Spain-Germany Bond Spread Surpasses 200 Points, Leading Peripherals Wider

The extra yield investors demand to hold Spanish 10-year bonds instead of similar-maturity German securities surpassed 200 basis points, leading spread widening among so-called peripheral bond markets in Europe.

The Spanish spread was nine basis points higher at 204 basis points as of 8:53 a.m. in London, the most since July 14, based on closing generic prices.

The Irish spread widened four basis points to a record 530 basis points.

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