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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Bonds

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Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt
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
Investors are becoming increasingly concerned about France’s overall debt and deficit levels.
Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
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
Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?
Cost of Italian borrowing falls
The markets are looking a little better today.
Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'
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
So what does that mean?
ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks
Meanwhile, President Jean-Claude Trichet says that Ireland’s credibility is visibly improving month after month.
Explainer: If Greece goes bust, who gets crushed?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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?
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
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
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
The country is expected to unveil its latest plans amid investor concerns about its ability to meet the terms of its EU/IMF bailout.
Eurozone concerns continue over Ireland and Portugal
Portugal’s government under pressure amid market jitters over eurozone debt.
Kenny to announce bondholder 'burden-sharing' plan at EU summit, says Coveney
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
Ireland should take note of major bond fund chief’s suggestions for Greece…
ECB expected to announce new debt-crisis measures
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
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’
Markets source tells 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
The Greek prime minister blames German tough talk for forcing economies like Ireland ‘towards bankruptcy’.
Rumours about EU bailout persist
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
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
Speculation swirls among traders about a possible IMF bailout for Ireland, sending our bond yields even higher.
Anglo’s split: what the internet thought
Social media users react to the government’s latest proposal for Anglo.
Irish bonds suffer on Anglo 'haircut' report
Second transfer of loans to NAMA puts pressure on cost of Ireland’s borrowings.
Borrowing set to rise