Traders eye Greek bonds as bail-out ends

Finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos has done a marketing tour through the world’s financial capitals in recent months amid speculation that Greece will this year announce a programme for tapping the markets in 2019

21st August, 2018
Greek bonds 'attractive'? Pic: Getty

Greece, the euro area’s most indebted nation, is back on bond buyers’ radar after the nation yesterday exited years of financial bail-outs.

A couple of things, in particular, favour Greek securities. The first is their relatively long maturity profile, which suggests the country needs to sell debt less frequently and hence has reduced vulnerability to swings in sentiment. Secondly, the country’s economic growth is now clearly in positive territory and picking up....

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