EU Bonds for Ireland Sell Well

January 6th, 2011
in News, Banking

EU Observer:  Investors have snapped up the first set of bonds issued by the European Union in its efforts to raise cash as part of an €85 billion bail-out of debt-encumbered member state Ireland.

Follow up:

A €5 billion, five-year issuance sold out in one hour on Wednesday (5 January), according to the European Commission, which was pleased to see that demand had been three times what was being offered.

The sums were raised under the rubric of the European Financial Stablisation Mechanism (EFSM), guaranteed by the EU budget. The EFSM is to deliver €22.5 billion to Ireland as part of the broader €85 billion aid package.  Read more from EU Observer.....









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