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  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • *Italy set to price 6 bln euro 15- year bond. LONDON, Jan 18- Euro zone bond yields rose on Wednesday, a day after Belgium sold a record 6 billion euros worth of 10- year bonds and Italy was set to price the same amount of 15- year paper. "The size of the Belgium deal shows how the governments themselves view the way in which rates are going to go upwards in the future," said DZ...

  • TORONTO, Jan 18- The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday, paring some recent gains ahead of a Bank of Canada interest rate decision as oil fell and the greenback rebounded against a basket of major currencies. At 8:55 a.m. ET, the Canadian dollar was trading at C $1.3111 to the greenback, or 76.27 U.S. cents, weaker than Tuesday's close...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Wednesday after data showed rising consumer prices and as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen is due to speak at 3 p.m. EST about monetary policy to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE SLIGHTLY AFTER CONSUMER PRICE DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.37 PCT.

  • *Market expects increased debt supply as Italy gears up. LONDON, Jan 18- Euro zone bond yields rose on Wednesday, a day after Belgium sold a record 6 billion euros worth of 10- year bonds and amid signs that Italy was on track for a large debt transaction. "The size of the Belgium deal shows how the governments themselves view the way in which rates are going to go upwards...

  • *Futures up: Dow 6 pts, S&P 0.75 pts, Nasdaq 3.75 pts. Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of another set of big bank earnings and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech. *The Trump rally, which drove Wall Street to record highs, has been showing signs of fatigue since the start of the year as investors get increasingly nervous...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Jan 18- Czech two-year government bond yields climbed further off record lows on Wednesday as a central banker said investors were wrong to expect an early lifting of the cap on the crown currency. CNB board member Lubomir Lizal said the bank still expected to abandon the ceiling around mid-2017, but investors were wrong to speculate on an early...

  • *Belgium's 6 bln euro 10- year bond sale pushes up yields. LONDON, Jan 18- Belgium led a broad rise in euro zone bond yields on Wednesday after a record 6 billion euro sale of 10- year bonds the day before fuelled expectations for future supply. "The size of the Belgium deal shows how the governments themselves view the way in which rates are going to go upwards in the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, taking their cues from weaker U.S. Ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, investors also awaited a speech by U.S. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said on Tuesday that he sees a "good case" for three U.S. rate hikes this year even without any fiscal...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 18- Asian stock markets stabilized near three-month highs on Wednesday, helped by Hong Kong and Chinese shares, as investors judged U.S. The firmness in Asia is expected to extend to Europe with stock futures in key European markets pointing to a higher start. "Trump's comments on the dollar has helped relieve downward pressure on the renminbi and on...

  • Jan 18- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 18- Jan Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Jan Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 18- Jan Norway Auction of Government bonds 19- Jan Japan 3- month discount bill auction 19- Jan Japan Auction of...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 17- Mexico's peso and the Brazilian real strengthened against the dollar on Tuesday as U.S. traders returned from a long weekend in which President-elect Donald Trump said the greenback's strength against the Chinese yuan "is killing us." Brazil's central bank also sold $600 million worth of traditional currency swaps, which function like dollar...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 17- Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras on Tuesday closed a $4 billion issuance of 5 and 10- year notes in international markets as part of the debt-laden company's efforts to term out upcoming maturities, it said in a statement. The order book was five and four times oversubscribed in the 5 year and 10- year tranche, respectively, with...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 17- Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday that it had raised $4 billion in an international issue of bonds maturing in 2022 and 2017.. The company said in a statement that demand for the bonds was five times larger than the final amount contracted. The bonds were price on January 9.

  • BOSTON, Jan 17- One of President-elect Donald Trump's top liaisons to Wall Street's business elite launched a mutual fund three years ago for mom-and-pop investors that lags most of its peers. Hedge fund impresario Anthony Scaramucci, 53, has secured a top White House job as an adviser and public liaison to government agencies and businesses.

  • In comments to the Wall Street Journal, Trump said a key part of the House Republican's corporate-tax plan is "too complicated" and that the U.S. dollar is too strong, making it difficult for U.S. companies to compete with China. Renewed concerns over Britain's planned exit from the European Union also boosted demand for Treasuries. "We're still in the midst of the...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Jan 17- Education Management Corp scored a victory in its fight against an investor opposed to its $1.5 billion debt-cutting plan on Tuesday, when a U.S. appeals court overturned a decision in a closely watched case involving creditors' rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court erred in its ruling that a Depression-era law,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. Renewed concerns over Britain's planned exit from the European Union also boosted demand for U.S. safe haven debt. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that Britain will leave the EU's single market when it exits the European Union, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a "soft Brexit.