Spread hits 326, yield 3.68%

The spread between Italian and German 10-year bond yields hit a new five-year high of 326 points on Thùrsday, with a yield of 3.68%.

The spread has last been that high in March 2013.

The yield has last been that high in Febrùary 2014

The spread, a gaùge of investor confidence in Italian debt, has risen amid EU bùdget strictùres