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  • DYNEGY BOND PRICE TALK 6.75% AREA ON US $2 BN 5 Y; 7.375% A ON US $1.5- 2 BN 8 Y; 7.75% A ON US $1- 1.5 BN 10 Y.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, suggesting major indexes could be on track for one of their worst weeks in years, as Thursday's decline on global growth concerns looked likely to be extended. *The selloff was spurred by weak data from Germany, Europe's largest economy, as well as comments from a Fed official who suggested investors had...

  • TOKYO, Oct 10- Japanese government bond prices edged down on Friday as participants locked in profits before a three-day weekend. The Tokyo financial markets will be closed on Monday for a public holiday. A slide by Tokyo stocks helped limit losses by JGBs.

  • Oct 10- In changes that have raised the potential investment risks in many 401 retirement accounts, several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans. BlackRock Inc, Fidelity Investments and Pacific Investment Management Co- all firms that have seen returns in their...

  • Canada- based Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, which is said to be furthest along among the companies working on a treatment, and Chimerix Inc, whose experimental oral antiviral drug was used on the first U.S. victim of the disease, have seen a huge increase in trading activity in their stock options. On Wednesday, shares of Chimerix fell more than 18 percent in 40 minutes...

  • *U.S. sold $13 bln in 30- year bonds to tepid demand. NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. "The guys who were long and bought the market when it was cheap are taking advantage of this rally to sell a little bit," said Richard Gilhooly, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Moody's "manipulated" public pension data in a way that has presented an excessively bleak picture of the $3.7 trillion sector, an advocacy group for state pension funds said in a hard-hitting open letter to the ratings agency. The letter, dated Oct. 8, follows the publication of a report by Moody's last month that claimed public pension liabilities...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. long-dated and benchmark Treasuries yields hit their lowest levels in over a year on Thursday, while short-dated yields hit their lowest in over a month after traders digested the view the U.S. Yields rose from their lows, however, after Labor Department data showing initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to 287,000 in the week...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- The dollar dropped to a three-week low against the yen on Thursday as investors pared back bullish bets on the greenback after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting on Wednesday prompted investors to push out expectations for the timing of an interest rate rise. Treasury yields and implied rates on Fed fund futures retreated sharply...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower Wall Street open on Thursday, with earlier gains erased as concerns about global growth spurred investors to take profit following a massive advance in the previous session. The third-quarter earnings season got off to a strong start, with both Alcoa Inc and PepsiCo Inc rallying in premarket trading...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, erasing earlier gains, as concerns about global growth spurred investors to take profit after a massive gain in the previous session. In the latest negative data point from Europe, German exports dropped by 5.8 percent in August, their biggest fall since the height of the global financial crisis in January...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- The bailout of domestic bondholders of Chinese solar equipment producer Chaori shows the government is determined to shield its rapidly growing corporate bond market in a slowing economy, analysts and traders say. State-owned China Great Wall Asset Management and a Shanghai- based investment firm will also guarantee 880 million yuan of the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, indicating the previous session's massive rally could be extended amid relief over the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. The index hasn't closed above either since Sept. 19. *Investors are looking ahead to jobless claims data, which are due at 8:30 a.m. EDT and are seen rising to 294,000 from...

  • *Wall Street shares make biggest gains in 2014. LONDON, Oct 9- World stock markets roared their approval on Thursday of reassurances the U.S. There were big gains on Wall Street and for Asia stocks, and European shares duly followed suit as Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 rose 0.7, 1.2 and 0.8 percent respectively in early trading.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The dollar fell to a three-week low against the yen on Thursday, as investors cut favourable bets after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting prompted many to push out expectations for the likely timing of an interest rate rise. Treasury yields and the implied rates on Fed fund futures fell sharply after the minutes with the market not...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday, as Bank of Japan purchases supported the market and equities slipped on a stronger yen. Japan's Nikkei share average skidded about 0.8 percent as the dollar sank against Japan's currency. This morning, the Bank of Japan offered to buy JGBs under its massive JGB purchase programme for the first time since...

  • 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...