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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Bond Markets

All time
# Ni-hao's it going?
Could China be stepping in to buy Irish bonds?
China bought Greek debt at the time of the bailout, and hints it’s been buying Portugal. Could Ireland be next?
# Bailout Republic?
Honohan: Ireland's response to crisis is "exactly right"
The Central Bank governor says Ireland’s tactics have been perfect – and that the IMF, if needed, would change nothing.
# Bond Markets
Bond yields over 8.6% for the first time
Irish bonds continue to beat their own records, heading into a 12th consecutive day of weakening
# Bailout Republic?
Bailout 'would resolve market tension' - Goldman
A chief strategist at Goldman Sachs believes the best way of calming markets down is to announce a bailout.
# Bailout
Lenihan insists Ireland won't need EU bailout
Minister for Finance tells the BBC Ireland will return to the markets next year to raise funds.
# Olli Rehn
Rehn's parting message: "Europe stands by you"
The European economics commissioner affirms European support as Ireland begins the painful road to economic recovery.
# Argh!
ECB steps in to buy Irish bonds - and the price keeps rising
We’re well clear of 7.9% now, despite news that the European Central Bank has cranked up its purchasing.
# Bailout Republic?
Department urged to buy bonds with pension reserve
Reuters reports that senior Department of Finance advisers want the pension reserve to create new demand for Irish bonds.
# Bond Markets
Irish 10-year bonds over 7.7% this morning
Meanwhile, economist Morgan Kelly predicts another housing crash…
# Bond Markets
Bond markets unmoved by €6bn budget package
The cost of Irish borrowing remains largely flat in spite of the government’s Budget announcements.
# Bond Markets
Bond yields soar past 7.6% as investors look elsewhere
# Bond Markets
QE2: Fed announces $600bn second round of quantitative easing
The American central bank announces it will buy back $600bn of outstanding US bonds to lift the cash supply.
# Bailout Republic?
Irish-German bond spread surges past 5%
The price of government borrowing for Ireland is now over three times higher than it is for Germany.
# Bailout Republic?
7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue
Up, and up, and up…
# Bailout Republic?
Government borrowing costs finish day at all-time high
# Bond Markets
Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before
Bad sign: purchasing insurance against an Irish bond default is more expensive today than it has ever been.
# Bailout Republic?
Ireland has "a month to stop bailout" - UCD economist
First Colm McCarthy, now Karl Whelan says the movements in bond markets leave Ireland on the brink of default.
# Bailout Republic?
Cost of insuring against Irish debt hits record high
# Bailout Republic?
Borrowing costs continue upward spiral amid IMF fears
The cost of borrowing for Ireland goes over 7% again, as investors buy into Colm McCarthy’s fears of an IMF bailout.
# Bond Markets
Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time
The cost of Irish borrowing is more expensive than ever – and briefly exceeded the 7% ceiling for the first time.
# Anglo
Anglo borrowed €8bn as Lenihan announced ‘final’ bailout cost
Anglo was borrowing up to €7.9bn to pay out on bonds – on the same day the government announced the cost of recapitalisation.
# Bond Markets
Government borrowing costs take yet another spike
As the government announces massive budget adjustments, the cost of Irish borrowing lies just off its all-time peak.
# Bond Markets
Uh-oh: two days after reining in, bond yields explode again
The cost of government ten-year borrowing was under 6% on Tuesday. Today it closed above 6.5% again.
# Bond Markets
Bond yields dip under 6% on Budget consensus briefings
The price of ten-year borrowing for the government falls below the 6% mark as investors applaud consensus.
# Bond Markets
Fitch downgrade hits cost of borrowing - yet again
Agency worries about banking costs. Agency downgrades rating. Price of borrowing rises. Repeat ad nauseum.
# Bond Markets
Bond yields creep back up on Moody's rumours
As Moody’s considers downgrading Ireland’s credit rating again, the cost of government borrowing goes back up.
# Rude
Lenihan subjected to chimp noises by Citigroup investors
Citi investors heckle, jeer and make chimp noises during conference call with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan.
# Government Bonds
Cowen admits bond cancellation is because of high yields
The Taoiseach says we’re not borrowing because of its costs – while the NTMA had earlier said it was a precaution.
# Bond Markets
Insuring against Irish debt gets expensive post-Anglo
Despite the “final announcement”, markets still think there’s more than half a chance that Anglo will default…
# Black Thursday
Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality
The price of government borrowing – and the Irish-German spread – falls back, but AIB shares crater.
# Bailout Republic?
EC assurance over bailout does little to soothe bonds
The price of government borrowing remains close to its all time record despite Olli Rehn’s assurance about funding.
# Bond Markets
ECB step in, again - as bond rates hit new record, again
It’s the same old story, really. The world’s markets freak out about the price of Anglo, and Europe has to help out.
# Markets
Lenihan to publish final Anglo bill by Friday
The government will give the final bill on Friday, trying to calm investors after yet another horrible day for Irish bonds.
# Bailout Republic?
ECB 'prepared countries to raise cash for Ireland' - newspaper
A German paper says we were ready for a bailout – and the bond yields hit new records. Yes, again.
# Anglo
Moody's downgrades Anglo bonds to within one notch of junk
Euro under pressure after Moody downgrades Anglo debt. Meanwhile, rumours emerge of ECB plan to rescue Ireland.
# Bond Markets
Bond prices explode - again - after earlier reining-in
# Bailout Republic?
ECB holds off on intervention as bonds breach 6.55%
The market price of 10-year Irish government debt reaches another record – but there’s no European intercession.
# Bond Markets
Bonds hold steady as auction calms investors
The yields on four-year, eight-year and ten-year bonds are all staying calm after this morning’s auction of fresh debt.