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Italy’s Borrowing Cost Drops at 3.75 Billion-Euro Auction of 10-Year Bonds

February 28, 2012

An Italian flag sits on display amongst Roma and Italia-branded novelty magnets displayed for sale at a store in Rome. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

An Italian flag sits on display amongst Roma and Italia-branded novelty magnets displayed for sale at a store in Rome. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy sold 3.75 billion euros of a new 10-year bond at 5.5 percent, meeting its target for the auction, the Rome-based Treasury said today.

The yield compared with 6.08 percent at the last sale of similar-maturity debt on Jan. 30. The bid-to-cover ratio was 1.4 compared with 1.42 last month.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeffrey Donovan at jdonovan26@bloomberg.net


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