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# ntma - Friday 2 November, 2012

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.

# ntma - 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.

# ntma - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Ireland to raise €500 million on bond markets

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

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.

# ntma - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

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

The first auction will be held on Thursday.

# ntma - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

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.

# ntma - Sunday 10 June, 2012

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman

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"

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

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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.

# ntma - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

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

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 Exclusive

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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'

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.

# ntma - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Department of Finance was told about the €3.6bn mistake last year - but did nothing

Michael Noonan has announced a review will be carried out to determine how the “humiliating schoolboy error” was made and why it was ignored.

# ntma - Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: The presidential candidates doing well in the latest opinion polls; tributes flow for Steve Jobs, and who is the Irish Examiner columnist who is accused of plagiarism?

Shane Ross, NTMA chief clash over NewERA appointment

Shane Ross and John Corrigan, the head of the NTMA, exchange harsh words over the management of the NewERA programme.

# ntma - Friday 9 September, 2011

NAMA chairman defends paying six-figure salaries to developers

Frank Daly tells an Oireachtas committee that hiring a developer on a big salary is often cheaper than appointing a receiver.