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  • TOKYO, Oct 16- The benchmark 10- year Japanese Government Bond yield fell to 1 1/ 2- year low of 0.475 percent on Thursday after disappointing U.S. economic data aggravated widening worries about a global slowdown.

  • 10- YEAR JGB YIELD FALLS TO 1 1/ 2- YEAR LOW OF 0.475 PERCENT!

  • "Technical market factors, not fundamentals, were at play here" during the bond market rally, BlackRock's chief investment officer of fundamental fixed income, Rick Rieder, said in a statement on Wednesday, blaming the bond market rally on large players unwinding bets on rising Treasuries yields in the futures markets. New York- based BlackRock, which oversees...

  • Key U.S. short-term rate rises in bond market rally Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 15- A key short-term U.S. interest rate rose to a two-month high on Wednesday, a glaring exception on a day when global bond yields fell broadly in one of the most volatile sessions in years because of a deteriorating outlook for the global economy. In the $5 trillion U.S. repurchase agreement market, the overnight interest rate for banks and Wall Street...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 15- Brazilian presidential candidate Aecio Neves will end a central bank currency swap program that has cushioned losses in the country's currency, the real, if he is elected later this month, Neves's choice for finance minister, Arminio Fraga, told Reuters on Wednesday. Neves, a centrist who has promised to rescue the economy from recession, is...

  • LONDON, Oct 15- Even though it's now widely accepted that the global economy is headed for years of at best slow, mediocre growth, the presumption of endlessly low interest rates has its doubters. As world policymakers headed home from the International Monetary Fund's latest financial summit shrouded in gloom and with few new ideas on how to reinvigorate their...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. Treasuries jumped on Wednesday, with 30- year bond prices touching a near two-year high as disappointing U.S. economic data stung Wall Street and aggravated widening worries about a global slowdown. Treasuries were boosted by growing signs that Europe's economies were sputtering and of disinflation in China, trends that may dull...

  • *Bond market closing its doors to Greece, analysts say. Ten-year borrowing costs shot up by more 80 basis points to 7.85 percent, their highest since February, partly reflecting a lack of faith in Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' ability to ensure Greece can fund itself in the market. The Athens stock market plunged 6.8 percent to 884.06 and was on track for its...

  • LONDON, Oct 15- Yields on 30- year British gilts plummeted to an all-time low on Wednesday as investors plowed their money into safe-haven debt to escape tumbling share prices and shield themselves from a global economic slowdown. European share prices closed 3 percent down on the day and futures traders ruled out the prospect of Bank of England and U.S. Federal...

  • Greek stocks sink, bond yield surge threatens bailout exit Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    *Bond market closing its doors to Greece, analysts say. Ten-year borrowing costs shot up by more 80 basis points to 7.85 percent, their highest since February, partly reflecting a lack of faith in Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' ability to ensure Greece can fund itself in the market. At this level the market is closed for Greece, "said Alessandro Giansanti, senior...

  • TREASURIES-Prices touch new highs as U.S. data disappoints Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. Prices of 30- year Treasuries rose more than 5 points to yield as little as 2.673 percent, a level last seen in November 2012, before pulling back. "There was a trifecta of weak data this morning: several disappointments in sales, manufacturing and prices," said Kim Rupert, managing director of Action Economics in San Francisco.

  • Oct 15- SolarCity Corp, the largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, said it would offer up to $200 million of solar bonds and launch a new online investment site to buy the debt. SolarCity, which has made three private placements of solar bonds in the last year, said this was the first registered public offering of such bonds in the United...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. "There was a trifecta of weak data this morning: several disappointments in sales, manufacturing and prices," said Kim Rupert, managing director of Action Economics in San Francisco. Yields rose sharply in early New York trading after the U.S. Commerce Department reported that U.S. retail sales declined 0.3 percent in September, a surprisingly...

  • Oct 15- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Wednesday that third-quarter earnings rose 26 percent, boosted by an improved performance of its fixed income funds. BlackRock ended the quarter with $4.5 trillion in assets under management, up 10 percent from a year earlier, while net inflows rose almost 4 percent to $28.7 billion.

  • *Caution reigns after disappointing China inflation reading. Market volatility has surged in recent weeks as investors weigh the timing of expected interest rate increases, especially in the United States, against disappointing macroeconomic signals such as a worse-than-expected inflation reading from China. Britain's FTSE 100 benchmark stock index...

  • Oct 15- BlackRock Inc said on Wednesday that its assets under management had increased 10 percent in the third quarter. BlackRock ended the quarter with $4.5 trillion in assets under management. Investors pulled $80 million from BlackRock's alternative funds in the third quarter.

  • SEOUL, Oct 15- South Korea's central bank slashed its policy interest rate for the second time in three months on Wednesday to match its record low and gave no clear signal that its easing cycle had ended- keeping the door open for another cut. Bond prices rose modestly as Wednesday's decision had been widely expected, with the anticipated tightening in U.S....

  • TOKYO, Oct 15- Japanese government bond yields slipped on Wednesday, with the 10- year yield falling to 1 1/ 2- month low, in smpathy with the fall in global bond yields on concerns over a slowdown in the world economy. The 10- year JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.485 percent, matching a trough hit in late August. JGB players widely expect the auction to go...

  • SEOUL, Oct 15- South Korea's central bank cut its policy interest rate for the second time in three months on Wednesday to spur the flagging economy, in line with the market's expectations, but many analysts see slim chances of further easing. "The decision by the Bank of Korea to lower its policy rate shows that the central bank has harmonised its policy with the...

  • Oct 14- France's finance minister reaffirmed the country's commitment to conducting economic reforms on Tursday after ratings agency Fitch placed its AA+ rating on French bonds on negative watch, citing risks to growth and deficit-reduction plans. "Therefore, we believe there are downside risks to France's long-term growth potential."