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#Bond Markets

# bond-markets - Thursday 11 November, 2010

Could China be stepping in to buy Irish bonds?
# Ni-hao's It Going?
# Ni-hao's It Going?

Could China be stepping in to buy Irish bonds?

Nov 11th 2010, 12:46 PM 510 Views 0 Comments

China bought Greek debt at the time of the bailout, and hints it’s been buying Portugal. Could Ireland be next?

# bond-markets - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Honohan: Ireland's response to crisis is "exactly right"
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Honohan: Ireland's response to crisis is "exactly right"

Nov 10th 2010, 7:05 PM 283 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank governor says Ireland’s tactics have been perfect – and that the IMF, if needed, would change nothing.

Bond yields over 8.6% for the first time
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond yields over 8.6% for the first time

Nov 10th 2010, 5:01 PM 318 Views 0 Comments

Irish bonds continue to beat their own records, heading into a 12th consecutive day of weakening

Take 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

Nov 10th 2010, 4:55 PM 510 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Bailout 'would resolve market tension' - Goldman
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Bailout 'would resolve market tension' - Goldman

Nov 10th 2010, 3:37 PM 216 Views 0 Comments

A chief strategist at Goldman Sachs believes the best way of calming markets down is to announce a bailout.

Lenihan insists Ireland won't need EU bailout
# Bailout
# Bailout

Lenihan insists Ireland won't need EU bailout

Nov 10th 2010, 8:29 AM 564 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Finance tells the BBC Ireland will return to the markets next year to raise funds.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Take 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

Nov 9th 2010, 4:54 PM 277 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Rehn's parting message: "Europe stands by you"
# Olli Rehn
# Olli Rehn

Rehn's parting message: "Europe stands by you"

Nov 9th 2010, 4:31 PM 222 Views 0 Comments

The European economics commissioner affirms European support as Ireland begins the painful road to economic recovery.

ECB steps in to buy Irish bonds - and the price keeps rising
# Argh!
# Argh!

ECB steps in to buy Irish bonds - and the price keeps rising

Nov 9th 2010, 3:47 PM 209 Views 0 Comments

We’re well clear of 7.9% now, despite news that the European Central Bank has cranked up its purchasing.

# bond-markets - Monday 8 November, 2010

Department urged to buy bonds with pension reserve
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Department urged to buy bonds with pension reserve

Nov 8th 2010, 5:47 PM 317 Views 0 Comments

Reuters reports that senior Department of Finance advisers want the pension reserve to create new demand for Irish bonds.

Irish 10-year bonds over 7.7% this morning
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Irish 10-year bonds over 7.7% this morning

Nov 8th 2010, 11:42 AM 476 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, economist Morgan Kelly predicts another housing crash…

# bond-markets - Friday 5 November, 2010

Bond markets unmoved by €6bn budget package
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond markets unmoved by €6bn budget package

Nov 5th 2010, 2:59 PM 141 Views 0 Comments

The cost of Irish borrowing remains largely flat in spite of the government’s Budget announcements.

# bond-markets - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Bond yields soar past 7.6% as investors look elsewhere
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond yields soar past 7.6% as investors look elsewhere

Nov 4th 2010, 9:37 AM 72 Views 0 Comments

QE2: Fed announces $600bn second round of quantitative easing
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

QE2: Fed announces $600bn second round of quantitative easing

Nov 4th 2010, 9:31 AM 329 Views 0 Comments

The American central bank announces it will buy back $600bn of outstanding US bonds to lift the cash supply.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Irish-German bond spread surges past 5%
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Irish-German bond spread surges past 5%

Nov 3rd 2010, 5:12 PM 307 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing for Ireland is now over three times higher than it is for Germany.

7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue

Nov 3rd 2010, 10:19 AM 150 Views 0 Comments

Up, and up, and up…

# bond-markets - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Government borrowing costs finish day at all-time high
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Government borrowing costs finish day at all-time high

Nov 2nd 2010, 5:16 PM 60 Views 0 Comments

Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before

Nov 2nd 2010, 12:40 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

Bad sign: purchasing insurance against an Irish bond default is more expensive today than it has ever been.

Ireland has "a month to stop bailout" - UCD economist
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Ireland has "a month to stop bailout" - UCD economist

Nov 2nd 2010, 9:34 AM 489 Views 0 Comments

First Colm McCarthy, now Karl Whelan says the movements in bond markets leave Ireland on the brink of default.

# bond-markets - Monday 1 November, 2010

Cost of insuring against Irish debt hits record high
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Cost of insuring against Irish debt hits record high

Nov 1st 2010, 4:48 PM 54 Views 0 Comments

Borrowing costs continue upward spiral amid IMF fears
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Borrowing costs continue upward spiral amid IMF fears

Nov 1st 2010, 12:28 PM 211 Views 0 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Ireland goes over 7% again, as investors buy into Colm McCarthy’s fears of an IMF bailout.

# bond-markets - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time

Oct 28th 2010, 9:03 AM 370 Views 0 Comments

The cost of Irish borrowing is more expensive than ever – and briefly exceeded the 7% ceiling for the first time.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Anglo borrowed €8bn as Lenihan announced ‘final’ bailout cost
# Anglo
# Anglo

Anglo borrowed €8bn as Lenihan announced ‘final’ bailout cost

Oct 27th 2010, 5:12 PM 1,385 Views 0 Comments

Anglo was borrowing up to €7.9bn to pay out on bonds – on the same day the government announced the cost of recapitalisation.

Government borrowing costs take yet another spike
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Government borrowing costs take yet another spike

Oct 27th 2010, 5:10 PM 141 Views 0 Comments

As the government announces massive budget adjustments, the cost of Irish borrowing lies just off its all-time peak.

# bond-markets - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Uh-oh: two days after reining in, bond yields explode again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Uh-oh: two days after reining in, bond yields explode again

Oct 21st 2010, 4:31 PM 181 Views 0 Comments

The cost of government ten-year borrowing was under 6% on Tuesday. Today it closed above 6.5% again.

# bond-markets - Monday 18 October, 2010

Bond yields dip under 6% on Budget consensus briefings
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond yields dip under 6% on Budget consensus briefings

Oct 18th 2010, 3:42 PM 152 Views 0 Comments

The price of ten-year borrowing for the government falls below the 6% mark as investors applaud consensus.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

Fitch downgrade hits cost of borrowing - yet again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Fitch downgrade hits cost of borrowing - yet again

Oct 6th 2010, 4:52 PM 108 Views 0 Comments

Agency worries about banking costs. Agency downgrades rating. Price of borrowing rises. Repeat ad nauseum.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Bond yields creep back up on Moody's rumours
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond yields creep back up on Moody's rumours

Oct 5th 2010, 8:28 PM 119 Views 0 Comments

As Moody’s considers downgrading Ireland’s credit rating again, the cost of government borrowing goes back up.

# bond-markets - Saturday 2 October, 2010

Lenihan subjected to chimp noises by Citigroup investors
# Rude
# Rude

Lenihan subjected to chimp noises by Citigroup investors

Oct 2nd 2010, 9:27 AM 976 Views 0 Comments

Citi investors heckle, jeer and make chimp noises during conference call with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan.

# bond-markets - Thursday 30 September, 2010

Cowen admits bond cancellation is because of high yields
# Government Bonds
# Government Bonds

Cowen admits bond cancellation is because of high yields

Sep 30th 2010, 6:35 PM 201 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach says we’re not borrowing because of its costs – while the NTMA had earlier said it was a precaution.

Insuring against Irish debt gets expensive post-Anglo
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Insuring against Irish debt gets expensive post-Anglo

Sep 30th 2010, 3:30 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

Despite the “final announcement”, markets still think there’s more than half a chance that Anglo will default…

Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality
# Black Thursday
# Black Thursday

Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality

Sep 30th 2010, 11:57 AM 153 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing – and the Irish-German spread – falls back, but AIB shares crater.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

EC assurance over bailout does little to soothe bonds
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

EC assurance over bailout does little to soothe bonds

Sep 29th 2010, 1:56 PM 125 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing remains close to its all time record despite Olli Rehn’s assurance about funding.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 28 September, 2010

ECB step in, again - as bond rates hit new record, again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB step in, again - as bond rates hit new record, again

Sep 28th 2010, 5:02 PM 280 Views 0 Comments

It’s the same old story, really. The world’s markets freak out about the price of Anglo, and Europe has to help out.

# bond-markets - Monday 27 September, 2010

Lenihan to publish final Anglo bill by Friday
# Markets
# Markets

Lenihan to publish final Anglo bill by Friday

Sep 27th 2010, 4:58 PM 139 Views 0 Comments

The government will give the final bill on Friday, trying to calm investors after yet another horrible day for Irish bonds.

ECB 'prepared countries to raise cash for Ireland' - newspaper
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

ECB 'prepared countries to raise cash for Ireland' - newspaper

Sep 27th 2010, 1:54 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

A German paper says we were ready for a bailout – and the bond yields hit new records. Yes, again.

Moody's downgrades Anglo bonds to within one notch of junk
# Anglo
# Anglo

Moody's downgrades Anglo bonds to within one notch of junk

Sep 27th 2010, 12:20 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

Euro under pressure after Moody downgrades Anglo debt. Meanwhile, rumours emerge of ECB plan to rescue Ireland.

# bond-markets - Friday 24 September, 2010

Bond prices explode - again - after earlier reining-in
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond prices explode - again - after earlier reining-in

Sep 24th 2010, 3:12 PM 58 Views 0 Comments

ECB holds off on intervention as bonds breach 6.55%
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

ECB holds off on intervention as bonds breach 6.55%

Sep 24th 2010, 11:37 AM 194 Views 0 Comments

The market price of 10-year Irish government debt reaches another record – but there’s no European intercession.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

Bonds hold steady as auction calms investors
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bonds hold steady as auction calms investors

Sep 21st 2010, 4:24 PM 125 Views 0 Comments

The yields on four-year, eight-year and ten-year bonds are all staying calm after this morning’s auction of fresh debt.