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Eurozone ministers to discuss troubled bail-out fund

Eurozone finance ministers will debate on Monday how to fight their crippling debt crisis.

There are fears Portugal may need a bail-out which could have a knock-on effect on the rest of Europe.

Any fresh eurozone bailout may adversely impact the region's tentative recovery and could result in larger members having to stump up more cash for the bail-out fund.

There are also fears that anxious bond markets could exert pressure on the beleaguered euro zone.

The BBC's Jeremy Howell reports.

  • 17 Jan 2011