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Europe's peripheral bond markets still attractive

BlackRock, Pimco and Prudential are bullish on debt from Portugal, Greece and Italy as ECB extends its debt purchases but take a dimmer view of US Treasuries as Fed raises rates

The Bank of Greece in central Athens. While Europe was roiled by worries that a Greek default could splinter the currency union, international investors are wading deeper into the riskiest euro nations.


DIVING into the riskiest parts of Europe's government bond market proved to be a clear winner this year.

Some of the world's biggest money managers say 2016 will be no different.

BlackRock Inc, Pacific Investment Management Co and Prudential Financial Inc all say debt