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  • NEW YORK, May 25- U.S. Treasury yields held at lower levels on Thursday as the latest domestic data on first-time filings for jobless benefits and advance goods balance didn't change traders' view on a moderate rebound in U.S. economic growth in the second quarter. At 8:35 a.m., benchmark 10- year government note yield was 2.257 percent, down 0.9 basis point from...

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT LOWER LEVELS AFTER U.S.

  • May 25- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers expected the economy to pick up momentum and that they would raise interest rates soon. *Federal funds futures imply traders see an 83 percent chance of a rate hike in June, unchanged from before the minutes, according to the CME...

  • LONDON, May 25- Borrowing costs across the euro area fell on Thursday on further signs that major central banks are wary of stepping back from ultra-loose monetary policies too quickly. Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai on Thursday ruled out the chance of an imminent hike in the BOJ's bond yield target, stressing the need to maintain its massive stimulus...

  • LONDON, May 25- European shares struggled to keep gains on Thursday in choppy trade as falls in commodity-facing firms weighed, with investors hunting for fresh direction in the aftermath of Europe's blistering first quarter earnings season. James Butterfill, head of research and investment strategy at ETF Securities, said that now the earnings season is...

  • LONDON, May 25- Borrowing costs across the euro area fell on Thursday on further signs that major central banks are wary of stepping back from ultra-loose monetary policies too quickly. Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai meanwhile on Thursday ruled out the chance of an imminent hike in the central bank's bond yield target, stressing the need to maintain...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Japanese government bonds slipped on Thursday, with the yield curve steepening as superlong bonds sold off after an uninspiring 40- year auction. The Ministry of Finance offered 500 billion yen of 40- year JGBs with a 0.9 percent coupon, up from 0.4 percent at the previous sale to reflect market levels. BOJ board member Makoto Sakurai, among the...

  • SHANGHAI, May 25- The decision by Moody's Investors Service to downgrade China's credit rating is "illogical" and overstates the levels of government debt, a commerce ministry researcher said in an editorial in the official People's Daily newspaper on Thursday. Mei Xinyu, a researcher at China's Ministry of Commerce, wrote in a front page editorial of the...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares eked out modest gains on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent, with South Korea leading with a 0.4 percent rise.. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.1 percent though MSCI Japan rose 0.4 percent in dollar terms.

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • *Treasury yield curve flattens, Wall Street stocks rise. *Global shares recover after China downgrade. NEW YORK, May 24- Wall Street rose, while the U.S. dollar and bond yields fell on Wednesday after Federal Reserve meeting minutes signaled a gradual approach to interest rate hikes, and oil prices dipped on a draw of U.S. gasoline stocks that was smaller than...

  • Treasury to sell $28 bln 7- year notes Thursday. NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. "Even though the Fed is reducing stimulus, I think this gives the market some comfort," said Matt Toms, chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • Treasury to sell $28 bln 7- year notes Thursday. NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. "Even though the Fed is reducing stimulus, I think this gives the market some comfort," said Matt Toms, chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • *Treasury yield curve flattens, Wall Street remains higher. While the yield curve flattened, Wall Street remained slightly higher and the dollar slipped after minutes from the Fed's May 2-3 meeting indicated it would gradually raise interest rates and reduce its bond reinvestment. "Their plan is in place to gradually phase out reinvestments beginning in the...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- The U.S. dollar slipped on Wednesday, after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until they see evidence that a recent economic slowdown was transitory. "The minutes show that the Fed is going to be cautious and is in no rush to adopt a hawkish tone with respect to...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. Treasury yields fell to session lows on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's minutes on its May 2-3 meeting signaled that the central bank remains on a gradual approach to raise interest rates and reduce its bond reinvestment. Longer-dated yields declined more than shorter-dated ones, flattening the yield curve.

  • TREASURY YIELDS TURN LOWER, YIELD CURVE FLATTENS FURTHER AS STOCK PRICES FALL IN THE WAKE OF LATEST FOMC MINUTES.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve officials signaled in discussions early this month that they would likely start reducing the Fed's huge portfolio of bond holdings later this year, a step that could cause borrowing rates to rise. The minutes of the Fed's May 2-3 meeting, released Wednesday, show that officials not only discussed beginning a reduction of bond...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Regulations passed after the financial crisis aimed at reducing risk at systemically important banks and other institutions have made it harder to buy and sell corporate bonds, researchers at the New York Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. In October 2015, New York Fed economists, including Tobias Adrian and Or Shachar, said there appeared to be...