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  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Japanese government bond prices firmed on Thursday following the Bank of Japan's stepped-up buying in recent sessions and on relief that a 30- year JGB auction was out of the way, even though demand was not particularly strong. The 10- year JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.085 percent, its lowest level since Jan. 31. Thursday's auction of 800...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The dollar managed to stabilise on Thursday after the previous session's slide, although lingering risk aversion pinned Treasury yields near multi-week lows and restrained the greenback's bounce. The euro was down 0.1 percent at $1.0678, edging back towards a one-week low of $1.0640 reached on Wednesday on heightened European political woes.

  • *European politics and U.S.- Japan summit remain in focus. TOKYO, Feb 9- The dollar drooped against its peers early on Thursday, hovering near a 10- week low versus the yen, with a slide in U.S. "We are now in a phase where downside risks to the dollar has become predominant, with the drop in Treasury yields having gained further momentum this week due to perceived...

  • Treasury yields fell to their lowest levels in weeks on Wednesday in a flight to safety that also helped lift gold to a three-month peak amid political risks in Europe and worries over U.S. Political concerns, including a strong showing by far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential race, sent a wave of overseas buyers to Treasuries, which offer a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8- Shares of Panera Bread surged to a record high on Wednesday and were on track for the biggest one-day move in almost two years after the company gave an upbeat forecast and said technology investments at its restaurants were paying off. The St. Louis, Missouri- based company late on Tuesday reported quarterly results above Wall Street's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell on Wednesday after two days of gains, pressured by the decline in U.S. Treasury yields as investors have priced out a March rate hike by the Federal Reserve amid uncertainty about President Donald Trump's economic policies. The safe-haven yen, meanwhile, rose amid concerns around global political risks in Europe with the onslaught...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Investors poured cash into U.S.-based mutual funds and exchange-traded funds at the fastest pace since 2013 during the latest week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday, funneling $24.3 billion into the market. That figure is the largest since Oct 23, 2013, and comes as investors showed a strong desire for all kinds of financial...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Dan Ivascyn, the group chief investment officer at bond heavyweight Pimco, said on Wednesday that U.S. Treasuries will continue to be in demand, given the geopolitical risks around the world. "There are still powerful global forces at work weighing on high quality bond yields," said Ivascyn, who oversees more than $1.5 trillion in assets under...

  • *Uncertainty over Trump, Fed, Europe push Treasury yields lower. Uncertainty about European politics also sent a wave of overseas buyers to Treasuries, which offer a sizeable yield premium over government bonds from countries in Europe. "Overseas there's this issue of political risk, most notably France, Germany and Italy, on the rise," said Stan Shipley, a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell on Wednesday after two days of gains, pressured by the decline in U.S. Treasury yields as investors have priced out a March rate hike by the Federal Reserve amid uncertainty about President Donald Trump's economic policies. The safe-haven yen, meanwhile, rose amid concerns around global political risks in Europe with the onslaught...

  • *Nigeria in roashow to sell $1 bln Eurobond. ABUJA/ LAGOS, Feb 8- Nigeria's parliament has approved the government's request to sell a $1 billion Eurobond to help the country finance its budget deficit, senate spokesman said on Wednesday. "...the only request for approval from the executive was... for the issuance of $1 billion Eurobond... for the funding of the 2016 budget...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- Political uncertainty in France and Italy widened the gap between their 10- year government bond yields and those of safe-haven Germany to multi-year highs on Wednesday. Upcoming elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Italy, plus the ongoing debt crisis in Greece, have made investors risk averse in recent sessions,...

  • CAIRO, Feb 8- Egypt's Finance Ministry plans to sell $1 billion in one-year dollar-denominated treasury bills to local and foreign financial institutions, and the auction deadline is Feb. 13, the central bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • *Greece default concerns return to haunt market. LONDON, Feb 8- Political uncertainty in France and Italy widened the gap between their 10- year government bond yields and those of safe-haven Germany to multi-year highs on Wednesday. Upcoming elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Italy, plus the ongoing debt crisis in Greece, have made...

  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Superlong Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, with the 30- and 40- year yields touching one-year highs, as investors positioned for the following day's 30- year sale. The 30- year yield rose 1 basis point to 0.910 percent, and the 40- year yield also added 1 basis point to 1.065 percent, their highest respective levels since February...

  • Feb 7- The possibility New York City could lose some federal funding as a result of its status as a haven for undocumented immigrants did not deter investors who snapped up $900 million of the city's bonds on Tuesday. Jack Sterne, a spokesman for the New York City Comptroller's Office, said the deal was increased to $900 million after more than $600 million of bonds...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- U.S. Treasury yields fell to their lowest in nearly three weeks on Tuesday, drifting past significant technical levels, as fixed-income investors worried that President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies could be hamstrung by his focus on other issues. Trump's nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed Tuesday in a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- U.S. Treasury yields fell to their lowest in nearly three weeks on Tuesday, drifting past significant technical levels, as fixed-income investors worried that President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies could be hamstrung by his focus on other issues. Trump's nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed Tuesday in a...

  • *Jitters grow over Le Pen's pro-Frexit, anti-EU stance. LONDON, Feb 7- Investor concerns that the far right could win France's presidential vote and take it out of the European Union pushed the premium investors demand to hold French government debt over German bonds to its highest since November 2012 on Tuesday. Bets against French bonds had already risen...

  • LONDON, Feb 7- Investor concerns that the far right could win France's presidential vote and take it out of the European Union pushed the premium investors demand to hold French government debt over German bonds to its highest since November 2012 on Tuesday. These intensified in past weeks as opinion polls showed the anti-immigration National Front leader...