# government-bonds - Thursday 14 November, 2013
When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…
# government-bonds - Wednesday 20 March, 2013
The NTMA cancels €500 million of debts due to mature next month, after buying the bonds on the second-hand market.
# government-bonds - Wednesday 13 March, 2013
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.
# government-bonds - Tuesday 12 March, 2013
The bond will help restore market confidence in Ireland.
# government-bonds - Thursday 7 March, 2013
# government-bonds - Saturday 9 February, 2013
It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…
# government-bonds - Friday 8 February, 2013
The body that manages Irish debt has formally issued new bonds to replace the promissory notes.
# government-bonds - Wednesday 9 January, 2013
Michael Noonan said the sale marks the start of the process of recovering money for the Irish taxpayer.
The body in charge of Ireland’s borrowing says it’s looking at trying to sell Ireland’s first 10-year bond since 2010.
# government-bonds - Tuesday 4 December, 2012
Bond markets responded positively to Greece’s proposal to buy back its debts – and Ireland is benefiting.
# government-bonds - Thursday 20 September, 2012
Interest on a 9-year Irish bond – the benchmark bond currently in circulation – has fallen below 5 per cent.
# government-bonds - Wednesday 12 September, 2012
The green light for the ESM from the German constitutional court has driven down the yield on Irish government bonds.
# government-bonds - Friday 27 July, 2012
The NTMA auctioned over €4 billion in Irish bonds yesterday in the first long-term debt sale since the bailout.
# government-bonds - Thursday 26 July, 2012
Investors were willing to give us €4.19 billion in loans maturing in 2017 and 2020 – but they come at a cost.
# government-bonds - Thursday 5 July, 2012
# government-bonds - Saturday 30 June, 2012
Ireland’s ongoing struggle is to get back to the markets – but what ARE the bond markets? Here’s our grind.
# government-bonds - Tuesday 29 May, 2012
The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…
# government-bonds - Friday 25 May, 2012
# government-bonds - Monday 21 May, 2012
# government-bonds - Friday 4 May, 2012
The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund fears that Ireland and Portugal bonds are not ‘predictable’ and could default.
# government-bonds - Monday 16 April, 2012
Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.
# government-bonds - Sunday 1 April, 2012
A German newspaper report says the Bundesbank won’t take Irish, Greek or Portuguese bonds from banks any more.
# government-bonds - Saturday 31 March, 2012
RTÉ says Ireland’s banks could be given bonds by the EFSF, which could then be used to go to the ECB and get funds.
# government-bonds - Thursday 29 March, 2012
The government had been in negotiations for some time with the European Central Bank over the €3.1 billion note which was due to be paid by this Saturday.
# government-bonds - Thursday 22 March, 2012
Bloomberg reports Patrick Honohan will formally ask the ECB’s permission today to restructure Ireland’s promissory notes deal.
# government-bonds - Wednesday 21 March, 2012
The Finance Minister has told the Dáil that the €3.1 billion repayment due next week could be converted to a long-term bond instead.
# government-bonds - Wednesday 25 January, 2012
The NTMA swaps €3.5bn in bonds, which were maturing in January 2014, for paper maturing in February 2015.
# government-bonds - Friday 13 January, 2012
The NTMA’s John Corrigan reveals that Ireland will stage a “phased re-entry” with the sale of short-term bonds this year.
# government-bonds - Tuesday 10 January, 2012
The United States’ central bank made a near-record profit last year, thanks to its growing stash of US government bonds.
# government-bonds - Saturday 3 September, 2011
Silvio Berlusconi has been forced to drop some plans in a bid to win political support – but Jean-Claude Trichet isn’t too pleased.
# government-bonds - Thursday 18 August, 2011
US, Asian and European markets suffered through another hard day as fears of US economic stagnation and concerns about European banks spooked investors.
# government-bonds - Friday 22 July, 2011
The cost of borrowing for Europe’s strugglers is falling this morning, after leaders struck deals on gentler bailouts.
# government-bonds - Tuesday 19 July, 2011
Precious metals always do well when all else seems risky – and it’s more than double its price of five years ago.
# government-bonds - 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.
# government-bonds - Sunday 10 July, 2011
Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.
# government-bonds - 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.
# government-bonds - Friday 1 April, 2011
Shares in AIB and Bank of Ireland have a good day – but Irish Life & Permanent shares fall through the floor.
# government-bonds - Thursday 24 March, 2011
The costs of borrowing for both Ireland and Portugal take a battering in the aftermath of the latter’s prime minister quitting.
# government-bonds - Tuesday 22 March, 2011
AIB insisted that “payment will be made” after a rumour that Ireland has missed a scheduled interest payment on its bonds sent the price of short-term borrowing spiralling earlier today.