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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Bond Markets

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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?
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 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 'would resolve market tension' - Goldman
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
Minister for Finance tells the BBC Ireland will return to the markets next year to raise funds.
Rehn's parting message: "Europe stands by you"
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
We’re well clear of 7.9% now, despite news that the European Central Bank has cranked up its purchasing.
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.
Irish 10-year bonds over 7.7% this morning
Meanwhile, economist Morgan Kelly predicts another housing crash…
Bond markets unmoved by €6bn budget package
The cost of Irish borrowing remains largely flat in spite of the government’s Budget announcements.
Bond yields soar past 7.6% as investors look elsewhere
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.
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.
7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue
Up, and up, and up…
Government borrowing costs finish day at all-time high
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.
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.
Cost of insuring against Irish debt hits record high
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Fitch downgrade hits cost of borrowing - yet again
Agency worries about banking costs. Agency downgrades rating. Price of borrowing rises. Repeat ad nauseum.
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.
Lenihan subjected to chimp noises by Citigroup investors
Citi investors heckle, jeer and make chimp noises during conference call with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan.
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.
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…
Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality
The price of government borrowing – and the Irish-German spread – falls back, but AIB shares crater.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 prices explode - again - after earlier reining-in
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.
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.