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  • US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL SLIGHTLY AFTER SOLID 5- YEAR NOTE AUCTION.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Market operators' failure to cooperate to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with adequate data is preventing the regulator from effectively monitoring the global swaps market, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • March 26- When U.S. regulators pushed trading in a profitable derivative on to newly created exchanges last month, many analysts feared the worst for banks' first-quarter results.

  • TREASURIES-Yields steady before five-year note sale Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise as Ukraine tensions ease Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    *Facebook buys Oculus for $2 bln, shares up in premarket. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions eased after Western powers agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions against Russia unless it went beyond its seizure of Crimea. *Shares of Facebook Inc rose 1 percent to $65.51 in premarket trading.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Carlyle Group LP is considering buying a traditional money manager to broaden its own investment platform, as the private equity firm tries to attract more retail investors and achieve the higher stock market valuation commanded by such managers, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • JGBs inch lower on higher Tokyo stocks, softer Treasuries Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:28 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 26- Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday, weighed down by a bounce in Tokyo stocks and overnight weakening in U.S. A regular bond purchasing operation by the Bank of Japan, a part of the central bank's massive monetary easing, limited JGB losses. The benchmark 10- year cash yield rose 1.5 basis points to 0.620 percent.

  • Last June the SEC put forth a plan, mostly focusing on prime funds for institutional investors, which called for two alternative proposals that could be adopted alone or in combination.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Market operators' failure to cooperate to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with adequate data is preventing the regulator from effectively monitoring the global swaps market, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • *Treasury to sell $35 billion of five-year notes Wednesday. NEW YORK, March 25- Five-year U.S. That could bode badly for Wednesday's sale of $35 billion in five-year notes.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on Tuesday after robust U.S. consumer confidence data, while Russian assets rose after major industrialized nations warned of additional sanctions without committing to a particular action.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. The belly of the curve got as cheap as it was going to get, "said Thomas di Galoma, head of fixed income rates at ED&F MAN Capital Markets in New York.

  • *China stimulus hopes support emerging market shares. LONDON, March 25- Growing speculation that China may take steps to bolster growth, and efforts by the West to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis, helped lift share and commodity markets out of their recent slump on Tuesday.

  • *Fed to buy $1 bln- $1.25 bln bonds due 2036-2044.

  • SINGAPORE, March 25- Rising U.S. interest rates and the Federal Reserve winding down economic stimulus mean investors in Southeast Asian bonds must anticipate near-term jitters and increased yields, said the Asia-Pacific head of fixed income at State Street Global Advisors.

  • SINGAPORE, March 25- Gold rebounded on Tuesday from a one-month low hit in the prior session, helped by short covering and a rise in bullion-backed exchange traded fund holdings, but expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and a lack of physical buying capped gains.

  • *Investors cautious, Ukraine crisis, soft U.S. data blamed. TOKYO, March 25- Shares were in a defensive mode on Tuesday on uncertainty over Ukraine and the global economy, though still-vague hopes of stimulus measures from China may be supporting investor sentiment.

  • JGBs tread water, capped by Nikkei's rebound Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:50 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 25- Japanese government bond prices were little changed across the board on Tuesday, handing back modest gains made earlier as Tokyo stocks clawed out of the red.

  • Tera Exchange announces first Bitcoin derivative Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 24- TeraExchange said on Monday it had constructed a swap based on the bitcoin virtual currency, a step that would bring the emerging payment system under the oversight of U.S. regulators for the first time. The company said it had shown the contract to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates swaps and futures.

  • *Treasury to sell $96 bln in 2-, 5-, 7- year notes this week. NEW YORK, March 24- The U.S.