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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Bonds

All time
# Podcast
The Explainer: Banks, brokers, bonds… are back in the news. Should we be worried (again)?
In today’s episode, business reporter Ian Curran explains what’s been going on.
# Bond Prize Bond
Prize Bonds have become really popular again
So have Savings Bonds and Post Office accounts.
# worth a punt
Good news - People are betting that Ireland will still be around in 100 years
The State has sold it’s first ever 100-year-bond.
# Going Like Hotcakes
Ireland sold bonds worth €4 billion today
A good day’s work, says the Finance Minister.
# payback time
Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden
The government could have another €400m in the coffers each year now it has struck a deal.
# NTMA
NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'
Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.
# Bonds
NAMA redeems €2.5bn in bonds
National Asset Management Agency recently reported profits of €211m.
# Rating bump
Here's why Moody's looks likely to upgrade Ireland tomorrow
It would be the second upgrade in six months from the agency which has traditionally talked Ireland down.
# European Commission
Europe predicts growth and less unemployment for Ireland
The European Commission predicted 1.4 per cent growth for 2014 and employment growth of 2.4 per cent.
Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt
The yield of 2.967% is less than was previously expected.
# Debt
A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009
Piraeus Bank SA requires more than €6 billion worth of capital.
# Bad Bank
'Highly unlikely' that NAMA will still be operating by 2020
The bad bank announced plans today for another multi-billion redemption of senior bonds.
# Money Money Money
NAMA redeems €750m in senior bonds from IBRC liquidation
It brings the total amount of these bonds redeemed to €1.75 billion.
# Borrowing Costs
One stunning Irish bond chart tells the whole story
“What a ride…”
# NTMA
Markets react positively to Ireland's credit rating upgrade
NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan says it opens Ireland up to a ‘new universe’ of investors.
# A good rating
Moody’s restores Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade
The ratings agency says that strong growth potential and the bailout exit were two major factors in the decision.
# Funding
NTMA reaffirms aim to raise as much as €10bn from markets this year
The National Treasury Management Agency published its review of 2013 this afternoon, and details a number of
# Markets
European stocks rise to cap a bumper 2013 for traders
Stocks have been boosted this year by the upbeat global economic outlook, low interest rates and central bank stimulus policies.
# NTMA
NTMA announces buyback of treasury bond
The 4 per cent treasury bond will mature in January.
# NAMA
NAMA meets 'major milestone' with redemption of €500m in senior bonds
The bonds redemmed were issued as consideration for loans acquired from financial institutions in 2010 and 2011.
# Bailout exit
Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement - Minister
Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:
# Markets
Two Irish banks raise funds in transactions not seen for several years
Both transactions, made by Allied Irish Bank and Permanent TSB, were met with strong demand.
# my precious
NTMA could gobble up your savings next March if they have become dormant
But don’t worry, you can get them back. If you haven’t touched Savings Bonds or Certificates in 15 years, they could be transferred to the State.
# Sold
Ireland sells €500m of T-bills at a higher rate than last month
Total bids received amounted to €1.46 billion which was 2.9 times the amount on offer.
Voices
Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy
Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added Trinity Comprehensive
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Markets
Ireland to auction €500 million in T-Bills
The next sale is slated for Thursday, 21 March.
# Bonds
NTMA announces issue of new 10-year bond 'in due course'
The bond will help restore market confidence in Ireland.
# Markets
SOLD! Ireland sees slightly higher cost of borrowing on T-Bills
The NTMA sold €500 million worth of short-term bonds at auction this morning.
# open thread
Open thread: What do you want to know about the promissory notes issue?
It’s back on the agenda as the Irish government seeks a deal to avoid paying back €3.06 billion due in March, but what do you want to know about those pesky promissory notes?
# Sentiment
Irish investor sentiment now positive - RaboDirect
RaboDirect’s Investor Barometer has also shown that 42 per cent of investors would prefer to invest in emerging markets.
# Bond
State-owned Permanent TSB pays €1.3bn to bondholders today
The repayment is part of over €17 billion that will be paid to bondholders by Irish banks in 2013.
# Bailout
Ireland sells €1 billion in Bank of Ireland bonds
Michael Noonan said the sale marks the start of the process of recovering money for the Irish taxpayer.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added fake Monopoly boards
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Bondholders
In last bondholder payment of 2012, BoI pays out nearly €40 million
The only one of Ireland’s main banks not under State control makes the final payment to bondholders today bringing to over €20 billion the amount paid out by it and other banks this year.
# NAMA
NAMA redeems €1.5 billion in bonds
This means NAMA has reduced its indebtedness by over €5 billion since its establishment three years ago.
# Fundraising
Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in sale of subordinated debt
The beleaguered bank has ventured back into the fundraising markets.