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  • May 31- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink this week dropped a stink bomb on a small corner of the $2.5 trillion global market for exchange-traded funds. Sponsors of leveraged ETFs and related products, which make up only about $60 billion of global industry assets, called his remarks an exaggeration.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- The rally in U.S. Jobs data and the European Central Bank meeting next week will determine whether bond prices have further to go.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Benchmark U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Friday as the investor demand that stoked May's bond rally faded further and Wall Street dealers sought to resell their share of this week's $95 billion in fixed-rate government debt supply.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday following another record close for the S&P 500 a day earlier as traders dismissed a contraction in the economy in the first quarter. *Data on personal consumption and income for April is due at 8:30 a.m. EDT while May's Chicago purchase managers index is expected shortly after the market opens.

  • TOKYO, May 30- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly weaker, with some investors taking profits after the benchmark 10- year yield had hit one-year low the previous day, and as U.S. The cash 10- year yield rose 1.0 basis point to 0.575 percent, off a one-year low of 0.560 percent hit on Thursday following rallies in global bond prices.

  • *Global share indexes hit all-time high. NEW YORK, May 29- Global equity markets hit an all-time high on Thursday as investors brushed off weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data, while benchmark U.S.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. benchmark Treasury yields inched up from 11- month lows on Thursday as data showed the U.S. economy shrank for the first time in three years in the first quarter but did not alter the view of a solid rebound this spring. The bond market also digested $29 billion of seven-year Treasuries supply, which drew average demand from investors.

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- A turn higher in U.S. inflation could lead officials at the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner and a bit more aggressively than financial markets expect. "The increase has potential to be more than just a flash in the pan," said Jacob Oubina, senior U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- Global equity markets hovered just off all-time highs on Thursday as investors brushed off a weaker-than-expected reading on the U.S. economy, while benchmark U.S. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 hit another intraday high early in the session despite first-quarter GDP data showing the U.S. economy contracted 1 percent.

  • *Investors brush off larger-than-forecast downgrade of U.S. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. benchmark Treasury yields held near 11- month lows on Thursday ahead of a $29 billion seven-year note auction as data showed the U.S. economy shrank for the first time in three years in the first quarter.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of jobs, growth data Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. stock index futures ticked up in low volume on Thursday ahead of data on the labor market and economic growth, with the S&P 500 poised to challenge its record high after falling a couple of points the previous session.

  • *Paris Club dispute is legacy of country's 2001/ 02 default. PARIS, May 29- Argentina reached an agreement on Thursday with creditor nations on repaying overdue debts, in a landmark deal that should open up much-needed international financing for the country.

  • Treasuries, has added momentum to the fall in JGB yields, which had already declined significantly after the Bank of Japan embarked on aggressive monetary easing last year.

  • U.S. 30- year bond yields also fall, near 12- month lows. NEW YORK, May 28- Yields on benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury notes dropped to their lowest in nearly 11 months on Wednesday, undermined by falls in the German bond market following weak data and more month-end buying from institutional investors.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Leverage, complexity and amnesia Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    May 28- Investors appear to have forgotten two prime lessons of the last crisis: complexity is expensive and leverage is dangerous. "We'd never do one," BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Wednesday.

  • May 28- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink said on Wednesday that leveraged exchange-traded funds contain structural problems that could "blow up" the whole industry one day. "We'd never do one," Fink said at Deutsche Bank investment conference in New York.

  • *U.S. 30- year bond yields also fall, near 12- month lows. NEW YORK, May 28- Yields on benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury notes dropped to their lowest in nearly 11 months on Wednesday, undermined by falls in the German bond market following weak data and more month-end buying from institutional investors.

  • *Gold steadies at 3-1/ 2- month low as safe-haven appeal dims. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. and European bond markets rallied and benchmark yields fell to multi-month lows on Wednesday in expectations of stimulus from the European Central Bank next week and on month-end buying from U.S. funds.

  • *U.S. 30- year bond yields also fall, near two-week lows. NEW YORK, May 28- Yields on U.S. 10- year Treasury notes dropped to their lowest in 10 months on Wednesday, in line with falls in the German bond market following soft data from the euro zone's largest economy.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up, S&P on track to extend record Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    *Toll Brothers, Michael Kors up after earnings; DSW drops. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Wednesday, with technicals in focus and scant key items on the U.S. economic calendar, following yet another record close on the benchmark S&P 500 index.