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  • Treasuries prices fell on Monday as stronger U.S. stock prices reduced safe-haven demand for bonds, though traders remained wary about the future of cash-strapped Greece staying in the euro zone bloc. "There was a flight-to-quality bid before last weekend from Greece. The three major Wall Street indexes opened higher on upbeat earnings from Morgan Stanley...

  • *Hasbro reports surprise revenue rise, shares jump. NEW YORK, April 20- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, following a sharp decline in the previous session, as Chinese steps to stimulate its slowing economy and earnings including those from Morgan Stanley lured money back into equities. *Morgan Stanley shares rose 2.6 percent in premarket trading after the...

  • LONDON, April 20- German 10- year borrowing costs resumed a fall towards zero on Monday, with worries about Greece exiting the euro zone increasing demand for top-rated assets and with the ECB's bond-buying programme quashes yields. Belgium became the sixth euro zone country to sell five-year bonds at a negative yield after Finland, Germany, Austria, the...

  • *Interest rate swaps, money market yields down after RRR cut. SHANGHAI, April 20- China's short-term rates fell and interest rate swap yields declined on Monday following the central bank's larger-than-expected 100 basis point cut in banks' reserve ratio requirement at the weekend. The benchmark seven-day repo, considered the best indicator of short term...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, showing no response to comments from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that financial markets could be wrongfooted by Japan's inflation rising as the central bank expects. The 10- year JGB futures prices dipped 0.03 point to 147.97 in very thin trading, with only about 5,550...

  • The government raised more than 10 billion rupees from a 30- year treasury bond at 11.73 percent, after initially offering just 1 billion rupees with an indicative price of 9.5 percent. The three-member investigative committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said it had observed several deficiencies in the central bank's Public Debt...

  • SHANGHAI, April 18- China's recent liberalisation of stock short-selling rules is not intended to encourage the practice, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said on Saturday, after overseas markets dropped sharply in response to the move. Institutional investors including mutual fund companies and asset management businesses of securities...

  • *Yields curve flattens after CPI data. NEW YORK, April 17- The U.S. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in February.

  • Kansas lays groundwork for $1 bln pension bond sale Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    April 17- Kansas has begun a search for underwriters to sell $1 billion of taxable pension bonds that won final approval this week, the state's Development Finance Authority said on Friday. Kansas sold $500 million of insured pension bonds through the authority in 2004 with interest rates topping out at 5.5 percent for bonds due in 2034.. States and local...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURIES GAIN A FULL POINT IN PRICE AS YIELD CURVE FLATTENS, YIELDS FALL TO 2.53 PCT.

  • LONDON, April 17- A months-long Russian Eurobond rally that drove some sovereign debt prices to multi-year highs is spilling into rouble bonds, with double-digit yields and the promise of interest rate cuts luring foreigners. Russia's most-traded dollar bond, due 2030, has risen 18 cents since end-January to its highest since November 2013.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in February. "The market was up overnight following bonds in Europe and bunds making new lows again," said Dan Mulholland, head of Treasuries trading at Credit Agricole in New York.

  • *China action deepens worry of short-selling. April 17- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening on Friday on investor concerns over reports of a regulatory clampdown on trading in China, a move that potentially would be negative for a recently flow of money into Chinese exchanges. "There restrictions on short selling have been lifted in China and when...

  • US TREASURIES ERASE ALL EARLIER PRICE GAINS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.89 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE AFTER CPI, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.88 PERCENT.

  • LONDON, April 17- Britain postponed a sale of Treasury bills and global bond trading was hit by a power outage at news and market price provider Bloomberg on Friday, with trading volume in German government bond futures contracts tumbling by around a third. Social media first reported the Bloomberg systems going down at around 07:20 GMT and the screens were...

  • LONDON, April 17- Italy is likely to increase the average life of its debt this year for the first time since 2010 as European Central Bank bond purchases push yield-hungry investors towards riskier long-term debt. In a long-awaited turnaround of a trend that began during the euro zone debt crisis-- when Italy could only sell short-dated bonds-- the average...

  • SHANGHAI, April 17- Jiangsu province may delay a planned debt auction scheduled for April 23, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday, signaling a possible rocky start for China's fledgling municipal bond market in 2015.. The 64.8 billion yuan auction, if it proceeds as planned, would be the first such official issue by a local...

  • April 17- Hong Kong stocks fall on Friday but had a fifth straight weekly gain, thanks to hopes of further money inflows. Invesco Ltd's China fund venture said late on Thursday it has raised 11 billion yuan for China's first mutual fund product to buy Hong Kong stocks under the Connect scheme, confirming an earlier Reuters report. Among the most actively traded...

  • SHANGHAI, April 17- China stocks rose to fresh seven-year highs on Friday, posting their seventh straight week of gains, as investor interest shifted from pricy small caps to blue chip shares. "Index futures reflect market expectations, so the flood of money gushing into the stock market will be guided into blue chips," said Zhang Chen, analyst at Shanghai- based...