Milan stocks in decline with rest of Europe
Spread flat at 192 points26 February, 20:24
The Treasury sold all 8.5 billion euros' worth of the BOTs it put on the market at an average rate of 0.455%, the first time since the introduction of the euro that it has gone below the 0.5% mark.
The rate at the last equivalent sale in January was 0.59%.
Elsewhere in Europe, Frankfurt's DAX index shed 0.39% to 9,661.73 points while the London FTSE index ended the trading day down by 0.46% to 6,799.15 points. Madrid's IBEX-35 index dropped 0.18% to 10,224.30 points, and the Paris CAC-40 index lost 0.40% a 4,396.91 points. The spread between Italy's 10-year bond and the ultra-safe German bund closed the trading day at 192 points, with a rate of 3.52% on the 10-year paper.