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  • LONDON, Oct 6- The International Monetary Fund on Monday urged a rethink of how sovereign bonds should be structured to avoid future debt restructurings turning into a repeat of Argentina's disruptive court battle with a few disgruntled creditors. This follows a ruling by a U.S. court that two hedge funds not party to Argentina's debt restructuring were...

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- The European Central Bank's plans to buy rebundled packages of debt have drawn sharp criticism from officials in Germany, including the head of the Bundesbank, the ECB's former chief economist and allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel. It will include buying debt with a "junk" credit rating from Greece and Cyprus as long as such countries are under a...

  • In a rare move, District Judge Thomas Griesa held Argentina in contempt earlier this week, saying its attempts to pay holders of the bonds it restructured in 2005 and 2010 debt swaps locally were "illegal." The judge prevented Argentina in June from making a coupon payment to exchange bondholders because of his earlier ruling that the South American country...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Investors hope the Bond King can remake himself as a team player. Bill Gross last week abruptly left Newport Beach, California- based Pimco, the firm he built into a bond giant, to join Janus Capital Group, a small Denver firm that touts on its website how its friendly, team-oriented culture creates "strong collaborators." Kevin Mahn, who helps...

  • Oct 3- Bond star Bill Gross will commence his new gig at Janus Capital Group Inc with modest needs- a trader and someone to deal with clients- as he takes over a tiny fund with the hopes of making a big splash. "It's unlikely that Janus will ever match that level of support, raising the question of how successful Gross can be with fewer resources," Morningstar Inc analyst...

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise on sturdy jobs data Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Treasury to sell $61 bln new debt next week. NEW YORK, Oct 3- Treasuries yields increased on Friday after U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, more than economists had expected. "The headline was stronger than expected," said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • Oct 3- Bond star Bill Gross so far has requested only one trader for his new gig at Janus Capital Group Inc, according to a report from mutual fund research firm Morningstar Inc.. Gross last week rattled global bond markets with his surprise departure from Pacific Investment Management Co, where he ran the massive $222 billion Pimco Total Return Fund.

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise on strong jobs data Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    *Yields up after jobs data beats expectations. NEW YORK, Oct 3- Treasuries yields increased on Friday after U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, more than economists had expected. "The headline was stronger than expected," said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, adding to earlier gains, after the September jobs report came in ahead of expectations, though major indexes remained on track for a second straight weekly decline. "This number will continue to support the notion that the economy is growing... and it isn't so strong that the Fed will raise rates...

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER JOBS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.48 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday as investors looked ahead to a jobs report that was expected to sharply rebound from the previous month, though indexes were on track for a second straight weekly decline. *The September payroll report, due at 8:30 a.m. EDT, is seen showing 215,000 jobs added in the month, up from 142,000 in August.

  • TOKYO, Oct 3- Japanese Government Bond prices ended the morning session steady to slightly higher on Friday, supported by softer domestic share prices, though investors were cautious ahead of the U.S. employment report later in the day. The current 10- year Japanese government bond yield was flat at 0.520 percent, while the 20- year yield fell 0.5 basis point to...

  • Pacific Investment Management Co suffered a record $23.5 billion of withdrawals from its flagship Pimco Total Return Fund in September, with its largest daily outflow occurring on the day of Gross's surprise resignation from the firm on Sept. 26. The Newport Beach, Calif.- based fund manager said the Pimco Total Return Fund, run by Gross for 27 years who made it...

  • Oct 2- Charles Schwab Corp has dropped the Pimco Total Return Fund from its 10 target date funds and collective trusts, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday. The retail target date funds have $2.9 billion in assets- $141 million of which had been in the Pimco Total Return Fund. Schwab is looking for a replacement for the Pimco fund and has temporarily...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ JAKARTA, Oct 3- September marked a turning point for Southeast Asia's foreign exchange and stock markets, ending a six-month run of capital inflows as the dollar's broad rally drew investors' attention to the currency risk and exalted valuations in these markets. Even though the cumulative net foreign investment was positive in the four...

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise ahead of Friday U.S. jobs data Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    *Hong Kong, Ebola concerns cap bond weakness. Treasuries posted their best day since last September 2013 on Wednesday as U.S. bond yields were dragged down by rallying German government debt, weak manufacturing data in Europe and Asia and concerns over how quickly the Ebola virus may spread. "Yesterday there was pretty strong short covering, a lot of people want to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Pacific Investment Management Co had $25.5 billion of net outflows across all of its U.S. open-ended funds in September, the bulk of them from of its flagship fund, according to Morningstar data on Thursday. Morningstar estimated net outflow for the flagship Pimco Total Return Fund of $17.9 billion in September, compared with the Newport Beach,...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Euro zone bond yields rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank gave no new hints of an imminent sovereign bond buying programme, leading some in the market to scale back bets on this happening. ECB President Mario Draghi said after its latest policy meeting that it would buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from mid-month in an...

  • US TREASURIES PARE PRICE LOSSES AS STOCKS DROP, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.40 PERCENT.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Energy-rich Kazakhstan, gearing up for its first Eurobond in over a decade, is seeing its appeal dimmed by falling oil prices and the crisis in nearby Russia, potentially forcing it to give investors a slightly higher yield premium than expected. Fund managers, some of whom attended the presentation in London, said Kazakhstan was keen on a...