Italian 10-year government bonds stayed higher as the nation sold 4.9 billion euros debt due in 2016 and 2028.
The 10-year bond yield fell two basis points to 4.37 percent at 10:23 a.m. London time. Two-year yields were little changed at 1.73 percent.
Spanish 10-year securities also rose, with the yield declining two basis points to 4.61 percent.
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