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Investing Securities

  • *US payrolls rise, but wage growth modest. LONDON, Feb 3- Germany's benchmark 10- year Bund yield fell to a 1-1/ 2 week low on Friday, pushed down by a decline in its U.S. peers after tepid wage growth data took the pressure off the U.S. "The data suggests the jobs market is not producing significant wage pressures yet, which means the pressure is off the Fed to hike rates," said...

  • *Oil up after U.S. flags sanctions on Iran. NEW YORK, Feb 3- The U.S. dollar headed for its fourth straight weekly loss and bond yields fell on Friday after wage growth slowed in the monthly employment report, suggesting the Federal Reserve may not raise interest rates again soon. "The payrolls report is a mixed bag," said Omer Esiner, chief market analyst at Commonwealth...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said it ordered the Royal Bank of Scotland to pay an $85 million fine as part of a settlement reached on Friday to settle charges RBS tried to manipulate a key foreign exchange swaps benchmark rate. RBS tried to manipulate the U.S. Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix rate...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Germany's benchmark 10- year Bund yield fell back towards one-week lows on Friday, pushed down by a decline in its U.S. peers after closely watched data suggested some slack remains in the U.S. labor market. Still, most euro zone bond yields remained higher on the day after a poll showed Germany's election race tightening, which could signal more...

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS EXTEND DECLINES TO 2.43 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE JAN. 24.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 227,000 jobs last month, the largest gain in four months, the Labor Department said. "Most of the disappointment is really focused around the inflation pressures that would presumably force the Fed to act," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • US TREASURY PRICES EXTEND GAINS AFTER PAYROLLS, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 2.44 PERCENT.

  • US 5- YEAR, 30- YEAR TREASURY YIELD CURVE STEEPENS TO 119 BASIS POINTS, STEEPEST SINCE DECEMBER 14.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS FALL AFTER PAYROLLS REPORT, 10- YEAR YIELDS DROP TO 2.46 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE BEFORE PAYROLLS REPORT, 10- YEAR.

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Investors sold euro zone government bonds on Friday after a poll showed Germany's election race narrowing, which could signal fiscal stimulus in the bloc's biggest economy and less support for right-wing populists. The poll late Thursday showed support for Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party jumped to its highest since the last...

  • *Over 1 bln euros of new Italy issuance bought by industry. LONDON, Feb 3- Some hedge funds who shunned or bet against European government bonds only three months ago are buying again as a sharp rise in yields offers them returns after a lacklustre 2016 for the industry. "We hear diverging opinions," said Pacome Breton, head of portfolio management at hedge fund...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 3- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Friday, the first trading day after a long holiday, with traders crediting the gain to the dollar's weakening during the closure and not the Chinese central bank's surprise short-term interest rate hike. The People's Bank of China set the yuan's midpoint rate at 6.8556 per dollar prior to market open,...

  • *BOJ conducts special JGB buying operation for 2nd time. *10- year yield pulls sharply back from 1- yr high on BOJ action. TOKYO, Feb 3- Japanese government bond yields were yanked back from one-year highs on Friday after the Bank of Japan conducted a special bond buying operation for only the second time, signaling that it remains committed to keeping the benchmark...

  • *BOJ conducts special JGB buying operation for 2nd time. *10- year yield pulls sharply back from 1- yr high on BOJ action. TOKYO, Feb 3- Japanese government bond yields were yanked back from one-year highs on Friday after the Bank of Japan conducted a special bond buying operation for only the second time, signaling that it remains committed to keeping the benchmark...

  • TOKYO, Feb 3- Japanese government bond yields were yanked back from one-year highs on Friday after the Bank of Japan conducted a special bond buying operation for only the second time, arresting an earlier surge in yields. The benchmark 10- year yield was up half a basis point at 0.110 percent after climbing to 0.150 percent, its highest since late January 2016.

  • *Yen had previously strengthened after China surprise rate hike. TOKYO, Feb 3- The recently beleaguered dollar rose to its session high against the yen on Friday after the Bank of Japan offered to buy Japanese government bonds in a surprise operation aimed at bringing down JGB yields, as investors awaited U.S. jobs data later in the session. "The yen might continue...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 3- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Friday, the first day of trade after a week-long break for the Lunar New Year as the central bank surprisingly raised. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.8556 per dollar prior to market open, firmer than the previous fix 6.8588. The People's Bank of China surprised markets by raising...

  • TOKYO, Feb 3- The Bank of Japan offered to buy benchmark 10- year Japanese government bonds in a special operation on Friday, sending JGB futures higher and the 10- year yield falling from its session high. The BOJ offered to buy benchmark 10- year JGBs at a yield of 0.110 percent. The central bank said the JGB buying operation was aimed at keeping the 10- year yield at...

  • *Development Bank of Mongolia's $580 mln of bonds due in March. ULAANBAATAR/ HONG KONG, Feb 2- Private citizens in Mongolia are donating cash, jewelry, gold and even horses to help the government make a near $600 million payment to bondholders next month. The government has been in talks with China and the International Monetary Fund for assistance, but investors...