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/TIME20102004200520062007200820092010
Germany-3.3-3.8-3.3-1.60.30.1-3.0-3.3
Ireland-32.41.41.62.90.1-7.3-14.3-32.4
Greece-10.5-7.5-5.2-5.7-6.4-9.8-15.4-10.5
Spain-9.2-0.31.02.01.9-4.2-11.1-9.2
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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