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  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- Shock and disbelief lingered at Pimco's sleek Newport Beach, California, headquarters on Monday, 72 hours after the investment firm was rocked by the sudden defection of co-founder Bill Gross to far-smaller rival Janus Capital Group. "We lost Mohamed El-Erian in January and now Bill Gross.

  • *Allianz not planning closer Pimco oversight. FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Sept 29- Top executives of Pimco and its German parent, Allianz SE, scrambled on Monday to stem the outflow of money after the stunning exit of star bond manager Bill Gross last week, but even after months of internal strife Allianz said it plans to let Pimco continue to steer its own ship.

  • Sept 29- A U.S. judge held Argentina in contempt of court on Monday, saying the republic was trying to find ways to circumvent a prior order requiring it pay holdout bondholders at the same time as other creditors who restructured their debt in recent years.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Sept 29- Argentina said on Monday that any sanctions for contempt of court, levelled against it for refusing to pay U.S. hedge funds suing over defaulted debt, would be illegal under international law.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Greek government bond yields rose to their highest in almost two months on Monday as Athens' plans for an early exit from a bailout programme raised concerns about future financing and debt relief.

  • *Hong Kong civil unrest hurts risk assets, helps Treasuries. NEW YORK, Sept 29- Treasuries prices gained on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on global stock markets, and the yield curve flattened as investors bet that U.S. economic data would continue to improve.

  • The European Central Bank is expected to publish the outcome of its bank asset quality review on Oct. 26 in a bid to convince investors- after three previous "stress tests" failed to spot subsequent problems- that Europe's lenders have sifted out their risky holdings and now have enough capital to withstand any more financial crisis-style shocks.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Monday, with investors monitoring the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth. China faced one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square massacre as hundreds of democracy protesters faced down tear gas and police baton charges.

  • *Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures all down 0.6 pct. NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a solidly lower open on Monday, but if recent trends hold, investors may use the decline as an opportunity to add to positions.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, indicating Wall Street's recent weakness would continue amid ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong.

  • JGBs modestly higher, underpinned by BOJ purchases Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:38 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 29- Japanese government bonds edged up on Monday, underpinned by Bank of Japan buying of JGBs as part of their massive asset purchase program. As widely expected, the BOJ offered to buy 900 billion yen of JGBs in the 1- year to 10- year zone.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 27- For Bill Gross, quitting Pimco's $222 billion Total Return Fund to take over a $13 million fund at Janus Capital is like resigning the U.S. presidency to become city manager of Ashtabula, Ohio, population 18,800..

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- A U.S. judge said Friday he would allow Citigroup Inc to process a disputed $5 million payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.

  • *Pimco CIO Bill Gross joins Janus Capital. Treasuries prices dipped Friday on news that Pimco Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross is joining rival Janus Capital Group, which spurred concerns Pimco may have to sell Treasuries if investor redemptions at the firm increase.

  • Allianz leadership challenged as Pimco's Gross exits Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    *Allianz shareholders call for stable leadership. *Contract of Allianz CEO, others up for renewal. FRANKFURT, Sept 26- German insurer Allianz suffered a humiliating blow on Friday with the resignation of renowned investor Bill Gross as leader of Pimco, the asset manager Allianz relies on for one fourth of its operating profit.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Bill Gross, the bond market's most renowned investor, quit Pimco for distant rival Janus Capital Group Inc on Friday, the day before he was expected to be fired from the huge investment firm he co-founded more than 40 years ago.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Janus Capital Group shares surged 38 percent on Friday as investors bet that famed bond manager Bill Gross will bring his old star power to the small mutual fund company, even though his last months at Pimco were tainted by infighting and heavy investor outflows.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Bill Gross's departure from investment firm Pimco could lead investors to pull hundreds of billions of dollars in assets from its parent company and invest them with Janus Capital Group, the rival firm that Gross is joining, a Morningstar analyst said Friday.

  • Bill Gross, who built Pimco into a $2 trillion asset manager and became one of the world's best-known bond investors, quit the firm he co-founded on Friday after his flagship fund suffered its 16th straight month of outflows and amid a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether one of his funds artificially inflated returns.

  • Bill Gross, who built Pimco into a $2 trillion asset manager and became one of the world's best-known bond investors, quit the firm he co-founded on Friday after his flagship fund suffered its 16th straight month of outflows and amid a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether one of his funds artificially inflated returns.