Ljubljana, 4 January (STA) – The yield on Slovenian ten-year bonds fell to 4.90% in morning trading on Friday, down 0.08 percentage points over Thursday’s closing value. The yield spread over the ten-year German bunds hovers at about 339 basis points or 3.39 percentage points, according to data from electronic exchange MTS.

The lower yield on Slovenian long-term debt comes amidst a general easing of tensions in the eurozone. Also down today were yields on Portuguese, Italian and Belgian ten-year bonds.

The Finance Ministry has said the pressure on Slovenian debt abated also as a result of the Constitutional Court banning referendums on the bad bank and sovereign holding laws.

In early September, the Slovenian ten-year bond yield peaked above the 7% mark with the spreads over German bunds as high as 564 basis points.