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# Bonds

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Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt
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
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
The auction was oversubscribed and the cost of borrowing remained at 0.7 per cent.
Ireland to raise €500 million on bond markets
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
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
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
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
But that’s not what her Central Bank thinks…
The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
ECB may buy Irish bonds at end of bailout programme
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"
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
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
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 set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.
Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Your quick guide to current proposals for a commmon euro-area bond.
Spanish bond sale passes off with higher than expected investor interest
But analysts say the big test comes on Thursday, at Spain’s next debt auction.
Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken
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
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?
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
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
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
The financially troubled country received a favourable response to its latest bond auction.
The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money
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
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
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
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 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
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
Mario Monti will hold a ‘mini-summit’ with the French and German leaders amid jitters over yesterday’s bond auction fiasco.