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  • Feb 28- OneWeb Ltd, a U.S. satellite startup backed by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, and debt-laden satellite operator Intelsat SA agreed to merge in a share-for-share deal on Tuesday. Elon Musks Space Exploration Technologies Corp unveiled plans in January 2015 for an internet-via-satellite network that would eventually include some 4,000 satellites.

  • *New dynamics at play for short-term German debt. LONDON, Feb 28- Germany's record low short-term borrowing costs have further to fall as the ECB, faced with a scarcity of eligible bonds for its monetary stimulus program, takes advantage of recent rule tweaks to buy more shorter-dated paper. Traders say the German Bundesbank, acting on behalf of the European...

  • *Prospect of Trump 9 p.m. ET speech to Congress mitigates move. Trump's 9 p.m. ET speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives will be the Republican president's biggest chance yet as president to command a large prime-time audience and describe his agenda after his first month in office. "People need more concrete evidence about the fiscal side of the...

  • Feb 28- OneWeb Ltd, a U.S. satellite startup backed by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, and debt-laden satellite operator Intelsat SA agreed to merge in a share-for-share deal on Tuesday. Shares of Intelsat, which has a market value of about $630 million, were down 8 percent to $5.40 in premarket trading. The merger will allow Luxembourg- based Intelsat, a satellite...

  • *Passive investors will wear losses if France leaves euro. LONDON, Feb 28- Investors across the world who track bond indexes may be stranded with loss-making French debt if National Front leader Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election and, as she wants, takes the country out of the euro zone. Presidential hopeful Le Pen- an anti-euro, far-rightist with an...

  • Feb 28- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday but hovered near all-time highs as investors awaited President Donald Trump's speech for details on his agenda for the economy. *Trump will make his first address to Congress at 9:00 p.m. ET and is expected to speak about tax reforms, defense spending and his plans to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

  • *Germany sells 4.15 bn euros at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 28- Demand for one of the safest and most expensive assets in the euro zone held firm on Tuesday as Germany sold two-year debt at record low rates at auction. The price of safe-haven Schatz bonds has rocketed over the past week on avid buying by Germany's central bank and by private investors nervous about a...

  • *New way will curb' excessive market volatility'- BOJ official. *Pace of buying for most maturities likely to be similar to now. TOKYO, Feb 28- The Bank of Japan announced on Tuesday the dates of its bond-buying operation for March, a move an official said is aimed at making its operations more transparent and reducing market volatility.

  • *New way to curb' excessive market volatility'- BOJ official. *Pace of buying for most maturities likely to be similar to now. TOKYO, Feb 28- The Bank of Japan announced on Tuesday the dates of its bond-buying operation for March, a move an official said is aimed at making its operations more transparent and reducing market volatility.

  • *Germany to sell two-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 28- Germany will offer investors the chance to buy some of the most sought after assets in the euro zone on Tuesday, and in the process borrow cash for two years at record low rates. The price of safe-haven Schatz bonds has rocketed over the past week on avid buying by Germany's central bank and by private...

  • PARIS, Feb 28- If financial markets are a guide, France is facing a perilous period of turbulence and uncertainty as the presidential election nears. While France's bond yields have spiked and its stocks have trailed the rest of the euro zone, as investors run scared of political risk, the country's economic prospects are actually looking up.

  • *Germany to sell two-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 28- Germany will offer investors the chance to buy some of the most sought after assets in the euro zone on Tuesday, and in the process borrow cash for two years at record low rates. The price of safe-haven Schatz bonds has rocketed over the past week on avid buying by Germany's central bank and by private...

  • TOKYO, Feb 28- Japanese government bond prices edged down on Tuesday following an overnight retreat by U.S. President Donald Trump's address to Congress later in the day. Through its purchases the BOJ has significantly tightened the supply of JGBs, and Tuesday's 2.3 trillion yen two-year auction attracted firm investor demand under such conditions.

  • 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.

  • *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.