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# markets - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Dow, S&P push to new record highs

The rise is returning the stock markets to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis.

# markets - Friday 29 March, 2013

Column: EU unity is little more than fiction in the wake of Cyprus being hung out to dry

The Cypriot case demonstrates that the European authorities are now prepared to cross the rubicon into the appropriation of deposits. It seems clear that this crisis has seen the Eurozone enter a new and dangerous phase, writes John O’Brennan.

# markets - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Cyprus to exempt small savers from deposit tax ahead of crucial vote

Accounts with balances under €20,000 will be exempted from a controversial levy if it is approved by MPs today.

Ireland to auction €500 million in T-Bills

The next sale is slated for Thursday, 21 March.

# markets - Monday 18 March, 2013

Cyprus postpones crucial vote on unpopular bailout until Tuesday

The president is trying to get parliamentarians to back the bailout deal that slaps a hugely unpopular levy on bank savings.

# markets - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Noonan: Europe now owes Ireland after 'taking one for the team'

“As Ronald Reagan used to say, ‘We took one for the team.’ And I think the team owes us now.”

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.

# markets - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years

The fall comes amid economic turmoil in developed markets and a slowdown in the country.

# markets - Monday 7 January, 2013

NTMA to tap bond markets

The decision will see money raised through medium-term bonds.

# markets - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Stock markets like it when there's no Fiscal Cliff. Who knew?

European markets are all enjoying a healthy start to the year, while US futures have also welcomed the deal.

# markets - Thursday 27 December, 2012

European stocks rise after festive break

Europe’s main stock markets rise as traders focus on whether the United States will avert the 2013 “fiscal cliff”.

# markets - Monday 24 December, 2012

European equity markets stable in quiet Christmas Eve deals

Sentiment has been hampered by the US fiscal cliff, according to dealers.

# markets - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in sale of subordinated debt

The beleaguered bank has ventured back into the fundraising markets.

# markets - Friday 7 December, 2012

Netflix faces US penalty for CEO Facebook comments

Hastings posted a comments that said customers were spending around a billion hours per month watching Netflix

# markets - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Forty-eight million bottles of Jameson being sold every year

Whiskey from the Midleton distillery in Cork is one of Ireland’s greatest export successes.

# markets - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

European stock markets waver after France loses AAA rating

European markets have all recorded modest gains, apparently in expectation of a deal to lend Greece the cash it needs.

easyJet revenue and passenger numbers up

Passenger numbers rose 7.1 per cent to 58.4 million in 2012.

# markets - Monday 19 November, 2012

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover

It caught the attention of the investing class…

# markets - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Ireland's cost of borrowing drops as another €500 million is raised

Today’s T-Bills auction was oversubscribed.

# markets - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Ireland to go back to the markets again

The auction of T-Bills is set to raise another €500 million.

# markets - Friday 26 October, 2012

72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant

A survey also showed that only 21 per cent of CEOs believe that Ireland will return to strong GDP growth in 2013.

# markets - Monday 22 October, 2012

Column: Markets like Moore St are the heart of our cities, and must be saved

The humble street market is in danger of being forgotten as developers move in – but it represents our real heritage, writes Barry Kennerk.

# markets - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Ireland's cost of borrowing stable as €500 million raised on markets

The auction was oversubscribed and the cost of borrowing remained at 0.7 per cent.

# markets - Friday 12 October, 2012

Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way

Proposals for a European financial transaction tax are wishful thinking – and won’t hinder the bankers, writes Arthur Doohan.

# markets - Thursday 11 October, 2012

S&P downgrades Spain two notches

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been cut to just one level above “junk” grade debt – which could see Madrid’s borrowing costs skyrocketing to untenable levels.

# markets - Monday 8 October, 2012

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank

The ECB “arrived late” to attend to the debt crisis in the eurozone, accuses Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva.

# markets - Monday 24 September, 2012

Facebook denies private messages have been made public

Plus, bad news for Facebook shareholders.

# markets - Thursday 13 September, 2012

US Federal Reserve announces plan to buy more debt to boost economy

Analysts were not surprised by the move which essentially amounts to so-called quantitative easing.

# markets - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets

However, John Corrigan does warn that “wider uncertainties” in the eurozone could be risk factor to Ireland’s progress.

# markets - Monday 27 August, 2012

Italy's electoral law increases market fears

The current system allows party leaders to pick and choose the list of candidates the electorate can vote for and guarantees a strong majority in parliament for the winning party.

# markets - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Corporate Takeover of the Day

Starbucks give away free branded sleeves to ‘upgrade’ your non-Starbucks coffee. Ah now.

# markets - Friday 10 August, 2012

Manchester United slashes price for US IPO

The move comes amid doubts about the team’s ability to boost profits as long as it carries a hefty debt burden.

# markets - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again? ECB

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?

ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.

# markets - Friday 27 July, 2012

Facebook posts $157m loss in first results since IPO launch

The loss stemmed from accounting rules requiring Facebook to set aside reserves from restricted stock units before 2011.

# markets - Thursday 26 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

# markets - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Anticipated iPhone 5 release blamed for lower-than-expected Apple results

Apple revenues up 22.5 per cent to $35 billion for three months ending in June – but don’t meet expectations

# markets - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection

Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds hit record highs yesterday as uncertainty in the markets continues.

# markets - Monday 23 July, 2012

Spanish borrowing costs hit record high

Investor action this morning reflects growing scepticism about efforts to stabilise Spain’s banks.

# markets - Saturday 7 July, 2012

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

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