U.N. Syria envoy cautious on upcoming Geneva talks
MUNICH, Feb 19 The United Nations envoy to Syria said on Sunday talks to be held from Feb. 23 in Geneva would aim to see if there was a window for political negotiations to advance.
TOKYO, Dec 25 (IFR) - Japanese government bond prices were narrowly mixed in very quiet trading on Wednesday, with many real money accounts staying on the sidelines on Christmas Day.
The 10-year JGB yield rose 1.0 basis point to 0.685 percent , just below a three-month high of 0.695 percent hit earlier this month.
The 20- and 30-year yields were both flat, at 1.535 percent and 1.680 percent, respectively.
March 10-year JGB futures fell 0.11 point to 143.87.
JGB players widely expect an auction of 2.9 trillion yen ($28 billion) two-year JGBs on Wednesday to go relatively smoothly, with a rise in U.S. Treasury yields and stock prices overnight seen having limited negative impact on JGBs given the Bank of Japan's commitment to its ultra-easy policy stance.
BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is scheduled to speak in Tokyo at 0400 GMT.
QUITO/GUAYAQUIL, Feb 19 Ecuadoreans vote on Sunday in a nail biter presidential election where an ally of leftist President Rafael Correa hopes to clinch enough support to avoid a runoff against a conservative ex-banker.
DUBAI, Feb 19 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.