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Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt

Nov 21st 2011, 4:09 PM 12,022 Views 55 Comments

The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.

Concern for France's AAA rating as 10-year bond yields rise
# France
# France

Concern for France's AAA rating as 10-year bond yields rise

Nov 14th 2011, 6:39 PM 501 Views 16 Comments

Investors are becoming increasingly concerned about France’s overall debt and deficit levels.

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
# Italy
# Italy

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti

Nov 14th 2011, 10:32 AM 580 Views 12 Comments

Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.

Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday

Nov 13th 2011, 1:14 PM 829 Views 28 Comments

Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?

Cost of Italian borrowing falls
# Markets
# Markets

Cost of Italian borrowing falls

Nov 10th 2011, 10:15 AM 497 Views 13 Comments

The markets are looking a little better today.

Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'

Nov 10th 2011, 7:46 AM 562 Views 25 Comments

Reports this morning that France and Germany are considering a radical restructuring of the eurozone amid uncertainty in Italy and Greece.

Italian borrowing rates briefly hit new record but markets are up
# Markets
# Markets

Italian borrowing rates briefly hit new record but markets are up

Nov 8th 2011, 9:34 AM 194 Views 6 Comments

So what does that mean?

ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks

Oct 6th 2011, 2:52 PM 294 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, President Jean-Claude Trichet says that Ireland’s credibility is visibly improving month after month.

Explainer: If Greece goes bust, who gets crushed?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: If Greece goes bust, who gets crushed?

Sep 16th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,436 Views 8 Comments

Take a look at who is the most exposed when it comes to the possibility of a Greek default…

Italy begins talks with China over buying bonds
# Last Resort
# Last Resort

Italy begins talks with China over buying bonds

Sep 13th 2011, 9:49 AM 171 Views 2 Comments

Italy is hoping to avoid the fate of bailed-out countries like Ireland and Greece by selling bonds to cash-rich China, according to reports.

ECB's chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy
# ECB
# ECB

ECB's chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy

Sep 10th 2011, 1:33 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

Jürgen Stark is stepping down three years early – apparently in protest at ECB policies not favoured by his native Germany.

Irish residents own €1.44 trillion in foreign securities
# CSO
# CSO

Irish residents own €1.44 trillion in foreign securities

Aug 30th 2011, 3:23 PM 722 Views 13 Comments

This is up €86 billion since 2009, and includes an overall increase in US securities of €68.9 billion, according to the Central Statistics Office.

ECB continues to ease off on bond-buying programme
# Bonds
# Bonds

ECB continues to ease off on bond-buying programme

Aug 29th 2011, 4:01 PM 207 Views 3 Comments

The ECB’s purchase of Spanish and Italian bonds continues to wind down, with purchases down to €6.65bn last week.

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week
# ECB
# ECB

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week

Aug 15th 2011, 7:31 PM 233 Views 5 Comments

Confirmation that the bank intervened to prop up Italian and Spanish bonds comes before Germany and France meet tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis.

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history
# In The Red
# In The Red

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history

Aug 8th 2011, 9:28 PM 1,057 Views 1 Comment

The Dow Jones ends its day deep in the red, as the S&P loses 6.6 per cent and the NASDAQ sheds nearly 7 per cent of its value.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Aug 8th 2011, 8:09 PM 3,507 Views 3 Comments

In today’s fix: Obama says ‘yes we cAAAn’, more violence in London, picture emerges of Norway’s killer polar bear, and the man who’s gone back to his desk job, after being president of Somalia…

Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say
# Economy
# Economy

Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say

Aug 8th 2011, 7:26 PM 491 Views 16 Comments

The US president has made his first public comments since S&P downgraded the United State’s credit rating on Friday.

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Aug 5th 2011, 8:02 PM 2,653 Views 0 Comments

In Friday’s Fix: The ups and downs of the markets, Jedward as you’ve never seen them, rhinos on a running track, and the saddest film scene ever…

S&P upbeat about Ireland's return to bond markets
# Outlook
# Outlook

S&P upbeat about Ireland's return to bond markets

Aug 5th 2011, 12:05 PM 539 Views 3 Comments

The ratings agency says its maintaining its debt ratings for Ireland and describes the country’s economic outlook as ‘stable’.

Austrian bank governor hints ECB may allow 'temporary Greek default'
# Default
# Default

Austrian bank governor hints ECB may allow 'temporary Greek default'

Jul 19th 2011, 3:12 PM 220 Views 3 Comments

Yields on two-year Greek bonds approach an astronomical 40 per cent as Ewald Nowotny speaks out.

Bank tax on the way to save Greece?
# Europe
# Europe

Bank tax on the way to save Greece?

Jul 19th 2011, 1:45 PM 107 Views 0 Comments

Speculation is mounting on possible solutions to Greece’s – and Europe’s – debt crisis ahead of an emergency summit on Thursday.

Finance Minister announces plans to try to burn senior bondholders
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Finance Minister announces plans to try to burn senior bondholders

Jun 15th 2011, 5:35 PM 467 Views 3 Comments

Michael Noonan says attempts will be made to impose significant losses on bondholders at Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society.

Moody's warns of Irish downgrade risk due to eurozone troubles
# Ratings
# Ratings

Moody's warns of Irish downgrade risk due to eurozone troubles

May 10th 2011, 1:06 PM 666 Views 0 Comments

Credit ratings agency says that commitments to avoid Ireland defaulting could change with developments in other debt-laden eurozone countries.

Greece to announce new austerity measures
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Greece to announce new austerity measures

Eurozone concerns continue over Ireland and Portugal
# Portugal
# Portugal

Eurozone concerns continue over Ireland and Portugal

Mar 23rd 2011, 1:33 PM 616 Views 0 Comments

Portugal’s government under pressure amid market jitters over eurozone debt.

Kenny to announce bondholder 'burden-sharing' plan at EU summit, says Coveney
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Kenny to announce bondholder 'burden-sharing' plan at EU summit, says Coveney

Mar 20th 2011, 3:46 PM 1,979 Views 21 Comments

Minister Coveney says in an interview that the Taoiseach is prepared to unveil a new plan for sharing Ireland’s debt burden.

Bond fund suggests reducing Greek debt burden
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Bond fund suggests reducing Greek debt burden

Feb 6th 2011, 11:54 AM 958 Views 0 Comments

Ireland should take note of major bond fund chief’s suggestions for Greece…

ECB expected to announce new debt-crisis measures
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

ECB expected to announce new debt-crisis measures

Dec 2nd 2010, 9:21 AM 291 Views 0 Comments

Speculation is growing that the European Central Bank may increase its bond-buying programme in an attempt to fortify the eurozone.

Legislation to ensure bondholders share hit could be introduced before Christmas
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Legislation to ensure bondholders share hit could be introduced before Christmas

Nov 30th 2010, 2:56 PM 336 Views 0 Comments

Ireland could be among the first EU countries to introduce new legislation under which senior bondholders would carry part of the burden of future banking crises.

Michael Noonan: European intervention in Irish crisis ‘is underway’
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Michael Noonan: European intervention in Irish crisis ‘is underway’

Nov 15th 2010, 4:47 PM 702 Views 0 Comments

Markets source tells TheJournal.ie that Government is in “intense negotiations” with ECB while FG finance spokesman Noonan says “things will come to a head in the next 24 hours”.

Greece takes more heat as its deficit revised upwards
# Greece
# Greece

Greece takes more heat as its deficit revised upwards

Nov 15th 2010, 3:48 PM 174 Views 0 Comments

The Greek prime minister blames German tough talk for forcing economies like Ireland ‘towards bankruptcy’.

Rumours about EU bailout persist
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Rumours about EU bailout persist

Nov 13th 2010, 4:59 PM 469 Views 1 Comment

Despite assurances from the Irish government, some believe the country will be heading cap-in-hand to the EU as early as next month.

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 327 Views 0 Comments

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

Dept of Finance: no comment on IMF deal rumours
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Dept of Finance: no comment on IMF deal rumours

Nov 10th 2010, 4:59 PM 1,876 Views 0 Comments

Speculation swirls among traders about a possible IMF bailout for Ireland, sending our bond yields even higher.

Anglo’s split: what the internet thought
# Anglo Irish Bank
# Anglo Irish Bank

Anglo’s split: what the internet thought

Sep 8th 2010, 8:39 PM 1,080 Views 0 Comments

Social media users react to the government’s latest proposal for Anglo.

Irish bonds suffer on Anglo 'haircut' report
# Bonds
# Bonds

Irish bonds suffer on Anglo 'haircut' report

Aug 23rd 2010, 1:31 PM 312 Views 0 Comments

Second transfer of loans to NAMA puts pressure on cost of Ireland’s borrowings.

Borrowing set to rise
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# Bonds

Borrowing set to rise

Aug 11th 2010, 2:37 PM 92 Views 0 Comments