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Italian Bond Sale Shows That ECB Taper Fears Are Overblown

  • 10-year sale saw more than 65 billion euros of orders
  • Treasury has denied that hedge fund face buying limits
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Italy seized on a bond rally spurred by bets that monetary stimulus in Europe is here to stay for a while longer.

The government racked up more than 65 billion euros ($79 billion) of orders for its sale of new 10-year bonds on Tuesday, more than six times the amount on offer, which was at the top end of bank estimates.