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  • US STOCKS-Futures point to higher open on tech results Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains, as Apple and Texas Instruments rallied after their results. Apple Inc rose 2.7 percent to $102.43 in heavy premarket trading a day after it reported revenue that topped expectations, helped by strong sales of its iPhone line.

  • *Work on buying corporate bonds well under way- sources. *Governing Council may discuss such purchases in Dec. FRANKFURT, Oct 21- The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin purchases early next year, several sources familiar with the situation told...

  • *European shares surge on report ECB to buy corporate bonds Wall Street to start up, earnings from Coca Cola, McDonalds due. LONDON, Oct 21- European shares got a major lift while the euro and the region's bond yields fell on Tuesday after European Central Bank insiders told Reuters the bank was readying a plan to buy corporate bonds. Traders had already been giving a...

  • FOREX-Euro sinks on hint ECB will buy corporate bonds Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 21- The euro fell more than half a cent against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the euro zone economy. "It increases the potential scale of the purchases the ECB will be able to make if they extend out into the corporate bond market,"...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 21- A draft document circulated by China's Ministry of Finance on local government debt proposes letting them issue bonds to replace borrowings taken through opaque financing vehicles, according to people who have seen the draft. This lending was originally encouraged by Beijing to stimulate the economy and offset the impact of the 2008/ 2009...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, pointing to a fourth straight session of gains, with technology shares especially poised for outperformance following strong results from both Apple Inc and Texas Instruments Inc.. *Apple rose 2.1 percent to $101.85 in heavy premarket trading a day after it reported revenue that topped...

  • ECB looking at corporate bond buys: Sources Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market, deciding as soon as December.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Banks and shares in peripheral countries led a European rally on Tuesday after sources told Reuters the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds to revive the region's economy. After a year-long review of Europe's 130 biggest banks, the ECB is set to announce on Oct. 26 which have valued their assets properly and which have not,...

  • ECB WORK ON BUYING CORPORATE BONDS ALREADY WELL UNDER WAY BUT NUMEROUS DETAILS UNDECIDED- SOURCES.

  • ECB CONSIDERING BUYING CORPORATE BONDS- SOURCES FAMILIAR WITH SITUATION SAY.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin buying early next year, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. Asked about the possibility of making such purchases, an ECB spokesman said: " The Governing Council has...

  • *Debut $400 million Eurobond in 2013 oversubscribed. LONDON, Oct 21- Rwanda still plans to launch another Eurobond to fund infrastructure projects in the fast-growing economy, though the size and timing of it is still being worked out, Finance Minister Claver Gatete said. Rwanda will also continue its quarterly issuance of local bonds in 2015 to deepen its...

  • JGBs rise modestly as Tokyo stocks fall back Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 21- Japanese government bond prices rose modestly on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks dipped after the previous day's surge, taking some of the pressure off the debt market. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.480 percent, creeping back towards an 18- month low of 0.465 percent hit last week when global growth concerns sent equities...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. "Both the Ebola scare and the expansion of ISIS have added jitters to the market and fear bids into the bond market," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York. "We feel the earliest is fourth quarter of next year when the Fed will take any action on rates," said Sean Simko, head of fixed-income...

  • BOSTON, Oct 20- The $108 billion Fidelity Contrafund continues to have a big appetite for Facebook Inc's stock, adding to its position in the social media company during the third quarter and praising its mobile ad revenue growth and "visionary management." The fund, which is the largest mutual fund owner of Facebook, disclosed adding to its position in its...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Dan Fuss, vice chairman and senior portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles, said he purchased some below investment-grade credits during last week's sell-off at "reasonably priced levels," bringing his portfolio cash levels down to 22 percent from 26 percent. "We bought some at reasonably priced levels but not fantastically cheap," said Fuss, who helps...

  • FIDELITY CONTRAFUND, LARGEST MUTUAL FUND OWNER OF FACEBOOK, ADDED TO POSITION IN THIRD QUARTER-COMMENTARY LETTER.

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Portuguese government bond yields jumped on Monday as financial concerns over one of the country's largest listed companies and the approaching bankruptcy of the Espirito Santo family shook investor confidence in the fragile peripheral economy. The liquidation of the assets of Espirito Santo holding company Rioforte virtually ensures...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. Wall Street shares prices opened lower and European stocks declines on disappointing results from IBM and German business software maker SAP respectively. "It's a bit of a risk-off trade today, which is supportive of Treasuries," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower as weak IBM earnings weigh Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    *IBM slumps after quarterly results. NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, on the heels of a fourth week of losses for the benchmark S&P 500, as quarterly results from IBM disappointed. IBM shares slumped 7 percent to $169.24 as the most actively traded stock on the New York Stock Exchange in premarket after the company's third-quarter...