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BRIEF-Bank of Canada to auction C$8 billion of T-Bills on Nov. 28

* Bank of Canada to auction C$4.4 billion of 98-day T-bills, C$1.8 billion of 168-day T-bills, and C$1.8 billion of 350-day T-bills on Nov. 28 Further details: https://www.bankofcanada.ca/stats/cars/results/tb_reg_14150_fcft_20171128_103000.html (Reporting by Alastair Sharp)

TREASURIES-Yields higher in light trading, inflation in focus

U.S. Treasury yields rose slightly on Friday but stayed within a tight range they have held in for the past week-and-a-half as investors focused on the inflation outlook. Concern about stubbornly low inflation has boosted longer-dated debt and sent the U.S.

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ flat as oil rises and bond spreads widen

The Canadian dollar strengthened slightly against its broadly weaker U.S. counterpart on Friday, as U.S. crude prices extended gains at a two-year high while widening bond yield spreads weighed on the loonie in holiday-affected trade. The currency had slipped from a 10-day high on Thursday after tepid retail sales data, but the market could look past that

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P and Nasdaq hit records highs

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite hit record highs at the open on Friday, a day after the Thanksgiving holiday, climbing with oil prices and with retail stocks in focus as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season.