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  • *OPEC agrees on first output cut since 2008. TOKYO, Dec 1- Crude prices, the dollar and bond yields were sharply elevated early on Thursday after OPEC agreed to a deal to reduce output to clear a supply glut that has crunched oil prices and stoked global deflationary pressures. Non-OPEC Russia will also join output reductions for the first time in 15 years to help...

  • Dec 1- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 1- Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Dec Japan Auction of 10- year Government Bonds 1- Dec Sweden Auction of Inflation-linked Government.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 30- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Wednesday it fined Bank of America Merrill Lynch $7 million for inadequate supervision of client brokerage accounts that used leverage to buy Puerto Rican municipal bonds and other securities. FINRA said that 25 customers with modest net worth had three-quarters of their portfolios...

  • *Reports of OPEC cut push up U.S., German bond yields. LONDON, Nov 30- Germany's benchmark bond yields rose on Wednesday as oil prices surged after sources told Reuters OPEC had agreed to limit crude output. "Clearly the OPEC news has had a big impact on Treasuries, and Bunds have moved in sympathy with this," said Mizuho strategist Peter Chatwell.

  • *OPEC deal boosts inflation expectations. OPEC member Algeria was proposing to set a new production ceiling at 32.5 million barrels per day, down from current levels of 33.6 million. "I think most of the move this morning was related to the OPEC news, speculation about a production cut and the increase in oil prices and as a result inflation expectations as well,"...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE LOSSES TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS RISE TO 3.00 PERCENT.

  • Nov 30- With the U.S. economy making good progress toward full employment and inflation heading toward the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, it is time for an interest-rate increase, Dallas Fed Bank President Robert Kaplan suggested on Wednesday. Since the Nov. 8 surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president, stocks and Treasury yields have...

  • KIGALI, Nov 30- Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange expects its first exchange traded fund to be approved by the regulator this year and trading to start soon after. The exchange's chief executive Geoffrey Odundo told Reuters it had been investing in new infrastructure to allow the trading of new products, like the ETF, as it diversifies from equities and bond...

  • *Oil prices soar as OPEC meets. LONDON, Nov 30- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Wednesday on expectations the European Central Bank would step in and buy Italian government bonds should this weekend's referendum go against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The yield on Italy's 10- year bond fell 3 basis points to 1.95 percent before rising to 1.96 percent.

  • *Oil prices soar as OPEC meets. LONDON, Nov 30- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Wednesday on expectations the European Central Bank would step in and buy Italian government bonds should this weekend's referendum go against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Uncertainty before Wednesday's OPEC meeting bolstered the price move, but a Reuters report on...

  • Spot gold on Wednesday was nearly unchanged at $1,188.86 an ounce by 0627 GMT. Bullion has lost $150 from a Nov. 9 post U.S. election high of $1,337.40 per ounce, hurt by a rally in the U.S. dollar on surging Treasury yields as investors believed President-elect Donald Trump's policies would invoke faster inflation. "Markets seem to accept Trump as good for business,"...

  • TOKYO, Nov 30- Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday as investors positioned for the next session's 10- year sale. Treasuries, whose prices dropped to multi-month lows after the U.S. election on Nov. 8. President-elect Donald Trump's administration will boost fiscal spending and stoke inflation.

  • Nov 30- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 30- Nov Sweden Auction of Government bonds 30- Nov Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes.

  • *Trading volumes light ahead of OPEC meeting, Italy referendum. NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory on Nov. 8.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 29- The U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday it sold $45 billion in one-month bills at an interest rate of 0.365 percent, the highest since 0.440 percent at a one-month bill sale on Oct. 28, 2008, according to Treasury data.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. After the data, federal funds futures implied traders saw a 98 percent chance that the Fed would raise rates at its Dec. 13-14 meeting, compared with a 94 percent chance late on Monday, according to CME Group's FedWatch program. "The economic data came in better than expected, which further raises the probability of the Fed to tighten in December...

  • LONDON, Nov 29- Britain launched a new 40- year index-linked government bond offering the lowest ever inflation-adjusted return for a gilt sold via a syndicate of banks, the UK Debt Management Office said on Tuesday. Reflecting strong demand among investors for inflation protection after June's decision by voters to leave the European Union, Britain sold...

  • LONDON, Nov 29- Britain launched a new 40- year index-linked government bond offering the lowest ever inflation-adjusted return for a gilt sold via a syndicate of banks, the UK Debt Management Office said on Tuesday. Reflecting strong demand among investors for inflation protection after June's decision by voters to leave the European Union, Britain sold...

  • LONDON, Nov 29- The South African rand fell almost two percent on Tuesday, leading emerging currency losses as the ruling party's efforts to remove President Jacob Zuma failed and the dollar firmed after a two-day slide. Markets will likely focus on South Africa, which dodged relegation to a junk credit rating last week but faces another test from S&P this Friday.

  • TOKYO, Nov 29- The yield on the two-year Japanese government debt dipped on Tuesday after an auction of that maturities drew strong bids although longer maturities underperformed as buying dissipated following a rally in the last two sessions. The auction of 2.3 trillion yen two-year notes drew solid bids, producing the highest yield of minus 0.154 percent.