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Market Holidays Limit Activity In Asia

EQUITIES

Market Closures Subdue Proceedings

OIL

Adds To Recent Gains

KOREA RATES

10-Year Auction Results

IDR

Rupiah Slips In Muted Trade

PHP

Peso Loses Some Altitude

US MBS
US MBS: /FED: The Fed's System Open Market Desk "plans to purchase a maximum of
$8.1 billion in agency MBS over the period beginning Dec. 14, 2017 on FedTrade."
(That compared with a maximum $12.9B in Agency MBS to be bought in pd from Nov.
29th-Dec. 13t.
- "The next release of the tentative agency MBS operation schedule will be at 3
PM on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 for the period beginning Dec. 29, 2017," the NY
Fed said.
- "As an operational note, the Desk does not plan to conduct agency MBS
operations between Dec. 22, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018," the Fed said. "Instead, the
Desk will purchase the reinvestment amount through more frequent or larger
operations from December 14, 2017 through Dec. 21, 2017 and from Jan. 2, 2018
through January 12, 2018. Purchases on these days, and throughout the period,
will continue to be guided by general MBS market conditions, including market
liquidity and demand conditions."