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NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a deepening sell-off on Wall Street inspired a flight into safer government debt, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in a week.
*Internet stocks tumble; Yahoo shares down nearly 5 pct. Internet stocks were the day's biggest decliners with Amazon.com down 2.8 percent at $314.02, Yahoo! The Global X Social Media ETF which includes Facebook and LinkedIn fell 3.4 percent to $17.91.
NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street stocks sank on Monday, joining a broad retreat in global equities markets from a six-year high touched last week, while U.S. The dollar fell against major currencies as comments from European Central Bank policymakers curbed expectations for more stimulus and boosted the euro against the greenback.
BRUSSELS, April 7- Thirteen investment banks, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, will fight EU charges of blocking exchanges' access to the credit derivatives market at a hearing next month, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
*Fed to buy $900 mln to $1.15 bln in long-dated bonds. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. A selloff in Wall Street shares also supported demand for U.S. government debt.
LONDON, April 7- Holdings of the world's largest platinum-backed exchange-traded fund, Johannesburg's NewPlat ETF, breached 1 million ounces for the first time last week, data from the fund showed, as a strike in the South African platinum sector prompted new buying.
The SEC regularly examines a wide range of financial institutions including brokerages and clearing houses to ensure compliance with federal securities laws. The SEC already has examiners who specialize in funds, but historically the agency has focused on public asset managers such as mutual funds that have been highly regulated since 1940..
TOKYO, April 7- Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday, with the market taking positive cues from higher U.S. Treasuries and falling Tokyo stocks. The market saw wider price swings compared to the last few sessions but a wait-and-see mood before the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision on Tuesday limited trade volume.
QUITO, April 6- Ecuador plans to issue around $700 million in global bonds this year, President Rafael Correa said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, the country's first international debt sale since a $3.2 billion debt default in 2008..
NEW YORK, April 4- U.S. Employers added 192,000 new jobs last month, after adding 197,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department said. "The markets were disappointed," said Dimitri Delis, a fixed-income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.
LONDON, April 4- A solid pace of U.S. jobs growth pushed up Wall Street stocks futures and the dollar on Friday, adding to pressure on the euro from signs that the European Central Bank is warming to the once-taboo idea of aggressive asset buying. Futures prices extended gains, pointing to a rise of around 0.4 percent for Wall Street.
NEW YORK, April 4- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, adding to earlier gains despite the March payroll report coming in modestly below expectations. S&P 500 futures rose 8.1 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
*Portugal leads periphery rally after QE talk. "This is the beginning of the end of the sovereign debt crisis for Greece," said Jason Manolopoulos, managing partner at Dromeus Capital, an asset manager which holds Greek bonds. Greece hired a group of banks to manage the sale of a 2 billion euro five-year bond on Thursday, Thomson Reuters market service IFR reported.
*Mylan up on report of Meda AB buy. *Boeing considers Mercury Systems acquisition. NEW YORK, April 4- U.S. stock index futures advanced modestly on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to hold near its record high, ahead of the monthly payrolls report.
*Pimco performance, governance issues worry Allianz owners. FRANKFURT, April 4- Several of the biggest investors in Allianz are pressing the German insurer to step up oversight of its California asset management unit Pimco and one is considering the unusual step of going public with its concerns at a shareholder meeting in May.
*Markets in cautious mood ahead of U.S. jobs report. LONDON, April 4- Investors took to the sidelines ahead of monthly U.S. employment data on Friday, with whisper numbers pointing to a strong showing, and the euro nursed losses after the European Central Bank opened the door to more aggressive easing, albeit not yet.
Greece hired a group of banks to manage the sale of a 2 billion euro five-year bond on Thursday, Thomson Reuters market service IFR reported, with sources suggesting the bonds will be issued sometime in April. Standard and Poor's and Fitch rank Greece six notches below investment grade at B+.
Arledge himself acknowledged on Wednesday that BNY Mellon is only in the early stages of a two-pronged strategy to gather assets from individual retail investors, but he pledged that the strategy will show tangible progress by this summer.
TOKYO, April 4- A global bond fund of Japan's Kokusai Asset Management, which has reigned as the top mutual fund in the country for more than 12 years, was knocked from the position by Fidelity's U.S. high-yield fund as investors become more enthusiastic about chasing higher returns.
April 3- The city of North Las Vegas is nearing insolvency and could default on some of its $436 million of outstanding debt, Fitch Ratings warned on Thursday. City Councilman Wade W. Wagner is "cautiously optimistic" that North Las Vegas will pass a balanced budget, he told Reuters.