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  • *30- year yields post biggest one-day drop since May 15. NEW YORK, May 26- Long-dated U.S. "With the dollar strengthening, owning dollar assets looks a lot more attractive here," said Edward Acton, Treasury strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates this year, forged over months of strong jobs growth and a seemingly durable expansion, now faces an economy that no longer follows the script and may push the "liftoff" far into the future. "The Fed has been telling us for some time that they want to be data dependent, and the numbers are nothing to run...

  • *Gold up for 5th session, longest run higher since March. LONDON, May 18- Gold hit three-month highs on Monday, rising for a fifth session, as a run of soft U.S. data supported expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off hiking interest rates for the time being. "The data out of the United States hasn't been particularly good, and people seem to think that interest...

  • TREASURIES-Yields drop as economic growth slows Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET

    *Cooling economic data pushes back Fed rate hike expectations. NEW YORK, May 15- U.S. "The market is getting more concerned that the economy weakened through the first quarter into the second quarter, and that pushes the Fed back further and further and people get more comfortable jumping back into Treasuries here," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields dropped and the dollar index dipped on Friday following a stabilization in European government bonds and another batch of weak U.S. data that raised expectations the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to hike interest rates. U.S. stocks edged lower after a rally Thursday that pushed the S&P 500 to a record high close, while...

  • *Cooling economic data pushes back Fed rate hike expectations. NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields fell on Friday as data pointed to slowing economic growth, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to raise interest rates. "The market is getting more concerned that the economy weakened through the first quarter into the second...

  • OTTAWA, May 13- Canadian financial authorities are unlikely to raise the country's inflation target after a review this year given the risk to the central bank's credibility and widespread support for the existing benchmark, economists say. The Bank of Canada, which reviews the target every five years, flagged in November that it was researching whether to...

  • *Treasuries rise for second day after losing streak. NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. "We got' Goldilocks' employment data that has given investors a little bit of comfort to put some exposures back on because it keeps the Fed away from liftoff a little longer," said Guy Haselmann, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • *Treasuries rise for second day after losing streak. NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. "We got' Goldilocks' employment data that has given investors a little bit of comfort to put some exposures back on because it keeps the Fed away from liftoff a little longer," said Guy Haselmann, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold falls more than 1 pct to 6-week low Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:26 AM ET

    *Gold extends losses after falling 1.7 pct on Thursday. LONDON, May 1- Gold slid to six-week lows on Friday in holiday-thinned trade, as disappointment at its failure to hold above $1,200 an ounce this week and longer-term expectations for a U.S. rate rise undermined investor confidence. Gold hit its highest since early April at $1,215 earlier this week, but failed...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 20- Intermediate producer Legacy Oil+ Gas Inc formed a special committee on Monday to deal with hedge fund FrontFour Capital's move to gain seats on its board, the first major case of shareholder activism in Canada's oil patch since last year's sharp drop in crude prices. Calgary- based Legacy, which has assets in southern Alberta and light...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 20- Intermediate producer Legacy Oil+ Gas formed a special committee on Monday to deal with hedge fund FrontFour Capital's move to gain seats on its board, the first major case of shareholder activism in Canada's oil patch since last year's sharp drop in crude prices. Calgary- based Legacy, which has assets in the foothills of southern...

  • Apple in talks to launch Apple Pay in Canada - WSJ Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:41 AM ET

    April 17- Apple Inc is planning to launch its electronic payments service in Canada in November, the first international expansion of Apple Pay, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker is in talks with Canada's six biggest banks, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal,...

  • OTTAWA, April 9- Bank of Nova Scotia expects strong growth this year in the Pacific Alliance markets of Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, and could make acquisitions to bolster its position there, a top executive said on Thursday. McGuckin said Scotiabank, the most international of Canada's big banks, is seeing particular strength in Mexico, with a pickup in the U.S....

  • First-quarter deal-making activity was more robust in Mexico than anywhere else in Latin America for only the second time in a decade. Thomson Reuters data shows the value of announced mergers and acquisitions in Mexico reached $8.64 billion, above Brazil's $8.51 billion. Illustrating how the tables have turned, $13.93 billion worth of M&A deals were...

  • *ICE Benchmark Administration operating new process. LONDON, March 20- The new London Bullion Market Association Gold Price went live for the first time on Friday, with Goldman Sachs and UBS joining the four members of the now defunct gold "fix" in setting its electronic replacement. Goldman and UBS joined Barclays, HSBC, Bank of Nova Scotia and Societe Generale to...

  • March 19- Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia sued Cliffs Natural Resources Inc, saying the U.S. iron ore miner had breached terms of a loan agreement when it filed for creditor protection for its Canadian operations. Cliffs in January stopped production at its Bloom Lake mine in Quebec, where costs exceeded expectations, and started restructuring the Canadian...

  • *Treasury to sell $13 bln in 10- year TIPS. NEW YORK, March 19- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields slipped on Thursday while other maturities were little changed a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by suggesting a less aggressive timeline for raising interest rates. Fed policymakers "are admitting that... we live in a world that is still more susceptible...

  • LONDON, March 19- Six institutions will start setting gold prices electronically on Friday, as Intercontinental Exchange completes a sweeping change to London's bullion benchmarks and dispenses with the century-old gold "fix". Friday's move to electronic auctions should repair outside perceptions of London's role in the market, damaged by the one known...

  • March 19- Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc has been sued by Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia for about $52.6 million for breaching some debt terms related to its Bloom Lake mine in Quebec. Cliffs' application for creditor protection in Canada "constituted a default" under the loan agreement, accelerating the company's payment obligations, Scotiabank...