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  • *European Commission cuts forecast for euro zone growth. NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. Benchmark U.S. yields also retreated from 3-1/ 2- week highs set on Monday as crude prices fell to four-year lows in London on news top oil exporter Saudi Arabia cut its sales prices to the United States.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- UBS lost a multi-million dollar court battle on Tuesday against Germany's Leipzig water authority KWL over complex derivatives, although the judge said neither side had emerged from the saga with credit. UBS and two other banks claimed that KWL owed them roughly 350 million euros after complex derivatives contracts went sour in the wake of the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, with investors taking a pause following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated records, although a sharp decline in crude oil prices could weigh on energy shares. Energy companies will be in focus as U.S. crude futures slumped 2.3 percent to $76.87 per barrel after top oil exporter...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Tuesday, with investors taking a pause following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated records, although a sharp decline in crude oil could weigh on energy shares. The quiet session followed the Dow's biggest weekly gain since January 2013 and the S&P's biggest two-week jump since December 2011.

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- Japanese government bonds soared at the long end of the yield curve on Tuesday, as investors tried to catch up following the Bank of Japan's surprise easing steps at the end of last week that include buying more longer maturities. Tokyo financial markets were closed for a public holiday on Monday. It said it will increase its purchases of government...

  • JGBs rally in wake of BOJ's further easing steps Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 4- Japanese government bonds gained on Tuesday, with the yield curve flattening as the superlong end showed sharp price rises after the Bank of Japan's decision last week to take further easing steps. The BOJ shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus, increasing its annual outright purchase of JGBs from to 80...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 3- Chances of a deal to end Argentina's feud with holdout bond investors will improve in January when current restructuring rules expire, the economy minister said in comments published on Monday, raising some hopes for the country's stagnant economy. When it swapped 93 percent of its global bonds for new paper offering about 30 cents on the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Daniel Pollack, the court-appointed mediator in the debt dispute between Argentina and holdout creditors, has been given broad authority to grant other investors a seat at the negotiating table in an effort to agree on a comprehensive settlement. District Judge Thomas Griesa issued the order on Monday giving Pollack, known officially as the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Funds, an investment firm that has been a major rival of bond fund giant Pimco, reported its ninth consecutive month of inflows in October, totaling $2.38 billion, a record for monthly inflows so far this year. DoubleLine Capital, based in Los Angeles, said on Monday its flagship DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund ended...

  • Nov 3- An investor who alleges he lost more than $400,000 in Puerto Rico closed-end bond funds sold by a UBS AG unit has sued Puerto Rico's financial regulator, challenging the transparency of its $5.2 million settlement with the firm. Manuel Martínez-Umpierre, a client of UBS Financial Services Inc of Puerto Rico, asked a local court on Friday to order the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 3- Chances of a deal to end Argentina's feud with holdout bond investors will improve in January when current restructuring rules expire, the economy minister said in comments published on Monday, raising some hopes for the country's stagnant economy. When it swapped 93 percent of its global bonds for new paper offering about 30 cents on the...

  • BOSTON, Nov 3- Big mutual funds at T. Rowe Price Group and Fidelity Investments are the industry's largest holders of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd shares, according to recent fund disclosures. Alibaba's initial public offering in late September, the largest in history, has helped boost the performance of many fund managers, the data show. Alibaba's IPO initially...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Famed bond investor Bill Gross on Monday warned that deflation remained a growing possibility despite aggressive monetary policies by central banks around the world. Gross, who oversees the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, said Alibaba Group Holding Ltd shares had soared from $68 to $92 in the first minute of their public debut, but other...

  • BOSTON, Nov 3- Portfolios run by T. Rowe Price Group and Fidelity Investments are the largest mutual fund investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, according to recent fund disclosures. Alibaba's IPO in late September initially raised $21.8 billion, and its stock surged 38 percent in its stock market debut. Alibaba shares were up nearly 4 percent on Monday, trading...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight losses at the open on Monday, with investors taking a pause following a sharp rally on Friday that took the Dow and S&P 500 to record levels. Equities have been strong of late, with the Dow last week posting its biggest weekly gain since January 2013 and the S&P coming off its biggest two-week jump since...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- U.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Monday, with investors taking a pause following a sharp rally on Friday that took the Dow and S&P 500 to record levels. *Equities have been strong of late, with the Dow last week posting its biggest weekly gain since January 2013 and the S&P coming off its biggest two-week jump since December 2011.

  • Nov 3- Apple Inc is planning an investor call on Monday ahead of a potential bond sale, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a banker working on the deal. Apple, which is yet to sell bonds in any other currency than dollars, is considering issuing in euros, the report said. Apple could not immediately be reached for comments outside regular U.S. business hours.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Nov 3- The yen fell to a fresh seven-year low against the dollar on Monday, extending a massive sell-off sparked by the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to boost its already huge bond-buying stimulus. Sellers also took aim at the Australian dollar following a weak official survey on China's manufacturing sector and a surprisingly large fall...

  • Nov 1- Voters in several U.S. states will decide the fate of $44.7 billion in borrowing and other budget measures on Tuesday, with investors in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market focused mainly on large offerings in California and New York. "Just two states, California and New York, are presenting voters with meaningful bond measures for approval," Peter Hayes,...

  • *U.S. wages in Q3 post largest rise in six years. NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. "In the long run, we think rates are way too low," said Hugh Lamle, president of M.D. Sass in New York.