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Aug 26, 2013

Political turmoil drives Italian yields higher in thin markets

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Italian yields rose on Monday as
a political showdown looms over Silvio Berlusconi,
underperforming other euro zone bonds even as Italy prepares to
return to the market this week after a summer break.

Berlusconi’s centre-right party has threatened to bring down
the government if its centre-left coalition partners vote next
month to expel him from parliament after he was convicted of tax
fraud.

Aug 26, 2013

Italian yields brave political tension, eyes on Thursday auction

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Italian yields largely braved
rising political tension in the euro zone’s third largest
economy on Monday only days before Italy returns to the market
after a summer break.

Italy’s borrowing costs rose after a threat to the coalition
government’s survival but analysts warned against reading too
much into price moves, given thin liquidity due to a UK holiday.

Aug 23, 2013

German yields hit new 1-1/2 highs on euro zone, Fed outlooks

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – German government bond yields hit
new 1-1/2 year highs on Friday as an improved economic outlook
and prospects of reduced U.S. monetary stimulus maintained
selling pressure on low-risk debt.

Data confirmed Germany enjoyed its fastest rate of economic
expansion in more than a year in the second quarter, while the
UK economy expanded more than initially thought.

Aug 22, 2013

German yields hit 1-1/2 year highs on improved data, Fed minutes

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – German yields hit their highest
since March 2012 on Thursday as investors sold low-risk Bunds
after forecast-beating business activity data and on
expectations the Federal Reserve would soon slow its stimulus.

Minutes of the Fed’s July meeting on Wednesday could not
shake bets that the central bank would start trimming monthly
asset purchases from September, pushing U.S. Treasury yields
higher and dragging top-rated peers German Bunds with them.

Aug 22, 2013

German yields hit highest since March 2012 on PMI, Fed minutes

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – German yields hit their highest
since March 2012 on Thursday as investors sold Bunds after
forecast-beating business activity data and on concern the
Federal Reserve would soon slow its stimulus.

Surveys showed business activity in the euro zone picked up
this month more quickly than expected, led by Germany as it
benefited from growing demand for its exports.

Aug 22, 2013

Fed minutes, PMIs prompt investors to dump safe-haven Bunds

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – German yields hit their highest
since March 2012 on Thursday as investors sold Bunds after
forecast-beating euro zone business activity data and on
persistent concern the Federal Reserve would soon slow its
stimulus.

Surveys showed business activity in the currency bloc picked
up this month at a faster pace than expected, led by Germany as
it benefited from growing demand for its exports.

Aug 16, 2013

German yields poised for biggest weekly rise since June

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Benchmark German bonds yields
were poised for their biggest weekly rise since June on Friday
as recent data fueled optimism about the global economy.

Ten-year German yields stabilized after hitting their
highest since March 2012 on Thursday when better euro zone and
U.S. numbers prompted investors to dump safe-haven assets.

Aug 15, 2013

Brighter outlook pushes German yields to highest since March 2012

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – German bond yields hit their
highest since March 2012 on Thursday as an improved economic
outlook for the euro zone prompted investors to dump safe-haven
paper.

Data on Wednesday confirmed the euro zone emerged from a
long recession in the second quarter, and business surveys
earlier in the week raised expectations the recovery might
gather pace in the second half of the year.

Aug 14, 2013

German yields edge up as euro zone recovers but auction demand weak

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Germany’s bond yields hit their
highest levels since late June on Wednesday after data showed
the euro zone had emerged from recession but sparked only
below-average demand at a sale of the bloc’s safest debt.

The currency bloc expanded 0.3 percent in the second quarter
as growth in the euro zone’s two largest economies overshot
forecasts.

Aug 14, 2013

German yields rise as GDP data confirms euro zone recovery bets

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – German bond yields hit their
highest levels since late June on Wednesday as growth data out
of Germany and France confirmed expectations that the euro zone
is recovering from recession.

The German economy grew by 0.7 percent in the second quarter
of 2013, its largest expansion in more than a year, and France
posted economic growth of 0.5 percent in the same period.

    • About Ana

      "Ana Nicolaci da Costa is UK Economics Correspondent, covering monetary and fiscal policy in London. Ana previously worked as Reuters' Economics Correspondent in Brasilia and covered European markets, including the euro zone debt crisis. She began working for Reuters in 2004 in London, after an internship at the Financial Times. Ana has a Master's degree from the University of London and studied political science as an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris."
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