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  • TREASURIES-Prices ease after rally, ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 7- U.S. Thirty-year Treasuries, whose yields on Tuesday approached record lows set in July 2012, were off 20/ 32 in price on Wednesday after eight straight winning sessions that began on Dec. 24, according to Reuters data. Yields on the benchmark 10- year Treasuries briefly topped 2 percent in New York trading after easing below the signpost level on...

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher after 5-day slide; ADP on tap Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:47 AM ET

    *J.C. Penney climbs in premarket after sales results. NEW YORK, Jan 7- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, putting Wall Street on track to bounce from a five-day slide, ahead of data on the labor market and the minutes from the most recent meeting of the U.S. *Investors will scan the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's Dec. 16-17 meeting at 2:00 p.m....

  • *Brent oil breaks below $50. LONDON, Jan 7- The euro hit a nine-year trough and bond yields in several euro zone countries reached record lows on Wednesday, as tumbling oil prices tipped inflation into negative territory for the first time since 2009, raising the prospect of outright deflation. Brent crude oil futures fell below $50 a barrel on Wednesday for the...

  • JGB yields tumble, 10-year yield hits record low Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 9:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 7- Japanese government bond prices gained on Wednesday as tumbling oil prices stoked concerns of disinflation globally, sending the 10- year JGB yield to record lows. The 10- year JGB fell to 0.265 percent, less than half of a peak of 0.535 percent hit just less than two months ago. Trading in superlong maturities are turning volatile in a sign of a lack of...

  • DIARY- Government Debt Auctions to Feb 26 Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    Australia time is in Australian eastern daylight time. 07 Jan Sweden Auction of Treasury Bills 07 Jan Germany 5 bln Eur Auction of 2- year Federal Note 08 Jan Japan Auction of 10- year. 14 Jan United States Sale of 30- year Bond 14 Jan Germany 5 bln Eur Auction of 10- year Federal Bond 15 Jan Japan 3- month discount bill auction 15 Jan Spain Bond Auction 16 Jan Japan 12-...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- Long-dated U.S. Price gains were strongest in 30- year bonds, which were last up 1-28/ 32 after their yields dipped as low as 2.471 percent and neared lows last seen during July 2012. Demand for U.S. debt was driven by steadily falling oil prices, which touched a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low on Tuesday, as well as expectations that the European Central Bank will...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- Long-dated U.S. Treasury prices jumped on Tuesday, pushing benchmark 10- year yields below 2 percent for the first time since May 2013, as investors worried about tumbling oil prices and weak global growth sought safety in government debt. Demand for U.S. debt was driven by steadily falling oil prices, which touched a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low on Tuesday,...

  • Jan 6- Sales of so-called "smart beta" funds, the fastest-growing segment of the exchange-traded fund market, are among the issues Wall Street's private watchdog will review in its 2015 examinations of U.S. brokerages, the regulator said on Tuesday. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is concerned about how market swings affect indices tied to the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the largest losses on Wall Street since early October and ahead of a large data batch that will show the momentum of the U.S. economy at the end of last year. A gauge of durable goods and factory orders for November is due at 10 a.m. EST, as well as an index of economic optimism for January.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the largest losses on Wall Street since early October and ahead of a large data batch that will show the momentum of the U.S. economy at the end of last year. *AOL Inc shares rose 6.8 percent in premarket trading the day after a report that Verizon Communications approached AOL about a...

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- The benchmark Japanese government bond yield fell to a record low on Tuesday as rising global risk aversion hit Tokyo shares and prompted investors to seek safe-haven debt. JGBs benefited as Tokyo's Nikkei tumbled 2.4 percent with sliding oil prices and investor concerns over the political situation in Greece slashed appetite for risk assets.

  • Jan 5- BlackRock's mutual funds posted record inflows in 2014 of $18.9 billion, according to data provided to Reuters by Morningstar. Investors trying to navigate uncertainty in bond markets are pouring money into BlackRock's unconstrained Strategic Income Opportunities Fund as well as its short-duration fixed income ETFs, said Frank Porcelli, head of the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- Equity markets worldwide tumbled on Monday, led by commodity-linked shares as oil prices fell to 5-1/ 2- year lows and investors fled to the safety of government bonds. Data showed Russia's oil output hit a post-Soviet high last year, while Iraq's oil ministry said that the country's oil exports in December were the highest since 1980,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- U.S. Treasuries prices gained on Monday, led by a sharp rise in the 30- year bond, whose yield dipped to a multiyear low on widening anxieties about Europe's economy and Greece possibly quitting the euro zone. "It's a risk-off trade we are seeing," said Tom DiGaloma, head of rates and credit trading at ED&F Capital Markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday as volume returned to markets after the New Year holiday, with energy shares sliding again as crude prices fell to fresh 5-1/ 2 year lows. Russia's oil output hit a post-Soviet high last year, and Iraq's oil exports in December were at the highest since 1980.. The fall in futures is "driven quite a bit by the slump in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- Investors poured $102.8 billion in new money into BlackRock Inc's exchange-traded funds in 2014, setting a record in global flows for its iShares ETF business, the company said on Monday. The inflows into BlackRock accounted for 31 percent of the total $330.7 billion in new money added to the global ETF market in 2014 as investors flocked to the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday as volume returned to markets after the New Year holiday, with energy shares sliding again as crude prices fell to fresh 5-1/ 2 year lows. Russia's oil output hit a post-Soviet high last year, and Iraq's oil exports were at the highest since 1980 in December. *Shares of Cempra Inc jumped near 30 percent after it moved...

  • TOKYO, Jan 5- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Monday, with the benchmark yield within close range of a record low, supported by regular purchases by the Bank of Japan and as risk aversion hit Tokyo shares. The BOJ bought a total of 450 billion yen of government debt on Monday in a regular bond buying scheme, a part of its massive quantitative easing...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- The union representing American Airlines pilots approved the carrier's final contract offer late Saturday, paving the way for a retroactive 23 percent wage hike if its members concur in a vote this month. The news was a step toward concluding contracts to represent all workers at the airline, which became the world's largest by passenger traffic...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity fell to 55.5, below economists expectations for 57.6, from 58.7 the month before. "On a day where there are probably not many people around, even a small decline is noteworthy," said Jim Kochan, chief fixed income strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee...