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  • 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...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Japanese government bonds mostly slipped on Wednesday, as rallying local equities sapped some of the appeal of bonds in a market already wary ahead of a likely hike in U.S. interest rates. Buying by the Bank of Japan kept JGB market losses in other zones check. The BOJ offered to buy a total of 1.1 trillion yen of JGBs maturing in up to 10 years in its...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Asian stocks rose briskly on Wednesday, with sentiment lifting as Wall Street rose before a likely hike in U.S. interest rates, while the dollar held to large gains made as Treasury yields picked up. Spreadbetters saw the upbeat momentum in equities being retained in Europe and forecast a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

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  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Asian stocks gained early on Wednesday, with sentiment lifting as Wall Street rose before a likely hike in U.S. interest rates, while the dollar held to large gains made as Treasury yields picked up. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.7 percent. On Wall Street Tuesday, the Dow added 0.9 percent and the S&P 500 advanced 1.1...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 16- The dollar was broadly firmer early on Wednesday, having bounced on the back of higher Treasury yields as the market counts down the hours to a likely hike in U.S. interest rates. "If ever there was going to be a day of twiddling thumbs ahead of key event risk, surely today is the day," said Ray Attrill, global co-head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Foreign investors sold a record amount of U.S. Treasury bonds and notes in the month of October, according to U.S. Treasury Department data released on Tuesday, with market participants pricing in a rate increase by the Federal Reserve this month. October's outflow was the largest since the U.S. Treasury Department started recording Treasury...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Dec 15- Lawmakers are likely to scrap a revision to certain legal protections for bondholders from a spending bill that was under negotiation, a congressional aide said on Tuesday. The letter was signed by BlackRock Inc, DoubleLine Group LP, Oaktree Capital Management LP, Western Asset Management Company, T. Rowe Price Group and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday as oil prices bounced from multi-year lows, though investors remained leery about the possibility of increased volatility with a widely-anticipated increase in U.S. interest rates due later this week. The jump helped boost equities in both the United States and the Europe. "The economy is getting a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as gains on Wall Street reduced the appeal of safe-haven bonds and stable consumer prices supported views that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates on Wednesday. "The upbeat CPI report is leading Treasuries given that inflation is one of the key variable that will drive the evolution of the...

  • Dec 15- Just as turkeys are opposed to Christmas on culinary grounds, so investors in risky assets like junk bonds are forever and always against interest rate hikes. Lucidus Capital Partners, a high-yield credit fund, said on Monday it would give investors back $900 million it managed, following close on the heels of upsets at other funds; Third Avenue Capital,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday as oil prices bounced from multi-year lows, though investors braced for the possibility for more volatility with a widely anticipated increase in U.S. interest rates due later this week. The bounce helped lift equities in both the United States and the Europe. The rate rise is largely priced in, as traders...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. Treasuries fell to session lows after the Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index was unchanged from October. "The upbeat CPI report is leading Treasuries given that inflation is one of the key variable that will drive the evolution of the tightening cycle," said Matthias Rusinski, U.S. rates strategist at UBS in New York.

  • LONDON, Dec 14- As the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates for the first time in almost a decade, just two weeks after the European Central Bank extended its bond-buying program, conventional wisdom states the euro should be weakening. The dollar index against major currencies, which hit its highest level since April 2003 of 100.51 on Dec. 2, the day...

  • *Dollar resumes slide vs euro and yen. LONDON, Dec 15- The dollar fell to a six-week low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, with investors cutting favourable bets in the currency on growing nervousness about the Federal Reserve's message on interest rates later this week. Traders said many investors were unwinding positions where they have sold the euro...

  • *Dollar resumes slide vs euro and yen. LONDON, Dec 15- The dollar fell to a seven-week low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, with investors cutting favorable bets in the currency on growing nervousness about the Federal Reserve's message on interest rates later this week. Traders said many investors were unwinding positions where they have sold the euro...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 15- South Korea sold 3 billion yuan of yuan-denominated bonds in China's interbank market on Tuesday, the first time a foreign sovereign has issued so-called panda bonds, traders said. The People's Bank of China gave South Korea the green light for the bond issue in China's interbank market earlier this month. The South Korean bonds are jointly...