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29 Mar
US central bank should raise rates four times in 2017, Fed's Rosengren says
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The head of the regional US Federal Reserve Bank of Boston called for a faster pace of rate hikes than his colleagues in 2017.

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29 Mar
Bonds: Fedspeak, ECB report push bond prices higher
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

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29 Mar
Impact of Trump policies only somewhat factored-in, Fed's Fischer says
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The US central bank is watching the White House's new policies with keen interest, but thus far their potential impact on the economy had only been factored into their forecasts somewhat, its second-highest ranking official said.

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28 Mar
Bonds: Treasuries slip as US consumer confidence at highest since 2000
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

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27 Mar
Fed's Evans sounds dovish note
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A top US central bank official sounded a relatively dovish note on Monday.

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27 Mar
Bonds: Treasuries start week on a strong note, Bunds underperform
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These were the movements in the most closely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 37% (-4bp)UK: 1. 17% (-3bp)Germany: 0. 42% (-0bp)France: 0. 97% (-1bp)Spain: 2. 20% (-3bp)Italy: 2. 20% (-3bp)Portugal: 4. 08% (-6bp)Greece: 7. 26% (-15bp) Japan: 0. 06% (-1bp).

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27 Mar
HSBC now sees three Fed hikes in 2017 and one more in 2018
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Economists at HSBC raised their interest rate forecasts for the US, bringing them more in-line with the consensus view - up to a point.

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26 Mar
Bonds: Gilts, euro area debt jumps as US healthcare bill put on ice
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

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24 Mar
Federal Reserve in better position to stop balance sheet reinvestment, Bullard says
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The US central bank may now be in a better position to stop reinvesting the proceeds of its assets in acquiring new ones, a top member of the Federal Reserve said.

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24 Mar
Bank of Russia surprises with rate cut to 9.75%
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Russia's central bank took markets by surprise on Friday, announcing it had cut its key policy rate in response to a quicker than expected drop in price pressures, with further cuts possible.

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24 Mar
ECB's Praet reiterates rates to remain at current lows, criticises anti-establishment parties

The European Central Bank will keep interest rates low well past the end of its bond purchase programme, its top policy thinker reiterated, while criticising anti-establishment parties' claims about the benefits of exiting the euro.

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23 Mar
Bonds: Gilts slump on retail sales data as safe haven bid unwinds
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These were the movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 41% (+1bp)UK: 1. 23% (+5bp)Germany: 0. 43% (+2bp)France: 1. 04% (+0bp)Spain: 1. 73% (-1bp)Italy: 2. 27% (+1bp)Portugal: 4. 20% (+4bp)Greece: 7. 39% (-1bp)Japan: 0. 06% (0bp).

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22 Mar
Two more rate hikes in 2017 reasonable, Fed's Kaplan says
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The US central bank should hike interest rates twice more in 2017 and was moving towards the point where the balance sheet could be allowed to start to reduce gradually, a top official said.

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22 Mar
Bonds: Gilts jump after London terror attack
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These were the moves in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

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22 Mar
Fitch downgrades Saudi Arabia over reform doubts
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Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Saudi Arabia's sovereign debt rating to 'A+' from 'AA-' as it expressed major doubts about the government's financial reform programme.

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21 Mar
Snap poll shows Macron wins first French presidential TV debate
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A televised debate between France's main presidential candidates turned into a sparring match between centrist candidate Emmanuel macron and his far-tight rival, Marine Le Pen.

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20 Mar
US Fed may raise rates four times (or two) in 2017, not three, Evans says
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The US central bank might hike rates a total of four times over the course of 2017, and not three, a top official said on Monday.

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20 Mar
Bonds: Gilts edge higher as Brexit date set amid dovish Fed -speak
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 48% (-2bp) UK: 1. 23% (-1bp)Germany: 0. 44% (+1bp)France: 1. 12% (+1bp)Spain: 1. 85% (-3bp)Italy: 2. 36% (+1bp)Portugal: 4. 24% (-5bp)Greece: 7. 49% (+8bp)Japan: 0. 075% (0bp).

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20 Mar
Fed's Kashkari against further hikes until balance sheet plans clear
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The president of the Minneapolis Fed bank voiced his opposition to further policy tightening this year, until the central bank had published details of its plans to reduce its balance sheet.

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17 Mar
Euro higher as Nowotny says ECB may hike deposit rate before ending QE
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The European Central Bank might increase interest rates before it winds up its programme of quantitative easing, a top official said on Thursday evening.

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