Italy Sells 3-Year Debt With Negative Yield for 1st Time: Chart

Italy auctioned three-year notes at a negative yield for the first time on Friday, the latest signal of the nation’s bond market recovery. With bonds supported by the latest package of stimulus from the European Central Bank, the October 2018 securities were sold with an average yield of minus 0.05 percent. At the height of the debt crisis in November 2011, the nation paid 7.89 percent to borrow for three years.

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