(ANSA) - Rome, May 19 - The spread between Italian and
German 10-year bond yields, a gauge of Italy's borrowing costs
and of market confidence in the Italian economy, closed steady
on 176 points Friday with a yield of 2.12%.
The lower the spread is, the better it is for the Italian
economy and debt-servicing costs.
The spread rose above 200 points recently on EU populist