*Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stock index futures were flat and pointed to a lower open on Thursday after three days of gains on Wall Street, weighed by results including those from Google and IBM and ahead of employment and regional business growth data.» Read More
TOKYO, April 17- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Thursday, reflecting the absence of catalysts with Tokyo equities held to a narrow range after the previous session's surge.
BOSTON, April 16- Templeton bond fund manager Michael Hasenstab, a major investor in Ukraine debt, maintained his exposure to the crisis-torn country in one of his small emerging-market funds.
NEW YORK, April 16- Utility share prices, a reliable leading indicator of stock market ructions, are flashing red.
BOSTON, April 16- American Funds, the No. 3 U.S. mutual fund family, advised some customers to change user names and passwords on Wednesday as the number of companies and people affected by the notorious "Heartbleed" bug grows.
*Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Better-then-expected growth in China, the world's largest economy, and a rally in Yahoo shares helped stocks rise for a third straight session.
BOSTON, April 16- American Funds, one of the largest U.S. mutual funds families, sent an email to 825,000 shareholders on Wednesday advising them to change user names and passwords, citing "a very narrow window of risk" related to the "Heartbleed" Internet threat.
BOSTON, April 16- American Funds, one of the largest U.S. mutual funds families, sent an email to 825,000 shareholders on Wednesday, advising them to change their passwords, citing "a very narrow window of risk" related to the Heartbleed Internet threat.
*Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. China, the world's second-largest economy, grew 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. "That momentarily took the air out of that move," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.
*Bank of America posts loss, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after China's economic growth came in above expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
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TOKYO, April 16- Benchmark Japanese government bond prices edged down on Wednesday, against the backdrop of firmer equities, with JGB market moves limited by caution ahead of Thursday's sale of 20- year bonds.
*Prices gain as Ukraine tensions spark safety buying. Treasury debt prices gained on Tuesday as rising tensions in Ukraine sparked a safety bid for U.S. bonds, and a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish economic momentum.
US TREASURIES PRICES GAIN ON UKRAINE TENSIONS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.62 PCT.
The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day. "As long as the market can close on a positive note, it sends a signal to investors that there are bargains in the market still to be had," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial.
Treasuries prices were steady on Tuesday after a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish economic momentum, and as consumer price pressures remained benign.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Tuesday as earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson helped overshadow a mixed bag of economic data.
*Yahoo, Morgan Stanley rise after research notes. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson and ahead of economic data including inflation and manufacturing.
TOKYO, April 15- The Bank of Japan's massive purchases of government debt hit a milestone this week, sucking liquidity out of the market to such an extent that the benchmark 10- year bond went untraded for more than a day, the first time in 13 years.
ATHENS, Greece— Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets. Greece raised 1.625 billion euros in Tuesday's sale, which was 2.73 times oversubscribed.
TOKYO, April 15- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday, erasing small earlier losses after an auction of five-year JGBs drew solid bids. The 10- year JGB futures ticked up 0.04 point to 145.09, coming back from the day's low of 144.99.