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Thursday 23 March 2017

Italy pays record yield to get bond away

Independent.ie reporters

ITALY paid yields of close to 8pc to sell-three year Government bonds today at levels seen by analysts as unsustainable.

The yield was 7.89pc for €7.5bn in bonds with a rate of 7pc considered bailout territory.



Just a month ago, the rate on similar bonds was 4.93pc with the new yield indicating how contagion is spreading through the bond markets.



The new November 2014 issue carries a 6pc interest rate – the highest level since 1997.

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