*Treasury sells $99 bln in 2-, 5-, 7- year notes next week. NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. Now the market has heard Bernanke and seen the minutes and we're seeing some better data, the market is going to start to decide where they think the Fed is going, sooner than later, "said Jason Rogan, managing director of Treasuries trading at Guggenheim Partners in New York."
LONDON, May 24- Spanish and Italian government bond yields rose on Friday as investors sought safety before a long weekend, favouring German Bunds over lower-rated paper.
NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. Treasuries extended their price gains on Friday and benchmark 10- year yields dipped below 2 percent as stocks fell and investors reevaluated whether the recent bond selloff is overdone.
LONDON, May 24- Investors betting on a continuation of Japan's six-month runaway bull market suffered their biggest scare yet on Thursday as the Nikkei 225 lost more than 7%- its largest one-day loss in more than two years.
LONDON, May 24- Extreme volatility in the Japanese government bond market could trigger a sell-off on a par with what happened throughout the third quarter of 2003, when local banks and foreign investors were forced to dump their JGB holdings after heightened volatility caused the assets to exceed internal value-at-risk limits.
*Treasury to sell $99 billion in 2, 5 and 7- year notes next week. NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. Now the market has heard Bernanke and seen the minutes and we're seeing some better data, the market is going to start to decide where they think the Fed is going sooner than later, "said Jason Rogan, managing director of Treasuries trading at Guggenheim Partners in New York."
NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. stock index futures trimmed declines on Friday after data showed orders for durable goods rose more than expected last month, providing an encouraging sign for the factory sector.
NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Friday and prices turned negative after data showed that orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in April. Benchmark 10- year note yields increased to 2.03 percent, from around 2.01 before the data.
NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, setting up Wall Street for its first weekly decline since mid April, amid concern the central bank may scale back its support to the economy.
Argentina is still struggling with the fallout from its roughly $100 billion sovereign debt default 11 years ago. One judge ordered Argentina to pay holdouts the full $1.33 billion owed them the next time it serviced restructured debt. Argentina appealed, and a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected in the coming weeks.
Meiji Yasuda, one of Japan's three largest life insurers, had said last month that it would consider buying higher-yielding foreign bonds as the central bank's policies were expected to erode the already marginal yields on Japanese government debt. Japan's life insurers hold roughly half of their assets in JGBs.
TOKYO, May 24- Japanese government bond prices mostly fell on Friday, though they pared losses as the stock market wildly gyrated and the benchmark yield remained well shy of the one percent threshold touched a day before. The Bank of Japan's regular bond-buying operation also provided some support to prices.
At 0603 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.1-0.5 percent.
*BOJ has no targets for stock prices, forex-Kuroda. *Adds bond market stability is "extremely desirable". TOKYO, May 24- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday expressed confidence the central bank can stem bond market volatility with flexible market operations and engineer a steady recovery in the world's third-largest economy.
That seems to have ended rather abruptly in the 24 hours beginning with the Bank of Japan's disappointing response to bond market volatility on Thursday and including Ben Bernanke's anodyne but market-roiling comments on Wednesday on the possibility of a policy taper.
*Prices gain after solid demand for $13 bln TIPS sale. NEW YORK, May 23- U.S. The bond market was on another rollercoaster ride on heavy volume, a day after remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke about the U.S. central bank's bond purchase program prompted a massive selloff in Treasuries.
NEW YORK, May 23- U.S. The bond market was on another roller-coaster ride on heavy volume, a day after remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke about the U.S. central bank's bond purchase program prompted a massive sell-off in Treasuries.
*Hikes size to $465 mln from $350 mln. DUBAI, May 23- National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the UAE's largest lender by market value, has increased its convertible bond offering to $465 million following high demand from investors for a rare convertible from the Gulf region. NBAD shares closed on Thursday at 12.05 dirhams.