Greece saw huge demand on Thursday for a new five-year bond in its first long-term bond issuance in four years.
The offer attracted orders around 20 billion euros ($27.7 billion). The country was set to sell 3 billion euros worth of five-year debt at a lower-than-expected yield of 4.95 percent.
Greece has received two bailouts since 2010 from the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission. At one point, yields on its 10-year debt soared to 30 percent as markets panicked about the possibility of Greece being forced out of the euro zone.