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  • NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. After that news and relatively hawkish comments from key Fed policymakers, the probability for a June rate hike has leapt from around 4 percent at the start of the week to 30 percent on Friday, according to CME Group's FedWatch site. "It wasn't really a surprise what wanted; it was just the veracity and pervasiveness of their desire to increase...

  • NEW YORK, May 20- A strategist for BlackRock Inc's largest mutual fund said on Friday his fund is finding bargains among Japanese stocks despite their weak performance this year and concerns over the direction of the yen. "When I look among developed market equities a lot of the truly cheap stocks we find right now are in Japan," said Russ Koesterich, head of asset...

  • KOESTERICH SAYS BLACKROCK'S LARGEST MUTUAL FUND FINDS BARGAINS IN JAPAN; CITES CORPORATE PROFITS, POTENTIAL FOR STIMULUS.

  • NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. After that news and relatively hawkish comments from key Fed policymakers, the probability for a June rate hike has leapt from around 4 percent at the start of the week to 30 percent on Friday, according to CME Group's FedWatch site. "It wasn't really a surprise what wanted; it was just the veracity and pervasiveness of their desire to increase...

  • FIDELITY INVESTMENTS UNVEILS PLANS FOR SEVERAL NEW ETFS, INCLUDING FOR RISING INTEREST RATES AND HIGHER MARKET VOLATILITY-FILING.

  • *Greece in focus ahead of parliamentary vote on reforms. "European government bonds are insulated a lot from the concerns about the Fed because the ECB has made it clear it is not going to be hiking in the coming couple of years and the asset purchase program keeps yields and spreads compressed," said Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital...

  • LONDON, May 20- German Bund yields were on track for their biggest weekly rise in a month on Friday amid renewed talk of a U.S. interest rate hike, but lack of conviction about an imminent move held investors back from pushing yields sharply higher. Treasury yields to two-month highs dragged German 10- year bond yields- the benchmark in Europe- to two-week highs on...

  • LONDON, May 20- German Bund yields were on track for their biggest weekly rise in a month on Friday amid renewed talk of a U.S. interest rate hike, but a lack of conviction about an imminent move meant investors held back for now from pushing yields any higher. Treasury yields to two-month highs dragged German 10- year bond yields- the benchmark in Europe- to two-week...

  • TOKYO, May 20- Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday, tracking rises in U.S. Treasuries overnight as spikes in their yields earlier this week had attracted buyers. In the U.S. bond market, yields dipped on Thursday as comments from New York Fed President William Dudley did not boost expectations that the U.S. central bank will raise rates next month.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 19- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began coalescing around revised bipartisan legislation to help address Puerto Rico's unpayable debt burden, which now threatens a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Puerto Rico has already defaulted on some of its roughly $70 billion in debt while trying to cope with a 45 percent poverty rate among its 3.5...

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.1 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, FOLLOWING 2 WEEKS OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS ATTRACT $10.7 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $4.9 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FUNDS HAVE TAKEN IN MONEY IN 15 OF 17 PRIOR WEEKS- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN JUAN, May 19- The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee early on Thursday released long-delayed revised legislation to address Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis, which is threatening to become a full-blown humanitarian disaster. Severe economic decline, an accumulation of operating deficits, lack of financial transparency and management...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday as markets rebounded from Wednesday's sell-off and priced down the odds of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase after evenhanded remarks from New York Fed President William Dudley. "The market was rallying even prior to Dudley and I don't think he said much new today but he seems to be tempering the...

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  • NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday as markets rebounded from Wednesday's sell-off and priced down the odds of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase after evenhanded remarks from New York Fed President William Dudley. "The market was rallying even prior to Dudley and I don't think he said much new today but he seems to be tempering the...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday as markets rebounded from Wednesday's selloff ahead of remarks by New York Fed President William Dudley that could reinforce the possibility of interest rates being raised at the next Fed policy meeting. "After such a strong move there are a lot of investors trying to get their bearings on where things go next,"...

  • BOSTON, May 19- The difference in yield between prime and government money market funds has widened by 6 basis points since January, according to data released on Wednesday, in a trend expected to accelerate as investors prepare for new rules being rolled out this autumn. Executives at big fund sponsors JPMorgan Chase& Co, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and others expect...

  • May 19- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday as investors digested the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates as early as next month. *Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer is expected to speak at a conference at 9:15 a.m. ET in New York, while New York Fed president William Dudley will speak at 10:30 a.m. ET. *Wall Street pared gains in...