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LONDON, Dec 4- Euro zone bonds fell across the board on Wednesday as U.S. data showed growing momentum in the world's biggest economy that could prompt the Federal Reserve to start scaling back its monetary stimulus soon.
LONDON, Dec 4- Portugal's bonds weakened on Wednesday, reversing a rally fuelled by a move to lower its near-term debt refinancing burden, as concerns lingered that Lisbon may still need more international support.
LONDON, Dec 4- German Bund futures edged lower on Wednesday after data showed the Spanish services sector grew in November at the fastest rate since June 2010, easing euro zone growth and disinflation worries.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases international trade data for October, 8:30 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases new home sales for September and October, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the health care law and Medicare Advantage, the private insurance alternative within Medicare.
*Portugal swaps 6.6 bln euros of 2014/ 2015 bonds. Portugal swapped 6.6 billion euros in bonds expiring next year and in 2015 for longer maturities, in an exchange analysts said demonstrated improved market confidence.
*Portugal swaps 6.6 bln euros of 2014/ 2015 bonds. LONDON, Dec 3- Portuguese government bond yields fell sharply on Tuesday after a debt exchange met stronger demand than some in the market had expected, easing redemption payments next year when it hopes to exit its bailout programme.
LISBON, Dec 3- Portugal swapped 6.6 billion euros of bonds maturing in the next two years for longer-dated paper on Tuesday, reducing short-term debt repayment costs to help smooth its planned exit from a bailout next year. "I am massively, positively surprised," said David Schnautz, debt strategist at Commerzbank in New York, referring to the size of the swap.
*Gold stabilises after 2.6 pct slide overnight on strong U.S. data. LONDON, Dec 3- World shares fell for a second day and gold was near a five-month low on Tuesday, as concern the U.S. will soon scale back its economic stimulus offset reports that Japan would ramp up its own stimulus.
WASHINGTON _ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September and October, 10 a.m..
WASHINGTON _ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September and October, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ House Education and the Workforce subcommittee hearing on financial aid for college.
SINGAPORE, Nov 22- Copper prices were set to close higher for the first week in three on Friday, buoyed by an improving outlook for demand and a temporary shortfall in supply after the shutdown of a Philippine smelter. *Copper prices were recovering from three-month troughs touched on Tuesday at $6,910 a tonne, the lowest since August 7.
*Dollar weakens after China says to exit forex intervention. LONDON, Nov 19- Copper bounced on Tuesday from its lowest levels in more than three months as funds bought back short positions, the dollar weakened slightly and China detailed more of its reforms.
LONDON, Nov 19- Copper bounced on Tuesday from its lowest levels in over three months as funds bought back short positions, the dollar weakened slightly and China detailed more of its reforms.
LONDON/ SINGAPORE- Copper edged down on Tuesday, hovering near a three-month low hit earlier in the session after Federal Reserve officials flagged a brightening outlook for the U.S. economy, fuelling expectations the central bank may soon curb its stimulus.
LISBON/ MADRID, Nov 17- When Edward Hu bought a holiday home in Portugal's most popular tourist spot in September, the Chinese agricultural entrepreneur got a Europe- wide family travel permit thrown in for as long as he owns it.
*Gold slides to 3-1/ 2 week low under $1,280 an ounce. *Oil rises toward $106 after China data, no Iran deal. LONDON, Nov 11- Signs of a solid U.S. recovery boosted world equities on Monday although concern that this may encourage the Federal Reserve to reduce its economic stimulus put pressure on emerging markets.
Nov 8- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said its takeover of NYSE Euronext would close on Nov. 13, after clearing final regulatory hurdles on Friday. The derivatives exchange and clearing house operator said in December it would buy the owner of the New York Stock Exchange in a deal that also gives ICE control of Liffe, Europe's No. 2 derivatives market.
*Italy retail debt sale sets new record just over 22 bln euros. *Italy meets nearly 95 pct of its annual funding goal with sale. Italy raised just over 22 billion euros with a sale of 4- year debt.
DUBLIN, Nov 6- ING said on Wednesday it should complete its restructuring two years ahead of schedule, meaning the Dutch banking and insurance group could be one of the first euro zone casualties of the 2008 global crisis to emerge from a state rescue. KBC received 7 billion euros in 2008 and 2009, half from Belgium, the rest from the northern region of Flanders.
*Italy to close inflation-linked bond retail sale early. *Sale seen easing Italy funding pressure. Italy raised just over 22 billion euros with a sale of 4- year debt.