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# ntma - Thursday 22 November, 2012

NTMA Chief says State Street "perpetrated a fraudulent act"
# Fraud
# Fraud

NTMA Chief says State Street "perpetrated a fraudulent act"

Nov 22nd 2012, 1:28 PM 5,003 Views 14 Comments

State Street said the individuals involved in improperly taking commission are no longer with the company.

# ntma - Thursday 15 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 15th 2012, 11:09 AM 6,007 Views 18 Comments

Today’s T-Bills auction was oversubscribed.

# ntma - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Fitch takes Ireland's credit rating off 'negative' watch list
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

Fitch takes Ireland's credit rating off 'negative' watch list

Nov 14th 2012, 6:44 PM 7,976 Views 50 Comments

Ireland’s credit rating is still only BBB+, but Fitch says it’s no longer expecting to downgrade us again.

# ntma - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Ireland to go back to the markets again
# Testing The Waters
# Testing The Waters

Ireland to go back to the markets again

Nov 13th 2012, 9:51 AM 5,083 Views 15 Comments

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

# ntma - Friday 2 November, 2012

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Exchequer returns show €2.9 billion deficit due, in part, to payment to the ESM

Nov 2nd 2012, 6:26 PM 8,019 Views 55 Comments

Spending at the Department of Social Protection was more than expected, whereas the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation continues to underspend.

# ntma - Thursday 18 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 18th 2012, 12:41 PM 4,214 Views 23 Comments

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

# ntma - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Ireland to raise €500 million on bond markets
# Return Of The Bond
# Return Of The Bond

Ireland to raise €500 million on bond markets

Oct 16th 2012, 10:11 AM 3,371 Views 11 Comments

The auction will be Ireland’s fourth since the bailout programme was initiated in November 2010.

# ntma - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically

Sep 13th 2012, 10:48 AM 8,709 Views 72 Comments

The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.

# ntma - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 12th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,382 Views 4 Comments

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

# ntma - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week
# Bond Auction
# Bond Auction

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week

Sep 11th 2012, 9:45 AM 1,970 Views 4 Comments

The treasury agency will auction €500 million of three-month bills on Thursday.

# ntma - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Irish 9-year bonds fall below 6% for the first time since 2010
# Bonds
# Bonds

Irish 9-year bonds fall below 6% for the first time since 2010

Aug 21st 2012, 2:41 PM 5,610 Views 51 Comments

Bond yields have fallen to their lowest rate since 19 October 2010, when Ireland entered into a bailout agreement with the EU/IMF.

# ntma - Friday 27 July, 2012

Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'
# Bonds
# Bonds

Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'

Jul 27th 2012, 8:42 AM 3,018 Views 26 Comments

The NTMA auctioned over €4 billion in Irish bonds yesterday in the first long-term debt sale since the bailout.

# ntma - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland raises €4.19 billion in first return to bond markets

Jul 26th 2012, 5:41 PM 12,788 Views 80 Comments

Investors were willing to give us €4.19 billion in loans maturing in 2017 and 2020 – but they come at a cost.

# ntma - Thursday 19 July, 2012

At least 3 more bond auctions before year end, says NTMA
# Return To Markets
# Return To Markets

At least 3 more bond auctions before year end, says NTMA

Jul 19th 2012, 11:47 AM 1,756 Views 5 Comments

National Treasury Management Agency sets out its roadmap for bond auctions over the next 18 months.

# ntma - Saturday 7 July, 2012

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

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

Jul 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,211 Views 25 Comments

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

# ntma - Friday 6 July, 2012

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation
# Transparency
# Transparency

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation

Jul 6th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,371 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil-proposed legislation would see the Central Bank, NAMA and the Gardaí brought under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# ntma - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Ireland's €500m government debt sale goes better than expected
# Debt
# Debt

Ireland's €500m government debt sale goes better than expected

Jul 5th 2012, 11:11 AM 6,644 Views 52 Comments

Minister for Finance welcomes auction of Treasury Bills which fetched a 1.8 per cent yield.

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

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

Jul 5th 2012, 8:11 AM 4,113 Views 16 Comments

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

# ntma - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Back to the markets: Ireland to offer €500 million of three-month bills
# Bond Auction
# Bond Auction

Back to the markets: Ireland to offer €500 million of three-month bills

Jul 3rd 2012, 10:22 AM 4,269 Views 23 Comments

The first auction will be held on Thursday.

# ntma - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer

Jun 26th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,036 Views 6 Comments

The NTMA says it wants to get back to issuing some bills ‘during the summer months’ to warm up for full re-entry.

# ntma - Sunday 10 June, 2012

8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Prize Bonds
# Prize Bonds
From The Daily Edge
# Prize Bonds

8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Prize Bonds

Jun 10th 2012, 1:00 PM 83,425 Views 27 Comments

Yes, they’re still around – and we keep selling more and more of them every year.

# ntma - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Noonan: €1.2 billion of pension reserves already committed
# Rainy Days
# Rainy Days

Noonan: €1.2 billion of pension reserves already committed

Jun 9th 2012, 12:40 PM 2,798 Views 30 Comments

That leaves about €4.5 billion in the pot.

# ntma - Thursday 7 June, 2012

PAC chair blasts “whitewash” report into €3.6bn accounting error
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

PAC chair blasts “whitewash” report into €3.6bn accounting error

Jun 7th 2012, 1:50 PM 3,728 Views 28 Comments

Both internal and external reports on the accounting mistake were discussed at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee.

# ntma - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Finance chief to meet with PAC over €3.6bn accounting error
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

Finance chief to meet with PAC over €3.6bn accounting error

Jun 6th 2012, 6:23 PM 2,258 Views 12 Comments

Two leaked reports into the €3.6 billion discrepancy in the government’s debt figures have recommended that statistics be compiled by the Central Statistics Office and not the Department of Finance.

# ntma - Monday 14 May, 2012

Report on €3.6 billion accounting error may be published next week
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

Report on €3.6 billion accounting error may be published next week

May 14th 2012, 3:28 PM 2,337 Views 14 Comments

Both an internal investigation and external review have been completed, with Michael Noonan now left to seek government approval.

# ntma - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

1,065 top bankers earn basic salary over €100K
# Bankers' Pay
# Bankers' Pay

1,065 top bankers earn basic salary over €100K

May 2nd 2012, 4:20 PM 5,690 Views 54 Comments

Hundreds of bankers in AIB, Permanent TSB – all essentially State-owned institutions – are taking home basic salaries in excess of €100,000.

# ntma - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Back to the markets: NTMA prepares to issue annuity bond
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Back to the markets: NTMA prepares to issue annuity bond

Apr 10th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,619 Views 15 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency will sell annuity bonds, possibly up to 35 years in maturity, later this year.

# ntma - Monday 2 April, 2012

NTMA management agree to 15 per cent pay cut
# Pay Cut
# Pay Cut

NTMA management agree to 15 per cent pay cut

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:56 AM 3,076 Views 20 Comments

However, one senior employee at the State agency refused to accept the reduction.

# ntma - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

NTMA signs partnership with Chinese government's investment fund
# Ni Hao
# Ni Hao

NTMA signs partnership with Chinese government's investment fund

Mar 27th 2012, 2:31 PM 1,965 Views 9 Comments

The agency which manages Ireland’s national savings will help China identify opportunities to invest in Irish businesses.

# ntma - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman
# FOI
# FOI

Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman

Mar 10th 2012, 3:20 PM 2,524 Views 23 Comments

Emily O’Reilly said the gardaí, Nama and State-owned financial institutions should all be made subject to Freedom of Information laws.

# ntma - Friday 17 February, 2012

NAMA architect fears agency's pursuit of debts is "not sufficient"
# Debt Collection
# Debt Collection

NAMA architect fears agency's pursuit of debts is "not sufficient"

Feb 17th 2012, 9:23 AM 2,554 Views 19 Comments

Peter Bacon, who is credited with coming up with the idea for NAMA, says the agency’s debt pursuits are too narrow-minded.

# ntma - Monday 13 February, 2012

Banking crisis: Central Bank paid out €30m in consultancy fees in 2011
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Banking crisis: Central Bank paid out €30m in consultancy fees in 2011

Feb 13th 2012, 1:18 PM 1,948 Views 12 Comments

Law firm Arthur Cox seems to be the big winner in terms of consultancy contracts with the Central Bank, NTMA and Department of Finance.

# ntma - Friday 13 January, 2012

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year
# Back To Life
# Back To Life

Ireland plans to return to bond markets this year

Jan 13th 2012, 3:31 PM 2,006 Views 16 Comments

The NTMA’s John Corrigan reveals that Ireland will stage a “phased re-entry” with the sale of short-term bonds this year.

# ntma - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:17 PM 3,277 Views 29 Comments

The post of Secretary-General at the Department of Finance requires “effective management” and “excellent co-ordination” with key agencies such as… the NTMA.

# ntma - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation

Nov 18th 2011, 1:58 PM 2,320 Views 6 Comments

The government has said publicly it wants to use State asset sell-off revenue for job creation but confidential documents paint a different picture.

# ntma - Monday 7 November, 2011

Poll: Do you think the €3.6bn accounting mistake is a big deal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the €3.6bn accounting mistake is a big deal?

Nov 7th 2011, 11:19 AM 3,300 Views 75 Comments

The fallout of the accounting blunder revealed by TV3 last week rumbles on for the head of the Department of Finance. Do you think we need to get over it – or should heads roll?

# ntma - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Column: What The Finance? Heads should roll over €3.6bn gaffe
# WTF?
# WTF?

Column: What The Finance? Heads should roll over €3.6bn gaffe

Nov 5th 2011, 9:30 AM 259 Views 49 Comments

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy was at the Public Accounts Committee meeting on Thursday when the Department of Finance explained how its accounting mistake happened – and he’s gobsmacked.

# ntma - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Dept of Finance, CSO and NTMA officials face questioning over 'accounting error'
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

Dept of Finance, CSO and NTMA officials face questioning over 'accounting error'

Nov 3rd 2011, 8:23 AM 662 Views 13 Comments

The department’s secretary-general, due to take up a position with an EU fiscal watchdog next year, is to appear before the PAC today.