Italy's spread increases to 162 basis points

(AGI) Rome, July 8 - The spread between Italian and German10-year government bonds has increased to 162 basis points withyields at 2.84 percent. Spain's spread is currently at 150basis points, with yields at 2.71 percent. Markets have becomeprudent in view of new quarterly results and there is aninclination to run fewer risks. Furthermore, aggressivestatements from German 'hawks' have not been helpful toperipheral stocks. . .

(AGI) Rome, July 8 - The spread between Italian and German10-year government bonds has increased to 162 basis points withyields at 2.84 percent. Spain's spread is currently at 150basis points, with yields at 2.71 percent. Markets have becomeprudent in view of new quarterly results and there is aninclination to run fewer risks. Furthermore, aggressivestatements from German 'hawks' have not been helpful toperipheral stocks. . .