Spread closes up 2 on 166 (2)

Yield edges up to 2.25%

(ANSA) - Rome, July 19 - 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 two points on 166 points Wednesday, compared to 164 at Tuesday's close, with the yield edging up 0.04% to 2.25%.
    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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