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*Treasury to sell $35 billion of five-year notes Wednesday. NEW YORK, March 25- Five-year U.S. That could bode badly for Wednesday's sale of $35 billion in five-year notes.
NEW YORK, March 25- Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on Tuesday after robust U.S. consumer confidence data, while Russian assets rose after major industrialized nations warned of additional sanctions without committing to a particular action.
LONDON, March 25- Gold dipped to its lowest in more than five weeks on Tuesday, as the dollar edged higher after stronger than forecast U.S. consumer confidence data and on expectations of higher U.S. interest rates in the first half of 2015..
NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. The belly of the curve got as cheap as it was going to get, "said Thomas di Galoma, head of fixed income rates at ED&F MAN Capital Markets in New York.
NEW YORK, March 25- The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after European Central Bank policymakers signaled the potential for more monetary easing, while strong U.S. consumer confidence figures supported the dollar's gains.
*China stimulus hopes support emerging market shares. LONDON, March 25- Growing speculation that China may take steps to bolster growth, and efforts by the West to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis, helped lift share and commodity markets out of their recent slump on Tuesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.
LONDON, March 25- Gold fell to its lowest in more than five weeks on Tuesday, as the dollar edged higher on after a top Federal Reserve official reinforced the likelihood of higher U.S. interest rates in the first half of 2015..
*Fed to buy $1 bln- $1.25 bln bonds due 2036-2044.
SINGAPORE, March 25- Rising U.S. interest rates and the Federal Reserve winding down economic stimulus mean investors in Southeast Asian bonds must anticipate near-term jitters and increased yields, said the Asia-Pacific head of fixed income at State Street Global Advisors.
*Euro drops on QE comments from Bundesbank's Weidmann. LONDON, March 25- The euro fell broadly on Tuesday, after European Central Bank governing council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said negative interest rates were an option the bank could use to counter strong gains in the single currency.
The Fed "tried to say very explicitly" that "the expectations have not changed," Philly Fed President Charles Plosser tells CNBC.
LONDON, March 25- Gold edged higher on Tuesday on doubts about global growth and geopolitical tensions, but was still within reach of a one-month low hit in the prior session as the dollar steadied on expectations of higher U.S. interest rates.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks before a dinner of the Citizens Budget Commission and receives the CBC Medal for High Civic Service in New York- 0000 GMT. PARIS- ECB President Mario Draghi gives a lecture at Sciences Po in Paris- 1600 GMT.
Markets were encouraged by hopes of stimulus measures in China and by a growing consensus that a rift between the West and Russia was unlikely to get out of hand. Bourses in London, Paris and Frankfurt opened around 0.9 percent higher, bouncing after Monday's 1 percent drop put the region's FTSEurofirst 300 index on track for its worst month since June.
LONDON, March 25- The euro was steady on Tuesday, holding well above recent lows after a mixed German business sentiment survey, and the dollar was flat as investors awaited fresh U.S. economic data.
SINGAPORE, March 25- Gold rebounded on Tuesday from a one-month low hit in the prior session, helped by short covering and a rise in bullion-backed exchange traded fund holdings, but expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and a lack of physical buying capped gains.
Randy Kroszner, professor of economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former Federal Reserve Governor, says that the Fed's rate increase should be faster than previously forecast.
*Investors cautious, Ukraine crisis, soft U.S. data blamed. TOKYO, March 25- Shares were in a defensive mode on Tuesday on uncertainty over Ukraine and the global economy, though still-vague hopes of stimulus measures from China may be supporting investor sentiment.
Ulrich Leuchtmann, Head of FX Research at Commerzbank, says the U.S. dollar will need better-than-expected economic data to sustain its rally.