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# markets - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats

Jul 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,211 Views 25 Comments

How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?

# markets - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jul 5th 2012, 4:49 PM 4,854 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Greece pushing bid to renegotiate bailout terms
# Greece
# Greece

Greece pushing bid to renegotiate bailout terms

Jul 5th 2012, 11:34 AM 2,064 Views 34 Comments

Antonis Samaras is hoping to renegotiate the country’s second bailout…

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 4,112 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.

# markets - Monday 18 June, 2012

Asian markets surge, Spanish and Italian bond yields ease, after Greek vote
# Greece
# Greece

Asian markets surge, Spanish and Italian bond yields ease, after Greek vote

Jun 18th 2012, 7:59 AM 1,750 Views 6 Comments

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.

# markets - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Italy is relaxed despite 'crucial' time for the eurozone, says Mario Monti
# Contagion
# Contagion

Italy is relaxed despite 'crucial' time for the eurozone, says Mario Monti

Jun 13th 2012, 10:44 AM 770 Views 4 Comments

“We are relaxed over Italy’s standing on the international stage and on the markets,” the Italian Prime Minister told his cabinet.

# markets - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle

May 30th 2012, 6:00 PM 85 Views 20 Comments

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 falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment
# Euro
# Euro

Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment

May 30th 2012, 2:41 PM 2,699 Views 6 Comments

Euro trading lower against US dollar.

FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks
# Bank Bailouts
# Bank Bailouts

FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks

May 30th 2012, 8:44 AM 3,504 Views 29 Comments

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…

# markets - 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 14 Views 52 Comments

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

# markets - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Stocks open mixed as Europe summit disappoints
# Markets
# Markets

Stocks open mixed as Europe summit disappoints

May 24th 2012, 3:05 PM 1,294 Views 1 Comment

European markets are up – but only modestly – while the US markets tread water after an indecisive summit in Brussels.

# markets - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes
# Markets
# Markets

European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes

May 22nd 2012, 10:54 AM 1,339 Views 4 Comments

Investors are also enthused by suggestions that Greece will recapitalise four of its major banks later this week.

# markets - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'
# Greece
# Greece

EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'

May 15th 2012, 7:48 AM 902 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, more coalition talks.

# markets - Monday 14 May, 2012

Going down: Markets fall across Europe as Spain sells off €2.9bn of bonds
# The Markets
# The Markets

Going down: Markets fall across Europe as Spain sells off €2.9bn of bonds

May 14th 2012, 1:16 PM 2,764 Views 16 Comments

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.

# markets - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mortgage arrears continue to increase, says BOI
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

Mortgage arrears continue to increase, says BOI

Apr 24th 2012, 8:02 AM 2,171 Views 19 Comments

Bank report for first quarter of 2012 says that residential property prices don’t appear to have “fully stabilised”.

# markets - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off
# Spain
# Spain

Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off

Apr 19th 2012, 12:03 PM 1,525 Views 2 Comments

Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.

# markets - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken

Apr 17th 2012, 10:22 AM 1,534 Views 10 Comments

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.

# markets - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

President warns of democratic and intellectual crises
# Unfreedom
# Unfreedom

President warns of democratic and intellectual crises

Feb 22nd 2012, 9:46 AM 3,214 Views 56 Comments

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.

# markets - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route

Feb 15th 2012, 7:30 PM 80 Views 16 Comments

We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.

# markets - Monday 13 February, 2012

Apple shares now cost more than iPads
# Apple
# Apple

Apple shares now cost more than iPads

Feb 13th 2012, 4:18 PM 4,556 Views 11 Comments

Apple is now the most valuable company in the world, with a single share setting you back more than an iPad 2.

Stocks rise on news of Greek parliament's approval of austerity measures
# The Markets
# The Markets

Stocks rise on news of Greek parliament's approval of austerity measures

Feb 13th 2012, 11:12 AM 957 Views 9 Comments

Greece is now on course to receive a second bailout and the markets quite like that…

# markets - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

This man owns €1.9bn in Irish government bonds
# Bondholder
# Bondholder

This man owns €1.9bn in Irish government bonds

Feb 8th 2012, 2:22 PM 12,060 Views 195 Comments

And he’s pretty confident about Ireland’s ability to recover from the economic crisis…

# markets - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Facebook pulls trigger to go public in $5billion IPO
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook pulls trigger to go public in $5billion IPO

Feb 1st 2012, 10:18 PM 4,098 Views 6 Comments

The long-anticipated move will make it the biggest internet company to trade on the markets since Google.

# markets - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Markets open strongly on news of EU's fiscal compact deal
# The Markets
# The Markets

Markets open strongly on news of EU's fiscal compact deal

Jan 31st 2012, 10:22 AM 1,037 Views 6 Comments

A deal in Brussels is music to the ears of those on the trading floor…

# markets - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

European shares fall amid worries over a deal on Greece
# The Markets
# The Markets

European shares fall amid worries over a deal on Greece

Jan 24th 2012, 12:24 PM 1,207 Views 6 Comments

Eurozone finance ministers’ hardline stance on Greek bondholders is causing jitters in the European markets.

# markets - Monday 23 January, 2012

As Greek talks continue, eurozone finance ministers to meet in Brussels
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

As Greek talks continue, eurozone finance ministers to meet in Brussels

Jan 23rd 2012, 7:51 AM 832 Views 3 Comments

The finance ministers of eurozone states and the rest of the EU will hold their first meetings of the year this week.

# markets - Monday 16 January, 2012

Safe: Moody's says it will maintain France's AAA rating
# Moody's
# Moody's

Safe: Moody's says it will maintain France's AAA rating

Jan 16th 2012, 11:44 AM 1,217 Views 6 Comments

It follows Standard & Poor’s downgrade of France and others on Friday.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Jan 16th 2012, 8:18 AM 6,398 Views 9 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades
# Markets
# Markets

Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades

Jan 16th 2012, 8:01 AM 1,081 Views 4 Comments

The ratings agency said it doesn’t believe European leaders are doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis.

# markets - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Standard & Poor's defends mass European downgrade
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Standard & Poor's defends mass European downgrade

Jan 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 2,588 Views 15 Comments

The US-based credit rating agency has defended its decision after a sharp European backlash yesterday against its move to downgrade nine EU countries.

# markets - Monday 9 January, 2012

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money
# Bonds
# Bonds

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money

Jan 9th 2012, 2:12 PM 4,523 Views 29 Comments

Germany this morning issued a new batch of 6-month bills – and demand was so intense that the yield is negative.

# markets - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction
# Bond Auctions
# Bond Auctions

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction

Jan 4th 2012, 3:44 PM 2,342 Views 8 Comments

While the demand for the latest batch of 10-year bonds was higher than November, it was far below the usual standard.

# markets - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Stock markets close up on first day of 2012
# Markets
# Markets

Stock markets close up on first day of 2012

Jan 3rd 2012, 9:37 PM 2,998 Views 9 Comments

Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.

# markets - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from TheJournal.ie
# Read Me
# Read Me

Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from TheJournal.ie

Jan 1st 2012, 1:00 PM 115 Views 4 Comments

Thought-provoking, moving, controversial: Our pick of the top ten Read Mes from 2011.

# markets - Monday 12 December, 2011

Markets fall as EU fiscal agreement does little to inspire confidence
# Markets
# Markets

Markets fall as EU fiscal agreement does little to inspire confidence

Dec 12th 2011, 6:09 PM 1,991 Views 26 Comments

Buoyant upon initial news of the deal last week, the markets were not so happy today…

# markets - Friday 9 December, 2011

Markets close strongly after EU deal
# Markets
# Markets

Markets close strongly after EU deal

Dec 9th 2011, 5:04 PM 3,029 Views 13 Comments

Relief all round….

# markets - Sunday 4 December, 2011

This Friday could be one of the biggest days in European history - here's why
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

This Friday could be one of the biggest days in European history - here's why

Dec 4th 2011, 8:45 AM 6,232 Views 34 Comments

EU leaders are due to meet in Brussels for a summit that could be make-or-break for the euro.

# markets - Thursday 1 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Dec 1st 2011, 4:48 PM 4,093 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Markets regain confidence after world banks' move
# Markets
# Markets

Markets regain confidence after world banks' move

Dec 1st 2011, 8:20 AM 1,390 Views 5 Comments

Asian stocks and shares rose overnight, in a sign that markets are welcoming yesterdays intervention by six central banks.

# markets - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

World banks move to bolster global economy
# Banks
# Banks

World banks move to bolster global economy

Nov 30th 2011, 3:19 PM 3,433 Views 39 Comments

The ECB, US Federal Reserve and central banks in Japan, Swizterland, Canada and Britain are backing a move to make it easier for banks to access dollars if they need to.