LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Investors who took the extra
risk of holding longer-dated euro zone bonds at the start of the
year are being better rewarded than those who took the risk of
seeking higher yields in lower-rated debt, data shows.
That is a function of the subdued inflation and growth
outlook in the euro zone that is likely to keep borrowing costs
low across the bloc, while fuelling doubts about debt
sustainability in lower-rated countries, analysts say.
LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Portugal’s government debt market
is likely to benefit more than any other in the euro zone from
the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme that starts
While Portugal’s total debt is one of the highest in the
bloc, having been bailed out by the International Monetary Fund
and the European Union during the debt crisis, its stock of
marketable bonds is relatively small.