LONDON Oct 4 The gap between U.S. and German
benchmark 10-year bonds hit on Tuesday its widest level since
late 2015, with Treasury yields facing upward pressure before
U.S. jobs data later this week.
The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries rose to 1 1/2-week
highs at around 1.66 percent as investors looked
ahead to Friday's highly anticipated employment report for
further clues on when the Federal Reserve is likely to raise
That pushed the gap over German Bund yields to
around 173 basis points -- the widest level since November 2015,
according to Reuters data.
(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe, editing by Nigel Stephenson)