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  • TOKYO, July 4- The dollar stood tall early on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. data boosted Treasury yields to seven-week highs, while the focus turned to the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy decision to see if it would join a growing list of central banks adopting a hawkish tilt. The greenback was hit hard last week as expectations increased that central banks in...

  • July 4- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 4- Jul Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Jul Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway...

  • July 5- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway Auction Treasuries 6- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 6- Jul Japan Auction of 30- year...

  • July 4- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 4- Jul Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Jul Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway...

  • LONDON, July 3- Hedge fund managers had amassed a record number of short positions in petroleum futures and options by the start of last week, which primed the oil market for a sharp short-covering rally at the end of the month. Hedge funds and other money managers held short positions in the five major contracts on crude, gasoline and heating oil amounting to 510...

  • July 5- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway Auction Treasuries 6- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 6- Jul Japan Auction of 30- year...

  • CHICAGO, July 3- The fate of Illinois' first budget since 2015 moved to the Senate on Monday after the House of Representatives completed its work by approving legislation to implement a spending plan for fiscal 2018.. All three measures, which passed the Democratic-controlled chamber with the support of some Republicans, are destined for votes in the Senate.

  • CHICAGO, July 3- The fate of Illinois' first budget since 2015 moved to the Senate on Monday after the House of Representatives completed its work by approving legislation to implement a spending plan for fiscal 2018.. All three measures, which passed the Democratic-controlled chamber with the support of some Republicans, are destined for votes in the Senate.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- The U.S. Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates for a third time until later this year, as parts of the economy remain sluggish, Guggenheim Partners Global Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd said on Monday. The Fed expects the economy to "expand at a moderate pace," or for inflation to pick up to about 2 percent by next year after a slew of...

  • LONDON, July 3- Germany's 10- year government bond yield edged higher to hit a fresh 3-1/ 2 month high on Monday, with the market still plagued by jitters that ECB monetary stimulus could be unwound in the months ahead. Remarks last week from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi that the central bank could make tweaks to its policy to accompany the recent...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. states, cities, schools and other issuers sold $187.2 billion of debt in the first half of 2017, a 12.9 percent drop from the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data released on Monday. Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the top underwriter during the period between Jan. 1 through June 30, with $26.7 billion of debt in 282 deals.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. municipal bond market issuers sold $187.2 billion of debt in the first half of 2017, a 12.9 percent drop from the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data released on Monday. Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the top underwriter from Jan. 1 through June 30, with $26.7 billion of debt in 282 deals. California topped the list of...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 57.8 last month from 54.9 in May. The expansion in manufacturing, which accounts for roughly 12 percent of the overall U.S. economy, combined with hawkish comments last week from the heads of the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, pressured...

  • *Portugal plans to sell government bonds in China. LONDON, July 3- Portugal is looking to build on its economic and cultural ties with China by becoming the first euro zone country to borrow in the $9.5 trillion Chinese bond market, potentially opening the way for other European governments. Portugal, whose location on Europe's Atlantic coast is some 10,000 km...

  • LONDON, July 3- Hedge fund managers had amassed a record number of short positions in petroleum futures and options by the start of last week, which primed the oil market for a sharp short-covering rally at the end of the month. Hedge funds and other money managers held short positions in the five major contracts on crude, gasoline and heating oil amounting to 510...

  • *Wall Street also expected to open higher. Wall Street looked set for further gains on Tuesday, with index futures up about 0.3 to 0.4 percent, after the S&P 500 index had its best first half-year since 2013.. France's CAC 40 index rose 1 percent, Spain's IBEX 0.9 percent and Italy's FTSE MIB 1.6 percent.

  • LONDON, July 3- The dollar recovered ground on Monday, hitting a six-week high against the yen as higher U.S. government bond yields helped halt a run of losses that added up to the currency's worst quarter since 2010.. Signs of a shift towards policy tightening last week from central bank officials outside the United States drove the euro above $1.14 to its...

  • July 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, with all three major indexes on track to begin the third quarter on a positive note. *Trading volume is expected to be light with the U.S. market closing early at 1 p.m. ET and with the market shut on Tuesday for Independence Day. *The Institute for Supply Management's U.S. factory activity for June is expected to have...

  • July 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, with all three major indexes on track to begin the third quarter on a positive note. *Trading volume is expected to be light with the U.S. market closing early at 1 p.m. ET and with the market shut on Tuesday for Independence Day. *The Institute for Supply Management's U.S. factory activity for June is expected to have...

  • LONDON, July 3- Germany's 10- year government bond yield pulled back from 3-1/ 2 month highs on Monday, as markets showed signs of stabilising from heavy selling last week prompted by jitters that ECB monetary stimulus could be unwound in the months ahead. Remarks last week from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi that the central bank could make tweaks...