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  • *More dovish Fed set to allow further room for easing in China. Dec 13- Stocks in China and Hong Kong rallied on Thursday as investors expect the Chinese leadership to prop up economic growth with new measures this month and ease policy further in 2019.. **China's leaders are set to hold the Central Economic Work Conference, which typically takes place in December.

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 12- A group of investors holding bonds issued for a new Mexico City airport that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has canceled said on Wednesday that it cannot support an amended bond buyback because problems still remain despite improvements to the plan. The Mexico City Airport Trust, which is overseeing the buyback, on Tuesday said it...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 13- China's yuan inched up against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, as positive progress in Sino-U.S. trade tensions continued to offer support, but gains were capped by some demand for the greenback. China has made its first major purchases of U.S. soybeans since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 13- Chicago soybean futures inched down on Thursday to ease from a six-month high reached in the previous session, although losses were limited as China made its first major purchases of U.S. beans since a truce was struck in the Sino-U.S. trade war. China on Wednesday made its first major purchases of U.S. soybeans since President Donald Trump and...

  • *Canada should distance itself from U.S. hegemonism- state media. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Dec 13- Canada should distance itself from U.S. Meng has no criminal record anywhere in the world and her arrest violates a U.S.- Canada extradition agreement, the Global Times said, adding that Canada could end the crisis immediately by freeing Meng unconditionally, rather than...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 13- Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories and signs that China is taking more concrete steps to put a trade war truce with Washington into action. "The news that China is looking to redraft its' Made in China' 2025 plan boosted hopes that trade talks are progressing better than expected." China made its first major U.S....

  • VANCOUVER/ HONG KONG, Dec 12- Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source- President Donald Trump. As the hearing was winding up in a Canadian court, Trump told Reuters he would intervene in the U.S. Justice...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 12- Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday. The claims, so far, fall short of the record $12 billion in wildfire-related insured losses...

  • TOKYO, Dec 13- Japanese shares advanced on Thursday as investors cheered Wall Street's overnight gains, thanks to signs of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions, with technology firms getting a boost from a rally in their U.S. peers. The benchmark Nikkei share average was up 0.99 percent at 21,817.62 for the second straight day of gains, touching 21,822.54 ealier- its...

  • BEIJING, Dec 13- London copper prices moved higher in early Asian trade on Thursday amid signs China is making good on pledges made to the United States as part of a deal to resolve a trade row between the world's top two economies. *CHINA: China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed "Made in China 2025," amid talks between the two...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 12- A group of investors holding bonds issued for a new Mexico City airport that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has canceled said on Wednesday that it cannot support an amended bond buyback because problems still remain despite improvements to the plan.

  • *Asian shares and the pound moved higher as investors breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote, and as China appeared to be taking more steps to meet U.S. demands to open its markets. *China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed "Made in China 2025," which has long irked the...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 13- U.S. oil prices edged up on Thursday, buoyed by a drawdown in inventories and by signs of easing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. "The news that China is looking to redraft its' Made in China' 2025 plan boosted hopes that trade talks are progressing better than expected." China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 13- Coal railway workers at Australian hauler Aurizon Holdings Ltd are planning strikes after a breakdown in pay negotiations, their trade union said, a move that could delay shipments from the world's largest coking coal export region. Miners including BHP Billiton, Glencore, Anglo American and Peabody Energy use Aurizon's four major railways in...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 13- Asian shares and the pound moved higher on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote, and as China appeared to be taking more steps to meet U.S. demands to open its markets. "The fact remains that the EU is highly unlikely to offer the reassurance MPs are demanding on the...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 12- Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the United States not to politicize extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington's request. Authorities in China are already holding former diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was...

  • *China buys over 1.5 mln tonnes of U.S. soy, seeks up to 3 mln tonnes. CHICAGO, Dec 12- China on Wednesday made its first major purchases of U.S. soybeans since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce earlier this month, providing some relief to U.S. farmers who have struggled to find buyers for their record-large harvest.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- A top U.S. Justice Department official pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's comment that he might intervene in a legal case involving an executive from the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies Co if it would help secure a trade deal. Assistant Attorney General John Demers told a U.S. Senate hearing on...

  • *reuters:// realtime/verb= Open/url= cpurl:// apps.cp./ Apps/mm-bondyield-polls? BENGALURU, Dec 13- The U.S. That is expected to leave a budget gap of over $1 trillion that will need to be funded by the issuance of more Treasuries, which currently consists mostly of shorter-term maturities.

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 13- Dec United States Sale of 30- year bond 13- Dec Italy Medium-long term auction 13- Dec Japan Auction of 5- year government bonds 13- Dec Spain Bond Auction 14- Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction 17- Dec Norway Auction of Treasury Bills 18- Dec Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 19- Dec Japan 1- year discount...