A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 1, 2018. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after U.S. stocks slid amid mounting trade tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Italy's 2-year bond yield was down 23 basis points at 0.79 percent, having briefly surged last week to 5-year highs around 2.7 percent.Italian 10-year bond yields were down 17 bps at 2.56 percent, squeezing the gap over top-rated German bond yields to 215 bps from around 226 bps late Friday.Portugal's 10-year bond yield fell to a two-week low at 1.78 percent, while Spanish bond yields were down 8 bps at 1.38 percent.Germany's 10-year bond yield rose 2.5 bps at 0.40 percent, also facing upward pressure from higher U.S. Treasury yields.
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