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  • LONDON, March 22- Top-rated German bond yields bounced off two-week lows on Tuesday as a rush to traditional safe haven assets after attacks in Brussels subsided and investors refocused on signs of business optimism in the bloc. The European benchmark yield, which moves inversely to prices, fell 4 basis points to 0.18 percent in early trading, after reports of...

  • LONDON, March 22- World stocks fell and safe-haven gold and government bonds rose on Tuesday after attacks on the airport and a rush-hour metro train in Brussels that triggered security alerts across western Europe. U.S. futures pointed to a fall of almost half of one percent at the open on Wall Street. "It is all to do with the events in Brussels... but the reaction is...

  • *Partners Group bucks the trend after update. LONDON/ MILAN, March 22- European shares fell on Tuesday with travel and leisure stocks leading the market lower after attacks at Brussels airport and in the city's metro system killed at least 21 people. A suicide bomber blew himself up at Brussels airport killing at least 11 people and a further blast tore through a...

  • March 22- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after explosions in Brussels sparked fresh geopolitical concerns and sent investors scurrying for safety. * "Anything like the events we're seeing in Brussels this morning is going to weigh on risk sentiment and risk appetite," said Michael Hewson, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in London.

  • *Cushing stockpiles down by over 570,000 barrels-data. LONDON, March 22- Oil prices fell on Tuesday, swept lower by investor nervousness after deadly blasts in Brussels prompted a flight towards so-called safe-haven assets such as gold. "The stocks in Cushing helped... but obviously now you have these headlines from Brussels and that can lead to some risk-off...

  • LONDON, March 22- Top-rated German bond yields fell near a two-week low on Tuesday as explosions in Brussels spurred demand for safe haven assets amid fears the incident could be the latest in a number of militant attacks in Europe. "The tragic events in Brussels have led to a flight-to-quality, which we are seeing in the bond markets," said Nick Stamenkovic, a bond...

  • LONDON, March 22- Euro zone yields fell on Tuesday as explosions in Brussels firmed demand for safe haven bonds amid fears the incident could be the latest in a number of militant attacks in Europe. Yields across the region, which move inversely to prices, were 1-3 basis points lower with top-rated German debt seeing the biggest falls after reports of explosions...

  • LONDON, March 22- European stocks fell on Tuesday and safe-haven assets, gold and government bonds rose in price after two explosions at Brussels airport killed at least one person and left several others injured. The cause of the blasts was unknown, but they occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in November militant attacks...

  • *Starwood up after Marriott's higher offer. New York, March 21- Wall Street closed little changed on Monday as investors searched for fresh catalysts and showed concerns about fully-extended share prices after a five-week rally. "I think people are starting to become concerned about valuation here," said Stephen Massocca, chief investment officer at Wedbush...

  • *Cushing stockpiles drew down by over 570,000 bbls- data. NEW YORK, March 21- Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Monday after data showed crude inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. futures fell for the first time since January, and ahead of the expiration of the U.S. front-month contract. Brent crude futures for May delivery, the front-month,...

  • *Investors uncertain after Fed move. New York, March 21- Wall Street traded flat on Monday as investors searched for fresh catalysts and grappled with mixed feelings about the U.S. "The market is still digesting the Fed news from last week," said David Carter, chief investment officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors in New York.

  • March 21- Wall Street flip-flopped between meager losses and gains on Monday as investors sought fresh trading catalysts after a five-week rally that helped stocks recover from a rout this year. "Our market is really resting on the back of the dovish statement from the Fed and waiting to see where we are headed with the economic data," said Lisa Kopp, head of...

  • March 21- Wall Street was little changed on Monday as losses in energy and materials stocks were offset by gains in healthcare and telecom shares. "Our market is really resting on the back of the dovish statement from the Fed and waiting to see where we are headed with the economic data," said Lisa Kopp, head of traditional investments at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in...

  • *Agency due to review Spain on April 1. Spain was in focus after the wealthy region of Catalonia saw its ratings downgraded further into junk territory, with Catalan bonds coming under some selling pressure. Bank estimates show that about 13 billion euros of bonds will be sold in the euro zone this week, with the Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany, Portugal and Italy all...

  • March 21- Wall Street was little changed on Monday as investors sought fresh catalysts for stocks to add to a five-week rally sparked by the central bank action, recovering oil prices and encouraging economic data. "While... there's no obvious profit driver out there, we haven't gotten any news to derail the rally we've had since the Feb. 11 lows," said Mark Luschini,...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, March 21- European shares steadied on Monday with weaker commodity stocks offsetting gains in Bayer and Telecom Italia. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.1 percent by 1104 GMT, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.1 percent. Bayer's shares rose 3.5 percent after people familiar with the matter told Reuters...

  • *Expectation of more U.S. shale gas output adds pressure. LONDON, March 21- Oil prices recovered from early losses on Monday as the market digested news of a modest rise in. Brent crude futures were 2 cents lower at $41.18 a barrel by 1105 GMT, having risen from a session low at $40.48, while U.S. futures eased by 53 cents to $38.91.

  • LONDON, March 21- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Monday, extending losses for a third day as the dollar strengthened, but prices remained underpinned by expectations that the ultra-low interest rate environment will persist on a global level. Spot gold was down 0.8 percent at $1,244.91 an ounce at 1000 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for April delivery were down...

  • LONDON, March 21- Oil prices slid for a second day on Monday, under pressure from signs that some of the nimbler U.S. producers increased drilling last week and from uncertainty surrounding a meeting of the world's major exporters next month to discuss freezing output. Oil hit a 2016 high above $40 a barrel last week, encouraged by optimism that OPEC and its major...

  • *Stocks eke out gains in Asia, Europe. LONDON, March 21- Shares edged up in Europe and Asia on Monday, shrugging off a retreat in oil on concerns over excess supply, as gains in Chinese shares and a benign U.S. interest rate outlook brightened the mood. Traders cited concerns over splits in the ruling Conservative Party over last week's budget and a referendum on...