NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. Treasuries extended their price gains on Friday and benchmark 10- year yields dipped below 2 percent as stocks fell and investors reevaluated whether the recent bond selloff is overdone.» Read More
LONDON, Feb 6- Bunds firmed on Wednesday, with a five-year debt auction pointing to strong demand for assets perceived as safe havens after a recent flare-up of concern over political stability in Spain and Italy. In Spain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is facing pressure to quit due to a corruption scandal, in which he denies any wrongdoing.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, adding to the benchmark S&P 500' s rally of more than 1 percent a day earlier, buoyed by solid corporate earnings and an optimistic outlook from Disney.
ISTANBUL, Feb 6- Turkish banks, which doubled their foreign borrowing last year, may issue billions of lira worth of lira-denominated Eurobonds in months ahead after a debut issue from Akbank sparked huge interest from foreign investors.
LONDON, Feb 6- Bunds edged up on Wednesday before a sale of five-year German debt that is expected to find strong demand after a recent rise in yields and worries about political stability in Spain and Italy.
SIENA, Italy, Feb 5- Monte dei Paschi was expected to raise its estimate for the loss on derivatives trades that recently came to light and are now at the centre of an investigation against former executives at Italy's third-biggest bank.
At 0737 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 fell 0.2 percent while contracts on Germany's DAX and France's CAC fell 0.1 percent.
SINGAPORE, Feb 6- U.S. 10- year Treasuries were little changed in Asia on Wednesday, but the 10- year yield held above 2 percent after a rebound in U.S. equities the previous day helped dent appetite for safe-haven government debt.
TOKYO, Feb 6- Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday on expectations that Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa's earlier departure would bring forward more policy easing measures.
SIENA, Italy, Feb 5- Monte dei Paschi should reveal on Wednesday at least 720 million euros of losses linked to three 2006-09 derivatives trades that only recently came to light and are now at the centre of an investigation against former executives at Italy's No. 3 bank.
NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. Concerns about Europe reasserted themselves yesterday and that flight to quality caused a dramatic rise in Treasury prices, "said Wilmer Stith, portfolio manager of the Wilmington Broad Market Fund."
*Fed to buy $1.25 bln to $1.75 bln debt due 2036-2042. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as a rebound in Wall Street stocks and less gloomy data on European business activity cut the appetite for safe-haven government debt, pushing benchmark yields back above 2 percent.
PARIS, Feb 5- European stocks rose on Tuesday as signs of economic recovery in the euro zone helped soothe investor worries a day after the return of political risks in Spain and Italy sparked a sell-off.
LAGOS/ JOHANNESBURG Feb 5- The World Bank's IFC private sector arm issued 12 billion naira worth of its debut Nigeria local currency bond on Tuesday with a yield of 10.2 percent.
*Private index on euro zone business hits 10- month high. *Fed to buy $1.25 bln to $1.75 bln debt due 2036-2042. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S.
TOKYO, Feb 5- Pimco is shifting funds away from super-long Japanese government bonds into shorter-term debt on expectation the government's pro-growth policy and the central bank's more aggressive fight against deflation fighter will lead to a steepening yield curve, the head of its Japanese portfolio management said.
*Govt Pension Investment Fund to review allocation model. TOKYO, Feb 5- Japanese government bonds rose on Tuesday, with the benchmark yield backing off a three-week high hit in the previous session amid fears about the impact of political woes in Italy and Spain.
SINGAPORE, Feb 5- U.S. 10- year Treasuries inched lower on Tuesday, taking a breather after rallying the previous day, when safe haven U.S. debt rose on worries about mounting political uncertainty in Spain and Italy.
*Spain, Italy political news revives bids for bonds. NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday as higher yields attracted buyers and stock market losses and political news from Europe fed a bid for safe-haven U.S. debt.
*Giuseppe Mussari summoned as investigation widens. *Rome prosecutors look at possible Vatican bank link. Italy's third largest bank has been at the centre of a financial and political storm since last month when it revealed that it faced losses of some 720 million euros ( $986 million from a series of derivatives and structured finance trades.
NEW YORK/ CHARLOTTE, N.C, Feb 4- A group of mortgage-backed securities investors says Bank of America Corp failed to buy back more than $30 billion in loans from investors after the bank modified the mortgages to reduce borrower payments.