WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Issuance of U.S. municipal bonds fell steeply in July, with sales for the first seven months of 2014 running 15.4 percent below the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data released on Friday. Total sales in July were $25.6 billion, 23.8 percent below June and 10 percent below the $28.4 billion sold in July 2013.» Read More
ATHENS, May 16- Foreign holders of Greek bonds will not be liable for capital gains tax for 2012-13, two finance ministry sources said on Friday, as Athens sought to soothe investor uncertainty about tax changes effective from this year.
*Fed buys $970 million in bonds due 2040-2043. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. That's causing the sell-off right now, "said Michael Chang, an interest rate strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.
NEW YORK, May 16- The dollar held steady against major currencies on Friday as selling of the currency faded with benchmark U.S. yields stabilizing at their lowest levels in six months, although the greenback faces further weakness if yields resume their decline.
US 10- YEAR TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER HOUSING DATA, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.507 PERCENT.
LONDON, May 16- Global shares fell for a third day on Friday, on course for their longest losing streak in over a month, and yields on lower-rated euro zone bonds rose as a gloomier economic picture in Europe led investors to shed riskier positions.
TOKYO, May 16- Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday, sending the benchmark 10- year yield to a 2 1/ 2- month-low, in sync with the rally on U.S. and European bond markets. The 10- year JGB yield fell 1.0 basis point to 0.585 percent, having broken through a key yield support of 0.595 percent and hitting its lowest level since March 4.
*Nikkei turns negative on week, strong yen hits exporters. *Fall in U.S. stocks, yields raise concerns. TOKYO, May 16- Japanese shares stumbled on Friday as the combination of a stronger yen and a second day of declines on Wall Street depressed sentiment, leaving the market poised for the third-week of losses in the past month.
NEW YORK, May 15- Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $9.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended May 14, marking the biggest inflows into the funds since early March, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock exchange-traded funds attracted $7.9 billion of the net inflows, while stock mutual funds attracted $1.8 billion.
NEW YORK, May 15- Benchmark U.S. "There has been a little bit of a breakdown in European peripheral debt, that seemed to set off a little bit of a' risk off' trade... despite the fact that we got a firm set of data this morning," said Dan Mulholland, managing director in Treasuries trading at BNY Mellon in New York.
NEW YORK, May 15- U.S. Data earlier on Thursday was more bullish on the economy, showing that fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last week, consumer prices posted their largest increase in 10 months in April and a gauge of manufacturing in New York state accelerated to its fastest pace in nearly four years.
US 30- YEAR TREASURIES BOND YIELDS FALL TO 3.34 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE JUNE 2013.
*Fitch: loan extension won't affect Kenya rating. NAIROBI, May 15- Kenya has won a three-month extension on a $600 million syndicated loan, a senior Treasury official said on Thursday, giving it time to continue discussions on its first ever dollar bond which has been delayed.
US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.55 PERCENT.
NEW YORK, May 14- Emerging market credit default swap trading volumes surged 93 percent in the first quarter as investors scrambled to protect fixed-income portfolios because of the crisis unfolding between Ukraine and Russia.
NEW YORK, May 14- Benchmark government bond yields in the U.S. and Germany dropped on Wednesday after sources told Reuters a European Central Bank rate cut next month is "more or less a done deal," while U.S. stocks retreated slightly from recent record highs. UK yields also fell after the Bank of England said it was in no hurry to raise rates.
NEW YORK, May 14- Benchmark government bond yields in the U.S. and Germany fell sharply on Wednesday after sources told Reuters a European Central Bank rate cut next month is "more or less a done deal," while U.S. stocks edged off recent record highs. UK yields also fell after the Bank of England said it was in no hurry to raise rates.
US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE RALLY, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL BELOW 2.55 PERCENT.
*Fed to buy $350 mln- $600 mln bonds due 2024-2031. Treasuries yields fell to six-month lows on Wednesday, with prices rallying with German government bonds on expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates in June as the region grapples with low inflation, even as U.S. producer price data showed solid gains.
US 30- YEAR TREASURIES BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS DROP TO 3.395 PERCENT.
NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher with the Dow and S&P 500 both coming off record closing highs.