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  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS OF 2.47 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS EXTEND DROP AS ECB'S DRAGHI SPEAKS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.87 PCT.

  • *Verizon, F5 Networks both lower after results. *Royal Bank of Canada to buy City National. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stock index futures pointed to modest gains at the open on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced expanded measures to stimulate the region's economy.

  • Jan 22- British mobile banking software maker Monitise Plc has put itself up for sale, blaming changes in its business model for its third revenue warning in a year. Monitise, which switched to a subscription model from one based on licences last year, said it had hired Moelis& Co to conduct an "all encompassing" strategic review that included "corporate...

  • LAGOS, Jan 22- Nigeria's naira recovered from record lows hit this week after the central bank increased forex trading limits and sold dollars to commercial lenders on Thursday, dealers said. Italy's Eni also sold $10 million to buy naira for its local operations, dealers said. "These policy reversals are not ideal for central bank credibility but are a step in the...

  • Agrium to pay more in dividend Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividend, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium also said the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted its plan to make a normal course issuer bid for up to 5 percent, or nearly 7.2 million, of the company's common shares over the next 12...

  • US TWO-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS AT 0.503 PERCENT.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- The euro fell, European shares jumped and bond yields in Italy, Spain and Portugal fell on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a bond purchase programme of 60 billion euros a month. The euro sank by a full cent against the dollar to $1.1511, still above 11- year lows of less than $1.15 hit last week.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- The most financially challenging state of life is not retirement, it is early career. That's the time when your salary is still probably low, but you have the longest list of expenses: career clothes, cell phone bills, your first home furnishings, cars, weddings, rent- need I go on? You probably don't have enough money to pay for all of that at once, unless your...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 22- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday euro zone consumer prices could continue to fall over the next couple of months before picking up slowly towards the end of the year. Euro zone consumer prices fell for the first time in more than five years in December after a significant drop in oil prices and policymakers are...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- U.S. gasoline demand is increasing as motorists opt for bigger vehicles and drive more, encouraged by the sharp drop in fuel prices and an improving employment market. Increased fuel consumption in the United States and other advanced economies is one way lower oil prices will rebalance the market. In October, U.S. refiners and importers supplied...

  • *Company plans to cut investment 30 percent, Globo says. RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 22- Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras will take a charge of about 10 billion reais in its delayed third-quarter results to write down overvalued assets, the O Globo newspaper reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed government source. The company's board will meet on Jan. 27 to...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO 2.49 PERCENT AS ECB'S DRAGHI SPEAKS.

  • UPDATE 6-Oil pares gains after ECB bond buying decision Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 22- Oil prices pared gains on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would start buying government bonds, a move which could push the dollar to new highs and put downward pressure on commodities. Exceeding market expectations, ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank would buy 60 billion euros of government bonds a month until the end of...

  • Jan 22- United Continental Holdings Inc provided a bullish outlook for the coming year on Thursday in part because of lower fuel costs, sending shares up even though its fourth-quarter profit fell short of expectations. "That would be starting off the year on a very, very strong note," said CRT Capital Group analyst Michael Derchin, adding that he could not recall...

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO 1.913 PERCENT AS ECB'S DRAGHI SPEAKS.

  • ECB agrees landmark sovereign bond-buy plan Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Jan 22- The European Central Bank agreed on Thursday to embark on a quantitative easing programme that will see it print money to buy up 60 billion euros worth of sovereign bonds from March until the end of September next year. Countries under a bailout programme, such as Greece, will be included but with some additional criteria. "Under this expanded...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS FALL SLIGHTLY AFTER ECB ANNOUNCES BOND PURCHASES.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Global crude steel production rose 1.2 percent to 1.662 billion tonnes in 2014, compared with the previous year, figures from the World Steel Association showed on Thursday. Crude steel output in China, the world's top producer and consumer of the alloy, rose 0.9 percent to 822.7 million tonnes, the data showed. The European Union recorded an...