The Greek electronic secondary bond market remained alive and kicking for one more session on Tuesday, with turnover rising to 96 million euros (of which 23 million were buy orders), approaching the 100-million-euro mark for the first in several years.

The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds eased to 3.50 pct from 3.56 pct on Monday, with the Greek bond yielding 4.12 pct (4.18 pct the previous day) and the German Bund yielding 0.62 pct. In interbank markets, interest rates were largely unchanged. The 12-month rate was -0.191 pct, the nine-month rate was -0.223 pct, the six-month rate was -0.271 pct, the three-month rate was -0.327 pct and the one-month rate was -0.371 pct.