Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (front) has said Irish voters should take note ahead of the general election of how political instability in Portugal has caused problems for the country’s economy.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

(...) investors who are continuing to penalise the country’s government bonds. The Socialists, supported by the(...)

Mário Centeno, Portugal’s finance minister, said Lisbon had agreed to table the extra deficit-reduction measures requested by Brussels, but added that he was ‘certain they will not be needed’. Photograph: Hugo Correia/Reuters.

(...) to penalise the country’s government bonds. Amid wider market volatility, Lisbon’s benchmark 10(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: clear political message in his reference to Portugal’s woes in statement yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Central Bank under its quantitative easing programme. The ECB cannot buy bonds directly from member state(...)

Dropping: values slide on the Dax Index in Frankfurt. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty

(...) bonds each week to try to pump cash into moribund economies and get inflation going. The US central bank(...)

In London, Rolls-Royce shares jumped more than 14 per cent after a well-received update. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

(...) bonds. Its rival Commerzbank also reported a return to profit in the fourth quarter, and its shares(...)

Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Bank plans to buy back about $5.4 billion of bonds. Photographs: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

(...) about $5.4 billion of bonds, including some it issued barely a month ago, to reverse an investor(...)

Deutsche Bank’s shares extended gains and traded up more than 10 per cent amid a strong rebound in European bank shares following positive results from Commerzbank and a rally in oil prices.

(...) assessing that the market was pricing its bonds incorrectly. The yields of some of the benchmark bonds had(...)

Some analysts admit that Deutsche Bank may be the tip of what could be a very big and very dangerous iceberg. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Deutsche to buy back its own bonds. News of the buyback programme had two positive effects. First, it gave(...)

In a worrying sign that Europe’s debt problems could reappear, the Portuguese 10-year bond yield surged above 4 per cent for the first time since 2014.

China and other emerging markets. The prices of yen, gold and liquid government bonds of favoured(...)

A trader on the NYSE. The main worry is another recession. All we know is that a slowdown is certain but what is utterly unknown is how many months or years that calamity lies in the future. It has become a cliché to repeat Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson’s joke that markets predict nine out of five recessions.

(...) government debts, at least, it is possible to be more optimistic than the doom merchants. Government bonds(...)