NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. In addition, a report from the Labor Department showed initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 last week. "The bond market is saying tapering is coming," said Stan Shipley, bond strategist at ISI Group in New York.» Read More
LONDON, Dec 5- Investors continued to turn their backs on commodity exchange traded products in November with some $2.1 billion in global outflows, capping a dismal year for the gold-dominated asset class which has lost out to a rally in equities.
*Fed to buy $1.25 billion to $1.75 billion bonds due 2036 to 2043. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. "There was a significant drop in claims and a better than expected GDP number," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures turned negative on Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter and jobless claims fell for a third straight week.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of data on the labor market and economic growth that may help investors assess whether the Federal Reserve may accelerate its timetable to wind down its monetary stimulus.
LONDON, Dec 5- Dollar bonds issued by Ukrainian companies back in the easy-money times are taking a hit on doubts over the country's solvency and fears that a currency devaluation or capital curbs might propel firms into default.
LONDON, Dec 5- European shares looked to be stabilising after three days of sustained selling on Thursday, as focus turned to the European Central Bank's monthly meeting for any sign it is readying further support measures.
SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as persistent speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill.
*Asian shares subdued after soft Wall St, Nikkei off again. SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as never-ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill.
TOKYO, Dec 5- Japanese government bond prices ended the morning session steady to slightly lower on Thursday, tracking a fall in German bunds and U.S. In the Japanese market, buyers were cautious as the Ministry of Finance sells 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs with a 0.6 percent coupon. The auction results will be due at 12:45 p.m..
SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were off to a nervous start on Thursday as never- ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields, while Japanese shares tried to find their footing after taking a spill. Foreigners bought a net 368 billion yen worth of Japanese shares in the week through Nov. 30, on top of 709 billion yen in the week before that.
*Asian shares seen subdued after soft finish for Wall St. SYDNEY, Dec 5- Asian markets were off to a nervous start on Thursday as never- ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields while helping the dollar pare losses against the yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday for a fourth session while Treasury yields rose as traders were cautious ahead of jobs data later in the week that could determine whether the Federal Reserve will cut its stimulus soon.
NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday assigned a top "AAA" rating to Microsoft Corp.' s $8 billion in senior unsecured notes.
Three organizations, the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Benefits Council and the Investment Company Institute, which represents the mutual fund industry, contributed to the research and published the study.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds pulled about $1.4 billion from funds that mainly hold domestic stocks in the six days ended Nov. 26 on positive economic figures, data from the Investment Company Institute showed on Wednesday. Funds that mainly hold stocks of companies outside the United States attracted inflows of $2.9 billion.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- Portfolio manager Joel Beam has spent the last 13 years investing in a part of the market that even many professional investors aren't familiar with. There are now 41 preferred funds tracked by Morningstar; 10 years ago there were only five, including the Forward fund.
*Stocks down as ADP, home sales data counter services numbers. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks fell back on Wednesday after a brief rebound while Treasury yields edged higher as strong data on U.S. private-sector jobs growth and home sales raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will roll back its stimulus sooner than later.
LONDON, Dec 4- Euro zone bonds fell across the board on Wednesday as U.S. data showed growing momentum in the world's biggest economy that could prompt the Federal Reserve to start scaling back its monetary stimulus soon.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. The market stabilized after the Institute for Supply Management's gauge on U.S. services industries fell more than expected in November, suggesting slower growth in that sector and reviving some bids for government bonds.
*Wall Street higher after weak start on mixed data. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 4- Stocks edged higher after a weak start on Wall Street on Wednesday, while Treasury yields rose after strong data on U.S. private-sector jobs growth and home sales raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will roll back its stimulus sooner than later.