The NTMA has so far raised about €9.55bn  through the sale of long-term bonds this year.  Photograph: iStock

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) raised a larger-than-expected €4 billion from a bond sale on Thursday, capitalising on strong demand fo(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Markets are pricing in a 56 per cent probability of the Fed raising rates in December.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

European stocks drifted lower ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s rate decision and press conference, which took place after the main EU bourses closed.(...)

The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt: its bond-buying stimulus scheme has depressed  yields

Germany’s benchmark 10-year Bund yield fell to its lowest level in more than a year on Tuesday, pushing closer to zero against a backdrop of rising p(...)

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(...)