SHANGHAI, March 7- The threat of China's first domestic bond default has prompted Suining Chuanzhong Economic Technology Development to delay a one billion yuan debt issue and two other companies have halted deals blaming market volatility.» Read More
WASHINGTON, March 6- Three nominees to head the U.S. derivatives regulator met little pushback in the Senate on Thursday as the agency heads into quieter waters after the departure of Gary Gensler, the former chief who was deemed overly aggressive by big banks and other critics.
WASHINGTON, March 6- Individual investors have been fleeing the U.S. municipal bond market for more than a year, and data released by the Federal Reserve on Thursday shows they now hold the smallest amount of the debt in more than seven years.
*Diplomatic talks on Ukraine also weigh on Bunds. LONDON, March 6- German government bond yields rose and the euro hit a 10- week high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank took no fresh steps to ease monetary policy in the face of persistently low inflation.
*EU Commission subjecting France to enhanced monitoring. PARIS, March 6- France is facing pressure to deliver on long-promised, deep budget savings in the next couple of weeks to keep the increasingly strained faith of its EU partners, bond markets and ratings agencies.
*Traders unwind Ukraine bids before Friday payroll data. Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday as investors unwound safe-haven bids spurred by the Ukraine crisis ahead of Friday's key nonfarm payrolls report and following data showing fewer Americans than expected filed new claims for jobless benefits.
*Diplomatic talks in Ukraine also weigh on safe-haven debt. LONDON, March 6- German government bond yields rose on Thursday, led higher by the European Central Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold and as talks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine dampened demand for safe-havens.
TOKYO, March 6- Japan's $1.26- trillion public pension fund need not cling to the safety and paltry yields of government bonds, advisers to the fund said on Thursday, in another sign that it will shift more money into stocks and other risky assets.
*Calming in Ukraine weighs on safe-haven German debt. LONDON, March 6- German government bond yields rose on Thursday as talks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine were seen easing tension, lifting global appetite for risk and weighing on demand for safe-haven debt.
NEW YORK, March 5- The red-hot US high-grade bond market priced US $19.3 billion more debt on Wednesday, pushing the week's tally so far to US $43.95 billion- the second-busiest week ever recorded. Only the week of September 13 2013 was bigger at US $65.265 billion- and that was due to Verizon's US $49 billion bond issue, the largest bond ever.
Ukraine tensions diminish, safety buying abates. Treasury debt prices were flat on Wednesday as weather-clouded data sidelined investors and tensions in Ukraine calmed.
Russia's military mobilisation on Ukraine's borders over the past week was an echo of the sort of geopolitical event that used to send international investors scurrying for cover over the past 50 years. Gold prices jumped 2 percent; the U.S. dollar and Treasury bonds strengthened alongside other top-rated securities such as German government bonds.
LONDON, March 5- The European Central Bank may hesitate to print money to ward off the threat of deflation because of concerns about the widely differing impact such a step could have on euro zone debt markets. Expectations are growing that the ECB, which holds a policy meeting on Thursday, will follow the Bank of England, the U.S.
*Ukraine conflict calms, safety buying abates. Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday, as the market shrugged off weak reports on growth in the jobs market and service sector and tensions in Ukraine calmed.
*Societe Generale says lawsuit's claims unsubstantiated. In the filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan dated March 3, New York resident Kevin Maher, who says he bought and sold gold and gold futures and options, alleged the banks overseeing the benchmark- Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC- colluded to manipulate it.
TREASURY YIELDS FALL AFTER ADP DATA, 10- YR NOTES YIELD 2.6995 PCT.
TOKYO, March 5- Japanese government bond prices weakened in thin trading as risk assets rallied after remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 1.5 basis points to 0.610 percent while the 20- year yield rose 1.5 basis points to 1.435 percent.
*Default would be first-ever in China's domestic bond market. The warning by Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd highlights the rising credit risk in China, where record levels of corporate debt are likely to accelerate a spate of restructuring and trigger more defaults.
March 4- Fitch assigned a' BB' rating to Puerto Rico's planned issuance of up to $3.5 billion general obligation bonds, citing weakness in the country's economy, high debt and unfunded pensions. Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill on Tuesday authorizing the bond sale. It also affirmed its' BB' rating on Puerto Rico's $10 billion of outstanding GO bonds.