TOKYO, March 12- Japanese government bonds edged up on Wednesday, as share prices swung lower in Japan and across Asia on concerns about the economic uncertainty in China and United States as well as political tensions in Ukraine.» Read More
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.
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.
*Standard Chartered falls as it warns on profits. Standard Chartered was a stand out faller, dropping 6.3 percent in heavy volume as it warned that profit would probably drop this year after Asian growth slowed over the past five months. "We prefer HSBC for its more diversified earnings stream and higher dividend yield."
*Fed to buy up $3.50 billion in medium-term debt. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. "The market is pricing in a slightly higher probability of a tapering in December or January," said Mike Cullinane, head of Treasuries trading at D.A.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stock index futures retreated following a stronger-than-expected private sector employment report. S&P 500 futures fell 5.9 points and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration of the contract.