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  • MOSCOW, Jan 28- The Russian Finance Ministry sold 2.5 billion roubles of OFZ treasury bonds at auction on Wednesday at an average yield of 12.99 percent, out of the 5 billion roubles on offer, Reuters data showed.

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 28- Sweden's central bank may be the next to adopt unconventional policies to fight falling prices, but it is unlikely to match the impact of others as the bond market is small, yields are low and banks are already flush with cash. The U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of England have taken similar steps. While growth in Sweden looks relatively solid at an...

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japanese stocks rose to a fresh one-month high on Wednesday as expectations of strong corporate earnings and a weaker yen boosted investor sentiment. Market participants were also buying on expectations that Wall Street shares would recover Tuesday's losses on Wednesday, as U.S. stock futures rebounded during Asian hours.

  • JGBs slip ahead of Fed, superlongs fare better Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:51 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 28- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday as brokers reduced their positions ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy announcement later in the day and as Japanese share prices rebounded from early losses. The 10- year JGB yield rose 2.5 basis points to 0.285 percent, while the five-year yield rose 1.5 basis point to 0.050 percent.

  • Treasury debt prices ended mixed on Tuesday after 30- year yields touched record lows amid data-driven worries about sputtering world growth and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street. "The idea that lower oil costs are nothing but a tax rebate or a decline in tax on consumption is running into the first wave of hard economic data indicating business investment is...

  • EU says near deal with Washington on derivatives rules Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    LONDON, Jan 27- The European Union and the United States are poised to accept each other's rules on financial derivatives trading in a bid to prevent a global market that supports economic growth from fragmenting, a senior EU official said on Tuesday. The bulk of swaps are traded in London and New York and banks say the prospect of rule clashes is already...

  • *Long bond yield hits record low 2.328 pct. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, fell 0.6 percent last month after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent drop in November.

  • *Caterpillar shares slide as low oil prices hurt profit. *Microsoft shares tumble a day after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of sector bellwethers Microsoft and Caterpillar.

  • *Pfizer's outlook disappoints, stock slips. *Microsoft shares tumble a day after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of Microsoft, while concerns lingered over Greece's new anti-bailout government and its implications for the euro zone.

  • Although the rouble fell sharply on Monday and bond yields rose, analysts said that the immediate implications of the downgrade were limited, as the move was largely priced in and other major agencies still rate Russia above junk. Russian assets had already fallen sharply before the decision because of renewed fighting in Ukraine and the threat of fresh...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 27- Russia's rouble strengthened early on Tuesday, bouncing back after taking a sharp hit late on Monday, when ratings agency S&P downgraded Russia's sovereign credit rating to' junk'. Russian shares, however, opened lower, since Russia's stock market was closed when S&P made its announcement and therefore had not priced in the news.

  • Russian rouble rallies after sliding on S&P downgrade Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 27- Russia's rouble strengthened by over 1 percent against both the dollar and euro in early trade on Tuesday, bouncing back after taking a sharp hit late on Monday, when ratings agency S&P downgraded Russia's sovereign credit rating to' junk'. Russian shares, however, opened lower, since Russia's stock market was closed when S&P made its announcement...

  • Russian shares fall on opening after S&P downgrade Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 27- Russian share indexes fell on opening on Tuesday, a day after rating agency S&P downgraded Russian bonds to "junk".

  • MOSCOW, Jan 27- Russian stocks are expected to open sharply weaker on Tuesday, after ratings agency S&P downgraded Russia's sovereign credit rating to' junk' late on Monday, but the rouble could strengthen since it already took a heavy hit in the previous session. S&P cut Russia's rating from BBB- to BB+, citing Russia's weakened economic growth prospects, hit by low...

  • Super-long JGBs jump after strong auction results Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 27- Super-long Japanese government bond prices jumped on Tuesday after a re-offering auction of some existing JGBs drew strong demand. "Liquidity enhancing auction" of 400 billion yen in some existing 10- and 20- year JGBs drew solid bids of 1.4453 trillion yen, the Ministry of Finance said. Treasuries following relief that the outcome of an election...

  • Treasury debt prices slipped on Monday ahead of $90 billion of fixed-rate supply and a Federal Reserve meeting later this week in a session marked by low volumes as a major winter storm hit the New York area. But as the day progressed, and traders began making early exits as transportation authorities from Philadelphia to Boston warned of commuting...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 26- Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday S&P's decision to downgrade Russia's credit rating to junk status showed the "pessimism" of the agency and failed to take into consideration stronger aspects of the Russian economy.

  • *S&P cuts Russia's sovereign credit rating. MOSCOW, Jan 26- Ratings agency S&P cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to below investment grade, or "junk" status, on Monday for the first time in a decade. S&P said in a statement it had cut the rating from BBB- to BB+, with a negative outlook, and that Russia's economic growth prospects- hit by low oil prices and Western...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market will benefit from a recent delay in implementing part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law known as the Volcker Rule, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. Last month Congress passed legislation giving banks extra time to comply with the rule. The implementation delay until July 2017 will "...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 26- Ratings agency S&P said on Monday it had cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to BB+ or below investment grade with a negative outlook, and said Russia's economic growth prospects have weakened. It could not only harm Russia's image among investors, but also push up its borrowing costs, as many mainstream investment and pension funds have rules...