TOKYO, Dec 11- Japanese government bond prices were slightly higher on Wednesday against a backdrop of moderately firmer U.S. Treasuries overnight and weaker Tokyo stocks. Buying by the Bank of Japan also lent support.» Read More
*Portugal crisis igniting gives Draghi headache. FRANKFURT, July 4- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday and will try to reassure investors rattled by new turmoil in Europe and the U.S.
*ECB rate decision 1145 GMT, news conference 1230 GMT. FRANKFURT, July 4- The European Central Bank will leave interest rates unchanged on Thursday and try to reassure investors rattled by new turmoil in Europe and the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- A toll road operator in California's Orange County, the Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency, is at risk of defaulting on its bond payments if it does not refinance more than $2 billion of outstanding debt, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. The U.S. debt market closed early at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Federal Reserve slow its $85 billion- per-month bond buying program?
NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. The U.S. debt market closed early at 2 p.m. and will be closed on Thursday for the U.S. Federal Reserve slow its $85- billion- per-month bond buying program?
SAO PAULO, July 3- For months, it was a mystery why bond and stock investors had differing views about the fate of Brazil's OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA. As things unravel for the embattled oil company and its billionaire owner Eike Batista, those views are finally converging.
LONDON, July 3- Portuguese bond yields rose sharply, led by shorter maturities, on Wednesday as a government crisis prompted investors to shun the bailed-out country, raising concerns about a renewed bout of euro zone debt trauma.
*Dubai Inc has hesitated to sell assets. *Approach of Dubai World maturity also a factor. This left a question mark over exactly where Dubai Inc would find the money it needed.
NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. The U.S. debt market will close early at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and close on Thursday for the Fourth of July U.S. The larger trade deficit means downward revisions to Q2 GDP estimates, "said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.
*Crude oil jumps above $100 per barrel on unrest in Egypt. NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Wednesday, tracking international weakness amid concerns about the pace of global economic growth, though futures were off their lows of the session following some encouraging data.
NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. "The larger trade deficit means downward revisions to Q2 GDP estimates," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.
LONDON, July 3- European shares trimmed losses on Wednesday, tracking U.S. stock futures, after data from the United States pointed to continued improvement in its jobs market. Data showed that U.S. jobless claims declined for a second straight week, while the private sector added 28,000 more jobs than expected.
NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. Treasuries erased early gains and turned slightly lower on Wednesday after a stronger-than-expected ADP payroll report. The benchmark 10- year note, up 8/ 32 before the report, was down 2/ 32 afterwards.
*Crude oil jumps above $100 per barrel on unrest in Egypt. NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. stock index futures fell Wednesday ahead of an abbreviated trading session, tracking international weakness amid investor concerns about the pace of global economic growth. Bank of America fell 0.9 percent to $12.79 in premarket trading.
*Daily trading volumes down 90 pct from April high. *Collapse occurred before recent cash crunch. SHANGHAI, July 3- Daily turnover in China's once high-flying bond market has collapsed since April amid a crackdown on corrupt trading that has revealed how sham trades have inflated reported liquidity in recent years.
*Portugal has enough funds to meet this year's needs if bailout suspended. LISBON, July 3- Two more Portuguese ministers from the junior ruling coalition party were ready to resign on Wednesday, local media said, deepening turmoil that could trigger a snap election and derail Lisbon's exit from an EU/IMF bailout.
LISBON, July 3- Portuguese local media said two more government ministers were preparing to tender their resignation on Wednesday, deepening the turmoil that could derail Lisbon's exit from an international bailout.
LONDON, July 3- Ten-year Portuguese government bond yields rose to their highest since December 2012 as rising political tension in the country prompted investors to dump riskier, lower-rated bonds.
China's June services sector growth at 9- mth low. TOKYO, July 3- Japanese government bond prices rose slightly on Wednesday as a selloff in Asian equities on concerns over slowing growth in China, Japan's second-biggest export market, helped reverse mild early losses.
TOKYO, July 3- Japanese government bond prices declined slightly on Wednesday as traders took advantage of the Bank of Japan's bond-buying operation to offload some of their holdings, ahead of a 30- year debt auction on Thursday.