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  • TOKYO, March 24- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he does not expect the central bank to raise its bond yield targets now, and will look at underlying trend inflation in guiding monetary policy. "If inflation in Japan accelerates sharply, at some point the BOJ may debate adjusting its interest-rate targets," Kuroda said at a Reuters Newsmaker...

  • TOKYO, March 24- The dollar edged up against the yen and euro on Friday, pulling away from recent lows, but gains were capped as investors focused on a showdown between U.S. Postponement of the vote from Thursday initially knocked the dollar and stock markets, but the dollar was given breathing space as Treasury yields turned higher after Wall Street shares...

  • March 24- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 28- Mar Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury note 28- Mar Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden...

  • March 24- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 28- Mar Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury note 28- Mar Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Investors eased off from "Trump trade" bets during the latest week, snatching the most money from bank sector funds in more than a year and stockpiling bonds, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday. U.S.-based taxable bond funds absorbed $8.3 billion in cash during the week ended March 22, the most in eight months, while investors...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Investors poured $8.3 billion into U.S.-based taxable bond funds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, marking the largest inflows for the funds since last July.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 23- Argentine Finance Minister Luis Caputo said demand for Swiss franc bonds had exceeded the 400 million Swiss francs the country sold on Thursday, and that the timing of a return to the global bond markets would depend on the advice of banks. Argentina plans to sell $10 billion in bonds on the international market this year.

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- A new reorganization plan from Brazil's debt-laden phone carrier Oi SA boosted shares on Thursday, but analysts continued to focus on the need for fresh capital after a heavy fourth-quarter loss. Oi's Chief Executive Marco Schroeder told Reuters that the company generates enough cash to meet financial obligations and make necessary...

  • TREASURY YIELDS TURN HIGHER AS WALL STREET CLOSES LITTLE CHANGED, 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 2.416 PCT.

  • *Treasury sells $11 bln, 10- year TIPS. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. President Donald Trump made a final push on Thursday to win over skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities.

  • BOSTON, March 23- Thirteen years ago Eric Mindich set what has been called a record when he raised $3 billion for his new hedge fund Eton Park. The firm oversees $7 billion in assets and kicked the year off with a modest performance, neither losing nor making money for clients. Last year was far tougher, and Eton Park ended the year with a 9 percent loss as assets shrunk...

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- Brazilian telephone operator Oi SA expects a new in-court reorganization plan to go to a creditor vote by the end of June, Chief Executive Officer Marco Schroeder said on Thursday. In a conference call with investors and analysts, Schroeder said the updated plan has not yet been submitted to the Rio de Janeiro court where the debt-laden...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS AS STOCKS GAIN, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.42 PCT.

  • *Czechs sell three times more bills than planned, demand surges. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, March 23- Demand surged for Czech Treasury bills at an auction on Thursday and the government sold three times the planned amount, to benefit from expectations that the central bank will end its "weak crown regime" soon. It has more than tripled its foreign currency reserves to defend...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. President Donald Trump faces a vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama. There is a growing consensus of people who perhaps think that the healthcare bill might not pass, and maybe the market got a little ahead of itself with the expectations of what...

  • STOCK INDEX FUTURES TURN LOWER, DOW JONES FUTURES DOWN ABOUT 0.1 PCT, S&P, NASDAQ FUTURES FLAT.

  • March 23- U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher on Thursday as investors turned their attention to President Donald Trump's first significant policy test, as he looks to gets a healthcare bill passed in Congress. *The benchmark index is trading at about 18 times expected forward earnings, compared with a 10- year average of 14, according to Thomson...

  • TOKYO, March 23- The Bank of Japan announced on Thursday it would take extra measures to alleviate a likely shortage of Japanese Government Bonds among brokers during the period covering the end of the Japanese fiscal year at the end of this month. The conditions were likely to only get worse towards the end of this month as investors become more reluctant to...

  • *State banks prepare 2.9 trillion won bailout plan for Daewoo. SEOUL, March 23- South Korean state banks are preparing a fresh $2.6 billion bailout for floundering Daewoo Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering Co Ltd, which has built up huge losses from offshore projects and risks missing debt repayments. Daewoo, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy...

  • TOKYO, March 23- Japanese government bonds were supported on Thursday by the firmness in U.S. bonds and waning expectations that the Bank of Japan could raise its bond yield target later this year. The benchmark 10- year JGB futures rose 0.06 point to 150.48, while the yield on the benchmark 10- year cash JGBs stood flat at 0.055 percent. U.S. bond yields hit a...