November 7, 2019 / 1:25 PM / 10 days ago

REFILE-Greece's 10-year government bonds yield less than Italy's for the first time since 2008

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LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The yield on 10-year Greek government fell below their Italian peers on Thursday, for the first time since early 2008.

The spread between the bond yields briefly turned negative to as low as -2.4 basis points and was last trading at -0.60 bps.

The spread has tightened sharply since the start of the year, when it was at 164 bps. (Reporting by Olga Cotaga; editing by Yoruk Bahceli)

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