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  • *Europe stocks follow Asia and Wall Street lower. In Europe, most euro zone government bond yields fell on the first day of the European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro bond-buying programme. European stocks opened lower, following falls in Asia and a drop on Wall Street on Friday after the U.S. jobs data.

  • *Europe stocks follow Asia and Wall Street lower. In Europe, most euro zone government bond yields fell on the first day of the European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro bond-buying programme. European stocks opened lower, following falls in Asia and a drop on Wall Street on Friday after the U.S. jobs data.

  • LONDON, March 9- Most euro zone government bond yields fell on the first day of the European Central Bank's sovereign debt purchase programme, with only fears about Greece's funding spoiling Monday's launch party. Other euro zone equivalents opened around 2-5 bps lower, except for Greek 10- year paper which rose on concerns the European Union might reject...

  • HONG KONG, March 9- A debt restructuring plan put forward by Chinese developer Kaisa Group Ltd has steered away from a doomsday scenario for creditors painted in an earlier report, offering an implied haircut that is severe but not too far off current market prices. Mired in crisis after the local government in its home base of Shenzhen blocked sales at some of its...

  • TOKYO, March 9- Japanese government bonds skidded on Monday, following U.S. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after an increase of 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said on Friday. Bank of Japan deputy governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the central bank must ease monetary policy further if the oil-price falls hamper its efforts to ramp up inflation...

  • HONG KONG, March 9- Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Ltd has proposed cutting the interest and extending the maturities of its offshore bonds in a critical debt restructuring plan it needs to get creditors to agree to or risk defaulting on payments. Kaisa, mired in crisis after the local government in its home base of Shenzhen blocked sales at some of its...

  • CHICAGO, March 6- Moody's Investors Service on Friday dropped the credit rating for the Chicago Board of Education to Baa3, just one notch above the junk level, due to pension pressures affecting the school system and the city of Chicago. The two-notch downgrade, affecting $6.3 billion of the school district's general obligation bonds, came a week after Moody's...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- America's tumbling unemployment rate and better-than-expected job gains in February should give Federal Reserve officials confidence this month to pave the way, though not commit, to an interest rate hike in June. While wage gains were only slight, analysts said the Fed was now likely to drop a reference to patience on the timing of a rate hike...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after an increase of 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said. The decline in the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent in January took it to its lowest level since May 2008.

  • BAKU, March 6- Azeri state energy firm SOCAR plans to issue Eurobonds in March, the firm's president said on Friday, following a sharp fall in global oil prices. "We plan to issue Eurobonds before the end of March," Rovnag Abdullayev told reporters. "It's linked to the declining oil price," he added, without elaborating on any other details of the upcoming issue.

  • ATHENS, March 6- Greece will auction 1.0 billion euros of three-month treasury bills on March 11 to refinance a maturing issue, debt agency PDMA said on Friday, announcing its second sale this month as the government faces a cash crunch. Shut out of debt markets and with aid from its official creditors frozen, Athens is scrambling to meet this month's funding needs,...

  • LONDON, March 6- The dollar hit a new 11- year high against major currencies on Friday as investors bet the monthly U.S. jobs report would add to the chance of rate hikes, even as the European Central Bank embarks on a 1 trillion euro campaign of bond-buying. The euro broke below $1.0980 for the first time since September 2003 as it continued its steady march lower.

  • TOKYO, March 6- Japanese government bond yields declined mildly on Friday as the investors took heart after seeing strong results at the Bank of Japan's regular debt purchasing operation. A decline by Tokyo's Nikkei also helped JGBs, although caution ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls data due later limited the decline in yields. Details of the European...

  • SAO PAULO, March 5- U.S. investment firm Huxley Capital Corp filed a lawsuit on Thursday in a New York court against Brazilian construction group OAS SA, alleging the debt-laden company is hiding assets from creditors at two valuable subsidiaries. The defendants in the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, are OAS and subsidiaries Construtora OAS SA, OAS...

  • SAO PAULO, March 5- U.S. investment firm Huxley Capital Corp filed a lawsuit on Thursday in a New York court against Brazilian construction group OAS SA, alleging the debt-ladden company is hiding assets from creditors at two valuable subsidiaries. The defendants in the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, are OAS and subsidiaries Construtora OAS SA, OAS...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- U.S. Treasuries yields edged lower on Thursday after comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi bolstered Treasuries' attractiveness compared with European bonds, but anticipation of Friday's U.S. jobs report kept trading muted. "There's a lower yield potential for German yields because Draghi stated that the quantitative...

  • *AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 bln. *Costco climbs in premarket after results. NEW YORK, March 5- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday, after two days of declines on the S&P 500, ahead of data on the labor market and factory orders.

  • UPDATE 1-Volatility draws billions into oil funds Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    *USO says 80-90 pct of shares held by ETF hedge funds. LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 5- Billions of dollars are pouring into oil exchange-traded funds as investors, many of them small savers more familiar with stocks than commodities, risk big losses and focus on the chance of huge rewards. "They can be quite dodgy," said a British woman who buys and sells oil derivatives from a...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Exchange-traded funds designed to let investors play China's bond markets, which are mostly closed to foreigners, are facing a slow start amid concerns about mainland issuers' credit quality, high property prices and the slowing economy. At more than $5 trillion, China's onshore fixed-income markets are outranked only by the U.S. and Japanese...

  • Volatility draws billions into oil funds Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:17 AM ET

    LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 5- Billions of dollars are pouring into oil exchange-traded funds as investors, many of them small savers more familiar with stocks than commodities, risk big losses and focus on the chance of huge rewards. Five of the biggest oil ETFs have seen their assets more than quadruple since July to $5.4 billion as the oil market has had a...