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  • Treasury yields held steady on Wednesday, underpinned by demand for low-risk assets in the wake of Moody's downgrade of China and the deadly suicide bombing in the English city of Manchester. Investors were cautious ahead of a $34 billion sale of a new five-year Treasury notes at 1 p.m. EDT, followed by the Federal Reserve's release of its minutes from its May 2-3...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. 10- year Treasury yields fell to session lows in early U.S. trading on Wednesday, underpinned by some safe-haven demand in the wake of Moody's downgrade of China's debt rating, citing its slowing growth and rising indebtedness.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELD FALLS TO SESSION LOWS IN EARLY U.S.

  • LONDON, May 24- The dollar stayed pinned near 6-1/ 2- month lows on Wednesday, investors' focus shifting from U.S. politics to monetary policy after comments from a Federal Reserve official rekindled expectations of an interest rate hike next month. Diminishing expectations of a promised fiscal boost to the U.S. economy from President Donald Trump and a...

  • May 24- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve releasing the minutes of its May meeting that will help investors gauge the chances of a rate hike next month. *Shares of Lowe's fell 4.4 percent to $78.75 in premarket trading after the No. 2 U.S. home improvement chain reported a lower-than-expected profit and...

  • *Moody's says expects China growth to slow to close to 5 pct. *China: Moody's over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years, with economy-wide debt continuing to rise as potential growth slows," the ratings agency said in a statement,...

  • *Germany set to auction 10- year bonds. LONDON, May 24- The cautious tone of euro zone central bankers in the wake of some of the best economic data in years sent mixed signals to investors in the bloc's debt markets on Wednesday. Government bond yields across the region have been pegged near record lows in recent years as the European Central Bank has spent...

  • LONDON, May 24- The dollar on Wednesday held above 6-1/ 2- month lows hit in previous days, as comments from a senior Federal Reserve official rekindled expectations of possible U.S. interest rate rises. The dollar had lost nearly all of its gains since the U.S. elections last November as investor hopes for a fiscal boost from President Donald Trump were dulled by a...

  • *Moody's says expects China growth to slow to close to 5 pct. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, May 24- Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial strength of the economy will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise. "The downgrade reflects Moody's...

  • *Germany set to auction 10- year bonds. LONDON, May 24- Euro zone government bond yields nudged higher on Wednesday as the improving consumer sentiment in Germany was viewed as the latest evidence that a brightening economy may encourage the central bank to wind back ultra-easy monetary policy. Analysts said that a sale of 10- year bonds from Germany was also...

  • TOKYO, May 24- Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's bond buying operation attracted stronger-than-expected selling interest. The BOJ's purchase of 280 billion yen JGBs with one to three years of maturity drew selling of 1.2807 trillion yen, the highest for those tenors since late April. Its buying of 300 billion yen in...

  • *Moody's says expects China growth to slow to close to 5 pct. *China: Moody's over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years, with economy-wide debt continuing to rise as potential growth slows," the rating agency said in a statement,...

  • *China: Moody's over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate. *S&P rates China one notch higher, on negative watch. "The downgrade reflects Moody's expectation that China's financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years, with economy-wide debt continuing to rise as potential growth slows," the rating agency said in a statement, changing its...

  • BEIJING, May 24- China's finance ministry said on Wednesday that a credit downgrade by Moody's was based on inappropriate methodology, saying it was exaggerating difficulties facing the economy and underestimating reform efforts. Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit ratings by one notch earlier on Wednesday, saying it expects the...

  • *S&P rates China one notch higher, on negative watch. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, May 24- Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit ratings on Wednesday, saying it expects the financial strength of the world's second-biggest economy will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise. The ratings agency also changed its outlook for China to...

  • TOKYO, May 24- The dollar held firm on Wednesday, having rebounded from 6-1/ 2- month lows against its major peers helped by a rise in U.S. Treasury yields, while the yuan eased after Moody's cut its sovereign rating on China due to concerns over the country's soaring debt. It managed to pull away from the 96.797 level plumbed on Monday, its lowest since Nov. 9, when...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • *Wall Street stock prices reduce demand for Treasuries. NEW YORK, May 23- U.S. Wall Street stock prices rebounded further on Tuesday from last week's lows as investors seemed relieved that U.S.