LONDON May 4 France's 2-year government bond
yield fell to a two-month low on Thursday after a poll showed
centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron more
convincing than far-right Marine Le Pen in a televised debate.
The clash between Macron and Le Pen on Wednesday comes
before Sunday's final-round vote in France's presidential
According to a snap opinion poll by Elabe for BFMTV, 63
percent of viewers found Macron the more convincing candidate in
the debate, reinforcing his status as favourite to win the
Elysee on Sunday.
French two-year bond yields fell 3 basis points to a
two-month low at minus 0.549 pct. That narrowed the
gap over German peers to 17 bps, its tightest level
in nine days.
(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe)