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Debt markets take fright at ‘EU bond’

The borrowing cost on the EIB’s 10-year bonds has risen to 90 basis points above the benchmark German Bunds. The yield is now closer to the borrowing costs of Spain and even Italy, suggesting that investors already suspect the bank will be used to issue “EU bonds” for rescue purposes – whatever its original mandate.

The EIB, the world’s biggest multilateral lender, was able to borrow for years at rates that were almost the same as the German government – or even lower – enabling the entire EU to take advantage of the Germany’s credit-rating for project finance. The change has been abrupt.  Link to article

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