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Spain bond yields enter danger zone
2012-06-18 15:42:01 | (0 Comments)
BOND YIELDS UP: Investors pushed up Spanish borrowing rates past 7 per cent, to the levels where Ireland, Portugal and Greece sought bailouts. Investors are worrying about Spain's fundamental economic problems.
THE NUMBERS: The interest rate on Spain's 10-year bonds hit a fresh high of 7.18 per cent and closed at 7.12 per cent. Stocks plunged 3 per cent on Madrid's main index.
THE BACK STORY: The rate reflects what return investors are willing to accept when a country auctions its bonds. If investors' concerns remain and the rates stay high, Spain may have to seek foreign aid.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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