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  • NEW YORK, March 5- The energy sector is the stock market's dud so far in 2017 after a banner performance in 2016, and the rest of the year may also be rocky for investors due to the unclear path for crude oil prices. But they have pared gains this year as a Nov. 30 agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut production has so far failed to...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- The energy sector is the stock market's dud so far in 2017 after a banner performance in 2016, and the rest of the year may also be rocky for investors due to the unclear path for crude oil prices. But they have pared gains this year as a Nov. 30 agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut production has so far failed to...

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

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

  • NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. Yellen's remarks at the Executives' Club of Chicago signaled to many market participants that the Fed was ready to pull the trigger on an interest rate increase this month. "It sounds like all the ducks are in a row now," said Mike Collins, senior portfolio manager at PGIM Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.

  • LONDON, March 3- Ultra-low bond yields are an "overrated" indicator of weak growth and inflation in the future, the BIS said on Friday, warning that central banks should think carefully before easing policy in such an environment in case they're driven even lower. But Hyun Song Shin, head of research at the Bank for International Settlements, reckons depressed...

  • LOW BOND YIELDS AN' OVERRATED' SIGNAL OF FUTURE GROWTH, INFLATION- BIS.

  • Selling picked up marginally after the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index hit its highest level since October 2015, and comments from regional Fed presidents Charles Evans and Jeffrey Lacker that suggested a March rate hike was being strongly considered. Three more members of the U.S. central bank will give...

  • Five members of the U.S. central bank are set to give public remarks during the day, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen who will speak at the Executives' Club of Chicago at 1 p.m.. Fed funds futures prices show traders see a 77 percent chance of a rate rise this month, according to CME Group's Fed Watch tool. New York Fed President William Dudley and San Francisco Fed...

  • The estimate, from fixed income strategists at Germany's biggest bank, highlights growing unease among investors about political risks facing the euro zone, including strong polling for anti-euro French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Based on an assumption that any redenomination of German debt would be into Deutsche marks, the currency used in...

  • March 3- U.S. stock index futures were down for the second straight day since January on Friday, ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech, which is expected to give further clarity on the possibility of an interest rate hike later this month. *Yellen is set to speak at 1:00 p.m. ET at the Executives Club of Chicago. *Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, who...

  • SHANGHAI, March 3- Hong Kong's benchmark share index closed at a one-month low on Friday, pulled down by profit-taking pressure as investors fretted that anticipated higher U.S. interest rates will raise borrowing costs. Investors also kept in view China's annual parliament meeting that kicks off on Sunday, which is widely expected to send more signals of...

  • TOKYO, March 3- Japanese Government Bond prices were steady to slightly firmer on Friday as the Bank of Japan's bond purchase operation underscored limited selling interest from market players. The BOJ reduced its buying in 25 to 40 year JGBs to 100 billion yen on Friday, 20 billion yen less than its previous operations, but traders say such a reduction was in line...

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

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

  • NEW YORK, March 2- Investors piled into riskier assets again in the latest week, pouring cash into U.S.-based funds invested in stocks and bonds girded against inflation, Lipper data showed on Thursday. U.S.-based funds invested in stocks pulled in $7.3 billion during the week ended March 1, a fifth straight week of inflows, while taxable bond funds attracted...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- U.S. two-year Treasury yields hit their highest in more than 7-1/ 2 years on Thursday, while other U.S. yields hit multi-week or multi-month highs on increasing expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its March meeting. Fed funds futures on Thursday implied traders saw a 77.5 percent probability of a Fed rate increase...

  • By Dhara Ranasinghe and John Geddie. LONDON, March 2- Germany's benchmark 10- year bond yield rose to its highest level in just over a week on Thursday after inflation in the bloc hit 2 percent for the first time in four years last month, shooting past the European Central Bank's inflation target. With the exception of France, bond yields across the euro area edged...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- U.S. two-year Treasury yields hit their highest in more than 7-1/ 2 years on Thursday, while other U.S. yields hit multi-week or multi-month highs on increasing expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its March meeting. Fed funds futures on Thursday implied traders saw a 77.5 percent probability of a Fed rate increase...

  • March 2- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors took a breather after sending Wall Street to its best day since the November presidential elections on renewed optimism about the economy. *Wall Street's main indexes rallied on Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average sailed past the 21,000 mark, boosted by President Donald...