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  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS WILL CONTINUE TO LIMIT VOLUME OF ROUBLE LIQUIDITY THROUGH FX SWAPS AND REPO OPERATIONS.

  • FDA puts partial hold on CytRx cancer drug trials Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Nov 18- CytRx Corp said the United States Food And Drug Administration has placed a partial hold on clinical trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died. CytRx shares were down 10 percent in premarket trading. The patient received the drug, aldoxorubicin, under the company's expanded access program that makes promising drugs and devices...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up as PM Abe calls Japan election, delays tax rise. LONDON, Nov 18- European shares rose and bond yields fell on Tuesday on hopes that a snap election and delayed tax increase in Japan might lead to more economic stimulus measures, which also knocked the yen to its lowest since 2007.. The yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar after Abe's...

  • JAKARTA, Nov 18- Indonesia's central bank, moving quickly to contain inflation after the government raised fuel prices more than 30 percent, hiked its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent on Tuesday. In his first major economic policy decision, President Joko Widodo on Monday night raised subsidised gasoline and diesel prices by more than...

  • JGBs slump, extend losses after poor 20-year auction Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 18- Japanese government bond prices fell on Tuesday, extending losses after an auction of 20- year bonds drew tepid bids despite a recent increase in the amount of buying by the Bank of Japan in the sector. The 20- year JGB auction produced the tail, or the gap between the lowest and average prices, of 0.41, much wider than 0.08 in the previous auction.

  • *Japan slips into recession, briefly boosts Treasuries. NEW YORK, Nov 17- U.S. "Treasuries have been strong all year and we did see some buying after Japan's GDP data," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.

  • Nov 17- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Monday accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc, ending a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.. Besides the higher price tag, the Actavis deal came with only $400 million in R&D cuts for Allergan, far less than the $900 million decrease...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Yields on most lower-rated euro zone bond fell on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said unconventional monetary policy measures could include buying sovereign bonds. "That Draghi... explicitly stated that buying government bonds was an option was not completely ground breaking but it gave comfort to the market," said...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- U.S. "Treasuries have been strong all year and we did see some buying after Japan's GDP data," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York. U.S. industrial production for October was weaker than expected, falling 0.1 percent, but the report was decent compared with Japan's gross domestic product data, which fell unexpectedly...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Hedge funds have been badly wrong-footed by the slide in oil prices over the past five months, and by trying to turn their positions around have accelerated the rout. By the middle of June, hedge funds had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options contracts equivalent to almost 413 million barrels of crude oil, according to the U.S....

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Japanese government bond prices rose across the board on Monday after news Japan had unexpectedly slipped into recession, hammering Tokyo stocks. The data showed Japan had entered recession and numbed any concerns the bond market may have had over a delayed sales tax hike eroding fiscal discipline. "It's basically a' sell- Japan' scenario unfolding...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 17- Hong Kong shares opened up 0.9 percent on Monday as investors cheered the first day of trading of the landmark Shanghai- Hong Kong stock connect scheme. The Hang Seng index opened higher following a stronger opening in the index futures, which rose 1 percent. The trading link will let international investors trade Shanghai- listed shares...

  • 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...