# bond-markets - Yesterday’s News
Welcome to part one of our Carbon Monoxide Week series.
# bond-markets - Thursday 13 January, 2011
Successful Eurozone bond sales provide some breathing room for single currency amid debt crisis fears.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 12 January, 2011
…and successfully raises €1.25bn, but fails to lift the euro.
# bond-markets - Thursday 30 December, 2010
Charles Haughey and Brian Lenihan Sr were given plans detailing a potential Irish-Arab Bank to fund government spending.
# bond-markets - Friday 17 December, 2010
# bond-markets - Wednesday 15 December, 2010
The ratings agency says it’s considering a downgrade for Spain – but the news doesn’t make a major impact on bond markets.
# bond-markets - Monday 13 December, 2010
So much for winding down the controversial bond-buying scheme… Frankfurt may have been the only buyer last week.
# bond-markets - Monday 6 December, 2010
So-called ‘E-bonds’ would help to prompt renewed confidence in the currency and make it easier to borrow, claim ministers.
# bond-markets - Saturday 4 December, 2010
Parliament voted to contribute to Ireland’s financial assistance package.
# bond-markets - Thursday 2 December, 2010
Is the Eurozone debt crisis dying? Spain’s bond yields might be up, but the Euro is picking up speed afterward.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 1 December, 2010
The costs of borrowing for Portugal, Italy and Spain has fallen, easing some fear about the Eurozone debt crisis.
# bond-markets - Monday 29 November, 2010
The world’s press seems broadly baffled by the €85bn deal, with the 5.8% interest rate coming under attack.
The Euro stays flat, but Ireland’s bailout hasn’t stopped worries over Spain and Portugal’s ability to repay their debts.
# bond-markets - Thursday 25 November, 2010
Fears over the future of Ireland’s economy, and whether a bailout can be secured, sends borrowing costs to new highs.
Axel Weber – the head of Germany’s central bank – says Europe’s bailout fund won’t run out: it’ll just be made bigger.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 24 November, 2010
Shares in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Irish Life & Permanent all continue to dive, as the cost of government borrowing shoots up.
Portugal’s two main trade unions will hold their first joint strike for decades, bring the country’s services to a standstill.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 23 November, 2010
The markets are officially over the Irish bailout: bank shares are diving, while bond yields are still on the up.
# bond-markets - Thursday 18 November, 2010
The eyes of the world are on Ireland – and their judgement is that we now “expect” billions and billions in help.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 17 November, 2010
An aggressive Taoiseach tells the Six One news that the talks in Dublin tomorrow are to examine all options.
As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 16 November, 2010
The Taoiseach tells the Dáil, though, that Ireland is in meetings to see how it can help tackle Europe’s debt crisis.
Ireland is speaking to the EU and the IMF about seeking money for itself and its banks, says a diplomat.
The Europe minister denies telling ITV News that he believes a bailout will be sought tomorrow to assist the Irish banking sector.
The world’s press is sure of it: everywhere the government turns, it’s told to accept an international handout.
# bond-markets - Monday 15 November, 2010
Business Insider reckons Ireland might have found a way to get ECB funding for its banks – and that’s why we’re not issuing bonds.
The country’s finance minister admits Portugal may ask for assistance – and implies that it could be Ireland’s fault.
For the first time in a week, the cost of Irish borrowing falls under the 8% barrier, while insuring against default also cheapens.
Not only that, but all our fears will vanish when the government announces its budget plans, says Fernandez Ordonez.
# bond-markets - Friday 12 November, 2010
Good news for the EU, as world leaders pledge not to aggressively devalue currencies – but there’s no concrete action.
Bloomberg’s poll of global investors shows international concerns over possible Irish default.
France and Germany issue statement from G20 summit in South Korea amid fears that Irish debt default concerns will spread to other countries.
# bond-markets - Thursday 11 November, 2010
The Minister for Finance acknowledges international concern about the risk of an Irish default.
China bought Greek debt at the time of the bailout, and hints it’s been buying Portugal. Could Ireland be next?