Spread closes 4 down on 164 (2)

Yield 2.10%

(ANSA) - Rome, September 28 - 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 four points down on 164 points Thursday, with the yield down 0.02% to 2.10%.
    The lower the spread is, the better it is for the Italian economy and debt-servicing costs.
    The spread rose above 200 points earlier this year on EU populist fears.
    It rose above 170 Monday after the AfD got into Germany's parliament, the first far-right party to make it in since the war.