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  • US STOCKS-Futures up as weak earnings worries fade Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    April 21- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday after earnings results by companies including IBM helped ease fears of a disappointing earnings quarter. *IBM shares were up 0.7 percent at $167.25 in premarket trading after its earnings exceeded low expectations on Monday as it shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing.

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- The deadline for Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric Co Ltd to make an interest payment on a bond due on Tuesday passed without payment, a China bond clearinghouse official said, marking the first default by a state-owned firm. Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric is a subsidiary of the Baoding Tianwei Group, which owns 23 percent of the listed...

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday after firm liquidity-enhancing auction results helped the market trim earlier modest losses. The finance ministry offered 500 billion yen of off-the-run 10- year and 20- year JGBs on Tuesday in a sale designed to enhance market liquidity. U.S. debt prices fell on Monday as a bounce...

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- China's Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric Co Ltd said it has not yet raised enough funds to make a bond interest rate payment due later on Tuesday. "As of the time of this announcment, our company has not yet raised the funds to pay interest, and the probability of making the payment has become highly uncertain," a notice posted by the company on the...

  • SHANGHAI, April 20- Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric Co. Ltd said it has not yet raised enough funds to make a bond interest rate payment due later on Tuesday. The company made the announcement on the website of China's bond clearinghouse. The firm, a subsidiary of state-owned China South Industries Group Corporation, warned investors on April 16 that it might...

  • The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.025 percent, the same as last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills were auctioned at a discount rate of 0.09 percent, down from 0.105 percent the previous week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.37, while a six-month bill sold for $9,995.45.

  • Kaisa's defaults underscore the risk developers face in China's slowing property sector, which accounts for some 15 percent of China's GDP and is a major component of the Asian high yield universe. Supply has all but disappeared this year amid the headlines from Kaisa. Coupon payments on Kaisa's bonds due 2017 and 2018 were to be made on March 18 and March 19...

  • LONDON, April 20- German 10- year borrowing costs resumed a fall towards zero on Monday with worries about Greece exiting the euro zone increasing demand for top-rated assets and the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme crushing yields. Belgium became the sixth euro zone country to sell five-year bonds at a negative yield after Finland, Germany,...

  • Treasuries prices fell on Monday as stronger U.S. stock prices reduced safe-haven demand for bonds, though traders remained wary about the future of cash-strapped Greece staying in the euro zone bloc. "There was a flight-to-quality bid before last weekend from Greece. The three major Wall Street indexes opened higher on upbeat earnings from Morgan Stanley...

  • *Hasbro reports surprise revenue rise, shares jump. NEW YORK, April 20- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, following a sharp decline in the previous session, as Chinese steps to stimulate its slowing economy and earnings including those from Morgan Stanley lured money back into equities. *Morgan Stanley shares rose 2.6 percent in premarket trading after the...

  • LONDON, April 20- German 10- year borrowing costs resumed a fall towards zero on Monday, with worries about Greece exiting the euro zone increasing demand for top-rated assets and with the ECB's bond-buying programme quashes yields. Belgium became the sixth euro zone country to sell five-year bonds at a negative yield after Finland, Germany, Austria, the...

  • *Interest rate swaps, money market yields down after RRR cut. SHANGHAI, April 20- China's short-term rates fell and interest rate swap yields declined on Monday following the central bank's larger-than-expected 100 basis point cut in banks' reserve ratio requirement at the weekend. The benchmark seven-day repo, considered the best indicator of short term...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, showing no response to comments from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that financial markets could be wrongfooted by Japan's inflation rising as the central bank expects. The 10- year JGB futures prices dipped 0.03 point to 147.97 in very thin trading, with only about 5,550...

  • The government raised more than 10 billion rupees from a 30- year treasury bond at 11.73 percent, after initially offering just 1 billion rupees with an indicative price of 9.5 percent. The three-member investigative committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said it had observed several deficiencies in the central bank's Public Debt...

  • SHANGHAI, April 18- China's recent liberalisation of stock short-selling rules is not intended to encourage the practice, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said on Saturday, after overseas markets dropped sharply in response to the move. Institutional investors including mutual fund companies and asset management businesses of securities...

  • *Yields curve flattens after CPI data. NEW YORK, April 17- The U.S. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in February.

  • Kansas lays groundwork for $1 bln pension bond sale Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    April 17- Kansas has begun a search for underwriters to sell $1 billion of taxable pension bonds that won final approval this week, the state's Development Finance Authority said on Friday. Kansas sold $500 million of insured pension bonds through the authority in 2004 with interest rates topping out at 5.5 percent for bonds due in 2034.. States and local...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURIES GAIN A FULL POINT IN PRICE AS YIELD CURVE FLATTENS, YIELDS FALL TO 2.53 PCT.

  • LONDON, April 17- A months-long Russian Eurobond rally that drove some sovereign debt prices to multi-year highs is spilling into rouble bonds, with double-digit yields and the promise of interest rate cuts luring foreigners. Russia's most-traded dollar bond, due 2030, has risen 18 cents since end-January to its highest since November 2013.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in February. "The market was up overnight following bonds in Europe and bunds making new lows again," said Dan Mulholland, head of Treasuries trading at Credit Agricole in New York.