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French, Belgian, Spanish Spreads to Bunds Reach Euro-Era Records

November 15, 2011

Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- French, Spanish, Belgian 10-year government bonds underperformed, driving their differences in yields with benchmark German bunds to the most since the euro was introduced in 1999.

The difference in yield between the French and German securities rose to 173 basis points, or 1.73 percentage points, at 8:05 a.m. London time, from 164 basis points yesterday. The Belgian-German spread widened seven basis points to 288 basis points, with the Spanish yield gap to bunds increasing 17 basis points to 449 basis points.

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