Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Btp-Bund bond spread closes at 276 points


Milan, February 14 - The yield spread between
Italian 10-year bonds and the benchmark German equivalent stood
at 276 basis points at the close of Thursday trading, a slight
rise over the opening differential of 272 points.
The final yield was 4.4% compared to 4.39% at the start of
The Milan stock market closed down 1% at 16,544 points on
its main FTSE MIB index.
Private television company Mediaset owned by ex-premier
Silvio Berlusconi performed particularly badly, dropping 3.18%
to close at 1.85 euros after market research company Nielsen
said 2012 had been the worst year for advertising in Italy in
the last 20 years.
Energy company Eni, public utility A2A and automaker Fiat
also posted losses, while defense and aerospace giant
Finmeccanica continued its downward trend following Tuesday's
arrest of CEO Giuseppe Orsi in connection with an international
corruption probe relating to the sale of helicopters to India.
The main European exchanges also performed negatively on
Thursday, with London's FTSE 100 index down 0.5% to 6,327.36
points, Paris' Cac 40 index down 0.78% to 3,669.60 points,
Frankfurt's Dax index down 1.05% to 7,631.19 points and Madrid's
Ibex 35 index down 0.71% to 8,247.40 points.
The only bourse to buck the trend was Athens, which closed
up 0.48% at 1,032.43 points.

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