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#Bond Markets

# bond-markets - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions
# Bond Auctions
# Bond Auctions

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions

Dec 13th 2011, 12:25 PM 1,283 Views 1 Comment

There’s little respite for Greece, though, which is asked to pay a higher yield on an experimental auction of short-term bonds.

# bond-markets - Monday 12 December, 2011

Second ratings agency set to downgrade EU member states
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

Second ratings agency set to downgrade EU member states

Dec 12th 2011, 9:02 AM 1,227 Views 14 Comments

Moody’s follows the lead of Standard & Poor’s, complaining about “the absence of measures to stabilise credit markets”.

# bond-markets - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Ireland's doing better on the bond markets than everyone else (ish)
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland's doing better on the bond markets than everyone else (ish)

Dec 1st 2011, 4:19 PM 7,504 Views 20 Comments

The Bank of England has been comparing the borrowing costs of countries in June and again last month – and we’re doing okay.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Italy pays nearly 8 per cent for three-year bonds
# Italy
# Italy

Italy pays nearly 8 per cent for three-year bonds

Nov 29th 2011, 2:12 PM 1,192 Views 8 Comments

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.

# bond-markets - Monday 28 November, 2011

Belgium follows Italy, Germany in seeing borrowing costs surge
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgium follows Italy, Germany in seeing borrowing costs surge

Nov 28th 2011, 12:40 PM 1,931 Views 6 Comments

Belgium successfully raises €450m in a bond auction, but pays its highest yield since 2000 – up by 1.3 per cent from last month.

# bond-markets - Friday 25 November, 2011

Italy heads for bailout territory after awful bond auction
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Italy heads for bailout territory after awful bond auction

Nov 25th 2011, 11:18 AM 1,674 Views 12 Comments

Italy raises €10bn in two short-term auctions – but sees its interest rates go through the roof, and into unsustainable levels.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

"Disaster" German bond auction sends European markets down
# Markets
# Markets

"Disaster" German bond auction sends European markets down

Nov 23rd 2011, 1:40 PM 2,469 Views 18 Comments

Germany issues €6bn in 10-year bonds – but only €3.8bn were sold, leaving the central bank to step in and buy the rest.

# bond-markets - Monday 21 November, 2011

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt

Nov 21st 2011, 4:09 PM 12,003 Views 55 Comments

The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.

# bond-markets - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Spain in the firing line as borrowing costs hit new highs
# Spainwreck
# Spainwreck

Spain in the firing line as borrowing costs hit new highs

Nov 17th 2011, 11:48 AM 1,170 Views 15 Comments

The price of borrowing for Spain is approaching the 7 per cent barrier, after both Spain and France struggled with bond auctions.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister
# New Beginning
# New Beginning

Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister

Nov 16th 2011, 1:59 PM 1,152 Views 12 Comments

The new Italian cabinet is made up mostly of independent technocrats, and will see Monti double up as PM and finance minister.

Monti set to announce new Italian government
# Italy
# Italy

Monti set to announce new Italian government

Nov 16th 2011, 8:02 AM 479 Views 2 Comments

Mario Monti completes two days of tense negotiations, and is set to present his new government to the president this morning.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Italian borrowing costs spike again as coalition talks go on
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Italian borrowing costs spike again as coalition talks go on

Nov 15th 2011, 2:30 PM 630 Views 0 Comments

The markets seem nervous about Mario Monti’s attempts to form a government – while a Spanish bond auction also goes badly.

# bond-markets - Sunday 13 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 13th 2011, 7:39 PM 2,736 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# bond-markets - Friday 11 November, 2011

'Don't laugh': Romania still wants to join the euro
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

'Don't laugh': Romania still wants to join the euro

Nov 11th 2011, 8:09 AM 1,043 Views 30 Comments

President Traian Basescu has insisted that his country is committed to fulfilling the entry criteria for the single currency by 2015.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy
# Italy
# Italy

Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy

Nov 8th 2011, 7:44 AM 226 Views 10 Comments

A normally procedural vote will be closely scrutinised as Italian borrowing costs hit new highs.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Kenny: Ireland has 'number of options' to further reduce bailout bill
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Kenny: Ireland has 'number of options' to further reduce bailout bill

Oct 25th 2011, 4:07 PM 699 Views 22 Comments

Enda Kenny says Ireland can still reduce the interest on its bailouts, amid questions on why Greece is getting a haircut and Ireland isn’t.

# bond-markets - Friday 30 September, 2011

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote
# Greek Tragedy?
# Greek Tragedy?

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote

Sep 30th 2011, 9:43 AM 155 Views 4 Comments

US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.

# bond-markets - Thursday 22 September, 2011

US markets slide despite Fed's $400bn bond investment
# US Economy
# US Economy

US markets slide despite Fed's $400bn bond investment

Sep 22nd 2011, 11:59 AM 156 Views 3 Comments

The US Federal Reserve announces the purchase of $400bn in 6-year and 30-year bonds, hoping to drive down interest rates.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Greece 'near deal' with troika - but may withdraw from Euro
# Greece
# Greece

Greece 'near deal' with troika - but may withdraw from Euro

Sep 20th 2011, 9:23 AM 1,224 Views 17 Comments

Discussions with the EU and IMF are nearing a conclusion – but reports say the government wants a referendum on Euro membership.

# bond-markets - Monday 12 September, 2011

ECB spent €14bn on Spanish and Italian bonds last week...
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB spent €14bn on Spanish and Italian bonds last week...

Sep 12th 2011, 3:20 PM 407 Views 7 Comments

…and its input was virtually worthless, because prices today are pretty much exactly where they were seven days ago.

Markets enter panic mode as fears grow over Greek default
# Markets
# Markets

Markets enter panic mode as fears grow over Greek default

Sep 12th 2011, 1:45 PM 597 Views 16 Comments

Rumours that Greece may still default have sent markets into a nosedive, as the Euro falls and the cost of borrowing rises.

# bond-markets - Saturday 10 September, 2011

ECB's chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy
# ECB
# ECB

ECB's chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy

Sep 10th 2011, 1:33 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

Jürgen Stark is stepping down three years early – apparently in protest at ECB policies not favoured by his native Germany.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Merkel welcomes ruling, but insists: 'We will never back Eurobonds'
# Germany
# Germany

Merkel welcomes ruling, but insists: 'We will never back Eurobonds'

Sep 7th 2011, 11:03 AM 394 Views 6 Comments

Angela Merkel welcomes the Constitutional Court’s decision – but says it does not mean the emergence of a closer fiscal union.

Germany’s Constitutional court upholds participation in EU bailouts
# Debt Relief
# Debt Relief

Germany’s Constitutional court upholds participation in EU bailouts

Sep 7th 2011, 10:21 AM 314 Views 0 Comments

Germany was not acting unconstitutionally in sanctioning a Greek bailout, the court says – though future bailouts need greater approval.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Markets take a nose dive as bond crisis returns with a bang
# Markets
# Markets

Markets take a nose dive as bond crisis returns with a bang

Sep 6th 2011, 8:34 AM 381 Views 9 Comments

Christine Lagarde says there’s a “crisis of confidence”. No kidding: markets are slipping while borrowing costs are back on the up.

# bond-markets - Monday 22 August, 2011

Crisis averted? ECB eases off on bond-buying
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Crisis averted? ECB eases off on bond-buying

Aug 22nd 2011, 5:23 PM 100 Views 3 Comments

The ECB spent €14.3bn buying Spanish and Italian bonds last week, down from €22bn the week before, as the crisis eased.

# bond-markets - Monday 8 August, 2011

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history
# In The Red
# In The Red

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history

Aug 8th 2011, 9:28 PM 1,042 Views 1 Comment

The Dow Jones ends its day deep in the red, as the S&P loses 6.6 per cent and the NASDAQ sheds nearly 7 per cent of its value.

Take 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Monday

Aug 8th 2011, 4:50 PM 2,095 Views 7 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

US markets continue nosedive as investors dump shares for bonds
# Markets
# Markets

US markets continue nosedive as investors dump shares for bonds

Aug 8th 2011, 4:02 PM 675 Views 4 Comments

The US bond market responds brilliantly to the S&P downgrade, but the world’s stock markets are the obvious victims.

# bond-markets - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Take 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

Aug 4th 2011, 4:49 PM 1,673 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Europe teeters on the brink as Spanish, Italian borrowing costs rise
# Euro In Crisis
# Euro In Crisis

Europe teeters on the brink as Spanish, Italian borrowing costs rise

Aug 2nd 2011, 5:31 PM 595 Views 16 Comments

If it was borrowing today, Spain would pay 6.3 per cent interest for a 10-year loan – a level that can’t be sustained.

# bond-markets - Friday 22 July, 2011

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:13 AM 405 Views 0 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Europe’s strugglers is falling this morning, after leaders struck deals on gentler bailouts.

# bond-markets - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Stresses in eurozone 'overshadow' Ireland's economic progress: NTMA
# NTMA
# NTMA

Stresses in eurozone 'overshadow' Ireland's economic progress: NTMA

Jul 21st 2011, 10:01 PM 208 Views 1 Comment

The resolution of the eurozone issues are “fundamental” to Ireland returning to the bond markets next year, the NTMA says in its annual report.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade
# Junk
# Junk

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 3:10 PM 566 Views 14 Comments

Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 10:33 AM 616 Views 10 Comments

If Ireland borrowed for two years, it would have to pay 18.6 per cent interest – 14 times what Germany would.

# bond-markets - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:49 PM 1,444 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Varadkar says the Sunday Times "hyped up" his bailout comments
# Hyped Up
# Hyped Up

Varadkar says the Sunday Times "hyped up" his bailout comments

Jun 2nd 2011, 12:51 PM 777 Views 0 Comments

The transport minister says he has not been “confined to barracks” over the issue, and that the government’s position on the bailout is very clear.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Ireland can avoid a second bailout in 2012, says S&P
# Shock
# Shock

Ireland can avoid a second bailout in 2012, says S&P

Jun 1st 2011, 8:25 AM 596 Views 0 Comments

Some good news? Really? A senior director at Standard & Poor’s says we’ll be able to borrow without international help.

# bond-markets - Monday 30 May, 2011

Government moves to play down Varadkar's second bailout comments
# Bailout Backtrack
# Bailout Backtrack

Government moves to play down Varadkar's second bailout comments

May 30th 2011, 11:13 AM 628 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar’s comments that Ireland may need a second bailout had officials at the Department of Finance scrambling to avert panic and insist Ireland is not planning on needing a second bailout.

# bond-markets - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Minister suggests Ireland could need a second bailout
# Bailout
# Bailout

Minister suggests Ireland could need a second bailout

May 29th 2011, 11:50 AM 945 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar says its unlikely that Ireland could return to the markets next year and appears not to rule out the need for a second bailout.