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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Markets

All time
# Apple
Anticipated iPhone 5 release blamed for lower-than-expected Apple results
Apple revenues up 22.5 per cent to $35 billion for three months ending in June – but don’t meet expectations
# Eurozone
Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection
Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds hit record highs yesterday as uncertainty in the markets continues.
# Markets
Spanish borrowing costs hit record high
Investor action this morning reflects growing scepticism about efforts to stabilise Spain’s banks.
# In Numbers
Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats
How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?
# Greece
Greece pushing bid to renegotiate bailout terms
Antonis Samaras is hoping to renegotiate the country’s second bailout…
# Markets
Ireland returns to the markets today - here's what you need to know
The NTMA is set to try and raise money for the first time since Ireland was bailed out, with a €500m debt auction.
# Greece
Asian markets surge, Spanish and Italian bond yields ease, after Greek vote
Dealers cheered the Greek result, which saw the New Democracy party win about 30 percent of the vote – while bond yields in Spain and Italy fell sharply.
# contagion
Italy is relaxed despite 'crucial' time for the eurozone, says Mario Monti
“We are relaxed over Italy’s standing on the international stage and on the markets,” the Italian Prime Minister told his cabinet.
Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle
Former trader Nick Leeson is fed up with the light-touch reporting on the Bloxham demise – and with what he deems as inaction by the Central Bank and Financial Regulator.
# Euro
Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment
Euro trading lower against US dollar.
# Bank Bailouts
FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks
Spain looking at issuing promissory notes to prop up its largest bank to the tune of €19bn. Don’t do it, says the Financial Times – just look at Ireland…
Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat
The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…
# Markets
Stocks open mixed as Europe summit disappoints
European markets are up – but only modestly – while the US markets tread water after an indecisive summit in Brussels.
# Markets
European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes
Investors are also enthused by suggestions that Greece will recapitalise four of its major banks later this week.
# Greece
EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'
Meanwhile, more coalition talks.
# the markets
Going down: Markets fall across Europe as Spain sells off €2.9bn of bonds
Spain paid a higher interest rate on the short-term bonds as markets have reacted badly to the ongoing uncertainty in Greece and the wider eurozone.
# Bank of Ireland
Mortgage arrears continue to increase, says BOI
Bank report for first quarter of 2012 says that residential property prices don’t appear to have “fully stabilised”.
# Spain
Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off
Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.
# Spain
Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken
Spain’s 10 year bond yields have traded above six per cent for a second day as the country prepares for bond auctions on 12- and 18-month bills.
# Unfreedom
President warns of democratic and intellectual crises
Michael D Higgins told the audience at the LSE that if Ireland had retained some of the elements of its national revival, the economic collapse may not be as bad as it is.
Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route
We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.
# Apple
Apple shares now cost more than iPads
Apple is now the most valuable company in the world, with a single share setting you back more than an iPad 2.
# the markets
Stocks rise on news of Greek parliament's approval of austerity measures
Greece is now on course to receive a second bailout and the markets quite like that…
# Bondholder
This man owns €1.9bn in Irish government bonds
And he’s pretty confident about Ireland’s ability to recover from the economic crisis…
# Facebook
Facebook pulls trigger to go public in $5billion IPO
The long-anticipated move will make it the biggest internet company to trade on the markets since Google.
# the markets
Markets open strongly on news of EU's fiscal compact deal
A deal in Brussels is music to the ears of those on the trading floor…
# the markets
European shares fall amid worries over a deal on Greece
Eurozone finance ministers’ hardline stance on Greek bondholders is causing jitters in the European markets.
# Eurozone
As Greek talks continue, eurozone finance ministers to meet in Brussels
The finance ministers of eurozone states and the rest of the EU will hold their first meetings of the year this week.
# Moody's
Safe: Moody's says it will maintain France's AAA rating
It follows Standard & Poor’s downgrade of France and others on Friday.
# Markets
Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades
The ratings agency said it doesn’t believe European leaders are doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis.
# Eurozone
Standard & Poor's defends mass European downgrade
The US-based credit rating agency has defended its decision after a sharp European backlash yesterday against its move to downgrade nine EU countries.
# Bonds
The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money
Germany this morning issued a new batch of 6-month bills – and demand was so intense that the yield is negative.
# Bond Auctions
Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction
While the demand for the latest batch of 10-year bonds was higher than November, it was far below the usual standard.
# Markets
Stock markets close up on first day of 2012
Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.
Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from
Thought-provoking, moving, controversial: Our pick of the top ten Read Mes from 2011.
# Markets
Markets fall as EU fiscal agreement does little to inspire confidence
Buoyant upon initial news of the deal last week, the markets were not so happy today…
# Markets
Markets close strongly after EU deal
Relief all round….