Euro zone bond yields, euro jump on report of ECB plan for QE tapering



Euro zone bond yields soared across the region and the euro rose late on Tuesday after media reports of an ECB plan for tapering its asset-purchase programme.
The European Central Bank will probably slowly wind down bond purchases before it ends quantitative easing and could do so in steps of 10 billion euros ($11.2 billion) a month, Bloomberg news cited euro zone central bank officials as saying.
That triggered a sell-off in euro zone bonds, which have been underpinned by the 1.7 trillion euro bond-buying scheme.
Italian and Spanish 10-year bond yields rose as much as 8 basis points each... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Business, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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