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  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Friday to continue backing Greece, one day after the debt-laden country tapped bond markets for the first time since its international bailout began four years ago.

  • NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. The sell-off in global equities persisted in the wake of disappointing quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase& Co., the biggest U.S. bank. "This equity market meltdown has brought a' fear' bid into bonds," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • LONDON, April 11- Greek bond yields rose on Friday as investors booked profits on the rally that preceded Greece's return to debt markets, with even its sought-after new five-year bond succumbing to selling pressure. "The euphoria is fading after yesterday's deal," said Owen Callan, a senior analyst at Danske Bank.

  • *Fed to buy $2.0- $2.5 billion notes due in 2021-2024. NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. "This equity market meltdown has brought a' fear' bid into bonds," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • How to 'unrig' markets: Jon Najarian Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian says there are two keep problems with high-frequency trading and he’s got two solutions to “unrig” this market.

  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens on Friday, a symbolic visit to mark the economic rehabilitation of a nation that over the past four years has threatened the stability of Europe and its single currency. Merkel's visit, which comes the day after Greece returned to international bond markets, will be brief.

  • US STOCKS-Futures fall after JP Morgan results Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    *JPMorgan falls after results, Wells Fargo due. NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday after earnings from JP Morgan Chase, putting the S&P 500 on track to continue its decline after suffering its biggest drop in two months.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- Wall Street stocks tumbled on Thursday as investors exited technology and biotech shares, extending recent weakness and knocking the Nasdaq down by more than 3 percent.

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds rally on stock rout, Fed view Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 10- The U.S. A steep selloff on Wall Street, where the major indexes lost between 1 and 3 percent, ramped up safe-haven bids for Treasuries and stoked demand at a $13 billion 30- year bond auction that fetched the lowest yield in 10 months.

  • LONDON, April 10- Banks will not have to hold as much capital as feared to cover trading losses, global regulators said on Thursday in their latest easing of rules to avoid crimping economic recovery.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. technology stocks slumped on Thursday, resuming recent weakness in shares that had led U.S. stocks higher for more than a year, while Greece's much-heralded return to the bond market buoyed euro zone debt.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. and European equity markets resumed their downward trend on Thursday, driving investors into safe-haven government bonds, while Greece's much-heralded return to the bond market buoyed euro zone debt.

  • *Fed to buy $2.75- $3.50 billion debt that matures in 2018. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. Treasuries prices rose modestly on Thursday before a $13 billion auction of 30- year bonds after market-friendly minutes from the Federal Reserve's March policy meeting spurred a rally in short-to-medium notes, sending yields to three-week lows.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stock index futures trimmed their losses on Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected in the latest week, a positive sign for the labor market. S&P 500 futures fell 1.3 point and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. LONDON, April 10- Greece's much-heralded return to the bond market buoyed euro zone debt on Thursday, outperforming flat equity markets as gains driven by easing U.S. interest rate concerns fizzled out.

  • *Greece returns to bond markets, ends four-year exile. *Greece sees sale as first step to end austerity, bailout.

  • *Greece returns to bond markets, lifts fixed income. *Equities best asset class- Hampstead Capital's van Dam. LONDON, April 10- Greece's stunning return to the bond market buoyed European fixed income assets on Thursday, enabling euro zone bond prices to strengthen and outperform flat equity markets.

  • LONDON, April 10- LONDON, April 10- Two years after being at the epicentre of the European sovereign debt crisis, Greece has returned to the bond markets to much fanfare with a heavily subscribed 3 bn five-year deal offering a yield of just 4.95%.

  • *Financial markets take soft China data in stride. LONDON, April 10- Equities rose on Thursday as markets took heart from minutes of the Federal Reserve's March meeting, which suggested U.S. policymakers would be more cautious about raising interest rates than some had expected.

  • Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds - WSJ Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    April 10- Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspaper.