Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Italian bonds jumpy as national vote results pour in

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Rome, February 25 - Italian bond yields were jumpy
as national election results poured in Monday - first, rallying
at the prospect of a stable government, then losing some
momentum over concern for the outcome in the Senate.
The Italian bond spread with the benchmark German bund
narrowed from Friday's close of 288 basis points to just 261
basis points after early election exit polls Monday suggested
the center left had taken a strong lead.
That suggested stability for the Italian government.
However, as questions began to be raised about the party's
strength in the Senate, the spread began to widen, reaching 275
basis points later Monday.
It appeared that the center left would have have a clear
majority in the House, with about 340 seats.
However, it became clear that landing a majority in the
Senate will be more difficult, as bonus seats for the winning
alliance are handed out on a regional basis there, unlike in the
Lower House, where the calculations are done on a national
basis.

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