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  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- Benchmark U.S. Treasury Trading at Barclays in New York. The Commerce Department said consumer spending increased 0.2 percent last month, while economists polled by Reuters had forecast a 0.3 percent gain, and also said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft declined 1.3 percent last month.

  • *Markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight losses at the open on Wednesday as jobless claims rose to their highest level since September, though market moves were light going into the Thanksgiving holiday. Shares could also some pressure after weak results from Hewlett-Packard Co and...

  • Stern Advice-The loss leaders of the investment world Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 26- Every industry has its loss leaders, and the investment world is no different. Companies including Blackrock Inc, Vanguard and Charles Schwab have been competing to offer investors the lowest cost shares possible on these products. "We believe we will keep that client for a long time," said John Sturiale, senior vice president of product management...

  • *Markets will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly higher on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a flurry of economic data that will be released throughout the morning, which could indicate whether the market's record levels are justified. *While tech shares could see some pressure...

  • India's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— India's largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed mainly at attracting investments from the country's 170 million Muslims.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the country's capital markets regulator, recently allowed the government-owned State Bank of India and three mutual funds to launch Shariah...

  • TOKYO, Nov 26- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly lower on Wednesday, drawing little help from solid U.S. Treasuries overnight as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of a 40- year bond auction. The current 10- year JGB yield stood flat at 0.445 percent while the 20- year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 1.225 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Month-end buying of Treasury notes boosted demand at the Treasury's auction of $35 billion in five-year notes, analysts said. "It was a vote of confidence in U.S. bonds versus other sovereign fixed income instruments," said Tyler Tucci, Treasury strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut, on the strong bidding.

  • The purchases were part of a broad U.S. bond market rally in the wake of record low 10- year yields across Europe and a robust $35 billion five-year Treasuries note auction, analysts said. At 2:06 p.m. EST, 34,856 contracts of 10- year Treasury note futures for March 2015 delivery traded at a price of 126-9/ 32 and 18,950 contracts of March 2015 30- year Treasury...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early at a favorable price, saying the second-largest U.S. natural gas company waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S.

  • Puerto Rico to halt buses, trains amid fiscal woes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's government is preparing to paralyze public transportation across the U.S. territory following a legislative impasse over a proposed oil tax increase meant to strengthen a debt-ridden transportation agency amid growing bankruptcy concerns. Buses and trains that serve an estimated 75,000 people daily will cease...

  • UPDATE 1-Chesapeake Energy loses in bond dispute appeal Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early at a favorable price, saying the second-largest U.S. natural gas company waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. long-dated Treasuries yields hit one-month lows on Tuesday, following euro zone bond yields lower, while an upward revision to third-quarter U.S. gross domestic product growth limited the declines. U.S. 30- year Treasury yields moved in tandem with euro zone bond yields, which held at record lows on the prospect of more stimulus measures from...

  • *S&P 500 has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, indicating major indexes would push even further into record territory, following a reading on economic growth that was much stronger than expected. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9...

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up with indexes at records Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    *S&P has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday as the market's long-running upward bias looked to continue, though further gains may be difficult to come by in a week that's expected to be quiet. *Market moves this week could be amplified by low volume, which is expected with some market participants...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund's holdings of domestic bonds fell below half its assets for the first time in the third quarter, highlighting an aggressive shift to riskier assets in line with a push from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The roughly $25 billion drop in holdings of low-yielding Japanese government bonds by the...

  • JPX-Nikkei 400 futures debut amid growing ROE interest Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    It was jointly developed by Japan Exchange Group and Nikkei Inc. The index has been endorsed by some of Japan's most influential financial institutions. Last month, the Bank Of Japan said it will buy exchange-traded funds that track the JPX-Nikkei 400 when it tripled annual purchases of ETFs to about 3 trillion yen. The Government Pension Investment Fund,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese government bond yields edged lower on Tuesday, with the longer-dated maturities supported by investors extending the duration of their bond portfolios. Decline in other sovereign debt yields, notably those of the euro zone which fell Monday on bets the European Central Bank would include government debt when it expands its asset...

  • Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to their lowest level in six weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.020 percent, down from 0.025 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.50,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. "It's certainly very difficult to interpret it as a hawkish vote on Fed policy," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, on the strong bidding at Monday's auction. Treasury still has $13 billion in two-year floating rate notes, $35 billion in five-year notes and $29 billion in seven-year notes...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Ex-Goldman Sachs trader Jonathan Goldberg's oil fund is up nearly 15 percent on the year, an outlier in a market where some big names such as Astenbeck's Andy Hall are struggling to hold on to profits, industry sources said on Monday. Goldberg's New York- based BBL Commodities Value Fund, which manages almost $380 million, gained about 14 percent...