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Eurozone Govt Bonds Drop on Auto Taxes Hopes

European bonds tumbled on Tuesday on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump will once more postpone a choice on whether to impose taxes on EU vehicles, pulling traders' attraction from risk-off bonds.

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Trump is expected to talk about U.S. exchange policy at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, with investors looking ahead to him to state that he's postponing choice for six months beforehand of the expiration of a hundred and eighty-day delay to the effects of the Section 232 auto research.

German Bund yields gained 1.1 bps at minus 0.237 percent, near a 5-month peak of minus 0.218 percent reached a week ago. Yields on bonds issued by way of other blocs countries rose by a comparable quantity, even though Italian 10-year paper underperformed with yields closing up 3.5 basis points at 1.378 percent.

Italy, especially, and to a lesser quantity, Spain and Portugal have borne the brunt of promoting in the latest sessions.

Spanish 10-year bond yields advanced by 1.7 basis points at 0.442 percent, following an auction on Monday in southern EU bond markets.

Views that car taxes might be postponed have been already priced into euro area government bonds.

The German Zew monetary survey could be released at 1000 GMT.

Surveys see the market mood at minus 13 in November and ongoing situations at minus 22, in comparison with minus 22.8 and minus 25.3 respectively in October.

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