Negative yields decline in Dutch bond markets

Netherlands Bank
Rachael King

The share of negative bond yields in the Netherlands declined in the first half of 2021, according to data from the Netherlands Bank.

By the end of June, the total value of sovereign and corporate bonds yielding below 0% stood at €624 billion ($731 billion). This was €124 billion less than at the end of 2020.

Dutch bonds yielding negative returns reached a record high of €795 billion in November 2020, but this stock has declined by 22% since then. Nonetheless, 32% of Dutch bonds are still

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