LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) - France’s 10-year borrowing costs over Germany fell 4 basis points on Tuesday, following Monday night’s televised debate between French presidential candidates.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron solidified his status as frontrunner in a debate during which he clashed on immigration and Europe with his main rival, far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
France’s 10-year bond yields fell 1.2 basis points in early trade on Tuesday, outperforming most high-rated euro zone government bonds. The German equivalent was up 1.3 basis points.
The gap between the two tightened to 64 basis points from around 68 bps on Monday . (Reporting by Abhinav Ramnarayan; editing by Dhara Ranasinghe)