Treasuries' retreat overnight and gains in Tokyo shares. Participants said the market was so far taking in stride the appointment of reform-minded Yasuhisa Shiozaki to head the ministry that oversees the giant Government Pension Investment Fund.» Read More
*Inflow of $5.8 bln so far after 2013 outflow. LONDON, April 17- Money is flowing back into commodity investments this year as the sector has broken out of lock-step with other asset classes and outperformed them, attracting investors who aim to diversify portfolios.
NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stock index futures remained little changed after data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels.
US TREASURIES YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS AFTER JOBLESS CLAIMS, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.66 PERCENT.
*Google, IBM shares fall a day after posting earnings. NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stock index futures were flat and pointed to a lower open on Thursday after three days of gains on Wall Street, weighed by results including those from Google and IBM and ahead of employment and regional business growth data.
NEW YORK, April 17- Utility share prices, a reliable leading indicator of stock market ructions, are flashing red.
TOKYO, April 17- Mitsui Life Insurance, Japan's fifth largest life insurer, plans to increase its yen bond holdings by about 100 billion yen in the financial year to March, its investment planning manager said on Thursday.
April 17- The U.S. Treasury Department is forming a new unit to monitor the municipal bond market, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a Treasury official.
TOKYO, April 17- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Thursday, reflecting the absence of catalysts with Tokyo equities held to a narrow range after the previous session's surge.
BOSTON, April 16- Templeton bond fund manager Michael Hasenstab, a major investor in Ukraine debt, maintained his exposure to the crisis-torn country in one of his small emerging-market funds.
NEW YORK, April 16- Utility share prices, a reliable leading indicator of stock market ructions, are flashing red.
BOSTON, April 16- American Funds, the No. 3 U.S. mutual fund family, advised some customers to change user names and passwords on Wednesday as the number of companies and people affected by the notorious "Heartbleed" bug grows.
*Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Better-then-expected growth in China, the world's largest economy, and a rally in Yahoo shares helped stocks rise for a third straight session.
BOSTON, April 16- American Funds, one of the largest U.S. mutual funds families, sent an email to 825,000 shareholders on Wednesday advising them to change user names and passwords, citing "a very narrow window of risk" related to the "Heartbleed" Internet threat.
BOSTON, April 16- American Funds, one of the largest U.S. mutual funds families, sent an email to 825,000 shareholders on Wednesday, advising them to change their passwords, citing "a very narrow window of risk" related to the Heartbleed Internet threat.
*Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. China, the world's second-largest economy, grew 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. "That momentarily took the air out of that move," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.
*Bank of America posts loss, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after China's economic growth came in above expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
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TOKYO, April 16- Benchmark Japanese government bond prices edged down on Wednesday, against the backdrop of firmer equities, with JGB market moves limited by caution ahead of Thursday's sale of 20- year bonds.
*Prices gain as Ukraine tensions spark safety buying. Treasury debt prices gained on Tuesday as rising tensions in Ukraine sparked a safety bid for U.S. bonds, and a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish economic momentum.
US TREASURIES PRICES GAIN ON UKRAINE TENSIONS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.62 PCT.