Tuesday 31 July 2012
Hopes that the European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, will step in to save the eurozone gave fresh relief for Italy and Spain.
Optimism about aid meant Italy could tap markets for €5.5bn (£4.3bn) in five-year bonds at 5.29 per cent, a slightly lower rate than before. Spain is being charged 6.49 per cent to fund itself for 10 years. Its costs hit 7.5 per cent last week.
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- 3 British business: We need to stay in the EU - or risk losing up to £92bn a year
- 4 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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