November 16, 2017 / 8:45 AM / a month ago

French/German bond yield gap at tightest since March 2015

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand to hold French debt over German peers fell to its lowest in 2-1/2 years on Thursday, nearing record lows.

Traders cited a rosy outlook for the economy and easy monetary policy for tighter bond yield spreads in the euro zone.

The gap between French and German 10-year bond yields tightened to 19 basis points, its narrowest since March 2015. (Reporting by Abhinav Ramnarayan; Editing by Dhara Ranasinghe)

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