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  • *BOJ keeps yield curve targets steady. TOKYO, Dec 20- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and took a more upbeat view of the economy on Tuesday, reinforcing market expectations that its future policy direction could be an increase- not a cut- in interest rates. "Japan's economy continues to recover moderately as a trend," the BOJ said in a statement announcing...

  • *Gov Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT. TOKYO, Dec 20- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and gave a more upbeat view of the economy on Tuesday, reinforcing market expectations that its future policy direction could be an increase- not a cut- in interest rates. "Japan's economy continues to recover moderately as a trend," the BOJ said in a statement announcing the...

  • *Gold pulls back after Monday's gains on Germany, Turkey events. SINGAPORE, Dec 20- The safe-haven Japanese yen held on to gains on Tuesday, with investors spooked after deadly incidents in Germany and Turkey, while regional stocks were mixed following upbeat comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • TOKYO, Dec 20- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Tuesday morning as the market awaited the Bank Of Japan's policy decision and the safe-haven yen paused its recent weak trend. The central bank's two-day policy meeting will end on Tuesday, at which it is expected to stand pat on its 10- year government bond yield target as the weaker yen helps...

  • Dec 20- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 21- Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction 21- Dec Japan Auction for enhanced-liquidity 21- Dec Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 27- Dec United States Sale of 2- year notes 27- Dec Japan Auction...

  • *Gov Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT. TOKYO, Dec 20- The Bank of Japan is likely to keep monetary policy steady and give a more upbeat view of the economy on Tuesday, reinforcing market expectations that its future policy direction could be an increase- not a cut- in interest rates. With no policy action expected at the two-day rate review that ends on Tuesday, financial...

  • US TREASURY PRICES ADD TO GAINS, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL BACK TO 2.53 PERCENT.

  • *Russian ambassador shot in Turkey. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. "There was a surprise factor that she would mention anything that was related to the market or the economy at commencement," said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Global stock markets added to gains after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an optimistic tone about the U.S. labor market on Monday, weighing on safe-haven assets like the Japanese yen and U.S. Treasuries that had risen after the shooting death of Russia's ambassador to Turkey. U.S. stocks initially slipped after the release of...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE SLIGHTLY AS YELLEN SPEAKS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.55 PERCENT.

  • *Report that Russian ambassador shot in Turkey. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. safe haven Treasuries extended price gains on Monday after news reports that the Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital. Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York, said that the news "does seem to coincide with the...

  • Treasuries added to price gains on Monday on news the Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday. The Russian RIA news agency said he had died of his wounds. Benchmark 10- year notes were last up 15/ 32 in price to yield 2.53 percent, down from 2.55 percent before the reports and from 2.60 percent late on Friday.

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Southern Europe led a fall in euro zone government bond yields on Monday, with Italy again in focus as troubled bank Monte dei Paschi made a last-ditch attempt to raise 5 billion euros by the end of the year and avoid a state bailout. Italy again grabbed the spotlight after Monte dei Paschi, the third largest Italian bank, said on Sunday it would offer...

  • US 10- YEAR BENCHMARK TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS OF 2.53 PERCENT.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS FALL TO 3.12 PERCENT.

  • *Yields fall, some short covering seen. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. Since Donald Trump's surprise election as U.S.

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Investors risk being caught unprepared again by an anti-establishment vote when the Netherlands, the euro zone's fifth largest economy, goes to the polls in March. Surveys point to strong gains for the anti-Islam, eurosceptic Freedom Party led by Geert Wilders. After Britain voted in June to leave the European Union, Wilders said the Netherlands,...

  • Dec 19- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Monday as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, less than a week after the Fed raised interest rates for only the second time since the financial crisis. *Yellen will be speaking on "the State of the Job Market" at 1:30 p.m. ET at the University of Baltimore. *U.S. stocks fell on Friday,...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- The price of Japanese government bonds of up to 10 years to maturity held firm on Monday as seemingly-relentless rises in U.S. bond yields appeared to have paused for now, but the longer end of the curve slipped on profit-taking after their rally. The short end of the curve drew support also from the Bank of Japan, which offered to buy maturities between...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- The price of Japanese government bonds of up to 10 years to maturity held firm on Monday as seemingly-relentless rises in U.S. bond yields appeared to have paused for now, but the longer end of the curve slipped on profit-taking after their rally. The short end of the curve drew support also from the Bank of Japan, which offered to buy maturities between...