TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly higher on Friday, erasing earlier losses despite gains in share prices, helped by short-covering after a recent sell-off. The 10- year JGB futures price rose 0.09 point to 145.50 while the 10- year cash JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.560 percent.» Read More
SPREAD BETWEEN 5- YEAR NOTES, 30- YEAR TREASURIES YIELDS COMPRESSES TO 179 BPS, TIGHTEST SINCE 2009.
NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. Treasuries held at lower yields on Thursday after the government sold $29 billion of new seven-year notes to strong demand, the final sale of $96 billion in new coupon-bearing supply this week.
LONDON, March 27- Spanish, Italian and Portuguese bond yields hit multi-year lows on Thursday, with speculation about further European Central Bank monetary policy easing prompting investors to seek the bigger returns offered by lower-rated assets.
LONGER-DATED TREASURY BOND FUTURES ADD TO EARLIER GAINS, HIT CONTRACT HIGHS.
US 30- YEAR TREASURIES BONDS YIELDS FALL 3.514 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE JULY.
*Fed to buy $3.75 bln- $4.50 bln notes due 2018, 2019. NEW YORK, March 27- Intermediate-dated Treasuries yields edged higher Thursday, and the yield curve resumed a recent flattening trend, as investors prepared for $29 billion of new seven-year notes, the final sale of $96 billion in new coupon-bearing supply this week.
*Citigroup falls in premarket, Fed rejects capital plan. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat opening on Wall Street Thursday as the latest economic data pointed to improving conditions, though investors were reluctant to make big bets amid tensions in Ukraine and a drop in Citigroup shares.
US TREASURIES YIELDS INCREASE AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS OF 2.72 PERCENT.
LONDON, March 27- Spanish, Italian and Portuguese bond yields hit new historical lows on Thursday, with speculation about further European Central Bank monetary policy easing prompting investors to seek higher returns in lower-rated assets.
LONDON, March 27- The euro fell on Thursday and peripheral European government bond yields hit their lowest levels in years as speculation grew that the European Central Bank may ease monetary policy soon.
TOKYO, March 27- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday as a sizable bounce by Tokyo stocks weighed on the bond market. The benchmark 10- year cash yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.630 percent, and the 20- year yield edged up 1 basis pint to 1.500 percent. An auction of 2.7 trillion yen in two-year notes attracted ample investor demand.
The SEC is still actively eyeing a plan that would force prime institutional money market funds to abandon their stable $1 per-share net asset value and float their share price.
HONG KONG, March 27- China's property developers are turning to commercial mortgage-backed securities and looking at other alternative financing as creditors grow more discriminating in the face of rising concerns about the country's real estate and debt markets.
NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. "It was well received, there was a very low dealer takedown... it looks like there was a lot of fund demand and demand from abroad," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. The Treasury will sell $29 billion in seven-year notes on Thursday, the final sale this week of $96 billion in new coupon-bearing supply.
US TREASURIES YIELDS FALL SLIGHTLY AFTER SOLID 5- YEAR NOTE AUCTION.
WASHINGTON, March 26- Market operators' failure to cooperate to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with adequate data is preventing the regulator from effectively monitoring the global swaps market, according to sources familiar with the matter.
March 26- When U.S. regulators pushed trading in a profitable derivative on to newly created exchanges last month, many analysts feared the worst for banks' first-quarter results.
*Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S.
*Facebook buys Oculus for $2 bln, shares up in premarket. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions eased after Western powers agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions against Russia unless it went beyond its seizure of Crimea. *Shares of Facebook Inc rose 1 percent to $65.51 in premarket trading.
NEW YORK, March 26- Carlyle Group LP is considering buying a traditional money manager to broaden its own investment platform, as the private equity firm tries to attract more retail investors and achieve the higher stock market valuation commanded by such managers, according to sources familiar with the situation.