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#Bond Markets

# bond-markets - Friday 15 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 15th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,323 Views 10 Comments

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

# bond-markets - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Even Germany's cost of borrowing is beginning to rise again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Even Germany's cost of borrowing is beginning to rise again

Jun 13th 2012, 10:40 AM 1,609 Views 11 Comments

Although Germany’s bond yields are still far lower than a year ago, it’s been rising sharply in the last few days…

# bond-markets - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Euro crisis: Spain's cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of 'race against time'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Euro crisis: Spain's cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of 'race against time'

Jun 12th 2012, 3:12 PM 3,617 Views 23 Comments

If you were lending cash to the Spanish government for 10 years, you’d get an annual interest rate of 6.76 per cent.

# bond-markets - Monday 11 June, 2012

German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes
# Spanish Bailout
# Spanish Bailout

German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes

Jun 11th 2012, 8:44 AM 3,279 Views 43 Comments

Germany ensured that Spain’s €100bn banking bailout would go through the government – meaning it counts towards national debt.

# bond-markets - Friday 8 June, 2012

Brussels and Berlin: 'No news' on potential Spanish request for bailout
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Brussels and Berlin: 'No news' on potential Spanish request for bailout

Jun 8th 2012, 1:13 PM 1,867 Views 25 Comments

Both the European Commission and the German government say Spain has not made a formal application for EU funding.

# bond-markets - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Spain sees borrowing costs rise, while France's hit euro-era lows
# Two-tier Europe
# Two-tier Europe

Spain sees borrowing costs rise, while France's hit euro-era lows

Jun 7th 2012, 11:25 AM 2,022 Views 3 Comments

It’s a tale of two Europes as countries go to the bond markets this morning…

# bond-markets - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Spain: We're being frozen out of markets, and we need help now
# Spanish Economy
# Spanish Economy

Spain: We're being frozen out of markets, and we need help now

Jun 6th 2012, 9:36 AM 2,558 Views 34 Comments

The Spanish treasury minister says Spain “doesn’t have the market door open”, at a time it needs cash to help its banks.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Fitch: Yes vote removes uncertainty, but return to markets still 'unclear'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Fitch: Yes vote removes uncertainty, but return to markets still 'unclear'

Jun 5th 2012, 8:34 AM 1,722 Views 19 Comments

The ratings agency says approving the Fiscal Compact removes a risk, but doesn’t guarantee a return to the markets.

# bond-markets - Saturday 2 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Jun 2nd 2012, 9:02 AM 3,379 Views 10 Comments

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# bond-markets - Monday 28 May, 2012

Spain sees cost of borrowing rise, as major bank seeks €19bn bailout
# Beaten Path
# Beaten Path

Spain sees cost of borrowing rise, as major bank seeks €19bn bailout

May 28th 2012, 12:55 PM 1,386 Views 6 Comments

This all feels eerily familiar…

# bond-markets - Monday 21 May, 2012

Noonan dismisses plan for government bonds linked to tax income
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Noonan dismisses plan for government bonds linked to tax income

May 21st 2012, 2:11 PM 2,209 Views 10 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath had asked the finance minister to consider a bond specifically linked to exchequer returns.

# bond-markets - Friday 4 May, 2012

Norway sells off its entire stash of Irish government bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Norway sells off its entire stash of Irish government bonds

May 4th 2012, 11:45 AM 9,045 Views 76 Comments

The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund fears that Ireland and Portugal bonds are not ‘predictable’ and could default.

# bond-markets - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off
# Spain
# Spain

Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off

Apr 19th 2012, 12:03 PM 1,525 Views 2 Comments

Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Spanish bond sale passes off with higher than expected investor interest
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond sale passes off with higher than expected investor interest

Apr 17th 2012, 1:45 PM 1,222 Views 4 Comments

But analysts say the big test comes on Thursday, at Spain’s next debt auction.

# bond-markets - Monday 16 April, 2012

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Apr 16th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,750 Views 9 Comments

Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Apr 11th 2012, 8:06 PM 5,316 Views 6 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

ECB may re-enter bond markets after Italian auction flops
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB may re-enter bond markets after Italian auction flops

Apr 11th 2012, 2:14 PM 2,396 Views 13 Comments

Investors declined the opportunity to buy short-term Italian bills this morning, seeing interest rates double from last month.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Apr 10th 2012, 4:40 PM 4,545 Views 8 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Back to the markets: NTMA prepares to issue annuity bond
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Back to the markets: NTMA prepares to issue annuity bond

Apr 10th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,619 Views 15 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency will sell annuity bonds, possibly up to 35 years in maturity, later this year.

# bond-markets - Thursday 8 March, 2012

At least someone’s making money: ECB profits quadrupled last year
# Every Cloud...
# Every Cloud...

At least someone’s making money: ECB profits quadrupled last year

Mar 8th 2012, 3:24 PM 2,333 Views 6 Comments

A ballooning balance sheet and bigger roles in the bond markets meant the ECB turned profits of €728m, up from €171m.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Borrowing costs for eurozone bailout fund fall after Greek deal
# Bond Auction
# Bond Auction

Borrowing costs for eurozone bailout fund fall after Greek deal

Feb 21st 2012, 11:36 AM 1,598 Views 7 Comments

The EFSF issues a new round of 6-month bills – with interest rates significantly lower than at the same time last month.

ECB steers clear of bond-buying for first time since August
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB steers clear of bond-buying for first time since August

Feb 21st 2012, 9:03 AM 1,193 Views 2 Comments

Last week marked the first time in six months that the European Central Bank didn’t intervene in the sovereign bond markets.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction

Feb 14th 2012, 3:28 PM 3,100 Views 19 Comments

What downgrade? Italy flogs billions in 12-year bonds with interest rates falling dramatically on a similar bond last month.

Greece’s budget deficit for 2012 is already €1bn bigger than expected
# Hell-as
# Hell-as

Greece’s budget deficit for 2012 is already €1bn bigger than expected

Feb 14th 2012, 1:15 PM 2,216 Views 41 Comments

Greece expected its income for January to be 8.9 per cent higher than last year. It actually fell… by 7 per cent.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

This man owns €1.9bn in Irish government bonds
# Bondholder
# Bondholder

This man owns €1.9bn in Irish government bonds

Feb 8th 2012, 2:22 PM 12,056 Views 195 Comments

And he’s pretty confident about Ireland’s ability to recover from the economic crisis…

# bond-markets - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Ireland returns to bond markets with €3.53 billion 'swap offer'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland returns to bond markets with €3.53 billion 'swap offer'

Jan 25th 2012, 4:36 PM 4,031 Views 25 Comments

The NTMA swaps €3.5bn in bonds, which were maturing in January 2014, for paper maturing in February 2015.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

EU bailout fund overcomes downgrade with successful bond auction
# EFSF
# EFSF

EU bailout fund overcomes downgrade with successful bond auction

Jan 17th 2012, 12:36 PM 188 Views 0 Comments

The EFSF sells six-month bills with an average interest rate of 0.2664 per cent – despite being downgraded yesterday.

Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction

Jan 17th 2012, 10:00 AM 931 Views 4 Comments

Spain sees the interest rate for 12-month bonds fall significantly, while Belgium has mixed results in an auction of its own.

# bond-markets - Monday 16 January, 2012

Back with a bang: ECB bought €3.77 billion of bonds last week
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Back with a bang: ECB bought €3.77 billion of bonds last week

Jan 16th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,298 Views 7 Comments

After slowly winding down its programme of hoovering up eurozone debt, the ECB was called back into action in a big way.

# bond-markets - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Jan 14th 2012, 7:00 PM 4,171 Views 21 Comments

How many Irish towns are ‘clean’? How much for an e-voting machine? And just how hard can a Sudoku be?

# bond-markets - Friday 13 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jan 13th 2012, 7:57 PM 4,055 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s fix: Downgrades for France – and difficulty for us? Plus: yet more rows over septic tanks, victory for workers at La Senza, and every presentation you’ve ever seen…

The 5 at 5: Friday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Jan 13th 2012, 4:52 PM 3,881 Views 12 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year
# Back To Life
# Back To Life

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year

Jan 13th 2012, 3:31 PM 2,006 Views 16 Comments

The NTMA’s John Corrigan reveals that Ireland will stage a “phased re-entry” with the sale of short-term bonds this year.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Federal Reserve hands over $76.9 billion profit to US government
# Federal Reserve
# Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve hands over $76.9 billion profit to US government

Jan 10th 2012, 10:07 PM 5,568 Views 42 Comments

The United States’ central bank made a near-record profit last year, thanks to its growing stash of US government bonds.

# bond-markets - Monday 9 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jan 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 5,585 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Calls to negotiate a second bailout, Gardaí investigate woman’s death in nursing home, and which celebrity chef has been a very naughty boy?

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money
# Bonds
# Bonds

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money

Jan 9th 2012, 2:12 PM 4,523 Views 29 Comments

Germany this morning issued a new batch of 6-month bills – and demand was so intense that the yield is negative.

# bond-markets - Thursday 5 January, 2012

EU fund issues new bonds to pay for Irish bailout
# Bailout
# Bailout

EU fund issues new bonds to pay for Irish bailout

Jan 5th 2012, 1:55 PM 2,632 Views 29 Comments

The European Financial Stability Fund says it issued €3bn in three-year bonds, at a rate over four times cheaper than we’d get.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction
# Bond Auctions
# Bond Auctions

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction

Jan 4th 2012, 3:44 PM 2,342 Views 8 Comments

While the demand for the latest batch of 10-year bonds was higher than November, it was far below the usual standard.

# bond-markets - Monday 2 January, 2012

ECB spending on controversial buying nears €140 billion
# Bonds
# Bonds

ECB spending on controversial buying nears €140 billion

Jan 2nd 2012, 3:40 PM 2,532 Views 17 Comments

The ECB’s continued purchases in 2011 mean the central bank now holds over €210 billion of bonds from its member countries.

# bond-markets - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,444 Views 5 Comments

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.