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  • NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. Housing starts dropped 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units in May, the Commerce Department said on Friday. The data also reinforced traders' doubts, analysts said, that the Fed would be able to hike again later this year, as the central bank projected Wednesday, when it raised interest rates for the second time...

  • ROME, June 16- The Italian government is considering intervening to prevent struggling lender Veneto Banca from having to repay 86 million euros of subordinated bonds due to mature next week, a source said on Friday. Talks between the government and the European Commission have dragged on for months because Brussels wants private investors to contribute...

  • *Lenders unlock 8.5 bln euros of loans for Greece. *May pave way for Greece to join ECB QE scheme. LONDON, June 16- Greece's short-dated government bond yields fell to their lowest since 2014 on Friday after euro zone governments threw Athens a credit lifeline worth 8.5 billion euros and sketched out new details on possible debt relief.

  • ROME, June 16- The Italian government is considering intervening to prevent troubled lender Veneto Banca from having to repay 86 million euros worth of subordinated bonds due to mature next week, a source said on Friday. Talks between the government and the European Commission, which must approve state aid, have dragged on for months as Brussels demands an...

  • *Lenders unlock 8.5 bln euros of loans for Greece. *May pave way for Greece to join ECB QE scheme. LONDON, June 16- Greece's short-dated government bond yields fell to their lowest since 2014 on Friday after euro zone governments threw Athens a credit lifeline worth 8.5 billion euros and sketched out new details on possible debt relief.

  • ROME, June 16- The Italian government is considering intervening to prevent troubled lender Veneto Banca from having to repay 86 million euros worth of subordinated bonds due to mature next week, a source said on Friday. The cabinet will discuss the matter later on Friday, the source added. If Veneto Banca were to honor the repayment, it could anger other...

  • *Lenders unlock 8.5 bln euros of loans for Greece. *May pave way for Greece to join ECB QE scheme. The spotlight moved back to the euro zone, following a late deal on Thursday that lets indebted Greece avoid a default on bailout repayments due next month.

  • TOKYO, June 16- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and upgraded its assessment of private consumption and overseas growth, signaling its confidence that an export-driven economic recovery was broadening and gaining momentum. Following are comments from BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda at his post-meeting news conference:.

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japanese government bond prices on Friday pared most of their early losses after the Bank of Japan refrained from making significant changes to its policy statement. The central bank's policy statement stated that the pace of increase in its JGB holding will be about 80 trillion yen a year, even though the bank's actual pace has been falling...

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • NEW YORK, June 15- Investors raced into U.S.-based, stock exchange-traded funds this past week despite market jitters, delivering the most cash to those funds since late last year, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Stock ETFs listed in the United States attracted $17.7 billion during the week ended June 14, according to the research service, while their mutual fund...

  • *Creditors agree Greece has pushed through reforms. LUXEMBOURG, June 15- Euro zone governments threw Greece another 11th- hour credit lifeline on Thursday worth $9.5 billion and sketched new detail on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation. The 8.5 billion euros of loans from the euro zone's 18 other states,...

  • *Creditors agree Greece has pushed through reforms. LUXEMBOURG, June 15- Euro zone lenders agreed on Thursday to lend 8.5 billion euros to Greece, pulling the country from the brink of default, and gave some details on possible debt relief in 2018 as the International Monetary Fund agreed to join the bailout. The decision was taken at a meeting of euro zone finance...

  • Treasuries for the third straight month in April to its highest in six months but still ranked behind Japan, which remained the United States' biggest creditor, U.S. Treasury Department data showed on Thursday. China's holding of U.S. government debt grew to $1.092 trillion in April from $1.088 trillion in March. Japan's stake in Treasuries slipped to $1.107...

  • NEW YORK, June 15- Most U.S. Treasury yields edged higher on Thursday after stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data and as traders weighed hawkish Federal Reserve and Bank of England signals, but remained depressed as they did not fully reverse their biggest plunge in a month Wednesday. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a...

  • NEW YORK, June 15- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 237,000 for the week ended June 10, the Labor Department said on Thursday. In addition, June readings of the New York Fed's Empire State business conditions index and the Philadelphia Fed business conditions index both beat economists' expectations.

  • *Greece aid on the line as Eurogroup meets. LONDON, June 15- The prospect of tighter monetary policy in the United States and Britain despite uncertainties over their economic health reverberated across euro zone bond markets on Thursday, sending short-dated German yields to their highest since January. Three of its policymakers backed a hike even though the...

  • *Spain, France auctions add to upward pressure on yields. *Greece aid on the line as Eurogroup meets on Thursday. LONDON, June 15- The prospect of tighter monetary policy in the United States and Britain despite ongoing uncertainties over their economic health reverberated across euro zone bond markets on Thursday, with yields accelerating away from multi-week...

  • June 15- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, pulled lower by technology stocks, while investors fretted about the Federal Reserve's outlook on monetary policy amid weak economic data. *Apart from raising interest rates and forecasting one more hike for 2017 on Wednesday, the Fed laid out its first clear outline to start trimming its $4.2 trillion balance...