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Greek, Italian and Spanish bonds post gains

Portugals government bonds led gains in euro-area sovereign debt on Wednesday after its central bank chief told TV station TVI that Banco Espirito Santo SA can raise more capital as an associated company missed a payment.

Greek, Italian and Spanish bonds rose and Portugal sold 1.25 billion euros of bills even after Rioforte Investments SA, a holding company in the Espirito Santo group, failed to pay 847 million euros of short-term debt.

The yield on 10-year Greek debt slid four basis points to 6.24 percent.

Portugals government securities returned 14 percent this year through Tuesday, the best-performing sovereign debt after Greece, which earned 26 percent, according to Bloomberg World Bond Indexes.

[Bloomberg]

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 (21:02)  
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