Is sovereign debt flagging?

The real cost of intervention by governments across the world hit home in December when Greece was downgraded by the three major credit rating agencies. With many other governments struggling to balance the books, sovereign risk looks set to be a major concern for investors in 2010. When the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, more commonly known as Pasok, swept to power in Greece in October 2009 following an early general election, the party was aware the country’s finances were in a bad