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  • US TREASURIES YIELDS INCREASE AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS OF 2.72 PERCENT.

  • LONDON, March 27- Spanish, Italian and Portuguese bond yields hit new historical lows on Thursday, with speculation about further European Central Bank monetary policy easing prompting investors to seek higher returns in lower-rated assets.

  • LONDON, March 27- The euro fell on Thursday and peripheral European government bond yields hit their lowest levels in years as speculation grew that the European Central Bank may ease monetary policy soon.

  • JGBs dip as Tokyo equities advance Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 27- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday as a sizable bounce by Tokyo stocks weighed on the bond market. The benchmark 10- year cash yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.630 percent, and the 20- year yield edged up 1 basis pint to 1.500 percent. An auction of 2.7 trillion yen in two-year notes attracted ample investor demand.

  • The SEC is still actively eyeing a plan that would force prime institutional money market funds to abandon their stable $1 per-share net asset value and float their share price.

  • HONG KONG, March 27- China's property developers are turning to commercial mortgage-backed securities and looking at other alternative financing as creditors grow more discriminating in the face of rising concerns about the country's real estate and debt markets.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. "It was well received, there was a very low dealer takedown... it looks like there was a lot of fund demand and demand from abroad," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. The Treasury will sell $29 billion in seven-year notes on Thursday, the final sale this week of $96 billion in new coupon-bearing supply.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL SLIGHTLY AFTER SOLID 5- YEAR NOTE AUCTION.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Market operators' failure to cooperate to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with adequate data is preventing the regulator from effectively monitoring the global swaps market, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • March 26- When U.S. regulators pushed trading in a profitable derivative on to newly created exchanges last month, many analysts feared the worst for banks' first-quarter results.

  • TREASURIES-Yields steady before five-year note sale Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise as Ukraine tensions ease Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    *Facebook buys Oculus for $2 bln, shares up in premarket. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions eased after Western powers agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions against Russia unless it went beyond its seizure of Crimea. *Shares of Facebook Inc rose 1 percent to $65.51 in premarket trading.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Carlyle Group LP is considering buying a traditional money manager to broaden its own investment platform, as the private equity firm tries to attract more retail investors and achieve the higher stock market valuation commanded by such managers, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • JGBs inch lower on higher Tokyo stocks, softer Treasuries Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:28 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 26- Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday, weighed down by a bounce in Tokyo stocks and overnight weakening in U.S. A regular bond purchasing operation by the Bank of Japan, a part of the central bank's massive monetary easing, limited JGB losses. The benchmark 10- year cash yield rose 1.5 basis points to 0.620 percent.

  • Last June the SEC put forth a plan, mostly focusing on prime funds for institutional investors, which called for two alternative proposals that could be adopted alone or in combination.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Market operators' failure to cooperate to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with adequate data is preventing the regulator from effectively monitoring the global swaps market, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • *Treasury to sell $35 billion of five-year notes Wednesday. NEW YORK, March 25- Five-year U.S. That could bode badly for Wednesday's sale of $35 billion in five-year notes.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on Tuesday after robust U.S. consumer confidence data, while Russian assets rose after major industrialized nations warned of additional sanctions without committing to a particular action.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- U.S. The belly of the curve got as cheap as it was going to get, "said Thomas di Galoma, head of fixed income rates at ED&F MAN Capital Markets in New York.

  • *China stimulus hopes support emerging market shares. LONDON, March 25- Growing speculation that China may take steps to bolster growth, and efforts by the West to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis, helped lift share and commodity markets out of their recent slump on Tuesday.