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EGBs-GILTS: Core Heads Lower


Bunds and Gilts are weaker in early Friday trade with BTP spreads tighter, despite equities and FX suggesting a risk-off tone. Not much on the calendar ahead.

  • BTPs remain in focus; PM Conte attempting to form a new coalition ahead of a crunch confidence vote in the Senate Tuesday.
  • Bunds reversed gains on the open, having earlier taken a cue from Tsys which had rebounded overnight, as well as late Thurs news of tighter lockdowns in Germany and France.
  • GIlts under pressure from the open; note UK GDP surprised to the upside.
  • Otherwise, 2nd Tier data today; no scheduled central bank speakers or bond supply for the rest of the day, not much new from Stournaras, Vasiliauskas or Makhlouf earlier (painting a cautious picture of the economic outlook).

Latest levels:

  • Mar Bund futures (RX) down 20 ticks at 177.64 (L: 177.59 / H: 177.94)
  • Mar Gilt futures (G) down 18 ticks at 134.26 (L: 134.17 / H: 134.48)
  • Mar BTP futures (IK) up 22 ticks at 151.13 (L: 151.01 / H: 151.39)
  • Italy / German 10-Yr spread 2.4bps tighter at 116.9bps

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