Moody's ups GGB rating by two notches, on par with S&P and Fitch
Return to investment grade overshadowed by flood destruction
Scope Ratings second to give Greece investment grade as attention turns to key players from Sep
New 15-yr issuance and bond switch smooth maturity profile further, although at steep yield
Bond re-opening with 4 pct yield completes debt strategy for year
Fitch takes no rating action as fiscal continuity remains crucial to investment grade
Greek 30-year bond attracts strong demand at attractive yield
Leveraging the positive sentiment following the ECB announcement last week that it would pick up the pace on bond purchases, thereby settling the latest sovereign bond markets jitters, Greece issued an ultra-long 30-year benchmark, its longest issue since January 2007.
There was talk at the end of last year that Greece would issue a very long maturity bond as part of its funding strategy in 2021, however the PDMA opted for a more conservative 10-year benchmark at the end of January.
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