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  • *China inflation flat, suggesting more easing ahead from Beijing. The stock market push was complemented by another low for euro zone bond yields, after Greece repaid a loan tranche to the International Monetary Fund to keep alive its hopes of more aid. Subdued Chinese inflation also led to talk of additional stimulus from Beijing, and upbeat data from major...

  • *Iran demands all sanctions end when nuclear deal signed. LONDON, April 10- Oil edged further below $57 a barrel on Friday, pressured by evidence of ample supplies including the biggest jump in U.S. inventories since 2001 and Saudi Arabian output reaching a record high. The price of Brent has halved from $115 a barrel in June last year, a drop that deepened after OPEC...

  • LONDON, April 10- German Bund yields fell back towards record lows on Friday, as the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme offset the improving appetite for riskier assets following a Greek debt repayment and the impact of stronger U.S. jobs data. Greece repaid a crucial 450 million euro loan to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, easing fears...

  • *China inflation data awaited later on Friday. TOKYO, April 10- Asian shares advanced close to recent highs on Friday and the dollar stood tall after news that Greece had made a 450 million euro loan payment to the International Monetary Fund trimmed safety bids for U.S. government debt. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.1...

  • *Stocks rally, Europe hits more than seven-year high. NEW YORK, April 9- World equity markets rose on Thursday, led by European exchanges after stronger-than-expected German economic figures and Greece's repayment of a 450 million euro loan to the International Monetary Fund. Treasury market weakened after a weak auction of $13 billion in 30- year bonds.

  • *Greece debt repayment reduces safehaven bids for bonds. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. Greece making a 450 million euro loan payment to the International Monetary Fund also reduced earlier safety bids for U.S. government debt, as it supported the view the cash-strapped nation will obtain further aid from its lenders.

  • *Stocks rally, Europe hits seven-year high. NEW YORK, April 9- World equity markets rose on Thursday, lifted by Greece's repayment of a 450 million euro loan installment to the International Monetary Fund and growing expectations that the U.S. Bond yields spiked after a weak sale of long-dated Treasury securities, while Wall Street was little changed, as...

  • After Greece made a crucial repayment to the International Monetary Fund, yields on 10 year Greek bonds fell to 11.17 percent, their lowest this month, on relief that the cash-strapped country had not, for now at least, run out of money. Spain sold 1.28 billion euros of its 30- year bond at an average yield of 2.068 percent, with demand outstripping offers by 1.4 times,...

  • *Creditors want Greece to make economic reforms before funds. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, April 9- Greece made a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund and won extra emergency lending for its banks on Thursday but it remained unclear whether Athens can satisfy sceptical creditors on economic reforms before it runs out of money. Euro zone partners gave Greece...

  • IMF's Lagarde sees 'new reality' of mediocre growth Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 9- Mediocre economic growth could become the "new reality," leaving millions stuck without jobs and increasing the risks to global financial stability, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday. Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, first warned in October the global economy could be stuck on a "new mediocre"...

  • *OPEC needs to discuss output levels before next meeting. BEIJING, April 9- OPEC's strategy of holding output steady is not working and the group's members should discuss production levels before its next meeting in June, Iran's oil minister said, a sign of the pain lower prices are causing OPEC's less wealthy producers. Iran was among the OPEC members which...

  • FOREX-Rate differentials drive steady dollar gains Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    "Broadly, the drivers for euro/dollar lower remain two things," said Richard Cochinos, head of Americas G10 FX strategy at Citi in New York. Earlier, Greece made a 450 million euros payment to the International Monetary Fund. Athens, shut out of international capital markets, is expected to run out of cash in weeks unless it can come to an agreement with the European...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. yields rise before 30-year auction Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Greece debt repayment reduces safehaven bids for bonds. Greece making a 450 million euro loan payment to the International Monetary Fund also reduced earlier safety bids for U.S. government debt, supporting the view the cash-strapped nation will obtain further aid from its lenders. "The 30- year auction will go okay if we are set up for it and given the absolute...

  • IMF SPOKESMAN SAYS' VITAL' UKRAINE REACHES AGREEMENT WITH CREDITORS BEFORE NEXT IMF REVIEW OF PROGRAM.

  • *OPEC governor: production cut of at least 800,000 bpd needed. LONDON, April 8- OPEC should change course and cut oil supply by 800,000 barrels per day or more to prevent an expected return of Iranian exports from weighing on prices, Libya's OPEC governor said. "OPEC members, as a unit, need to re-evaluate their strategies," Samir Kamal, Libya's OPEC governor and head of...

  • MOSCOW, April 8- Greece has not asked Russia for money to help cope with its debt and financial problems and wants to resolve them within the European Union, a Greek government official said on Wednesday. "We have not asked for financial aid," the official said before talks in Moscow between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • A Chinese win at IMF no one-way bet for yuan Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 8- Later this year the IMF might include the Chinese yuan in its official basket of reserve currencies, a political and economic triumph for Beijing in the teeth of U.S. opposition, but slowing growth in China is likely to limit the impact of the victory. That in turn should lower transaction costs, exchange risk and borrowing costs for China, already...

  • RIYADH, April 7- Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi said on Tuesday that the kingdom stood ready to "improve" prices but only if other producers outside of OPEC joined the effort. "The kingdom is still ready to help bring back stability to the market and improve prices in a reasonable and suitable manner, but with the participation of the main producing and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The International Monetary Fund will assess Ukraine's progress in its talks with creditors but does not have to make any decisions in June, when its next review of the country's $17.5 billion bailout is due, the Fund's No. 2 official said on Tuesday. Ukraine's officials have set themselves a June deadline to complete debt restructuring...

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The International Monetary Fund will assess how much progress Ukraine has made in its talks with creditors, but does not have to make any decisions in June, the Fund's No. 2 official said on Tuesday. Ukraine's officials have set themselves a June deadline, by the time of the next IMF review, to complete debt restructuring that is needed to plug a...