Monday, August 12 11:14:15
Long-term Government debt securities stood at E115.6 billion in June of this year, a rise of 39pc compared to the same month in 2012, largely thanks to the Promissory Note deal on Anglo debt.
In June 2012 State debt stood at E83.2 billion.
The NTMA raised E500 million in June through an auction of Irish Treasury Bills, which will mature in September 2013. Bids totalling 2.9 times the amount on offer were received and these bills were sold at an annualised yield of 0.20pc.
Latest Central Bank figures show that around E21.4 billion (or 19pc) of the euro-denominated long-term debt will fall due over the next 3 years. Approximately E13.2 billion (or 61pc) of this latter figure is payable to non-resident investors.
At end-June 2013, Irish resident investors held approximately 45pc of long-term Irish Government bonds compared with 27pc in June 2012.
The Central Bank figure show that the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by Irish financial and non-financial firms, and by the Government sector was E905.7 billion (a reduction of almost 3pc since June 2012).
The year-on-year decrease in the outstanding debt securities for entities resident in the euro area was approximately 0.2pc.
Market-based debt financing for the banking sector remained broadly unchanged during June 2013. A reduction in the long-term debt securities outstanding for this sector was principally driven by the redemption of floating rate issues.
Equity shares had an outstanding value of almost E230.6 billion at end-June. This includes quoted shares (E230.3 billion) which saw a year-on-year net increase of 25pc (driven primarily by increases in the non-financial corporate sector). The value of the stock of quoted shares in the euro area increased by approximately 19pc in the year to June.