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*Fed buys $1.509 billion long-dated Treasuries. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. But on Wednesday weaker-than-expected readings on U.S. producer prices in July fanned expectations that inflation would stay below the Fed's target, keeping the central bank from a quick cut to its $85 billion a month in bond purchases. "
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Yields on U.S. government debt slipped from near two-year highs on Wednesday after muted U.S. inflation data and bargain-hunting stanched a steep two-day selloff in bond prices.
TOKYO, Aug 14- Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday, with the 10- year yield coming off a three-month low, tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries after encouraging U.S. retail sales data and signs that Europe's economy is starting to turn around.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Aug 14- The dollar held broadly firm on Wednesday after racking up a third session of gains as upbeat U.S. retail data fueled talk the Federal Reserve will start trimming its stimulus next month and sent Treasury yields sharply higher.
TOKYO, Aug 14- Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday, with the 10- year yield coming off a three-month low, tracking weakness in U.S. Treasury yield stays at around 2.7 percent or seeks a higher range, then it will be possible for the JGB yield to shift to the 0.80- percent area, "said Maki Shimizu, senior JGB strategist at Citigroup.
SYDNEY, Aug 14- The dollar was broadly firmer in Asia on Wednesday after racking up a third session of gains as upbeat U.S. retail data sent Treasury yields sharply higher and fuelled talk the Federal Reserve will start tapering next month.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- Trading in Apple Inc options surged on Tuesday after activist investor Carl Icahn revealed via Twitter a large stake in the tech company, which he believes to be undervalued. Option volume on Apple was three times the average daily turnover with 764,000 calls and 344,000 puts traded on Tuesday, according to options analytics firm Trade Alert.
*Treasury yields jump after euro zone, U.S. data. *Wall Street rebounds on Fed official's comment. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S.
*Investors add longer-dated Treasuries in week- JPMorgan. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. People were placing a higher probability of tapering in September, " Jason Brady, head of fixed income at Thornburg Investment Management in Santa Fe, New Mexico, said of the market selloff.
*Treasury bond yields highest in 10 days. *Wall Street rebounds on Fed official's comment. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S.
*Wall Street lower as homebuilders come under pressure. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. Wall Street stocks slipped, while European shares rose to 2-1/ 2- month highs after data pointed to an improving economic outlook across the euro region, though the optimism failed to carry over to Wall Street.
*Fed to buy $1 billion- $1.50 billion in TIPS due 2018-2043. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. The European market is the bigger story today, "said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York."
NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. Treasuries extended price losses and yields hit session highs on Tuesday after data showed that U.S. retail sales rose in July. Benchmark 10- year notes were last down 18/ 32 in price to yield 2.69 percent, up from 2.67 percent before the data.
*J.C. Penney up in premarket, Ackman resigns from board. *Yum Brands lower as sales in China fall steeply. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, indicating a rebound as investors looked ahead to the latest economic data and sought bargains following an extended period of weakness.
*J.C. Penney up in premarket, Ackman resigns from board. *Yum Brands lower as sales in China fall steeply. NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, tracking overseas markets higher as investors sought bargains following an extended period of weakness.
TOKYO, Aug 13- Japanese government bond prices erased losses on Tuesday after strong demand at a five-year sale, helping the benchmark yield touch a fresh three-month low. The Ministry of Finance offered 2.7 trillion yen of five-year notes, reopening the current issue with a coupon of 0.30 percent.
WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The U.S. derivatives regulator needs to better explain how it goes about cracking down on wrongdoers, one of its commissioners said on Monday calling on Congress to conduct a full review.
*Options activity shows near-term hedging increasing: Credit Suisse. NEW YORK, Aug 12- The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes dipped on Monday, extending losses from Wall Street's worst week since June last week, but Apple and BlackBerry kept the Nasdaq index afloat.
*Fed buys $1.496 billion bonds due 2036-2043. NEW YORK, Aug 12- U.S. With people expecting the Fed to buy less bonds, you are getting a weakening in both bonds and stocks, "said Justin Hoogendoorn, fixed income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.
*Options activity shows near-term hedging increasing: Credit Suisse. NEW YORK, Aug 12- The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes fell on Monday, extending losses from Wall Street's worst week since June last week, but Apple and BlackBerry kept the Nasdaq index afloat.