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Nervous bondholders switch from Irish debt

Nervous bondholders switch from Irish debt Investors in Ireland’s bonds are sitting on double-digit returns this year after a global debt rally and are now starting to get nervous. In Ireland’s case, the UK’s political turmoil means a no-deal Brexit could spark worries over credit risks. So far Irish debt has been relatively immune to […]

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European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures

European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures Government bond yields in the euro area are hovering near record lows, reflecting heightened expectations for European Central Bank easing soon and concern about global recession risks. Ten-year bond yields in Germany and Italy were poised to record their biggest weekly falls since mid-2018, […]

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European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures

European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures Government bond yields in the euro area are hovering near record lows, reflecting heightened expectations for European Central Bank easing soon and concern about global recession risks. Ten-year bond yields in Germany and Italy were poised to record their biggest weekly falls since mid-2018, […]

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Irish bond yield spreads amid no-deal Brexit worries

Irish bond yield spreads amid no-deal Brexit worries Irish Government bond yield spreads over Germany have hit their widest in nearly two months, as chances rise of a no-deal Brexit that would cause particular damage to Ireland. Sterling has dropped to 28-month lows against the dollar and euro on growing worries that Britain will leave […]

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France issues first 10-year bond at negative interest rate

France issues first 10-year bond at negative interest rate France issued its first-ever 10-year bond at a negative borrowing rate today, meaning investors pay, rather than receive, interest for the privilege of owning French sovereign debt, the state debt management agency AFT said. AFT said that it issued €9.996 billion in long-term bonds, with just […]

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