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Europe’s Debt Erases $160 Billion on Path to Record Weekly Loss

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Investors revolting against negative yields in Europe wiped 142 billion euros ($160 billion) off the value of the region’s government bonds this week, heading for the biggest selloff since at least October 1993.

With Bill Gross and DoubleLine Capital’s Jeffrey Gundlach among investors saying its time to sell bunds, the value of European bonds dropped to 5.75 trillion euros Thursday, the least since March 4, Bank of America Merrill Lynch data show. Germany’s 10-year yields completed their biggest two-day climb since November 2011 as signs of euro-area inflation prompted traders to pare bets the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing will drive up prices on the continent’s benchmark debt.