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  • US 5- YEAR, 30- YEAR TREASURY YIELD CURVE FLATTEST SINCE AUGUST 17.

  • THE US TREASURY YIELD CURVE BETWEEN 5- YEAR NOTES AND 30- YEAR BONDS FLATTENS TO 125 BPS.

  • ISHARES IBOXX$ HIGH YIELD CORPORATE BOND ETF HYG UP 0.5 PCT AFTER FED ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • SPDR BARCLAYS HIGH YIELD BOND ETF JNK UP 0.6 PCT AFTER FED ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • US 30- YEAR BOND YIELDS FALL TO 2.99 ERCENT AFTER FED DECISION.

  • US TWO YEAR TREASURY NOTE YIELDS RISE AS HIGH AS 1.02 PERCENT, HIGHEST IN FIVE AND A HALF YEARS.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE AFTER FED RAISES BENCHMARK RATE, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.32 PERCENT.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday approved a final rule for safety margins on uncleared swaps, part of its efforts to drive down excessive risk-taking in the $710 trillion global market. In a 2-1 vote, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission endorsed the rule for those swaps that are traded outside of clearing houses.

  • Dec 16- Mobileye NV's stock is "short of the year: 2016," influential short-selling firm Citron Research said in a tweet on Wednesday, pushing down shares of the driving assistant software maker nearly 7 percent. Citron also tweeted a link to a Bloomberg report in which George Hotz, the first person to hack iPhone and PlayStation 3, calls Mobileye's technology "...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- No sooner will the Federal Reserve raise U.S. interest rates than it must make more decisions on how to drain markets awash in cash and, further down the road, how to shrink its swollen balance sheet. Years of unprecedented stimulus has left the Fed swollen with $4.5 trillion in bonds, and the banks bursting with $2.6 trillion in reserves.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- Yields on U.S. We're still waiting for the Fed, so things could change, "said Stanley Sun, interest rates strategist at Nomura Securities International in New York. The U.S. central bank will announce the results of its two-day policy meeting at 2 p.m. EST and Chair Janet Yellen will lead a press conference at 2:30 p.m..

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 16- Latin American currencies steadied on Wednesday before an expected U.S. interest rate increase, while Brazil's real slumped after Fitch Ratings became the second agency to cut the country's debt rating to junk. Fitch cut Brazil's rating to BB+ with a negative outlook, saying impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- Yields on U.S. The U.S. central bank will announce the results of its two-day policy meeting at 2 p.m. EST and Chair Janet Yellen will lead a press conference at 2:30 p.m.. "The key with this increase will be around the language used about the pace of future hikes, not the actual move itself," said Pat Maldari, senior portfolio manager of North American...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 16- Fitch Ratings cut Brazil's credit rating to junk grade on Wednesday, the second such downgrade in three months, citing a deepening recession and political risks associated with the impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff. Standard& Poor's cut Brazil's rating to junk in September and Moody's Investors Service put the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- No sooner will the Federal Reserve raise U.S. interest rates than it must make more decisions on how to drain markets awash in cash and, further down the road, how to shrink its swollen balance sheet. The New York Fed, which handles the mechanics of monetary policy three blocks from Wall Street, will turn on Thursday to a suite of lightly tested tools to...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Hours before what looks set to be the first rise in U.S. interest rates in nearly a decade, euro zone bond markets were focused on Wednesday on how the European Central Bank might respond. Just two weeks ago, the European Central Bank moved the other way, cutting its deposit rate further into negative territory and extending its bond-buying programme...

  • Dec 16- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of a widely expected hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve later in the day. *The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a press conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m. ET. *Traders see an 81.4 percent chance of a rate hike, according to the CME Group's...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Shares and bond markets rose and the dollar dipped on Wednesday, as investors readied for what is expected to be the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a decade. "It is a foregone conclusion that the Fed is going to raise rates," said Kully Samra, a managing director at U.S. focused investment manager Charles Schwab in London.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Shares and bond markets rose and the dollar dipped on Wednesday, as investors readied for what is expected to be the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a decade. "It is a foregone conclusion that the Fed is going to raise rates," said Kully Samra, a managing director at U.S. focused investment manager Charles Schwab in London.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- As the U.S. That would contrast with a decision by the European Central Bank earlier this month to cut its deposit rate further into negative territory and extend the life of its asset purchase programme by six months. ING senior rates strategist Martin Van Vliet said the ECB would closely watch the bond and euro reaction to the decision, since the...