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UPDATE 1-Stable-haven German Bunds lifted by U.S.-China tensions

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields (Updates prices, adds German Ifo, chart)

LONDON, July 27  – Germany’s 10-year bond yield fell support in opposition to easy two-month lows on Monday as unease in world markets over rising U.S.-China tensions drove investors support into safe-haven resources.

China took over the premises of the U.S. consulate in the southwestern metropolis of Chengdu on Monday after ordering the power to be vacated in retaliation for China’s ouster closing week from its consulate in Houston, Texas.

The worsening relations between the enviornment’s two largest economies boosted safe havens equivalent to gold and government bonds, permitting German debt to get better from impress losses on Friday that followed the stronger-than-expected shopping managers’ index (PMI).

Recordsdata on Monday that Germany’s Ifo industry sentiment index rose further in July didn’t dent a rally in top-rated bond markets, though analysts acknowledged German Bund yields would fight to push past -0.50%.

Germany’s 10-year bond yield turned into down 2.5 basis functions to -0.47%, nearing two-month lows hit closing week at nearly -0.50%. French and Dutch 10-year bond yields were additionally down 2.5 bps each and each .

“Worry resources are struggling … while for Bunds the textbook response to the PMIs mixed with one more failed test of the -0.50% level leaves 10-year yields all the map thru the vary,” acknowledged Commerzbank charges strategist Michael Leister.

Italian bond yields held conclude to easy 4-1/2 month lows, a signal of give a pick to for peripheral debt even in the face of world stock market weak point that tends to ripple across wretchedness resources.

Rising self belief that aggressive fiscal and financial stimulus in the euro dwelling will encourage cushion the bloc from the coronavirus hit has boosted sentiment in opposition to the euro and peripheral bonds.

Italy’s 10-year bond yield turned into regular at 1.07%, conclude to a 4-1/2 month low hit closing week. The gap over benchmark 10-year German Bund yields turned into at round 150 bps, conclude to its tightest ranges in round five months.

European Union leaders closing week reached a deal on a 750 billion euro ($878 billion) COVID-19 restoration fund, agreeing to boost billions of euros on capital markets on behalf of all its 27 member states, in an act of unparalleled cohesion.

“We contemplate (the Italian/German bond yield spread) would possibly per chance well tighten one more 15-20 bps from right here. The amount matters no longer as much as the route,” acknowledged Jorge Garayo, senior charges strategist at Societe Generale. “The restoration fund is valuable on anecdote of it marks an foremost step in opposition to something that turned into beforehand taboo – fiscal transfers.”

($1 = 0.8542 euros)

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