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  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields edged lower on Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting struck a cautious tone on raising interest rates, reducing expectations of a hike next month. "The minutes are fairly dovish," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields edged lower on Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting struck a cautious tone on raising interest rates, reducing expectations of a hike next month. "The minutes are fairly dovish," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment director at U.S.

  • *Spain, Germany sell new debt. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt yields rose from two-week lows on Wednesday, after French centrist presidential candidate Francois Bayrou pulled out of the elections in France and offered an alliance with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron. This meant that Macron together with Bayrou's support will have a better chance of defeating...

  • Feb 22- Creditors of Puerto Rico's sales tax authority have asked a federal court to prevent the U.S. territory from diverting the revenue that guarantees its debt to repay other investors, the latest volley in an escalating battle. Crippled by high poverty and nearly insolvent public health and pension systems, Puerto Rico is trying to restructure $70 billion...

  • Feb 22- Puerto Rico bondholders whose debt is backed by the U.S. territory's sales tax revenue, known as COFINA creditors, are asking a federal court to prevent the island from diverting those tax revenue streams to pay other creditors. A group of funds holding more than $2 billion in COFINA debt on Wednesday sought to intervene in a lawsuit filed by some of Puerto...

  • *Spain, Germany sell new debt. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory...

  • *Germany's two-year bond yield drops to record low. LONDON, Feb 22- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields stood at its widest in nearly 17 years on Wednesday as the former fell to record lows and the latter nudged up in anticipation of rate increase signals. Bottlenecks caused by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program and...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan made purchase offers under its JGB buying operations that were in line with amounts of previous operations. But the BOJ offered to buy the same amounts as it has in its most recent operations earlier this month: 450 billion yen of JGBs maturing in five to 10 years, 420 billion yen of...

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

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

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction, with rates on three-month bills declining, while rates on six-month bills rose to their highest level in more than eight years. The Treasury Department auctioned $34 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.535 percent, down from 0.540 percent last week.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21- Short sellers have been at the losing end of a tug-of-war with Tesla Inc investors in 2017, with some surrendering in recent weeks following nearly $2 billion in losses as shares of the electric car maker approach record highs. In 2017, traders have suffered paper losses of $1.95 billion betting against Tesla by shorting its shares,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "I see stocks have bounced very sharply, so this could just be risk sentiment, said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York." Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week a rate increase would be considered at every policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. central bank could move next month.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "I see stocks have bounced very sharply, so this could just be risk sentiment, said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York." Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week a rate increase would be considered at every policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. central bank could move next month.

  • LIMA, Feb 21- Peru's finance ministry is considering selling bonds to help state water company Sedapal build up to 10 billion soles in infrastructure projects through 2021, state news agency Andina reported on Tuesday. Last year, Peru issued a 10.25 billion sol bond in a debt swap transaction that the government described as one of the biggest global issuances...

  • LIMA, Feb 21- Peru's finance ministry is considering selling bonds to help state water company Sedapal build up to 10 billion soles in infrastructure projects through 2021, state news agency Andina reported on Tuesday. Andina did not mention the timing or currency denomination of the offering. Last year Peru sold a 10.25 billion sol bond in a debt swap...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "Yields have rallied quite sharply off the lows," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York. Our gut suggests that the Fed will want to keep jaw boning the market to price in greater probabilities of hikes and makes us lean somewhat hawkishly as a bias in terms of what to expect from the Fed, "said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • LONDON, Feb 21- A sudden, steep drop in Germany's 2- year government bond yield to record lows on Tuesday was loosely linked to French election jitters but has left many investors puzzling over a move way out of kilter with other German and European bond market shifts. Despite a plethora of fundamental and political influences, strategists suspect sharp...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Japanese government bonds edged lower on Tuesday, taking their cue from higher U.S. U.S. markets were closed for the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday. The 30- year JGB yield rose 0.5 bp to 0.920 percent, matching its highest level since February 2016 logged in the previous session, while the 20- year yield was flat at 0.705 percent.