Italian, Spanish Notes Stay Higher After Euro-Region PMI ReportDavid Goodman
Italian and Spanish notes stayed higher after a report showed European services and factory output contracted less than initially estimated in January.
Italy’s two-year yield dropped eight basis points, or 0.08 percentage point, to 1.65 percent as of 9:07 a.m. London time. The rate on similar-maturity Spanish notes dropped seven basis points to 2.81 percent.
German 10-year bunds fell, with the yield rising two basis points to 1.63 percent.