# bond-markets - Monday 12 December, 2011
# bond-markets - Thursday 1 December, 2011
The Bank of England has been comparing the borrowing costs of countries in June and again last month – and we’re doing okay.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 29 November, 2011
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-markets - Monday 28 November, 2011
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-markets - Friday 25 November, 2011
Italy raises €10bn in two short-term auctions – but sees its interest rates go through the roof, and into unsustainable levels.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 23 November, 2011
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-markets - Monday 21 November, 2011
The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.
# bond-markets - Thursday 17 November, 2011
The price of borrowing for Spain is approaching the 7 per cent barrier, after both Spain and France struggled with bond auctions.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 16 November, 2011
The new Italian cabinet is made up mostly of independent technocrats, and will see Monti double up as PM and finance minister.
Mario Monti completes two days of tense negotiations, and is set to present his new government to the president this morning.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 15 November, 2011
The markets seem nervous about Mario Monti’s attempts to form a government – while a Spanish bond auction also goes badly.
# bond-markets - Sunday 13 November, 2011
Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# bond-markets - Friday 11 November, 2011
President Traian Basescu has insisted that his country is committed to fulfilling the entry criteria for the single currency by 2015.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 8 November, 2011
A normally procedural vote will be closely scrutinised as Italian borrowing costs hit new highs.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 25 October, 2011
# bond-markets - Friday 30 September, 2011
US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.
# bond-markets - Thursday 22 September, 2011
The US Federal Reserve announces the purchase of $400bn in 6-year and 30-year bonds, hoping to drive down interest rates.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
Discussions with the EU and IMF are nearing a conclusion – but reports say the government wants a referendum on Euro membership.
# bond-markets - Monday 12 September, 2011
…and its input was virtually worthless, because prices today are pretty much exactly where they were seven days ago.
Rumours that Greece may still default have sent markets into a nosedive, as the Euro falls and the cost of borrowing rises.
# bond-markets - Saturday 10 September, 2011
# bond-markets - Wednesday 7 September, 2011
Angela Merkel welcomes the Constitutional Court’s decision – but says it does not mean the emergence of a closer fiscal union.
Germany was not acting unconstitutionally in sanctioning a Greek bailout, the court says – though future bailouts need greater approval.
# bond-markets - Tuesday 6 September, 2011
Christine Lagarde says there’s a “crisis of confidence”. No kidding: markets are slipping while borrowing costs are back on the up.
# bond-markets - Monday 22 August, 2011
# bond-markets - Monday 8 August, 2011
The Dow Jones ends its day deep in the red, as the S&P loses 6.6 per cent and the NASDAQ sheds nearly 7 per cent of its value.
The US bond market responds brilliantly to the S&P downgrade, but the world’s stock markets are the obvious victims.
# bond-markets - Thursday 4 August, 2011
# bond-markets - Tuesday 2 August, 2011
If it was borrowing today, Spain would pay 6.3 per cent interest for a 10-year loan – a level that can’t be sustained.
# bond-markets - Friday 22 July, 2011
The cost of borrowing for Europe’s strugglers is falling this morning, after leaders struck deals on gentler bailouts.
# bond-markets - Thursday 21 July, 2011
The resolution of the eurozone issues are “fundamental” to Ireland returning to the bond markets next year, the NTMA says in its annual report.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 13 July, 2011
Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.
If Ireland borrowed for two years, it would have to pay 18.6 per cent interest – 14 times what Germany would.
# bond-markets - Thursday 2 June, 2011
The transport minister says he has not been “confined to barracks” over the issue, and that the government’s position on the bailout is very clear.
# bond-markets - Wednesday 1 June, 2011
Some good news? Really? A senior director at Standard & Poor’s says we’ll be able to borrow without international help.
# bond-markets - Monday 30 May, 2011
Leo Varadkar’s comments that Ireland may need a second bailout had officials at the Department of Finance scrambling to avert panic and insist Ireland is not planning on needing a second bailout.
# bond-markets - Sunday 29 May, 2011
Leo Varadkar says its unlikely that Ireland could return to the markets next year and appears not to rule out the need for a second bailout.
# bond-markets - Sunday 6 February, 2011
Ireland should take note of major bond fund chief’s suggestions for Greece…