Eurozone contagion fears hit eastern Europe as investors seek safe havens

Bond investors are looking to the relative safety of Poland and the Czech Republic as the Eurozone debt crisis takes toll on eastern Europe’s smaller economies.

Poland: Pole position

After showing a strong recovery from the financial crisis, eastern Europe is beginning to suffer as the economic situation in the Eurozone worsens, causing bond investors to look for safe havens amid the turmoil.

While countries in the Balkan region, such as Bulgaria and Serbia, have been affected by their exposure to Greece through trade links and the the involvement of Greek banks in their respective financial sectors, the larger economies of central Europe have remained relatively insulated

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