Italian-German bond spread widens to 176 basis points

(AGI) Rome, July 11 - The spread between Italian government BTPbonds and their German Bund equivalents widened to 176 basispoints in early trading on Friday, from 175 at close onThursday. Tensions created by the crisis in Portuguese bankBanco Espirito Santo weakened southern European bonds. Theyield was 2.96 percent. The spread between Spanish Bonos andBunds was 165 basis points, with a yield of 2.84 percent. . .

(AGI) Rome, July 11 - The spread between Italian government BTPbonds and their German Bund equivalents widened to 176 basispoints in early trading on Friday, from 175 at close onThursday. Tensions created by the crisis in Portuguese bankBanco Espirito Santo weakened southern European bonds. Theyield was 2.96 percent. The spread between Spanish Bonos andBunds was 165 basis points, with a yield of 2.84 percent. . .