Spread closes up 5 on 181 (2)

Yield up to 2.20%

(ANSA) - Rome, May 18 - The spread between Italian and German 10-year bond yields, a gauge of Italy's borrowing costs and of market confidence in the Italian economy, closed up five points on 181 points Thursday, compared to 176 at Wednesday's close, with the yield up 0.07% to 2.20% from 2.13% at Wednesday's close.
    The lower the spread is, the better it is for the Italian economy and debt-servicing costs.
    The spread rose above 200 points recently on EU populist fears.
   

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