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  • *China vows' decisive' role for markets, results by 2020. *Investors were awaiting a number of Federal Reserve speakers including Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, who are due to speak in the early afternoon.

  • LONDON, Nov 12- China's plan to broaden economic reforms failed to give a lift to world shares on Tuesday as higher U.S. government bond yields and growing talk the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus weighed on sentiment.

  • COLUMN-Smart-beta stock ETFs focus on fundamentals Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Nov 12- Holding stocks in a passive index fund as a core portfolio holding has generally been a rock-solid idea. You can own nearly the entire market at a low cost and not get snagged in market timing errors. Yet most index funds are capitalization-weighted, meaning they hold the most popular stocks by market value.

  • Obama picks Massad as new head of US swaps regulator Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama plans to name Timothy Massad as the next head of the U.S. swaps regulator, a White House official said, picking a lawyer who earned his spurs at the nation's bank bailout program.

  • LONDON, Nov 12- The dollar rose broadly, hitting a one-month peak against the yen on Tuesday on higher U.S. government bond yields and growing expectations the Federal Reserve will soon scale back monetary stimulus. It faced resistance at 100 yen and at the September peak of 100.62 yen.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks extend 5-week rally Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    *Oil rises toward $106 after China data, no Iran deal. NEW YORK, Nov 11- Wall Street and other major world stock indexes rose modestly, along with oil, on Monday, but trading was subdued with U.S. bond markets and banks closed for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • Nov 11- U.S. municipal bonds issued by Chicago held up in light trading on Monday even as the city's debt suffered another triple-notch ratings downgrade on mounting concerns about its public pension liabilities. It also cut $497.3 million of Chicago's sales tax bonds to A-minus, and $200 million of commercial paper notes to BBB-plus.

  • *Oil rises toward $106 after China data, no Iran deal. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Monday, extending a five-week rally, but with U.S. bond markets and banks closed for the Veterans Day holiday, trading was subdued.

  • SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 11- Brazil's high and rising interest rates are likely to keep attracting bond investors next year despite the country's struggle with a deteriorating budget, high inflation and low growth.

  • *Gold slides to 3-1/ 2 week low under $1,280 an ounce. *Oil rises toward $106 after China data, no Iran deal. LONDON, Nov 11- Signs of a solid U.S. recovery boosted world equities on Monday although concern that this may encourage the Federal Reserve to reduce its economic stimulus put pressure on emerging markets.

  • LONDON, Nov 11- Hedge fund start-up Rhodium Capital, run by former Bank of America star trader Iftikhar Ali, has begun life betting on a strong performance from corporate bonds over coming months. Bond prices were hit over the summer by fears the U.S.

  • *Italy will not rely too much on private wealth as backstop. LONDON, Nov 11- Italy's record inflation-linked bond sale last week shows its wealthy private individuals and companies can be an important source of funding but complicates plans to lengthen the maturity of its 2 trillion euro debt.

  • *Transocean reaches deal with Icahn in proxy battle. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Monday with the Dow index set for another record while trading volume was likely to be quiet due to the Veterans Day holiday.

  • *Gov't, bond markets closed for Veterans Day holiday. *Transocean reaches deal with Icahn in proxy battle. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as the market was set to take a breather after the Dow and the S&P 500 rose for the fifth consecutive week.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 11- Hong Kong shares posted a first gain in six sessions in lackluster Monday trade, after an intra-day rebound in the mainland Chinese markets spurred some short covering in index futures. The Hang Seng Index, moving off a two-week low with its first gain since Nov. 1, ended up 1.4 percent at 23,069.9 points.

  • JGBs soften after payrolls data hit U.S. Treasuries Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 10:13 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 11- JGB prices ended the morning session lower on Monday, sending yields up by 1 to 2 basis points in the 5- year zone and longer, tracking a sharp rise in U.S. bond yields after surprisingly stronger-than-expected U.S. non-farm payroll data.

  • UPDATE 1-ICE's takeover of NYSE to close on Nov. 13 Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 6:21 PM ET

    Nov 8- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said its takeover of NYSE Euronext would close on Nov. 13, after clearing final regulatory hurdles on Friday. The derivatives exchange and clearing house operator said in December it would buy the owner of the New York Stock Exchange in a deal that also gives ICE control of Liffe, Europe's No. 2 derivatives market.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. Employers added 204,000 jobs to payrolls, the Labor Department said, topping economists' forecasts for 125,000 new jobs. Ten-year benchmark note prices slid 1-10/ 32 while yields shot up to 2.75 percent from 2.60 percent on the outlook that the Fed could trim bond purchases sooner than March 2014.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- An unexpected surge in U.S. jobs growth in October drove Wall Street stocks higher on Friday and in turn boosted the dollar and bond yields by raising expectations the Federal Reserve could scale back its economic stimulus as soon as December.

  • Nov 8- Two insurance companies that guaranteed payments on Detroit's voter-approved general obligation bonds sued the city in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Friday over its Oct. 1 default on $9.37 million in payments due to bondholders.

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