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Reassurance from EU's Moscovici lifts Italy's clobbered bond market

Oct 19 2018

LONDON Italy's government bond yields fell from 4-1/2 year highs and its stock market rallied on Friday after European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he wanted to reduce tensions with Italy over the country's contentious budget plans.

UPDATE 1-Reassurance from EU's Moscovici lifts Italy's clobbered bond market

Oct 19 2018

* BTP/Bund spread falls from 5-1/2 year highs (Updates with detail on Moscovici comments, price action)

Italian yields scale new peaks as EU takes aim at budget

Oct 18 2018

LONDON The gap between Italian and German 10-year bond yield spreads hit its widest level in 5-1/2 years after Brussels stepped up pressure on the government in Rome to rein in its budget ambitions.

UPDATE 1-Italian yields scale new peaks as EU takes aim at budget

Oct 18 2018

* EU to send formal warning letter to Italy on budget (Adds background, quotes, updates prices)

Italian bonds hit by concerns EU may reject budget plan

Oct 17 2018

LONDON A recovery in Italy's bond market fizzled out on Wednesday, with yields rising once again - this time on a report that the EU will say the draft Italian budget does not meet the bloc's guidelines, news of fresh supply and a selloff in risk assets.

UPDATE 4-Italian bonds hit by concerns EU may reject budget plan

Oct 17 2018

* Oettinger says Italy budget doesn't meet EU guidelines -Spiegel

Italy's long-dated bonds rise on debt sale annoucement, stocks sell-off

Oct 17 2018

LONDON Long-dated Italian government bonds were being sold off on Wednesday after the government announced a buyback and reopening of longer dated issues, as global stocks markets came under renewed selling pressure and dented appetite for riskier assets.

Italian bond yields fall as Tria backs expansionary budget

Oct 16 2018

LONDON Italian government bond yields dropped across the board on Tuesday, narrowing the spread over German peers, after comments from Economy Minister Giovanni Tria defending the 2019 budget boosted hopes he would remain in the turbulent government.

UPDATE 3-Italian bond yields fall as Tria backs expansionary budget

Oct 16 2018

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields - http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates pricing, adds detail on Portugal and Spain)

UPDATE 2-Portugal's bond yields fall after upgrade, Italian yields dip

Oct 15 2018

* Spanish bond yields rise on fiscal worries (Updates prices)

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