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#Government Bonds

# government-bonds - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Explainer: Everything you've always wanted to know about bonds but were afraid to ask
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Everything you've always wanted to know about bonds but were afraid to ask

May 24th 2020, 11:00 AM 22,773 Views 13 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency auctioned €1.5 billion of Irish government bonds last week.

# government-bonds - Thursday 14 November, 2013

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

Nov 14th 2013, 1:37 PM 17,383 Views 67 Comments

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# government-bonds - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Ireland buys back €500 million of its own bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland buys back €500 million of its own bonds

Mar 20th 2013, 3:56 PM 12,817 Views 34 Comments

The NTMA cancels €500 million of debts due to mature next month, after buying the bonds on the second-hand market.

# government-bonds - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Ireland sells first 10-year government bonds since before bailout
# Bond Auction
# Bond Auction

Ireland sells first 10-year government bonds since before bailout

Mar 13th 2013, 2:14 PM 7,568 Views 52 Comments

The NTMA planned to raise about €3bn in an auction – but got bids for over four times as much, leading to the sale of €5bn.

# government-bonds - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

NTMA announces issue of new 10-year bond 'in due course'
# Bonds
# Bonds

NTMA announces issue of new 10-year bond 'in due course'

Mar 12th 2013, 9:25 PM 6,534 Views 15 Comments

The bond will help restore market confidence in Ireland.

# government-bonds - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Draghi: ECB's bond-buying programme can't help Ireland escape bailout
# ECB
# ECB

Draghi: ECB's bond-buying programme can't help Ireland escape bailout

Mar 7th 2013, 5:20 PM 7,298 Views 56 Comments

The ECB president says the bank won’t use its bond-buying programme to ease Ireland out if its EU-IMF funding.

# government-bonds - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal

Feb 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,074 Views 94 Comments

It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…

# government-bonds - Friday 8 February, 2013

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls as NTMA formally issues new bonds
# Moving On Up?
# Moving On Up?

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls as NTMA formally issues new bonds

Feb 8th 2013, 6:49 PM 6,351 Views 28 Comments

The body that manages Irish debt has formally issued new bonds to replace the promissory notes.

# government-bonds - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Ireland sells €1 billion in Bank of Ireland bonds
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland sells €1 billion in Bank of Ireland bonds

Jan 9th 2013, 9:22 PM 9,979 Views 96 Comments

Michael Noonan said the sale marks the start of the process of recovering money for the Irish taxpayer.

NTMA in talks with investors on selling new 10-year bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

NTMA in talks with investors on selling new 10-year bonds

Jan 9th 2013, 2:01 PM 2,741 Views 27 Comments

The body in charge of Ireland’s borrowing says it’s looking at trying to sell Ireland’s first 10-year bond since 2010.

# government-bonds - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls to lowest since April 2010
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland's cost of borrowing falls to lowest since April 2010

Dec 4th 2012, 12:27 PM 4,567 Views 36 Comments

Bond markets responded positively to Greece’s proposal to buy back its debts – and Ireland is benefiting.

# government-bonds - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Cost of government borrowing reaches lowest level since bailout
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Cost of government borrowing reaches lowest level since bailout

Sep 20th 2012, 1:05 PM 3,658 Views 25 Comments

Interest on a 9-year Irish bond – the benchmark bond currently in circulation – has fallen below 5 per cent.

# government-bonds - 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 7,105 Views 21 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Friday 27 July, 2012

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 3,027 Views 26 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets

Jul 26th 2012, 5:41 PM 12,817 Views 80 Comments

Investors were willing to give us €4.19 billion in loans maturing in 2017 and 2020 – but they come at a cost.

# government-bonds - Thursday 5 July, 2012

# government-bonds - 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 7,267 Views 37 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

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 21 Views 52 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Friday 25 May, 2012

# government-bonds - 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 2,215 Views 10 Comments

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

# government-bonds - 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 9,063 Views 76 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Monday 16 April, 2012

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

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Apr 16th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,766 Views 9 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Sunday 1 April, 2012

German central bank 'to stop taking Irish bonds as collateral'
# Bond Wars
# Bond Wars

German central bank 'to stop taking Irish bonds as collateral'

Apr 1st 2012, 8:10 AM 5,358 Views 16 Comments

A German newspaper report says the Bundesbank won’t take Irish, Greek or Portuguese bonds from banks any more.

# government-bonds - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Explainer: What's reportedly being discussed in talks on Ireland's bank debt?
# Debt
# Debt

Explainer: What's reportedly being discussed in talks on Ireland's bank debt?

Mar 31st 2012, 3:21 PM 2,667 Views 7 Comments

RTÉ says Ireland’s banks could be given bonds by the EFSF, which could then be used to go to the ECB and get funds.

# government-bonds - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Confirmed: Noonan announces deal on promissory notes
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Confirmed: Noonan announces deal on promissory notes

Mar 29th 2012, 3:39 PM 6,293 Views 154 Comments

The government had been in negotiations for some time with the European Central Bank over the €3.1 billion note which was due to be paid by this Saturday.

# government-bonds - Thursday 22 March, 2012

ECB set to discuss Irish deal on promissory note
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

ECB set to discuss Irish deal on promissory note

Mar 22nd 2012, 8:41 AM 1,648 Views 34 Comments

Bloomberg reports Patrick Honohan will formally ask the ECB’s permission today to restructure Ireland’s promissory notes deal.

# government-bonds - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Noonan outlines possible changes to promissory note deal
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Noonan outlines possible changes to promissory note deal

Mar 21st 2012, 8:56 PM 5,960 Views 147 Comments

The Finance Minister has told the Dáil that the €3.1 billion repayment due next week could be converted to a long-term bond instead.

# government-bonds - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Ireland returns to bond markets with €3.53 billion 'swap offer'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland returns to bond markets with €3.53 billion 'swap offer'

Jan 25th 2012, 4:36 PM 4,049 Views 25 Comments

The NTMA swaps €3.5bn in bonds, which were maturing in January 2014, for paper maturing in February 2015.

# government-bonds - Friday 13 January, 2012

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 2,018 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.

# government-bonds - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Federal Reserve hands over $76.9 billion profit to US government
# Federal Reserve
# Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve hands over $76.9 billion profit to US government

Jan 10th 2012, 10:07 PM 5,576 Views 42 Comments

The United States’ central bank made a near-record profit last year, thanks to its growing stash of US government bonds.

# government-bonds - Saturday 3 September, 2011

ECB demands that Italy plough ahead with tough austerity plans
# Italy
# Italy

ECB demands that Italy plough ahead with tough austerity plans

Sep 3rd 2011, 4:12 PM 251 Views 1 Comment

Silvio Berlusconi has been forced to drop some plans in a bid to win political support – but Jean-Claude Trichet isn’t too pleased.

# government-bonds - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears
# Markets
# Markets

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears

Aug 18th 2011, 6:32 PM 180 Views 3 Comments

US, Asian and European markets suffered through another hard day as fears of US economic stagnation and concerns about European banks spooked investors.

# government-bonds - 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 415 Views 0 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Gold prices continue surge as investors dump debt
# Precious Metals
# Precious Metals

Gold prices continue surge as investors dump debt

Jul 19th 2011, 11:08 AM 156 Views 0 Comments

Precious metals always do well when all else seems risky – and it’s more than double its price of five years ago.

# government-bonds - 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 581 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 662 Views 10 Comments

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

# government-bonds - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Jul 10th 2011, 7:01 PM 900 Views 35 Comments

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

# government-bonds - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Ireland can avoid a second bailout in 2012, says S&P
# Shock
# Shock

Ireland can avoid a second bailout in 2012, says S&P

Jun 1st 2011, 8:25 AM 607 Views 0 Comments

Some good news? Really? A senior director at Standard & Poor’s says we’ll be able to borrow without international help.

# government-bonds - Friday 1 April, 2011

Irish Life shares tank after stress test results
# Irish Banks
# Irish Banks

Irish Life shares tank after stress test results

Apr 1st 2011, 8:33 PM 830 Views 0 Comments

Shares in AIB and Bank of Ireland have a good day – but Irish Life & Permanent shares fall through the floor.

# government-bonds - 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 460 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.

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