• US STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of retail sales data Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Geron rallies in premarket after FDA move. NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Thursday as investors looked ahead to data on retail sales and the labor market, taking a pause after the S&P 500' s biggest one-day drop in three weeks. *There could be catalysts at 8:30 a.m., with the release of retail sales and jobless claims data.

  • MADRID, June 12- Spanish billionaire Esther Koplowitz could sell some of her stake in the holding company that controls builder FCC as part of a debt restructuring deal, said a source who is working on the refinancing. FCC shares were the top gainers on Thursday morning on Spain's benchmark index, up 4.75 percent to 17.64 euros per share.

  • JGBs edge up as investors await 5-year sale results Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:28 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 12- Japanese government bond prices ended the morning session slightly higher on Thursday, but moves were limited ahead of this session's sale of 5- year notes. The Ministry of Finance offered 2.7 trillion yen of 5- year JGBs with the coupon on the new issue set at 0.2 percent for the 9th straight month.

  • *Foreign central bank auction participation declines. NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. Bids totaled $60.5 billion for a decent 2.88 bid-to-cover, versus 2.63 in April and an average of 2.65.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- For U.S. mutual fund investors, this is shaping up to be a year when it pays to go small. In what mutual fund experts call a rarity, tiny funds with less than $100 million in assets under management are either leading or are among the top three or four best performers in every major U.S. stock category tracked by Morningstar for the year through June 10.

  • *US 30-YEAR BOND PRICES FALL AFTER U.S. 10-YEAR AUCTION Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
  • NEW YORK, June 11- Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds poured a net $2.1 billion into stock funds in the week ended June 4, with all of the inflows going to funds focused on international stocks over pricier U.S. equities, data from the Investment Company Institute showed on Wednesday.

  • *Proceeds to partly replace loan for Maroc Telecom buy. DUBAI, June 11- Abu Dhabi- based telecommunications operator Etisalat sold $4.3 billion worth of bonds on Wednesday, setting one record as the region's biggest corporate issue ever and another for the cheapest pricing, bankers said.

  • BOGOTA, June 11- Colombia is keeping open the option of selling a 100- year bond this year to finance part of its 2015 budget, the finance minister said on Wednesday, after an investment bank proposed to issue sovereign debt with a century-long maturity last week.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. Treasury debt prices edged higher on Wednesday after three days of selling, helped by lower risk appetite, with Wall Street shares trading weaker and overall caution ahead of a 10- year note auction later in the session.


  • *Micron higher in premarket, Credit Suisse ups target. NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday, as investors struggled to find reasons to keep buying with indexes still hovering near record levels.

  • LONDON, June 11- The euro hovered near a four-month low versus the dollar and hit a 1-1/ 2 year trough against sterling on Wednesday, with the single currency under pressure due to a widening yield gap between euro zone bonds and their major peers.

  • JGBs slip as rising Treasury yields weigh Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:50 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 11- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday, as a continuing rise in U.S. Treasury yields amid improved investor appetite for riskier assets, such as stocks, weighed. The Bank of Japan did not include super long JGBs as the market had expected in its regular debt buying operation, but this had limited market impact.

  • June 10- The U.S. Supreme Court meets on Thursday to discuss whether to hear an appeal by Argentina in its long battle with holdout creditors that are seeking billions of dollars from the country stemming from its massive debt default in 2001/ 02. If the top court decides not to take up the case, Buenos Aires risks a new default as U.S. authorities could prevent it making full payment to creditors holding bonds from debt swaps in 2005 and 2010 even though the country is able and willing to make the payments.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The U.S. Supreme Court is due to meet behind closed doors on Thursday to consider how to act on Argentina's appeal of lower court decisions ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to hedge fund creditors.

  • NEW YORK, June 10- U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, with the Dow eking out a record closing high while the S&P 500 utilities sector index fell as 10- year Treasury bond yields hit their highest level in a month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 2.82 points or 0.02 percent, to finish unofficially at 16,945.92.

  • *Market starting to focus on rate-hike timing. NEW YORK, June 10- U.S. benchmark 10- year yields scaled one-month peaks on Tuesday, as investors have started to price in the prospect of higher interest rates following recent upbeat U.S. economic data and hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials.

  • NEW YORK, June 10- U.S. benchmark 10- year yields rose to a one-month high on Tuesday, as investors have started to price in the prospect of higher interest rates following recent upbeat U.S. economic data and hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials.