Spain will request a sovereign rescue within a year, while Italywill avoid that fate, as the euro-area's debt crisis looks set toenter a fourth year, ccording to the Bloomberg Global Poll.

Almost three years since Greece revised its deficit numbers,triggering financial market turmoil across Europe, 85 percent of847 investors, analysts and traders who are Bloomberg subscriberssaid Spain will seek aid in the next 12 months. Fifty-nine percentsaid Italy will skirt a rescue over the same timeframe.

Predictions of a bailout for the euro-area's fourth-largesteconomy leave European Central Bank President Mario Draghi underinvestor pressure to today flesh-out his plan to tame borrowingcosts by buying bonds. In a sign his July vow to do “whatever ittakes” to defend the euro is working, the poll signaled growingoptimism the 17-nation euro area would stay intact through the restof this year.

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