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  • *Raising yield target won't be easy- Kiuchi. *Warns BOJ's policy may be reaching deadlock. KOFU, Japan, Feb 23- Dissenting Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi warned that raising the bank's bond yield target near-term would be problematic as inflation remains well below its 2 percent goal.

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday, after better-than-expected demand at an auction of 20- year JGBs. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield inched down 0.5 bp to 0.075 percent, while 10- year JGB futures were up 0.13 point at 150.21 in afternoon trade, lifted from their morning session close of 150.16 by the auction results.

  • *Raising yield target won't be easy- Kiuchi. *Calls for normalizing policy at appropriate timing. KOFU, Japan, Feb 23- Dissenting Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi warned that raising the bank's bond yield target near-term would be problematic as inflation remains well below its 2 percent goal.

  • Mar 14 Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. Mar 14 Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. Mar 14 Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • Mar 14 Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. Mar 14 Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. Mar 14 Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • ASUNCION, Feb 22- Paraguay's Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Treasury Ministry on Wednesday in a dispute over the constitutionality of a proposed bond sale, allowing it to issue $550 million in debt next month. The unprecedented budget veto meant that the 2016 budget remained in place, but the opposition claims that does not give the Treasury Ministry the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields edged lower on Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting struck a cautious tone on raising interest rates, reducing expectations of a hike next month. "The minutes are fairly dovish," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields edged lower on Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting struck a cautious tone on raising interest rates, reducing expectations of a hike next month. "The minutes are fairly dovish," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S.

  • *Spain, Germany sell new debt. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields rose from two-week lows on Wednesday, after French centrist presidential candidate Francois Bayrou pulled out of the elections in France and offered an alliance with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron. This meant that Macron together with Bayrou's support will have a better chance of defeating...

  • Feb 22- Creditors of Puerto Rico's sales tax authority have asked a federal court to prevent the U.S. territory from diverting the revenue that guarantees its debt to repay other investors, the latest volley in an escalating battle. Crippled by high poverty and nearly insolvent public health and pension systems, Puerto Rico is trying to restructure $70 billion...

  • Feb 22- Puerto Rico bondholders whose debt is backed by the U.S. territory's sales tax revenue, known as COFINA creditors, are asking a federal court to prevent the island from diverting those tax revenue streams to pay other creditors. A group of funds holding more than $2 billion in COFINA debt on Wednesday sought to intervene in a lawsuit filed by some of Puerto...

  • *Spain, Germany sell new debt. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory...

  • *Germany's two-year bond yield drops to record low. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan made purchase offers under its JGB buying operations that were in line with amounts of previous operations. But the BOJ offered to buy the same amounts as it has in its most recent operations earlier this month: 450 billion yen of JGBs maturing in five to 10 years, 420 billion yen of...

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction, with rates on three-month bills declining, while rates on six-month bills rose to their highest level in more than eight years. The Treasury Department auctioned $34 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.535 percent, down from 0.540 percent last week.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21- Short sellers have been at the losing end of a tug-of-war with Tesla Inc investors in 2017, with some surrendering in recent weeks following nearly $2 billion in losses as shares of the electric car maker approach record highs. In 2017, traders have suffered paper losses of $1.95 billion betting against Tesla by shorting its shares,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "I see stocks have bounced very sharply, so this could just be risk sentiment, said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York." Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week a rate increase would be considered at every policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. central bank could move next month.