SYDNEY, Dec 6- Asian shares spent much of Friday in a state of suspended animation as tension mounted ahead of jobs data that could make or break the case for an imminent scaling back in U.S. stimulus.» Read More
Domestic high-yield issuer TransDigm also stepped forward with a new deal, as borrowers defied talk that the new issue freeze would hold until after the July 4 holiday due to market jitters. UK telecoms giant BT announced a USD600m SEC-registered three-year senior unsecured fixed note via RBS, BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche and HSBC.
NEW YORK, June 25- Prices for U.S. Investors dumped assets around the world- including stocks and government debt- after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week said the bank could slow its $85 billion- per-month in Treasuries and mortgage backed securities purchases as the economy gains momentum.
MILAN, June 25- Italian region Piedmont has reached a settlement with Merrill Lynch over two derivative contracts the U.S. bank sold it in 2006 to help cover bond issues worth about 1.8 billion euros.
NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stock index futures slightly added to gains on Tuesday after May durable goods rose more than expected. S&P 500 futures rose 10.9 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
*China's central bank soothes credit worries, lifting shares off lows. *MSCI World stock gains 0.3 pct, Wall St seen firmer. However, trading was cautious before a batch of U.S. data which could reignite speculation over the timing of the Federal Reserve's next move, though stock index futures pointed to further gains when Wall St opened.
NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, indicating the S&P 500 may halt its recent selloff after comments from China's central bank eased recent concerns about a credit crunch in the world's second largest economy.
MILAN, June 25- Italy's two-year borrowing costs soared to their highest level since September 2012 at an auction on Tuesday, more than doubling what was paid at the nearest, roughly comparable auction. Rome sold 3.5 billion euros of new zero-coupon bonds maturing on June 30, 2015 at a yield of 2.40 percent.
LONDON, June 25- Veteran credit trader Iftikhar Ali is launching his own hedge fund firm, a source close to the new company told Reuters, as traders look to cash in on turbulent bond markets.
TOKYO, June 25- Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday, driven by concerns that a Chinese central bank engineered cash squeeze to rein in rapid credit expansion could derail growth in China, a major export market for Japan.
BUENOS AIRES, June 25- Argentina took its legal battle with "holdout" creditors to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday by appealing an adverse decision handed down by a lower U.S. court in October of last year, state news service Telam said. " A U.S. judge ordered Argentina to pay the holdouts the full $1.33 billion owed them the next time it serviced restructured debt.
TOKYO, June 25- Yields on Japanese government bonds were mostly higher on Tuesday as investors remained wary of tumbling U.S.
In the municipal bond market, half a dozen deals aimed at raising collectively more than $300 million were postponed, while several companies pulled plans to refinance syndicated bank loans.
*Wall Street ends down but off steep lows. Treasuries and global equities managed to claw back from steep losses on Monday, with the price of the 30- year bond turning higher late in the day, though Wall Street stocks still finished lower as investors remained nervous that the U.S.
*S&P 500 falls 4.8 percent over the past four sessions. *Tenet Health to buy Vanguard Health. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Monday, adding to a sell-off built on concerns about reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve and on overnight losses in Chinese equity markets.
NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. government bond prices bounced back on Monday, with yields falling from near two-year highs, though investors remained nervous that the Federal Reserve could soon pare back its bond purchase program.
*Tenet Health to buy Vanguard Health; Keynote to be bought. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks shed some of the day's losses as bond markets stabilized on Monday, but Wall Street was still down on concerns about the Federal Reserve's plans to reduce its monetary stimulus and on overnight losses in Chinese equity markets.
LONDON, June 24- Federal Reserve policymaker Richard Fisher said on Monday he was comfortable with the rise in U.S. Treasury yields following the central bank's signal it planned to slow its support, but cautioned that a big spike would be "destructive".
NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks pared losses in afternoon trading on Monday after U.S. Treasuries prices rose in volatile trade, as investors continue to grapple with the prospect of less support to the economy from the Federal Reserve.
CHICAGO, June 24- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Monday assigned an A-minus rating and negative outlook to Illinois's sale of $1.3 billion of general obligation bonds scheduled to price on Wednesday.
LONDON, June 24- Global securities regulators published a framework for further regulation of the $1.9 trillion Exchange Traded Funds market on Monday, seeking to make ETFs more consumer friendly as their index-based investment strategies grow in popularity.