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#Bond Markets

# bond-markets - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But that’s not what her Central Bank thinks…

# bond-markets - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

ECB may buy Irish bonds at end of bailout programme

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

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

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'

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

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

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets

The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…

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