• JGBs slip on strong U.S. jobs data, weak yen Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:15 PM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 8- Japanese Government Bond prices slipped on Monday, sending their yields up 0.5 to 1.0 basis points, following surprisingly strong U.S. non-farm payroll data. Also denting JGBs, the yen weakened to its lowest level since July 2007, helping to underpin Tokyo share prices, while the bank of Japan did not offer to buy mid- to long-term JGBs on Monday, contrary...

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- Asian stocks stood firm and the dollar notched fresh seven-year highs against the yen on Monday after much stronger-than-expected jobs data underlined the strength of the U.S. economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was unchanged. Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.3 percent, poking above 18,000 for the first time since July 2007.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 8- Gold extended losses to a third session on Monday as a robust U.S. nonfarm payrolls report boosted the dollar to its highest in over five years, dulling bullion's appeal as a hedge. *Spot gold eased 0.2 percent to $1,189.94 an ounce by 0020 GMT. *Hedge funds and money managers boosted their bullish position in U.S. gold contracts to the highest since...

  • Impressed by pace of US job creation: Pro  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says an increase in wages and weekly hours worked are good signs for the economy.

  • Morgan Stanley to pay more of its bonuses upfront Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley said on Friday it will pay more of its bonuses to employees upfront and defer less, because the bank is on a better financial footing.

  • The Week Ahead: Order Girl Scout cookies online!  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Christmas is 3 weeks away. Congress votes to fund the government. And gas is at 4-year lows. Will there be a retail sales surge.

  • TREASURIES-Prices tumble on rosy U.S. jobs report Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    *Two-year yield surges to highest since May 2011. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. "This supports the view that the Federal Reserve will start hiking rates in the middle of next year," said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz in Newport Beach, California.

  • *Brent averages below $70/ bbl for the week for first time since 2010. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. crude oil closed at its lowest since July 2009 on Friday as Brent averaged below $70 a barrel in the week for the first time since 2010, as strong U.S. employment data did little to lift the oil market's bearish mood. Both contracts continued to slide as the market grappled with...

  • Jobs data not so great after all: Cox  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox and Steve Liesman discuss whether the U.S. economy is on its way to real wage growth.

  • *U.S. stocks rise on payrolls; MSCI global index edges up. NEW YORK, Dec 5- An unusually strong U.S. jobs report lifted the dollar to a five-and-a-half-year high against a basket of currencies on Friday and drove stocks higher, led by financial shares. "It is unequivocally bullish on the U.S. economy," said Anthony Valeri, fixed-income strategist at LPL Financial in San...

  • Wall Street's fear gauge dips on upbeat jobs report Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 5- Wall Street's fear gauge, the CBOE Volatility Index, dipped sharply on Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report, and there was a surge in put activity in the index's options. On Tuesday a buyer paid 9 to 13 cents for nearly 200,000 puts at the 12.5 strike and expiring on Dec. 17. The puts are still open and quoted near 29 cents a contract on Friday for a...

  • Birth rate hits record low  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    U.S. birth rates have fallen for the 6th consecutive year. Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, chief U.S. economist, discusses whether this trend hurts the U.S. economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- U.S. employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wage gains picked up, a sign of economic strength that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 321,000, the most since January 2012, the Labor Department said on Friday. "This greenlights a Fed lift-off in...

  • *Nov jobs report comes in well ahead of expectations. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 on track for their seventh straight weekly advance after the November jobs report came in much stronger than anticipated, boosting banks and other sectors tied to the pace of growth. Bank of America rose 2.8 percent to $17.70 while Goldman Sachs was...

  • *Saudi Arabia slashes January oil prices for Asia, U.S. *Iraq exports boost to pressure 2015 oil market. NEW YORK, Dec 5- Global oil prices slid further on Friday, with Brent on track for the first weekly close below $70 a barrel since 2010, as strong U.S. employment data did little to lift the oil market's bearish mood a day after Saudi Arabia cut official selling prices.

  • *Germany's DAX ends at record close of 10,087.12 points. PARIS, Dec 5- European stocks rallied on Friday, with Germany's DAX hitting a record closing high, boosted by data showing U.S. employers took on the most workers for nearly three years in November. Germany's DAX surged 2.4 percent, ending at a record closing high of 10,087.12 points.

  • Strong growth in US cemented by jobs  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The U.S.'s latest non-farm payrolls report cements the fact that the economy has very "strong trend growth", which is likely to have continued in December, says Nomura's Jens Nordvig.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- President Barack Obama on Friday said the latest U.S. jobs report shows wages are rising, calling it "a very welcome sign for millions of Americans."

  • Keeping order in the sky  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    A coming wave of air traffic controller retirements means the FAA will hire almost 6,400 in the next five years, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • *Two-year yield surges to highest since May 2011. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. "This supports the view that the Federal Reserve will start hiking rates in the middle of next year," said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz in Newport Beach, California.