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Irish bondholder info released

Friday, April 11 12:45:45

Irish resident investors held 48.6pc of long-term Irish government bonds at the end of February 2014, according to an enhanced dataset of Irish government bondholders released today by the Central Bank.

The Irish banking sector, including the Central Bank, accounts for 91pc of this resident holding.

The resident non-bank financial sector reported holding E3.019bn in February 2014, of which 40pc of this sector was held by other financial intermediaries.

Within the non-bank financial sector, the insurance sector held E921m as at end-February 2014.

Regarding Pension Funds, E887m was held with custodians as at end-February.

Approximately 27pc of all resident holdings will mature within the next 5 years and 15.5pc (E12.7bn) of long-term bonds held by non-resident investors will mature after 2020.

Outstanding government bonds stood at E111.851bn in February 2014, with 16pc due to mature in the next three years.