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U.S. Treasuries flat in quite end to the week as investors closely eye Congress vote to end brief government shutdown

The U.S. Treasuries remained flat Friday in a muted session as all eyes should be on this morning’s vote in the House. Meanwhile, it will be a quiet end to the week for economic data with just December’s wholesale inventory figures due.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasuries slipped nearly 1 basis point to 2.84 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yields hovered around 3.14 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year traded 1-1/2 basis points lower at 2.11 percent by 11:05GMT.

US lawmakers have voted to pass a two-year budget, meaning the country's second shutdown in three weeks could end before the working day begins. The measures have passed the Senate and the House but still, need to be signed off by President Donald Trump.

The delaying tactics by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who held up the two-year spending bill to protest his own party’s profligate spending, were overcome just before 2 am when the Senate passed the legislation 71-28. It was quickly sent to the House of Representatives, where passage would ensure the shutdown would be short-lived, Financial Times reported.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 Futures traded 0.64 percent higher at 2,609.75 by 11:10GMT, while at 11:00GMT, the FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index remained neutral at 66.41 (a reading above +75 indicates a bullish trend, while that below -75 a bearish trend). For more details, visit http://www.fxwirepro.com/currencyindex

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