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  • April 29- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 1- May Japan 3- month discount bill auction 2- May Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 2- May Netherlands DTC auction 3- May Sweden Auction of government bonds 3- May Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds...

  • *U.S. 1st- quarter GDP comes in weaker than expected. NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. Expected month-end changes to portfolio benchmarks supported long-dated Treasuries, said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at Societe Generale in New York.

  • *Spanish economy beats forecasts, Austria, France also grow. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi struck a cautious note on Thursday, sending yields lower, but numbers out on Friday strengthened the belief that the ultra-loose policy stance cannot last. "The ECB has been looking through fluctuations in the headline inflation rate and looking at core...

  • Q1 GDP comes out weaker than expected. *U.S. core PCE, an inflation gauge, is at 2 percent. NEW YORK, April 28- U.S.

  • TREASURY YIELDS LITTLE CHANGED AT HIGHER LEVELS AFTER FINAL APRIL U. MICHIGAN U.S.

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT HIGHER LEVELS AFTER SURPRISE INCREASE IN CHICAGO PMI IN APRIL, 10- YEAR YIELD AT 2.314 PCT.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. Treasury debt yields across the curve rose to session highs on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy in the first quarter grew at its slowest pace in three years, but indicated a more buoyant inflation and employment picture. U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 0.7 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, the weakest...

  • TREASURY YIELDS ACROSS THE CURVE TOUCH DAY'S HIGHS IN WAKE OF Q1 GDP DATA.

  • U.S. TREASURY YIELDS RISE FTER U.S. Q1 GDP DATA.

  • *Futures up: Dow 1 pt, S&P 1.75 pts, Nasdaq 3.25 pts. April 28- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as investors awaited the first-quarter report on gross domestic product, while assessing quarterly earnings. *Amazon rose 3.4 percent at $949.50 in premarket trading, while Google's parent Alphabet gained 4.2 percent to $929.05 after their...

  • *Spanish economy beats forecasts, Austria, France also grow. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi struck a cautious note on Thursday, sending yields lower, but numbers out on Friday strengthened the belief that the current ultra-loose policy stance can't last. "The ECB has been looking through fluctuations in the headline inflation rate and looking at core...

  • TOKYO, April 28- The Bank of Japan said on Friday it plans to reduce purchases of medium-term Japanese Government Bonds in May, putting it firmly on course to seriously undershoot its official guidance to increase bond holding by 80 trillion yen a year. The BOJ will buy 250 billion yen to 350 billion yen of JGBs with three to five years left to maturity at each of its...

  • SHANGHAI, April 28- Short foreign currency positions in forwards and futures versus the yuan held by China's central bank fell in March, the central bank said on Friday. The People's Bank of China held $12.094 billion of such positions with commercial banks as of the end of March, compared with $33.8 billion a month earlier, official data showed.

  • *Spanish economy beats forecasts, Austria, France also grow. LONDON, April 28- Euro zone bond yields rose across the board and the euro strengthened on Friday as economic output data from several countries reaffirmed economic strength in the bloc and furthered the case for tighter monetary policy. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi struck a cautious note...

  • LONDON, April 28- Major dealers have backed the broader use of a Bank of England interest rate benchmark as an alternative to Libor, a rate that was tarnished by a rigging scandal. Support for SONIA, the sterling overnight index average, as its preferred "near risk-free" interest rate benchmark in sterling derivatives and other financial contracts, will improve...

  • TOKYO, April 28- Japanese government bonds firmed on Friday after a two-year auction met strong demand, as investors awaited details of the Bank of Japan's regular bond-purchasing operations for next month. At the Ministry of Finance's sale of 2.2 trillion yen of two-year JGBs with a 0.10 percent coupon, some 97.2833 percent of the bids were accepted at the...

  • April 28- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 28- Apr Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 1- May Japan 3- month discount bill auction 2- May Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 2- May Netherlands DTC auction 3- May Sweden Auction of government...

  • April 28- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 28- Apr Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 1- May Japan 3- month discount bill auction 2- May Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 2- May Netherlands DTC auction 3- May Sweden Auction of government...

  • NASDAQ 100 E-MINI FUTURES UP 1 PCT AFTER EARNINGS FROM AMAZON, ALPHABET.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday, as investors sought the safety of bonds in the face of doubts about President Donald Trump's unimpressive tax plan and persistent geopolitical tensions in North Korea and Syria. "Trump is proposing massive tax cuts and there is no indication that they would be revenue-neutral," said Marvin Loh, senior fixed...