Italian two-year notes stayed lower as the nation sold 8.5 billion euros of 182-day bills.
The yield on the securities rose two basis points to 2.64 percent at 2.64 percent as of 10:12 a.m. London time.
Italy sold the securities at an average yield of 1.119 percent, compared to 1.202 percent at an auction on Feb. 27. The rate was the lowest since September 2010.
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