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  • TOKYO, March 14- The dollar inched up against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as U.S. The euro pulled back from one-month highs after dovish-sounding comments from European Central Bank officials tempered its recent surge. "The latest rise in Treasury yields is underpinning the dollar, but it is a wait-and-see mood that is mostly prevailing in the market ahead...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement...

  • LONDON, March 13- Hedge funds and other money managers had barely started liquidating their record bullish position in crude oil futures and options before prices tumbled on March 8. Hedge funds still held a net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts amounting to 874 million barrels at the close of business on March 7.

  • TOKYO, March 14- The dollar inched up against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as U.S. The euro pulled back from multi-week highs after dovish-sounding comments from European Central Bank officials tempered its recent surge. "The latest rise in Treasury yields is underpinning the dollar, but it is a wait-and-see mood that is mostly prevailing in the market...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, the nonpartisan U.S. The CBO report, which also dealt a potential setback to President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, forecast that 24 million more people...

  • The plan, a cornerstone of the federal Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA, will serve as the baseline for looming restructuring talks with holders of some $70 billion in debt that has pushed the U.S. territory to the brink of economic collapse. The latest version rolled back those numbers, boosting the island's 10- year projected funding gap to $67 billion...

  • *Fed expected to hike interest rates on Wednesday. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. Interest rates futures implied traders saw a 95.2 percent chance the Fed would announce it was raising rates by a quarter percentage point at the end of its two-day policy meeting, CME Group's FedWatch program showed.

  • LONDON, March 13- Euro zone government bond yields edged off multi-week highs on Monday as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi remained tight-lipped on policy details after he signalled last week that the urgency for further action was waning. Monday began with a calmer tone, with investors reluctant to dump safe-haven debt ahead of Wednesday's...

  • US 10-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGH OF 2.60 PERCENT.

  • *Total EM bond issuance YTD at $138 bln, TR data shows. LONDON, March 13- Turkish banks, a Ukrainian sunflower oil firm and crisis-mired countries such as Nigeria and Egypt have all stampeded to raise money on dollar bond markets this year, trying to get ahead of Fed rate increases and strike while the market is hot. It's both a carrot and stick the carrot being that the...

  • LONDON, March 13- Euro zone government bond yields retreated from multi-week highs on Monday as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi remained tight-lipped on policy details after he signaled last week that the urgency for further action was waning. Monday began with a calmer tone, with investors reluctant to dump safe-haven debt ahead of Wednesday's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- As many U.S. government agencies are girding for possible steep cuts in their annual budgets, the top U.S. derivatives regulator on Monday signaled he was optimistic about the possibility of keeping his agency's budget flat. "I'm optimistic by nature," Acting Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Chris Giancarlo told Reuters on...

  • *Dollar recovers slightly after falls last week. NEW YORK, March 13- The dollar edged higher from two-week lows on Monday, recovering after Friday's bout of profit-taking following a robust U.S. jobs report, as investors looked to this week's Federal Reserve's policy meeting in which it is expected to raise rates by a quarter percentage point.

  • *Romania rejects all bids at government bond auction. BUDAPEST, March 13- Central Europe's main currencies traded near multi-month lows on Monday after monetary policy expectations turned more hawkish both in the United States and the euro zone last week. Concerns that "local central banks, especially in Hungary, Poland and Romania, would underestimate...

  • *Fed expected to hike interest rates on Wednesday. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. Interest rates futures implied traders saw an 88.6 percent chance the Fed would announce it was increasing rates by a quarter percentage point at the end of its two-day policy meeting, CME Group's FedWatch program showed.

  • LONDON, March 13- Hedge funds and other money managers had barely started liquidating their record bullish position in crude oil futures and options before prices tumbled on March 8. Hedge funds still held a net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts amounting to 874 million barrels at the close of business on March 7.

  • LONDON, March 13- Oil prices, down for a fifth straight day on Monday, were an outlier in a relatively calm start to an event-packed week for global markets as investors braced for a potential interest rate hike in the United States, a Dutch election and the first G20 finance ministers' meeting of the Trump era. Strong U.S. employment data and talk that European...

  • *Mobileye jumps on $15.3 bln Intel deal. March 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a subdued open on Wall Street as investors bided time ahead of an all-but-certain interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "Right now the markets appears to be in a wait-and-see phase ahead of the Fed decision," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. household wealth has hit record levels. When Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds her first press conference of 2017 on Wednesday she can arguably declare a victory of sorts with an expected interest rate rise that will leave monetary policy looking increasingly normal. "You don't need any intrigue or fundamental shifts in beliefs about the...

  • LONDON, March 13- Euro zone government bond yields retreated from multi-week highs on Monday as investors looked to a speech by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for more policy details after he signalled last week that the urgency for further action was waning. Monday began with a calmer tone, with investors reluctant to dump safe-haven debt ahead of...