Government bond yields in the euro area fell to multi-month lows early on Friday, extending the previous day`s decline after the European Central Bank signalled a slow exit from its monetary stimulus scheme.
Germany`s benchmark 10-year bond yield fell to 0.286 percent, its lowest since late June. Two-year bond yields fell to 4 1/2-month lows at minus 0.796 pct.
In southern Europe, Portuguese bond yields fell to their lowest in more than a year at 2.702 percent. They slid 13 bps on Thursday, their biggest one-day fall since April.
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