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#Bonds

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Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt
# Greece
# Greece

Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt

Dec 12th 2012, 2:46 PM 7,743 Views 25 Comments

The deal will see some people get only a third of their money back – but others will get three times their investment.

Greece asks creditors to sell their bonds back to the government
# Greece
# Greece

Greece asks creditors to sell their bonds back to the government

Dec 3rd 2012, 9:23 AM 4,163 Views 24 Comments

Athens will buy back its bonds, for between 30 and 40 per cent of their face value, in order to clear its debts.

Ireland's cost of borrowing stable as €500 million raised on markets
# Markets
# Markets

Ireland's cost of borrowing stable as €500 million raised on markets

Oct 18th 2012, 12:41 PM 4,230 Views 23 Comments

The auction was oversubscribed and the cost of borrowing remained at 0.7 per cent.

Ireland to raise €500 million on bond markets
# Return Of The Bond
# Return Of The Bond

Ireland to raise €500 million on bond markets

Oct 16th 2012, 10:11 AM 3,383 Views 11 Comments

The auction will be Ireland’s fourth since the bailout programme was initiated in November 2010.

Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are

Oct 4th 2012, 5:55 PM 10,507 Views 107 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that an attempt to verify exactly who the bondholders who received €1 billion this week are would be an “irretrievable” step towards default.

The FBI’s 10 most sought-after pieces of stolen art
# Masterpieces
# Masterpieces

The FBI’s 10 most sought-after pieces of stolen art

Sep 30th 2012, 7:45 AM 9,900 Views 5 Comments

A Renoir, a Picasso and a very pricey violin count among the lost masterpieces.

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets
# Markets
# Markets

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets

Sep 12th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,411 Views 4 Comments

However, John Corrigan does warn that “wider uncertainties” in the eurozone could be risk factor to Ireland’s progress.

ECB's bond-buying is not a breach of its rules - Merkel
# ECB
# ECB

ECB's bond-buying is not a breach of its rules - Merkel

Sep 7th 2012, 12:14 PM 3,933 Views 32 Comments

But that’s not what her Central Bank thinks…

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Sep 6th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,528 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

ECB may buy Irish bonds at end of bailout programme
# ECB
# ECB

ECB may buy Irish bonds at end of bailout programme

Sep 6th 2012, 2:50 PM 5,538 Views 44 Comments

The European Central Bank’s new bond-purchasing programme will see the bank lend to countries coming out of bailout programmes.

Head of Bundesbank says ECB bond buying is "like a drug"
# Bonds
# Bonds

Head of Bundesbank says ECB bond buying is "like a drug"

Aug 27th 2012, 11:37 AM 3,838 Views 23 Comments

In the latest sign of a growing rift within the ECB, Jens Weidman criticised the ECB chief’s policies on buying member state bonds to drive down borrowing costs.

Irish 9-year bonds fall below 6% for the first time since 2010
# Bonds
# Bonds

Irish 9-year bonds fall below 6% for the first time since 2010

Aug 21st 2012, 2:41 PM 5,625 Views 51 Comments

Bond yields have fallen to their lowest rate since 19 October 2010, when Ireland entered into a bailout agreement with the EU/IMF.

Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:54 PM 4,316 Views 20 Comments

Honohan welcomed a yesterday’s comments by ECB President Mario Draghi – saying that it marked an important step for Ireland and the rest of the Eurozone.

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?
# ECB
# ECB

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:39 AM 2,196 Views 8 Comments

ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.

Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'
# Bonds
# Bonds

Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'

Jul 27th 2012, 8:42 AM 3,032 Views 26 Comments

The NTMA auctioned over €4 billion in Irish bonds yesterday in the first long-term debt sale since the bailout.

Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection

Jul 24th 2012, 10:41 AM 1,774 Views 12 Comments

Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds hit record highs yesterday as uncertainty in the markets continues.

Ireland's €500m government debt sale goes better than expected
# Debt
# Debt

Ireland's €500m government debt sale goes better than expected

Jul 5th 2012, 11:11 AM 6,663 Views 52 Comments

Minister for Finance welcomes auction of Treasury Bills which fetched a 1.8 per cent yield.

Ireland returns to the markets today - here's what you need to know
# Markets
# Markets

Ireland returns to the markets today - here's what you need to know

Jul 5th 2012, 8:11 AM 4,130 Views 16 Comments

The NTMA is set to try and raise money for the first time since Ireland was bailed out, with a €500m debt auction.

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask
# Explainer
# Explainer

Everything you wanted to know about the bond markets but were too afraid to ask

Jun 30th 2012, 8:30 AM 7,274 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s ongoing struggle is to get back to the markets – but what ARE the bond markets? Here’s our grind.

Spanish borrowing costs hit record level
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish borrowing costs hit record level

Jun 14th 2012, 12:10 PM 1,587 Views 23 Comments

Moody’s downgraded Spanish debt to within one notch of ‘junk’ status yesterday.

Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat

May 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 27 Views 52 Comments

The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?
# Eurobonds
# Eurobonds

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?

May 21st 2012, 10:10 PM 5,727 Views 26 Comments

Your quick guide to current proposals for a commmon euro-area bond.

Spanish bond sale passes off with higher than expected investor interest
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond sale passes off with higher than expected investor interest

Apr 17th 2012, 1:45 PM 1,228 Views 4 Comments

But analysts say the big test comes on Thursday, at Spain’s next debt auction.

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken

Apr 17th 2012, 10:22 AM 1,541 Views 10 Comments

Spain’s 10 year bond yields have traded above six per cent for a second day as the country prepares for bond auctions on 12- and 18-month bills.

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Apr 16th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,770 Views 9 Comments

Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.

Column: Why is the payment of €1.5bn to bondholders not news?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is the payment of €1.5bn to bondholders not news?

Apr 11th 2012, 5:31 PM 39 Views 87 Comments

AIB was recapitalised by this country’s citizens after its reckless lending strategy – and one backed by bondholders. Now, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly, those bondholders continue to make no losses at all.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 8th 2012, 7:54 PM 5,017 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: What you need to know about the Finance Bill, latest on the Tallaght drive-by, and the man who’s betting on the Irish economy…

Greece nears debt reduction deal with bondholders
# Greece
# Greece

Greece nears debt reduction deal with bondholders

Jan 29th 2012, 6:38 PM 2,545 Views 28 Comments

A tentative new agreement would see the country’s private debts slashed by around 60 per cent over time.

Good news for the euro? Italian bond yields fall below 5 per cent
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Good news for the euro? Italian bond yields fall below 5 per cent

Jan 13th 2012, 11:33 AM 1,757 Views 22 Comments

The financially troubled country received a favourable response to its latest bond auction.

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money
# Bonds
# Bonds

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money

Jan 9th 2012, 2:12 PM 4,541 Views 29 Comments

Germany this morning issued a new batch of 6-month bills – and demand was so intense that the yield is negative.

ECB spending on controversial buying nears €140 billion
# Bonds
# Bonds

ECB spending on controversial buying nears €140 billion

Jan 2nd 2012, 3:40 PM 2,551 Views 17 Comments

The ECB’s continued purchases in 2011 mean the central bank now holds over €210 billion of bonds from its member countries.

IMF calls on EU to support Ireland
# Support
# Support

IMF calls on EU to support Ireland

Dec 21st 2011, 7:55 AM 2,732 Views 19 Comments

The IMF says Ireland has made “exceptional” efforts to meet its bailout targets – and urged the EU to give more assistance to the country concerning its banking debts.

'The situation in the euro area is rapidly deteriorating,' says OECD
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

'The situation in the euro area is rapidly deteriorating,' says OECD

Nov 28th 2011, 7:12 PM 3,801 Views 68 Comments

Fresh warnings over health of the eurozone as the OECD and Moody’s voice concerns over continuing spread of debt contagion.

Belgium follows Italy, Germany in seeing borrowing costs surge
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgium follows Italy, Germany in seeing borrowing costs surge

Nov 28th 2011, 12:40 PM 1,943 Views 6 Comments

Belgium successfully raises €450m in a bond auction, but pays its highest yield since 2000 – up by 1.3 per cent from last month.

Italy heads for bailout territory after awful bond auction
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Italy heads for bailout territory after awful bond auction

Nov 25th 2011, 11:18 AM 1,691 Views 12 Comments

Italy raises €10bn in two short-term auctions – but sees its interest rates go through the roof, and into unsustainable levels.

Merkel and Sarkozy to meet new Italian PM for reform talks
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Merkel and Sarkozy to meet new Italian PM for reform talks

Nov 24th 2011, 7:34 AM 603 Views 0 Comments

Mario Monti will hold a ‘mini-summit’ with the French and German leaders amid jitters over yesterday’s bond auction fiasco.