tier 1 capital, a gauge of financial stability that fully reflects incoming Basel III banking rules, rose to 9.0 per cent in December from 8.6 per cent in June. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland is confident it has enough capital for European stress tests this year, chief executive officer Richie Boucher said. The(...)

Moody’s, one of a trio of agencies that assess countries’ and corporations’ ability to repay their debts, provoked controversy yesterday by re-affirming its long-standing rating of the Republic’s national debt at Ba1 with a negative outlook. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Ratings agency Moody’s said yesterday the Republic’s vulnerability to Europe’s continuing financial crisis was the main reason behind its decis(...)