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#Bond Markets

# bond-markets - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus
# European Stimulus
# European Stimulus

Faced with rising borrowing costs for EU governments, the ECB says it will increase the pace of stimulus

Mar 11th 2021, 2:33 PM 12,226 Views 10 Comments

European GDP is set to shrink further in the first quarter of the year, says ECB President Christine Lagarde.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief
# Inflation Stations
# Inflation Stations

We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief

Apr 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,397 Views 10 Comments

Moody’s ratings agency “delayed on the way down and on the way up” on Irish debt.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jan 7th 2014, 10:58 PM 15,837 Views 6 Comments

Today everyone’s been talking about a grim discovery in Offaly, Ireland’s bond market return and Ralf Lauren’s niece in a pub courtroom.

Ireland’s post-bailout return to the bond markets raised €3.75 bn
# NTMA
# NTMA

Ireland’s post-bailout return to the bond markets raised €3.75 bn

Jan 7th 2014, 10:38 PM 17,843 Views 183 Comments

Demand for the 10-year benchmark bond amounted to €14 billion.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

European stocks rise to cap a bumper 2013 for traders
# Markets
# Markets

European stocks rise to cap a bumper 2013 for traders

Dec 31st 2013, 12:13 PM 5,452 Views 22 Comments

Stocks have been boosted this year by the upbeat global economic outlook, low interest rates and central bank stimulus policies.

# bond-markets - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

Dec 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,048 Views 14 Comments

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

NTMA to sell more T-Bills but markets unlikely to learn anything
# More Bills
# More Bills

NTMA to sell more T-Bills but markets unlikely to learn anything

Sep 17th 2013, 11:07 AM 3,781 Views 17 Comments

Ireland will hope to sell €500 million worth of short-term treasury bills this week with the short-term loans are expected to go with little fuss.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Ireland buys back €500 million of its own bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland buys back €500 million of its own bonds

Mar 20th 2013, 3:56 PM 12,812 Views 34 Comments

The NTMA cancels €500 million of debts due to mature next month, after buying the bonds on the second-hand market.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

NTMA announces issue of new 10-year bond 'in due course'
# Bonds
# Bonds

NTMA announces issue of new 10-year bond 'in due course'

Mar 12th 2013, 9:25 PM 6,509 Views 15 Comments

The bond will help restore market confidence in Ireland.

# bond-markets - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Draghi: ECB's bond-buying programme can't help Ireland escape bailout
# ECB
# ECB

Draghi: ECB's bond-buying programme can't help Ireland escape bailout

Mar 7th 2013, 5:20 PM 7,288 Views 56 Comments

The ECB president says the bank won’t use its bond-buying programme to ease Ireland out if its EU-IMF funding.

# bond-markets - Friday 8 February, 2013

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls as NTMA formally issues new bonds
# Moving On Up?
# Moving On Up?

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls as NTMA formally issues new bonds

Feb 8th 2013, 6:49 PM 6,339 Views 28 Comments

The body that manages Irish debt has formally issued new bonds to replace the promissory notes.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Ireland to sell €500 million Treasury Bills this week
# Treasury Bills
# Treasury Bills

Ireland to sell €500 million Treasury Bills this week

Jan 15th 2013, 10:10 AM 4,286 Views 16 Comments

The auction is the latest in a series of measures undertaken by the National Treasury Management Agency as it looks to return Ireland to normal lending markets.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

NTMA in talks with investors on selling new 10-year bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

NTMA in talks with investors on selling new 10-year bonds

Jan 9th 2013, 2:01 PM 2,729 Views 27 Comments

The body in charge of Ireland’s borrowing says it’s looking at trying to sell Ireland’s first 10-year bond since 2010.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Ireland raises another €2.5bn at the bond markets
# Happy New Year
# Happy New Year

Ireland raises another €2.5bn at the bond markets

Jan 8th 2013, 2:38 PM 6,187 Views 68 Comments

The short-notice auction is the biggest since we were bailed out – and helps build up a cash buffer ahead of fiscal independence.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt
# Greece
# Greece

Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt

Dec 12th 2012, 2:46 PM 7,725 Views 25 Comments

The deal will see some people get only a third of their money back – but others will get three times their investment.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls to lowest since April 2010
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls to lowest since April 2010

Dec 4th 2012, 12:27 PM 4,557 Views 36 Comments

Bond markets responded positively to Greece’s proposal to buy back its debts – and Ireland is benefiting.

# bond-markets - Monday 3 December, 2012

Greece asks creditors to sell their bonds back to the government
# Greece
# Greece

Greece asks creditors to sell their bonds back to the government

Dec 3rd 2012, 9:23 AM 4,148 Views 24 Comments

Athens will buy back its bonds, for between 30 and 40 per cent of their face value, in order to clear its debts.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Fitch takes Ireland's credit rating off 'negative' watch list
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

Fitch takes Ireland's credit rating off 'negative' watch list

Nov 14th 2012, 6:44 PM 7,976 Views 50 Comments

Ireland’s credit rating is still only BBB+, but Fitch says it’s no longer expecting to downgrade us again.

# bond-markets - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers

Oct 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,294 Views 3 Comments

How much does it cost to bring football into disrepute on Twitter? And how do NAMA’s accounts look?

# bond-markets - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Spain to announce Budget - with €39bn of cuts on the table
# Spain
# Spain

Spain to announce Budget - with €39bn of cuts on the table

Sep 27th 2012, 9:56 AM 4,039 Views 18 Comments

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy will hope that the hard-hitting Budget will soften the terms of any prospective bailout.

# bond-markets - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Cost of government borrowing reaches lowest level since bailout
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Cost of government borrowing reaches lowest level since bailout

Sep 20th 2012, 1:05 PM 3,653 Views 25 Comments

Interest on a 9-year Irish bond – the benchmark bond currently in circulation – has fallen below 5 per cent.

# bond-markets - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically

Sep 13th 2012, 10:48 AM 8,711 Views 72 Comments

The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Cost of borrowing for Ireland falls after German court ruling
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Cost of borrowing for Ireland falls after German court ruling

Sep 12th 2012, 3:05 PM 7,099 Views 21 Comments

The green light for the ESM from the German constitutional court has driven down the yield on Irish government bonds.

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets
# Markets
# Markets

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets

Sep 12th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,384 Views 4 Comments

However, John Corrigan does warn that “wider uncertainties” in the eurozone could be risk factor to Ireland’s progress.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week
# Bond Auction
# Bond Auction

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week

Sep 11th 2012, 9:45 AM 1,970 Views 4 Comments

The treasury agency will auction €500 million of three-month bills on Thursday.

# bond-markets - Friday 7 September, 2012

ECB's bond-buying is not a breach of its rules - Merkel
# ECB
# ECB

ECB's bond-buying is not a breach of its rules - Merkel

Sep 7th 2012, 12:14 PM 3,922 Views 32 Comments

But that’s not what her Central Bank thinks…

# bond-markets - Thursday 6 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Sep 6th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,512 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

ECB may buy Irish bonds at end of bailout programme
# ECB
# ECB

ECB may buy Irish bonds at end of bailout programme

Sep 6th 2012, 2:50 PM 5,523 Views 44 Comments

The European Central Bank’s new bond-purchasing programme will see the bank lend to countries coming out of bailout programmes.

# bond-markets - Thursday 2 August, 2012

S&P: Return to markets is promising - but we won't increase Ireland's rating
# Rain On Our Parade
# Rain On Our Parade

S&P: Return to markets is promising - but we won't increase Ireland's rating

Aug 2nd 2012, 1:33 PM 4,009 Views 13 Comments

The return to the bond markets is “an indication of progress”, it says – but the cost of borrowing is still way too high.

# bond-markets - Monday 30 July, 2012

Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge

Jul 30th 2012, 9:51 AM 2,016 Views 12 Comments

There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.

# bond-markets - Friday 27 July, 2012

Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'
# Bonds
# Bonds

Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'

Jul 27th 2012, 8:42 AM 3,018 Views 26 Comments

The NTMA auctioned over €4 billion in Irish bonds yesterday in the first long-term debt sale since the bailout.

# bond-markets - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Mario Draghi: The ECB will do "whatever it takes" to save the euro
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Mario Draghi: The ECB will do "whatever it takes" to save the euro

Jul 26th 2012, 8:46 PM 3,542 Views 16 Comments

Stock markets around the world rocketed after the usually reserved ECB president insisted the euro would not be abandoned.

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Jul 26th 2012, 8:00 PM 8,265 Views 7 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets

Jul 26th 2012, 5:41 PM 12,798 Views 80 Comments

Investors were willing to give us €4.19 billion in loans maturing in 2017 and 2020 – but they come at a cost.

# bond-markets - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask
# Explainer
# Explainer

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask

Jun 30th 2012, 8:30 AM 7,254 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s ongoing struggle is to get back to the markets – but what ARE the bond markets? Here’s our grind.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer

Jun 26th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,037 Views 6 Comments

The NTMA says it wants to get back to issuing some bills ‘during the summer months’ to warm up for full re-entry.

Spanish borrowing costs nearly triple in short-term auction
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

Spanish borrowing costs nearly triple in short-term auction

Jun 26th 2012, 10:52 AM 1,851 Views 6 Comments

Spain issued some 3-month and 6-month bills this morning – but saw its rates rocket following its bailout request.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again

Jun 19th 2012, 11:05 AM 2,776 Views 14 Comments

Spain sold off €3 billion in 12-month bills, but paid the price as investors continued to demand a high premium for their money.

# bond-markets - Monday 18 June, 2012

Euro crisis: Spanish cost of borrowing hits 7pc as investors seek safety
# Yikes!
# Yikes!

Euro crisis: Spanish cost of borrowing hits 7pc as investors seek safety

Jun 18th 2012, 10:39 AM 2,123 Views 13 Comments

The costs had fallen after Greece’s election, but are back up this morning as the fear of contagion remains…

# bond-markets - Friday 15 June, 2012

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
# In Summary
# In Summary

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review

Jun 15th 2012, 4:30 PM 5,655 Views 15 Comments

The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.

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