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  • UK 10-year gilt yields hit 2015 high ahead of election Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    LONDON, May 5- Ten-year British government bond yields surged to their highest level this year on Tuesday, two days before voters go to the polls in the hardest-to-predict national election since the 1970 s. Robust U.S. non-manufacturing data caused gilts to extend losses made earlier in the day when traders were catching up with global bond price falls from...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. The selling on Tuesday, often by traders winding down Treasury positions as inflation pressures show signs of quickening, accelerated after the Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 57.8 last month from 56.5 in March. "That was better than forecast," said Anthony Valeri, fixed-income strategist at LPL Financial in San...

  • LONDON, May 5- Greek bond yields rose on Tuesday on reports that the International Monetary Fund may cut a funding lifeline to Greece unless its European partners accept more debt writedowns. The warning, reported in the Financial Times to have been made by the IMF's European head, Poul Thomsen, to euro zone finance ministers at their meeting in Riga last month,...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of investment firm DoubleLine Capital, said on Monday he recommended that investors buy Puerto Rican municipal bonds partly for their yield, despite their risk. "Puerto Rican muni bonds are my recommendation for a risky thing to buy because they have priced in a lot of problems," Gundlach said at the annual Sohn...

  • May 4- The Pimco Total Return Fund, launched by Bill Gross, has lost its title as the world's biggest bond mutual fund, following two years of withdrawals. On Monday, Pimco said investors yanked another $5.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund last month, bringing its assets to $110.4 billion at end of April. Outflows from the flagship Pimco Total Return Fund,...

  • Treasuries prices fell on Monday, with the long-end of the curve suffering the most of the sell-off and extending the prior week's declines amid low trading volumes because of holidays in Tokyo and London. Analysts said a combination of factors affected the 30- year Treasury, including negative yields in Europe and a drop in demand for new bonds, plus hints of...

  • Rates decline at weekly US Treasury auction Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.020 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.070 percent, down from 0.095 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.62 while a six-month bill sold for $9,996.46.

  • Treasuries prices turned slightly negative while hewing to narrow ranges on Monday, marking a mixture of consolidation from last week's sharp decline and low trading volumes given holidays in Tokyo and London. I think the market is looking for some stability and toward Friday's payrolls data, "said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- U.S. Treasuries prices were modestly higher on Monday, hewing to narrow ranges on a combination of consolidation from last week's sharp decline and low trading volumes given holidays in Tokyo and London. "A lot of U.S. data this week and I've been thinking the front-end will be more informative, because if you do get a pickup in data over this week, then...

  • RPT-Shrinking liquidity exposes markets to crunch Monday, 4 May 2015 | 5:19 AM ET

    LONDON, May 1- The calm on global financial markets masks a growing threat to their smooth functioning should shrinking liquidity morph into an outright crunch in response to a U.S. interest rate rise or some other shock. Some analysts blamed the sell-off on a lack of liquidity, with Commerzbank going so far as to call it a "flash crash." Analysis from GreySpark...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment conglomerate rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from...

  • *Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. Investors have pared their holdings of U.S. government debt since mid-April, as heavy debt supply and diminished pessimism about Europe reduced the safe-haven allure of Treasuries, German Bunds and British gilts. "The fundamentals in Europe are turning and there may be an acknowledgement of that,"...

  • LONDON, May 1- Investors are unlikely to take big bets on Britain's government bond market ahead of next Thursday's closely fought national election, with opinion polls offering little clarity about the next government. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party remains deadlocked with the opposition Labour party in opinion polls, and strategists...

  • *Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. NEW YORK, May 1- The U.S. Treasuries lost 0.53 percent in April, following a 0.63 percent gain in March, an index compiled by Barclays showed.

  • May 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday ahead of the release of data that could support signs that the economy is regaining momentum after stumbling in the first quarter. *Construction spending is expected to have risen in March after slipping in February, while the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index is expected to have...

  • LONDON, May 1- Financial markets are betting that the threat of deflation in the euro zone has all but evaporated, calling into doubt forecasts that benchmark German government bond yields could drop to zero or even below. Above-forecast April inflation figures in Germany on Wednesday- albeit still only 0.3 percent- were a major factor behind the surge yields.

  • Shrinking liquidity exposes markets to crunch Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    LONDON, May 1- The calm on global financial markets masks a growing threat to their smooth functioning should shrinking liquidity morph into an outright crunch in response to a U.S. interest rate rise or some other shock. Some analysts blamed the sell-off on a lack of liquidity, with Commerzbank going so far as to call it a "flash crash". Analysis from GreySpark...

  • TOKYO, May 1- Japanese government bond prices extended losses on Friday as the market continued to feel the heat from a sobering rout in German Bunds. The two-year yield climbed half a basis point to 0.005 percent, its rise slowed by the Bank of Japan's regular debt-purchasing operation centred on short-end JGBs. The Japanese financial markets will be closed...

  • DIARY-Government Debt Auctions to June 30 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    01 May Japan Auction for Enhanced-liquidity 04 May 1350 France Auction of BTF treasury notes 04 May Netherlands DTC Auction 05 May Belgium Auction of treasury bills 06 May Sweden Auction of Government bonds 06 May Germany 5 bln Eur Auction of 2- year Federal Note. 11 May Norway Auction of treasury bills 11 May Germany 2 bln Eur Auction of treasury bills 11 May...

  • Athenahealth climbs aftermarket following 1Q results Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    WATERTOWN, Mass.— Shares of Athenahealth Inc. bounced back in aftermarket trading Thursday after the company reported its first-quarter results. Athenahealth said it lost $8.8 million, or 23 cents per share, in the first quarter, and it reported a similar loss a year ago. Athenahealth maintained its full-year guidance, which calls for a profit of $1.10 to $1.20...