MILAN- The yield on Italy's 6-month BOT bill rose to a 9-month high at an auction on Thursday, mirroring a hawkish Federal Reserve and growing political uncertainties over the country's presidential elections.

The Treasury placed 6 billion euros ($6.72 billion) of a BOT bill expiring in July 2022.

It fetched a -0.488% gross yield, a record since end-April 2021, compared with -0.56% at the previous sale in November.


($1 = 0.8930 euros)

(Reporting by Alessia Pé, editing by Giulia Segreti)