Strong demand for French bonds in auction
16 Apr 2012, 15:54
Published: 16 Apr 2012 15:54 GMT+02:00
Investors sought between two and three times the amount of fixed rate bonds which were on offer, the French Treasury Agency added.
In Frankfurt meanwhile, trading in new futures based on long-term French debt got off to a slow start, figures released by the financial derivatives group Eurex showed.
The so-called OAT Futures sparked hostility from several candidates running in the French presidential election, which is to hold a first round of voting next Sunday.