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  • UPDATE 1-Scientific Games bond hits new bump in road Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- Investor pushback forced Scientific Games to widen talk on its much anticipated acquisition financing bond on Thursday, which could leave the underwriters losing money on the deal. The leads announced price talk of 7.00%-7.25% for a US $700 m 7 NC3 senior secured note offering that was roughly in line with whispers. Bankers away from the deal...

  • UPDATE 1-CBOE bond volatility futures make silent debut Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- A CBOE futures contract tied to a gauge on the expected volatility of the U.S. bond market, comparable to the exchange's futures for its VIX index for stocks, made nary a ripple in its debut on Thursday. The Chicago Board Options Exchange launched its futures contract tied to the CBOE/ CBOT 10- year U.S. We are in it in for the long haul, "said John Angelos,...

  • *Treasury concludes this week's $66 bln in auctions. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. "Once the 30- year auction was done, the market breathed a sigh of relief and you got some buying," said Lou Brien, strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • *World gold demand dips 3 pct as China buying slides- WGC. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 13- Gold fell on Thursday, as another sharp pullback in crude oil prices and improving U.S. jobs data decreased bullion's appeal as a hedge, and continued outflows from gold-backed ETFs suggested the precious metal is susceptible to further losses. "Physical buyers have responded...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will sound out investors next week in Asia, Europe and the US as it mulls its first bond ever, just two months after the company's record-breaking IPO. Alibaba, which this week logged US $9 billion of sales on a single day, will kick off a roadshow in Boston and Hong Kong on Monday for what will surely be one of the most...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. long-dated Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday ahead of an auction of $16 billion in bonds, while prices on other Treasury maturities were little changed following U.S. jobless claims data. The Treasury will sell $16 billion in 30- year Treasury bonds at 1:00 p.m. EST, the last leg of this week's $66 billion in new supply.

  • Alibaba gets "A-plus" debt rating from agencies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Nov 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd received its first debt ratings from international credit agencies on Thursday after the company announced plans for an issue of senior unsecured notes to raise an unspecified amount. Standard& Poor's and Fitch Ratings rated the notes at investment grade "A-plus", while Moody's Investor Service...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- Pimco's flagship Total Return fund, whose long-time manager Bill Gross unexpectedly departed on Sept. 26, ended October with a slight decrease in U.S. government-related holdings and a slight increase in mortgage-backed securities. The Pimco Total Return Fund had exposure of 35 percent in U.S. government-related securities in October, down...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices mostly flat after new supply Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    *U.S. sells $24 bln in 10- year notes to lukewarm demand. NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. "The sell-off you saw today was last-minute set up for supply," said Richard Gilhooly, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • *U.S. to sell $24 billion in 10- year notes. NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. "The Treasury market continues to be the beneficiary of the uncertainty going on," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower after latest Dow, S&P records Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday, putting major indexes on track to retreat after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs for a fifth consecutive day. *Financial companies will be in focus after global regulators fined five major banks, including UBS, HSBC and Citigroup, $3.4 billion for failing to stop their traders from trying to...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 12- Russia's largest private bank, Alfa Bank, is planning to issue subordinated Eurobonds in U.S. dollars, two sources close to the plans told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • RUSSIA'S ALFA BANK PLANNING TO ISSUE SUBORDINATED EUROBONDS IN U.S.

  • JGBs fall on robust stocks, growing talk of tax-hike delay Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 12- Japanese government bond prices fell on Wednesday, dragged down by an extended rally for Tokyo stocks and on concerns a possible delay in a sales tax hike could erode heavily indebted Japan's fiscal position. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 3.5 basis points to 0.515 percent, pulling further away from a 19- month low of 0.485 percent hit after...

  • Nov 11- Debt-strapped casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp has reached an agreement with key senior creditors on the outline of a restructuring plan that includes a prearranged bankruptcy for its largest unit as soon as January, Bloomberg reported, citing two people with knowledge of the negotiations. Under the plan being negotiated by first-lien...

  • Nov 11- Debt-strapped casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp has reached an agreement with key senior creditors on the outline of a restructuring plan that includes a prearranged bankruptcy for its largest unit as soon as January, Bloomberg reported, citing two people with knowledge of the negotiations. Under the plan being negotiated by first-lien...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. investors can now gain direct access to China's onshore bond market through a new exchange-traded fund that invests in a broad swath of the country's swelling fixed-income market, which has largely been closed off to foreigners. It is the first of a handful of U.S.-listed ETFs that U.S. fund managers are readying to launch that will directly...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. investors can now gain direct access to China's onshore bond market through a new exchange-traded fund that invests in a broad swath of the country's swelling fixed-income market, which has largely been closed off to foreigners. It is the first of a handful of U.S.-listed ETFs that U.S. fund managers are readying to launch that will directly...

  • *Swap limit of $2 bln to apply until end of November. MOSCOW, Nov 11- The Russian central bank said on Tuesday it was limiting banking sector rouble liquidity by temporarily cutting the size of its foreign exchange swap operations to the equivalent of $2 billion a day. Central Bank governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Monday that the bank was considering limiting...

  • *South Africa debt nearly 50 pct of GDP. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 11- South Africa risks losing its coveted investment grade credit status within five years if it fails to recover from an economic slump that prompted a downgrade by Moody's last week. Analysts had largely anticipated the move, particularly after Standard& Poor's downgraded South Africa in June while...