*Treasury sells $99 bln in 2-, 5-, 7- year notes next week. NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. Now the market has heard Bernanke and seen the minutes and we're seeing some better data, the market is going to start to decide where they think the Fed is going, sooner than later, "said Jason Rogan, managing director of Treasuries trading at Guggenheim Partners in New York."» Read More
NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday as debate about raising the nation's debt ceiling prompting investors to buy securities cheapened by this week's stronger-than-forecast economic data.
*MSCI world share index at highest since May 2011. LONDON, Jan 18- World shares climbed to a 20- month high on Friday after fresh data revealed growing economic momentum in China and the United States, while the yen hit new lows ahead of next week's Bank of Japan meeting.
*Morgan Stanley up more than 6 pct after results. NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, a day after the S&P 500 rose to its highest level in five years, as a weak outlook from Intel was weighed against encouraging data out of China and a fourth-quarter profit at Morgan Stanley.
LONDON, Jan 18- The dollar retreated from a 31- month high against the yen on Friday as investors took profit on its steep rise before expected aggressive policy easing next week by the Bank of Japan. Strategists cited chart support at 87.80 yen, the low struck on Wednesday, while reported options barrier at 90.75 yen could act as a near-term resistance.
NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday after a disappointing earnings outlook from Intel offset news of better-than-expected economic growth in China. *Shares of Intel Corp slumped 4.9 percent at $21.57 in premarket trading after the tech company forecast quarterly revenue that missed expectations.
TOKYO, Jan 18- Japanese government bonds mostly slipped on Friday as a weaker yen lifted the stock market, while expectations of further policy easing by the Bank of Japan next week lifted shorter maturities. The 10- year JGB yield rose 2 basis points to 0.750 percent, moving away from Thursday's intraday low of 0.730 percent, its lowest since Dec. 17.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low last week, though the Labor Department said the drop stemmed largely from seasonal factors. The Commerce Department said home builders broke ground at an annualized rate of 954,000 units in December, the fastest monthly pace in four years.
Elisse Walter, who took over the agency in December, said a forthcoming cross-border swaps proposal is "a critical linchpin" as the SEC finalizes derivatives rules required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.
Whether it was stocks or bonds, trading revenues declined or stayed flat at major banks, which reported earnings this week.
TOKYO, Jan 18- Japan's Nikkei share average is set to test a 32- month high on Friday as exporters are expected to gain after a fall in the yen on expectations that the central bank will ease monetary policy aggressively next week.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. government debt prices fell on Thursday, as surprisingly strong data on the housing market raised hopes of the U.S. economy accelerating, and spurred investors to buy stocks and growth-oriented assets and sell low-risk bonds.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. government debt prices fell on Thursday, as surprisingly strong data on the housing market raised hopes of the U.S. economy accelerating and spurred investors to favor stocks and growth-oriented assets over low-risk bonds.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. After falling for four straight sessions to their lowest levels in two weeks and hurt by concern that Congress might not raise the $16.4 trillion federal borrowing limit, Treasury yields rose, moving inversely to prices.
*Crude prices rise on violence in Algeria, Mali. *S&P 500 hits highest level in five years. Wall Street opened higher, with the S&P 500 hitting levels not seen since 2007 as reports showed new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled to a five-year low last week and U.S. housing starts surged last month. "
LISBON, Jan 17- Bailed-out Portugal has authorised the country's debt agency to tap into improving market sentiment by issuing bonds and bills with an eye to a full return to markets "as soon as possible". "it means Portugal can go to the markets at any moment," he said.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stock index futures added to gains after data showed initial jobless claims fell to a five-year low last week and housing starts climbed to their highest rate since June 2008.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday, helped by better-than-expected results from online marketplace eBay, ahead of a busy day of corporate earnings and economic data. EBay's shares rose 3.2 percent to $54.60 in premarket trading, a day after it reported holiday quarter results that just beat Wall Street expectations.
*Portugal, Ireland move closer to mainstream market. MADRID, Jan 17- Improved investor sentiment towards struggling European economies helped Spain cut debt costs at a bond auction on Thursday and allowed it to reach nearly 9 percent of the year's longer term borrowing needs.
Jan 17- BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit rose 24 percent as investors moving into equities increased demand for its iShares family of exchange-traded funds. Net income at New York- based BlackRock totaled $690 million, or $3.93 per share, compared with $555 million, or $3.05 per share, a year earlier.
*Spain issues bonds due 2015, 2018 and 2041. MADRID, Jan 17- Improved investor sentiment toward struggling southern European economies helped Spain cut debt costs at an auction on Thursday, allowing it to reach nearly 9 percent of the year's longer term borrowing needs.