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Investing Securities

  • *Fed expected to hike interest rates on Wednesday. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. Interest rates futures implied traders saw a 95.2 percent chance the Fed would announce it was raising rates by a quarter percentage point at the end of its two-day policy meeting, CME Group's FedWatch program showed.

  • LONDON, March 13- Euro zone government bond yields edged off multi-week highs on Monday as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi remained tight-lipped on policy details after he signalled last week that the urgency for further action was waning. Monday began with a calmer tone, with investors reluctant to dump safe-haven debt ahead of Wednesday's...

  • US 10-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGH OF 2.60 PERCENT.

  • *Total EM bond issuance YTD at $138 bln, TR data shows. LONDON, March 13- Turkish banks, a Ukrainian sunflower oil firm and crisis-mired countries such as Nigeria and Egypt have all stampeded to raise money on dollar bond markets this year, trying to get ahead of Fed rate increases and strike while the market is hot. It's both a carrot and stick the carrot being that the...

  • LONDON, March 13- Euro zone government bond yields retreated from multi-week highs on Monday as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi remained tight-lipped on policy details after he signaled last week that the urgency for further action was waning. Monday began with a calmer tone, with investors reluctant to dump safe-haven debt ahead of Wednesday's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- As many U.S. government agencies are girding for possible steep cuts in their annual budgets, the top U.S. derivatives regulator on Monday signaled he was optimistic about the possibility of keeping his agency's budget flat. "I'm optimistic by nature," Acting Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Chris Giancarlo told Reuters on...

  • *Dollar recovers slightly after falls last week. NEW YORK, March 13- The dollar edged higher from two-week lows on Monday, recovering after Friday's bout of profit-taking following a robust U.S. jobs report, as investors looked to this week's Federal Reserve's policy meeting in which it is expected to raise rates by a quarter percentage point.

  • *Romania rejects all bids at government bond auction. BUDAPEST, March 13- Central Europe's main currencies traded near multi-month lows on Monday after monetary policy expectations turned more hawkish both in the United States and the euro zone last week. Concerns that "local central banks, especially in Hungary, Poland and Romania, would underestimate...

  • *Fed expected to hike interest rates on Wednesday. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. Interest rates futures implied traders saw an 88.6 percent chance the Fed would announce it was increasing rates by a quarter percentage point at the end of its two-day policy meeting, CME Group's FedWatch program showed.

  • LONDON, March 13- Hedge funds and other money managers had barely started liquidating their record bullish position in crude oil futures and options before prices tumbled on March 8. Hedge funds still held a net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts amounting to 874 million barrels at the close of business on March 7.

  • LONDON, March 13- Oil prices, down for a fifth straight day on Monday, were an outlier in a relatively calm start to an event-packed week for global markets as investors braced for a potential interest rate hike in the United States, a Dutch election and the first G20 finance ministers' meeting of the Trump era. Strong U.S. employment data and talk that European...

  • *Mobileye jumps on $15.3 bln Intel deal. March 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a subdued open on Wall Street as investors bided time ahead of an all-but-certain interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "Right now the markets appears to be in a wait-and-see phase ahead of the Fed decision," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. household wealth has hit record levels. When Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds her first press conference of 2017 on Wednesday she can arguably declare a victory of sorts with an expected interest rate rise that will leave monetary policy looking increasingly normal. "You don't need any intrigue or fundamental shifts in beliefs about the...

  • LONDON, March 13- Euro zone government bond yields retreated from multi-week highs on Monday as investors looked to a speech by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for more policy details after he signalled last week that the urgency for further action was waning. Monday began with a calmer tone, with investors reluctant to dump safe-haven debt ahead of...

  • March 13- A group holding more than $10 billion of Puerto Rican debt wants the islands federally appointed financial oversight board to postpone a Wednesday deadline to approve a fiscal turnaround plan for Puerto Rico, saying the U.S. territorys creditors should have input on the plan. An extension would... allow Puerto Rico and the oversight board to work with...

  • Moody's said the U.S. will retain the agency's top-notch debt rating as long as it meets its interest payments even if the government's borrowing cap is reinstated.

  • LONDON, March 13- An event-packed week for global markets got underway on Monday with stocks steady and the dollar recovering from a three-day fall as investors braced for a potential interest rate hike in the United States, a Dutch election and the first G20 finance ministers' meeting of the Trump era. Strong U.S. employment data and talk that European Central...

  • TOKYO, March 13- Benchmark Japanese government bonds edged down slightly on Monday as investors cautiously awaited this week's U.S. and Japanese central bank meetings. The Bank of Japan, in its asset buying operations on Monday, offered to buy 450 billion yen of JGBs maturing in five to 10 years, and 70 billion yen of JGBs maturing in up to one year.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. household wealth has hit record levels. When Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds her first press conference of 2017 on Wednesday she can arguably declare a victory of sorts with an expected interest rate rise that will leave monetary policy looking increasingly normal. "You don't need any intrigue or fundamental shifts in beliefs about the...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- Moody's Investors Services said on Monday the United States will retain the rating agency's top-notch debt rating as long as it meets its interest payments even if the government's borrowing cap is reinstated on Thursday. Back in November 2015, federal lawmakers suspended the federal debt ceiling, which would be about $19.9 trillion, if they...