75 percent but its president, Mario Draghi, faces a grilling
Spanish yields rise as markets brace for testing sale
ECB meeting keeps Bunds range bound
By Ana Nicolaci da Costa
LONDON, Feb canada goose uk outlet 7 (Reuters) Spanish government bond yields rose on Thursday canada goose as investors braced for an auction, while Canada Goose Coats On Sale a potentially testing European Central Bank canada goose uk shop meeting kept German Bunds range bound.
Political uncertainty after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faced calls canada goose clearance sale to resign over a corruption canada goose store scandal this week may canada goose clearance dampen investor appetite at the sale, as the country economic outlook remains bleak.
The ECB is later expected to keep interest rates buy canada goose jacket unchanged at 0.75 percent but its president, Mario Draghi, faces a grilling over the bank sensitivity to buy canada goose jacket cheap the euro sharp canada goose coats on sale rise and his connection to an Italian banking scandal which has also unsettled Italian debt markets.
Ten year Spanish government bond yields were 3.7 basis points higher at 5.48 percent, while two year borrowing cheap Canada Goose costs rose 1.9 bps to 2.89 percent.
Spain Treasury aims to issue between 3.5 billion euros and 4.5 billion euros when Canada Goose Parka it sells bonds maturing in 2015, 2018 and 2029.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, said a failure by Spain Treasury to issue the maximum amount would be disappointing.
The ECB was more optimistic than expected on the region economic prospects at its last meeting, and investors will look to see Canada Goose sale whether it keeps that tone or sounds more cautious.
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In particular, investors will be watching Draghi assessment of the initial repayments of long term loans or LTROs.
While they are considered a sign of a healing banking sector, they have also led to a spike in bank to banking Canada Goose online lending costs which Canada Goose Online many view as de facto monetary tightening.
The upcoming events kept investors Canada Goose Outlet on the sidelines and German Bund futures in a tight ranges. Bunds were down 6 ticks on the day at canada goose black friday sale 142.48.
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Investors will look to see the ECB believes this to be a justified reaction to a more positive outlook for the banking sector and the region at large or uk canada goose outlet whether it perhaps too much too soon and therefore risks dampening any possible incipient recovery.
An endorsement would leave higher rated paper vulnerable to selling while any concerns raised would support them, he said.