Germany to issue inflation-linked bonds

The German government plans to issue inflation-linked bonds this year, but is hoping for an uptick in inflation expectations to time the sale Gerhard Schleif, the head of the nation's debt agency, told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview yesterday.

"The market is right in assuming that the finance agency still wants to sell the bonds. We have finished our preparations, and we're waiting for the right timing," he said, adding that the best moment "to sell linkers is when a higher inflation rate

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