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Source: DW

Emmanuel Macron and the 'yellow vests': Can they cooperate?

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

The 'yellow vests' first protested for more purchasing power and political change, but their fury has forced Emmanuel Macron to make concessions on a host of issues.

A passionate appeal written by liberal essayist Nicolas Baverez for Sunday edition of Le Figaro illustrates the gravity of those fears: It was entitled "Saving Private Macron."

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Source: Common Domain

2-year Treasury yield logs biggest one-day climb in 5 weeks

Wednesday 19:07 GMT

The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.59% was up 2.5 basis points to 2.881%, while the 2-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, +1.20% climbed 4.5 basis points to 2.772%, marking its largest one-day yield climb since Nov. 2.

Trump Today: President clashes with Pelosi and Schumer over border wall and calls talks with China productive. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He discussed China’s buying of U.S. agricultural products and the Made in China 2025 plan, Beijing’s plan to develop China’s industrial capacities in artificial intelligence and in other advanced technologies.

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Source: Common Domain

10-year Treasury note yield stages biggest weekly rise since Nov. 2

Saturday 22:44 GMT

The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.62% fell 2 basis points to 2.891%, trimming its weeklong rise to 4.1 basis points, its largest such move since Nov. 2.

The 2-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, -0.45% fell 2.7 basis points to 2.733%, paring its weeklong rise to 2.2 basis points. while the 30-year bond TMUBMUSD30Y, -0.73% was down 1.8 basis points to 3.144%, leaving its unchanged for the week.

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Source: Global News

Thousands of protesters hit the streets in France in fifth week of yellow vest protests

Sunday 15:23 GMT

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government, despite calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg earlier this week.

The government, as well as several unions and opposition politicians called on protesters to stay off the streets on Saturday, after four people were killed in a gun attack at a Christmas market in the historic city of Strasbourg.

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