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  • FOREX-Euro steadies as eyes turn to U.S. payrolls Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 3:53 AM ET

    LONDON, June 5- A yo-yo week for the euro settled on Friday, most major currencies treading water ahead of a monthly U.S. non-farm payrolls report looked to for a clear sign of whether the Federal Reserve can raise interest rates this year. Spanish industrial production and a rise in the growth forecasts of Germany's Bundesbank on Friday supported that view and...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday in tandem with a rebound in German Bunds and U.S. The 30- year yield dropped 1 basis point to 1.51 percent as investors began digesting 800 billion yen of the maturity sold at Thursday's auction. The super longs were given a further boost as the Bank of Japan targetted the maturities for its regular...

  • Yields on German 10- year Bunds spiked by 10 basis points to 0.988 percent, with prices, as always, moving in the other direction, before a highly unusual call by the International Monetary Fund for the Federal Reserve to wait until next year to raise interest rates helped the market to reverse course. The 10 percent move in U.S. 10- year Treasury yields, to 2.31...

  • NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. long-term Treasury debt yields on Thursday dropped from eight-month peaks in line with a pullback in German bond yields in what market participants described as a technically driven rally in prices. "We were a little oversold here," said Dan Heckman, senior fixed income strategist at U.S. Greece delayed a debt payment to the International...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 4- Gold prices fell on Thursday, shrugging off early weakness in the U.S. dollar and hitting five-week lows as robust U.S. economic data fed expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates this year. Spot gold was down 0.8 percent at $1,175.53 an ounce at 2:23 p.m. EDT, after falling to the lowest since May 1 at $1,172.55.

  • Yields trimmed for $111.7 mln Chicago sales tax bonds Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 2:31 PM ET

    CHICAGO, June 4- Investor demand allowed Chicago to lower yields on $111.7 mln of sales tax revenue refunding bonds that were priced on Wednesday, according to details of the deal released on Thursday. But Chicago continues to pay a penalty for its financial woes, which include a $20 billion unfunded pension liability. Chicago officials said investors put in...

  • Outflows since Bill Gross's abrupt departure from Pacific Investment Management Co on September 26 "have been worse than many had expected," Morningstar analysts said in their new report. The Pimco Total Return Fund alone shed more than an estimated $180 billion in net assets between mid-2013 and May 2015. David Schawel, vice president and portfolio manager of...

  • DUBAI, June 4- The government of Egypt conducted its first international bond sale in five years on Thursday, underlining a return of economic and political stability to the country after its Arab Spring uprising of 2011.. Egypt sold $1.5 billion of 10- year bonds at a yield of 6 percent, tighter than initial pricing guidance earlier in the day of 6.25 percent.

  • SEC's revolving door good for government: Gallagher Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Daniel Gallagher

    Conservative SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher tells CNBC a revolving door between the agency and Wall street benefits the government.

  • LONDON, June 4- Facing their worst week in the history of the euro, 10- year German government bonds saw yields hit eight-month highs just shy of 1 percent on Thursday, a day after the ECB dismissed a six-week sell-off that could blunt its trillion-euro economic stimulus program. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that asset prices...

  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, June 4- The European Commission will give banks in the EU another six-month exemption until December from having to hold extra capital to cover transactions at clearing houses that don't meet the bloc's standards. "The decision will give the market the legal certainty it needs for the next six months," EU financial services commissioner,...

  • A U.S. appeals court in New York rejected arguments from Gary Heinz, Peter Ghavami and Michael Welty that prosecutors waited too long to bring wire fraud and conspiracy charges under federal law. The case stems from a wide-ranging bid-rigging investigation involving the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market that resulted in 17 convictions and $743...

  • *U.S. weekly jobless claims fall, impact brief. NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. long-term Treasury debt yields fell from eight-month peaks on Thursday in line with a pullback in German bond yields in what market participants described as a technically driven rally in prices. "This has been a very technically driven market," said George Goncalves, head of U.S. rates strategy at...

  • HONG KONG, June 4- Troubled British retailer Tesco has hired HSBC to explore a sale of its South Korean operations, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The supermarket group, whose credit rating was cut to "junk" status by Moody's and S&P in January, is battling to recover from an accounting scandal and reverse market...

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall to 276,000 vs est 279,000. June 4- U.S. stocks rebounded after the International Monetary Fund warned that the U.S. Wall Street was pressured earlier in the day due to a persistent selloff in the global bond market and a sharp fall in U.S. nonfarm productivity in the first quarter.

  • *No resolution as yet on Greece debt crisis. June 4- U.S. stock futures, weighed down by a selloff in global bond markets, trimmed some losses after weekly employment data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped to 276,000 for the week ended May 30.

  • *Gold steadies as spiking Bund yields spark euro rally. LONDON, June 4- Gold prices fell on Thursday after robust economic data fueled speculation a U.S. rate rise may come sooner rather than later, though a surge in the euro limited losses. Gold is down nearly 2 percent this year in anticipation of the first U.S. interest rate rise in nearly a decade.

  • LONDON, June 4- Rising German and U.S. bond yields knocked emerging assets hard on Thursday, with stocks down almost 1 percent while currencies, from the Indonesian rupiah to the Russian rouble, hit multi-month or multi-year lows. MSCI's emerging equity index slipped to two-month lows, now standing 8 percent below end-April levels. That was despite gains in China,...

  • *Yield differentials seen as driving euro more than Greece. LONDON, June 4- The euro rallied across the board on Thursday as German Bund yields reached their highest in eight months, extending gains made after the European Central Bank played down the impact of bond market volatility. The euro surged 0.9 percent against the dollar in response, to a two-week high of...

  • *Oil steadies falls further ahead of OPEC meeting. That took the euro's surge over the last two days past 3 percent and with 10- year Bund yields testing 1 percent, market players had Wednesday's remarks from European Central Bank head Mario Draghi that volatility was here to stay, ringing in their ears. "Clearly these are very aggressive moves," said Patrick...