Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Italian spread eases on successful treasury bond issue


Rome, February 13 - The Italian bond spread eased
after the Italian treasury's held some successful bond auction
on Wednesday.
The spread between the 10-year Italian bond and the German
benchmark - considered an important gauge of the cost of Italian
debt - slid six basis points during the day to 278.
The yield on Italian 10-year-bonds on the secondary market
was down at 4.45%.
The Italian treasury sold 3.449 billion euros worth of
three-year bonds on Wednesday, at an interest rate of 2.3%, up
from 1.85% last January
Longer term bond offerings were more encouraging however.
Italian 15-year bonds sold at an average yield of 4.55%,
down from a 4.75% rate at last issue in December.
The Italian treasury also sold 30-year bonds for the first
time since May 2011.
The treasury auctioned off 888 million euros of 30-year
The average yield was 5.07%, down from 5.43% in May 2011.
The long term bonds were oversubscribed by a factor of

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