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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.
Treasuries prices were steady on Tuesday after a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish economic momentum, and as consumer price pressures remained benign.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Tuesday as earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson helped overshadow a mixed bag of economic data.
*Yahoo, Morgan Stanley rise after research notes. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson and ahead of economic data including inflation and manufacturing.
TOKYO, April 15- The Bank of Japan's massive purchases of government debt hit a milestone this week, sucking liquidity out of the market to such an extent that the benchmark 10- year bond went untraded for more than a day, the first time in 13 years.
TOKYO, April 15- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday, erasing small earlier losses after an auction of five-year JGBs drew solid bids. The 10- year JGB futures ticked up 0.04 point to 145.09, coming back from the day's low of 144.99.
Greece made a successful, if artificially engineered, return to the long-term capital markets last week for the first time since its international bailout in 2010, and just two years after imposing heavy losses on its private creditors.
April 14- A group of traders has sued CME Group Inc, accusing the operator of the world's largest derivatives exchange of selling market data to high frequency traders, cheating other investors who lacked such access.
*ECB's Draghi says stronger euro may trigger more easing. LONDON, April 14- Yields on government debt fell across the euro zone on Monday, with those on German Bunds hitting 10- month lows after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said a stronger euro might trigger further monetary easing.
*Fed buys $1.02 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
April 14- TIAA-CREF, a retirement services provider to non-profit organizations such as universities and hospitals, said it would acquire asset manager Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion, seeking to expand its mutual fund and municipal bond offerings. Lazard Ltd and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC advised TIAA-CREF.
*Fed to buy $900 million to $1.15 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE RETAIL SALES DATA BEATS EXPECTATIONS.
*Edwards Lifesciences shares rally after court ruling. *Ukraine's acting president threatens military action. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, following a slarge selloff last session, with earnings results from Citigroup lifting sentiment while traders kept tabs on the possible escalation of hostilities in Ukraine.
US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE, 10- YEAR NOTES DOWN 6/ 32 IN PRICE TO YIELD 2.65 PERCENT.
TOKYO, April 14- Japanese government bond prices are steady to slightly weaker on Monday with some minor position adjustments ahead of this week's auctions. The 10- year JGB futures stood flat at 145.01 and the 10- year cash bond yield was untraded, with 0.60 percent seen as a strong support for the yield.
WASHINGTON- For a bunch of people who just agreed the global economy is doing better, top officials from the world's rich and poor nations sound rather worried. -IMF-ECONOMY/, moved, by Jan Strupczewski and Krista Hughes, 870 words. PARIS- Two years ago, Greece's debt crisis almost brought the euro zone crashing down.