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  • Markets are also awaiting the first testimony of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who testifies in Congress on Tuesday and Thursday after a second month of weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data. "A lot of the action is looking forward to supply over the next three days," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist, at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia.

  • US STOCKS-Futures pull back after two-day rally Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    *Yelp climbs on deal with Yahoo. NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Monday, indicating the S&P 500 would retreat after its best two-day performance in four months, ahead of new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's first testimony before lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • *Portugal plans 10- year debt sale- Diario Economico. *Portugal aims to capitalise on investor hunger for yield. Portugal aims to exit a 78 billion euro EU/IMF bailout later this year and investor demand at such debt sales will be seen as a measure of the Lisbon's ability to secure funding without an international safety net.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- New rules coming into force in Europe this week to shine more light on the $700 trillion derivatives markets will take years to produce a clearer picture of these complex products which were at the heart of the financial crisis.

  • JGBs inch up after Treasuries gain on weak jobs data Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 10:20 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese government bond prices inched up on Monday, buoyed after a weaker-than-expected jobs report lifted U.S. Gains by Tokyo's Nikkei stock average had a limited impact on JGBs, traders said, with a regular government bond-purchasing operation by the Bank of Japan helping to cushion the rise in equities.

  • Redemptions force funds to unload Puerto Rico debt Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    A vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    US mutual funds with heavy exposure to Puerto Rico bonds have sold off some of the cash-strapped island's debt.

  • BOSTON, Feb 7- U.S. mutual funds with heavy exposure to Puerto Rico bonds have sold off some of the cash-strapped island's debt to meet investor redemption demands, taking heavy losses after a year-long slide in prices.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- Moody's Investors Service on Friday became the second ratings agency this week to cut Puerto Rico's credit rating to junk, citing concern about the cash-strapped U.S. territory's weak economy and its ability to borrow.

  • TREASURIES-Yields fall as jobs data disappoints Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    *Fed to buy $500 mln- $750 mln notes due 2024-2031. "It's disappointing," said David Coard, head of fixed income sales and trading at Williams Capital Group in New York. The Fed last week said it would reduce its monthly bond purchases by $10 billion to $65 billion and it is expected to continue cutting in $10 billion increments.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL AFTER PAYROLLS, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.65 PERCENT.

  • The Boston- based fund tracker, which releases data late on Thursday to clients, said $6.37 billion had fled emerging equity funds in the week to Feb. 5, while bond funds shed $1.98 billion. Emerging equity funds have now suffered 15 straight weeks of outflows, a record that beats the previous 14- week losing streak seen in 2002, analysts at Morgan Stanley said.

  • *SodaStream shares up on takeover speculation. Feb 6- Coca-Cola Co's $1.3 billion investment in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc puts pressure on at-home soda leader SodaStream International Ltd to bolster its position through a partnership or merger with the likes of a PepsiCo Inc or Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc..

  • A combination of profit-taking, concerns about growth in emerging markets and the Federal Reserve's decision to keep trimming its monthly bond-buying stimulus has sent the benchmark S&P 500 down 4 percent since the end of 2013. As a result, only one out of the 1,781 large-cap growth funds tracked by Morningstar has a positive return for the year through Feb. 5, and that one- the tiny $10.2 million Upright Growth Fund- is up just 1.1 percent.

  • *SodaStream shares up on takeover speculation. Feb 6- Coca-Cola Co's $1.3 billion investment in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc puts pressure on at-home soda leader SodaStream International Ltd to bolster its position through a partnership or merger with the likes of a PepsiCo Inc or Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc..

  • *Fed buys $1.25 bln bonds due 2040-2043. NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S.

  • *Fed to buy $1 bln- $1.25 bln bonds due 2036-2043. Treasuries yields edged up on Thursday in choppy trading after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave no hint of imminent monetary policy easing in initial remarks after holding rates steady, and as investors positioned for Friday's highly anticipated jobs report for January.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.69 PERCENT.

  • COLUMN-Tin, a tale of two exchanges: Andy Home Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:26 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 6- This March the Indonesia Commodities and Derivatives Exchange will host a conference to drum up international interest in its recently launched tin contracts.

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb ahead of jobless claims data Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Thursday, ahead of a rate decision by the European Central Bank, as well as U.S. labor market data and the latest round of corporate earnings. *Twitter Inc shares tumbled 23 percent to $50.80 in premarket trade. *Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc surged 43.4 percent to $116 before the opening bell.

  • TUNIS, Feb 6- Tunisia plans to issue around $1.8 billion in new foreign bonds with guarantees from the United States and Japan, and a $435 million sukuk, this year, in major steps to help its economy to recover after its 2011 uprising.