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  • Euro/dollar shock forces rethink across world markets Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    *U.S. firms exploit low yields to borrow in Europe. M&A flows into Europe highest since 1970 s. The euro/dollar rate, which channels almost a quarter of the $5 trillion that flows daily through world currency markets, has been falling steadily for months, as markets factored in the European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro stimulus plan which finally began this week.

  • TREASURIES-Prices off after ECB-driven rally Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    *Ten-year flat ahead of $21 billion notes auction. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. Treasury officials on Wednesday were scheduled to sell $21 billion of 10- year Treasury notes and to hold a $13 billion sale of 30- year bonds on Thursday.

  • The tables below outline Ukraine's sovereign dollar bonds and the key foreign portfolio investors who hold them, compiled from the Thomson Reuters eMAXX database. Franklin Templeton is the biggest holder of Ukrainian debt across the bond curve, and the country's creditors include bond giants PIMCO and Blackrock. MATURITY AMOUNT Sept 23 2015 $500 million...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO March 10- HumakerUBS AG has poached a U.S. team of some 15 oil and gas investment bankers from Bank of Montreal, significantly weakening the energy dealmaking capacity at Canada's fourth-largest bank, people familiar with the matter said. The moves come amid plummeting oil prices that have prompted banks to try to lure talented energy bankers...

  • ETF tracking the euro draws $37 mln bearish bet Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 10- A trader in the U.S. options market placed a $37 million bet against the euro on Tuesday, even as the dollar hit a multi-year high against the currency. The trader appears to have bought 191,000 puts at the $102 strike price for $2.98 each and sold the same number of puts at the $94 strike price for $1.02 each, said Fred Ruffy, options strategist at...

  • "That relative value trade is what is driving the market, more than anything else," said Larry Milstein, head of U.S. government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York. Germany's 10- year bund fell to a record low of 0.23 percent on Tuesday, the second day of European Central Bank purchases under a 1 trillion-euro program meant to revive inflation and...

  • TREASURIES-Yields pulled lower by Europe's bond buying Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    Yields on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note were last at 2.1438 percent, reflecting a price rise of 15/ 32, as bond yields in Ireland, Spain and other euro zone countries hit record lows. Germany's 10- year bund yielded as little as 0.23 percent on Tuesday, the second day of European Central Bank purchases under a one-trillion-euro program meant to revive...

  • March 10- A new trading exchange for derivatives is loosening the stranglehold that the world's biggest investment banks have on the multi-trillion dollar market in a crucial test of financial reforms that attempt to reduce systemic risks. The year-old trading venue, trueEX Group LLC, surprised many on Wall Street when it had nearly 20 percent of the trades in...

  • TREASURIES-Euro bond purchases weigh on U.S. yields Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Treasuries prices rose on Monday as yields tracked lower with euro zone interest rates being pressured by the launch of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro bond-buying program. The 30- year Treasury was up as much as 1 full point in price and yielding 2.787 percent in late-morning New York trade, after closing on Friday with a yield of 2.839 percent.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., March 6- Whiting Petroleum Corp, North Dakota's largest oil producer, is seeking a possible buyer, according to the Wall Street Journal, but a person familiar with the board's thinking told Reuters he was not aware of any such plan. Three months ago, Whiting closed on its $1.55 billion buyout of Kodiak Oil& Gas to become the largest oil company in North...

  • *Euro dips under $1.09; ECB to start bond buying next week. The euro fell below $1.09 for the first time since September 2003. "We feel the economy is in a position for the Fed to begin normalizing policy," said Sam Bullard, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • FOREX-Dollar jumps after strong U.S. jobs report Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 6- The dollar jumped on Friday to an 11-1/ 2 year high against a basket of currencies as news of robust U.S. employment growth bolstered market sentiment that the Federal Reserve was closer to raising interest rates. Before a U.S. employment report on Friday, the dollar had already hit an 11-1/ 2 year high against the euro as interest rate differentials...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, March 6- Avago Technologies Ltd may be one of the pacesetters among companies looking to make a purchase in the semiconductor industry after its advanced talks last month to acquire Freescale Semiconductor Ltd fell through. Demand for cheaper chips and new products to power Internet-connected gadgets is expected to drive chip...

  • HONG KONG, March 6- Shares in Hanergy Thin Film Power Group fell as much as 9 percent on Friday, a day after the Hong Kong bourse asked the Chinese company about a stock price surge that transformed it into the world's most valuable renewable energy firm. The gain has outstripped the average 13 percent rise in the TRBC index that tracks Chinese renewable energy...

  • SAO PAULO, March 5- Cetip SA Mercados Organizados plans to repurchase as many as 5.4 million shares during the next 12 months, as Brazil's largest securities clearinghouse battles with mounting risk aversion and declining capital markets activity on its home turf. The board of São Paulo-based Cetip agreed on Thursday to the buyback, which would withdraw the...

  • U.S. retailers' February same-store sales Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    March 5- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1DYN3Ka for a table that compares U.S. retailers' February same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters.

  • LONDON, March 5- AbbVie's $21 billion deal to buy Pharmacyclics shows big pharma's hunger for new drugs at a time when research at smaller biotechnology companies is driving some of the most promising advances in medicine. AbbVie's planned purchase of Pharmacyclics is the largest global pharmaceutical deal of 2015 to date and takes M&A activity in the sector...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Exchange-traded funds designed to let investors play China's bond markets, which are mostly closed to foreigners, are facing a slow start amid concerns about mainland issuers' credit quality, high property prices and the slowing economy. At more than $5 trillion, China's onshore fixed-income markets are outranked only by the U.S. and Japanese...

  • Issuers who aren't from China or Hong Kong account for about 70 percent of offshore yuan bonds and certificate of deposits in the primary market so far this year, Thomson Reuters data shows. Other foreign entities tapping the fledgling dim sum market in the past two months are Australia's Westpac Banking Corp, France's Air Liquide Finance, Germany's KfW...

  • FOREX-Dollar rallies to new high as euro sags below $1.11 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    *Euro sinks below $1.11 to new low. NEW YORK, March 4- The dollar climbed to fresh highs on Wednesday, getting lift from solid U.S. jobs and business data, as the euro sank below $1.11 to an 11-1/ 2 year low ahead of the launch of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank. Separately, the Institute for Supply Management said its services index was 56.9 in February, up...