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UPDATE 3-Austria prices first euro zone public debt sale below ECB deposit rate

June 26 Austria on Wednesday became the first euro zone country to price a public sale of debt below the European Central Bank's deposit rate, as expectations of more ECB stimulus and worries over the global economy push yields in the bloc to new lows.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on lower rate cut expectations, stocks flat

NEW YORK, June 26 The dollar rose and European shares fell on Wednesday as traders scaled back expectations of an aggressive cut in U.S. interest rates in July, while Wall Street rose on hopes of a China-U.S. trade breakthrough at the G20 summit later this week in Japan.

UPDATE 2-No breakthrough in Swiss-EU battle of the bourses

* European Commission not in contact with Swiss amid standoff

Facebook crypto plans turn up heat on EU banks over real-time payments

BRUSSELS, June 26 The euro zone could have an instant payments system shared by all banks in the bloc by the end of 2020, finance industry officials said, as lenders face more competition from the likes of Facebook and other tech firms.

Regulatory News 3:57pm BST

Iceland index inclusion leaves fund managers cold

LONDON, June 26 Iceland may soon reclaim a place on the investment stage through inclusion in global equity indexes, but with pricey stocks, a fading economy and reforms done and dusted, fund managers are not rushing back there.

Regulatory News 3:50pm BST

MOVES- Blackstone GSO hires ex-Goldman banker for distressed business

NEW YORK, June 26 (LPC) - Blackstone’s credit platform GSO Capital Partners has appointed Dan Oneglia as senior managing director and co-head of its distressed investing business, the firm said in a press release on Wednesday.

Regulatory News 3:48pm BST

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies strengthen on U.S-China trade hope

June 26 Most Latin American currencies rose on Wednesday as optimism over U.S.-China trade talks offset weakness after the U.S. Federal Reserve dampened hopes of aggressive interest rate cuts. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported ahead of meeting this week between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit. The news turned around weakness in Latin American assets a

Regulatory News 3:24pm BST

Brazil bank lending rises 0.6% in May - central bank

BRASILIA, June 26 The amount of outstanding loans in Brazil rose 0.6% in May from the previous month at 3.3 trillion reais ($860 billion), with loans to individuals rising 0.9% and loans to companies rising 0.1%, the central bank said on Wednesday.

Regulatory News 2:46pm BST

UPDATE 1-Trump says Fed should cut U.S. rates; Powell doing 'bad job'

WASHINGTON, June 26 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates so the United States can compete with countries that he said are devaluing their currencies.

Regulatory News 2:14pm BST

Trump says Fed's Powell needs to lower rates, doing bad job

WASHINGTON, June 26 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates so the United States can compete with countries that he said are devaluing their currencies.

Regulatory News 1:56pm BST
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