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  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. short- and intermediate-dated Treasuries yields fell Wednesday after traders viewed the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting as suggesting a continued accommodative stance on monetary policy. "That seems to be the new mantra from the more dovish members of the FOMC: that while, by some headline metrics, it might make sense...

  • TREASURIES-Bond yields inch lower ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    *U.S. to sell $21 billion in 10- year notes. "It's a little bit of a retracement from yesterday's sharp move," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York. While the Fed renewed its pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" after its massive bond-buying program ends, the minutes could show more Fed officials arguing for a hawkish...

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Emerging markets have provided investors with the best and worst returns of 2014, with league tables of mutual fund performance showing India- themed vehicles dominating the top and Russia conspicuous at the bottom. India- focused funds topping the league table have returned 40-50 percent this year. Avinash Vazirani, manager of Jupiter Asset...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday, indicating Wall St may bounce slightly after the S&P 500 fell to its lowest level in nearly two months, with minutes due from the most recent meeting of the U.S. *Equities continue to struggle in October, with key indexes falling more than 1 percent in the prior session, as weak German data and a cut in global...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 8- The Russian Finance Ministry sold 4.5 billion roubles of 10- year OFZ treasury bonds at auction on Wednesday at an average yield of 9.63 percent, less than half of the 10 billion roubles on offer. The Finance Ministry cancelled nine straight weekly auctions of OFZ bonds prior to that, citing "unfavourable market conditions". Following are details of...

  • JGBs edge higher, bolstered by safe-haven bid Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 8- Japanese government bonds rose on Wednesday, taking their cue from sagging stocks amid worries about global growth. Japan's Nikkei stock average skidded 1.2 percent in afternoon trading. The JGB market shrugged off Ministry of Finance data that showed Japan's current account surplus grew in August, as income from investments overseas bolstered...

  • Eighteen banks, ranging from Credit Suisse Group AG to Goldman Sachs Group Inc, have agreed to give up the right to "close out" deals on derivatives contracts if a financial institution runs into trouble, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. Goldman Sachs spokesman Michael DuVally declined to comment on the issue. Credit Suisse, another...

  • Eighteen banks, ranging from Credit Suisse Group AG to Goldman Sachs Group Inc, have agreed to give up the right to "close out" deals on derivatives contracts if a financial institution runs into trouble, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the body leading the negotiations with...

  • Never, ever do this, Cramer warns Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    There’s something Jim Cramer doesn’t want you to do. Ever.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 7- Before hiring star bond fund manager Bill Gross last month, Janus Capital Group Inc Chief Executive Dick Weil took care to check with the bond chief he already had, Gibson Smith. The two will operate two distinct business units, with Gross operating out of a Newport Beach, California office, which Smith called " Janus West." Smith works from Janus...

  • Treasuries yields plunged Tuesday, with long-dated yields hitting their lowest since May of last year, after fresh signs of economic weakness in Germany and a lower International Monetary Fund global growth forecast fueled safe-haven bids. German industrial production plunged 4.0 percent in August, the Economy Ministry said, the biggest drop since...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 7- Chinese developer Agile Property said allegations against the company spreading on the Internet were "entirely groundless and totally fabricated," after its bond yields leapt this week as speculation flared over why trading in the company's shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange had been suspended on Friday. Agile has over $2 billion worth of...

  • UPDATE 1-Pimco's outflow headaches only just beginning Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • German industrial production plunged 4.0 percent in August, the Economy Ministry said, the biggest drop since January 2009, raising concerns that Europe's largest economy is running out of steam. "Investors are realizing that you can't have a situation where the U.S. is decoupling from the weakness that is blatantly obvious in the rest of the world," said George...

  • LONDON, Oct 7- Rocked by the threat of one of its richest regions seceding, Spain has seen volatility in its government bonds return to levels not seen since the height of the euro crisis. The rise in realised volatility- which shows how much over a month yields have deviated from a mean- has been driven by uncertainty about whether Catalonia will hold a referendum on...

  • *Spain selling 5- year inflation-linked bond via syndication. LONDON, Oct 7- Spanish bond yields nudged up on Tuesday as Madrid launched an inflation-linked bond whose appeal to investors lay more in the potentially higher return than in the inflation-proofing. Orders were nearly 9 billion euros, a lead manager on the sale told IFR, a Thomson Reuters service.

  • US STOCKS-Weak German data pulls futures lower Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stock index futures were falling on Tuesday, pressured by a second straight day of weak data out of Germany, the euro zone's largest economy. *U.S.-traded shares of Rio Tinto were down 1.7 percent premarket a day after gaining more than 9 percent, after the iron ore producer said it rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc back in...

  • Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday as market participants kept to the sidelines ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy decision later in the day. Tokyo stocks lacked direction and moved sideways through much of the session, so failing to provide any catalysts for JGBs. The BOJ is widely expected to stand pat on monetary...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- When Chris Costello wanted to test his new online 401 advice service called blooom, he asked his sister if she would let him peek under the hood of her account. The difference can be more than 3 percent a year on returns or up to 80 percent over 25 years, according to a recent study by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt and 401 advice service Financial...