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  • 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...

  • *France launches 7 billion euro, 30- year bond sale. *Germany, Belgium among potential sellers of long-dated bonds. LONDON, May 16- France received more than 31 billion euros of orders for a new 30- year bond on Tuesday, highlighting strong demand for a sale seen as the first big test of sentiment after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the presidential election.

  • SAO PAULO, May 16- The Brazilian real strengthened on Tuesday after the central bank resumed currency intervention, providing support for the currency ahead of a key vote on pension reform. The central bank sold $400 million worth of traditional currency swaps, which correspond to sales of dollars to investors for future delivery, to roll over June contracts.

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO 2.31 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE MAY 3, AS STOCKS FALL.

  • US 10-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO US SESSION LOW OF 2.33 PERCENT.

  • *Greece to dip a toe in bond market. ATHENS/ LONDON May 16- Greece is eyeing its first sovereign bond issue in three years as early as July if its international lenders specify longer term debt relief for the country, and the European Central Bank includes it in its bond-buying programme. Greece's last venture onto international bond markets was with two issues in...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 16- South Africa's central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Tuesday that raising lending rates would do little to attract new investments to the country after its credit rating was downgraded to junk. Kganyago, due to announce his first rates decision since S&P Global Ratings and Fitch cut South Africa's credit score to...

  • 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- 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,...

  • 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" programme have been in the works since Beijing launched a scheme allowing two-way trading...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS DECLINE SLIGHTLY AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 2.35 PERCENT.