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  • Puerto Rico to halt buses, trains amid fiscal woes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's government is preparing to paralyze public transportation across the U.S. territory following a legislative impasse over a proposed oil tax increase meant to strengthen a debt-ridden transportation agency amid growing bankruptcy concerns. Buses and trains that serve an estimated 75,000 people daily will cease...

  • UPDATE 1-Chesapeake Energy loses in bond dispute appeal Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early at a favorable price, saying the second-largest U.S. natural gas company waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. long-dated Treasuries yields hit one-month lows on Tuesday, following euro zone bond yields lower, while an upward revision to third-quarter U.S. gross domestic product growth limited the declines. U.S. 30- year Treasury yields moved in tandem with euro zone bond yields, which held at record lows on the prospect of more stimulus measures from...

  • *S&P 500 has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, indicating major indexes would push even further into record territory, following a reading on economic growth that was much stronger than expected. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9...

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up with indexes at records Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    *S&P has risen in 12 of past 14 sessions. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday as the market's long-running upward bias looked to continue, though further gains may be difficult to come by in a week that's expected to be quiet. *Market moves this week could be amplified by low volume, which is expected with some market participants...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund's holdings of domestic bonds fell below half its assets for the first time in the third quarter, highlighting an aggressive shift to riskier assets in line with a push from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The roughly $25 billion drop in holdings of low-yielding Japanese government bonds by the...

  • JPX-Nikkei 400 futures debut amid growing ROE interest Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    It was jointly developed by Japan Exchange Group and Nikkei Inc. The index has been endorsed by some of Japan's most influential financial institutions. Last month, the Bank Of Japan said it will buy exchange-traded funds that track the JPX-Nikkei 400 when it tripled annual purchases of ETFs to about 3 trillion yen. The Government Pension Investment Fund,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese government bond yields edged lower on Tuesday, with the longer-dated maturities supported by investors extending the duration of their bond portfolios. Decline in other sovereign debt yields, notably those of the euro zone which fell Monday on bets the European Central Bank would include government debt when it expands its asset...

  • Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to their lowest level in six weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.020 percent, down from 0.025 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.50,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. "It's certainly very difficult to interpret it as a hawkish vote on Fed policy," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, on the strong bidding at Monday's auction. Treasury still has $13 billion in two-year floating rate notes, $35 billion in five-year notes and $29 billion in seven-year notes...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Ex-Goldman Sachs trader Jonathan Goldberg's oil fund is up nearly 15 percent on the year, an outlier in a market where some big names such as Astenbeck's Andy Hall are struggling to hold on to profits, industry sources said on Monday. Goldberg's New York- based BBL Commodities Value Fund, which manages almost $380 million, gained about 14 percent...

  • DETROIT, Nov 24- Detroit is eying a date between Dec. 8 and 10 for its debt adjustment plan to take effect, allowing the city to exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy, an attorney said on Monday. Heather Lennox, Detroit's attorney with law firm Jones Day, told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes that the city expects to complete a budget that incorporates...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Longtime Wall Street strategist Richard Bernstein hasn't quite gotten used to investors' reactions when he tells them his favorite asset class for 2015 is the same as in 2014- high- yield municipal bonds. Nevertheless, Bernstein said on Monday he sees high-yield munis as an undervalued asset class, with yields in some cases rivaling or exceeding...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Financial institutions that settle trillions of dollars of derivative contracts a day may need to hold more capital to stop them requiring a government bailout if they fail, a senior Bank of England official said on Monday. "There is... an important question as to whether CCPs are resolvable in their current forms, and... whether changes to the liability...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Prices of U.S. Treasury will sell $28 billion in two-year notes, $13 billion in two-year floating rate notes, $35 billion in five-year notes and $29 billion in seven-year notes. Traders sold fewer shorter-dated Treasury notes than 30- year Treasury bonds since they had become less sensitive to signs of when the Federal Reserve will raise...

  • *Kenya issued $2 bln Eurobond on Irish exchange in June. DIANI, Kenya, Nov 24- Kenya could cross-list its $2 billion Eurobond on the Nairobi bourse, Deputy President William Ruto said on Monday, telling investors that the yield on Kenyan debt is likely to fall as inflation eases. "I'm happy now that the stock exchange in Kenya is prepared to work with us as government to...

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise, boosted by merger activity Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory, on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P...

  • Distressed opportunities in Europe     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Discussing the likelihood of a distressed cycle for the U.S. market, with Glenn August, Oak Hill Advisors CEO. August says his firm has $4 billion of capital in Europe.

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher, building on recent gains Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating the market's recent strength would continue during a week that's expected to see light action ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. *Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 ending at closing records on...