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  • NEW YORK, Aug 9- Longer-dated U.S. Non-farm productivity fell for the third straight quarter, the Labor Department reported, raising concerns about corporate profits and companies' ability to maintain the strong pace of hiring exhibited in recent months. "Productivity is usually not a day trade item, but I do think the weakness in that report today is probably...

  • Aug 9- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors looked for market-moving catalysts, a day after the S&P 500 index touched a record intraday high. *On Monday, Wall Street closed down in one of its lowest volume trading day this year, after the S&P slipped from its record high as healthcare stocks weighed. *Oil prices were largely flat after...

  • TOKYO, Aug 9- Setting a cap on long-term interest rates and buying bonds to keep yields below that level may be a realistic option for the Bank of Japan if it were to overhaul its massive stimulus programme in the future, a former top BOJ economist said. Hideo Hayakawa, well-versed in the BOJ's policy drafting, also said the central bank should review the feasibility...

  • *Hungary, Czechs report low inflation, Romania cuts forecasts. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Aug 9- Central European currencies and government bonds firmed on Tuesday due to a combination of increased appetite for yield in global markets and lower inflation data from Budapest and Prague. However, remaining uncertainty over the costs of the mortages bill and tensions...

  • MUMBAI, Aug 9- At his last policy review as head of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan kept key interest rates unchanged on Tuesday to cool inflation running near two year highs, while also pushing for policy panel to be formed in time for a review in October. The decision to hold the repo rate at 6.50 percent had been widely expected after consumer inflation...

  • TOKYO, Aug 9- Japanese government bonds mostly firmed on Tuesday as a strong 30- year auction reassured investors' fears about demand in the wake of last week's selloff. The Ministry of Finance offered 800 billion yen of 30- year JGBs with a 0.3 percent coupon. "There are plenty of people who still want to buy JGBs with positive yields, and it seems the market is...

  • *Longer-dated yields little moved after rise to highest since July 21. NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. Fed funds futures prices showed traders now see almost a 50-50 chance the U.S. central bank will raise rates by December, according to CME Group's Fed Watch tool.

  • *Longer-dated yields little moved after rise to highest since July 21. NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. Fed funds futures prices showed traders now see almost a 50-50 chance the U.S. central bank will raise rates by December, according to CME Group's Fed Watch tool.

  • Aug 8- Logan's Roadhouse Inc, a steakhouse chain with about 260 restaurants, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday after struggling with falling sales, rising labor and food costs and competition from casual dining rivals. The Chapter 11 reorganization is expected to reduce debt by more than $300 million, and give bondholders including a Blackstone Group...

  • The Chapter 11 reorganization is expected to reduce debt by more than $300 million, and give noteholders equity in the reorganized company, according to filings with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware. Logan's plans to close some poorly-performing restaurants as part of its reorganization, which has support from its bank lenders and most bondholders,...

  • *10- year, 30- year yields rise to highest since July 21. NEW YORK, Aug 8- Yields on U.S. Fed funds futures prices showed traders now see nearly a 50-50 chance the U.S. central bank will raise rates by December, according to CME Group's Fed Watch tool.

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Aug 8- Seven large Shanxi province-owned coal miners will be permitted to extend the maturities of some existing debt, state news agency Xinhua reported, as Chinese regulators continue their efforts to provide a softer landing for the stricken sector. Citing a document released by the Shanxi branch of China's banking regulator, Xinhua said...

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- Japanese government bonds fell on Monday, with the 30- year yield rising to a 4- month high as equities rose and U.S. The 30- year JGB yield rose 3 bps to 0.415 percent after earlier touching 0.420 percent, its highest since early April, ahead of the Ministry of Finance's auction of 800 billion yen of 30- year JGBs on Tuesday. Last month, Japanese investors...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 8- Seven large Shanxi province-owned coal miners will be permitted to extend the maturities of some existing debt, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, citing a document released by the Shanxi branch of China's banking regulator. The Shanxi office of the China Banking Regulatory Commission could not be reached for comment.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Stocks and the dollar jumped on Friday on strong U.S. employment data that boosted expectations of an acceleration in economic growth and raised the probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year. Forecast-beating U.S. nonfarm payrolls numbers, released a day after the launch of a Bank of England monetary easing package, sent U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month as hiring rose broadly and the jobs gain for June was revised upward to 292,000, the Labor Department said. After the data, Federal funds futures implied traders saw a 45.4 percent chance of a Fed rate increase by the end of the year, compared to just a 32.1 percent chance on Thursday, according...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Stocks and the dollar jumped on Friday as investors cheered strong U.S. employment data, which bolstered expectations of an acceleration in economic growth and raised the probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year. Forecast-beating U.S. non-farm payrolls numbers, coming a day after the launch of a new Bank of England monetary...

  • LONDON, Aug 5- There is little sign that new rules since the financial crisis have damaged liquidity in corporate bond markets, global regulators said on Friday in response to criticisms from banks. Liquidity, or the ability to buy and sell assets even in stressed markets, has come under the spotlight after "taper tantrums" or extreme moves in bonds unsettled...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month as hiring rose broadly after an upwardly revised 292,000 surge in June, the Labor Department said. After the data, Federal funds futures implied traders saw a 46.5 percent chance of a Fed rate increase by the end of the year, compared to just a 32.1 percent chance on Thursday, according to data...

  • Aug 5- U.S. stock index futures added to gains on Friday after July payrolls data showed U.S. employment rose more than expected and wages increased. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month, above the 180,000 expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:32 a.m. EDT:.