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  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are due to speak at the conference. "Are they going to try to pare back asset purchases, what their thinking is on inflation," are among the main questions, said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Societe Generale in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are due to speak at the conference. Treasury yields fell to almost two-month lows on Friday as the continued shakeup and infighting at the White House reduced expectations that lawmakers will pass fiscal measures aimed at boosting growth.

  • ASL Strategic Value Fund said in the letter dated Aug. 8 that Community Health CEO Wayne Smith should be removed because of poor performance and that the board should claw back part of some senior executives' compensation. Community Health shares were up about 11 percent to $7.80 in afternoon trading. Shares of Community Health have lost more than 85 percent of...

  • Aug 21- ASL Strategic Value Fund has sought the replacement of hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc's chief executive, Wayne Smith. Shares of the company rose about 11 percent to $7.80 in afternoon trading on Monday. Earlier this month, Community Health posted a surprise quarterly loss and narrowed its full-year revenue forecast range amid weak...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Greek government bond yields dipped on Monday after Fitch became the second ratings agency to upgrade Greece to "Single B" status, marking another milestone in the debt-laden country's slow journey away from default territory. "Greece is still a credit that is risky and volatile, but at least it's now not one step away from default but two steps away,"...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Investors were focused on this weeks annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which begins on Thursday, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are due to speak. Are they going to try to pare back asset purchases, what their thinking is on inflation, are among the main...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Investors were focused on this weeks annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which begins on Thursday, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are due to speak. Are they going to try to pare back asset purchases, what their thinking is on inflation, are among the main...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- In a volatile market, boring investments can be pretty darn sexy. That is why investors have plowed more than $4 trillion into exchange-traded funds, according to London- based research firm ETFGI. "Based on the flow data we see, they appear to be mainly used for short-term periods in more aggressive tactical fashions," said Matthew Bartolini, head of...

  • *Markets looking to Fed's c.bank gathering in Jackson Hole. *European shares dip for third day, Wall Street seen flat. Traders were digesting the latest departure from Donald Trump's White House team, watching tensions around North Korea and waiting to see what the world's top central bankers would signal at the annual Jackson Hole gathering later this week.

  • Aug 21- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Monday, with investors keeping an eye on the White House as well as the tension between the United States and North Korea themes that have affected the market the most in the past two weeks. *Wall Street ended lower on Friday following a White House- focused week that raised more questions about the Trump administration's...

  • *Greece's 10- year bond yields drop 5 bps in early trade. "Greece is still a credit that is risky and volatile, but at least it's now not one step away from default but two steps away," said DZ Bank strategist Daniel Lenz. "I think an upgrade was largely priced in so you won't see a huge amount of spread tightening- but still, it's possible that some high-yield investors...

  • *Markets looking to Fed's c.bank gathering in Jackson Hole. LONDON, Aug 21- World stocks struggled at a 5-1/ 2- week low on Monday, though metals dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year high and iron ore's gains in the last two sessions stretching to 5 percent. Traders were digesting the latest departure from Donald Trump's...

  • *Greece's 10- year bond yields drop 5 bps in early trade. *Portugal's spread to Germany narrows as South Europe outperforms. "Greece is still a credit that is risky and volatile, but at least it's now not one step away from default but two steps away," said DZ Bank strategist Daniel Lenz.

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- Benchmark Japanese government bonds were steady on Monday, underpinned by firmer U.S. Treasuries and weaker Japanese stocks. The 10- year cash JGB yield was flat at 0.035 percent, while the September 10- year JGB futures contract was up 0.07 point in afternoon trading at 150.78, touching its highest intraday levels since June 7.

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- Benchmark Japanese government bonds were steady on Monday, underpinned by firmer U.S. Treasuries and weaker Japanese stocks. The 10- year cash JGB yield was flat at 0.035 percent, while the September 10- year JGB futures contract was up 0.07 point in afternoon trading at 150.78, touching its highest intraday levels since June 7.

  • Aug 21- For other diaries, please see:. 21- Aug Norway Auction of Treasury bills 21- Aug Netherlands DTC auction 22- Aug Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Aug Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- Aug United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 23- Aug United Kingdom Auction of 0 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2023 23- Aug Germany Auction of 10-...

  • Aug 21- For other diaries, please see:. 21- Aug Norway Auction of Treasury bills 21- Aug Netherlands DTC auction 22- Aug Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Aug Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- Aug United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 23- Aug United Kingdom Auction of 0 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2023 23- Aug Germany Auction of 10-...