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Eurozone bond yields plumb new lows after QE launch

ECB and national central banks start programme of buying govt bonds

There were concerns, however, that Bundesbank could struggle to reach its monthly share of asset purchases as yields on short-dated German paper traded below the ECB's threshold of -20 basis points.


YIELDS on bonds of nearly all euro zone countries hit record lows on Tuesday, a day after the European Central Bank began purchases under a 1 trillion euro (S$1.5 trillion) programme to revive inflation and economic growth.

Italian, Spanish and Irish yields all hit new...

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