NTMA may issue more debt before the end of the yearThursday 14 March 2013 17.46
The National Treasury Management Agency may issue some additional debt before the end of the year, its chief executive said today.
John Corrigan's comments follow yesterday's €5 billion bond issue that covered nearly all of the country's 2013 funding needs.
"We will aim to have between 12-15 months of funding come the end of December done. That leaves a small amount to do," the NTMA chief said.
"We may tap the market opportunistically or we may return to a small auction programme,'' he added.
Mr Corrigan said that the international institutional investment community had shown a strong expression of confidence in Ireland.
He said the sale is a positive development and shows that Ireland is well positioned to exit the bailout programme.