John O’Dwyer, chief executive of VHI. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...), including property and bonds, at a small loss. This was a difficult decision but it was done and a few years(...)

(...) quantitative easing, by creating more euros to buy more government bonds in an effort to boost economic(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says the risks to the euro area growth outlook remain on the downside. Photograph: Reuters

(...) environment.” Irish bonds The European Central Bank moved at the start of this year to start buying €60(...)

Former Irish Life and Permanent group treasurer David Gantly said: “It was inevitable that some action was required to keep the banking system functioning.”

(...) per cent single A,” he said. “The principal holding comprised Euro government bonds, highly-rated bank(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank unveiled a revamp of his quantitative-easing programme that allows officials to buy higher proportions of each euro area member’s debt. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

(...)-area government bonds surged after President Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank raised the cap on the(...)

European equities gave up early gains, with commodities stocks the hardest hit, as US crude fell more than $1 to $44.39 a barrel. Photo: Getty Images

(...) 0.79 per cent. Yields on other top-rated bonds were down by a similar amount. The US dollar rose and(...)

 The coveted Liam McCarthy Cup. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) believe, with bonds of fellowship within tightly knit communities that are now largely absent from the(...)

Traders at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters

(...) capped their worst selloff since 2008, while investors sought the safety of US government bonds and the(...)

A 19-year-old Yazidi woman, one of hundreds who says she was taken into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, now living at a refugee camp in Qadiya, Iraq. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

(...) base in Iraq and Syria and weaken secular nationalist bonds in Lebanon, Jordan and in even more(...)

A report last month from a team of Central Bank economists found  the light-touch regulation of SPVs could “potentially exacerbate the vulnerabilities within the financial system”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...), carbon offsets or “catastrophe bonds” based on weather events. They are similar to financial vehicle(...)