Alexis Tsipras is expected to call elections for  September 20th Photograph: Bloomberg

Greek bonds declined as a government official said prime minister Alexis Tsipras was set to propose snap elections. Italian bonds also fell. Mr Tsipra(...)

The move comes four months after Moody’s restored Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade.
. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Moody’s has upgraded Ireland’s credit rating by two notches to Baa1 from Baa3, with a “stable outlook”, it announced last night. This is the second ti(...)

Investors are buying up government debt amid signs the European Central Bank is gearing up to announce a fresh stimulus package next month. Photograph:  Michael Kooren/Reuters

Investors flooded into safe-haven US and German government bonds and fled equities worldwide today following mixed US and weak European economic figur(...)

There were no surprises in a budget that will prove little more than background noise to international markets.

There was virtually no market response to today’s budget, with headline economic figures strongly on course and nothing to shake up confidence, analys(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and NTMA chief executive John Corrigan during the NTMA annual report launch at Treasury Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) issued €500 million of three-month bonds this morning, with an annualised interest rate of 0.195(...)