NEW YORK, Dec 19- The dollar traded near a five-year high against the yen on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised some investors by announcing its long-awaited first cut in its bond-buying program.» Read More
*U.S. economy adds 195,000 jobs in June, boosting dollar. NEW YORK, July 5- The dollar gained broadly on Friday, hitting five-week highs against the yen and a six-week peak versus the euro, as better-than-expected U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve would scale back its asset purchases sooner than expected.
LONDON, July 5- The dollar jumped to near a three-year high against other major currencies on Friday after a strong rise in U.S. payrolls in June raised expectations the Federal Reserve may soon start curtailing its monetary stimulus.
MIKKELI, Finland, July 5- The next tranche of international aid for Greece could be split into instalments, the EU's top economic official said on Friday, holding out the prospect of a continued hand-to-mouth existence for Greece that threatens to stifle its economy.
LONDON, July 5- European shares fell on Friday, reversing initial gains in volatile trade after a mixed U.S. jobs report, which suggested the Federal Reserve may soon start to slow its quantitative easing programme.
*5, 7 and 10- year yields highest since August 2011. NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. Friday's data "would certainly put us on track for that September time frame," said Kathy Jones, a fixed income strategist at Charles Schwab in New York.
LONDON, July 5- Banks may have to hold yet more capital after a study showed wide variations in how lenders calculate risks on their books, global regulators said in their latest bid to restore trust in the tarnished sector.
LONDON, July 5- European shares briefly dipped into the red in choppy trade on Friday, reversing initial gains after a mixed U.S. jobs report which kept investors guessing over the Federal Reserve's stimulus programme.
*Investors watching situation in Egypt for oil impact. NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures pointed to gains of more than 1 percent at the open on Friday as June payrolls data was much stronger than expected.
*Risk-averse investors seek cheaper exposure to stocks. PARIS, July 5- Appetite for convertible bonds is taking off in Europe as risk-averse institutional investors seek to escape rising bond yields but remain wary of buying into stocks directly.
LONDON, July 5- Biodiesel could in future ease so-called ethanol "blend wall" concerns facing the U.S. transportation fuel industry, whose capacity to blend corn ethanol in gasoline is nearing its physical limit. And in the longer term, EPA has projected a rapidly rising role for biodiesel.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. Treasuries extended price losses and 10- year yields rose to their highest levels in almost two years on Friday, after data showed that employers added more jobs than were expected in June.
*Canada lost 400 jobs in June, says Statistics Canada. OTTAWA, July 5- The Canadian economy shed just 400 jobs in June, when a spike in the number of part-time positions almost made up for heavy full-time losses, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Canada's jobs data have a large margin of error and can be volatile.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures added to their gains on Friday after the June payroll report showed more jobs added in the month than had been expected. S&P 500 futures rose 14.2 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
WASHINGTON, July 5- U.S. job growth increased more than expected in June, which could draw the Federal Reserve closer to implementing a plan to start scaling back its massive monetary stimulus later this year.
*Libya's main export terminal halted, adding to outages. LONDON, July 5- Brent crude oil rose towards $107 a barrel on Friday after Egypt's army said it was on high alert after an attack in Sinai, pushing the price to its biggest weekly gain since last June.
LONDON, July 5- European shares extended losses on Thursday, hitting an intraday low in choppy trade, exacerbated by thin trading volumes ahead of important U.S. jobs data. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 hit an intraday low at 1,175.86 points, trading 0.2 percent lower, though volumes were just a third of the 90- day average.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures jumped on Friday as investors looked ahead to a monthly payrolls report that was expected to show solid jobs growth while not being strong enough to influence Federal Reserve policy.
*Egypt announces state of emergency in two provinces. LONDON, July 5- Brent crude rose towards $107 a barrel on Friday after Egypt's army announced a state of emergency in the provinces of Suez and South Sinai, pushing the price to its biggest weekly gain since last June.
July 5- Discussing your qualifications for a new job via a video interview sounds easy enough and even appealing. No worrying if your palms are clammy when you shake hands, since you won't be shaking hands. You don't have to travel farther than your own home.
BRUSSELS/ SHANGHAI, July 5- The European Union and China are moving towards a deal to defuse a conflict over alleged dumping of solar panels in Europe, officials from both sides said on Friday, aiming to head off a damaging trade war in goods from steel to wine.