Greek bonds dropped, sending the yield premium over German debt to the widest since the euro’s inception, and stocks tumbled on speculation that the bailout of Europe’s most indebted nation will unravel. The yen rallied.
The Greek 10-year spread to benchmark German bunds widened to 436 basis points at 8:15 a.m. in New York. Greece’s ASE Index of stocks slid as much as 5.2 percent, the most in four months, and the cost of insuring against a default by the nation climbed to a record. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index tumbled 1.1 percent and futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.4 percent. The euro weakened for a fifth day against the dollar, and the yen advanced versus all of its 16 most-traded counterparts.
Source: Barclays Capital