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.
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.
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.