• NEW YORK, May 21- Medium- and longer-dated U.S. "There's a concern that rates will rise much more slowly than the market is anticipating," said Sean Murphy, Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.

  • *Rwanda bourse to offer trading of derivatives. KIGALI, May 21- Rwanda's finance minister said the country will soon allow derivatives trading on its stock exchange and a new investment code, which could offer tax breaks for foreign investors, has been sent to parliament.

  • JGBs inch down, tread water after BOJ holds steady Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:48 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 21- Benchmark Japanese government bonds slipped slightly, pushing yields higher, but JGBs mostly shrugged off the Bank of Japan's widely expected decision to maintain policy and its upbeat economic assessment. The BOJ also upgraded its view on capital expenditures at the end of its two-day meeting.

  • TOKYO, May 21- Lower U.S. Treasury yields held the dollar near a 3-1/ 2 month low against the yen early on Wednesday, with markets looking for potential catalysts from the Bank of Japan's policy review later in the day. The immediate focus in Asia was on the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision and Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's news conference.

  • NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. The Fed likely will be "relatively slow" in hiking interest rates, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said at a New York event. "was very dovish," said Priya Misra, head of U.S. rates strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.

  • *Investors focus on ECB meeting, Ukraine. Treasuries traded mostly flat on Tuesday as recent short-covering stalled, though declines in Wall Street stocks drove some safe-haven support and capped losses. "There is probably no more short-covering needed," said Jeffrey Young, U.S. interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities International in New York.

  • NEW YORK, May 20- The dollar fell for a fifth straight session against the yen on Tuesday, undermined by a persistent fall in U.S. "The strong correlation between dollar/yen and Treasury yields continue to be the main driver," said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst, at Western Union Business Solutions in Washington.

  • Peripheral bond yields rise on EU election nervousness Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    *Italy vs Spain emerges as key pre-election trade. LONDON, May 20- Yields on the euro zone's lower-rated bonds rose on Tuesday, as investors grew increasingly nervous about the outcome of this week's EU elections, which could derail domestic economic reforms.

  • *Vodafone, Apple, BHP Billiton screen as reliable payers. LONDON, May 20- Global investors are hunting for reliable dividend payouts as they grapple with jittery equity markets and meager bond yields, marking the revival of an investment style that has been shunned for the past two years.

  • TOKYO, May 20- Japanese government bond prices were slightly weaker on Tuesday on a rise in domestic share prices and U.S. bond yields overnight, and after a 20- year JGB auction drew tepid demand. The 10- year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.590 percent while the 30- year JGB yield rose 1.0 basis point to 1.695 percent.

  • *Bond yields rise after recent multi-month lows. NEW YORK, May 19- Longer-dated U.S. "The longer end of the market has run a long way," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager for Wilmington Trust in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. "When we get this dropping of yield, the folks that have not participated have really lagged from a performance perspective," said Justin Hoogendoorn, fixed income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago. The U.S. government will publish its second GDP estimate on May 29.

  • JGB prices dip ahead of 20-year auction Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 11:53 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 19- Japanese government bond prices dipped slightly on Monday as the market geared up for new supply of superlong maturities, while a rise in U.S. The Ministry of Finance will auction 1.2 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs on Tuesday.

  • *Fed buys $970 million in bonds due 2040-2043. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. That's causing the sell-off, "said Michael Chang, an interest rate strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.

  • ATHENS, May 16- Foreign holders of Greek bonds will not be liable for capital gains tax for 2012-13, two finance ministry sources said on Friday, as Athens sought to soothe investor uncertainty about tax changes effective from this year.

  • *Fed buys $970 million in bonds due 2040-2043. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. That's causing the sell-off right now, "said Michael Chang, an interest rate strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.

  • NEW YORK, May 16- The dollar held steady against major currencies on Friday as selling of the currency faded with benchmark U.S. yields stabilizing at their lowest levels in six months, although the greenback faces further weakness if yields resume their decline.


  • LONDON, May 16- Global shares fell for a third day on Friday, on course for their longest losing streak in over a month, and yields on lower-rated euro zone bonds rose as a gloomier economic picture in Europe led investors to shed riskier positions.

  • TOKYO, May 16- Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday, sending the benchmark 10- year yield to a 2 1/ 2- month-low, in sync with the rally on U.S. and European bond markets. The 10- year JGB yield fell 1.0 basis point to 0.585 percent, having broken through a key yield support of 0.595 percent and hitting its lowest level since March 4.