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# markets - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Greece pushing bid to renegotiate bailout terms

Antonis Samaras is hoping to renegotiate the country’s second bailout…

Ireland returns to the markets today - here's what you need to know

The NTMA is set to try and raise money for the first time since Ireland was bailed out, with a €500m debt auction.

# markets - Monday 18 June, 2012

Asian markets surge, Spanish and Italian bond yields ease, after Greek vote

Dealers cheered the Greek result, which saw the New Democracy party win about 30 percent of the vote – while bond yields in Spain and Italy fell sharply.

# markets - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Italy is relaxed despite 'crucial' time for the eurozone, says Mario Monti

“We are relaxed over Italy’s standing on the international stage and on the markets,” the Italian Prime Minister told his cabinet.

# markets - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle

Former trader Nick Leeson is fed up with the light-touch reporting on the Bloxham demise – and with what he deems as inaction by the Central Bank and Financial Regulator.

Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment

Euro trading lower against US dollar.

FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks

Spain looking at issuing promissory notes to prop up its largest bank to the tune of €19bn. Don’t do it, says the Financial Times – just look at Ireland…

# markets - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat

The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…

# markets - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Stocks open mixed as Europe summit disappoints

European markets are up – but only modestly – while the US markets tread water after an indecisive summit in Brussels.

# markets - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes

Investors are also enthused by suggestions that Greece will recapitalise four of its major banks later this week.

# markets - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'

Meanwhile, more coalition talks.

# markets - Monday 14 May, 2012

Going down: Markets fall across Europe as Spain sells off €2.9bn of bonds

Spain paid a higher interest rate on the short-term bonds as markets have reacted badly to the ongoing uncertainty in Greece and the wider eurozone.

# markets - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mortgage arrears continue to increase, says BOI

Bank report for first quarter of 2012 says that residential property prices don’t appear to have “fully stabilised”.

# markets - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off

Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.

# markets - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken

Spain’s 10 year bond yields have traded above six per cent for a second day as the country prepares for bond auctions on 12- and 18-month bills.

# markets - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

President warns of democratic and intellectual crises

Michael D Higgins told the audience at the LSE that if Ireland had retained some of the elements of its national revival, the economic collapse may not be as bad as it is.

# markets - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route

We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.

# markets - Monday 13 February, 2012

Apple shares now cost more than iPads

Apple is now the most valuable company in the world, with a single share setting you back more than an iPad 2.

Stocks rise on news of Greek parliament's approval of austerity measures

Greece is now on course to receive a second bailout and the markets quite like that…

# markets - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

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This man owns €1.9bn in Irish government bonds

And he’s pretty confident about Ireland’s ability to recover from the economic crisis…

# markets - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Facebook pulls trigger to go public in $5billion IPO

The long-anticipated move will make it the biggest internet company to trade on the markets since Google.

# markets - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Markets open strongly on news of EU's fiscal compact deal

A deal in Brussels is music to the ears of those on the trading floor…

# markets - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

European shares fall amid worries over a deal on Greece

Eurozone finance ministers’ hardline stance on Greek bondholders is causing jitters in the European markets.

# markets - Monday 23 January, 2012

As Greek talks continue, eurozone finance ministers to meet in Brussels

The finance ministers of eurozone states and the rest of the EU will hold their first meetings of the year this week.

# markets - Monday 16 January, 2012

Safe: Moody's says it will maintain France's AAA rating

It follows Standard & Poor’s downgrade of France and others on Friday.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades

The ratings agency said it doesn’t believe European leaders are doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis.

# markets - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Standard & Poor's defends mass European downgrade

The US-based credit rating agency has defended its decision after a sharp European backlash yesterday against its move to downgrade nine EU countries.

# markets - Monday 9 January, 2012

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money

Germany this morning issued a new batch of 6-month bills – and demand was so intense that the yield is negative.

# markets - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction

While the demand for the latest batch of 10-year bonds was higher than November, it was far below the usual standard.

# markets - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Stock markets close up on first day of 2012

Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.

# markets - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from

Thought-provoking, moving, controversial: Our pick of the top ten Read Mes from 2011.

# markets - Monday 12 December, 2011

Markets fall as EU fiscal agreement does little to inspire confidence

Buoyant upon initial news of the deal last week, the markets were not so happy today…

# markets - Friday 9 December, 2011

Markets close strongly after EU deal

Relief all round….

# markets - Sunday 4 December, 2011

This Friday could be one of the biggest days in European history - here's why

EU leaders are due to meet in Brussels for a summit that could be make-or-break for the euro.

# markets - Thursday 1 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Markets regain confidence after world banks' move

Asian stocks and shares rose overnight, in a sign that markets are welcoming yesterdays intervention by six central banks.

# markets - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

World banks move to bolster global economy

The ECB, US Federal Reserve and central banks in Japan, Swizterland, Canada and Britain are backing a move to make it easier for banks to access dollars if they need to.

# markets - Monday 28 November, 2011

Credit ratings of ALL European nations under threat, warns Moody's

The ratings agency said “multiple defaults” are now a possibility, and that more than one country could be forced to leave the euro.