Debt and bond markets

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, and French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian attend an international conference in Paris, Friday, April 6, 2018. France is holding an international conference devoted to debt-ridden Lebanon to bring in funds and lay groundwork to ensure money is well spent. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 06, 2018 - 12:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — International donors pledged $11 billion in loans and grants Friday to help debt-ridden Lebanon at a conference in Paris that also sought to ensure the money is well spent in a country hit hard by the Syrian war next door. French President Emmanuel Macron praised the international...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate to reflect a solid U.S. economy and signaling that it's sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 21, 2018 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday in a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy's durability while signaling that it plans to continue a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell. The Fed said it expects to raise rates...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2011 file photo, Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, attends a meeting of the Economic Club of New York. Peterson's family says the executive and philanthropist who argued passionately that the U.S. must reduce its national debt has died of natural causes. He was 91 years old. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 20, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter G. Peterson, a billionaire and business executive who became one of the most prominent voices to argue for entitlement reform and reducing the U.S. national debt, died of natural causes early Tuesday, his family said. He was 91. Born in the small town of Kearney, Nebraska, to...
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March 09, 2018 - 6:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they will hold an auction of 12-month treasury bills next week, the country's latest step toward its ambition of regaining full access to international bond markets later this year. Greece lost market access in 2010 but has maintained a link to markets...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, a small island is seen above and below the water in the Seychelles. The tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors, designating nearly a third of its ocean waters as protected areas and aiming to ensure its unique biodiversity. (The Ocean Agency via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 3:26 am
CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
Stocks indexes pared early gains Wednesday and were mostly lower in afternoon trading as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields. Bond prices fell, sending the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note to its highest level in four years, following newly released minutes from the...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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Trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. U.S. stocks wavered between small gains and losses in morning trading Friday, giving up some of a big jump that came right after the opening bell. The strong open came a day after the market entered a "correction" for the first time in two years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 09, 2018 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Stocks staged a late rally Friday, ending a wild week marked by dramatic point swings on a positive note. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 330 points, or 1.4 percent, to 24,190. Earlier in the day it...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, leaves the podium as he turns toward Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, left, after a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led Congress on Thursday was rounding up support for a bipartisan budget bill that would put the government on track for annual deficits topping $1 trillion, a gap last seen toward the end of Obama's first term. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 08, 2018 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rode the tea party wave to power eight years ago on a message of fiscal responsibility and attacking budget deficits, and kept at it during President Barack Obama's two terms. That was then. The Republican-led Congress on Thursday was rounding up support for a...
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A man walks past the Athens University with the statue of Greek national hero Rigas Fereos in central Athens, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Greece has launched a seven-year bond auction, in the first major step this year toward a return to the markets. The country's third successive bailout, funded by other Eurozone countries, ends this August. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 08, 2018 - 2:34 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Investors bought strongly Thursday into a bond issue designed to help wean Greece off its international bailouts, in what officials see as an endorsement of efforts to right the country's battered economy. Officials said Greece raised about 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) from...
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