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  • *Euro zone markets little changed after UK election shock. Across the euro zone, safe-haven bond yields were pinned near multi-month lows after Thursday's snap election in Britain left the ruling Conservative party without a majority in parliament just as talks to exit the European Union loom. The head of the country's ruling Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi,...

  • SHANGHAI, June 9- Around two dozen mainly small listed Chinese companies have taken the unusual step of urging their employees to buy shares in a bid to prop up stock prices and help fend off collateral calls on stock-backed loans. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange- where all but one of the companies are listed- has taken notice, and has issued guidelines requiring...

  • LONDON, June 9- Global bond funds attracted their biggest inflows in more than two years, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, as a the UK election and a Gulf political crisis sparked a dash for safe-haven assets. Investors shovelled $16 billion into bonds in the week to Wednesday, with investment grade bond funds attracting $9.6 billion and high yield...

  • *Euro zone markets little changed after UK election shock. Across the euro zone, safe-haven bond yields were pinned near multi-month lows after Thursday's snap election in Britain left the ruling Conservative party without a majority in parliament just as talks to exit the European Union loom. The head of the country's ruling Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi,...

  • LONDON, June 9- Political uncertainty in Britain following a shock election result should benefit British gilts and is likely to keep sterling under pressure, Franklin Templeton's head of European fixed income David Zahn said on Friday. "The election raises the premise that the negotiations for Brexit will not go well and we have some unknowns as far as the...

  • LONDON, June 9- Euro zone government bond yields dipped on Friday as Britain's ruling party lost its majority in parliament just days before talks on the country's exit from the European Union are due to start, triggering support for safe-haven assets. German Bund yields were pinned near six-week lows, having already tumbled in recent weeks on the possibility...

  • TOKYO, June 9- Japanese government bonds gained on Friday, with yields taking cue from U.S. Treasuries and pulling away from the previous session's multi-month highs. Investors' main focus remained squarely on overseas events, as British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in a general election and cast the...

  • 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 8- Prices on U.S. 10- year Treasury futures rose on Thursday in after-hour trading after an exit poll showed the ruling Conservative Party would fail to secure a parliamentary majority in Britain's election. This stoked concerns about the path of the U.K. government to negotiate its exit from the European Union, spurring safe-haven bids for U.S....

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE YIELD BRIEFLY FALLS AFTER RESULTS OF EXIT POLLS OF UK SNAP ELECTION.

  • President Donald Trump on May 9, testified before a Senate committee on Thursday that he was disturbed by Trump's bid to get him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Senate was investigating whether the Trump campaign team conspired with Russia to influence the U.S. presidential election last year. Tom di Galoma, managing...

  • CHICAGO, June 8- Illinois general obligation bond prices plummeted and yields soared in the U.S. municipal market on Thursday, a day after a federal judge ordered the cash-strapped state to find more money to pay Medicaid providers. Late on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow said Illinois' action to make only minimal payments to healthcare...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- U.S. In the United States, former FBI director James Comey was testifying before a Senate committee on Thursday and said he was disturbed by President Donald Trump's bid to get him to drop a probe into the former national security adviser. "At the end of the day, former FBI Director Comey hasn't really revealed anything new, in my view, so bond prices are...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- The acting chair of the U.S. derivatives regulator said on Thursday he is concerned about how swaps will be cleared after "Brexit" is complete because of the possibility of the European Union deciding to prohibit off-shore clearing of swaps denominated in euros could hurt global financial markets. But he said that if the European Union...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- A small trading exchange on Thursday filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase& Co and nine other banks of conspiring to shut it out of the $9.9 trillion credit default swap market. Tera Group Inc accused the banks of coordinating a boycott of its seven-year-old TeraExchange platform by refusing both...

  • June 8- U.S. stock index futures pared early gains on Thursday after the European Central Bank left rates unchanged but adopted a more hawkish tone, while investors awaited a testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. "The bias is towards higher rates globally over a long-term period and whether the central banks raise rates today or six months from now, I don't...

  • June 8- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday, a day after written testimony from former FBI director James Comey did not spring a surprise, while investors remained focused on an ECB meeting and the UK election outcome. *Comey will be grilled by Washington politicians later over his claims that Trump asked him to drop an investigation of...

  • *Yields push away from multi-week lows. LONDON, June 8- Euro zone government bonds lost some of their allure on Thursday as talk of the Bank of Japan's eventual withdrawal of extraordinary monetary stimulus set the stage for similar signals from the European Central Bank. While cautious tightening from the ECB had long been earmarked in investors' diaries, a...

  • *Yields push away from multi-week lows. *ECB may change outlook, tweak guidance. LONDON, June 8- Euro zone government bonds lost some of their allure on Thursday as talk of the Bank of Japan's exit from unprecedented monetary easing set the stage for similar signals from the European Central Bank.