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  • Why haven't 'Flash Boys' claims been proven? Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Michael Lewis

    It's a year since Michael Lewis' explosive claim in "Flash Boys" that the market is rigged. Why haven't any of his claims been proven yet?

  • Armenia places $500 mln of Eurobonds at 7.5 pct - source Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 19- Armenia has placed $500 million of 10- year Eurobonds at a yield of 7.5 percent, a financial market source told Reuters on Thursday.

  • *Treasury to sell $13 bln in 10- year TIPS. NEW YORK, March 19- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields slipped on Thursday while other maturities were little changed a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by suggesting a less aggressive timeline for raising interest rates. Fed policymakers "are admitting that... we live in a world that is still more susceptible...

  • LONDON, March 19- Investors who took the extra risk of holding longer-dated euro zone bonds at the start of the year are being better rewarded than those who took the risk of seeking higher yields in lower-rated debt, data shows. The technicalities of the European Central Bank's trillion-euro bond buying program have also boosted the returns offered by "...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday removed a reference to being "patient" on interest rates out of its policy statement but indicated that it was in no rush to hike borrowing costs. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.56 percent and London's FTSE hit a record after...

  • *Treasury yields down sharply, Australia, Germany at record low. The shift in rate expectations had hit the dollar hard at first, though it had repaired almost all of the damage as trading gathered momentum in Europe. The euro found itself as high as $1.10625 in turbulent trade late on Wednesday, but was back down at $1.0683 as markets also began to focus on what are...

  • Iron ore gloom chills Fortescue bond sale Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ MELBOURNE, March 19- A treacherous snowstorm snarled flights the day Fortescue Metals Group's CFO touched down in New York on a mission to tap the loan market for $2.5 billion to help the world's no.4 iron ore miner ride out collapsing iron ore prices. The timing was terrible- as Stephen Pearce battled through the frigid Manhattan weather, another squall...

  • BAKU, March 19- Azeri state energy firm SOCAR said on Thursday it had placed $750 million worth of 15- year Eurobonds.

  • JGBs soar, yields sink after Fed's dovish signal Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:10 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 19- Japanese government bonds soared on Thursday, sending yields on several notes to multi-week lows, after the U.S. In the superlong zone, the yield on the 20- year JGB fell 6 basis points to 1.070 percent after earlier touching 1.040 percent, its lowest since Feb. 3. Investors shrugged off news that three Japanese public pension funds with a combined...

  • TOKYO, March 19- Japan's Nikkei benchmark dropped from 15- year highs on Thursday as investors took profits on recent gainers such as banking shares, which could suffer from a fall in Japanese bond yields. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond skidded to a six-week low after the U.S. Bucking the weakness, Nintendo Co extended its gains from...

  • *Treasury yields down sharply, Australia yields at record low. SYDNEY, March 19- Asian shares enjoyed their best session in 18 months on Thursday as investors priced in a later start and a slower pace for future U.S rate rises, slashing sovereign bond yields from Japan to Australia. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 1.6 percent,...

  • HONG KONG, March 19- As offshore yuan bond yields in Hong Kong keep hitting highs, those on dim sum bonds issued by sovereigns and non-bank entities this month have surpassed their onshore counterparts for the first time. For government bonds, a 5- year yuan bond in Hong Kong was trading with a yield of 3.65/ 3.59 percent on Thursday, compared with 3.37/ 3.31 percent in...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, March 18- Citigroup Inc will not appeal a U.S. judge's ruling that it cannot process an Argentine sovereign debt payment if he helps the bank exit its custody business in the default-hit country as swiftly as possible, its lawyer said on Wednesday. District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York to suspend his order blocking payments to enable the...

  • SYDNEY, March 19- The dollar nursed punishing losses in Asia on Thursday after investors priced in a later start and a slower pace for future U.S rate rises, slashing Treasury yields and firing up Wall Street stocks. Early signs were also promising for regional stocks with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan up 0.9 percent.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 18- Argentina will not allow Citigroup Inc. to exit its local custody business, a senior source in the government said on Wednesday, setting up a possible showdown between the leftist government and the banking giant over sovereign debt payments. The government is demanding Citigroup process a March 31 coupon payment on its sovereign debt...

  • NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. Treasuries yields sank on Wednesday, with short-dated note yields posting their biggest daily declines in six years, after investors interpreted the latest Federal Reserve statement and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen as dovish. "The market was expecting a dovish outcome, but this was more than the market expected," said Priya Misra,...

  • ANALYSIS-ECB's money printing may stymie cash generators Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    LONDON, March 18- The European Central Bank may well be printing money via its landmark government bond buying programme, but it could also be destroying some of the financial system's own printing presses in the process. Little over a week after the ECB launched its 1 trillion euro' quantitative easing' campaign, financial markets are fretting that there is a...

  • Stock markets rallied after the Fed statement, while the U.S. 10- year Treasury yield dipped below 2 percent for the first time since March 2 and the euro rose against the dollar on the more dovish forecasts that appeared to argue against a June move. "This was largely what was expected, though some may have been fearing a more hawkish Fed, and that explains the rally...

  • LONDON, March 18- Britain's government bond market risks becoming more volatile due to reduced liquidity and increased uncertainty over U.S. monetary policy, the head of the country's debt issuance agency said on Wednesday. Robert Stheeman, chief executive of the UK Debt Management Office, said banks were becoming less willing to trade gilts due to a mix of...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, March 18- Argentina will not allow Citigroup Inc. to exit its local custody business, a senior source in the government said on Wednesday, setting up a possible showdown between the leftist government and the banking giant over sovereign debt payments. The bank has found itself at the center of a bitter court battle between Argentina and a...