DIARY-U.S. Treasuries, Thursday, Oct. 11


Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner participates in conversation on the global economy with Zanny Minton-Beddoes at a conference sponsored by the Institute for International Finance conference, Tokyo, midnight (0400 GMT)

Treasury Department announces sales of 3- and 6-month bills, 52-week bills and 30-year Treasury inflation-protected securities, 11 a.m. (1500 GMT)

Treasury Department sells 30-year bonds, 1 p.m. (1700 GMT)


Federal Reserve Board Governor Yellen participates in Institute of International Finance special session: "Japan in the Global Economy," Tokyo, 3:30 a.m. (0730 GMT)

Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy Stein speaks on "Evaluating Large-Scale Asset Purchases" before the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., 10 a.m. (1400 GMT)

Federal Reserve Board Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin participates in panel, "Why Has Growth Become So Inequitable, And What To Do About It?" before the 2012 Women's Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France, 11:15 a.m. (1515 GMT)

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the 2012 Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce Fall Luncheon in Avondale, Pennsylvania, 12:30 p.m. (1630 GMT)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard holds media availability during the Annual Fall Research Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 3:45 p.m. (1945 GMT)

Fed releases weekly money stock, liquid assets and debt measures and the weekly report on factors affecting reserves of depository institutions and the condition statement of the Federal Reserve banks, 4:30 p.m. (2030 GMT)


Labor Department releases first-time claims for jobless benefits for the week ended Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT) Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a total of 370,000 new filings compared with 367,000 in the prior week.

Commerce Department releases August International Trade, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT). Economists in a Reuters poll expect an August trade deficit of $44.0 billion versus a deficit of $42.0 billion in July.

Labor Department releases import-export prices for September, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT). Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a 0.7 percent rise in imports and a 0.4 percent increase in export prices. In August, import prices rose 0.7 percent and export prices were up 0.9 percent.

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