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  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills holding steady while rates on three-month bills dipped to their lowest level in five weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $34 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.515 percent, down from 0.535 percent last week.

  • *Investors await Trump speech to joint session of Congress. NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday Trump would use a major policy speech to a joint session of Congress to preview some elements of his sweeping plans to cut taxes for the middle class, simplify the tax system and make U.S. companies more globally competitive, with lower...

  • *Polls show Macron easily beating Le Pen in runoff. LONDON, Feb 27- French 10- year bond yields fell to a one-month low on Monday, tightening the gap with German peers on further signs that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron is the clear favorite in France's closely-watched presidential election. Italian yields also hit one-months lows, as the prospects of snap...

  • *Investors await Trump speech to joint session of Congress. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that Trump would use a major policy speech to a joint session of Congress to preview some elements of his sweeping plans to cut taxes for the middle class, simplify the tax system and make U.S. companies more globally competitive, with lower rates and...

  • Feb 27- U.S. stock index futures struggled for direction on Monday as investors looked for fresh catalysts following Wall Street's record-setting run. *Investors will keenly watch President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening for clues on his proposed tax reform and how he plans to overhaul the Affordable Healthcare Act.

  • BEIJING, Feb 27- China's foreign exchange regulator said on Monday it would allow foreign investors in the interbank bond market to trade forwards, forex swaps and options. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange said the derivatives trading could only be conducted over the counter with banks as a way to hedge foreign exchange exposure in the bond market.

  • TOKYO, Feb 27- Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday, with the five-year yield hitting a three-month low, on relief over the Bank of Japan's bond buying and caution on U.S. The BOJ bought 820 billion yen of bonds maturing in more than one to five years on Monday. "The uncertainty on the BOJ was cleared while there's growing perception that it is not easy for...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- Asian stocks look set to edge lower for a second day on Monday as weak cues from U.S. share markets and declining European government bond yields on political worries push investors to take profits after a recent rally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased slightly in early trade, with early Asian stock markets...

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

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

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett's company says fourth-quarter profit improved 15 percent, but most of the gains came from the paper value of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.' s investments and derivatives contracts. Berkshire said it earned $6.29 billion, or $2.55 per Class B share. That's up from $5.48 billion, or $3.65 per Class B share.

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

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

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A judge on Friday rejected Cumulus Media Inc's bid to proceed with a refinancing plan that the second-largest U.S. radio network hoped would help reduce its $2.4 billion debt load, but was opposed by some lenders. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan came in a lawsuit the Atlanta- based company filed in December, accusing JPMorgan...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Friday he expects the yield on the benchmark 10- year U.S. Yields fell as low as 2.313 percent, the lowest since Jan. 17. Gundlach, who oversees $101 billion, first introduced his view on the 10- year yield's bottom in January.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. benchmark 10- year Treasury note yields dropped to five-week lows on Friday, pressured by declines in Europe amid persistent political uncertainty and a soft batch of U.S. data that suggested a more mixed outlook for the world's largest economy. In Europe, German two-year yields fell to record lows, while France's 10- year bond yield hit.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. benchmark 10- year Treasury note yields dropped to five-week lows on Friday, pressured by declines in Europe amid persistent political uncertainty and a soft batch of U.S. data that suggested a more mixed outlook for the world's largest economy. In Europe, German two-year yields fell to record lows, while France's 10- year bond yield hit.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Cumulus Media Inc's bid to proceed with a refinancing plan that the second-largest U.S. radio network hoped would help reduce its $2.4 billion debt load, but was opposed by some lenders. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan came in a lawsuit the Atlanta- based company filed in December, accusing JPMorgan...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A New York state judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Sequoia Fund, known for its ties to Warren Buffett, of recklessly making a huge, disastrous investment in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, causing billions of dollars of losses. Justice O. Peter Sherwood of the State Supreme Court in White Plains, New York, said Sequoia...

  • BOSTON, Feb 23- Mutual funds run by Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price Group Inc could be poised for a quick win on the upcoming public debut of Snap Inc. That demand could indicate Snap shares would trade above the current estimated IPO range of $14 to $16 a share. T. Rowe's Institutional Large-Cap Growth Fund this week disclosed that it valued its 1.29 million...