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FIGCovered Bonds

Banco Novo and rating woes weigh on Portugal

Portuguese covered bonds were steady on Friday following news that a Portuguese court had granted a provisional injunction against Bank of Portugal (BdP), and following a concern raised on Monday by Moody’s that Portuguese covered bond holders could lose their priority claim. The news emerges as DBRS decides on Friday whether to maintain its investment grade rating on Portugal, without which government bonds would not qualify for the ECB’s purchase programme.

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