*Spain, France to hold "difficult" debt sales. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy was growing fast enough to allow the central bank to trim its $85 billion monthly stimulus, with the goal of ending it in mid-2014.» Read More
*Five-year yield hit highest level since August 2011. NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. I thought that would give them more pause than it did, "said Thomas Graff, fixed income portfolio manager at Brown Advisory in Baltimore.
NEW YORK, June 19- Equities and bond prices pulled lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would maintain the pace of its bond buying and gave no explicit indication it was close to slowing the stimulus program.
NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. Anxious investors have awaited further signs from the Fed since Chairman Ben Bernanke on May 22 said the Fed may decide to pare its purchases in the next few meetings if the economic recovery maintains momentum.
NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. The Fed statement is due at 2 p.m., when it will also issue economic and interest rate projections. It will be followed by a news conference with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
WASHINGTON, June 19- The top U.S. derivatives regulator fined ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC $1 million for a raft of breaches in the handling of customer accounts over a period of three years.
NEW YORK, June 19- Long-dated U.S. Anxious investors have awaited further signs from the Fed since Chairman Ben Bernanke on May 22 said the Fed may decide to pare its purchases in the next few meetings if the economic recovery maintains momentum.
NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. Anxious investors have been nervously awaiting further signs from the Fed since Chairman Ben Bernanke on May 22 said the Fed may decide to pare its purchases in the next few meetings if the economic recovery maintains momentum.
NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stock index futures were up modestly Wednesday, holding on to gains over the last two days ahead of a highly anticipated Federal Reserve statement and news conference.
NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday following two days of gains ahead of a highly anticipated Federal Reserve statement and news conference. *The Fed will release a policy statement at 2:00 p.m. EDT, which will be followed soon after by a news conference with Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Nomura bear Bob Janjuah believes he knows the reason why the Fed will begin pulling back its easing program, and it's not about anything directly related to the economy.
TOKYO, June 19- Japanese government bonds were mixed on Wednesday in a move characteristic of low liquidity as many investors refrained from trading, looking to how the U.S.
TOKYO, June 19- Japanese government bonds were little changed on Wednesday in thin trading as investors look to how the U.S. *Investors think Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke might signal the Fed will start trimming its bond buying in September while stressing that tapering of stimulus will be gradual and a rate hike is still not on the horizon.
NEW YORK, June 18- Most U.S. The Fed's policy statement, to be released after the close of the meeting on Wednesday afternoon, could affirm remarks by Chairman Ben Bernanke last month that the U.S. central bank may decide to trim the amount of bond purchases in the next few meetings if the economic recovery maintains momentum. "
NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. Treasuries erased most of their earlier price losses in choppy trading on Tuesday, ahead of a planned purchase by the Federal Reserve of long-dated bonds. Benchmark 10- year notes were last down 1/ 32 in price to yield 2.19 percent, down from 2.22 percent earlier on Tuesday.
*Fed to buy $1.25 bln- $1.75 bln bonds due 2036-2043. NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. Some components to core are resuming their strength and that does tend to lend some credence to the fact that it will be stable, but stable at these levels is still missing the Fed's mandate, "said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.
NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, trading in a tight range ahead of the start of a highly anticipated Federal Reserve meeting.
JERUSALEM, June 18- The European Central Bank is ready to act to aid the euro zone economy if needed, while signs of market stabilisation mean interest rates are becoming a more effective tool again, ECB chief Mario Draghi said on Tuesday.
TOKYO, June 18- Japanese government bonds rose on Tuesday after a solid sale of 20- year bonds, though the benchmark yield remained in its recent range as investors awaited the outcome of this week's U.S.