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  • *OPEC cut output sharply in December. NEW YORK, Jan 17- Oil prices steadied on Thursday, boosted by a rebound in U.S. equities and news that OPEC sharply curtailed production in December, after earlier losses on fears about surging U.S. crude output and weakening global demand. "One thing we've seen in the past- and I think we'll see it again- is that when OPEC over the last...

  • *OPEC cut output sharply in December. Brent crude oil futures were down 14 cents to 61.19 a barrel by 2:04 p.m. EST. OPEC, however, said it cut oil output sharply in December before a new accord to limit supply took effect, suggesting that producers have made a strong start to averting a glut in 2019 as a slowing economy curbs demand.

  • VIENNA, Jan 17- Voestalpine blamed operating problems in the United States and provisions from a German cartel investigation for its second profit warning in four months, sending shares in the Austrian steelmaker 8 percent lower on Thursday. The group lowered its full-year guidance for earnings before interest and tax to 750 million euros, after having...

  • **VIENNA- Hungarian central bank Deputy Governor Marton Nagy, Czech National Bank board member Vojtech Benda and Polish central bank Vice President Anna Trzecinska to participate in a panel discussion about monetary policy at a Euromoney conference on central and eastern Europe.- 0900 GMT. **VIENNA- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny...

  • LONDON, Jan 15- British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave. After parliament voted 432-202 against her deal, the worst defeat in modern British history, opposition Labour...

  • *Le Pen wants to make EU vote a referendum on Macron. *Le Pen hopes vote will further redraw political map. Le Pen urged the tens of thousands of protesters who have staged weekly protests against President Emmanuel Macron since November to make the EU vote a referendum on his policies.

  • BERLIN, Jan 13- The U.S. ambassador to Germany has warned companies involved in the construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick to the project, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a "captive" of Moscow due to its reliance on Russian energy and urged it to...

  • *Austria, Netherlands, Germany auction bonds. LONDON, Jan 8- Anticipation of 35 billion euros of new government debt issuance this week kept upward pressure on euro zone bond yields on Tuesday, overshadowing more weak data from Germany and a decline in euro zone economic sentiment. Austria, Germany and the Netherlands held auctions on Tuesday.

  • *Austria sells 1.1 bln euros of bonds, Netherlands 1.55 bln euros, and German 400 mln euros. LONDON, Jan 8- Anticipation of some 35 billion euros of new government debt issuance this week and recovering risk sentiment kept upward pressure on bond yields on Tuesday, despite more weak data from Germany and a drop in euro zone economic sentiment. Austria, Germany and the...

  • LONDON, Jan 7- Most government bond yields in the euro area held above lows hit last week, in a sign that investors' worst fears about the global growth outlook have abated for now. In Germany, the euro zone's benchmark bond issuer, 10- year bond yields rose one basis point as trading wound down to 0.217 percent- holding above more than two-year lows close to 0.15...

  • Federal Reserve: Joint Interview "before the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association annual meeting- 1515 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "Long-Run Macroeconomic Performance: A Multi-Faceted Perspective" panel before the American Economic Association/Allied Social...

  • ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "Long-Run Macroeconomic Performance: A Multi-Faceted Perspective" panel before the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association annual meeting- 1515 GMT. **ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams participates in a session on "...

  • ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "Long-Run Macroeconomic Performance: A Multi-Faceted Perspective" panel before the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association annual meeting- 1515 GMT. **ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams participates in a session on "...

  • ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "Long-Run Macroeconomic Performance: A Multi-Faceted Perspective" panel before the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association annual meeting- 1515 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "The Future of...

  • ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "Long-Run Macroeconomic Performance: A Multi-Faceted Perspective" panel before the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association annual meeting- 1515 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "The Future of...

  • ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "Long-Run Macroeconomic Performance: A Multi-Faceted Perspective" panel before the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association annual meeting- 1515 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "The Future of...

  • *Italy yields drop after strong CTZ auction. LONDON, Dec 27- Euro zone borrowing costs dropped across the board on Thursday, as an early boost to stock markets lost steam entirely as the session wore on, sending investors back towards the safety of government debt. On Thursday, Germany's 10- year borrowing costs dropped to 0.22 percent at one stage before settling...

  • *Wall Street futures point to U.S. stock losses. *Italy 10- yr yield up 3 bps on day, 16 bps off recent lows. LONDON, Dec 27- Euro zone borrowing costs dropped across the board on Thursday, as an early boost to stock markets lost steam entirely as the session wore on, sending investors back towards the safety of government debt.

  • LONDON, Dec 27- Oil prices fell on Thursday after rebounding 8 percent in the previous session, as worries over a glut in crude supply and concerns over a faltering global economy pressured prices even as a stock market rally offered support. Brent crude oil dropped $1.67 a barrel, or 3.1 percent, to a low of $52.80 before recovering to around $53.45 by 1205 GMT.

  • LONDON, Dec 27- Oil prices fell on Thursday after rebounding 8 percent in the previous session, as worries over a glut in crude supply and concerns over a faltering global economy pressured prices even as a stock market rally offered support. Brent crude oil fell $1.67 a barrel, or 3.1 percent, to a low of $52.80 before recovering to around $53.30 by 1010 GMT.