French Yields Rise Above Ireland's on Political Risks: Chart

The yield on France’s benchmark 10-year bonds rose above lower-rated Ireland’s on Tuesday after the latest polls showed that the anti-euro Marine Le Pen was gaining ground on her rivals. France’s sovereign debt is rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service, while Ireland is rated four notches below at A3. As recently as 2011, the Irish yield was more than 10 percentage points higher.