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  • TOKYO, Feb 24- Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday, helped by a regular Bank of Japan buying operation, with the yield curve at its flattest in three weeks as the market tracked a recent decline in global debt yields. In Europe, recent debt market volatility eased slightly, with French government bond yields pulling back after rising earlier in the...

  • *Yuan flat after Trump calls China "grand champions" of FX manipulation. TOKYO, Feb 24- Asian shares took a breather on Friday, slipping from 1-1/ 2- year highs as material shares were hit by sudden falls in copper and other commodity prices while investors assessed Washington's stance on tax and currency policies. And he has said a strong dollar is in U.S. interests, "...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- The dollar clawed back some ground on Friday after skidding to a two-week low against the yen, but was still on track for weekly losses after the Federal Reserve meeting minutes disappointed dollar bulls. "Market participants were still digesting the FOMC minutes from the January meeting, and there seems to be two different camps in the reading of...

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. TOKYO- Bank Of Japan Executive Director Shigehiro Kuwabara to attend the Third FinTech Forum. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John...

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. TOKYO- Bank Of Japan Executive Director Shigehiro Kuwabara to attend the Third FinTech Forum. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a luncheon at the Congress of Tomorrow Republican Member Retreat January 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack."

  • *OPEC/ non- OPEC show 86 pct compliance with cuts in Jan- sources. NEW YORK, Feb 23- Oil prices rose on Thursday but gains were pared after U.S. government data showed a seventh straight build in crude stocks, suggesting high inventories could undermine OPEC's move to cut output. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Stock prices climbed to record highs worldwide for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments from U.S. Treasury and euro zone government bond yields declined as European Central Bank policymakers also signalled they were not getting carried away by signs the euro...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Oil prices rose but gains were pared Thursday after U.S. government data showed a seventh straight build in crude stocks, suggesting high inventories could undermine OPEC's move to cut output. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Global stock prices posted record highs for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about pursuing significant tax reform. This outlook for policy accommodation lifted gold prices to a three-month high near $1,250 an...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more...

  • Feb 23- Newly promoted to CEO at Nissan Motor, Hiroto Saikawa will bring a gruff, tough, no-nonsense approach to leading Japan's second-biggest car maker at a time of rapid technological change in the industry. The 63- year-old takes over in April from Carlos Ghosn, who engineered Nissan's recovery from years of losses and debt through broad cost-cutting and...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more...

  • *Hands helm to Saikawa, company veteran of 40 years. TOKYO, Feb 23- Nissan Motor Co said Carlos Ghosn will step aside as CEO after leading the company for 16 years, allowing him to concentrate on deploying his cost-cutting expertise across its alliance with Renault SA and newly added Mitsubishi Motors Corp.. In handing over the helm to Hiroto Saikawa, a company...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices rose on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to reduce production by around 1.8 million barrels per day in an attempt to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more than...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- The dollar traded close to one-month highs on Thursday, as the lack of a clearer signal from the U.S. It traded in tight ranges against the yen and the euro, moving back above $1.05 against the single currency after a pledge of support for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron from one rival soothed investor nerves about how France's presidential...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- The dollar traded close to one-month highs on Thursday, as the lack of a clearer signal from the U.S. It traded in tight ranges against the yen and the euro, moving back above $1.05 against the single currency after a pledge of support for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron from one rival soothed investor nerves about how France's presidential...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- The dollar traded close to one-month highs on Thursday, as the lack of a clearer signal from the U.S. It traded in tight ranges against the yen and the euro, moving back above $1.05 against the single currency after a pledge of support for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron from one rival soothed investor nerves about how France's presidential...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- The dollar traded close to one-month highs on Thursday, as the lack of a clearer signal from the U.S. It traded in tight ranges against the yen and the euro, moving back above $1.05 against the single currency after a pledge of support for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron from one rival soothed investor nerves about how France's presidential...

  • *Stocks hold near highs as markets digest Fed minutes. LONDON, Feb 23- World stocks held near record highs on Thursday and the dollar eked out minimal gains after minutes of the latest U.S. That remains a slim prospect, with futures pricing in only an 18 percent chance, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool.