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  • *Oil prices jump, extend OPEC cut-related advance. NEW YORK, Dec 1- Brent crude futures surged to a 16- month high on Thursday on the heels of OPEC's agreement a day earlier to cut output, while Treasury yields continued to climb following the weakest monthly performance for global bonds in almost 13 years. "You're seeing the market pricing in higher inflation in the...

  • *Austria seeks approval for debt issuance of up 100 years. *France, Spain hold auctions; Italy counts down to referendum. Austria was in focus after news that it has started the legislative process to allow debt issuance of up to 100 years, while a reluctance by investors to push Italian government bond prices much lower ahead of a referendum on Sunday limited...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's policies would fuel higher inflation. Brent crude prices built on Wednesday's gains with a more than 3 percent jump a day after OPEC and Russia agreed to restrict output.

  • *Czech PMI lower, Polish higher than seen, Hungary still robust. BUDAPEST, Dec 1- Poland's zloty and Hungary's forint fell to their weakest levels for months on Thursday as risk aversion gripped global markets and some investors expressed concern that Standard& Poor's could downgrade Poland at the end of the week. Investors bought the dollar instead of assets in...

  • Dec 1- Wall Street was poised for a quiet open on Thursday, the first day of December, ahead of a flurry of economic data including Friday's employment numbers. Stock index futures were flat, despite oil prices rising to a six-week high of $52.74, a day after OPEC's decision to cut output triggered a 9 percent jump in oil prices. Gains in energy shares pushed the Dow and...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 1- Emotion can drive investor behavior- and feelings are in overdrive following last month's election. Across the United States, the mood ranges from a state of mourning to euphoria, depending on one's political views. But retirement investors are not hitting the panic button in the wake of the Nov. 8 election.

  • *Austria seeks approval for debt issuance of up 100 years. *France, Spain hold auctions; Italy counts down to referendum. Austria was in focus after news that it has started the legislative process to allow debt issuance of up to 100 years, while a reluctance by investors to push Italian government bond prices much lower ahead of a referendum on Sunday limited...

  • *Bond yields still rising in Europe after oil rally. That led to hefty outflows from gold-backed exchange-traded funds, the largest of which, New York- listed SPDR Gold Shares, said its holdings fell nearly 60 tonnes in November, the most of any month since May 2013. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at $1,168.27 an ounce at 1020 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Britain's top equity index fell on Thursday as water utility Severn Trent slipped after its shares traded without rights to their latest dividend payouts, while precious metals miners tracked gold prices lower. The precious metal has been under pressure from a strong U.S. dollar and rising Treasury yields since President-elect Donald Trump...

  • *OPEC deal sends oil prices soaring. *$2 trillion global bond rout since U.S. election. LONDON, Dec 1- Oil swept to a six-week high on Thursday, lifting energy shares in its slipstream, after OPEC agreed to cut crude output to clear a glut, while bond yields rose on prospects that resulting inflationary pressures will lead to higher interest rates.

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Germany led euro zone government bond yields higher on Thursday as the first output cut by major oil producers since 2008 triggered a surge in oil prices and boosted expectations of higher inflation. But for now, a deal by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia to reduce output to drain a global supply glut grabbed the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 1- Japanese government bonds mostly slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from stronger stocks after OPEC agreed to cut crude output for the first time since 2008 to support oil prices. The Ministry of Finance's sale of 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs with a 0.10 percent coupon drew bids of 3.78 times the amount offered, down from the previous sale's...

  • *OPEC agrees on first output cut since 2008. TOKYO, Dec 1- Oil prices, and energy shares swept higher on Thursday after OPEC agreed to cut crude output to clear a glut, while the dollar and bond yields rose sharply on prospects that resulting inflationary pressures will lead to higher interest rates. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on...

  • *OPEC agrees on first output cut since 2008. TOKYO, Dec 1- Crude prices, the dollar and bond yields were sharply elevated early on Thursday after OPEC agreed to a deal to reduce output to clear a supply glut that has crunched oil prices and stoked global deflationary pressures. Non-OPEC Russia will also join output reductions for the first time in 15 years to help...

  • Dec 1- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 1- Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Dec Japan Auction of 10- year Government Bonds 1- Dec Sweden Auction of Inflation-linked Government.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 30- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Wednesday it fined Bank of America Merrill Lynch $7 million for inadequate supervision of client brokerage accounts that used leverage to buy Puerto Rican municipal bonds and other securities. FINRA said that 25 customers with modest net worth had three-quarters of their portfolios...

  • *Reports of OPEC cut push up U.S., German bond yields. LONDON, Nov 30- Germany's benchmark bond yields rose on Wednesday as oil prices surged after sources told Reuters OPEC had agreed to limit crude output. "Clearly the OPEC news has had a big impact on Treasuries, and Bunds have moved in sympathy with this," said Mizuho strategist Peter Chatwell.

  • *OPEC deal boosts inflation expectations. OPEC member Algeria was proposing to set a new production ceiling at 32.5 million barrels per day, down from current levels of 33.6 million. "I think most of the move this morning was related to the OPEC news, speculation about a production cut and the increase in oil prices and as a result inflation expectations as well,"...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE LOSSES TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS RISE TO 3.00 PERCENT.

  • Nov 30- With the U.S. economy making good progress toward full employment and inflation heading toward the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, it is time for an interest-rate increase, Dallas Fed Bank President Robert Kaplan suggested on Wednesday. Since the Nov. 8 surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president, stocks and Treasury yields have...