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#Bondwatch

# bondwatch - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

NAMA redeems €2.5bn in bonds
# Bonds
# Bonds

NAMA redeems €2.5bn in bonds

Jun 25th 2014, 1:53 PM 7,480 Views 16 Comments

National Asset Management Agency recently reported profits of €211m.

# bondwatch - Monday 14 January, 2013

State-owned Permanent TSB pays €1.3bn to bondholders today
# Bond
# Bond

State-owned Permanent TSB pays €1.3bn to bondholders today

Jan 14th 2013, 1:19 PM 8,366 Views 86 Comments

The repayment is part of over €17 billion that will be paid to bondholders by Irish banks in 2013.

# bondwatch - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically

Sep 13th 2012, 10:48 AM 8,709 Views 72 Comments

The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.

# bondwatch - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Cost of borrowing for Ireland falls after German court ruling
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Cost of borrowing for Ireland falls after German court ruling

Sep 12th 2012, 3:05 PM 7,099 Views 21 Comments

The green light for the ESM from the German constitutional court has driven down the yield on Irish government bonds.

# bondwatch - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week
# Bond Auction
# Bond Auction

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week

Sep 11th 2012, 9:45 AM 1,970 Views 4 Comments

The treasury agency will auction €500 million of three-month bills on Thursday.

# bondwatch - Friday 7 September, 2012

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 3,921 Views 32 Comments

But that’s not what her Central Bank thinks…

# bondwatch - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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 5,522 Views 44 Comments

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

# bondwatch - Thursday 5 July, 2012

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 4,113 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.

# bondwatch - Saturday 30 June, 2012

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 7,251 Views 37 Comments

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

# bondwatch - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Spanish borrowing costs nearly triple in short-term auction
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

Spanish borrowing costs nearly triple in short-term auction

Jun 26th 2012, 10:52 AM 1,851 Views 6 Comments

Spain issued some 3-month and 6-month bills this morning – but saw its rates rocket following its bailout request.

# bondwatch - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again

Jun 19th 2012, 11:05 AM 2,774 Views 14 Comments

Spain sold off €3 billion in 12-month bills, but paid the price as investors continued to demand a high premium for their money.

# bondwatch - Monday 18 June, 2012

Euro crisis: Spanish cost of borrowing hits 7pc as investors seek safety
# Yikes!
# Yikes!

Euro crisis: Spanish cost of borrowing hits 7pc as investors seek safety

Jun 18th 2012, 10:39 AM 2,121 Views 13 Comments

The costs had fallen after Greece’s election, but are back up this morning as the fear of contagion remains…

# bondwatch - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Euro crisis: Spain's cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of 'race against time'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Euro crisis: Spain's cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of 'race against time'

Jun 12th 2012, 3:12 PM 3,617 Views 23 Comments

If you were lending cash to the Spanish government for 10 years, you’d get an annual interest rate of 6.76 per cent.

# bondwatch - Monday 28 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 28th 2012, 8:01 PM 5,361 Views 1 Comment

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# bondwatch - Friday 25 May, 2012

The world’s best-performing asset in the last year… Irish government bonds
# Top Of The Class
# Top Of The Class

The world’s best-performing asset in the last year… Irish government bonds

May 25th 2012, 2:31 PM 8,207 Views 29 Comments

Anyone who bought Irish bonds second-hand 12 months ago must be feeling pretty smug by now…

# bondwatch - Monday 21 May, 2012

Noonan dismisses plan for government bonds linked to tax income
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Noonan dismisses plan for government bonds linked to tax income

May 21st 2012, 2:11 PM 2,209 Views 10 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath had asked the finance minister to consider a bond specifically linked to exchequer returns.

# bondwatch - Friday 4 May, 2012

Norway sells off its entire stash of Irish government bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Norway sells off its entire stash of Irish government bonds

May 4th 2012, 11:45 AM 9,045 Views 76 Comments

The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund fears that Ireland and Portugal bonds are not ‘predictable’ and could default.

# bondwatch - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

ECB may re-enter bond markets after Italian auction flops
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB may re-enter bond markets after Italian auction flops

Apr 11th 2012, 2:14 PM 2,396 Views 13 Comments

Investors declined the opportunity to buy short-term Italian bills this morning, seeing interest rates double from last month.

# bondwatch - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Back to the markets: NTMA prepares to issue annuity bond
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Back to the markets: NTMA prepares to issue annuity bond

Apr 10th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,619 Views 15 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency will sell annuity bonds, possibly up to 35 years in maturity, later this year.

# bondwatch - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

EU bailout fund overcomes downgrade with successful bond auction
# EFSF
# EFSF

EU bailout fund overcomes downgrade with successful bond auction

Jan 17th 2012, 12:36 PM 189 Views 0 Comments

The EFSF sells six-month bills with an average interest rate of 0.2664 per cent – despite being downgraded yesterday.

Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction

Jan 17th 2012, 10:00 AM 931 Views 4 Comments

Spain sees the interest rate for 12-month bonds fall significantly, while Belgium has mixed results in an auction of its own.

# bondwatch - Monday 16 January, 2012

Back with a bang: ECB bought €3.77 billion of bonds last week
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Back with a bang: ECB bought €3.77 billion of bonds last week

Jan 16th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,298 Views 7 Comments

After slowly winding down its programme of hoovering up eurozone debt, the ECB was called back into action in a big way.

# bondwatch - Friday 13 January, 2012

S&P runs riot in the eurozone: France loses AAA rating as Portugal turns to junk
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

S&P runs riot in the eurozone: France loses AAA rating as Portugal turns to junk

Jan 13th 2012, 9:43 PM 7,894 Views 76 Comments

A French downgrade is bad news for us, too – because Europe’s bailout fund is also likely to be downgraded by S&P.

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year
# Back To Life
# Back To Life

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year

Jan 13th 2012, 3:31 PM 2,006 Views 16 Comments

The NTMA’s John Corrigan reveals that Ireland will stage a “phased re-entry” with the sale of short-term bonds this year.

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 1,745 Views 22 Comments

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

# bondwatch - Friday 22 July, 2011

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:13 AM 405 Views 0 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Europe’s strugglers is falling this morning, after leaders struck deals on gentler bailouts.

# bondwatch - Monday 18 July, 2011

Bond markets turn up the heat on Spain and Italy
# Euro In Crisis
# Euro In Crisis

Bond markets turn up the heat on Spain and Italy

Jul 18th 2011, 1:47 PM 255 Views 0 Comments

Some of Europe’s largest economies will find it tougher and tougher to survive without a crippling bailout…

# bondwatch - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade
# Junk
# Junk

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 3:10 PM 566 Views 14 Comments

Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 10:33 AM 619 Views 10 Comments

If Ireland borrowed for two years, it would have to pay 18.6 per cent interest – 14 times what Germany would.

# bondwatch - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Bond prices surge again after Portuguese budget defeat
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Bond prices surge again after Portuguese budget defeat

Mar 24th 2011, 9:35 AM 448 Views 0 Comments

The costs of borrowing for both Ireland and Portugal take a battering in the aftermath of the latter’s prime minister quitting.

# bondwatch - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Portugal facing choppy waters after Moody's debt downgrade
# Portugal
From Business ETC
# Portugal

Portugal facing choppy waters after Moody's debt downgrade

Mar 16th 2011, 10:37 AM 254 Views 0 Comments

The ratings agency cuts the rating it gives to Portuguese government debt, down two notches from A1 and A3.

# bondwatch - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Irish bonds break all-time high – just after coalition deal is published
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Irish bonds break all-time high – just after coalition deal is published

Mar 8th 2011, 8:48 AM 954 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing was higher yesterday than it was when we accepted the €67.5bn bailout in November.

# bondwatch - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Portuguese treasury build auction sees yields rise
# Bondwatch
From Business ETC
# Bondwatch

Portuguese treasury build auction sees yields rise

Feb 16th 2011, 2:57 PM 496 Views 0 Comments

Portugal issues €1bn in twelve-month bills, while buying back some of its older debt – but the results aren’t ideal.

# bondwatch - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Moody's warns of downgrade to Spanish debt
# Spanish Economy
# Spanish Economy

Moody's warns of downgrade to Spanish debt

Dec 15th 2010, 10:19 AM 152 Views 0 Comments

The ratings agency says it’s considering a downgrade for Spain – but the news doesn’t make a major impact on bond markets.

# bondwatch - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds

Dec 2nd 2010, 11:50 AM 218 Views 0 Comments

Is the Eurozone debt crisis dying? Spain’s bond yields might be up, but the Euro is picking up speed afterward.

# bondwatch - Monday 29 November, 2010

Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland's bailout announcement
# Markets
# Markets

Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland's bailout announcement

Nov 29th 2010, 11:54 AM 279 Views 0 Comments

The Euro stays flat, but Ireland’s bailout hasn’t stopped worries over Spain and Portugal’s ability to repay their debts.

# bondwatch - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland's bonds hit 9%
# Failed Bailout?
# Failed Bailout?

Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland's bonds hit 9%

Nov 25th 2010, 11:38 AM 454 Views 0 Comments

Fears over the future of Ireland’s economy, and whether a bailout can be secured, sends borrowing costs to new highs.

# bondwatch - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality
# Markets
# Markets

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality

Nov 24th 2010, 10:15 AM 449 Views 0 Comments

Shares in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Irish Life & Permanent all continue to dive, as the cost of government borrowing shoots up.

# bondwatch - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Bank shares tumble as bailout contagion fears continue
# Failed Bailout?
# Failed Bailout?

Bank shares tumble as bailout contagion fears continue

Nov 23rd 2010, 2:12 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

The markets are officially over the Irish bailout: bank shares are diving, while bond yields are still on the up.

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