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Italian 10-year bond yield spikes above 6.0pc  PARIS: Italy's 10-year bond yield climbed back above 6.0 percent on Thursday as tension returned to the markets after ECB said it did not consider further anti-crisis measures at a monthly meeting. Shortly after 1400 GMT the rate of return asked by investors to hold Italian 10-year bonds rose to 6.016 percent from 5.755 percent at Wednesday's close. It had been below 6.0 percent since last week's EU summit when leaders took steps to confront the crisis. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...

Spain borrowing costs rise in key bond sale  MADRID: Spain paid sharply higher borrowing costs on benchmark 10-year bonds Thursday in its first debt sale since European Union leaders struck a deal to tackle the eurozone crisis. Spain sold 3.0 billion euros ($3.8 billion) of three-, four- and 10-year government bonds, the central bank said. On the 10-year bonds, it had to offer investors an average return of 6.430 percent, up from 6.044 percent in the last comparable sale on June 7. Copyright AFP (Agence ...
Bunds edge up ahead of ECB, Spanish auction  LONDON: German government bonds rose on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting where expectations are for rates to be cut to a record low although many investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the decision. Spanish bond yields extended this week's rise before a debt auction where borrowing costs are set to stay high with the relief rally seen after last week's euro zone summit beginning to reverse. The ECB announces its policy decision ...
Spanish bond yields rise before auction  LONDON: Spanish government bond yields rose on Thursday, ahead of an auction of up to 3 billion euros worth of three-, four- and 10-year debt as investors made room in their books for the new supply. Ten-year Spanish yields were last 11 basis points higher at 6.52 percent, taking the spread over benchmark German Bunds to 508 basis points. Italian 10-year yields also rose slightly to 5.83 percent. Spanish five-year yields were 18 bps higher at 5.68 ...
Bunds steady ahead of ECB, Spanish auction  LONDON: German government bonds were steady at Thursday's open with investors sidelined ahead of a Spanish debt auction and European Central Bank policy meeting where expectations are for rates to be cut to a record low. The ECB announces its policy decision at 1145 GMT, with dismal economic data paving the way for the central bank to take its main refinancing rate down to just 0.75 percent . "Twenty-five basis points seems to be the consensus and ...
Spanish yields slip but summit deal euphoria waning  LONDON: Spanish bond yields edged lower on Tuesday after last week's surprise euro zone deal to remodel the region's rescue fund, but further sharp falls were seen limited as doubts over implementation set in. Markets' euphoria over Friday's deal to allow the region's permanent ESM fund to buy bonds in secondary markets has dimmed as investors turned to potential risks such as the insufficient size of the rescue fund and the ratification process in each member ...
Bunds slip as Dutch supply eyed  LONDON: German Bund futures opened lower on Tuesday as traders braced for supply from triple-A-rated Netherlands but losses were expected to be limited before a European Central Bank meeting later in the week expected to cut interest rates. Spanish bonds were also expected to come under some pressure before an auction on Thursday. It will be the first test of market sentiment since the European Union summit last week surprised markets by agreeing measures to stabilise bond ...


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