Germany borrows for free; euro to one-year low

|By:, SA News Editor

Germany today raised just over €4B of two-year money, with the notes priced to yield 0.00%. Demand was strong, totaling nearly €8.3B.

The sale comes amid geopolitical risk and the slowdown in the European economy, bringing forth the possibility of further stimulus from the ECB.

This isn't the first time two-year borrowing costs have fallen so far. Amid the debt crisis two years ago, investors paid Germany to lend it money, accepting a negative 0.06% yield at an auction.

The euro is down 0.25% to $1.3288, it lowest level in about a year.

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