European bonds have gained since European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said last Friday that the bank was prepared to respond with "all available tools" if euro zone inflation dropped further.» Read More
*Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. "There was some hope that they would be more hawkish, but they are ignoring the uptick in inflation," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.
*Blackberry jumps in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after four straight days of gains sent the S&P 500 to a fresh record high, ahead of data on the labor market and manufacturing.
DUBAI, June 19- Long a key feature of the Middle Eastern bond market, the "Gulf premium" is fading and may vanish entirely as soon as this year if the region continues to gain ground as a mainstream investment destination.
*Italy, Spanish yields head towards record lows. LONDON, June 19- Peripheral euro zone bond yields headed back towards historic lows on Thursday in a market-wide rally after the U.S.
TOKYO, June 19- The yield on the 30- year Japanese government bonds jumped 5.5 basis points on Thursday, its biggest daily rise in over a year, after the Bank of Japan said it would reduce the amount of buying in that maturity.
TOKYO, June 19- The price of 30- year Japanese government bonds fell on Thursday after the Bank of Japan said it may trim the amount it purchased of those maturities, while shorter-dated debt held firm. The yield on the 30- year JGB rose 3.5 basis points to 1.695 percent, the biggest intraday rise in three months.
But the judge, who has been presiding for more than a decade over litigation between Argentina and hedge funds that refused to exchange defaulted bonds, seemed more interested in a fiery speech on Monday night by Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in which she said the country would not submit to "extortion" by the hedge funds; and by a second speech Tuesday by the Argentine economy minister, who disclosed plans to restructure bonds to avoid "attachments."
CHICAGO, June 18- Templeton bond fund manager Michael Hasenstab, an influential voice on emerging market debt, said Wednesday that Japan's easy money policy will bolster global liquidity, but he also warned that debt conditions in the Asian country are worrisome.
TEMPLETON GLOBAL BOND FUND MANAGER HASENSTAB SAYS THERE'S CONCERN BANK OF JAPAN IS ON COURSE FOR' EXCESSIVELY EASY MONETARY POLICY'.
*Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes 2021-2024 Thursday. NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. "There were a lot of people that thought there would be a lot more mention of inflation there, that there would have been a more hawkish tone, but on balance it came out fairly dovish," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.
NEW YORK, June 18- Argentine officials will begin to negotiate for the first time next week with hedge funds that refused to take part in its debt restructuring, a lawyer for the country said in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday.
US TREASURIES 30- YEAR BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS FALL TO 3.39 PCT.
US TREASURIES YIELD CURVE FLATTENS, 5- YR/30-YR CURVE FLATTENS TO 167 BPS, DOWN FROM 176 BPS EARLIER.
US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE, REVERSING EARLIER FALL, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.65 PCT.
US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL AFTER FED STATEMENT, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.61 PCT.
US TREASURIES PRICES EXTEND GAINS BEFORE FED, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS OF 2.62 PCT.
CYPRUS FINANCE MINISTER SAYS INTL BOND ISSUE A STEP TOWARDS CYPRUS'S' SYSTEMATIC' RETURN TO MARKETS.
Just six years after it voluntarily defaulted on its obligations, Ecuador on Tuesday sold a larger-than-expected US $2 bn 10- year bond on the strength of US $5.1 bn in orders. The 7.95% finish offered a pick-up to the low 4% to high 6% yields seen on comparables including Guatemala, Paraguay, Bolivia, Honduras and Jamaica.
NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. Investors have been more wary of central banks becoming more hawkish since Bank of England Governor Mark Carney surprised markets last Thursday by saying Britain could become the first major economy to tighten monetary policy since the 2008 financial crisis.
NEW YORK, June 18- Lawyers for Argentina and for hedge funds that did not take part in its debt restructuring are scheduled to appear in federal court in New York on Wednesday in what could be a last-ditch attempt by the country to avoid default.