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  • LONDON, May 5- Portuguese bond yields fell on Monday after Lisbon said it would exit its international bailout programme later this month without a back-up loan, a bold step for a country that two years ago was thought to be at risk of defaulting on its debts.

  • SYDNEY, May 5- Asian share markets took a turn lower on Monday after a survey of Chinese manufacturing disappointed, while the simmering conflict in Ukraine kept gold and bonds well bid. Australia's market reversed course to be down 0.2 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.3 percent.

  • SYDNEY, May 5- Asian share markets inched ahead on Monday as a robust U.S. jobs report was taken as positive for global growth prospects even as a lack of inflation pulled down bond yields across the United States and Europe. Market holidays in Japan and South Korea thinned trade, as did caution over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- With U.S. stocks near record highs and Treasury bond yields near multi-month lows, the disconnect between equity and debt investors has rarely been as stark. Over the coming months, the economy is likely to show one of the groups has bet wrong.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Rail car makers, little-known winners of the North American energy boom, are capturing the attention of fund managers and regulators alike.

  • NEW YORK, May 2- With U.S. stocks near record highs and Treasury bond yields near multi-month lows, the disconnect between equity and debt investors has rarely been as stark. Over the coming months, the economy is likely to show one of the groups has bet wrong.

  • *Russia calls for U.N. meeting on Ukraine- reports. NEW YORK, May 2- Yields on U.S. 30- year bonds dropped to their lowest in more than 10 months on Friday, falling for a fourth straight session, as concerns about Russia and Ukraine overshadowed an upbeat U.S. employment report.

  • *Russia calls for U.N. meeting on Ukraine- reports. NEW YORK, May 2- Yields on U.S. 30- year bonds dropped to the lowest in more than 10 months in volatile trading on Friday after reports that Russia had called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council over a Ukrainian army operation in the southeastern city of Slaviansk.

  • FRANKFURT, May 2- Allianz shareholders will publicly press its top executives next week to address the underperformance of its Pimco fund management unit in the hope that the German insurer will look more closely at management problems there.

  • *Dollar up, Wall Street higher. *Russia, Ukraine crisis keeps caution high. NEW YORK, May 2- Early stocks gains on Wall Street faded and investors retreated to long-dated government debt on Friday, as enthusiasm over strong headline U.S. jobs growth was undercut by flat wages and a decline in the number of people looking for work.

  • NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. The headline jobs figure handily beat Wall Street's expectations for an increase of just 210,000.. "The market perceives the unemployment numbers as good on quantity, but bad on quality," said Guy Lebas, chief fixed income strategist, at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia.

  • *Dollar up, Wall Street futures, European shares rise. *Russia, Ukraine crisis keeps caution high. LONDON, May 2- A strong pace of U.S. jobs growth pushed Wall Street stock futures and the dollar higher on Friday, knocking bonds lower as it helped relieve some anxiety among investors also watching the escalating unrest in Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. stock index futures trimmed earlier gains on Friday with the S&P 500 e-mini futures turning negative with less than half an hour left until the opening bell.

  • *Astrazeneca rejects Pfizer's raised bid of $106 bln. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. stock index futures were little changed Friday on caution ahead of the key U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for April.

  • JGBs firm, supported by buying ahead of holiday Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 2- Japanese government bond prices were mostly firm on Friday, with most tenors supported by buying ahead of a long holiday weekend in Japan. Tokyo markets will be closed for Japan's Golden Week string of holidays, and will reopen from next Wednesday. The yield on 30- year JGBs turned modestly weaker after the Bank of Japan's purchase operations.

  • New Jersey has now fallen into single-A category with two of the three major Wall Street credit rating agencies. Standard& Poor's Ratings Services cut New Jersey to A+ last month, citing budget tricks, the state's sizable imbalance, "bullish" revenue assumptions and pressure from growing pension obligations.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- Invesco Ltd, which oversees the PowerShares line of exchange-traded funds, said on Thursday its first-quarter profit fell 15.5 percent, pressured by an increase in operating expenses that included a fine from British regulators. The fine reduced Invesco's quarterly diluted earnings per share by 7 cents, the company said.

  • ISM manufacturing rises but offset by construction data. NEW YORK, May 1- U.S. On Thursday, the Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 54.9 in April from 53.7 in March.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 1- Gold fell on Thursday on fresh outflows from gold exchange-traded funds, extending losses from the previous day when the Federal Reserve reinforced its view in the U.S. economy's prospects and reduced its monthly bond purchases, as expected.

  • TREASURIES-U.S. 10-year yields tumble to two-week low Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 1- U.S. benchmark Treasury yields fell to their lowest in two weeks on Thursday in a market that continued to cover short positions ahead of Friday's all-important U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.