*Treasuries earn 0.49 percent return in October- Barclays. NEW YORK, Nov 1- U.S. It has gained a little steam, but that's not the consensus, "said Matt Duch, a portfolio manager at Calvert Investments in Bethesda, Maryland.
Nov 1- CBOE Holdings Inc, which operates the biggest U.S. stock-options market, posted a higher quarterly profit Friday on increased trading of exclusively listed contracts, and its CEO forecast "more to come" as volatility rises to historical norms. CBOE's expenses were lower than many analysts expected, and the company's shares rose in morning trading.
LONDON, Nov 1- Hedge funds are clamouring for Portuguese banks to end a four-year absence from the junior bond market after successful issues from Italy's UniCredit and Spain's CaixaBank, debt bankers said on Friday.
Nov 1- CBOE Holdings Inc, which operates the biggest U.S. stock-options market, reporter higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday on increased trading of exclusively listed contracts tied to stock-market indexes and volatility.
Nov 1- CBOE Holdings Inc, which operates the biggest U.S. stock-options market, reported a rise in quarterly profit on Friday, driven by an increase in trading of exclusively listed contracts tied to stock-market indexes and volatility.
*First Solar jumps after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Nov 1- U.S. stock index futures edged slightly higher on Friday, indicating a Wall Street rebound following two days of losses spurred by concerns over Federal Reserve policy.
Nov 1- Energy Future Holdings, straining under $40 billion of debt, said talks with creditors had broken off, a day after sources said the company would make a critical interest payment. Energy Future Holdings was created in October 2007 in a $45 billion buyout of Dallas- based TXU Corp, the biggest electricity generating and distribution company in Texas.
*Shares surge on earnings, Sydney Airport proposal, dividend. SYDNEY, Nov 1- Australia's top investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd booked a better-than-expected 39 percent increase in first-half net profit, bolstered by a strong performance from its asset management division.
TOKYO, Nov 1- Japanese government bond prices largely held steady on Friday, though longer-maturities underperformed after an auction of 300 billion yen of old 20- to 40- year debt in an liquidity enhancement operation. Japan's financial markets will be closed on Monday for a national holiday.
*Shares surge on earnings, Sydney Airport proposal, dividend. SYDNEY, Nov 1- Australia's top investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd booked a better-than-expected 39 percent increase in first-half net profit on Friday, helped by an upswing in IPOs and a strong performance from its asset management division.
NEW YORK, Oct 31- Asset manager Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that its third-quarter profit rose 34 percent as strong net inflows, primarily in its retail business, helped boost assets. Assets under management at Invesco grew by $39.9 billion during the quarter to total $745.5 billion at the end of September, a 12.4 percent increase from a year earlier.
NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago said its regional business index jumped to 65.9 in October from 55.7 last month. "This was just ridiculously strong," said Eric Green, global head of rates and currency research and strategy at TD Securities in New York.
LONDON, Oct 31- European Union rules being finalised to regulate derivatives and bond trading are too light-touch and will leave markets in the dark, EU financial services chief Michel Barnier has said.
*Facebook rises in premarket, trading could be volatile. NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Thursday, suggesting the market's rally may have run out of steam, as investors digested recent comments from the Federal Reserve.
*Facebook rises in premarket, trading could be volatile. NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Thursday, suggesting the market's rally may have run out of gas, as investors continued to digest recent comments from the Federal Reserve.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Six major central banks said on Thursday they would make their web of currency swap arrangements permanent as a "prudent liquidity backstop" in case of future global financial strains. The Bank of Japan, U.S.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Japanese government bond prices eased slightly on Thursday in relatively quiet trading after the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy steady as expected. Treasury yields overnight had some negative impact on JGBs. By a unanimous vote, the BOJ maintained its pledge to increase Japan's monetary base by 60- 70 trillion yen a year.
*Euro zone bond allocation rises to 2-1/ 2- year high. TOKYO, Oct 31- Japanese fund managers increased their assets allocated to equities to a 1-1/ 2- year high in October on expectations that the U.S.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Following is a table of bond holdings of Japan's nine major life insurers as of the end of March, and the amount they held in currency hedges via forward contracts. Data for September 2013 is scheduled to be published in November. As of March 2013, in billions of yen:.
SYDNEY, Oct 31- Asian markets appeared headed for some brief turbulence on Thursday after the U.S. Wall Street stocks slipped and Treasury yields popped higher after the U.S. central bank kept its $85 billion- a-month stimulus plan intact but did not sound quite as alarmed about the state of the economy as some had anticipated.