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  • 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...

  • U.S. Treasury to sell $40 bln in 4-week bills Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 30- For details of the U.S.

  • TREASURIES-Prices ease as Wall Street rallies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    *China signals stimuli for economy. Treasury debt prices softened on Monday, 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 unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk...

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher, but crude oil weakens Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    *M&A deal lifts sentiment; UnitedHealth unit to buy Catamaran. NEW YORK, March 30- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, pointing to a second straight daily gain as a trio of M&A deals lifted sentiment after a recent bout of weakness. *In deal news, OptumRx Corp, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth $12.78...

  • NEW YORK— Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy partnerships in hopes of earning more income. "I thought,' OK, someone is watching over me,'" says Bernardo, now 57, of Wantagh, New York.

  • JGBs slip in volatile trade before fiscal year-end Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:03 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 30- Japanese government bond prices slipped across the board on Monday in volatile trade as investors closed their books before the March 31 domestic fiscal year-end. Traders said liquidity, already low due to the Bank of Japan's regular debt buying operations, has dried up further as many investors opted for the sidelines before the fiscal...

  • SHANGHAI, March 30- China's once-struggling mutual fund industry is riding high on the country's surging stock market, with new funds snapped up in days by investors who long shunned shares as too risky. This marks a success for policymakers working to build confidence in equities and a relief for China's fund management industry. In January and February, 75...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Bondholders of Puerto Rico's struggling power authority PREPA have offered it $2 billion in new capital- $1.2 billion of which would fund a new natural gas operation- in exchange for assurances it would repay its debt, two people close to the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The Ad Hoc group of creditors, which includes OppenheimerFunds,...

  • The regulator announced it was taking the measure due to what it called Citigroup Inc's deal with litigating hedge funds in the U.S. courts in the country's long-running legal fight over unpaid debt. The leftist government is concerned Citigroup's departure may further hamper the chances of interest payments on debt restructured after its record 2002...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. Treasury yields fell and held near session lows on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave mildly hawkish comments on a potential interest rate increase this year and as investors bought bonds ahead of month-end rebalancing. "Month-end is on Tuesday and there's a fairly large index extension," said Daniel Mulholland, head of...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS INCREASE SLIGHTLY AFTER YELLEN SPEECH RELEASED, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS 1.96 PCT.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT BEFORE YELLEN SPEECH, YIELDS FALL TO 2.53 PCT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS BEFORE YELLEN SPEECH, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.95 PCT.