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  • LONDON, Feb 9- Greek financial markets sank further on Monday after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a speech showing little intention of sticking to the terms of the international bailout keeping Greece afloat. Other European markets also felt some limited selling pressure due to concerns about Greece, which had its credit rating cut by Standard& Poor's on...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 9- China stocks rebounded on Monday as excitement around the launch of the country's first stock options offset worries over the economy following worse-than-expected trade data. Financial shares, which represent some of the most heavily weighted stocks on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, climbed after the bourse launched options that offer...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Monday after a solid reading on U.S. non-farm payrolls hit Treasuries to send their yields spiking. A regular bond-buying operation by the Bank of Japan, a part of its extensive monetary easing scheme, and sluggish Tokyo shares helped limit JGB losses. Treasury yields jumped on Friday, with the benchmark 10-...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Senator Dianne Feinstein of California hopes to reinstate a hotly contested requirement for big banks' swaps trading after U.S. lawmakers voted in late 2014 to loosen the rules for Wall Street. Feinstein, a Democrat, is considering ways to restore the Dodd-Frank provisions that were removed and will likely introduce legislation, a Senate aide...

  • With nearly all of their revenue coming from the United States, the companies in the Russell 2000 should be the most obvious beneficiaries of a growing U.S. economy. But investors have figured that out, "said Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors in New York. Companies in the Russell 2000 look expensive compared with their history, said...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors worldwide poured $21.5 billion into bond funds in the weekly reporting period ended Wednesday, before Friday's data showing U.S. job growth rose solidly in January, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. "Expectations for rate hikes in mid-year were pushed back to later in the year, or perhaps in...

  • Rare growth-linked debt could work for Greece Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Greece's euro zone partners may not have same problems. LONDON, Feb 6- Greece's proposal to swap debt held by its euro zone creditors for bonds with payments linked to economic growth got a cool reception in European capitals this week, with one official calling it a "new trick" to a haircut. But a growing number of economists say that it could be the right method to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- The dollar and U.S. government debt yields jumped on Friday as a strong U.S. labor market report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by midyear. Wall Street rose and European equities hit a seven-year high on the Labor Department report that showed solid U.S. job growth while wages rebounded strongly last...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE LOSSES TO TWO FULL POINTS, YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.53 PCT.

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTES EXTEND PRICE LOSSES TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.94 PCT.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Strong U.S. labor market data for January lifted Wall Street stocks and drove up government bond yields on Friday as investor expectations of a Federal Reserve move to raise interest rates by midyear increased. This is a great reason to buy, especially since the stock market is the only place you can find yield right now, "said Todd Schoenberger,...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE LOSSES TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.49 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased 257,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That took the year-on-year gain to 2.2 percent, the largest since August. 1/ 8 ID: nLNN6DEB6U 3/ 8 "By any measure, this was an extremely good report," said Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

  • LONDON, Feb 6- U.S. stock futures and European shares rose and the dollar climbed on Friday after monthly U.S. non-farm payrolls data showed the United States's jobs market remained on a strong footing. "The figures are very solid, and there's a slight rise in wages, that's new," Saxo Bank trader Pierre Martin said. Benchmark Brent crude futures were $1.85 higher on the...

  • LONDON, Feb 6- The plunge in many countries' bond yields below zero has turned the investment world on its head, not least for those trading trillions of dollars' worth of these assets only to find themselves paying governments for the privilege of lending to them. Last week, some $3.6 trillion of government bonds traded with a negative yield, according to...

  • US 30- YEAR BOND YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.48 PERCENT AFTER JOBS REPORT.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER JOBS REPORT, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.87 PCT.

  • UPDATE 1-CBOE profit misses estimates as costs rise Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    Feb 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as higher expenses offset a surge in trading volumes. Increased volatility has lifted trading volumes since CBOE said in the second quarter it would cut expenses due to weak volumes. Last year, total trading volume for options contracts...

  • Feb 6- In April 2011, two years before their prices sank, a slew of bond funds that were being sold by UBS's Puerto Rico arm appeared to its brokers to be such risky investments that they balked at promoting them to their clients. Their views were unacceptable to Miguel Ferrer, then the chairman of UBS Financial Services Inc of Puerto Rico, a unit of UBS AG.

  • Cash withdrawals totaled $150 billion from Pimco's U.S. open-end mutual funds in 2014. In January, investors pulled $11.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund. 'said Mendel Melzer, chief investment officer for The Newport Group, a Heathrow, Florida- based consultant to institutional investors, including 400 retirement plans, with $21 billion in assets...