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Dollar hits four-week low as yields pull back; rouble sinks

* Russian rouble drops more than 1% on reports of U.S. sanctions * Euro hits four-week high to dollar with U.S. yields subdued * Commodity-linked Aussie and Kiwi reach three-week peaks * Graphic: World FX rates Link By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar sank to a four-week low against other major currencies on Thursday as
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Dollar hits four-week low as yields pull back; rouble sinks

* Russian rouble drops more than 1% on reports of U.S. sanctions * Euro hits four-week high to dollar with U.S. yields subdued * Commodity-linked Aussie and Kiwi reach three-week peaks * Graphic: World FX rates Link By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar sank to a four-week low against other major currencies on Thursday as
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Turkish cenbank holds rates at 19% under Erdogan's new chief

ISTANBUL, April 15 (Reuters) - Turkey's central bank held its key interest rate steady at 19% on Thursday, as expected, in its first policy decision after President Tayyip Erdogan abruptly fired the hawkish former governor and set off a market selloff. In its post-meeting statement, the bank did not repeat last month's pledge to deliver mor

Futures rise on solid corporate results, jobless claims data awaited

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Futures up: Dow 0.47%, S&P 0.48%, Nasdaq 0.64% By Shivani Kumaresan and Shreyashi Sanyal April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday ahead of weekly jobless claims and retail sales data as positive earnings reports
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Turkey cenbank does not repeat 'additional tightening' pledge under new chief

ISTANBUL, April 15 (Reuters) - Turkey's central bank said on Thursday it will continue to use decisively all available instruments in pursuit of price stability as it held rates steady at 19%, but did not repeat last month's pledge of additional monetary tightening if needed. "The policy rate will continue to be determined at a level ab

Pakistan closing rupee rates in the kerb market

KARACHI, Pakistan, April 15 (Reuters) - Thursday's rates at 1100 GMT in the kerb market from the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan: Currency Buying rate Selling rate U.S. dollar 152.70 153.20 AnEuro 181.00 182.50 Pound sterling 209.00 210.50 Japanese yen 1.36 1.40 Saudi riyal 40.40 40.65 UAE dirham 41.35 41.65 Reporting by Syed Raza Ha

WHO expects to give info about emergency listing for Chinese vaccines soon

ZURICH, April 15 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will likely issue an update in April or May as it reviews vaccines from Sinopharm 1099.HK and Sinovac SVA.O that are now being considered for emergency use listing, a WHO European region official said on Thursday. Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Hugh Lawson

Russia standoff could dent Ukraine's economic recovery - presidential adviser

KYIV, April 15 (Reuters) - Kyiv's standoff with Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine may hurt Ukraine's economic recovery and makes the need to secure financing from the International Monetary Fund more urgent, a presidential adviser told Reuters said on Thursday. Tensions over a build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine's eastern bo

India's 10-year yield spikes as RBI bond-purchase results disappoint

By Swati Bhat MUMBAI, April 15 (Reuters) - The benchmark 10-year bond yield elevated on Thursday to its highest level in a week as the outcome of the first tranche of the Reserve Bank of India's bond-purchase programme disappointed traders while inflation concerns also weighed. RBI purchased 250 billion rupees ($3.33 billion) worth of bonds und

Latham Group Announces Launch Of Initial Public Offering

April 15 (Reuters) - Latham Group Inc IPO-LATA.O : * LATHAM GROUP, INC. ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING * LATHAM - IS OFFERING 20,000,000 SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK * LATHAM - IPO PRICE IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN $19.00 AND $21.00 PER SHARE * LATHAM - INTENDS TO LIST ITS COMMON STOCK ON NASDAQ GLOBAL SELECT MARKET UNDER TICKER SYMBOL 

China dollar bond issuers hit by Huarong debt concerns

By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI, April 15 (Reuters) - Chinese corporate dollar bond issuers are facing rising financing pressure after asset management giant China Huarong Asset Management Co delayed the release of its annual results, prompting broader concerns over issuers' creditworthiness. Investors are concerned that any debt restructuring by

Romanian leu flat after govt friction, most shares move in tight range

BUCHAREST, April 15 (Reuters) - The Romanian leu was flat on Thursday after Liberal Prime Minister Florin Citu fired the health minister and potentially endangered his coalition government, while other central European currencies and stocks moved in a tight range. The dismissal of Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu marks the first big conflict in the
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Sanctions stress hammers Russian bond markets

By Tom Arnold and Marc Jones LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - Russia's government bonds suffered steep declines on Thursday as the prospect of the toughest U.S. sanctions in years dented hopes that a proposed summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin might ease tensions. The sanctions were set to target both indiv
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Bank of America profit more than doubles on reserve release boost

By Noor Zainab Hussain and Elizabeth Dilts Marshall April 15 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's BAC.N profit more than doubled in the first quarter and topped Wall Street estimates as it released reserves it had set aside to cover potential coronavirus loan losses. The second-largest U.S. bank by assets unlocked $2.7 billion from its reserves a
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Bank of America profit more than doubles on reserve release boost

April 15 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp BAC.N reported a jump in first-quarter profit on Thursday as it released reserves it had set aside to cover potential coronavirus loan losses. Net income applicable to common shareholders rose to $7.56 billion, or 86 cents per share, for the quarter ended March 31, from $3.54 billion, or 40 cents per share,

UK job ads and restaurant bookings rebound as lockdown eases

* UK restaurant bookings jump to 79% of pre-crisis level * Online job ads back to same level as before pandemic * Banks gear up for higher mortgage and consumer lending * Almost 6 million employees still on furlough at end of March By David Milliken LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - English diners rushed back to restaurants this week and online job adve

Hungary central bank leaves one-week deposit rate steady at 0.75%

BUDAPEST, April 15 (Reuters) - The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) left the interest rate on its one-week deposit facility NBHK unchanged at 0.75% at a weekly tender on Thursday. The NBH left other interest rates unchanged last month, as expected, and said it was ready to prevent a sustained rise in inflation as the recession-hit economy starts to r

Gold firms on softer dollar, yields; all eyes on U.S. data

* U.S. jobless claims, March retail sales data due at 1230 GMT * Dollar slips to four-week low By Sumita Layek April 15 (Reuters) - Gold gained on Thursday as a weaker dollar and Treasury yields bolstered bullion's appeal, ahead of U.S. weekly jobless claims and retail sales data that will shed light on the pace of recovery in the world's l
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Sustainable-bond issuance reaches record high in first quarter

* Total green, social, sustainability issuance at $264 bln * Green bond issuance at $130 bln, social at $91.3 bln * Comes amid strong demand from investors for ESG debt By Patturaja Murugaboopathy and Simon Jessop LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - Sustainable-bond issuance surged to a record high in the first quarter as more countries and companies look
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Japan fishing communities alarmed over plan to release Fukushima water

By Akira Tomoshige IWAKI, Japan, April 15 (Reuters) - Fishing communities in Japan are alarmed over the decision to release contaminated water stored at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a move that has also set off a diplomatic ruckus with neighbours China and South Korea. Japan's government said on Tuesday it will release more than

World stocks stay high, Russia's rouble buckles under sanctions stress

* World stocks look to extend record run * Russia's rouble falls as much as 2% * MSCI ex-Japan eases after two days of gains * NZ, Chinese, HK shares in the red * Oil steadies after 5% surge, commod currencies benefit * Dollar languishes near one-month lows * Oil holds near 1-mth top, gold slightly higher By Marc Jones LONDON, April 15 (Reuters
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