Sunday February 23, 2020

Will Ireland be first into bond markets again?

In 2018, in the year’s first European sovereign deal, the National Treasury Management Agency raised €4 billion through the syndicated sale of 10-year debt on January 3

2nd January, 2019
Will NTMA make an early start again? Pic: RollingNews.ie

Last year, Ireland won the New Year’s race to be the first European government back into the bond markets. It may be among the contenders again in 2019.

“We would not be surprised to see a syndicated sale of a new 10-year bond, similar to last January’s syndicated sale, as Ireland currently has no sovereign maturities falling due in 2029,” said Philip O’Sullivan, an economist with Investec in Dublin.

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