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28 Apr
S&P reaffirms AA rating on UK, outlook clouded by Brexit
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Standard&Poor's reaffirmed its rating on the United Kingdom's long-term sovereign debt but warned of the potential impact on the economy from the uncertainty around the Brexit negotiations and their eventual outcome.

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27 Apr
ECB policy decision - Analysts react
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"In June we expect a change to a less dovish and more symmetric forward guidance that would open the door for depo rate hikes in 2018. In particular, we would expect modifications possibly to both the forward guidance on rates and on QE by removing the explicit reference in the statement to a scenario with lower rates and/or higher QE. " - Philippe Gudin, Antonio Garcia Pascual, Barclays Research.

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27 Apr
Bonds: GIlts pushed higher by cautious ECB, underwhelming US tax cut plans
European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 30% (-1bp)UK: 1. 06% (-2bp)Germany: 0. 30% (-6bp)France: 0. 83% (-6bp)Spain: 1. 63% (-7bp)Italy: 2. 24% (-7bp) Portugal: 3. 46% (-11bp)Greece: 6. 38% (-3bp) Japan: 0. 02% (+1bp).

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27 Apr
Bonds: Investors focus on US tax cut plan announcement
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These were the movements in some of the most widley-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2-30% (-3bp)UK: 1. 08% (-1bp)Germany: 0. 35% (-3bp)France: 0. 89% (-1bp)Spain: 1. 70% (+2bp)Italy: 2. 31% (+4bp)Portugal: 3. 52% (-5bp)Greece: 6. 41% (-3bp)Japan: 0. 02% (-1bp).

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25 Apr
Bonds: Euro area yields bounce back on ECB speculation
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 31% (+4bp)UK:1. 09% (+3bp)Germany: 0. 38% (+5bp)Spain: 1. 68% (+7bp)France: 0. 90% (+7bp)Italy: 2. 27% (+9bp)Portugal: 3. 61% (+5bp)Greece: 6. 44% (-1bp)Japan: 0. 03% (+0bp).

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24 Apr
Bonds: French bonds jump, periphery bonds wanted
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These were the movements in some of the most widley-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 28% (+3bp)UK: 1. 05% (+2bp) Germany: 0. 33% (+8bp)France: 0. 83% (-11bp)Spain: 1. 61% (-9bp)Italy: 2. 18% (-8bp)Portugal: 3. 56% (-19bp)Greece: 6. 45% (-19bp)Japan: 0. 02% (+1bp).

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24 Apr
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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