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  • The bank also expects the dollar to strengthen against the yen, possibly towards 120 yen by the end of the year, from around 114 yen now, Katsunori Sago, the bank's CIO told Reuters in an interview.

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Thursday as a subdued liquidity-enhancing auction dented investor sentiment, with the market also continuing to feel pressure from the recent retreat by U.S. Yields rose as an auction by the finance ministry to sell 400 billion yen of off-the-run JGBs, intended to enhance market liquidity, drew tepid...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- The dollar pulled back on Thursday after rising to one-month highs in the wake of upbeat U.S. economic data, with demand for the greenback cooling as Treasury yields came off their peaks. It has since retreated to 100.92 in the Asia session on Thursday. It was last down 0.3 percent at 113.84 yen.

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Foreign investors in December sold safe-haven U.S. For the month, private investors sold $40.5 billion in Treasuries, while foreign official institutions, which include central banks, bought $18.6 billion. "This could have been post-elections, with the very large yield move that we saw in December," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- The Bank of Japan ovehauled its monetary policy framework in September, switching to targeting interest rates and the shape of the government bond yield curve from its previous policy of targeting base money. The BOJ's new policy has created problems for the central bank in its daily dealings with financial markets, as rising global yields muddle...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Benchmark U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month after gaining 0.3 percent in December. Data from the Commerce Department showed that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month as households bought electronics and a range of other goods.

  • TORONTO, Feb 15- Canada's main stock index rose for the seventh straight day on Wednesday to set a fresh record high, led by gains for its financial services group after strong economic data from both Canada and the United States. Data showed Canada's manufacturing sales jumped for the second month in a row in December and that U.S. inflation and retail sales...

  • US TREASURIES PARE PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.4950 PCT.

  • *Two-year yields highest since Dec. 28. NEW YORK, Feb 15- Benchmark U.S. The Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month after gaining 0.3 percent in December.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.51 PCT.

  • Feb 15- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a blast of economic data and a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen painted a largely upbeat picture of the economy. *Yellen said on Tuesday, before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, that delaying interest rate hikes would be unwise, but did not indicate when the Fed would raise rates.

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Japan's Nikkei share average rose near six-week highs touched earlier in the week on Wednesday, as shares of insurers soared after comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen boosted U.S. and global bond yields. The Nikkei gained 1 percent to 19,437.98, near Monday's intraday high of 19,519.44.

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks scaled 19- month peaks on Wednesday thanks to a record-setting night on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate hike next month, keeping the dollar in pole position near three-week highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.8 percent, rising to its highest...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Japanese government bonds mostly edged down on Wednesday, taking their cue from weaker U.S. Treasury yields jumped on Tuesday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said it would be unwise to wait too long to raise interest rates. The Bank of Japan offered on Wednesday to purchase 400 billion yen of one- to three-year JGBs, 420 billion yen of three- to five-year...

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Bob Shearer, who manages one of BlackRock Inc's largest funds, is planning to leave the world's biggest asset manager later this year, executives said in a memo on Tuesday. Shearer is a managing director and lead portfolio manager for the nearly $22 billion BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund, BlackRock's third-largest mutual fund and its biggest...

  • TORONTO, Feb 14- Canada's main stock index posted a fresh record high on Tuesday as higher oil prices and bond yields supported energy and financials, while auto suppliers benefited from U.S. Bond yields jumped after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would be unwise to wait too long to raise U.S. interest rates. "Canadian banks are getting a bit pricey," said...

  • *Yellen says Fed to raise interest rates at an upcoming meeting. *Dollar, Treasury yields, bank stocks gain. Feb 14- Major U.S. stock indexes established record highs on Tuesday, led by bank stocks after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would be unwise to wait too long to raise interest rates.

  • TORONTO, Feb 14- Canada's main stock index reached a record high on Tuesday as higher oil prices and bond yields supported energy and financials, while auto suppliers benefited from U.S. President Donald Trump's warm words for Canadian trade the day before. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 29.45 points, or 0.19...