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  • March 30- U.S. stock futures pared losses, setting up Wall Street to open little changed on Thursday as the upwardly revised fourth-quarter GDP growth rate underscored strength in the domestic economy. Gross domestic product increased 2.1 percent, compared with the previously reported 1.9 percent, the Commerce Department said. Investors have been assessing...

  • LONDON, March 30- The euro dipped and bond yields hit multi-week lows on Thursday as easing inflation in Spain and Germany led investors to row back further on expectations of when the European Central Bank might tighten monetary policy. The single currency dipped 0.3 percent against the dollar and the yield on Germany's 10- year government bond, the benchmark...

  • *Spain, German inflation data push most yields down. LONDON, March 30- Borrowing costs in benchmark euro zone bond issuer Germany fell to three-week lows on Thursday, as softer-than-expected German inflation numbers helped dampen speculation that an unwinding of ECB stimulus could come sooner rather than later. "The German inflation data is a reminder that...

  • LONDON, March 30- The euro dipped and bond yields hit multi-week lows on Thursday as easing inflation in Spain and Germany led investors to row back further on expectations of when the European Central Bank might tighten monetary policy. The single currency dipped 0.3 percent against the dollar and the yield on Germany's 10- year government bond, the benchmark...

  • March 30- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited key economic data, including a final reading on fourth-quarter GDP numbers, and speeches by a host of Federal Reserve officials. *Investors have been assessing what the Republicans' failure to pass a healthcare bill means for tax reform and the rest of President Donald...

  • *Spain, German state inflation data push most yields down. LONDON, March 30- Borrowing costs in Germany, the euro zone's benchmark bond issuer, fell to three-week lows on Thursday as soft state inflation numbers helped dampen speculation that an unwinding of ECB stimulus could come sooner rather than later. Bond yields across the bloc fell sharply on Wednesday...

  • LONDON, March 30- The euro dipped and bond yields hit multi-week lows on Thursday as easing inflation in Spain and Germany led investors to row back further on expectations of when the European Central Bank might tighten monetary policy. The single currency dipped 0.3 percent against the dollar and the yield on Germany's 10- year government bond, the benchmark...

  • *Spain, Saxony inflation data pushes yields lower. LONDON, March 30- Most euro zone bond yields fell to multi-week lows on Thursday, as softer-than-expected inflation data from Spain and the German state of Saxony helped dampen speculation that an eventual unwinding of ECB stimulus could come sooner rather than later. "We we've had a weak inflation print from...

  • *Italy seen missing privatisation target for second year. *Analysts say Italy bond yields may surge without ECB support. ROME, March 29- Italy's commitment to selling off public assets is petering out as politicians look ahead to elections early next year, making it harder to cut the country's huge public debt and leaving it vulnerable to any rise in interest...

  • *Italy seen missing privatization target for second year. *Analysts say Italy bond yields may surge without ECB support. ROME, March 29- Italy's commitment to selling off public assets is petering out as politicians look ahead to elections early next year, making it harder to cut the country's huge public debt and leaving it vulnerable to any rise in interest...

  • TOKYO, March 30- Japanese government bond prices were weaker on Thursday as the longer-dated maturities came under profit taking following large gains, but the market came off lows after an auction of two-year debt attracted sufficient investor demand. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, at Thursday's 2.2 trillion yen two-year auction remained at a...

  • March 30- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 30- Mar Italy Medium-Long Term auction 30- Mar Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Apr...

  • March 30- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 30- Mar Italy Medium-Long Term auction 30- Mar Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Apr...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- U.S. After the legislative debacle last Friday when President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans withdrew their own healthcare bill, investors worried about other reforms on his economic agenda that could get waylaid as well, such as taxes. "The ongoing political uncertainty and the whole Trump agenda have led people to doubt about what would...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- U.S. After the legislative debacle last Friday when President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans withdrew their own healthcare bill, investors worried about other reforms on his economic agenda that could get waylaid as well, such as taxes. "The ongoing political uncertainty and the whole Trump agenda have led people to doubt about what would...

  • ABUJA/ LAGOS, March 29- Nigeria raised $500 million by issuing a 15- year Eurobond on Wednesday with a yield of 7.5 percent, the finance ministry said, helping it plug a huge budget deficit in Africa's largest economy. The money from the new bond, which follows an oversubscribed $1 billion Eurobond issue last month, will help fund infrastructure development work...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- Investors hesitated to take more risk in the U.S. stock market, finding cover in bonds and outside their home market during the latest week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. U.S.-based bond funds absorbed $13.2 billion, the most cash since June 2015 in a 13th straight week of inflows, during the week ended March 22, the trade...

  • ABUJA/ LAGOS, March 29- Nigeria's national assembly has approved a $500 million Eurobond sale, the finance minister said on Wednesday, an attempt to plug the yawning budget deficit. The government, which plans to increase public spending by almost 20 percent this year with a deficit of 2.36 trillion naira, sought the go-ahead for a new issue after raising an...

  • LONDON, March 29- British government bonds rallied to their highest in almost a month on Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May formally started two years of talks to leave the European Union, Demand was boosted by end-of-quarter buying across major markets as well as by market uncertainty about Brexit. "There are lots of flows attributable to the quarter end,...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- U.S. After the legislative debacle last Friday when President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans withdrew their own healthcare bill, investors worried about other reforms on his economic agenda that could get waylaid as well, such as taxes. Tom Simons, money market economist at Jefferies& Co in New York said politics remains a major driver in...