WASHINGTON — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday’s auction to the lowest levels since early 2012.
The Treasury Department auctioned $30 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.030 percent, down from 0.040 percent last week. Another $25 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.055 percent, down from 0.065 percent last week.
The three-month rate was the lowest since three-month bills averaged 0.025 percent on Jan. 17, 2012. The six-month rate was the lowest since these bills averaged 0.050 percent on Jan. 9, 2012. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.