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  • *Key risk event week for markets; ECB meets Thursday. *ECB expected to take more benign view of economy. LONDON, June 5- German benchmark government bond yields nudged up on Monday but did not venture far from one-month lows, with bond investors confident that the European Central Bank will this week only take baby steps towards unwinding its extraordinary...

  • NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. Bonds unwound some of last week's gains despite a terror attack in Britain over the weekend, with investors also lightening positions ahead of key event risks such as the British elections and European Central Bank monetary policy meeting. "We had a pretty significant reaction to payrolls, which was a little overdone," said Bruno Braizinha,...

  • LONDON, June 5- Hedge fund managers continued to square up positions after the OPEC meeting on May 25 left oil production allocations unchanged for another nine months. Money managers increased their combined net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 20 million barrels in the week to May 30. Fund managers also increased...

  • *Key risk event week for markets; ECB meets Thursday. *ECB expected to take more benign view of economy. LONDON, June 5- German benchmark government bond yields nudged up on Monday but did not venture far from one-month lows, with bond investors confident that the European Central Bank will this week only take baby steps towards unwinding its extraordinary...

  • LONDON, June 5- U.S. natural gas prices have tumbled by more than 10 percent since late May as hedge funds start to liquidate a near-record bullish position accumulated in the expectation of a tighter market that failed to materialise. Hedge funds and other money managers reduced their combined net long position in the two main futures and options contracts...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, June 5- In early May, Goldman Sachs turned down a request from Caracas to convert $5 billion in sovereign bonds into marketable securities partly because it would mean dealing directly with a Venezuelan state bank, according to people familiar with the talks. Last week, though, Goldman Sachs confirmed its asset management arm had bought $2.8...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 5- A lean issuance calendar in the municipal bond market is propping up debt prices for U.S. cities and states and will likely keep a floor under some of the markets wobbly sectors, even hospitals, according to data and analysts. Credit traditionally seen as more risky by investors, such as BBB-rated hospitals that rely heavily on...

  • June 5- Hong Kong stocks closed lower on Monday, taking a breather after hitting fresh 23- month intraday highs, with investors awaiting Chinese economic data for May and the U.S. Hong Kong- focused exchange-traded funds have witnessed HK $8.5 billion of net outflows during the first five months of this year, including HK $5.4 billion flowing out of Tracker Fund...

  • *Key risk event week for markets; ECB meets Thursday. *ECB expected to take more benign view of economy. LONDON, June 5- German benchmark government bond yields hovered near one-month lows on Monday, with bond investors confident that the European Central Bank will this week only take baby steps towards unwinding its extraordinary stimulus.

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japanese government bonds mostly gained on Monday, taking cue from stronger U.S. Treasuries after disappointing U.S. employment data prompted investors to pare back expectations of Federal Reserve rate hikes. The yield on the benchmark U.S. 10- year note stood at 2.167 percent in Asian trading, not far from its Friday low of 2.144 percent, which was...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 5- A lean issuance calendar in the municipal bond market is propping up debt prices for U.S. cities and states and will likely keep a floor under some of the markets wobbly sectors, even hospitals, according to data and analysts. Credit traditionally seen as more risky by investors, such as BBB-rated hospitals that rely heavily on...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, June 5- In early May, Goldman Sachs turned down a request from Caracas to convert $5 billion in sovereign bonds into marketable securities partly because it would mean dealing directly with a Venezuelan state bank, according to people familiar with the talks. Last week, though, Goldman Sachs confirmed its asset management arm had bought $2.8...

  • 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 Auction of Treasury bills 7- Jun Japan 6- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bond 8- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Japan Auction of 5- year government...

  • 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 Auction of Treasury bills 7- Jun Japan 6- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bond 8- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Japan Auction of 5- year government...

  • 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 Auction of Treasury bills 7- Jun Japan 6- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bond 8- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Japan Auction of 5- year government...

  • 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 Auction of Treasury bills 7- Jun Japan 6- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bond 8- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 8- Jun Japan Auction of 5- year government...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Wall Street's top banks are united in the belief the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates when it meets in two weeks' time, but recent choppy data on the U.S. economy has created a division of opinion about what happens after that, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. "The overall report shows a continued tightening in labor markets and should help...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. stock price volatility is at a more than two-decade low but you would hardly know that by looking at options trading volume, which is on pace to beat the last two years. "Volumes are holding pretty steady compared to the last few years, despite the lack of volatility in the marketplace," said Tom Lehrkinder, senior analyst at consultancy TABB Group.

  • SOFIA, June 2- Ratings agency Standard& Poor's upgraded the outlook on Bulgaria's sovereign credit rating to positive from stable on Friday, mainly due to the Balkan country's recovering economy and solid fiscal performance. S&P affirmed Bulgaria's long-term sovereign credit rating at BB+, one notch below investment grade, but said it could also be upgraded...

  • SOFIA, June 2- Ratings agency Standard& Poor's upgraded the outlook on Bulgaria's sovereign credit rating to positive from stable on Friday, mainly due to the Balkan country's recovering economy and solid fiscal performance. S&P affirmed Bulgaria's long-term sovereign credit rating at BB+, one notch below investment grade, but said it could also be upgraded...