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EGB/Gilt - Gilt outperforms

EQUITY TECHS

E-MINI S&P (Z1): Rally Extends

CORN TECHS

(H2) Still Looking For Gains

BOE APF PURCHASES

GBP1.147bln of long-dated gilts with offer-to-cover of 1.83x

SNAPSHOT
SNAPSHOT: ***Below gives levels of key markets ahead of London session: 
- Xetra-DAX called up 17 points at the open 
- FTSE-100 called up 17 at the open 
- Dow called down 104 at the open
- US 10-year note yield trades down 3.3bp to 2.832% 
- Bunds called up 19 ticks to 159.96 
- Spot euro-dollar is down -0.26 cents, currently at $1.2291 
- Spot dollar-yen up 0.23 pips, currently at Y105.52 
- Brent crude oil rises 0.17 cents, currently at $64.54 
- Spot gold rises 3.22 dollars, currently at $1325.97
* ITALIAN POPULIST PARTIES PERFORM WELL IN EXIT POLLS, HUNG PARLIAMENT PROJECTED
* GERMANY'S SPD VOTES FOR GRAND COALITION WITH CDU/CSU 
* TRUMP THREATENS EU WITH AUTO SECTOR TARIFF IF THEY RETALIATE TO METAL TARIFFS 
* CHINESE 2018 GDP TARGET SET AT AROUND 6.5%, AIMS TO CUT BUDGET DEFICIT 
* CHINA FEB CAIXIN SERVICES PMI 54.2 VS 54.7 IN JAN