The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds widened to 3.93 pct in the domestic electronic secondary bond market on Wednesday, from 3.85 pct the previous day, with the Greek bond yielding 4.43 pct (4.39 pct on Tuesday) and the German Bund yielding 0.50 pct. Turnover was a strong 18 million euros of which 2.0 million were buy orders.

In interbank markets, interest rates moved lower. The 12-month rate fell to -0.189 pct, the nine-month rate was -0.218 pct, the six-month rate was -0.270 pct, the three-month rate was -0.323 pct and the one-month rate was -0.371 pct.