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  • *Officials suggest no rush to trim $4.5 trln balance sheet. *As much as $500 bln in mortgage, Treasury bonds expire in 2016. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- The Federal Reserve is sketching out plans to prevent an abrupt contraction in its massive balance sheet next year, when as much as $500 billion in bonds expire and risk disrupting markets and the U.S. economic...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 nations, was off 0.28 percent, while Wall Street traded higher after a weak opening. "We are seeing a bit of a risk-off trade in equities that is translated into some buying of Treasuries," said Donald Ellenberger, strategist and portfolio manager at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Bond selloff cools; euro, stocks fall Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    *Wall Street opens mixed, European shares slip. NEW YORK, May 7- The global bond market rout slowed on Thursday as long-term borrowing costs retreated from their highest level in more than five months, but the recent surge in yields kept pressure on stocks worldwide. "After years of over wading in fixed income, a lot of bond investors are starting to take stock and...

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen's warning on Wednesday of high equity valuations also added pressure to the U.S. stock market as anxiety about interest rates continue. *At 8:30 a.m. EDT, the U.S. Labor Department will release jobless claims figures, which is expected to show new applications likely picked up last week. *Alibaba's shares jumped 7.5 percent to $86 in...

  • The regional FTSEurofirst was led down by 1.2 and 1.8 percent falls on Germany's Dax and France's CAC 40 and as the euro hit its highest level against the dollar and other top currencies since February. Bond markets were taking some heavy blows again too with Germany's normally rock-solid Bunds on course for their biggest jump in yields in over a decade and...

  • LONDON, May 7- Gold extended losses into a second day on Thursday, falling almost one percent as higher bond yields dented its investment appeal, while uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate hike also weighed. "The fact that we've got this back-up in long-term real yields would suggest to me that the risk is still to the downside for gold," Deutsche Bank analyst...

  • LONDON, May 7- Investors dumped emerging stocks and bonds on Thursday, as German and U.S. bond yields hit multi-week highs, pushing equity indexes down 1-2 percent and fueling heavy currency losses. MSCI's main emerging equity index lost 1.4 percent, touching a one-month low, while Asian shares excluding Japan lost 1.6 percent, led by a 2.75 percent rout on Chinese...

  • TOKYO, May 7- Japanese government bond prices tumbled on Thursday, with benchmark futures posting their biggest daily drop in two years, hit by falls in European and U.S. bonds this week while Japanese markets were shut for holidays. Signs of a pick-up in the European economy, a warning from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on a rise in long-term yields, and...

  • *Officials suggest no rush to trim $4.5 trln balance sheet. *Some $500 bln in mortgage, Treasury bonds expire in 2016. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- The Federal Reserve is sketching out plans to prevent an abrupt contraction in its massive balance sheet next year, when some $500 billion in bonds expire and risk disrupting markets and the U.S. economic recovery.

  • *Gold extends losses to second session. SINGAPORE, May 7- Gold extended losses into a second session on Thursday as higher bond yields dented the investment appeal of the metal, while uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate hike also weighed. Spot gold fell 0.4 percent to $1,186.95 an ounce by 0416 GMT, after losing 0.1 percent in the previous session, holding below...

  • TOKYO, May 7- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a one-month low on Thursday as a worldwide drop in government bond prices spread unease to Japanese stocks during this week's national holidays, compounded by a sell-off on Wall Street. Markets were closed in Japan from Monday to Wednesday for the Golden Week holidays. "Hedge funds are unwinding their positions...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold capped below $1,200 as bond yields jump Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 7- Gold remained under pressure on Thursday as higher bond yields dented the investment appeal of the metal, while uncertainty over the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike also weighed. Spot gold was little changed at $1,190.31 an ounce by 0050 GMT, after losing 0.1 percent in the previous session and still firmly below the key $1,200 level.

  • Verizon Communications Inc is the latest distributor to challenge the traditional pay-TV universe when it launched in April a new slimmed-down package of channels with the option to add on genres such as sports, kids or news. Fox, along with Comcast Corp's NBC Universal, said Verizon's service violates their contracts that allow Verizon to carry their...

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Stocks on major world markets fell on Wednesday, as European borrowing costs reached their highest level this year, while the U.S. dollar slumped against major currencies after weak American economic data. The uncertainty is that these are pretty significant moves, "said Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer at Horizon Investment Services in...

  • *Treasuries compete with $18 bln of Apple, Shell deals. NEW YORK, May 6- U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that pushed yields to 2015 peaks and large bond sales by Apple Inc and Royal Dutch Shell.

  • May 6- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to gains from investments and derivatives. MetLife has long had a substantial derivatives program designed to smooth out risks stemming from changes to interest rates, currency exchange rates and equities. MetLife's total operating revenue fell slightly...

  • *Treasuries compete with $18 bln of Apple, Shell deals. NEW YORK, May 6- U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that pushed yields to 2015 peaks and large bond sales by Apple Inc and Royal Dutch Shell.

  • BOSTON, May 6- Puerto Rico's troubled electric utility on Wednesday asked a U.S. appeals court for an alternative to restructure some $9 billion in debt, saying it would otherwise be at the mercy of U.S. bond funds. The legal battle moved on Wednesday to Boston where lawyers for both sides argued for more than an hour before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First...

  • LONDON, May 5- Ten-year British government bond yields surged to their highest level this year on Tuesday, two days before voters go to the polls in the hardest-to-predict national election since the 1970 s. Robust U.S. non-manufacturing data caused gilts to extend losses made earlier in the day when traders were catching up with global bond price falls from...

  • U.S., EU officials clash over derivatives rules Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    LONDON, May 6- U.S. and European Union regulators clashed on Wednesday over how to provide solid financial backing for the world's $630 trillion derivatives market and also avoid duplication of rules that would be costly for banks and other players. But the difficulty in getting agreement between the EU and the United States has held up the process.