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  • JGBs rise, lifted by BOJ, ECB bond buying Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:41 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 11- Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday, bolstered by the Bank of Japan's purchases under its bond-buying program and also underpinned by the European Central Bank starting its own quantitative easing scheme. The ECB began printing money to buy sovereign bonds this week, aiming to support growth and spark euro zone inflation.

  • Puerto Rico's House clears way for $2.95 bln bond deal Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 9:23 PM ET

    March 10- Puerto Rico's House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to allow for automatic adjustments to a tax on oil that would help ensure sufficient revenue to pay back a bond deal of as much as $2.95 billion expected by early April. The measure was approved by the Senate last week and is expected to be enacted quickly by Gov. Puerto Rico needs to...

  • *China data next in focus. SYDNEY, March 11- The euro fell to a fresh 12- year low early on Wednesday, extending a broad decline just days after the European Central Bank kicked off its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program. The euro slid to $1.0666, extending Tuesday's 1.4 percent drop to lows not seen since April 2003.

  • "That relative value trade is what is driving the market, more than anything else," said Larry Milstein, head of U.S. government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York. Germany's 10- year bund fell to a record low of 0.23 percent on Tuesday, the second day of European Central Bank purchases under a 1 trillion-euro program meant to revive inflation and...

  • LONDON, March 10- Yields on the debt of nearly all euro zone countries dropped to record lows on Tuesday, a day after the European Central Bank began buying bonds in an effort to revive inflation and economic growth. Central banks put in around 15 million to 20 million euros of orders-- less than half the orders seen during the ECB's first bond-buying programme, at the...

  • TREASURIES-Yields pulled lower by Europe's bond buying Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    Yields on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note were last at 2.1438 percent, reflecting a price rise of 15/ 32, as bond yields in Ireland, Spain and other euro zone countries hit record lows. Germany's 10- year bund yielded as little as 0.23 percent on Tuesday, the second day of European Central Bank purchases under a one-trillion-euro program meant to revive...

  • *Qualcomm jumps in premarket, to buy back shares. *Crude oil falls; Exxon, Halliburton weaker. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, pressured by weaker-than-expected data out of China as well as ongoing concerns about debt talks with Greece.

  • *Qualcomm jumps in premarket, to buy back shares. *Crude oil falls; Exxon, Halliburton weaker. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, pressured by weaker-than-expected data out of China as well as ongoing concerns about debt talks in Greece.

  • TOKYO, March 10- Japanese government bonds fell on Tuesday, with the benchmark 10- year yield hitting a four-month high after lacklustre results at a "liquidity-enhancing" auction. The 10- year cash JGB yield rose 4 basis points to 0.465 percent, its highest since November 2014, and more than double its record low of 0.195 percent touched on Jan. 20.

  • March 10- A new trading exchange for derivatives is loosening the stranglehold that the world's biggest investment banks have on the multi-trillion dollar market in a crucial test of financial reforms that attempt to reduce systemic risks. The year-old trading venue, trueEX Group LLC, surprised many on Wall Street when it had nearly 20 percent of the trades in...

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's plan to run its biggest fiscal deficit since the global financial crisis may help develop its bond market, but the extra competition for funding could sink some of the major providers of local government financing. To service China's 1.12 trillion yuan deficit for 2015, up 170 billion yuan from last year, state borrowers will also turn...

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's plan to run its biggest fiscal deficit since the global financial crisis may help develop its bond market, but the extra competition for funding could sink some of the major providers of local government financing. To service China's 1.12 trillion yuan deficit for 2015, up 170 billion yuan from last year, state borrowers will also turn...

  • March 9- Pacific Investment Management Co is getting out of Canadian government bonds, saying higher yields are needed to compensate for the risk of buying debt after a surprise interest rate cut by Bank of Canada, Bloomberg reported. "If you don't know what they're going to do, you should get paid more money to invest in them than if they were fairly predictable,"...

  • TREASURIES-Euro bond purchases weigh on U.S. yields Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Treasuries prices rose on Monday as yields tracked lower with euro zone interest rates being pressured by the launch of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro bond-buying program. The 30- year Treasury was up as much as 1 full point in price and yielding 2.787 percent in late-morning New York trade, after closing on Friday with a yield of 2.839 percent.

  • Spending a trillion euros could prove tricky for ECB Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    LONDON, March 9- Hoarders of euro zone debt could frustrate the European Central Bank's plans to buy a trillion euros of mostly government bonds over the next 18 months, starting on Monday, to revive the bloc's economy. Seeking to soothe concerns the central bank might struggle to meet its 60 billion euros a month spending target, ECB President Mario Draghi argued...

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Monday, after two straight weeks of declines on major indexes and as the benchmark S&P 500 comes off its biggest one-day loss in about two months. Wall Street's recent downtrend has come as investors speculated over whether interest rates could be raised...

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday, continuing a recent downtrend on Wall Street as investors speculated over whether interest rates could be raised sooner than expected. The Dow is also near record levels, while the Nasdaq is 2.4 percent below its record close, which was hit in March 2000.

  • LONDON, March 9- Euro zone bond yields fell on Monday as the European Central Bank and the bloc's national central banks began buying bonds under a 1 trillion euro money-printing programme. It has pledged to spend 60 billion euros a month buying mostly government bonds until September 2016 or until euro zone inflation is pushed back towards its target of just...

  • *Indexes have fallen for two straight weeks. NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, pointing to a continued downtrend on Wall Street as investors continued to question whether an interest rate increase could come sooner than previously expected. The Dow is also near record levels, while the Nasdaq is 2.4 percent below its record close,...

  • LONDON, March 9- Turkey's lira snapped an eight-day losing streak on Monday to trade just off record lows to the dollar, and other European emerging-market currencies firmed as the ECB began its bond-buying programme. A robust jobs report in the United States on Friday boosted the dollar to 11 1/ 2- year highs and pushed up Treasury yields. MSCI's emerging equity...