International investors buy record amounts of UK gilts


International investors are buying record amounts of UK government bonds as the Bank of England's £75bn QE programme spurs demand, with the yield on the 10-year gilt hitting a new record low.

However, a leading economist said this does not mean the UK is necessarily a safe haven from the eurozone crisis. The government’s long-term benchmark borrowing costs have fallen to lows last seen in...

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