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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Bond Markets

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Bond fund suggests reducing Greek debt burden
Ireland should take note of major bond fund chief’s suggestions for Greece…
Spain and Italy raise €9bn in bond sales
Successful Eurozone bond sales provide some breathing room for single currency amid debt crisis fears.
Portugal goes to the bond markets...
…and successfully raises €1.25bn, but fails to lift the euro.
State papers: Arab investors wanted to pay for government expenditure
Charles Haughey and Brian Lenihan Sr were given plans detailing a potential Irish-Arab Bank to fund government spending.
Moody's cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches
Ireland goes from Aa2 to Baa1 in one swoop – and now lies just a few notches above being officially ‘junk’.
Moody's warns of downgrade to Spanish debt
The ratings agency says it’s considering a downgrade for Spain – but the news doesn’t make a major impact on bond markets.
ECB bought €2.7bn of bonds last week alone
So much for winding down the controversial bond-buying scheme… Frankfurt may have been the only buyer last week.
Finance ministers to discuss prospect of common Eurozone bonds
So-called ‘E-bonds’ would help to prompt renewed confidence in the currency and make it easier to borrow, claim ministers.
Dutch government votes to support Irish bailout
Parliament voted to contribute to Ireland’s financial assistance package.
Traders say ECB buying bonds, despite Trichet silence
The European Central Bank makes no mention of stepping up its buying – but insiders reckon they’re back at it.
Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds
Is the Eurozone debt crisis dying? Spain’s bond yields might be up, but the Euro is picking up speed afterward.
Has the contagion been stopped? EU bond yields dive
The costs of borrowing for Portugal, Italy and Spain has fallen, easing some fear about the Eurozone debt crisis.
Ireland's 'non bailout' a crutch for banks 'too big to save'
The world’s press seems broadly baffled by the €85bn deal, with the 5.8% interest rate coming under attack.
Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland's bailout announcement
The Euro stays flat, but Ireland’s bailout hasn’t stopped worries over Spain and Portugal’s ability to repay their debts.
Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland's bonds hit 9%
Fears over the future of Ireland’s economy, and whether a bailout can be secured, sends borrowing costs to new highs.
Bailout fund will be increased if needed - German bank chief
Axel Weber – the head of Germany’s central bank – says Europe’s bailout fund won’t run out: it’ll just be made bigger.
Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality
Shares in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Irish Life & Permanent all continue to dive, as the cost of government borrowing shoots up.
Portugal readies for day of all-out national strike
Portugal’s two main trade unions will hold their first joint strike for decades, bring the country’s services to a standstill.
Bank shares tumble as bailout contagion fears continue
The markets are officially over the Irish bailout: bank shares are diving, while bond yields are still on the up.
World bailout wrap-up: Ireland expects, and it’s just a matter of time
The eyes of the world are on Ireland – and their judgement is that we now “expect” billions and billions in help.
Cowen insists IMF talks are not to formalise bailout
An aggressive Taoiseach tells the Six One news that the talks in Dublin tomorrow are to examine all options.
Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help
As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.
Debt crisis team on way to Dublin
Lenihan maintains Ireland had been “the point of attack” on the state of the euro in recent weeks – but commentators believe ECB, IMF and EC officials coming here to lay groundwork for bailout.
Cowen denies Irish moves for state or bank bailout
The Taoiseach tells the Dáil, though, that Ireland is in meetings to see how it can help tackle Europe’s debt crisis.
EU official: Ireland in talks to accept dual bailout
Ireland is speaking to the EU and the IMF about seeking money for itself and its banks, says a diplomat.
Dick Roche denies admitting that banking bailout likely tomorrow
The Europe minister denies telling ITV News that he believes a bailout will be sought tomorrow to assist the Irish banking sector.
EU to tell Ireland: Take a bailout today
The world’s press is sure of it: everywhere the government turns, it’s told to accept an international handout.
Did Ireland discover a legal loophole to avoid a bailout?
Business Insider reckons Ireland might have found a way to get ECB funding for its banks – and that’s why we’re not issuing bonds.
Portugal admits 'high risk' of needing a bailout
The country’s finance minister admits Portugal may ask for assistance – and implies that it could be Ireland’s fault.
Breathing room for Ireland as bonds fall under 8%
For the first time in a week, the cost of Irish borrowing falls under the 8% barrier, while insuring against default also cheapens.
Spanish bank chief says Irish crisis 'unfounded'
Not only that, but all our fears will vanish when the government announces its budget plans, says Fernandez Ordonez.
G20 leaders agree to avoid global 'currency war'
Good news for the EU, as world leaders pledge not to aggressively devalue currencies – but there’s no concrete action.
Investor poll says majority expect Ireland to default
Bloomberg’s poll of global investors shows international concerns over possible Irish default.
Investor fears push Ireland onto G20 agenda
France and Germany issue statement from G20 summit in South Korea amid fears that Irish debt default concerns will spread to other countries.
Lenihan admits: Ireland's bond problems are "very serious"
The Minister for Finance acknowledges international concern about the risk of an Irish default.
Honohan 'not laying ground for bailout', insists Lenihan
Brian Lenihan says the comments of the central bank governor were not softening the ground for IMF intervention.