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LONDON Feb 27 France's 10-year bond yield fell
to a one-month low on Monday, after latest polls
suggested French independent candidate Emmanuel Macron
would easily beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second
round of presidential elections in May.
French yields dipped as low as 0.92 percent,
extending a fall seen last week after Macron formed an alliance
with centrist politician Francois Bayrou. That narrowed the gap
over top-rated German bond yields to around 72
basis points, its tightest level in just over a week.
A poll published on Sunday by Odoxa/Dentsu-Consulting showed
Macron, a former economy minister running without the support of
any traditional political party, would beat Le Pen in the runoff
with 61 percent of the vote, versus 39 percent for her.
(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe; Editing by Catherine Evans)