*U.S. House passes bill for $633 bln in defense spending. NEW YORK, Dec 13- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, rebounding after a three-day decline on Wall Street, though market participants remained cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting next week.» Read More
"In a world that needs to clean up emissions but where renewables are unrealistic, natural gas is an obvious bridge fuel," said Stephen Simko, an energy analyst at the independent Chicago research firm Morningstar. Ultra Petroleum Corp is worth $40 a share, Simko said, nearly double Monday's closing price of $20.30.
KIEV, July 9- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the largest financial investor in Ukraine, plans to start borrowing in hryvnias on the local market to fund further hryvnia lending, the bank said on Tuesday. Ukraine's parliament passed a bill last week that allows international financial institutions to borrow in hryvnias.
*Alcoa gains after earnings boost market optimism. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after Alcoa reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit, which buoyed optimism about quarterly earnings reports to come.
*Intuitive Surgical slumps after forecast. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after results from Alcoa buoyed optimism about the current earnings season.
LONDON, July 9- The dollar tracked U.S. treasury yields down from multi-year highs on Tuesday, but investors anticipated more gains for the currency as the U.S. economy picks up and its central bank scales back monetary stimulus.
TOKYO, July 9- Japanese government bond prices gained modestly on Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's decline, helped by a rebound in U.S.
TOKYO, July 9- Benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday, recovering some of the previous day's decline, helped by a rebound in U.S.
NEW YORK, July 8- Pimco, the manager of the world's largest bond fund, suffered record outflows across its U.S. mutual funds of $14.5 billion in June, investment research firm Morningstar said on Monday. The outflows were also the first across Pimco's U.S. mutual funds since December 2011, when the firm saw $2.1 billion leave the funds, Morningstar said.
WASHINGTON, July 8- A trans-Atlantic rift over derivatives could be ended by an offer from the U.S. swaps regulator that would spare foreign banks from some tough U.S. rules, according to two people briefed on the matter.
WASHINGTON, July 8- Amanda Renteria, mooted as a candidate to succeed Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, on Monday said she had withdrawn her name from the race to head the top U.S. derivatives regulator.
*U.S. to sell $66 billion longer-dated debt this week. NEW YORK, July 8- Treasury yields near two-year highs and a slightly more skeptical view of last week's U.S. employment report could let the Treasury market build on Monday's gains, analysts said.
*U.S. to sell $66 billion longer-dated debt this week. NEW YORK, July 8- Treasury debt prices rallied Monday as bargain-hunters recognized value in yields that had risen to near two-year highs following last week's U.S. employment report.
*U.S. to sell $66 billion longer-dated debt this week. *Fed to buy $1.25 billion to $1.75 billion in bonds. NEW YORK, July 8- U.S.
NEW YORK, July 8- Prices of U.S. 30- year Treasury bonds rose one point early Monday as bond yields, which rose to near two-year highs earlier, appealed to bargain-minded investors and traders who sought to close out short bets. The 30- year bond last traded up 30/ 32 in price with its yield at 3.652 percent, down from 3.708 percent late on Friday.
LONDON, July 8- Greek government bond yields fell sharply on Monday, with Athens expected to secure its next bailout aid tranche. Euro zone finance ministers meet later in the day to decide on further aid to Greece. "If that is the case Greece does have a fair amount to catch up... any hint of an agreement is going to be very positive," a trader said.
HONG KONG, July 8- China shares had their worst day in two weeks on Monday, with Hong Kong markets also weaker, after Beijing pledged to cut off credit to industries plagued by overcapacity. The Hong Kong property sector was hit by poor weekend sales, rooted in fears of higher interest rates after Treasury yields touched two-year highs.
TOKYO, July 8- Benchmark Japanese government bond prices fell on Monday, tracking U.S. On Monday, the central bank offered to buy outright 100 billion yen of one- to three-year JGBs; 400 billion yen of three- to five-year JGBs; and 500 billion yen of five- to 10- year JGBs. "
TOKYO, July 8- Japan's Nikkei share average fell 1.4 percent on Monday after hitting a six-week high as sharp declines in Asian markets tempered optimism stemming from strong U.S. data and a weaker yen, while S&P's downgrade on SoftBank Corp's debt rating to "junk" status increased a negative mood.
FRANKFURT, July 8- The European Central Bank's vow last week to keep record-low interest rates "at present or lower levels for an extended period" is a big philosophical shift for a bank that used to insist it would not tie its hands. "The Governing Council wants the world to know they are on a different timetable to the Fed," he added.
NEW YORK, July 5- Wall Street doesn't hate good news after all. The June jobs figures were stronger than expected and caused a big selloff in the bond market. That further underscored expectations that the Federal Reserve will be chopping back its big bond-buying program sooner rather than later.