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Jul 29, 2015

Prices stay lower after Fed says U.S. economy improving

NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices, which
had already lost ground on Wednesday, had little reaction to the
Federal Reserve’s assessment of an improving U.S. labor market
as it kept the door open for an interest rate hike, possibly as
soon as September.

Shorter-dated Treasuries initially gained ground on the
Fed’s statement, which highlighted that the economy had overcome
a first-quarter slowdown and was now “expanding modestly.” The
Fed, as expected, left in place its zero interest rate policy.

Jul 29, 2015

Prices lower ahead of Fed rate statement

NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices fell on
Wednesday in thin summer trade before a U.S. Federal Reserve
statement that is not expected to produce any surprise interest
rate adjustment but will be parsed for clues on economic
strength and future rate moves.

The Fed ends a two day meeting on Wednesday with investors
expecting the central bank to point to a growing U.S. economy
and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible
interest rate hike in September.

Jul 28, 2015

Prices dip as Chinese stocks stabilize, issuance looms

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasuries fell on
Tuesday, with analysts and traders citing a stabilization of
Chinese equities prices and a new supply of issuance exacerbated
by seasonally low trading volumes.

A smattering of U.S. economic data showing a rise in
single-family home sales in May, albeit below estimates, and a
drop in a measure of consumer confidence for July had little
impact on the overall direction of the market.

Jul 27, 2015

Long-term U.S. bond prices gain from China stock rout

NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices rose on
Monday after China’s stock market experienced its deepest slide
in eight years, which unsettled investors globally and sent them
to the relative safety of U.S. government bonds.

Longer-term Treasury prices improved, while short-term
prices were mixed.

“The overnight action with the flight to quality in China,
and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the
last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless flattening of
the yield curve,” said Edward Acton, U.S. Treasuries strategist
at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

Jul 27, 2015

Investors hug safety trade after China stock rout

NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices rose on
Monday following a stock market rout in China, the worst in
eight years, that has unsettled investors globally and sent them
to the relative safety of U.S. government bonds.

Longer-term Treasury prices improved, while short-term
prices were just slightly negative following the sharp decline
in Chinese equities.

Jun 30, 2015

Analysis – Greek private debt holders ride out public strain

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three years after Greece agreed to the biggest debt wipe-out in history as a key component of putting economic growth on a sustainable path, creditors now fear another restructuring of private debt as Greece closes in on another default.

The risk is that debt-ridden Greece will not be able to come up with the 1.6 billion euros (£1.15 billion) to make a crucial loan payment to the International Monetary Fund that is coming due at midnight (2200 GMT/1800 EDT) on Tuesday.

Jun 30, 2015

Greek private debt holders ride out public strain

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three years after Greece agreed to the biggest debt wipe-out in history as a key component of putting economic growth on a sustainable path, creditors now fear another restructuring of private debt as Greece closes in on another default.

The risk is that debt-ridden Greece will not be able to come up with the 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) to make a crucial loan payment to the International Monetary Fund that is coming due at midnight (1800 EDT) on Tuesday.

Jun 29, 2015

Brazil’s investment message brings hope mixed with skepticism

NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Nearly two years ago Brazil
sought U.S. investors’ help to fund its seaports, railroads,
highways and airports.

In the end, though, the effort to lure 210 billion reais in
private investment managed to attract just 20 percent of the
targeted funds.

Jun 29, 2015

Brazil’s Rousseff slams graft informants, denies illegal donations

NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Dilma
Rousseff on Monday drew on her own experience as a political
prisoner during the country’s dictatorship to denounce
informants in a corruption scandal that has pummeled her
popularity.

Rousseff also forcefully denied her campaign had received
illegal donations originating from the scandal, which involves
kickbacks allegedly paid by construction companies to
politicians and former executives at state-run oil firm
Petrobras.

Jun 26, 2015

Euro weaker after policymakers trade barbs before more Greek talks

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – The ongoing Greek debt talks
left currency markets in tight ranges on Friday while
policymakers traded barbs in Brussels over the latest proposal
for working out a debt deal between Athens and its
official-sector creditors.

The euro fell below $1.12 to session lows after Greek Prime
Minister Alexis Tsipras went on the offensive, seemingly pushing
back against the latest offer from the International Monetary
fund, European Union and the European Central Bank.

    • About Daniel

      "Senior Correspondent covering global financial markets, investing and foreign policy. I'm New York-based with 20+ years of experience in text, TV and radio. My current post lets me roam across all asset classes and geography, from the developed to the emerging markets. I've reported and taught journalism in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States."
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      1997
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