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  • *Tumult in White House dents Fed rate hike bets. LONDON, May 17- The gap between U.S. and German government borrowing costs reached its narrowest in more than six months on Wednesday as a tumultuous week at the White House contrasted with a sense of improved political stability in Europe. Reports this week that Trump may have tried to interfere with a federal...

  • US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE GAINS, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 2.25 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE APRIL 21.

  • NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. The White House has been in turmoil since last week when Trump fired Comey and then discussed sensitive national security information during a meeting with Russian officials. "The more focus there is on the headlines, the less there is on the stuff that the market really cares about, which is fiscal stimulus, tax reform, regulatory reform, any of...

  • US 2- YEAR, 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELD CURVE FLATTENS TO 99.8 BASIS POINTS, FLATTEST SINCE MAY 3.

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO 2.278 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE APRIL 25.

  • May 17- U.S. stock index futures tumbled on Wednesday amid fears that a fresh controversy around President Donald Trump could derail his ambitious pro-growth agenda. *According to reports, Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, raising questions of whether obstruction of justice charges...

  • *Tumult in White House dents Fed rate hike bets. LONDON, May 17- The gap between U.S. and German government borrowing costs reached its narrowest in more than six months on Wednesday as a tumultuous week at the White House contrasted with a sense of improved political stability in Europe. "At the moment everyone is focusing on the political relief in Europe and the...

  • LONDON, May 17- The gap between U.S. and German government borrowing costs reached its narrowest in more than six months on Wednesday as a week of tumult at the White House contrasted with a sense of improved political stability in Europe. But reports this week that Donald Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation and discussed sensitive security...

  • *Traders in scramble to offload corporate bonds to BOJ. TOKYO, May 17- Yields are rising in Japan's tiny corporate bond market as traders pre-emptively brace for the Bank of Japan to stop being buyer of last resort, making this market a microcosm of wider fears over the end of Japan's four-year-long stimulus policy. Five year corporate bond yields have risen 10...

  • HONG KONG, May 17- In another step to open up China's capital markets, Hong Kong and Chinese regulators formally approved a long-awaited scheme to connect China's $9 trillion bond market with overseas investors. The so-called Bond Connect programme has been in the works since Beijing launched a similar scheme connecting Hong Kong and Shanghai stock markets...

  • TOKYO, May 17- Japanese government bond prices were steady on Wednesday, with cooling investor risk appetite and a debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan shoring up the market. Boding well for safe-havens such as JGBs, appetite for risk ebbed in the broader markets, with Japan's Nikkei pulling back from 17- month high as the yen strengthened against the...

  • NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters)- Puerto Rico is due to embark on a bankruptcy process on Wednesday that could take years to resolve, as investors scramble to get the highest recovery on their bonds. "The 25 percent may be what the Commonwealth identified as a available to cover debt service but it doesn't necessarily mean that will be the ultimate recovery," said Shaun...

  • HONG KONG, May 16- Hong Kong and Chinese regulators said on Tuesday they had formally approved a long-awaited scheme to connect China's $9 trillion bond market with overseas investors, another key step in the opening up of China's capital markets. Plans for a "Bond Connect" program have been in the works since Beijing launched a scheme allowing two-way trading...

  • TOKYO, May 17- U.S. share futures and the dollar slipped in early Asian trade on Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into his former security adviser. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei fell 0.6 percent. "Worries about European...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3587, or 73.60 U.S. cents. *Loonie touches its strongest since April 27 at C $1.3575. officials said President Donald Trump discussed intelligence about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at talks last Wednesday in the Oval Office.

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Puerto Rico is due to embark on a bankruptcy process on Wednesday that could take years to resolve, as investors scramble to get the highest recovery on their bonds. "The 25 percent may be what the Commonwealth identified as a available to cover debt service but it doesn't necessarily mean that will be the ultimate recovery," said Shaun Burgess,...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. Housing starts dropped 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. "People had been anticipating continued strength in the housing market even with rising rates, based on the momentum from 2016," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis,...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Fidelity Investments portfolio manager Adam Kutas, a frontier markets specialist since a trip to Hungary more than three decades ago, has scored big on shares of Olympic Industries, a Bangladeshi cookie maker, up some 620 percent since 2012 for his Frontier Emerging Markets Fund. Driehaus Capital's Frontier Markets Fund has reaped gains on BRAC...