After Greece, Portugal and Spain suffered rating downgrades in April due to escalating fiscal problems, investors ask if the same standards are being applied to advanced economies.
Tightening continues on eurozone CDS spreads in a sign of improving market confidence
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News of a massive EU rescue package has boosted market confidence in European sovereign and bank debt.
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