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  • LONDON, April 10- Banks will not have to hold as much capital as feared to cover trading losses, global regulators said on Thursday in their latest easing of rules to avoid crimping economic recovery.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. technology stocks slumped on Thursday, resuming recent weakness in shares that had led U.S. stocks higher for more than a year, while Greece's much-heralded return to the bond market buoyed euro zone debt.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. and European equity markets resumed their downward trend on Thursday, driving investors into safe-haven government bonds, while Greece's much-heralded return to the bond market buoyed euro zone debt.

  • *Fed to buy $2.75- $3.50 billion debt that matures in 2018. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. Treasuries prices rose modestly on Thursday before a $13 billion auction of 30- year bonds after market-friendly minutes from the Federal Reserve's March policy meeting spurred a rally in short-to-medium notes, sending yields to three-week lows.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stock index futures trimmed their losses on Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected in the latest week, a positive sign for the labor market. S&P 500 futures fell 1.3 point and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:47 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    Stocks take another tumble; eBay heads lower GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt Applications for US jobless aid dip 32 K to 300,000 NY judge sentences SAC Capital in $1.8 B fraud deal Dieters move past calories, food makers follow Average US 30- year mortgage rate down to 4.34 pct. Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores Ally shares slide in first-day trading EBay, Icahn settle proxy fight

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:47 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    Stocks slide on Wall Street; Volatile biotechnology sector takes another plunge; eBay down General Motors puts 2 engineers on paid leave in ignition switch recall case Putin warns European leaders: Gas dispute with Ukraine can threaten their own energy supplies Lowest number of Americans seeking jobless benefits in almost 7 years, declines 32 K to 300,000 NY judge sentences SAC Capital according to terms of government's record $1.8 B fraud deal Americans look past calories as approach to dieting evolves; major brands feel sales slide Average US rate on 30- year mortgage falls to 4.34 pct.; 15- year loan eases to 3.38 pct. Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores as it tries to improve financial performance Banker and auto lender Ally holds largest IPO of the year but shares drop in midday trading EBay, Icahn settle proxy fight; Icahn withdraws proposal that PayPal be spun off from eBay

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. LONDON, April 10- Greece's much-heralded return to the bond market buoyed euro zone debt on Thursday, outperforming flat equity markets as gains driven by easing U.S. interest rate concerns fizzled out.

  • *Greece returns to bond markets, ends four-year exile. *Greece sees sale as first step to end austerity, bailout.

  • *Greece returns to bond markets, lifts fixed income. *Equities best asset class- Hampstead Capital's van Dam. LONDON, April 10- Greece's stunning return to the bond market buoyed European fixed income assets on Thursday, enabling euro zone bond prices to strengthen and outperform flat equity markets.

  • LONDON, April 10- LONDON, April 10- Two years after being at the epicentre of the European sovereign debt crisis, Greece has returned to the bond markets to much fanfare with a heavily subscribed 3 bn five-year deal offering a yield of just 4.95%.

  • *Financial markets take soft China data in stride. LONDON, April 10- Equities rose on Thursday as markets took heart from minutes of the Federal Reserve's March meeting, which suggested U.S. policymakers would be more cautious about raising interest rates than some had expected.

  • Greece returns to bond markets with a bang Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    The sale is a milestone for Greece. Greece has been relying on funds from international bailouts since May 2010— in return for which it has imposed a series of deeply unpopular spending cuts and tax hikes. The bond issue came a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected in Athens on a brief visit to meet with Samaras.

  • Nasdaq leads markets lower again Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    LONDON— Another drop in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index prompted renewed jitters across financial markets on Thursday despite earlier relief over Greece's successful bond market return. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent at 6,641.97 but Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,454.54.

  • Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds - WSJ Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    April 10- Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspaper.

  • *Markets take soft China data in stride. TOKYO, April 10- Asian shares look to extend recent solid gains on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested the Fed may be more cautious towards raising interest rates than markets had thought.

  • JGBs dip as Tokyo stocks retrace sharp losses Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 10- Japanese government bonds prices dipped on Thursday as Tokyo stocks rebounded from the previous day's sharp losses and dampened demand for safe haven, low yield debt. Traders said the lack of inclusion of super long JGBs at the Bank of Japan's regular bond-purchasing market operation and overnight losses by longer-dated U.S.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 9- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Wednesday that his country would honor the terms of the $700 million bond offering it plans to make to foreign investors this year, its first international debt sale since a $3.2 billion default in 2008..

  • *Fed minutes show officials concerned about "overreaction" in markets. TOKYO, April 10- Asian shares look to extend recent solid gains on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested the Fed may be more cautious towards raising interest rates than markets had thought.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, cut its holdings of U.S. government-related securities and mortgages for the second straight month in March on continued bets that the Federal Reserve will conclude bond purchases this year, data from the firm's website showed on Wednesday.

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