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  • **TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda holds a news conference after their policy decision 0630 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi holds a press conference following the Governing Council meeting and the interest rate meeting- 1330 GMT.

  • *Argentina, Portugal, British long bonds snapped up. Portugal last week sold 315 million euros of 28- year bonds at yields well below secondary market rates- indicative of strong demand- while Argentina sold $2.75 billion of a 100- year bond last month. Britain drew record demand from investors at a 40- year gilt sale in May, while the United States is considering...

  • *Argentina, Portugal, British long bonds snapped up. Portugal last week sold 315 million euros of 28- year bonds at yields well below secondary market rates- indicative of strong demand- while Argentina sold $2.75 billion of a 100- year bond last month. Britain drew record demand from investors at a 40- year gilt sale in May, while the United States is considering...

  • TOKYO, July 19- The dollar nursed losses on Wednesday after skidding to a 10- month low against a currency basket as Republican legislators' failure to pass a stalled healthcare bill raised fears for the rest of President Donald's Trump reform agenda. Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, rattling financial...

  • Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, rattling financial markets and casting doubt on the chances of getting Trump's economic plans, such as tax reform and stimulus, through a divided Congress. The euro was steady on the day at $1.1549, after rising as high as $1.1583 on Tuesday, its highest since May 2016.

  • BRUSSELS- Slovenian Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman will meet European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. THURSDAY, JULY 20 FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi holds a press conference following the Governing Council meeting and the interest rate...

  • BRUSSELS- Slovenian Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman will meet European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. THURSDAY, JULY 20 FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi holds a press conference following the Governing Council meeting and the interest rate...

  • July 18- The U.S. stock market gave a muted response to the overnight collapse in the U.S. Senate of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, as earnings- including from Goldman Sachs and Netflix- took the market's focus on Tuesday. Analysts say the knee-jerk reactions in stocks in the wake of President Donald Trump's election on Nov. 8, fueled by the...

  • Gary Cohn

    "If you see Cohn go to the Fed, to me, that's an escape path for him and that means that Goldman has given up on the Trump administration," Chris Whalen says.

  • The Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Oakland cargo ship is guided into the Port of Oakland by an AmNav tug boat.

    U.S. import prices fell for a second straight month in June amid further declines in the cost of petroleum products.

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. import prices fell for a second straight month in June amid further declines in the cost of petroleum products, suggesting inflation could remain benign in the near term. "The focus should be on the dollar," said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that import prices decreased 0.2...

  • LONDON, July 18- Banks overtook tech stocks as the most overweight global sector in July, according to a copy of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's fund manager poll seen by Reuters, with' long Nasdaq' deemed the most crowded trade for the third straight month. The survey, which polled 207 asset managers with $586 billion under management, was carried out between July 7...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. import prices fell for a second straight month in June amid further declines in the cost of petroleum products, suggesting inflation pressures could remain benign for a while. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that import prices decreased 0.2 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.1 percent decline in May.

  • LONDON, July 18- Emerging stocks flirted with 27- month highs on Tuesday while currencies firmed a touch as the dollar traded at 10- month lows after the collapse of a key U.S. healthcare bill raised doubts about President Donald Trump's reform agenda. Chinese mainland shares rose 0.3 percent after falling 1.4 percent on Monday due to a sharp sell off in small...

  • TOKYO, July 18- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a more than one-week low on Tuesday as a stronger yen hit cyclical stocks and sliding support for the current administration added to the gloomy mood. "U.S. yields seemed to have hit the ceiling and the dollar is weakening against the yen, and that's dragging down stocks," said Toru Ibayashi, executive director of...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fluttered between positive and negative territory and last was slightly higher. Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition on Monday to U.S. legislation to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, leaving it without enough votes to...

  • TOKYO, July 18- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a more than one-week low on Tuesday morning after cyclical stocks lost ground as a stronger yen hit sentiment, while Toshiba Corp rallied after news a U.S. hedge fund increased its stake in the tech company. "U.S. yields seemed to have hit the ceiling and the dollar is weakening against the yen, and that's dragging...

  • *Monday's solid China growth data continues to underpin sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent, a day after scaling its loftiest levels since April 2015. Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition on Monday to legislation to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act,...

  • *Monday's China growth figures continue to underpin sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent, a day after scaling its loftiest levels since April 2015. "It's hard to be bullish on the dollar, both from the monetary side and from the U.S. politics side," said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief currency strategist at Mizuho...

  • **WELLINGTON- Speech by Toby Fiennes, head of prudential supervision at Reserve Bank of New Zealand-' The Reserve Bank, cyber security and the regulatory framework'- 2230 GMT. **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's opening remarks at the unveiling of the new £10 note at Winchester Cathedral 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi holds a press...