Negative Bond Yields Recede in Europe

Negative bond yields are getting harder to find in Europe, shrinking the pool of debt that pays back less to investors than they put in.

French, Irish, Dutch and Swiss yields have all either turned positive or flirted with the line in recent weeks and months. German 10-year bond yields, the region’s benchmark, are still negative, but rose as high as negative 0.07% this week, the closest they have come to turning positive since April 2019.