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  • *Investors look beyond French vote, Italy now in focus. *Fitch downgrades Italy, S&P review on May 5. LONDON, April 25- Even before the final outcome of France's presidential race, investors are shifting focus to potentially bigger risks emanating from the euro zone's third biggest economy, Italy.

  • TOKYO, April 26- Japanese government bond prices were weighed down as an ebb in risk aversion sent Tokyo stocks to four-week highs and weakened investor demand for safe-haven debt. As part of its regular debt-buying program, the BOJ on Tuesday bought a total of 750 billion yen of JGBs ranging in maturities from five years to those exceeding 25 years.

  • HONG KONG, April 26- Sometime in the third quarter of 2016, Blackrocks scientific active equity team, which manages $80 billion globally, began picking up increased signs of construction activity on the ground in China by using satellite imagery. Their expectations were borne out when China reported last week that its economy grew a quicker than expected 6.9...

  • *Trump indicates compromise on budget. NEW YORK, April 25- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Tuesday in line with gains in stocks as investors awaited President Donald Trump's announcement on tax reform on Wednesday and remained optimistic that the government would avert a shutdown.

  • U.S. 3O-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELDS TOUCH TWO-WEEK HIGHS.

  • *Investors look beyond French vote, Italy now in focus. *Fitch downgrades Italy, S&P review on May 5. LONDON, April 25- Even before the final outcome of France's presidential race, investors are shifting focus to potentially bigger risks emanating from the euro zone's third biggest economy, Italy.

  • Three sources on and close to the bank's Governing Council told Reuters that with the threat of a run-off between two eurosceptic candidates in France averted, and with the economy on its best run in years, there may be tweaks to the ECB's opening statement in June. "Obviously with the political risk moving out of the way for France, ECB policy is starting to come...

  • *Treasury to sell $88 billion notes this week. Investors and dealers are also preparing for the sale of $88 billion in new short- and intermediate-dated supply this week, starting with a $26 billion sale of two-year notes on Tuesday. Id be surprised if many people are set up for this weeks Treasury supply, given the concerns over the weekend with the French election,...

  • *Treasury to sell $88 billion notes this week. Investors and dealers are also preparing for the sale of $88 billion in new short- and intermediate-dated supply this week, starting with a $26 billion sale of two-year notes on Tuesday. Id be surprised if many people are set up for this weeks Treasury supply, given the concerns over the weekend with the French election,...

  • *Investors expected to favor U.S. over Europe in Q2. LONDON, April 25- Exchange-traded bond funds enjoyed record quarterly inflows in the first three months of 2017, attracting $44.5 billion, iShares, BlackRock's index-tracking fund group, said on Tuesday. Emerging market debt led the rise, with $15.6 billion of inflows, as demand recovered from the U.S. election...

  • April 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, building on a day-earlier rally as investors assessed quarterly earnings, while awaiting a major tax plan from President Donald Trump. *Trump also indicated his openness to delaying his push to secure funds for building a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border, potentially eliminating a sticking point as lawmakers...

  • *Markets pricing out Le Pen risks. LONDON, April 25- France's government bond market on Tuesday held on to gains made immediately after the first round of the presidential election, indicating investors see little risk of anti-euro Marine Le Pen scoring winning the final vote. Far-right Le Pen is lags centrist Emmanuel Macron, by around 20 points in opinion polls...

  • RIYADH, April 25- Saudi Arabia's stock exchange should be ready to introduce equity futures and options in about 24 months, after it completes reforms to help it manage the risks of such products, the exchange's chief executive Khalid al-Hussan said. Futures and options would provide hedging tools for the foreign institutional investors that are expected to...

  • LONDON, April 24- Hedge funds have tempered their bullishness towards crude oil as the short-covering rally that gripped the market since the end of March ran its course. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three major futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI by 8 million barrels in the week to April 18.

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged to higher in Monday's auction. The Treasury Department auctioned $39 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.820 percent, unchanged from last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,979.27, while a six-month bill sold for $9,951.72.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of France's presidential race bolstered expectations the country would stay in the European Union and preserve the euro. The French election result, meanwhile, was viewed as positive for Europe, reducing the risk of an anti-establishment...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of France's presidential race bolstered expectations the country would stay in the European Union and preserve the euro. The French election result, meanwhile, was viewed as positive for Europe, reducing the risk of an anti-establishment...

  • Treasury prices fell on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of France's presidential race meant the country would stay in the European Union and preserve the euro, fueling a selloff of safe-haven assets. The French election result was viewed as positive for Europe, reducing the risk of an anti-establishment scare similar in...

  • LONDON, April 24- Centrist Emmanuel Macron's first-round election victory buoyed French government bonds on Monday but German debt, Europe's benchmark, suffered as investors' focus shifted to the prospect of monetary policy tightening in the euro zone. French yields fell to multi-month lows after Sunday's presidential vote put Macron into the May 7 run-off,...

  • Treasury prices fell on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of France's presidential race meant the country would stay in the European Union and preserve the euro, fueling a selloff of safe-haven assets. The French election result was viewed as positive for Europe, reducing the risk of an anti-establishment scare similar in...