Investors eye the bonds that bind

Despite concerns about the country’s financial health, investors have taken a close interest in government bonds

20th February, 2010

Irish retail investors have taken a new interest in government bonds over the last 18 months due to the flight from equities and some early worries about keeping money on deposit in the country’s banks.

Government bonds have been seen as a safe haven for risk-shy investors, but even this asset class has been questioned in recent months. Some commentators have even suggested that sovereign debt could be the cause of the next subprimestyle...

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