Spanish 10-year bonds advanced, pushing the yield on the securities to the lowest in more than 10 weeks.
The rate fell five basis points to 6.16 percent as of 10:02 a.m. London time. It earlier touched 6.148 percent, the lowest since June 11.
The yield on similar-maturity Italian debt fell seven basis points, or 0.07 percentage point, to 5.59 percent, after reaching 5.57 percent, the lowest since June 7.
To contact the reporter on this story: David Goodman in London at email@example.com
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org