Portugal set fair to exit the bailout

Peter Lee
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Rates buyers are moving back into Portuguese government bonds as yields fall, growth returns and exports boom. The country finished the capital markets part of its 2014 funding programme in the first two weeks of the year and now looks forward to a possible clean exit from the bailout, which would have been unthinkable six months ago. That would be a political triumph for Portugal and the Troika. But it might be a step too far.