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#European Financial Stability Facility

# european-financial-stability-facility - Monday 9 May, 2011

Greece bailout package set for renegotiation

There are conflicting reports about the extent to which Greece needs help but the suggestion that Athens would pull out of the euro has been dismissed as a “stupid idea”.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Portuguese finance minister admits: 'We're going to need a bailout'

A third Eurozone country admits the need for foreign help after a new bond auction sends interest rates spiralling.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Ireland's already taken 27 per cent of its bailout cash

New figures from the Financial Regulator show that Ireland’s drawn down €18.4bn of the €67.5bn set aside by the EU-IMF.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Monday 21 March, 2011

Government may accept borrowing limits in return for bailout rate cut

Ahead of crucial European summits, ministers say corporation tax is off the agenda – but that other concessions could be made.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Friday 25 February, 2011

FG-Lab not likely to force bond haircuts, says Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley sends a note to clients advising them about the financial stakes of Ireland’s general election outcome.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

From Business ETC Portuguese treasury build auction sees yields rise Bondwatch

Portuguese treasury build auction sees yields rise

Portugal issues €1bn in twelve-month bills, while buying back some of its older debt – but the results aren’t ideal.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

'Shock' among EU ministers over Irish default talk - Lenihan

Brian Lenihan says his Eurozone counterparts are in “considerable shock” over discussions to default on its debt.

Take 5: Tuesday

Five things you really should need know as you wrap up work this Tuesday evening…

# european-financial-stability-facility - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Europe auctions €5bn in Irish 'bailout bonds'

A second batch of European bonds is being auctioned off today, with an average interest rate half of what we’ll pay.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Eurozone ministers still deadlocked over bailout expansion

There’s no deal from Brussels over whether to add more money to the bailout pot, but support is growing.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Monday 17 January, 2011

From Business ETC Eurozone ministers begin two-day bailout conference Bailout

Eurozone ministers begin two-day bailout conference

The seventeen finance ministers meet to discuss expanding the bailout fund – a move opposed by the German government.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Japan to invest billions in Irish bailout bonds

Japan will buy up 20% of the bonds being issued by the European Financial Stability Mechanism, issued to pay for our help,

# european-financial-stability-facility - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

EU offloads €5bn in bonds to pay for Irish bailout

The European Financial Stability Mechanism is inundated with offers to buy bonds, at rates only a third of what Ireland will pay.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Thursday 16 December, 2010

European leaders meet to secure permanent bailout fund

Heads of government meet in Brussels to make a permanent bailout fund before Germany can rule the current one void.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Irish bailout could sink delicate Dutch ruling coalition

The party supporting the minority government is considering stopping the country taking part in Ireland’s bailout, it is reported.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Monday 15 November, 2010

Ireland refuses to rule out bailout as pressure continues

Confusion over Ireland’s position continues – but bond market reaction will be the real test of whether the government will apply for an EU bailout.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Sunday 14 November, 2010

Germany putting 'pressure' on Ireland to apply for EU bailout

Angela Merkel has reportedly set her sights on Ireland…

# european-financial-stability-facility - Saturday 13 November, 2010

Rumours about EU bailout persist

Despite assurances from the Irish government, some believe the country will be heading cap-in-hand to the EU as early as next month.

# european-financial-stability-facility - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Moody's warns Ireland's credit rating may be cut

The increased cost of bailing out the banks may mean that Moody’s will downgrade Ireland credit rating once again.