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  • NEW YORK, May 11- A U.S. judge on Monday ruled that Nomura Holdings Inc made false statements in selling mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan ruled for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in a ruling that could allow the...

  • LONDON, May 11- Greek government bond yields rose on Monday as Germany raised the idea of a referendum on the painful reforms Europe is asking Athens to implement in exchange for further aid, adding another layer of uncertainty to the issue. Euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels were expected to issue a short statement later in the day acknowledging...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, May 11- Expectations of rising dividends and share buybacks from Europe's insurance companies are fading as ultra low interest rates make it harder for them to meet new capital regulations. With yields on some government bonds-- staple investments for insurers-- turning negative recently, the International Monetary Fund warned last month of...

  • By Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG, May 11- Chinese stock index futures have surpassed S&P 500 futures in turnover to become the world's most traded equity futures as global investors expanded their exposure to one of Asia's top-performing markets. Turnover in the CSI300 futures contract expiring on May 15 has soared in recent weeks, in step with surging shares in...

  • TOKYO, May 11- Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday, taking their cues from gains in U.S. and European bonds after U.S. jobs data strengthened the view that the Federal Reserve will not begin hiking interest rates until late in 2015.. The 10- year JGB futures prices gained 0.21 point to 147.18, while the cash 10- year JGB yield fell 1.5 basis points to 0.395...

  • *Treasuries rise for second day after losing streak. NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. "We got' Goldilocks' employment data that has given investors a little bit of comfort to put some exposures back on because it keeps the Fed away from liftoff a little longer," said Guy Haselmann, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • *Treasuries rise for second day after losing streak. NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. "We got' Goldilocks' employment data that has given investors a little bit of comfort to put some exposures back on because it keeps the Fed away from liftoff a little longer," said Guy Haselmann, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • LONDON, May 8- A rebound in U.S. jobs numbers lifted U.S. stock futures, boosted the dollar against the euro and helped European shares consolidate their biggest daily gain since January on Friday. "This is more evidence that the economy is expanding after its first-quarter swoon," said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Chicago- based Northern Trust...

  • May 8- U.S. stock index futures extended their gains on Friday after data showed job growth rebounded last month. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near seven-year low of 5.4 percent in April, indicating a pickup in economic momentum that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to hike interest rates this year. Futures snapshot at 8:33 a.m. ET.

  • *Yield rise pace and scale questions Bunds' risk-free status. LONDON, May 8- A stomach-churning sell-off in German bonds has highlighted a paradox: this traditional risk-free asset at the heart of many an investment portfolio can turn toxic when yields approach zero. Just three weeks ago yields hit a record low of 0.05 percent and were expected to turn negative, as...

  • JGBs rise, rebounding from global selloff Friday, 8 May 2015 | 2:35 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 8- Japanese government bonds rose on Friday, recouping some of their losses in the previous session amid a global fixed-income selloff. The Ministry of Finance sold 499.8 billion yen of the 10- year "linkers," at a lowest price of 107.20, in line with market expectations, though the bid-to-cover ratio of 2.65 was down from 2.97 at January's sale of similar...

  • SINGAPORE, May 8- Gold slid for a third straight session on Friday as equities and the dollar firmed after sharp losses, while traders awaited U.S. nonfarm payrolls data to gauge the strength of the economy and its impact on the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. *Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,182.88 an ounce by 0046 GMT, after losing 0.6 percent in the...

  • TOKYO, May 8- Asian shares held firm on Friday on signs global bond markets are stabilizing after a big selloff and sterling jumped about one percent after UK exit polls forecast the ruling Conservatives taking the most seats in parliament. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed while Japan's Nikkei ticked up 0.2...

  • UPDATE 2-Argentina raises more cash in local bond sale Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:30 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, May 7- Argentina raised 5.263 billion pesos from a sale of local debt on Thursday, the economy ministry said, continuing a drive to drum up cash at home, given its fiscal deficit, upcoming debt payments and difficulty accessing global credit markets. Argentina has been largely cut off from international capital markets since its 2002 debt default.

  • *Wall Street recovers, European shares dip. NEW YORK, May 7- The global bond market rout slowed on Thursday as long-term borrowing costs retreated from their highest levels in more than five months, helping to stabilize European stocks and kindle a mild recovery on Wall Street. "That drastic, draconian move in bonds and violent updraft in oil are settling a little...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. Pullbacks in yields for German bunds and other European government bonds boosted Treasuries, according to Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. "That could be a near-term peak in German yields," said Donald Ellenberger, strategist and portfolio manager at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • SAO PAULO, May 7- Votorantim Cimentos SA on Thursday became the first Brazilian company to tap international bond markets since November, after clinching the sale of 500 million euros in 10- year debt. Proceeds from the deal will be used to repurchase a $303 million euro bond due in 2017, Chief Financial Officer Lorival Luz said in a phone interview from London.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Bond giant Pimco rolled out on Thursday the Pimco Capital Securities and Financials Fund, which will invest in capital securities, including subordinated bonds, preferred shares and contingent capital instruments issued by financial institutions globally. Philippe Bodereau, managing director and portfolio manager based in London, and Yuri...

  • *Wall Street rebounds, European shares slip. NEW YORK, May 7- The global bond market rout slowed on Thursday as long-term borrowing costs retreated from their highest levels in more than five months, helping a mild recovery on Wall Street and for European stocks. "We had a real capitulation in markets this morning and there was no obvious catalyst," said Owen Callan, a...

  • *Officials suggest no rush to trim $4.5 trln balance sheet. *As much as $500 bln in mortgage, Treasury bonds expire in 2016. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- The Federal Reserve is sketching out plans to prevent an abrupt contraction in its massive balance sheet next year, when as much as $500 billion in bonds expire and risk disrupting markets and the U.S. economic...