TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese government bond prices dropped on Tuesday, initially pressured by a weaker yen and stronger equities and extending the declines after the results of 10- year sale came in slightly below expectations. The dollar rose to a high of 104.79 yen, its highest level since January, while the Nikkei stock average surged 1.5 percent.» Read More
*Putin says Russia does not want further Ukraine split. *Microsoft shares rally 4 pct, lead S&P 500. NEW YORK, March 18- Major world equity markets rose on Tuesday after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin soothed anxiety that tensions over Ukraine could escalate, while U.S.
NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. Treasuries yields edged lower on Tuesday on uncertainty ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and lingering concerns that East-West tensions surrounding Ukraine could escalate.
NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. Treasuries yields were mostly flat on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin eased tensions surrounding Ukraine. "Everybody's waiting with bated breath to see what the Fed comes back with," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.
NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, indicating the previous day's rally would continue after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin eased concerns that tensions over Ukraine might escalate.
NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, rebounding off earlier weakness and indicating Monday's rally would continue after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin eased concerns that tensions over Ukraine might escalate.
NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rise in the previous session, amid continued uncertainty over Ukraine.
MOSCOW, March 18- Rosneft has not decided to launch a huge rouble bond issue to refinance its foreign debts, Russia's top oil producer said on Tuesday, playing down a newspaper report that said it was looking into a 2.4 trillion rouble bond issue.
TOKYO, March 18- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday, following a general trend in which safe-haven assets were sold as investor anxiety over the Ukraine crisis receded for the time being. Treasury yields and then a rise in Tokyo stocks. The Ministry of Finance will release the auction results at 03:45 GMT.
NEW YORK, March 17- Mohamed El-Erian, the former chief executive of Pimco, has taken to Twitter to express his views to the world, but he said on Monday he wants to steer clear of the drama surrounding his falling out with co-founder Bill Gross for now.
Yet Proofpoint Inc, a $1.6 billion market cap email security company, is catching the eye of fund managers by gaining share in a market that many investors have left for dead. Twenty-six small-cap funds added Proofpoint to their portfolios over the last quarter, a nearly 15 percent increase from the quarter before, Morningstar data show.
NEW YORK, March 17- U.S. Crimea formally applied to join Russia on Monday after its leaders declared a Soviet-style 97- percent result in favor of seceding from Ukraine in a referendum condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West that will trigger immediate sanctions.
NEW YORK, March 17- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open on Wall Street Monday, rebounding from a steep drop in the previous week, after Sunday's referendum over whether Crimea will join Russia passed without violence.
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NEW YORK, March 17- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, rebounding from a steep drop in the previous week, after Sunday's referendum over whether Crimea will join Russia passed without violence.
NEW YORK, March 17- In mid-February, a group of current and former Pimco employees were invited to a private farewell party for Mohamed El-Erian on March 10, to mark his impending departure as chief executive of the world's largest bond fund.
Treasuries prices edged higher on Friday on rising tensions between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea, while data showing continued low inflation and weak consumer sentiment supported safe-haven bids.
Treasuries has led some to speculate that Russia has been cutting its dollar reserves ahead of possible sanctions from the West due to its role in the Ukraine crisis. "The speculation is that Russia is reducing its Treasuries holdings ahead of any possible sanctions," said Shaun Osbourne, chief foreign exchange strategist at TD Securities in Toronto.
Heightened tensions between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea also drove a flight to quality into safe-haven bonds. The West has ramped up talks of sanctions while Russia has responded with promises of retaliatory measures.
Few who have followed the Caribbean island's financial troubles doubt that a massive restructuring is in its future.
March 14- Puerto Rico pulled off a blockbuster of a bond sale this week, sparing it from the threat of imminent default, but few who have followed the Caribbean island's financial troubles doubt that a massive restructuring is in its future.