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  • Two of Bank of Ireland's largest shareholders, Wilbur Ross and Fairfax Financial, have begun selling a 6.4 percent share in the country's largest lender.

  • LONDON, Oct 25- Yield-hungry pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are stepping in where crisis-hit, regulation-laden banks are pulling back: lending to cash-starved businesses.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 12- Irish lenders' reliance on emergency funding was little changed in September with outstanding loans of 120 billion euros, the country's central bank said on Friday.

  • By Claire Ruckin and Tessa Walsh. LONDON, Oct 10- State-backed Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the former Anglo Irish Bank, is considering selling a loan portfolio of up to 2 billion euros as part of its push to wind up its operations by 2020, banking sources said on Tuesday.

  • By Claire Ruckin and Tessa Walsh. LONDON, Oct 10- State-backed Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the former Anglo Irish Bank, is considering selling a loan portfolio of up to 2 billion euros as part of its push to wind up its operations by 2020, banking sources said on Tuesday.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 8- The Irish central bank on Monday announced the names of six lenders under investigation over mis-selling payment protection insurance and said it was considering enforcement action against them.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 8- These are some of the leading stories in Ireland's newspapers on Monday. -The Central Bank has named six of the seven lenders ordered to review whether they had mis-sold payment protection insurance with loans or credit cards and has warned that lenders face enforcement action over any mis-selling.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 3- Irish credit institutions will pay a combined 25 million euros per year into a new 350 million euro resolution fund to minimise taxpayer's exposure to future problems in the financial sector, the government on Wednesday.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 3- Allied Irish Banks will increase its mortgage rates by 0.5 percentage points for the second time in two months in November in a bid to stem big losses, putting pressure on struggling home owners in the process.

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    Ireland’s central bank just announced results of the latest stress tests on its banks. It indicated that four of the country’s largest banks could require up to 24 billion Euros of additional capital, including 13.3 billion Euros for Allied Irish Banks and 5.2 billion Euros for Bank of Ireland.

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    The stress tests, due to be published later Thursday, are expected to show the country's banks need more liquidity support than first believed, but even so, some analysts say they will still be insufficient.

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  • Most major European indices are down 1 percent to 2 percent, as more sovereign debt contagion worries spread. Europe’s FT Deutschland newspaper reported that euro zone countries are seeking to push Portugal to accept a bailout package to prevent its bigger neighbor Spain from doing the same. Portugal has denied the report.

  • Stocks finished the session sharply higher Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, following a handful of reports that offered some hope that the U.S. economy was improving.