Greece Government Bond 10Y

The Greece Government Bond 10Y decreased to 6.11 percent in April from 6.56 percent in March of 2014. Greece Government Bond 10Y averaged 7.74 from 1998 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 48.60 in March of 2012 and a record low of 3.21 in June of 2005. Generally, a government bond is issued by a national government and is denominated in the country`s own currency. Bonds issued by national governments in foreign currencies are normally referred to as sovereign bonds. The yield required by investors to loan funds to governments reflects inflation expectations and the likelihood that the debt will be repaid. This page provides - Greece Government Bond 10Y - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-19

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
6.11 6.56 48.60 3.21 4.57 | 2014/05 1998 - 2014 Percent Daily

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Greece Government Bond 10Y
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Markets Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Stock Market 1248.61 2014-04-17 1335.74 6355.04 97.36 1144.40 2014-05-31 Index points [+]
Government Bond 10Y 6.11 2014-04-17 6.56 48.60 3.21 4.57 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Currency 1.38 2014-04-17 1.38 1.87 0.70 1.38 2014-05-31 [+]
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Government Bond 10Y | Notes
A government bond is a security issued by a national government denominated in the country's own currency. The most common process of issuing bonds is through underwriting. In underwriting, one or more securities firms or banks, forming a syndicate, buy an entire issue of bonds from an issuer and re-sell them to investors. The security firm takes the risk of being unable to sell on the issue to end investors. However government bonds are instead typically auctioned. Bonds issued by national governments in foreign currencies are normally referred to as sovereign bonds. The first ever government bond was issued by the English government in 1693 to raise money to fund a war against France. In the past, Government bonds were usually referred to as risk-free bonds, because governments could easily devaluate their currencies or raise taxes to redeem the bond at maturity. However, the recent downgrade of the United States debt rating and the on-going sovereign debt crisis in the European Union has cast serious doubts into those risk-free assumptions. Moreover, unless governments issue inflation-indexed bonds, there is inflation risk, in that the principal repaid at maturity will have less purchasing power than anticipated if the inflation outturn is higher than expected.


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