Yield spreads remained under pressure in regional bond markets on Tuesday, as markets remained unconvinced over European plans to deal with a debt crisis in Greece and other European regional countries. The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds fell to 13.74 pct in the domestic electronic secondary bond market after rising sharply during the day, with the Greek bond yielding 16.44 pct and the German Bund yielding 2.70 pct. Turnover in the market was a low 27 million euros, all sell orders. The five-year benchmark bond was the most heavily traded security with a turnover of 22 million euros.
In interbank markets, interest rates were largely down. The 12-month rate was 2.17 pct, the six-month rate was 1.81 pct, the three-month 1.60 pct and the one-month rate 1.43 pct.