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  • 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...

  • US THIRTY-YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO TWO FULL POINTS, YIELDS FALL TO 2.94 PERCENT.

  • LONDON, May 15- Euro zone bond yields fell on Friday, tracking an overnight move in U.S. Treasury yields, but strategists remained cautious about the market's prospects following weeks of violent price swings. Citi's head of rates strategy Alessandro Tentori said Friday's moves alone may not tempt investors back because many use' value-at-Risk' models that...

  • European shares dented by U.S. data, euro bounce Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    *Too early to fight against bull market- Citi. LONDON, May 15- A resurgent euro in the wake of weak U.S. data hit European stocks on Friday, even as bond markets stabilised after a recent rollercoaster sell-off. Shares in oil-and-gas companies Technip and Statoil were down about 3 percent as oil prices fell below $66 per barrel.

  • The data weren't all that great, but the story is people still see the Federal Reserve raising interest rates later this year, "said Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management in New York. The euro was up 0.2 percent to $1.1431, a tad below a three-month high of $1.1445 on Thursday and about 9 percent higher than a 12- year low of $1.0457 reached on March 16.

  • *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...

  • SEC examines phony Avon bid Friday, 15 May 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    SEC examines phony Avon bid

    Inside the process of how a fake bid for Avon Products could have been filed, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS DECLINE AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.18 PERCENT.

  • *Ukraine hopes for second $2.5 bln tranche of IMF aid. KIEV, May 15- Foreign creditors must agree to the "legitimate" deal offered by Ukraine in talks on restructuring some $23 billion worth of its debt, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday. "We ask, appeal and insist that external creditors appreciate the current situation and accept Ukraine's offer, which...

  • TREASURIES-Yields fall as European bonds stabilize Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bonds stabilized and after the U.S. Treasury yields have jumped in the past three weeks in line with a dramatic sell-off in German government debt, which has been roiled in part by a rapid unwind of bets placed on the European Central Bank's debt purchase program. "We're pretty much following...

  • *El Pollo Loco, King Digital fall after results. *Netflix rises after news of China entry. "As we see volatility subside in the bond market and what seems to be an orderly withdrawal from the fixed-income market before a shift in policy, there is less fear among equity market investors," said Andrew Barber, chief market strategist at Eagleview Capital in Delaware.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise as dollar weakens; data eyed Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:35 AM ET

    *European markets were higher on Friday as bond yields eased after government bond purchases by the European Central Bank. *The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index, expected at 10 a.m. ET, is expected to show U.S. consumers were slightly more upbeat in the early part of May. *El Pollo Loco Holdings shares slumped 12.2 percent to $25.50 in premarket...

  • Roche rallies as European shares resume uptrend Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:40 AM ET

    *Too early to fight against bull market- Citi. LONDON, May 15- European shares advanced on Friday, as calmer conditions in the bond market buoyed the region's stock markets, with drugs group Roche rallying after positive trial results. Julius Baer also gained 3.3 percent, with traders citing speculation the Swiss bank and financial group could be a target for...

  • SHANGHAI, May 15- Falling tax revenue and the plodding pace of local governments' refinancing through municipal bonds means that China could face a serious fiscal squeeze on the local level, forcing Beijing to intervene more aggressively to avert a Chinese "fiscal cliff". China's money supply grew at is slowest pace on record in April while HSBC said in a report on...

  • *Europe shares follow Asia, U.S. higher. *Credit Suisse says bonds entering bear market. LONDON, May 15- Global shares were on track for a weekly rise on Friday, with Europe following Asia higher, as bond-market jitters eased after a rollercoaster unwind of bets linked to the European Central Bank's stimulus plan.

  • Rally in Roche helps to lift European shares Friday, 15 May 2015 | 3:57 AM ET

    *Too early to fight against bull market- Citi. LONDON, May 15- European shares advanced on Friday, as calmer conditions in the bond market buoyed the region's stock markets, while drugs group Roche rallied after positive product results. Syngenta also edged up after industry sources told Reuters that U.S. seeds giant Monsanto was trying to line up buyers for assets...

  • JGBs rebound as retreat in Bunds halts for now Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 15- Japanese government bond prices rebounded across the board on Friday, taking their cue from a respite in the selloff of German Bunds. Firm results from the Bank of Japan's JGB buying operation conducted on Friday also lifted JGB market sentiment. The central bank buys JGBs regularly from the market as part of its extensive quantitative easing...

  • UPDATE 1-S&P downgrades Chicago GO bonds to A- from A+ Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    CHICAGO, May 14- Chicago's credit rating suffered a new blow on Thursday when Standard& Poor's Ratings Services dropped it two notches to A-minus and warned it could fall even further. S&P's downgrade came just two days after Moody's Investors Service dropped Chicago's general obligation rating into the junk level in the wake of an Illinois Supreme Court...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The head of the U.S. derivatives market regulator on Thursday slammed a bill in the House of Representatives to reauthorize the agency, saying the new mandate would make it harder for it to respond quickly to market events. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has raised its profile significantly after the 2007-09 financial crisis,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- Nationwide Life Insurance Co will pay $8 million to settle charges that it allegedly violated pricing rules in how it processed purchases and redemptions in variable insurance and mutual fund products, U.S. regulators said on Thursday. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the company is settling the charges without admitting or...