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Analysts at Danske Bank point out that yesterday was another tough day for Italy in the bond market.

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“While we are still awaiting the official document with the underlying assumptions behind the government’s 2.4% deficit plan, Deputy VP Di Maio confirmed the already announced 2.4% deficit. The 2Y Italian yield rose yet again by almost 20bp and is often used as a gauge as a debt restructuring measure.”

“The 10Y yield rose to a four-year high. Overnight, Italian newspaper Corriere reported that the deficit would be cut to 2% in 2021, which could mean slight market support this morning in a volatile session. We are still awaiting the technical document, including the assumptions behind the headline deficit.”