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Italy and Spain romp to record books ahead of EU set-back


Any concerns over whether the eurozone periphery would have market access after Bund spreads yawned wider during the past week were put to bed by a combined €31bn of borrowing from Italy and Spain. The sovereigns paid what was needed to put impressive dents in their ballooning funding requirements, ahead of a hotly anticipated European Council meeting on Thursday. Lewis McLellan and Tyler Davies report.

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