Italy Leads Slide in Bonds of Europe's Lower-Rated Countries

  • Yield spread to German bonds widens first time in five days
  • ECB policy remains supportive of these bonds: RIA Capital

Italian and Portuguese bonds led declines in the debt of Europe’s lower-rated nations, underperforming their German counterparts for the first time in five days, as a slump in stocks highlighted reduced demand for higher-yielding assets.

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