Peripheral Europe defies gloom with spree

18 Apr 2013

Peripheral eurozone countries had a series of barnstorming successes this week, as yields plunged at auctions and the Republic of Italy brought in more than €17bn of orders for its latest BTP Italia bond. That was in stark contrast to the gloom surrounding the global economy’s prospects.

Italy’s success was so great that it is now considering capping future issues of the structure despite facing an increased funding requirement, EuroWeek can exclusively reveal.The grim economic news included poorer than expected first quarter growth in China and the International Monetary Fund’s downward revision of its growth ...

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