France also saw its borrowing costs rise in a set of long-term bond auctions on Thursday — a sign that the jitters have resurfaced.
The yield the country had to pay to borrow €8.44 billion ($11 billion) edged up on most of the bonds issued, though demand was healthy and the sale brought in close to the high end of the French Treasury's goal. The largest French issue was of 10-year bonds, for which the yield rose from 2.91 percent to 2.98 percent when it was sold last month.
DiLorenzo in Paris contributed.
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