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  • *Nikkei bounces as Wall St proves resilient to poor US GDP. SYDNEY, May 1- Share markets edged higher on Thursday as investors wagered the U.S. economy was on the mend after a shockingly weak start to the year, yet a drop in both the dollar and Treasury yields suggested not everyone was convinced.

  • April 30- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a 36 percent rise in net income, helped by a derivative gain linked to credit spreads, but operating earnings fell short of market expectations as claims increased.

  • NEW YORK, April 30- U.S. The U.S. bond market posted its fourth straight month of gains in April led by bids for long-dated debt due to worries about Ukraine. The Barclays' Aggregate index, a gauge of U.S. investment-grade bonds, rose 0.60 percent in April, bringing year-to-date gains to 2.45 percent.

  • Thank you, Michael Lewis: HFT trader Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Michael Lewis's latest book, 'Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,' tells the story of the Canadian banker who uncovered the underhanded and illegal practices carried out by some high-frequency traders on Wall Street.

    Mary Jo White even said Michael Lewis was wrong—the markets AREN’T rigged. Still, this HFT trader has a big thank you for the “Flash Boys” author.

  • TREASURIES-Yields slide as weak U.S. GDP growth weighs Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 30- U.S. Data from the U.S. Commerce Department showed GDP for the first three months of the year expanded at just a 0.1 percent annual rate, the slowest since the fourth quarter of 2012, weighed down by the cold weather.

  • Deutsche rolls out 'All China' exchange-traded fund Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 30- U.S. investors starting on Wednesday will be able to use a single exchange-traded fund to invest in China's onshore and offshore equities markets when Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management launches the first U.S.-listed ETF with broad exposure to multiple China share classes.

  • *Russian firms look to Chinese, Singapore bonds. LONDON/ HONG KONG April 30- Russian companies shut out of Western markets as a result of the Ukraine crisis are scouting the possibility of raising cash via Chinese or Singapore bonds instead, even if a large scale funding switch to Asia is likely to be a tall order.

  • *China's yuan on track for fourth monthly loss. LONDON, April 30- The euro and the currency bloc's government bonds yields inched lower on Wednesday as investors waited on euro zone inflation data that, if weak, would increase pressure on the European Central Bank to act when it meets next week.

  • BRASILIA, April 29- The Brazilian government will raise taxes on beers, sodas and other beverages in a move that will raise an extra 1.5 billion reais in revenue to help meet its elusive fiscal savings goal. The rapid erosion of the country's finances led Standard& Poor's to cut Brazil's debt rating closer to junk status in March.

  • TREASURIES-Prices retreat on improving U.S. outlook Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    *Apple deal to briefly pressure Treasuries. Yields on U.S. 30- year bonds and benchmark 10- year notes hit roughly one-week highs, also helped by the market's diminishing focus on geopolitical tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The United States on Monday imposed additional sanctions on Russia many thought as too slight.

  • PIMCO'S MAISONNEUVE SAYS TO DEVELOP HYBRID BOND-EQUITY OFFERINGS TO HELP COMPANY REBALANCE ITS ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT.

  • TREASURIES-Prices drop on upbeat U.S. outlook Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 29- U.S. Yields on U.S. 30- year bonds and benchmark 10- year notes hit roughly one-week highs, also helped by the market's diminishing focus on geopolitical tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The United States imposed additional sanctions on Russia on Monday, which some thought was too slight and would have little impact.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. swaps regulator plans to research whether U.S. banks' overseas trading activity is complying with its rules, a senior official said on Monday, as Wall Street adapts to new rules for the $690 trillion global market.

  • TORONTO, April 28- Canada issued its first ultra-long term bond that will mature in 50 years, the Department of Finance said on Monday, a rare move that will let the government capitalize on the current low interest rate environment. The government of Canada issued C $1.5 billion worth of the bonds with a yield of 2.96 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. swaps regulator plans to research whether U.S. banks' overseas trading activity is complying with its rules, a senior official said on Monday, as Wall Street adapts to new rules for the $690 trillion global market.

  • *Russia- Ukraine tensions cap bond yields. The ongoing political tension between Russia and Ukraine has also kept a cap on long bond yields. On Friday, long bond yields fell to their lowest in more than nine months after Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates just hours after the S&P downgraded the country's credit rating.

  • *Hearing set in London court for May 27. The Serious Fraud Office charged three former traders at British bank Barclays- director of dollar fixed-income swaps Jay Merchant and dollar interest rate derivative traders Alex Pabon and Ryan Reich- with conspiracy to defraud in connection with its Libor inquiry.

  • *Royal Mail shares still 55 pct above offer price. LONDON, April 28- Britain's financial regulator will not investigate the government's sale of Royal Mail, it said on Monday, rejecting calls from lawmakers who said a sharp rise in the firm's share price should have set alarm bells ringing.

  • *Russia- Ukraine tensions cap bond yields. Losses, however, remained limited by the ongoing political tension between Russia and Ukraine. On Friday, long bond yields fell to their lowest in more than nine months after Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates just hours after the S&P downgraded the country's credit rating.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 25- Home ownership rates in the United States will likely fall to levels last seen in the 1980 s as baby boomers retire and millennials wait longer to form households, the manager of the DoubleLine Total Return fund said Friday, recommending that investors short exchange-traded funds focused on homebuilding companies.