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Bond Markets

# bond-markets - Thursday 13 January, 2011

From Business ETC Spain and Italy raise €9bn in bond sales Bond Markets

Spain and Italy raise €9bn in bond sales

Successful Eurozone bond sales provide some breathing room for single currency amid debt crisis fears.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 12 January, 2011

From Business ETC Portugal goes to the bond markets… Portugal

Portugal goes to the bond markets…

…and successfully raises €1.25bn, but fails to lift the euro.

# bond-markets - Thursday 30 December, 2010

State papers: Arab investors wanted to pay for government expenditure

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

From Business ETC Moody’s cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches Bond Markets

Moody’s cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches

Ireland goes from Aa2 to Baa1 in one swoop – and now lies just a few notches above being officially ‘junk’.

# bond-markets - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

From Business ETC Moody’s warns of downgrade to Spanish debt Spanish Economy

Moody’s warns of downgrade to Spanish debt

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

From Business ETC ECB bought €2.7bn of bonds last week alone Bond Markets

ECB bought €2.7bn of bonds last week alone

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

From Business ETC Finance ministers to discuss prospect of common Eurozone bonds E-Bonds

Finance ministers to discuss prospect of common Eurozone bonds

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

From Business ETC Dutch government votes to support Irish bailout Bailout

Dutch government votes to support Irish bailout

Parliament voted to contribute to Ireland’s financial assistance package.

# bond-markets - Thursday 2 December, 2010

From Business ETC Traders say ECB buying bonds, despite Trichet silence Bond Markets

Traders say ECB buying bonds, despite Trichet silence

The European Central Bank makes no mention of stepping up its buying – but insiders reckon they’re back at it.

From Business ETC Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds Bond Markets

Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds

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

From Business ETC Has the contagion been stopped? EU bond yields dive Debt Crisis

Has the contagion been stopped? EU bond yields dive

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

From Business ETC Ireland’s ‘non bailout’ a crutch for banks ‘too big to save’ Bailout

Ireland’s ‘non bailout’ a crutch for banks ‘too big to save’

The world’s press seems broadly baffled by the €85bn deal, with the 5.8% interest rate coming under attack.

From Business ETC Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland’s bailout announcement Markets

Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland’s bailout announcement

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

From Business ETC Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland’s bonds hit 9% Failed Bailout?

Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland’s bonds hit 9%

Fears over the future of Ireland’s economy, and whether a bailout can be secured, sends borrowing costs to new highs.

From Business ETC Bailout fund will be increased if needed – German bank chief Bailout

Bailout fund will be increased if needed – German bank chief

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

From Business ETC Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality Markets

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality

Shares in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Irish Life & Permanent all continue to dive, as the cost of government borrowing shoots up.

Portugal readies for day of all-out national strike

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

From Business ETC Bank shares tumble as bailout contagion fears continue Failed Bailout?

Bank shares tumble as bailout contagion fears continue

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

From Business ETC World bailout wrap-up: Ireland expects, and it’s just a matter of time Bailout Republic?

World bailout wrap-up: Ireland expects, and it’s just a matter of time

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

Cowen insists IMF talks are not to formalise bailout

An aggressive Taoiseach tells the Six One news that the talks in Dublin tomorrow are to examine all options.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland’s banking sector needs its help

As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.

Debt crisis team on way to Dublin

Lenihan maintains Ireland had been “the point of attack” on the state of the euro in recent weeks – but commentators believe ECB, IMF and EC officials coming here to lay groundwork for bailout.

# bond-markets - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

Cowen denies Irish moves for state or bank bailout Bailout Republic?

Cowen denies Irish moves for state or bank bailout

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil, though, that Ireland is in meetings to see how it can help tackle Europe’s debt crisis.

EU official: Ireland in talks to accept dual bailout

Ireland is speaking to the EU and the IMF about seeking money for itself and its banks, says a diplomat.

Dick Roche denies admitting that banking bailout likely tomorrow

The Europe minister denies telling ITV News that he believes a bailout will be sought tomorrow to assist the Irish banking sector.

EU to tell Ireland: Take a bailout today Bailout Republic?

EU to tell Ireland: Take a bailout today

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

From Business ETC Did Ireland discover a legal loophole to avoid a bailout? Business Insider

Did Ireland discover a legal loophole to avoid a bailout?

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.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From Business ETC Portugal admits ‘high risk’ of needing a bailout Portuguese Economy

Portugal admits ‘high risk’ of needing a bailout

The country’s finance minister admits Portugal may ask for assistance – and implies that it could be Ireland’s fault.

From Business ETC Breathing room for Ireland as bonds fall under 8% Bailout Republic?

Breathing room for Ireland as bonds fall under 8%

For the first time in a week, the cost of Irish borrowing falls under the 8% barrier, while insuring against default also cheapens.

From Business ETC Spanish bank chief says Irish crisis ‘unfounded’ Bailout Republic?

Spanish bank chief says Irish crisis ‘unfounded’

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

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

G20 leaders agree to avoid global ‘currency war’

Good news for the EU, as world leaders pledge not to aggressively devalue currencies – but there’s no concrete action.

From Business ETC Investor poll says majority expect Ireland to default Debt Crisis

Investor poll says majority expect Ireland to default

Bloomberg’s poll of global investors shows international concerns over possible Irish default.

Investor fears push Ireland onto G20 agenda

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

From Business ETC Lenihan admits: Ireland’s bond problems are “very serious” Bailout Republic?

Lenihan admits: Ireland’s bond problems are “very serious”

The Minister for Finance acknowledges international concern about the risk of an Irish default.

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From Business ETC Honohan ‘not laying ground for bailout’, insists Lenihan No Surrender!

Honohan ‘not laying ground for bailout’, insists Lenihan

Brian Lenihan says the comments of the central bank governor were not softening the ground for IMF intervention.

From Business ETC Could China be stepping in to buy Irish bonds? Ni-hao's It Going?

Could China be stepping in to buy Irish bonds?

China bought Greek debt at the time of the bailout, and hints it’s been buying Portugal. Could Ireland be next?