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  • *Prices erase earlier losses, yield curve resumes flattening. NEW YORK, Dec 24- Long-dated U.S. "People are gaining confidence that the economy is on very solid ground, and the Fed is probably going to move earlier than June, and that all rates should rise," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • TREASURIES-Bonds extend rout as rate hikes seen near Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. Yields held near session highs after the government sold $29 billion in seven-year notes to the lowest demand in 13 months. "People are gaining confidence that the economy is on very solid ground, and the Fed is probably going to move earlier than June, and that all rates should rise," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova...

  • *Treasury to sell $29 bln seven-year notes. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. "People are gaining confidence that the economy is on very solid ground, and the Fed is probably going to move earlier than June, and that all rates should rise," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 16- Gold was little changed on Tuesday, in a choppy session that took prices back below $1,200 an ounce as the dollar came off its lows and traders worried the U.S. This came after a 12- minute rally of more than 1 percent to a session high at $1,221.40 when U.S. traders were still sleeping, after Russia announced an aggressive interest rate hike.

  • *Gold fell 2.5 pct on Monday after oil drop. LONDON, Dec 16- Gold surrendered earlier gains on Tuesday to slide back below $1,200 an ounce as the dollar came off lows and European stock markets rebounded nearly 2 percent. Spot gold was at $1,992.69 an ounce at 1633 GMT, little changed on the day, having earlier reached a high of $1,221.40.

  • *Treasury sell $21 bln 10- year notes to strong demand. NEW YORK, Dec 10- U.S. "The market continues to trade very, very well," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • Canadian banks see clearing skies after Caribbean storms Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    TORONTO, Dec 10- Canadian banks say the worst of the financial hits they have taken on their Caribbean operations should be behind them as an improving U.S. economy and lower oil prices help support the region's recovery. "The bulk of the pain is likely behind us on the Caribbean, especially if the U.S. economy does start picking up," Sean McGuckin, chief financial...

  • TORONTO, Dec 5- Shares of Bank of Nova Scotia and National Bank of Canada weakened after the lenders reported quarterly results on Friday, closing out an earnings season in which Canadian banks largely disappointed investors. National Bank of Canada, the country's sixth-largest lender, reported a higher profit largely in line with analysts' expectations, led...

  • *Gold rallies 2.6 pct to day's peak, silver bounces 6 pct higher. LONDON, Dec 1- Gold rebounded sharply on Monday from the 2 percent losses it posted earlier after Switzerland voted against a proposal to boost its gold reserves, driven by a weaker dollar and softening appetite for assets seen as higher risk, like stocks. Gold slid as low as $1,142.91 before bouncing...

  • *Moody's cuts rating on Japan, sending yen sharply lower. LONDON, Dec 1- Gold rebounded sharply on Monday from the 2 percent losses it posted after Switzerland voted against a proposal to boost its gold reserves, as lower prices tempted fresh buyers and Moody's cut its rating on Japan. Gold slid as low as $1,142.91, before bouncing back in European trading hours.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Prices of U.S. Treasury will sell $28 billion in two-year notes, $13 billion in two-year floating rate notes, $35 billion in five-year notes and $29 billion in seven-year notes. Traders sold fewer shorter-dated Treasury notes than 30- year Treasury bonds since they had become less sensitive to signs of when the Federal Reserve will raise...

  • Nov 18- Canadian regulators are investigating traders' practice of circumventing domestic markets by sending stock orders to venues in United States in exchange for rebates, the Wall Street Journal reported. "But, in Canada, brokers are prohibited from paying them, and regulators there, including the Ontario Securities Commission, are exploring whether rule...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 14- Spot gold rallied more than 1 percent on Friday as investors raced to cover bearish bets after breaking through key support at $1,150 per ounce and as the U.S. dollar pared gains even after better-than-expected U.S. data. Bullion had dropped more than 1 percent to below $1,150 an ounce but bolted $30 midmorning in New York as the dollar moved...

  • *U.S. to sell $24 billion in 10- year notes. NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. "The Treasury market continues to be the beneficiary of the uncertainty going on," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • By Frank Tang and Jan Harvey. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 10- Gold fell over 2 percent on Monday as the dollar rose, nearly wiping out its previous session's rally, but signs of renewed buying interest in the U.S. futures market could underpin prices, traders said. "Some people interpret that as new longs have decided to enter the market," said Paul Sacks, principal and chief...

  • *Gold slips as Friday's 3 pct rebound loses steam. LONDON, Nov 10- Gold fell on Monday as a short-covering rally that boosted prices from 4-1/ 2- year lows lost steam, with buyers still wary that rising stock markets, upbeat U.S. data and softening investment flows would spell further falls. Spot gold was down 0.6 percent at $1,171.80 an ounce at 0919 GMT, while U.S. gold...

  • Nov 10- KKR& Co, which led the acquisition of oil and gas producer Samson Resources Corp for $7.2 billion in 2011 and has already sold almost half its acreage to cope with lower energy prices, plans to sell its North Dakota Bakken oil deposit worth less than $500 million as part of an ongoing downsizing plan, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • *Gold slides after Fed ends bond buying on hawkish note. LONDON, Oct 30- Gold prices slid towards $1,200 an ounce on Thursday, hitting their lowest in 3-1/ 2 weeks, after the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying stimulus programme on an unexpectedly hawkish note. Spot gold fell as low as $1,201.21 an ounce and was down 0.5 percent at $1,206.40 an ounce at 1015 GMT.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs as resource prices rise Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 28- Canada's main stock index rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with higher crude and other commodity prices helping boost energy and mining companies as investors returned to buying after a sharp sell-off in recent weeks. Suncor Energy Inc was the biggest positive driver, adding 2.2 percent to C $39, while Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gained...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Five companies have been short-listed to replace the century-old London gold benchmark with a new electronic system, which is expected to be in place within the next few months, the London Bullion Market Association said. Broker Autilla Ltd, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange jointly with Thomson Reuters, U.S. derivatives bourse Intercontinental...