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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Bond Auction

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# NTMA
NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'
Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.
# Bond Auction
Ireland sells €500m of Treasury Bills at auction
The T-Bills were sold at a yield of 0.19 per cent.
# Bond Markets
Ireland buys back €500 million of its own bonds
The NTMA cancels €500 million of debts due to mature next month, after buying the bonds on the second-hand market.
# Bond Auction
Ireland sells first 10-year government bonds since before bailout
The NTMA planned to raise about €3bn in an auction – but got bids for over four times as much, leading to the sale of €5bn.
# Happy New Year
Ireland raises another €2.5bn at the bond markets
The short-notice auction is the biggest since we were bailed out – and helps build up a cash buffer ahead of fiscal independence.
# AIB
AIB raises €500 million in auction of three-year bond
The almost entirely State-owned bank raises €500 million by selling a bond which is not guaranteed by the government.
# Independence Day
Bank of Ireland becomes first bank to borrow without State support
The bank has become the first bailed-out lender to raise money on the open markets, raising €1 billion in a bond auction.
# Prime Numbers
Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers
Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?
# Bond Markets
Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically
The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.
# Bond Auction
NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week
The treasury agency will auction €500 million of three-month bills on Thursday.
# 007
Bond auction: Your Roadster has arrived
Classic cars, M’s letter opener, first-edition Fleming books and Daniel Craig’s sunglasses: all up for grabs in charity 50 Years of James Bond auction.
# Prime Numbers
Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers
How much gold is in an Olympic Gold medal? And just how bad IS that South Korean archer’s vision?
# Bond Auction
Back to the markets: Ireland to offer €500 million of three-month bills
The first auction will be held on Thursday.
# Spain
Downgraded: Spain's credit rating slashed by Fitch with negative outlook
The cost of bailing out Spain’s banks could be as high as €100 billion, the ratings agency warned as it forecast a recession for the rest of this year and next.
# Spain
Spain set for second debt auction of the week
Government plans to auction up to €2.5bn in bonds today in a key test of investor confidence.
# Bond Auction
Borrowing costs for eurozone bailout fund fall after Greek deal
The EFSF issues a new round of 6-month bills – with interest rates significantly lower than at the same time last month.
# Downgrade
Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction
What downgrade? Italy flogs billions in 12-year bonds with interest rates falling dramatically on a similar bond last month.
# EFSF
EU bailout fund overcomes downgrade with successful bond auction
The EFSF sells six-month bills with an average interest rate of 0.2664 per cent – despite being downgraded yesterday.
# Bondwatch
Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction
Spain sees the interest rate for 12-month bonds fall significantly, while Belgium has mixed results in an auction of its own.
# Bonds
The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money
Germany this morning issued a new batch of 6-month bills – and demand was so intense that the yield is negative.
# Bond Auctions
Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions
There’s little respite for Greece, though, which is asked to pay a higher yield on an experimental auction of short-term bonds.
# Italy
Italy pays nearly 8 per cent for three-year bonds
Italy faces its highest cost of borrowing ever, raising €3.5bn through the sale of three-year bonds at rates of 7.9 per cent.
# Belgium
Belgium follows Italy, Germany in seeing borrowing costs surge
Belgium successfully raises €450m in a bond auction, but pays its highest yield since 2000 – up by 1.3 per cent from last month.
# Eurozone
Merkel and Sarkozy to meet new Italian PM for reform talks
Mario Monti will hold a ‘mini-summit’ with the French and German leaders amid jitters over yesterday’s bond auction fiasco.
# Markets
"Disaster" German bond auction sends European markets down
Germany issues €6bn in 10-year bonds – but only €3.8bn were sold, leaving the central bank to step in and buy the rest.
# Default
Iceland’s finance minister: 'Ireland shouldn’t copy our formula for default'
Ireland and Greece can’t follow the recovery mode as Iceland did, finance minister Steingrimur Sigfusson insists.
# Bond Auction
NTMA sells off another €400m of government debt
The National Treasury Management Agency raises some more short-term cash – but sells off less than the maximum.
# Bond Auction
Yields on short-term bills head downward after Anglo announcement
The NTMA sells off 5- and 7-month bonds at smaller yields than two weeks ago, despite the spike in 10-year bond rates.
# Bond Auction
Moody's downgrade hits as NTMA forced into higher interest
Today’s auction of government bonds results in more expensive yields than before.