Bank of China to buy Goodbody

galway_blow_in

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hope their fees come down , not a client but my mother had shares with them for years , holy cow , the fees
 

Zenith63

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Does anybody else feel a little uneasy about this? If a Russian or North Korean government agency were the ones buying Goodbody would it be allowed to proceed?
 

Zenith63

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Does anybody else feel a little uneasy about this? If a Russian or North Korean government agency were the ones buying Goodbody would it be allowed to proceed?
FWIW it’s articles like this - https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/china-has-a-lot-of-spies-in-ireland-activists-claim-1.4097005?mode=amp - that make me uneasy about allowing acquisitions of financial institutions like this. Really feel a conversation needs to be had about whether perhaps the EU should be taking a view on these events where questionable third party nations are involved?
 

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I used to use GB's years ago for a share account. The charges I found as a small investor were prohibitive. I left them for TD Waterhouse who were subsequently taken over by interactive investor UK. Very reasonable charges and excellent customer care.
 

Andrew365

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My simple view was it would aide Chinese investors to put money into Ireland or just get money out China in general.

Who else is going to buy the €1m penthouses on shelbourne road?

Good for the economy that it isnt Irish banks lending to Irish businesses but will be bad for property. Just look at Canada
 

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Yep. When the first deal fell through the joke around town was that they couldn’t find a big enough washing machine. If a printer would do, the State could have taken care of that.
 
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