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  • March 17- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. March 17 Japan Auction for Enhanced-liquidity March 20 Belgium OLO auction March 20 France Auction of BTF Treasury notes March 20 Netherlands DTC auction March 22 United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 March 22 Germany...

  • March 17- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. March 17 Japan Auction for Enhanced-liquidity March 20 Belgium OLO auction March 20 France Auction of BTF Treasury notes March 20 Netherlands DTC auction March 22 United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 March 22 Germany...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- Investors recoiled from debt issued by low-rated companies during the latest week, pulling the most cash since August 2014 from U.S.-based, high-yield bond funds, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Stock funds posted $72 billion in withdrawals last year, while bonds attracted $190 billion, according to ICI, a trade group. Mohamed El-Erian, chief...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- Investors pulled $5 billion from U.S.-based taxable bond funds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND MUTUAL FUNDS POST FIRST WEEKLY NET OUTFLOWS FOR THE YEAR- LIPPER.

  • SINGAPORE/ WASHINGTON, March 16- The Federal Reserve's return to higher interest rates could lend a hand to beleaguered counterparts in Japan and Europe and signal the end of a long cycle of monetary stimulus across Asia, as central banks from Beijing to Ankara to London reacted on Thursday to the U.S. policy change. That same reason prompted central banks in...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- U.S. 30- year mortgage rates rose for a second straight week to their highest levels since late December in step with a jump in Treasury yields, according to mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30- year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 4.30 percent in the week ended March 16, which was...

  • LONDON, March 16- ING said on Thursday it was no longer a primary dealer for Slovenian government bonds, while the Dutch finance ministry said Nordea had become a dealer in its debt after several banks quit making markets in its treasury bills last year. The Association for Financial Markets in Europe said in a report on Wednesday that the average number of...

  • *France sells over 8 billion euros of bonds, pushing yields up. LONDON, March 16- Euro zone government bond yields rose on Thursday, reversing early falls, as a reduction in political risks following a Dutch election allowed investors to look ahead to the potential implications for monetary policy. France sold over 8 billion euros of nominal bonds while Spain sold...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- U.S. Officials stuck to their outlook for two more rate hikes this year and three more in 2018. Wall Street's top banks also see just two additional rate rises this year from the U.S. central bank, and most expect at least three more in 2018, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. Today is kind of a rebound back to reality, "said bond strategist Stan...

  • *France sells over 8 billion euros of bonds, pushing yields up. LONDON, March 16- Euro zone government bond yields rose on Thursday, reversing early falls, as investors looked beyond the result of Wednesday's Dutch elections to its potential implications for monetary policy. The focus instead snapped back to other factors driving the market- not least...

  • SHANGHAI, March 16- China's central bank raised short-term interest rates on Thursday in what economists said was a bid to stave off capital outflows and keep the yuan currency stable after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. rates overnight. The increase in rates was China's third in as many months, and came a day after the end of the annual session of parliament...

  • LONDON, March 16- Assets invested in European exchange-traded funds hit a record $620 billion at the end of February, research and consultancy firm ETFGI said. ETFs, securities which track an index or a basket of assets, saw $12.4 billion of inflows in February in Europe, marking the 30th month of straight inflows, according to ETFGI data. The overall size of the...

  • SHANGHAI, March 16- China's central bank raised short-term interest rates on Thursday in what economists said was a bid to stave off capital outflows and keep the yuan currency stable after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. rates overnight. The increase in rates was China's third in as many months, and came a day after the end of the annual session of parliament...

  • *France/ Germany yield gap narrows as populist surge checked. LONDON, March 16- France's government bond yield spread over Germany hit its narrowest in two weeks on Thursday after results of the Dutch parliamentary election put the populist party of Geert Wilders a distant second to the current ruling party. "For international investors, this result shows that...

  • *China has moved to tighter policy bias as economy improves. SHANGHAI, March 16- China's central bank raised short-term interest rates on Thursday in what economists said was a bid to stave off capital outflows and keep the yuan currency stable after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. rates overnight. The increase in short-term rates was China's third in as many...

  • *Monetary easing in Asia could now be just for emergencies. SINGAPORE, March 16- The long cycle of falling interest rates in Asia could be over after the U.S. Federal Reserve's third rate rise in 15 months was followed quickly by monetary tightening in the world's second-biggest economy, China.

  • TOKYO, March 16- Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady, with JGBs tracking gains in U.S. "The Fed's outlook was more dovish that some had anticipated," said Tadashi Matsukawa, head of fixed income investment in Tokyo at PineBridge Investments. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a post-meeting...

  • SHANGHAI, March 16- China's central bank raised short-term interest rates on Thursday in what economists said was a bid to stave off capital outflows and keep the yuan currency stable after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. rates overnight. The increase in short-term rates was China's third in as many months, and came a day after the end of the annual session of...

  • TOKYO, March 16- Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday ahead of the conclusion of Bank of Japan's policy meeting, tracking gains in U.S. Federal Reserve hiked interest rates as expected but did not signal any changes to its outlook. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will speak after the meeting and is likely to signal that the central bank has no plan to raise...