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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# National Treasury Management Agency

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# nama surplus
Explainer: Will Nama really return a €4 billion surplus to the State?
Nama published its year-end review for 2020 yesterday.
# a good day's work
Here's how much the NTMA made from selling a bond today
There was over €8bn in bids, but how much did the Agency get?
NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'
Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.
# bumped up
As expected, Moody's upgrades Ireland's debt for second time
The ratings agency gave Ireland its second ratings bump in a year.
# Inflation stations
We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief
Moody’s ratings agency “delayed on the way down and on the way up” on Irish debt.
# Banking Crisis
Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by €47bn
These are the full documents prepared for the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency at the height of the crisis.
# T Time
NTMA grabs €500m from markets
Ireland looks likely to continue cash raising drive as low interest rates persist.
IT experts say your NTMA Prize Bonds password may not be stored securely
While no sensitive information is accessible on, customer’s emails and passwords could be easily revealed if the website was maliciously hacked.
Ireland’s post-bailout return to the bond markets raised €3.75 bn
Demand for the 10-year benchmark bond amounted to €14 billion.
NTMA announces buyback of treasury bond
The 4 per cent treasury bond will mature in January.
# no more bills
NTMA suspends Treasury Bill auctions until 2014
The National Treasury Management Agency won’t be holding anymore monthly Treasury Bills sales in 2013.
# more bills
NTMA to sell more T-Bills but markets unlikely to learn anything
Ireland will hope to sell €500 million worth of short-term treasury bills this week with the short-term loans are expected to go with little fuss.
# dormant accounts
€43 million collected from dormant accounts this year
Already this year €37, 556 has been released from the Dormant Accounts Fund for charity donations or community projects.
# Bills Bills Bills
NTMA to sell €500m of T-bills at auction this week
The agency plan to sell the bills on Thursday 20 June, 2013 and offer a three-month maturity on them.
NTMA launches State Savings products
The National Treasury Management Agency has announced new issues of fixed rate State Savings products as well as changes to the interest rates on variable rate products.
# Public Pay
NTMA and NAMA staff will lose exemption from new public pay cuts
Some staff at the NTMA refused to take voluntary pay cuts – so now the agency will be liable to mandatory deductions.
# Treasury Bills
€500m worth of T-Bills sold at auction
The bills were sold at a lower interest rate this month than last month.
# bills
Another €500m of T-Bills for sale this week
The NTMA will hold another auction this Thursday as it attempts to help Ireland return to normal lending markets.
Three NTMA staff earning over €200k won't take pay cut this year
Finance Minister Michael Noonan had asked the 13 staff earning over €200,000 at the National Treasury Management Agency to continue voluntary pay cuts this year but some have refused.
# Bond Auction
Ireland sells €500m of Treasury Bills at auction
The T-Bills were sold at a yield of 0.19 per cent.
# Treasury Bills
Ireland to sell €500 million Treasury Bills this week
The auction is the latest in a series of measures undertaken by the National Treasury Management Agency as it looks to return Ireland to normal lending markets.
# We're Baaaaaack
NTMA to tap bond markets
The decision will see money raised through medium-term bonds.
# Fraud
NTMA Chief says State Street "perpetrated a fraudulent act"
State Street said the individuals involved in improperly taking commission are no longer with the company.
# Exchequer Returns
Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM
Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.
# Bond Markets
Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically
The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.
# Markets
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.
# Bond Auction
NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week
The treasury agency will auction €500 million of three-month bills on Thursday.
# Bonds
Irish 9-year bonds fall below 6% for the first time since 2010
Bond yields have fallen to their lowest rate since 19 October 2010, when Ireland entered into a bailout agreement with the EU/IMF.
# Bonds
Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'
The NTMA auctioned over €4 billion in Irish bonds yesterday in the first long-term debt sale since the bailout.
# Bond Markets
Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets
Investors were willing to give us €4.19 billion in loans maturing in 2017 and 2020 – but they come at a cost.
# In Numbers
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?
# Debt
Ireland's €500m government debt sale goes better than expected
Minister for Finance welcomes auction of Treasury Bills which fetched a 1.8 per cent yield.
# Starter's Orders
Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer
The NTMA says it wants to get back to issuing some bills ‘during the summer months’ to warm up for full re-entry.
# Accounting Error
Report on €3.6 billion accounting error may be published next week
Both an internal investigation and external review have been completed, with Michael Noonan now left to seek government approval.
# pay cut
NTMA management agree to 15 per cent pay cut
However, one senior employee at the State agency refused to accept the reduction.
# Bond Markets
Ireland returns to bond markets with €3.53 billion 'swap offer'
The NTMA swaps €3.5bn in bonds, which were maturing in January 2014, for paper maturing in February 2015.
# Back to Life
Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year
The NTMA’s John Corrigan reveals that Ireland will stage a “phased re-entry” with the sale of short-term bonds this year.
# Accounting Error
State 'no better or worse' off as result of €3.6bn accounting error, says CSO
The Central Statistics Office says that a €3.6 billion accounting error in the state finances is due to the figure being mistakenly treated as “external borrowings”.
# Junk
European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade
Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.
# Junk
Department of Finance 'disappointed' by Ireland's junk status
Moody’s decision to downgrade appears to indicate we’ll need a second bailout.