Ireland sold 750 million euros ($845 million) of 10-year bonds at a record-low yield of 0.817 percent at a sale on Thursday, even as the nation remains locked in political stalemate following inconclusive elections in February. Irish securities have been largely shielded from the gridlock by the European Central Bank’s bond-buying plan, which was expanded at the start of this month. The nation’s parliament meets in Dublin on Thursday with a third vote to choose a prime minister being the main item on the agenda.

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