Τhe debate in Europe over resolving Greece’s debt crisis maintained pressure on Greek state bonds on Friday. The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds widened to 13.66 pct in the domestic electronic secondary bond market, from 13.60 pct on Thursday, with the Greek bond yielding 16.63 pct and the German Bund 2.97 pct. Turnover in the market was a low 22 million euros, of which 18 million were sell orders and the remaining 4.0 million euros were buy orders. The five-year benchmark bond was the most heavily traded security with a turnover of 10 million euros.
In interbank markets, interest rates were largely unchanged. The 12-month rate was 2.14 pct, the six-month rate 1.73 pct, the three-month rate 1.46 pct and the one-month rate 1.25 pct.