A Spanish bond auction attracted good demand on Thursday. Spanish Treasury sold €3.4 billion of its 5-year bonds with a slight increase in yields. The auction is seen as encouraging for the country as investors perceive it to be in better shape in regards to its debt management than other struggling nations on the euro zone periphery, especially neighbour Portugal. However, there was still evidence that Spain is still under pressure as it paid more to attract investors than at an auction held 2 months ago.
The average yield was up to 4.549 percent from 4.389 percent 2 months ago. Its bid-to-cover ratio was at 1.9 versus 2.2 from the previous auction.
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