Thursday Jan 29, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
8o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
EU poll fears curb boost from upgrades for Greece, Spain

Lower-rated peripheral bonds inched up on Friday with niggling European Union election concerns curbing enthusiasm over the latest round of ratings upgrades.

Fitch lifted Greeces rating for the second time in a year on Friday, while Standard and Poors followed through with a widely expected upgrade on Spain.

Prices in peripheral bonds have stabilized after a sharp sell-off, but with EU election results set to be released on Saturday and ahead of long weekends in the UK and the US, trading volumes were tipped to be fairly subdued yesterday.

In Greece, a strong showing by anti-bailout parties may hurt an already-fragile coalition, potentially paving the way to national elections.

The periphery has rallied off their lows but Im not sure how much more mileage there is left in it, said Marc Ostwald, a strategist at Monument Securities.

Italian and Spanish 10-year yields opened two basis points lower at 3.03 and 3.22 percent respectively.

Greece was 1 bp down at 6.51 percent, while Portugal and Ireland were unchanged at 2.85 and 3.87 percent.

[Reuters]

ekathimerini.com , Friday May 23, 2014 (18:32)  
France says no waiver for Greece, maybe more time to pay debts
Greek banks rebound as govt cites inexperience for remarks
Greek bond drop sends yield to 16-month high on debt wrangling
Varoufakis to meet Italian counterpart in Rome next week
Tsipras meets with European Parliament chief Schulz in Athens
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, at the Maximos Mansion on Thursday afternoon. According to sources, the top German EU of...
Foreign Ministry slams report on Kotzias ties with Russian ultra-nationalist
The Greek Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a statement in response to a story published in the Financial Times describing alleged ties between newly appointed Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzi...
Inside News
SOCCER
PAOK strikes deal with Portugals Ricardo Costa
PAOK announced on Tuesday its agreement with Portuguese international defender Ricardo Costa. The Thessaloniki club added that the player is expected on Wednesday to undergo a medical test a...
BASKETBALL
Basket League favorites survive challenges on the road
PAOK consolidated its position in the top three of the Basket League with a triumph at AGO Rethymnou on Saturday, while Olympiakos and Panathinaikos emerged victorious from their tough away ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
New Democracys challenges
There is a good deal of unease in New Democracy, and not just because of the defeat it suffered in Sundays polls. That had been expected, despite the optimistic and combatant messages from ...
EDITORIAL
Keep politics out of school
A few years ago the Greek Parliament ratified a law for a complete overhaul of the tertiary education system with a solid majority of 255 votes from 300 MPs. Since then, with the exception o...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. France says no waiver for Greece, maybe more time to pay debts
2. Tsipras meets with European Parliament chief Schulz in Athens
3. Foreign Ministry slams report on Kotzias ties with Russian ultra-nationalist
4. Funerals for F-16 pilots held in Athens
5. Greek banks rebound as govt cites inexperience for remarks
6. No problems with pensions, says Stratoulis
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece wants a debt break, but what about its poorer neighbors?
2. Investors turn on Tsiprass campaign to end austerity in Greece
3. $11 billion wiped from Greek banks on nationalization threat
4. Varoufakis says Russia row not about sanctions, but proper consultation
5. Schulz warns Tsipras against straying from stance against Russia, ahead of Athens meeting
6. ECB' Coeure tells Greece: stick to 'rules of game'
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
3. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
4. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
5. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
6. Poll shows SYRIZA leading ND by 4 pct
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.