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NTMA to sell more T-Bills but markets unlikely to learn anything
# More Bills
# More Bills

NTMA to sell more T-Bills but markets unlikely to learn anything

Sep 17th 2013, 11:07 AM 3,796 Views 17 Comments

Ireland will hope to sell €500 million worth of short-term treasury bills this week with the short-term loans are expected to go with little fuss.

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government
# Italy
# Italy

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government

Apr 30th 2013, 4:10 PM 2,558 Views 5 Comments

The Chamber of Deputies has passed a motion of confidence in the broad coalition led by new premier Enrico Letta.

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government
# No Rush
# No Rush

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government

Apr 27th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,497 Views 10 Comments

These things take time.

This is how the markets reacted to fake news tweet
# Trading
# Trading

This is how the markets reacted to fake news tweet

Apr 23rd 2013, 7:08 PM 17,266 Views 26 Comments

The tweet erroneously said there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured.

Dow, S&P push to new record highs
# Markets
# Markets

Dow, S&P push to new record highs

Apr 3rd 2013, 8:35 AM 4,535 Views 20 Comments

The rise is returning the stock markets to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis.

Column: EU unity is little more than fiction in the wake of Cyprus being hung out to dry
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: EU unity is little more than fiction in the wake of Cyprus being hung out to dry

Mar 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 38 Views 47 Comments

The Cypriot case demonstrates that the European authorities are now prepared to cross the rubicon into the appropriation of deposits. It seems clear that this crisis has seen the Eurozone enter a new and dangerous phase, writes John O’Brennan.

Cyprus to exempt small savers from deposit tax ahead of crucial vote
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Cyprus to exempt small savers from deposit tax ahead of crucial vote

Mar 19th 2013, 11:23 AM 8,208 Views 53 Comments

Accounts with balances under €20,000 will be exempted from a controversial levy if it is approved by MPs today.

Ireland to auction €500 million in T-Bills
# Markets
# Markets

Ireland to auction €500 million in T-Bills

Mar 19th 2013, 9:52 AM 5,676 Views 11 Comments

The next sale is slated for Thursday, 21 March.

Cyprus postpones crucial vote on unpopular bailout until Tuesday
# Controversial
# Controversial

Cyprus postpones crucial vote on unpopular bailout until Tuesday

Mar 18th 2013, 10:25 AM 6,078 Views 62 Comments

The president is trying to get parliamentarians to back the bailout deal that slaps a hugely unpopular levy on bank savings.

Noonan: Europe now owes Ireland after 'taking one for the team'
# Michael Noonan
# Michael Noonan

Noonan: Europe now owes Ireland after 'taking one for the team'

Feb 21st 2013, 2:05 PM 12,739 Views 118 Comments

“As Ronald Reagan used to say, ‘We took one for the team.’ And I think the team owes us now.”

SOLD! Ireland sees slightly higher cost of borrowing on T-Bills
# Markets
# Markets

SOLD! Ireland sees slightly higher cost of borrowing on T-Bills

Feb 21st 2013, 10:52 AM 5,817 Views 51 Comments

The NTMA sold €500 million worth of short-term bonds at auction this morning.

Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years
# China
# China

Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years

Jan 16th 2013, 1:46 PM 3,541 Views 2 Comments

The fall comes amid economic turmoil in developed markets and a slowdown in the country.

NTMA to tap bond markets
# We're Baaaaaack
# We're Baaaaaack

NTMA to tap bond markets

Jan 7th 2013, 9:20 PM 6,035 Views 34 Comments

The decision will see money raised through medium-term bonds.

Stock markets like it when there's no Fiscal Cliff. Who knew?
# Happy New Year
# Happy New Year

Stock markets like it when there's no Fiscal Cliff. Who knew?

Jan 2nd 2013, 11:52 AM 4,685 Views 11 Comments

European markets are all enjoying a healthy start to the year, while US futures have also welcomed the deal.

European stocks rise after festive break
# Markets
# Markets

European stocks rise after festive break

Dec 27th 2012, 11:30 AM 2,685 Views 0 Comments

Europe’s main stock markets rise as traders focus on whether the United States will avert the 2013 “fiscal cliff”.

European equity markets stable in quiet Christmas Eve deals
# Markets
# Markets

European equity markets stable in quiet Christmas Eve deals

Dec 24th 2012, 3:08 PM 2,866 Views 3 Comments

Sentiment has been hampered by the US fiscal cliff, according to dealers.

Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in sale of subordinated debt
# Fundraising
# Fundraising

Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in sale of subordinated debt

Dec 13th 2012, 8:30 AM 3,211 Views 6 Comments

The beleaguered bank has ventured back into the fundraising markets.

Netflix faces US penalty for CEO Facebook comments
# Netflix
# Netflix

Netflix faces US penalty for CEO Facebook comments

Dec 7th 2012, 3:49 PM 10,306 Views 20 Comments

Hastings posted a comments that said customers were spending around a billion hours per month watching Netflix

Forty-eight million bottles of Jameson being sold every year
# Cheers
# Cheers

Forty-eight million bottles of Jameson being sold every year

Nov 22nd 2012, 11:39 AM 9,661 Views 37 Comments

Whiskey from the Midleton distillery in Cork is one of Ireland’s greatest export successes.

European stock markets waver after France loses AAA rating
# Markets
# Markets

European stock markets waver after France loses AAA rating

Nov 20th 2012, 4:04 PM 4,843 Views 8 Comments

European markets have all recorded modest gains, apparently in expectation of a deal to lend Greece the cash it needs.

easyJet revenue and passenger numbers up
# EasyJet
# EasyJet

easyJet revenue and passenger numbers up

Nov 20th 2012, 3:20 PM 3,121 Views 9 Comments

Passenger numbers rose 7.1 per cent to 58.4 million in 2012.

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover
# Zut Alors!
# Zut Alors!

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover

Nov 19th 2012, 1:45 PM 11,318 Views 10 Comments

It caught the attention of the investing class…

Ireland's cost of borrowing drops as another €500 million is raised
# Markets
# Markets

Ireland's cost of borrowing drops as another €500 million is raised

Nov 15th 2012, 11:09 AM 6,020 Views 18 Comments

Today’s T-Bills auction was oversubscribed.

Ireland to go back to the markets again
# Testing The Waters
# Testing The Waters

Ireland to go back to the markets again

Nov 13th 2012, 9:51 AM 5,092 Views 15 Comments

The auction of T-Bills is set to raise another €500 million.

72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant
# Markets
# Markets

72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant

Oct 26th 2012, 2:04 PM 3,619 Views 14 Comments

A survey also showed that only 21 per cent of CEOs believe that Ireland will return to strong GDP growth in 2013.

Column: Markets like Moore St are the heart of our cities, and must be saved
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Markets like Moore St are the heart of our cities, and must be saved

Oct 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 281 Views 40 Comments

The humble street market is in danger of being forgotten as developers move in – but it represents our real heritage, writes Barry Kennerk.

Ireland's cost of borrowing stable as €500 million raised on markets
# Markets
# Markets

Ireland's cost of borrowing stable as €500 million raised on markets

Oct 18th 2012, 12:41 PM 4,230 Views 23 Comments

The auction was oversubscribed and the cost of borrowing remained at 0.7 per cent.

Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way

Oct 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 129 Views 20 Comments

Proposals for a European financial transaction tax are wishful thinking – and won’t hinder the bankers, writes Arthur Doohan.

S&P downgrades Spain two notches
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

S&P downgrades Spain two notches

Oct 11th 2012, 7:54 AM 2,871 Views 23 Comments

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been cut to just one level above “junk” grade debt – which could see Madrid’s borrowing costs skyrocketing to untenable levels.

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank

Oct 8th 2012, 12:09 PM 4,785 Views 11 Comments

The ECB “arrived late” to attend to the debt crisis in the eurozone, accuses Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva.

Facebook denies private messages have been made public
# Privacy Scare
# Privacy Scare

Facebook denies private messages have been made public

Sep 24th 2012, 8:13 PM 15,042 Views 20 Comments

Plus, bad news for Facebook shareholders.

US Federal Reserve announces plan to buy more debt to boost economy
# The Fed
# The Fed

US Federal Reserve announces plan to buy more debt to boost economy

Sep 13th 2012, 8:25 PM 3,131 Views 22 Comments

Analysts were not surprised by the move which essentially amounts to so-called quantitative easing.

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets
# Markets
# Markets

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets

Sep 12th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,411 Views 4 Comments

However, John Corrigan does warn that “wider uncertainties” in the eurozone could be risk factor to Ireland’s progress.

Italy's electoral law increases market fears
# Italy
# Italy

Italy's electoral law increases market fears

Aug 27th 2012, 5:42 PM 4,123 Views 1 Comment

The current system allows party leaders to pick and choose the list of candidates the electorate can vote for and guarantees a strong majority in parliament for the winning party.

Corporate Takeover of the Day
# Fake Of The Day
# Fake Of The Day

Corporate Takeover of the Day

Aug 26th 2012, 9:15 AM 7,272 Views 26 Comments

Starbucks give away free branded sleeves to ‘upgrade’ your non-Starbucks coffee. Ah now.

Manchester United slashes price for US IPO
# Markets
# Markets

Manchester United slashes price for US IPO

Aug 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,212 Views 19 Comments

The move comes amid doubts about the team’s ability to boost profits as long as it carries a hefty debt burden.

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?
# ECB
# ECB

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:39 AM 2,196 Views 8 Comments

ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.

Facebook posts $157m loss in first results since IPO launch
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook posts $157m loss in first results since IPO launch

Jul 27th 2012, 7:49 AM 3,178 Views 9 Comments

The loss stemmed from accounting rules requiring Facebook to set aside reserves from restricted stock units before 2011.