Guatemala: a much safer bet for investors than Italy or Spain!
Who would ever have thought this about low-key Guatemala? This reality is backed up by facts: the Credit Default Swaps (CDS) for Guatemalan bonds is only 1%, compared to over 6% or more for Greece, despite the financial rescue package backed by the IMF and the EU countries … this means that international investors think that a chance of default for Guatemala is very remote, unlike for other Mediterranean countries … In case of Italy, the CDS or insurance premium against a payment default amounted recently to 5.89% ….On November 17th, Spanish debt risk premium hit a record high and Spanish Treasury bonds were sold on the financial markets at 7.02% prompting the Central European Bank to intervene… Read those articles: http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Low_Risk_Premium_of_Guatemalas_Sovereign_Debt?u=e73be2ea1a145257d1c9cd0de1d300a6&s=n&e=3&mid=[MESSAGEID] and http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=77665&Cat=3
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