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#Bond Auction

# bond-auction - Monday 28 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie NTMA meets Irish ‘debt repayment milestone’ NTMA

NTMA meets Irish ‘debt repayment milestone’

Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.

# bond-auction - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Ireland sells €500m of Treasury Bills at auction

The T-Bills were sold at a yield of 0.19 per cent.

# bond-auction - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Ireland buys back €500 million of its own bonds

The NTMA cancels €500 million of debts due to mature next month, after buying the bonds on the second-hand market.

# bond-auction - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Ireland sells first 10-year government bonds since before bailout

The NTMA planned to raise about €3bn in an auction – but got bids for over four times as much, leading to the sale of €5bn.

# bond-auction - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland raises another €2.5bn at the bond markets

The short-notice auction is the biggest since we were bailed out – and helps build up a cash buffer ahead of fiscal independence.

# bond-auction - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

AIB raises €500 million in auction of three-year bond AIB

AIB raises €500 million in auction of three-year bond

The almost entirely State-owned bank raises €500 million by selling a bond which is not guaranteed by the government.

# bond-auction - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Bank of Ireland becomes first bank to borrow without State support

The bank has become the first bailed-out lender to raise money on the open markets, raising €1 billion in a bond auction.

# bond-auction - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers Prime Numbers

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers

Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?

# bond-auction - 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.

# bond-auction - 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.

# bond-auction - Sunday 9 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Bond auction: Your Roadster has arrived 007 This post contains images

Bond auction: Your Roadster has arrived

Classic cars, M’s letter opener, first-edition Fleming books and Daniel Craig’s sunglasses: all up for grabs in charity 50 Years of James Bond auction.

# bond-auction - Saturday 4 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers Prime Numbers

Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers

How much gold is in an Olympic Gold medal? And just how bad IS that South Korean archer’s vision?

# bond-auction - 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.

# bond-auction - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Downgraded: Spain’s credit rating slashed by Fitch with negative outlook

The cost of bailing out Spain’s banks could be as high as €100 billion, the ratings agency warned as it forecast a recession for the rest of this year and next.

# bond-auction - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Spain set for second debt auction of the week

Government plans to auction up to €2.5bn in bonds today in a key test of investor confidence.

# bond-auction - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Borrowing costs for eurozone bailout fund fall after Greek deal

The EFSF issues a new round of 6-month bills – with interest rates significantly lower than at the same time last month.

# bond-auction - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction

What downgrade? Italy flogs billions in 12-year bonds with interest rates falling dramatically on a similar bond last month.

# bond-auction - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

EU bailout fund overcomes downgrade with successful bond auction

The EFSF sells six-month bills with an average interest rate of 0.2664 per cent – despite being downgraded yesterday.

Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction

Spain sees the interest rate for 12-month bonds fall significantly, while Belgium has mixed results in an auction of its own.

# bond-auction - 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.

# bond-auction - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions

There’s little respite for Greece, though, which is asked to pay a higher yield on an experimental auction of short-term bonds.

# bond-auction - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Italy pays nearly 8 per cent for three-year bonds

Italy faces its highest cost of borrowing ever, raising €3.5bn through the sale of three-year bonds at rates of 7.9 per cent.

# bond-auction - Monday 28 November, 2011

Belgium follows Italy, Germany in seeing borrowing costs surge

Belgium successfully raises €450m in a bond auction, but pays its highest yield since 2000 – up by 1.3 per cent from last month.

# bond-auction - Thursday 24 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Merkel and Sarkozy to meet new Italian PM for reform talks Eurozone

Merkel and Sarkozy to meet new Italian PM for reform talks

Mario Monti will hold a ‘mini-summit’ with the French and German leaders amid jitters over yesterday’s bond auction fiasco.

# bond-auction - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

“Disaster” German bond auction sends European markets down

Germany issues €6bn in 10-year bonds – but only €3.8bn were sold, leaving the central bank to step in and buy the rest.

# bond-auction - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Iceland’s finance minister: ‘Ireland shouldn’t copy our formula for default’

Ireland and Greece can’t follow the recovery mode as Iceland did, finance minister Steingrimur Sigfusson insists.

# bond-auction - Thursday 23 September, 2010

NTMA sells off another €400m of government debt

The National Treasury Management Agency raises some more short-term cash – but sells off less than the maximum.

# bond-auction - Thursday 9 September, 2010

From TheJournal.ie Yields on short-term bills head downward after Anglo announcement Bond Auction

Yields on short-term bills head downward after Anglo announcement

The NTMA sells off 5- and 7-month bonds at smaller yields than two weeks ago, despite the spike in 10-year bond rates.

# bond-auction - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

THE NATIONAL TREASURY MANAGEMENT AGENCY has successfully raised €1.5bn in its latest bond auction – but has been forced into offering higher interest rates than it was two months ago.

Although the successful auction has resulted in nearly 90% of Ireland’s borrowing targets for 2010 being met already, just over halfway through the year, the auction was hit by Moody’s decision to downgrade Ireland’s rating yesterday.

The decision – which relabelled Irish debt from Aa1 to Aa2, meaning it was considered slightly riskier than previously – forced interest rates on ten-year bonds up to 5.537% – a significant increase on 4.72% rate offered only two months ago.

The rates offered on six-year bonds was slightly down on last month’s price, however. Bonds sold for 4.496%, down from 4.521% last month.

The NTMA has tried to portray the auction in a good light, however, saying it has guaranteed that the exchequer will be “fully funded” into the second quarter of 2011.