EURO GOVT-Bunds fall as Moody's affirms Spain's sovereign rating
LONDON Oct 17 (Reuters) - German Bund futures fell on Wednesday after Moody's decision to keep Spain's investment grade rating cooled demand for safe-haven government bonds.
Spain's government dodged a bullet on Tuesday when Moody's Investors Service affirmed its Baa3 rating, with a negative outlook, assuaging widespread fears that the country would be cut to a junk rating.
German Bund future fell 23 ticks to 140.54, extending the previous day's losses, when the contract saw its biggest one day fall in more than a week.
Moody's decision should provide a favorable backdrop to an auction of Spanish government bonds on Thursday by removing an immediate threat to the euro zone's fourth largest economy.
"Maybe Spain gets a bid but they still have got supply tomorrow," one trader said. "It will probably go OK. "
- North Korea says Kim's powerful uncle dismissed for 'criminal acts'
- Thai PM calls snap election, protesters press on |
- Protesters fell Lenin statue, tell Ukraine's president 'you're next'
- Singapore hit by rare outbreak of rioting, 27 arrested |
- Venezuela's Maduro to raise pressure on business after local vote