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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- The U.S. bond market held up against a $258 billion deluge of Treasury debt supply, the second largest weekly amount ever, as the government sought to raise more cash to fund an expected jump in its budget deficit. The Treasury Department paid the highest interest rates in more than nine years to dealers and investors to buy its short-term debt.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. Direct bidders, which includes large sovereign buyers including China and Japan as well as some large asset managers, took the largest share of the auction since September. "It was a little bit below market prices for where it went off and the bid cover was a bit light, but the direct bidders were stronger than average," said Lou Brien, a market...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 22- Ireland's aircraft leasing company Avolon has added an extra layer of protection for bondholders in a bid to dispel concerns about the risk of it being stripped for cash by China's HNA Group, ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday. Avolon is fully owned by Bohai Capital, which is 52- percent owned by HNA Group. By amending its guarantee structure,...

  • US SEVEN-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS STEADY AT 2.83 PCT AFTER AUCTION.

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Euro zone government bond yields dipped on Thursday after a survey showed German business confidence fell in February, offsetting an earlier rise in yields after the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting revived fears of inflation. German business confidence fell more than expected in February but remained high, a survey showed on...

  • *Treasury to sell $29 bln seven-year notes. NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. Thursdays $29 billion seven-year note sale is $1 billion higher than last month.

  • Feb 22- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday as bond yields eased off four-year highs, with traders taking stock of the Federal Reserve's views on inflation. But comments from St Louis Fed President James Bullard appeared to ease some of those concerns. That's what has given the market a reason to see a little bit of a positive futures, "said Robert Pavlik,...

  • EDINBURGH, Feb 22- Britain's Serco has called for more transparency from the government over the award of public contracts to protect companies after rival Carillion went bust, saying the market should not be a "Wild West." Serco Chief Executive Rupert Soames said both sides shared the blame for the current problems and called for the public contracting system...

  • Feb 22- US stock futures were little changed on Thursday, as the prospects of further interest rate increases this year kept investors on the edge. By 7:19 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis had gained 22 points, S&P 500 e-minis rose 8 points and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 11.5 points. St Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC on Thursday that central bankers need to be...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Euro zone government bond yields dropped on Thursday after a survey showed German business confidence fell in February, offsetting an earlier rise in yields after the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting revived fears of inflation. German business confidence fell more than expected in February but remained high, a survey showed on...

  • WARSAW, Feb 22- Poland will offer bonds worth 800 million zlotys at a top-up tender on Thursday, the finance ministry said in a statement. The offer includes 50 million zlotys in papers due July 2020, 250 million zlotys in bonds due January 2023, 400 million zlotys in bonds due May 2024 and 100 million zlotys in bonds due April 2028. Poland sold bonds worth 4.0 billion...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Britain's economy was weaker than previously thought in 2017, official data showed on Thursday, leaving the country lagging further behind the global recovery as it prepares to leave the European Union. The downgrade of the full-year and fourth-quarter growth rates also raised questions about the strength of the economy as the Bank of England...

  • *IMF cheers Serbia efforts as programme ends. *Turkey's lira sags as Syria conflict rumbles. LONDON, Feb 22- The Korean won, Indonesian rupiah and South African rand led a swathe of emerging market currencies lower on Thursday, as a stronger dollar courtesy of the highest U.S.

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Euro zone government bond yields dropped on Thursday after a survey showed German business confidence fell in February, offsetting an earlier rise in yields after the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting revived fears of inflation. German business confidence fell more than expected in February but remained high, a survey showed on...

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets generally declined Thursday, tracking Wall Street's fall after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields. Britain's FTSE 100 slid 1 percent to 7,205.21 and Germany's DAX lost 0.5 percent to 12,384.33. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index sank 1.1 percent to close at 21,736.44 and...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Prices of long-term Japanese government bonds edged higher, pushing the 40- year JGB yield down to the lowest in more than a year on Thursday, after an auction of 20- year bonds attracted solid demand. The 40- year JGB yield slipped to as low as 0.900 percent, its lowest level since January 2017. The 30- year JGB yield touched a low of 0.770 percent, its...

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan swing lower, Nikkei retreats. SYDNEY, Feb 22- Asian shares slipped on Thursday as the risk of faster hikes in U.S interest rates lifted short-term Treasury yields to the highest in almost a decade and boosted the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.35 percent in early trade, while E-Mini futures for the...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 22- Feb United States Sale of 7- year notes 22- Feb Japan 3- month discount bill auction 22- Feb Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Feb United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2036 23- Feb Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 26- Feb Italy Bills auction 27- Feb Japan Auction of 2- year government...

  • FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch at the European Banking Federation's executive committee meeting in Frankfurt am Main, Germany 0930 GMT. "before the 26th International Financial Symposium organized by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs- 0515 GMT VANCOUVER, Canada- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- Investors showed fair demand for the $35 billion of five-year notes auctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday, part of a bumper sales week as the government boosts issuance to help fund President Donald Trump's tax overhaul and a two-year budget deal. Treasuries have been very quiet today so the auction came in on the screws, "said...