A crise portuguesa vista pelo WaPo

“Debt concerns hit Ireland, Portugal” no Washigton Post

Fears that Europe could see a Greek-like debt crisis unfold in Ireland or Portugal escalated Tuesday, with investors selling off bonds and analysts warning that both nations might be heading into critical periods that could trigger bids for bailouts.(…) Concern has been growing for weeks. But on Tuesday, investors punished Ireland in particular after a warning by Standard & Poor’s that it might further downgrade Irish bonds as the cost of that nation’s government bank rescue potentially reaches backbreaking levels. In Portugal, attempts to rein in runaway spending are falling far short of promises, prompting fear that it might need to follow Greece, which late last spring secured a $145 billion sovereign debt bailout from the IMF and the E.U.(…)

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