Spread closes 5 down on 137 (2)
Yield down to 1.66%
07 Dicembre 2017
Rome, December 7 - The spread between Italian and German 10-year bond yields, a gauge of Italy's borrowing costs and of market confidence in the Italian economy, closed five points down on 137 points Thursday, with the yield down 0.05% to 1.66%. The lower the spread is, the better it is for the Italian economy and debt-servicing costs. The spread rose above 200 points earlier this year on EU populist fears.