CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The Fed indicated it was ready to raise interest rates, but didn't say when. Auto sales were on the rise, and Tesla introduced a battery business for homes.» Read More
*Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. Investors have pared their holdings of U.S. government debt since mid-April, as heavy debt supply and diminished pessimism about Europe reduced the safe-haven allure of Treasuries, German Bunds and British gilts. "The fundamentals in Europe are turning and there may be an acknowledgement of that,"...
LONDON, May 1- Investors are unlikely to take big bets on Britain's government bond market ahead of next Thursday's closely fought national election, with opinion polls offering little clarity about the next government. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party remains deadlocked with the opposition Labour party in opinion polls, and strategists...
*Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. NEW YORK, May 1- The U.S. Treasuries lost 0.53 percent in April, following a 0.63 percent gain in March, an index compiled by Barclays showed.
LONDON, May 1- Financial markets are betting that the threat of deflation in the euro zone has all but evaporated, calling into doubt forecasts that benchmark German government bond yields could drop to zero or even below. Above-forecast April inflation figures in Germany on Wednesday- albeit still only 0.3 percent- were a major factor behind the surge yields.
The billionaire investor believes the Fed won't be in any hurry to increase rates—in part because of the softer U.S. economy.
TOKYO, May 1- Japanese government bond prices extended losses on Friday as the market continued to feel the heat from a sobering rout in German Bunds. The two-year yield climbed half a basis point to 0.005 percent, its rise slowed by the Bank of Japan's regular debt-purchasing operation centred on short-end JGBs. The Japanese financial markets will be closed...
01 May Japan Auction for Enhanced-liquidity 04 May 1350 France Auction of BTF treasury notes 04 May Netherlands DTC Auction 05 May Belgium Auction of treasury bills 06 May Sweden Auction of Government bonds 06 May Germany 5 bln Eur Auction of 2- year Federal Note. 11 May Norway Auction of treasury bills 11 May Germany 2 bln Eur Auction of treasury bills 11 May...
Emerging markets are back on investors' buy lists, with expectations any U.S. rate hike will be delayed set to spur on the rally, experts say.
*Some movement in Greece debt talks trims safety bids. NEW YORK, April 30- U.S. The month ended with a diminished appetite for safe-haven assets on Thursday, after Greece made its biggest concessions yet in an effort to clinch a deal with its creditors to avert bankruptcy reduced safe-haven bids for Treasuries and Bunds.
Central Bank of Russia has cut its rates to 12.5 percent from 14 percent. Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, gives his reaction.
*Some movement in Greece debt talks pare safety bids. News of the biggest concessions yet from Greece in an effort to clinch a deal with its creditors to avert bankruptcy reduced safe-haven bids for Treasuries and German Bunds. The four-day rise in benchmark U.S. yields has been part of this week's global bond market sell-off, in which traders have either booked...
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers from the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike hold.
A year without a 5 percent-plus dip is rare, and 2015 will not be one of them, Deutsche Bank's David Bianco tells CNBC.
After being prodded up to session highs by multiple U.S. economic data points, U.S. Treasury yields pared gains on Thursday.
Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Russian Central Bank cut rates by 250 basis points or more, talking ahead of the announcement.
Peter Oppenheimer of Goldman Sachs says Wednesday's U.S. GDP data was "distorted" by weather conditions, but growth will pick up in Q2.
TOKYO, April 30- Japanese government bond prices dropped on Thursday after U.S. and European bonds suffered big losses following upbeat European economic data, but sharp falls in Japanese share prices helped to limit losses in JGBs. The yield on the 10- year JGBs rose as much as 5.0 basis points to 0.345 percent at one point, its highest level in two weeks, before...
Amid renewed concerns over the U.S. recovery, investors are unwinding their long dollar positions across all currencies, says Wayne Gordon, executive director, portfolio strategist at UBS Wealth Management.