The outlook for the Slovak and Czech economies remains “reasonably positive” while Hungary’s growth targets will probably be hard to reach this year, said Anthony Thomas , a senior sovereign risk analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.
Anthony Thomas, a senior analyst at Moody’s Investors Service in London, commented on the possibility that private-sector owners of Portugal’s government bonds may be asked to participate in a bailout of the country as a condition for another European Union rescue. Thomas spoke in a telephone interview.
Hungary will probably need more measures to meet its budget targets as the lack of labor-market capacity make the government’s economic growth goals "very difficult" to reach, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Unless Poland brings its budget deficit under control the “benign attitude” investors are taking toward the country “can be challenged,” Anthony Thomas, a London-based senior analyst for Moody’s, said today in Warsaw.
Former dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar might have been remembered as Portugal’s best investor had central bank rules allowed the country to benefit from his shrewdest trade: Europe’s biggest gold pile.