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Italy sells interest-free bonds as investors bet on ECB action

Investors queued up to buy Italy’s new three-year bond on Tuesday, even though they will get nothing back until early 2024.

The sale of Rome’s first benchmark government bond with a zero coupon, meaning it offers no interest payments, is the latest sign of red-hot demand for riskier eurozone debt, as investors bet that the European Central Bank will scale up its asset-purchasing programme. Source FT

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