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Bunds Drop After Auction as Spanish Debt Surges on ECB

German bunds fell for the first time in four days as the nation received bids for less than the maximum target at a sale of 10-year debt amid easing concern the debt crisis is worsening.

Spain’s government securities rallied, with 10-year yields falling from the highest this year, after European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure signaled the institution may resume its program of sovereign-debt purchases. Italy’s bonds advanced even after borrowing costs increased as the country sold 11 billion euros ($14.4 billion) of Treasury bills. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.6 percent.