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  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 16- Argentina, which defaulted on its debt again in July amidst a decade-long legal battle with a group of U.S. investment funds, welcomed on Sunday the inclusion of a clause in a G20 summit communique aimed at helping sovereign debt restructurings. He barred Argentina from servicing debt owned by the 92.5 percent of investors who accepted...

  • SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT LLC CUTS STAKES IN BARRICK GOLD CORP, GOLD MINING COMPANIES ETFS- 13- HR FILING.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- U.S. long-dated Treasury debt prices rose on Friday for a third straight session, as institutional buyers scooped up bonds, comforted by benign inflation in the world's largest economy that should allow the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates lower for longer. "Low inflation expectations in the U.S. have prompted buying on the long end," said Kim...

  • *Long-dated prices rise on higher yields versus Europe. "It's a very key number, it shows the health of consumers and plays a part in GDP, and the Fed is definitely looking at it," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. In addition, the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan's preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer...

  • *Abengoa plummets on confusion about debt guarantees. The biggest loser, however, was Spain's renewable energy firm Abengoa, tumbling 43 percent, hurt by investor confusion over the garantees of one of the firm's bonds. The stock's sell-off started on Thursday when Abengoa's management said debt raised by its Abengoa Greenfield unit would be accounted for as'...

  • LONDON, Nov 14- New rules aimed at making derivatives markets safer and more transparent need tweaking to stop the $690 trillion global market splitting up, a top American regulator said on Friday. Several shallower pools of trading are emerging in what had been one deep, efficient market as brokers outside the United States seek to avoid having to comply with...

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- The yield on 30- year Japanese government bonds tumbled on Friday after the Bank of Japan stepped up buying of those maturities far more than market players had expected. Market players felt the BOJ wanted to show a strong intention to bring down yields, "said Akito Fukunaga, chief fixed income strategist at Barclays. Economics Minister Akira Amari...

  • PARIS, Nov 13- European Central Bank Governing Council member Christian Noyer said he saw no problem with buying government bonds if interest rates rose or if the European economy suffered new shocks that derailed inflation forecasts. "I would see no problem if the ECB bought other assets and, if needed, government bonds if, for example, rates rose because of a...

  • UPDATE 1-Scientific Games bond hits new bump in road Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- Investor pushback forced Scientific Games to widen talk on its much anticipated acquisition financing bond on Thursday, which could leave the underwriters losing money on the deal. The leads announced price talk of 7.00%-7.25% for a US $700 m 7 NC3 senior secured note offering that was roughly in line with whispers. Bankers away from the deal...

  • UPDATE 1-CBOE bond volatility futures make silent debut Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- A CBOE futures contract tied to a gauge on the expected volatility of the U.S. bond market, comparable to the exchange's futures for its VIX index for stocks, made nary a ripple in its debut on Thursday. The Chicago Board Options Exchange launched its futures contract tied to the CBOE/ CBOT 10- year U.S. We are in it in for the long haul, "said John Angelos,...

  • *Treasury concludes this week's $66 bln in auctions. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. "Once the 30- year auction was done, the market breathed a sigh of relief and you got some buying," said Lou Brien, strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • *World gold demand dips 3 pct as China buying slides- WGC. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 13- Gold fell on Thursday, as another sharp pullback in crude oil prices and improving U.S. jobs data decreased bullion's appeal as a hedge, and continued outflows from gold-backed ETFs suggested the precious metal is susceptible to further losses. "Physical buyers have responded...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will sound out investors next week in Asia, Europe and the US as it mulls its first bond ever, just two months after the company's record-breaking IPO. Alibaba, which this week logged US $9 billion of sales on a single day, will kick off a roadshow in Boston and Hong Kong on Monday for what will surely be one of the most...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. long-dated Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday ahead of an auction of $16 billion in bonds, while prices on other Treasury maturities were little changed following U.S. jobless claims data. The Treasury will sell $16 billion in 30- year Treasury bonds at 1:00 p.m. EST, the last leg of this week's $66 billion in new supply.

  • Alibaba gets "A-plus" debt rating from agencies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Nov 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd received its first debt ratings from international credit agencies on Thursday after the company announced plans for an issue of senior unsecured notes to raise an unspecified amount. Standard& Poor's and Fitch Ratings rated the notes at investment grade "A-plus", while Moody's Investor Service...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- Pimco's flagship Total Return fund, whose long-time manager Bill Gross unexpectedly departed on Sept. 26, ended October with a slight decrease in U.S. government-related holdings and a slight increase in mortgage-backed securities. The Pimco Total Return Fund had exposure of 35 percent in U.S. government-related securities in October, down...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices mostly flat after new supply Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    *U.S. sells $24 bln in 10- year notes to lukewarm demand. NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. "The sell-off you saw today was last-minute set up for supply," said Richard Gilhooly, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • *U.S. to sell $24 billion in 10- year notes. NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. "The Treasury market continues to be the beneficiary of the uncertainty going on," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower after latest Dow, S&P records Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday, putting major indexes on track to retreat after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs for a fifth consecutive day. *Financial companies will be in focus after global regulators fined five major banks, including UBS, HSBC and Citigroup, $3.4 billion for failing to stop their traders from trying to...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 12- Russia's largest private bank, Alfa Bank, is planning to issue subordinated Eurobonds in U.S. dollars, two sources close to the plans told Reuters on Wednesday.