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#Sovereign Debt

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

# sovereign-debt - Friday 16 May, 2014

As expected, Moody's upgrades Ireland's debt for second time

The ratings agency gave Ireland its second ratings bump in a year.

# sovereign-debt - Thursday 24 October, 2013

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt

Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other EU leaders. Read it in full here.

# sovereign-debt - Friday 27 September, 2013

Cyprus gets €1.5bn from EU's emergency fund

The crisis-hit nation has now received half of the package it was pencilled to get from the ESM.

# sovereign-debt - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Anglo tapes 'have not damaged our EU reputation'

The Anglo Tapes have been reported throughout Europe with Angela Merkel’s tough words pleasing German voters.

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Column: Who’s next in line to be consumed by the European crisis?

While other countries are showing signs of difficulty, it’s Spain’s deterioration which could bring the euro crisis to its most dangerous point, writes Tom McDonnell, who asks where Europe goes from here?

# sovereign-debt - 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.

# sovereign-debt - Thursday 25 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with beheaded Halloween trickery

Here are the things we loved, learned and shared today.

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private

Brian Hayes said that outlining Ireland’s negotiating position in public would not be “very clever from the country’s perspective.

# sovereign-debt - Monday 22 October, 2012

Poll: Do you believe Ireland will get a deal to reduce the cost of its bank debt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe Ireland will get a deal to reduce the cost of its bank debt?

The government’s campaign for a reduction in the cost of bailing out the banks has been given new hope after a joint statement from Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel, but what do you think?

# sovereign-debt - 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.

# sovereign-debt - Monday 10 September, 2012

IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal IMF

IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal

The latest IMF quarterly review says having the ESM take a direct stake in Irish banks is the best way back to the markets.

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn

European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.

# sovereign-debt - Monday 2 July, 2012

Government to focus on 'fleshing out' EU debt deal

It’s not yet clear how much of the €120billion ‘growth pact’ will come to Ireland, Alan Shatter has said.

# sovereign-debt - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Spanish borrowing costs hit record level

Moody’s downgraded Spanish debt to within one notch of ‘junk’ status yesterday.

# sovereign-debt - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Spanish bailout: what we know so far

An essential round-up of the details to date of the Spanish bailout, from interest rates to lending conditions.

# sovereign-debt - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Spanish bailout welcomed by world financial leaders

Key figures in the IMF, the US and the EU have all hailed the €100bn bailout – but Irish hopes for an opening have been disappointed.

# sovereign-debt - Friday 8 June, 2012

The 20 countries with the highest probability of default Default This post contains images

The 20 countries with the highest probability of default

Ireland has made the list – unsurprisingly – but where does it rank?

# sovereign-debt - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Column: The Irish default debate will be long – but we have to start it now

Economist Constantin Gurdgiev describes his work on a new book asking the question: What would happen if Ireland walked away from its debts?

# sovereign-debt - 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…

# sovereign-debt - Monday 28 November, 2011

'The situation in the euro area is rapidly deteriorating,' says OECD

Fresh warnings over health of the eurozone as the OECD and Moody’s voice concerns over continuing spread of debt contagion.

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.

# sovereign-debt - Monday 15 August, 2011

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week ECB

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week

Confirmation that the bank intervened to prop up Italian and Spanish bonds comes before Germany and France meet tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis.

# sovereign-debt - Friday 5 August, 2011

S&P upbeat about Ireland's return to bond markets

The ratings agency says its maintaining its debt ratings for Ireland and describes the country’s economic outlook as ‘stable’.

# sovereign-debt - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Ireland faces €200m hit if Greek economy crumbles

Ireland’s banks will escape any fallout, but the State and private institutions will lose out if Greece goes to the wall.

Greek government wins confidence motion, but will tough austerity plan go through? Sovereign Debt This post contains images

Greek government wins confidence motion, but will tough austerity plan go through?

In Photos: Thousands protest austerity plans as Greek government passes key vote.

# sovereign-debt - Sunday 19 June, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know as you start your Sunday…

# sovereign-debt - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Fresh warning of Greek debt contagion - for Ireland

Jean-Claude Juncker says “we’re playing with fire”.

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Eurozone meeting continues with focus on Greek debt

Finance ministers agreed on a €78m bailout package for Portugal yesterday and will focus today on rising pressure on the Greek economy.

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Moody's warns of Irish downgrade risk due to eurozone troubles

Credit ratings agency says that commitments to avoid Ireland defaulting could change with developments in other debt-laden eurozone countries.

# sovereign-debt - Friday 22 April, 2011

Greek authorities launch investigation into Citigroup email on debt

Email suggested Greece could be forced to restructure its debt as quickly as this weekend.

# sovereign-debt - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Europe's sovereign debt problems remain risky, says IMF

Latest IMF report on global financial stability warns that the financial system remains vulnerable.

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Standard & Poor's lowers Portugal's credit rating - again

Latest downgrade comes less than a week after the last one.

# sovereign-debt - Thursday 2 December, 2010

ECB expected to announce new debt-crisis measures

Speculation is growing that the European Central Bank may increase its bond-buying programme in an attempt to fortify the eurozone.

# sovereign-debt - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Ireland fails to rebuke claims that it’s completely insolvent

Foreign observers believe Ireland is being crushed under its own debt – and think we’re not trying to stop the rumours.