iShares launches single-country eurozone debt ETFs

iShares is offering a play on uncertainty in the eurozone with the launch of eight ETFs that offer exposure to the sovereign debt of individual eurozone members

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iShares ETFs offer a play on eurozone soverign risk

iShares, the exchange-traded funds (ETF) subsidiary of BlackRock, is offering a new type of eurozone sovereign debt exposure with the listing of eight ETFs on the London Stock Exchange that target specific countries. The funds offer access to government debt from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

"We looked at how the European economic scenario might play out and the existing funds that are out there," says Axel Lomholt, London-based head of iShares

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