A look at drop in bond yields across Europe

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By The Associated Press, Associated Press

Financial market turbulence in the 17-country eurozone has eased dramatically since mid-summer. That is most evident in the interest rate, or yield, on countries' bonds. When bond yields fall, it means investors are more confidence in a country's public finances.

Here's a look at the yields on the benchmark 10-year bonds for key countries in the eurozone.

Country 10-year bond yield (July 24, 2012) 10-year bond yield (Nov.9, 2012)
Spain 7.54 5.81
Italy 6.44 4.92
Greece 25.23 15.96
Ireland 6.19 4.78
Portugal 10.23 8.66
France 2.24 2.02
Netherlands 1.75 1.62
Belgium 2.70 2.33

Source: FactSet.

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