The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds widened to new record highs of 11.38 pct in the domestic electronic secondary bond market on Wednesday, from 11.27 pct on Tuesday, with the Greek bond yielding 14.67 pct and the German Bund 3.29 pct.

Turnover in the market was an improved 209 million euros, of which 193 million euros were sell orders. The 10-year benchmark bond was the most heavily traded security with a turnover of 91 million euros.

In interbank markets, interest rates moved higher. The 12-month rate was 2.12 pct, the six-month rate 1.65 pct, the three-month 1.35 pct and the one-month rate 1.18 pct.