But how appealing will it be for investors to tie up money for half a century?
But four rivals managed to escape financial penalties
Chinese property and Thai banks are garnering interest
As decision on inclusion in FTSE World Government Bond Index nears
The firm has joined forces with JP Morgan AM to expand its sustainable ETF products
Last year’s market turmoil has selectors returning in droves to the once-vilified developed govvies
US dollar currency speculation has led one fund selector to increase their allocation towards emerging market debt
Sentiment towards developed market government bonds moves to ‘neutral’ in Nordic region, but remains ‘negative’ for pan European selectors.
Skittish investment in high yield bonds and robust demand for emerging market debt led the action by European bond funds over the last year. Will this trend continue?
To the surprise of many, rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) upgraded Portugal to investment-grade status on Monday. This pushed yields on the country’s government bonds down, and interest from international investors is already picking up.