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UPDATE 1-Fed's Williams wants rate hike this year as wages rise

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21 San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Friday redoubled his call for raising rates soon, telling reporters after a speech here that "this year would be good" for a rate rise that he had wanted to take effect last month.

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ tumbles to 7-month low as soft data fuels rate cut bets

(Adds analyst quotes and details on weekly performance, CFTC data, free trade talks and updates prices) * Canadian dollar at C$1.3327, or 75.04 U.S. cents * Loonie touches its weakest since March 16 at C$1.3354 * Speculators increase C$ bearish bets to the most since March * Bond prices higher across the yield curve * Canada-U.S. 2-year spread hits widest in 4 months By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Oct 21 The Canadian dollar weakened to a seven-month low agai

Egyptian investor, bondholders mull bid for Brazil's Oi -sources

SAO PAULO, Oct 21 Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris and some creditors of Oi SA are considering pouring up to $1.5 billion into the debt-laden Brazilian telecoms carrier, whose in-court reorganization has failed to gain traction amid rows between bondholders and shareholders, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

TREASURIES-U.S. yields little changed on light volume

* ECB's Draghi comments Thursday support longer-dated bond demand * Positive technicals briefly add to curve-flattening trades * Fed's Williams wants a U.S. interest rate increase soon (Updates market action, adds quote) By Richard Leong NEW YORK, Oct 21 U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Friday as expectations the Federal Reserve would raise U.S. interest rates by year-end offset demand for bonds following comments by European Central Bank President Mario

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Half of Republicans would reject election result if Clinton wins: Reuters/Ipsos

NEW YORK Donald Trump has repeatedly called this year's presidential election rigged and has coyly said "I will keep you in suspense” on whether he would accept a Hillary Clinton victory, but many Republicans are less circumspect, according to a new poll.