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#Bond Markets

# bond-markets - Sunday 6 February, 2011

Bond fund suggests reducing Greek debt burden
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Bond fund suggests reducing Greek debt burden

Feb 6th 2011, 11:54 AM 950 Views 0 Comments

Ireland should take note of major bond fund chief’s suggestions for Greece…

# bond-markets - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Spain and Italy raise €9bn in bond sales
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Spain and Italy raise €9bn in bond sales

Jan 13th 2011, 12:23 PM 262 Views 0 Comments

Successful Eurozone bond sales provide some breathing room for single currency amid debt crisis fears.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 12 January, 2011

Portugal goes to the bond markets...
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal goes to the bond markets...

Jan 12th 2011, 1:50 PM 348 Views 0 Comments

…and successfully raises €1.25bn, but fails to lift the euro.

# bond-markets - Thursday 30 December, 2010

State papers: Arab investors wanted to pay for government expenditure
# State Papers
# State Papers

State papers: Arab investors wanted to pay for government expenditure

Dec 30th 2010, 1:48 PM 1,071 Views 0 Comments

Charles Haughey and Brian Lenihan Sr were given plans detailing a potential Irish-Arab Bank to fund government spending.

# bond-markets - Friday 17 December, 2010

Moody's cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Moody's cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches

Dec 17th 2010, 12:05 PM 423 Views 0 Comments

Ireland goes from Aa2 to Baa1 in one swoop – and now lies just a few notches above being officially ‘junk’.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Moody's warns of downgrade to Spanish debt
# Spanish Economy
# Spanish Economy

Moody's warns of downgrade to Spanish debt

Dec 15th 2010, 10:19 AM 152 Views 0 Comments

The ratings agency says it’s considering a downgrade for Spain – but the news doesn’t make a major impact on bond markets.

# bond-markets - Monday 13 December, 2010

ECB bought €2.7bn of bonds last week alone
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB bought €2.7bn of bonds last week alone

Dec 13th 2010, 3:56 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

So much for winding down the controversial bond-buying scheme… Frankfurt may have been the only buyer last week.

# bond-markets - Monday 6 December, 2010

Finance ministers to discuss prospect of common Eurozone bonds
# E-Bonds
# E-Bonds

Finance ministers to discuss prospect of common Eurozone bonds

Dec 6th 2010, 12:56 PM 271 Views 0 Comments

So-called ‘E-bonds’ would help to prompt renewed confidence in the currency and make it easier to borrow, claim ministers.

# bond-markets - Saturday 4 December, 2010

Dutch government votes to support Irish bailout
# Bailout
# Bailout

Dutch government votes to support Irish bailout

Dec 4th 2010, 3:36 PM 259 Views 0 Comments

Parliament voted to contribute to Ireland’s financial assistance package.

# bond-markets - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Traders say ECB buying bonds, despite Trichet silence
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Traders say ECB buying bonds, despite Trichet silence

Dec 2nd 2010, 3:14 PM 318 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds

Dec 2nd 2010, 11:50 AM 218 Views 0 Comments

Is the Eurozone debt crisis dying? Spain’s bond yields might be up, but the Euro is picking up speed afterward.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Has the contagion been stopped? EU bond yields dive
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Has the contagion been stopped? EU bond yields dive

Dec 1st 2010, 12:58 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

The costs of borrowing for Portugal, Italy and Spain has fallen, easing some fear about the Eurozone debt crisis.

# bond-markets - Monday 29 November, 2010

Ireland's 'non bailout' a crutch for banks 'too big to save'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland's 'non bailout' a crutch for banks 'too big to save'

Nov 29th 2010, 12:36 PM 492 Views 0 Comments

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
# Markets
# Markets

Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland's bailout announcement

Nov 29th 2010, 11:54 AM 279 Views 0 Comments

The Euro stays flat, but Ireland’s bailout hasn’t stopped worries over Spain and Portugal’s ability to repay their debts.

# bond-markets - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland's bonds hit 9%
# Failed Bailout?
# Failed Bailout?

Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland's bonds hit 9%

Nov 25th 2010, 11:38 AM 453 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

Bailout fund will be increased if needed - German bank chief

Nov 25th 2010, 10:53 AM 215 Views 0 Comments

Axel Weber – the head of Germany’s central bank – says Europe’s bailout fund won’t run out: it’ll just be made bigger.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality
# Markets
# Markets

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality

Nov 24th 2010, 10:15 AM 449 Views 0 Comments

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
# Portugal

Portugal readies for day of all-out national strike

Nov 24th 2010, 9:44 AM 276 Views 0 Comments

Portugal’s two main trade unions will hold their first joint strike for decades, bring the country’s services to a standstill.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Bank shares tumble as bailout contagion fears continue
# Failed Bailout?
# Failed Bailout?

Bank shares tumble as bailout contagion fears continue

Nov 23rd 2010, 2:12 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

The markets are officially over the Irish bailout: bank shares are diving, while bond yields are still on the up.

# bond-markets - Thursday 18 November, 2010

World bailout wrap-up: Ireland expects, and it’s just a matter of time
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

World bailout wrap-up: Ireland expects, and it’s just a matter of time

Nov 18th 2010, 2:55 PM 810 Views 0 Comments

The eyes of the world are on Ireland – and their judgement is that we now “expect” billions and billions in help.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Cowen insists IMF talks are not to formalise bailout
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Cowen insists IMF talks are not to formalise bailout

Nov 17th 2010, 7:13 PM 441 Views 0 Comments

An aggressive Taoiseach tells the Six One news that the talks in Dublin tomorrow are to examine all options.

Take 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

Nov 17th 2010, 5:00 PM 632 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help

Nov 17th 2010, 1:53 PM 535 Views 0 Comments

As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.

Debt crisis team on way to Dublin
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Debt crisis team on way to Dublin

Nov 17th 2010, 7:06 AM 423 Views 0 Comments

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.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

Cowen denies Irish moves for state or bank bailout
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Cowen denies Irish moves for state or bank bailout

Nov 16th 2010, 5:20 PM 450 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

EU official: Ireland in talks to accept dual bailout

Nov 16th 2010, 3:43 PM 995 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Dick Roche denies admitting that banking bailout likely tomorrow

Nov 16th 2010, 1:26 PM 1,388 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

EU to tell Ireland: Take a bailout today

Nov 16th 2010, 7:01 AM 672 Views 0 Comments

The world’s press is sure of it: everywhere the government turns, it’s told to accept an international handout.

# bond-markets - Monday 15 November, 2010

Did Ireland discover a legal loophole to avoid a bailout?
# Business Insider
# Business Insider

Did Ireland discover a legal loophole to avoid a bailout?

Nov 15th 2010, 7:29 PM 1,822 Views 0 Comments

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.

Take 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Monday

Nov 15th 2010, 4:56 PM 901 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Portugal admits 'high risk' of needing a bailout
# Portuguese Economy
# Portuguese Economy

Portugal admits 'high risk' of needing a bailout

Nov 15th 2010, 4:25 PM 305 Views 0 Comments

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%
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Breathing room for Ireland as bonds fall under 8%

Nov 15th 2010, 4:00 PM 188 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Spanish bank chief says Irish crisis 'unfounded'

Nov 15th 2010, 3:25 PM 284 Views 0 Comments

Not only that, but all our fears will vanish when the government announces its budget plans, says Fernandez Ordonez.

# bond-markets - Friday 12 November, 2010

Take 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Nov 12th 2010, 4:51 PM 677 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

G20 leaders agree to avoid global 'currency war'
# Currency Wars
# Currency Wars

G20 leaders agree to avoid global 'currency war'

Nov 12th 2010, 3:13 PM 309 Views 0 Comments

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
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Investor poll says majority expect Ireland to default

Nov 12th 2010, 10:19 AM 266 Views 0 Comments

Bloomberg’s poll of global investors shows international concerns over possible Irish default.

Investor fears push Ireland onto G20 agenda
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Investor fears push Ireland onto G20 agenda

Nov 12th 2010, 9:05 AM 447 Views 0 Comments

France and Germany issue statement from G20 summit in South Korea amid fears that Irish debt default concerns will spread to other countries.

# bond-markets - Thursday 11 November, 2010

Lenihan admits: Ireland's bond problems are "very serious"
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Lenihan admits: Ireland's bond problems are "very serious"

Nov 11th 2010, 5:41 PM 410 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Finance acknowledges international concern about the risk of an Irish default.

Take 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

Nov 11th 2010, 4:59 PM 450 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Honohan 'not laying ground for bailout', insists Lenihan
# No Surrender!
# No Surrender!

Honohan 'not laying ground for bailout', insists Lenihan

Nov 11th 2010, 2:01 PM 262 Views 0 Comments

Brian Lenihan says the comments of the central bank governor were not softening the ground for IMF intervention.