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Italian 10-Year Bonds Fall, Widening Spread to Bunds

July 27, 2011

(Corrects headline to show yield spread to bunds widened.)

July 27 (Bloomberg) -- Italian and Spanish 10-year bonds opened lower, increasing the additional yield investors demand to hold the securities instead of benchmark German bunds.

The yield on 10-year Italian securities rose five basis points to 5.68 percent as of 7:41 a.m. in London. That pushed the difference in yield, or spread, to 10-year German bonds eight basis points wider to 297 basis points. The yield on Italian two-year notes rose nine basis points to 4.14 percent.

Spain’s 10-year bond yield was one basis point higher at 5.97 percent, 326 basis points more than the equivalent-maturity German securities.

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