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  • *French 10- year yield spread to Germany edges higher. LONDON, March 15- Euro zone government bond yields dipped on Wednesday as caution over the Dutch parliamentary election prevailed over expectations the U.S. The Dutch election is seen as a test of anti-establishment and anti-EU sentiment in the single currency bloc ahead of votes later this year in France...

  • LONDON, March 15- A dollar pullback ahead of an all-but-certain U.S. interest rate rise allowed emerging equities and currencies to post modest gains on Wednesday, while the Indian rupee outperformed for the second day, racing to new 16- month highs. "The main question is really regarding the rhetoric.... the market is pricing in something like 2.5 to 3 rate hikes this...

  • *France's 10- year govt bond yield spread to Germany edges higher. The Dutch parliamentary elections are seen as a test of anti-establishment and anti-EU sentiment in the single currency bloc ahead of votes later this year in France and Germany, the two biggest economies in the euro zone. "The repercussions for France are the key aspect of this election, and if we...

  • TOKYO, March 15- Japanese government bond prices inched down on Wednesday as the debt market braced for upcoming central bank meetings, although sagging equities and a regular debt purchasing operation by the Bank of Japan helped limit the losses. The two-year and 10- year JGB yields both rose half a basis point to minus 0.255 percent and 0.090 percent,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- President Donald Trump plans to nominate J. Christopher Giancarlo to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the regulator tasked with policing the massive over-the-counter derivatives market, the White House said on Tuesday. The nomination comes just one day before Giancarlo is expected to give a major policy address at the...

  • TOKYO, March 15- Toshiba Corp tumbled in early trade on Wednesday after the Tokyo Stock Exchange put its shares under supervision to see if it meets delisting criteria. Toshiba nosedived as much as 7.6 percent to 199.5 yen. The company said on Tuesday that it is considering a sale and other strategic options for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse as it expanded a probe...

  • *Oil decline pushes 30- and 10- year yields lower. NEW YORK, March 14- U.S. long-dated and benchmark Treasury yields edged lower on Tuesday after a drop in oil prices was viewed as a deflationary sign, but the drop in yields was limited as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy statement on Wednesday. Oil prices slid to three-month lows after OPEC reported a...

  • *Traders square positions ahead of expected Wed. NEW YORK, March 14- U.S. Interest rates futures implied traders saw a 95.2 percent chance the Fed would announce it was raising rates by a quarter percentage-point at the end of its two-day policy meeting, CME Group's FedWatch program showed.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement...

  • *Wall Street seen following U.S. shares lower. Wall Street looked set to follow Europe lower, index futures showed, having traded in a very tight range on Monday with eyes on the Fed. While the Fed meeting is the focus for markets this week, investors also have to assess the impact of central bank meetings in Britain and Japan, a gathering of G20 finance chiefs, U.S.

  • LONDON, March 14- The dollar rose before the start on Tuesday of a Federal Reserve policy meeting expected to raise U.S. interest rates while euro zone government bond yields headed higher as investor nerves over an election in the Netherlands appeared to ease slightly. Sterling hit an eight-week low against the dollar after the British government won...

  • MSCI's broad emerging equities index rose 0.3 percent with Russia and Korea among the outperformers, the latter closing up 0.8 percent at a more than 20- month high. "It is at the fastest pace in nearly three years, driven chiefly by Brazil, Russia and China." "supports our view that the Reserve Bank of India will have to reverse course and begin hiking interest rates...

  • TOKYO, March 14- Benchmark Japanese government bonds edged higher on Tuesday after decent demand at an auction of 20- year JGBs, with trading stuck in narrow ranges ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting this week. The Ministry of Finance offered 1.1 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs with a 0.7 percent coupon, and 32.8473 percent of bids were accepted at the lowest...

  • TOKYO, March 14- The Bank of Japan's next move will be to start phasing out its ultra-easy monetary policy, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters in a dramatic turnaround of expectations from just two months ago. Views have changed amid growing expectations for inflation in Japan, a rosier outlook on the global economy and more stable oil prices.

  • TOKYO, March 14- The dollar inched up against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as U.S. The euro pulled back from one-month highs after dovish-sounding comments from European Central Bank officials tempered its recent surge. "The latest rise in Treasury yields is underpinning the dollar, but it is a wait-and-see mood that is mostly prevailing in the market ahead...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement...

  • LONDON, March 13- Hedge funds and other money managers had barely started liquidating their record bullish position in crude oil futures and options before prices tumbled on March 8. Hedge funds still held a net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts amounting to 874 million barrels at the close of business on March 7.

  • TOKYO, March 14- The dollar inched up against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as U.S. The euro pulled back from multi-week highs after dovish-sounding comments from European Central Bank officials tempered its recent surge. "The latest rise in Treasury yields is underpinning the dollar, but it is a wait-and-see mood that is mostly prevailing in the market...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, the nonpartisan U.S. The CBO report, which also dealt a potential setback to President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, forecast that 24 million more people...

  • The plan, a cornerstone of the federal Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA, will serve as the baseline for looming restructuring talks with holders of some $70 billion in debt that has pushed the U.S. territory to the brink of economic collapse. The latest version rolled back those numbers, boosting the island's 10- year projected funding gap to $67 billion...