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  • A guide to Greece's debt crisis and what's at stake Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece is out of cash to repay debts due as soon as next week. Without a deal to get more loans, Greece could be unable to repay a series of loans to the IMF in June, the first of which is due on the 5th. Since Greece's rescue program started in May 2010, money has been disbursed in installments, with debt inspectors from the IMF, European Central Bank and...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- Judging by the latest performance rankings, two 529 college savings plans in particular look enticing. SavingForCollege.com, a plan comparison website that publishes rankings each quarter, said the District of Columbia's direct-sold DC 529 College Savings Program topped the lists for one-, three- and five-year performance as of March 31.

  • *Greece concerns push long-dated yields lower. Treasury yields hit two-week highs on Tuesday on continued expectations that the Federal Reserve would hike rates this year, while yields on longer-dated Treasuries slid on concerns over Greece and global economic growth. "I viewed it as a fairly economy-friendly report," said Justin Hoogendoorn, fixed income...

  • Sterling near 2-1/2 month high against struggling euro Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    LONDON, May 26- Sterling rose to a 2-1/ 2 month high against a struggling euro on Tuesday, with the single currency weighed down by Greece's debt problems and interest rate differentials moving in favour of the British pound. It was last trading at 70.87 pence, down 0.1 percent on the day, having been hit in recent days by a senior European Central Bank official who...

  • DUBAI, May 26- Egypt has chosen banks to handle its return to the international bond market after a gap of five years, underlining a return of economic and political stability in the country after its Arab Spring uprising of 2011.. BNP Paribas, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Natixis will arrange the investor meeetings for Egypt, which is rated B3/B-/B by...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower ahead of raft of data Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    May 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday ahead of a raft of data and after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank could raise interest rates this year. *New home sales data at 10:00 a.m. ET is expected to show sales increased to an adjusted annual rate of 510,000 units in April from 481,000 units in March.

  • FRANKFURT, May 26- German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse is set to unveil a joint venture with Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Financial Futures Exchange aimed at easing European investors' access to Chinese shares and ETFs, two people familiar with the plans said. "A central goal for Deutsche Boerse is to expand its cooperation with China," one of the people...

  • Sterling hits 2-1/2 month high against a weaker euro Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    LONDON, May 26- Sterling rose to a 2-1/ 2 month high against a struggling euro on Tuesday, with the single currency weighed down by Greece's debt problems and interest rate differentials moving in favour of the British pound. The euro has been hit in recent days by a senior European Central Bank official flagging the possibility of aggressive bond buying and...

  • SHANGHAI, May 26- Chinese five- and ten-year treasury futures for September delivery were down nearly one percent today, in their sharpest one day move since hitting the market, as rising municipal bond supply threatens to complicate the central bank's easing bias. The rebound in yields is likely partly technical, after the central bank cut its policy rate by 25...

  • SHANGHAI, May 26- Chinese five-year treasury yields have risen 16 basis points in the past ten days to 3.16 percent, following a flurry of new municipal bond issuance by heavily indebted provinces. "The central bank's easing policies will mainly push down one- or two-year rates," said Frances Cheung, Head of Rates Strategy Asia Ex-Japan at Societe Generale.

  • TOKYO, May 26- Japanese government bond prices stood little changed on Tuesday after paring earlier losses on decent results from a 20- year debt auction. Japan's public pension funds have been moving away from government bonds and into stocks and foreign assets in search of higher returns. Yet heavy buying of JGBs by the Bank of Japan conducting its...

  • COLOMBO, May 25- Sri Lanka's parliament will launch a new inquiry into a controversial government bond deal after the main opposition party said an initial investigation that cleared the central bank chief of any direct role was not independent. The opposition United People's Freedom Party, which has a majority of seats in parliament, has alleged corruption...

  • JGBs sag on caution towards auction, weaker Treasuries Monday, 25 May 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 25- Japanese government bond prices sagged on Monday on following a retreat by U.S. The losses by JGBs, however, were contained as the market took heart after seeing firm results to the Bank of Japan's debt buying operation. Japan's finance ministry will sell 1.2 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs on Tuesday with caution towards the sale and selling by dealers...

  • HONG KONG, May 25- Shanghai copper slipped to its lowest in more than three weeks on Monday, tracking last week's losses in London after the Federal Reserve sent a strong signal it would raise interest rates this year, boosting the dollar. *The most-traded July copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 1.2 percent to 44,630 yuan a tonne.

  • May 22- U.S. miner Arch Coal Inc is in talks with restructuring advisers as it seeks to reduce its debt, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. Arch Coal and its rivals have been under pressure as power utilities switch to cheaper natural gas and big consumers such as China reduce imports. Arch Coal said in a statement...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. If it continues, they will be ready to move later on this year, "said Todd Hedtke, vice president of investment management with Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, in a speech to a business group in Providence, Rhode Island, said a rate increase would be appropriate this year if the economy shows further...

  • TOKYO— Japan needs "bold action" on revamping its economy and improving its precarious national finances, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest assessment of the world's third-largest economy. It said doubts about Japan's "long-term fiscal sustainability"— whether it can pay off its huge debt— could rise if investors lose confidence.

  • *Ukraine at odds with bondholders over $23 bln debt. Ukraine is now in regular contact with a group of its largest bondholders, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko told Reuters by telephone from Riga, striking a more optimistic note. A key sticking point has been bondholders' repeated objection to a writedown on the face value of the bonds, a' haircut' Ukraine insists...

  • LONDON, May 22- German bond yields headed for their first weekly fall in five weeks on Friday as the market focused again on central banks' continued use of heavy stimulus, which is helping to bring stability after weeks of violent price swings. Greece was the exception in the European bond market, as its yields rose after the latest talks with creditors failed to...

  • *April core price rise revives bets on Fed rate hike. *Fed's Yellen to speak on economy at 1 p.m.. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S.