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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

European Bond Yields Rising as Euro zone economy slows

by Calculated Risk on 11/15/2011 11:34:00 AM

From the WSJ: Recession Fears Haunt Euro Zone

The euro-zone economy barely grew in the third quarter despite a temporary bounce in Germany and France, raising fears that the euro bloc may already be sliding into recession ... Gross domestic product in the 17-nation euro zone grew 0.6% at an annualized rate during the third quarter ... Germany's economy recovered to post a 2% annualized growth rate ... France grew 1.6% after stagnating in the second quarter.

Those two countries comprise half of euro-zone GDP, indicating that the rest of the euro bloc contracted as a whole ...
Below is a table for several European bond yields (links to Bloomberg).

The Italian 10 year bond yield is up to 7.07%. The Italian 2 year yield is up to 6.54%.

The Spanish 10 year bond yield has increased to 6.34%. The Spanish 2 year yield is up to 5.3%.

The French 10 year bond yield is at 3.67%. The Belgium 10 year yield is up to 4.9%.

Greece2 Year5 Year10 Year
Portugal2 Year5 Year10 Year
Ireland2 Year5 Year10 Year
Spain2 Year5 Year10 Year
Italy2 Year5 Year10 Year
Belgium2 Year5 Year10 Year
France2 Year5 Year10 Year
Germany2 Year5 Year10 Year