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French equity futures jump after election result, analysts divided
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Equity futures were pointing to a sharply higher open for French stocks after centrist Emanuelle Macron was revealed to have won the first round of voting in the country's presidential elections at the weekend.

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21 Apr
Bonds: Gilts, Greek bonds outperform
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed longer-term sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 21% (-2bp)UK: 1. 03% (-4bp)Germany: 0. 25% (+1bp)France: 0. 94% (+1bp)Spain: 1. 70% (-1bp)Italy: 2. 26% (-1bp)Greece: 6. 64% (-8bp)Portugal: 3. 74% (-3bp)Japan: 0. 02% (-0bp).

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21 Apr
UK growth and inflation set to exceed forecasts in near-term, BoE's Saunders says
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Inflation and growth may outstrip the Bank of England's most recent forecasts, the Monetary Policy Committee's Michael Saunders said.

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21 Apr
Bonds: Gilts little changed amid dovish Fed speak, ahead of French elections
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 24% (+3bp)UK: 1. 07% (+0bp)Germany: 0. 24% (+4bp)France: 0. 93% (-2bp)Spain: 1. 70% (+2bp)Italy: 2. 27% (-1bp)Portugal: 3. 78% (-3bp)Greece: 6. 72% (+3bp)Japan: 0. 02% (+1bp).

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20 Apr
Bonds: Bank issuance, ECB speakers push yields 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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19 Apr
White House tax reforms delayed, not dead, BofA-ML says
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The White House's push on tax reforms will ultimately succeed, although it may be delayed, meaning interest rate markets were being overly pessimistic, strategists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch argued.

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18 Apr
Bonds: Gilts higher after snap elections called, US central bank data-dependent
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 19% (-6bp)UK: 1. 01% (-3bp)Germany: 0. 16% (-3bp)France: 0. 89% (-2bp)Spain: 1. 67% (-4bp)Italy: 2. 26% (-6bp)Portugal: 3. 81% (-7bp)Greece: 6. 79% (+12bp)Japan: 0. 01% (+0bp).

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13 Apr
Bonds: Yields stabilise after early rally
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These were the movements in the yields of some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bonds: US: 2. 24% (-0bp)UK: 1. 04% (-1bp)Germany: 0. 19% (-1bp)France: 0. 92% (-1bp)Spain: 1. 71% (+4bp)Italy: 2. 32% (+2bp)Portugal: 3. 89% (+2bp)Greece: 6. 67% (+1bp)Japan: 0. 03% (+0bp).

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13 Apr
Bonds: US Treasuries rally hard after Trump interview with WSJ
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 24% (-6bp)UK:1. 05% (0. 0%)Germany: 0. 20% (-1bp)France: 0. 93% (-3bp)Spain: 1. 67% (+3bp)Italy: 2. 30% (+2bp)Portugal: 3. 86% (+1bp)Greece: 6. 66% (-6bp) .

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11 Apr
Bonds: Italian risk premium at highest since 2014
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 32% (-5bp)UK: 1. 05% (-2bp)Germany: 0. 20% (-0bp)France: 0. 96% (+3bp)Spain: 1. 64% (+3bp)Italy: 2. 28% (+4bp)Portugal: 3. 85% (+3bp)Greece: 6. 72% (-6bp)Japan: 0. 04% (-2bp) .

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11 Apr
Bonds: French yields rise on latest election poll results
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 36% (-2bp)UK: 1. 08% (+1bp) Germany: 0. 21% (-2bp)France: 0. 93% (+4bp)Italy: 2. 24% (+2bp)Spain: 1. 61% (-1bp)Portugal: 3. 82% (-4bp)Greece: 6. 77% (-10bp)Japan: 0. 06% (-0bp).

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10 Apr
Bonds: US yields rise amid Fedspeak, financial sector regulation in focus
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 38% (+4bp)UK: 1. 08% (-2bp) Germany: 0. 23% (-3bp)France: 0. 89% (-1bp)Italy: 2. 22% (-5bp)Spain: 1. 61% (-2bp)Portugal: 3. 87% (-3bp)Greece: 6. 86% (-27bp)Japan: 0. 06% (0bp).

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10 Apr
Recording shows BoE pressured banks to lower Libor rates - BBC
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A secret recording from 29 October 2008 could add to evidence the Bank of England pressured commercial banks to keep interest rates on the interbank market lower than they would otherwise have been, the BBC said.

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10 Apr
Reasonable size for Fed balance sheet is $2trn, Bullard says
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The US central bank should create some policy space for the future by allowing its balance sheet to gradually shrink to a normal size, a top official from the Federal Reserve said.

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07 Apr
Fitch downgrades South Africa to junk status following political turmoil
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Ratings agency Fitch followed S&P on Friday in downgrading South Africa to ‘BBB-’ from ‘BB+’ in the wake of political turmoil which has seen several government ministers replaced and country-wide protests on Friday.

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07 Apr
US nonfarm payrolls rise by 98,000 in March, but unemployment falls
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US nonfarm payrolls increased by 98,000 in March even as the unemployment rate fell to 4. 5% - the lowest tally since 2007.

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06 Apr
Bonds: Investors take positions ahead of US jobs report, BoE's Carney
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These were the movements on some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 35% (+2bp)UK: 1. 10% (+1bp)France: 0. 26% (+1bp)Germany: 0. 90% (-2bp)Italy: 2. 27% (-0bp)Spain: 1. 63% (+1bp)Greece: 7. 13% (+2bp)Portugal: 3. 90% (-5bp)Japan: 0. 06% (0bp).

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06 Apr
ECB minutes: Early depo rate hike still on the cards, Barclays says
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The minutes of the European Central Bank's last policy meeting showed that a change in rates is not imminent, but some economists still believe the deposit rate will head higher sooner than most expect.

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