* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr
By Yoruk Bahceli
AMSTERDAM, June 18 (Reuters) – Euro zone bonds held steady in early Thursday trade ahead of the results of the ECB’s new funding round of cheap loans to banks, with strong take-up expected to support the bond market.
The European Central Bank will announce the TLTRO results at 0930 GMT – the first tender since it decided to offer banks more generous funding conditions at its April meeting. They can now take out three-year loans for as low as minus 1%.
Around 1.4 trillion