February 24, 2017 / 7:25 AM / 6 months ago

German two-year bond yields again fall to record low

LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Germany's two-year government bond yield extended recent declines on Friday and again reached record lows.

The European Central Bank's bond-buying programme and upcoming regulatory changes have helped push short-dated German yields down, a trend exacerbated by investor concern over France's presidential race.

The two-year German Schatz yield fell as low as minus 0.931 percent in early Friday trade as an overnight decline in U.S. Treasury yields spilled over into German bond markets. It is on track to end the week 12 basis points lower -- more than in any single week since July 2012. (Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe, editing by Larry King)

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