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Greek Yield Spread Widens to Record as Talks With ECB, IMF Delayed by Ash  - Bloomberg.com
The yield on the Greek two-year note climbed 59 basis points to 7.49 percent at 10:57 a.m. in London. The 4.3 percent security due March 2012 slid 0.97, or 9.75 euros per 1,000 euros face amount, to 94.50. The 10-year bond rose 29 basis points to 7.74 percent, driving the difference in yield, or spread, between the security and bunds 30 basis points wider to 460 basis points, the most since October 1998. The Portuguese-German yield spread jumped 8 basis points to 147 basis points and the Irish-German spread rose 6 basis points to 153 basis points.

Credit-default swaps tied to Greece's government bonds rose 17 basis points to a record 455, according to CMA DataVision prices.

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by Melanchthon on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 08:52:01 AM EST
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