Italian bond spread drops below 180 points
Returns to level of November 201005 March, 13:55
The bond spread is an important measure of investor confidence in Italy and of the country's borrowing costs.
Italy risked a Greek-style financial meltdown late in 2011 when the spread went over 500 points with yields above 7%. The country's borrowing costs have come down since Premier Matteo Renzi's new government was sworn in last month.