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Greek bonds unaffected by extension of pre-election period

Political developments after the railway tragedy have certainly moved onto investors' radar, however, they are not seen as a risk on the bond market, as yields have stayed put.

Moving the elections to May instead of early April, with the second polls expected in the summer, increases the time of the pre-election period.

Constitutional Court throws out recourse for bailed-in bank investors

In a landmark ruling Slovenia's top court has abrogated a law that required the Slovenian central bank to compensate those who lost their investments during the banking sector bailout of 2013, when roughly tens of thousands of holders of shares and junior bonds were completely wiped out.

Greece months away from investment-grade rating, central banker tells FT

Greece is close to regaining its investment-grade credit rating in 2023, after 12 years of relegation to junk status, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

"We think that 2023 is the year will get the investment grade," Greek central bank chief Yannis Stournaras said in an interview with the paper, urging the country's next government to maintain fiscal prudence.

New 10-year bond issue due

Greece is likely to make its 2023 market debut on Tuesday with a syndicated issue of a new 10-year bond, in the context of the front-heavy strategy by the Public Debt Management Agency, in view of the further interest rate increases expected by the European Central Bank, but also general elections, which may cause market volatility and instability.

Investment grade by April?

Analysts are split on when Greece may return to investment grade, in what is seen as a difficult year for the eurozone bond market due to the ECB's aggressive stance, while the national elections are firmly on investors' radars.

What’s next, ‘mobile pass’ and ‘TV pass’?

What is the Bank of Greece's biggest concern? That reaching investment grade has drifted further away and that in an international environment full of uncertainties, there is only one certainty: That the time of abundant, cheap money has given way to an era of high interest rates and limited liquidity.

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