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  • *Poland removes media ban that provoked protest. BUDAPEST/ LONDON, Dec 20- Hungarian government bonds extended gains on Tuesday while European debt markets were mixed after the Hungarian central bank eased policy further at its meeting. Growth in Central Europe has slowed this year although increases to government spending and an inflow of European Union...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 20- U.S. Bond prices had rallied on Monday as some investors covered short positions and as terrorism concerns promoted by the shooting of the Russian ambassador in Turkey and a truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market raised demand for low-risk bonds. "The main reason for the increase today is the little bit of' risk on' trading that buoyed European...

  • *Italy proposes bank rescue plan. LONDON, Dec 20- Optimistic signals from two of the world's most influential central banks and a rescue plan for Italy's ailing lenders halted sharp falls in euro zone government bond yields on Tuesday. Nerves around a faltering private sector recapitalisation for Italian lender Monte dei Paschi and apparently politically...

  • *Poland removes media ban that provoked protest. BUDAPEST/ LONDON, Dec 20- Hungarian government debt prices firmed on Tuesday, bucking a rise in European bond yields ahead of expected further monetary stimulus from the Hungarian central bank's meeting. The National Bank of Hungary is expected to keep interest rates on hold while pumping further liquidity into...

  • LONDON, Dec 20- Optimistic signals from two of the world's most influential central banks and a rescue plan for Italy's ailing lenders halted sharp falls in euro zone government bond yields on Tuesday. Nerves around a faltering last-ditch private sector recapitalisation for Italian lender Monte dei Paschi and apparently politically motivated killings in...

  • TOKYO, Dec 20- The prices of Japanese government bond ticked up on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan kept its policy steady, a move that appears to set it apart from the other central banks that are scaling back stimulus. Although such an outcome was widely expected, there was speculation that the BOJ could indicate it could raise its target in the 10- year JGB yield in...

  • *Gold retains Monday's gains after Germany, Turkey events. SINGAPORE, Dec 20- The Japanese yen edged down on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan held policy steady, shedding some gains made following deadly incidents in Germany and Turkey, while regional stocks were mixed after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's upbeat comments. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *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...