EU Bond Yields and Debt

Stats on EU Bond Yields and Debt.

See also: Primary budget Deficits of EU

EU Bond yields 2010 – 2012

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ECB Long term Interest rates

EU Bond Yields 2010 – 2014

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2010-2012 – Why did Bond yields on Eurozone debt rise, but yields on UK debt fall?

One significant cause is that the ECB won’t / can’t act as lender of last resort and buy government bonds. Therefore markets fear a liquidity shortage in Eurozone and so are reluctant to hold bonds.

Further reading:  EU debt crisis explained

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EU Budget Deficits (2010)

Source: EU Budget Deficit

 

Interesting point: UK bond yields are as low as Germany (2.3%). Yet UK has higher government deficit than Italy and Spain.

Budget Deficits 2012

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Highest budget deficits – Ireland, Japan, UK and US

OECD – Budget deficits 2012

10 Year Bond Yields

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GEO/TIME 2010 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Germany -3.3 -3.8 -3.3 -1.6 0.3 0.1 -3.0 -3.3
Ireland -32.4 1.4 1.6 2.9 0.1 -7.3 -14.3 -32.4
Greece -10.5 -7.5 -5.2 -5.7 -6.4 -9.8 -15.4 -10.5
Spain -9.2 -0.3 1.0 2.0 1.9 -4.2 -11.1 -9.2
France -7.0 -3.6 -2.9 -2.3 -2.7 -3.3 -7.5 -7.0
Italy -4.6 -3.5 -4.3 -3.4 -1.5 -2.7 -5.4 -4.6
United Kingdom -10.4 -3.4 -3.4 -2.7 -2.7 -5.0 -11.4 -10.4

Primary budget Deficits of EU

Gross Government Debt

Source: ECB

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