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  • What's missing in today's high-speed markets Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    There's one big gaping hole in today's high-speed markets, explains D Keith Ross, head alternative-market operator PDQ.

  • *Oil remains under pressure as talks on Iran continue. Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 recovered from a early wobble to put London's FTSE Germany's DAX and France's CAC up 0.5, 0.3 and 0.5 percent higher respectively as core bond markets yields nudged higher. Crude oil prices maintained their decline as an extension of talks between Iran and world powers...

  • JGBs mostly firm, taking cue from weaker stocks Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 1- Japanese government bonds mostly firmed on Wednesday on the first session of the country's new fiscal year, benefiting from a sharp selloff in stocks as well as the Bank of Japan's purchases under its massive asset-buying scheme. The notable exception was the 30- year zone, which slumped after the central bank opted to forego increasing its...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 31- Argentina made an interest payment on its restructured debt on Tuesday, an economy ministry spokeswoman said, although the money would almost certainly not reach most bondholders due to international lawsuits over defaulted bonds. A U.S. judge has barred Argentina from paying interest on bonds that were restructured after its 2002...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. BlackRock Enhanced Government Income Fund Inc.: Approximately 1,400 shares changed hands, a 90.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. class A: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.5 decrease from its 65- day average...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Arca had a technical glitch on Tuesday that resulted in some of the most popular exchange-traded funds being temporarily unavailable for trading and some investors paying more for stocks than they otherwise may have. ETFs have exploded in popularity over the past decade, making up 25-30 percent of all...

  • India's state banks are under pressure to improve profitability and slash bad loans, creating a more agile sector to help fuel economic growth. India's state banks hire largely through a nationwide exam system, bringing in entry-level staff who rise through the ranks over years. Bhattacharya, whose bank employs more than 215,000 people, is also working with...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. "We are also getting a little bit of safe-haven buying on the margin," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. Uncertainty over the talks in Switzerland on hammering out a nuclear deal between Iran and global powers was also driving some bids for Treasuries, according to Vishal Khanduja,...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. "We are also getting a little bit of safe-haven buying on the margin," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. Anxieties in Europe over Greece's finances were keeping the euro on track for its biggest losing quarter since the currency's introduction as central bankers in the region buy...

  • LONDON, March 31- Emerging market countries and companies sold just over $108 billion worth of hard currency bonds in the first three months of 2015, down over 10 percent from year-ago levels, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. The total is the lowest first quarter tally since 2011, partly because Russian and Brazilian companies, usually prolific...

  • Emerging market bond sales drop 10 percent in 2015 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    LONDON, March 31- Emerging market countries and companies sold just over $108 billion worth of hard currency bonds in the first three months of 2015, down over 10 percent from year-ago levels, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. The total is the lowest first quarter tally since 2011, partly because Russian and Brazilian companies, usually prolific...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 31- Argentina will make an interest payment on its restructured debt on Tuesday as planned, an economy ministry spokeswoman said, although payment will almost certainly not reach most bondholders. A U.S. judge has barred Argentina from paying interest on bonds that were restructured after its 2002 default until it settles with a group of U.S....

  • US STOCKS-Futures pull back after strong advance Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday, indicating a modest retreat from the previous session's rally, including the strongest session for the Dow in more than a month. *Energy shares will continue to be in focus as crude oil fell 2.3 percent to $47.58 per barrel, sending Exxon Mobil Corp down 0.7 percent to $85 in premarket trading.

  • LONDON, March 31- Italian government bonds delivered the best returns of euro zone investment grade debt in the first quarter, as the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme pushed yield-starved investors towards riskier credits. "The indirect effect the ECB programme has is that investors are searching for higher yields," said ING senior rate...

  • JGBs slip as firmer equities dents demand for debt Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:55 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 31- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Tuesday as a global rise in equities dented demand for safe-haven sovereign debt. The benchmark yield fell to a record low 0.195 percent in January but was poised to end the quarter about 5 basis points higher as the market has become exposed to higher volatility due to lower liquidity- a consequence of...

  • HONG KONG, March 31- Troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Holdings said it would not report its 2014 results as scheduled on Tuesday as it needed more time to assess its cash flow. Larger peer Sunac China Holdings, which has proposed a takeover, urged the bondholders to accept Kaisa's debt restructuring plan or risk the company running out of cash by...

  • The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.035 percent, up from 0.020 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.135 percent, up from 0.105 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.12 while a six-month bill sold for $9,993.18.

  • OTTAWA, March 30- Canada will stop issuing three-year bonds to concentrate more on the two- and five-year sectors, and it may also issue more ultra-long bonds in the coming fiscal year given strong demand and low rates, the Department of Finance said on Monday. The department said the benchmark-bond target range size would be C $10 billion to C $14 billion for the...

  • OTTAWA, March 30- Canada will stop issuing 3- year bonds in order to concentrate more on the 2- and 5- year sectors, and it may also issue more ultra-long bonds in the coming fiscal year given strong demand and low rates, the Department of Finance said on Monday. The department laid out its plans in its Debt Management Strategy for 2015-16, the fiscal year which...

  • *China signals stimuli for economy. Treasury debt prices were mostly little changed on Monday, with longer-dated maturities giving back some gains from last week, as equity markets rose on signs China was moving to bolster its massive economy. Stocks, which often move inversely from bonds in prices, surged to seven-year highs in China, helped by Beijing's...