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  • SINGAPORE, Jan 8- Shares in Noble Group Ltd fell as much as 10 percent on Friday to their lowest levels since late 2008 after Standard& Poor's downgraded the credit rating of Asia's biggest commodity trader to junk, intensifying worries about the company's funding plans. S&P's downgrade came a week after a similar cut by Moody's Investors Service.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS POST $809 MLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER $114 MLN INFLOWS IN WEEK PRIOR- LIPPER.

  • High-yield bonds still offering opportunities: Fridson Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 2:40 PM ET
    High-yield bonds still offering opportunities: Fridson

    Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors CIO Martin Fridson discusses opportunities he sees in high-yield bonds.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 7- Standard& Poor's cut its credit rating on Noble Group to junk on Thursday, adding to concerns about financing costs for Asia's biggest commodity trader a week after a similar downgrade by Moody's Investors Service. Noble's shares have fallen by around 70 percent since mid-February after blogger Iceberg Research questioned the company's...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 7- Standard& Poor's cut its investment credit rating on Noble Group Ltd to junk on Thursday, just a week after Moody's Investors Service also cut the rating of Asia's biggest commodity trader to junk status. S&P lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on the Hong Kong- based company to' BB+' from' BBB-'. "To date, the increased collateral calls have...

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $114 MLN OVER WEEK, AFTER 3 WEEKS OF MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR OUTFLOW- LIPPER.

  • TREASURIES-Bond prices end turbulent 2015 higher Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 4:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 31- U.S. The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF was down 4.280 percent for the year while the iShares 1-3- year Treasury Bond ETF was down 0.047 percent. The SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF was down 12.173 percent for the year, and the iShares iBoxx$ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF fell 4.430 percent for the year.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Dec 30- The chief executive of embattled commodity trader Noble Group Ltd defended its financial position after what it called an "unexpected" move by Moody's Investors Service to cut its credit rating to junk status, slamming its stocks and bonds. The cut to non-investment grade status came just a week after Noble agreed to sell its...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- Moody's Investors Service downgraded its credit rating on Noble Group Ltd on Tuesday to junk status with a negative outlook due to concerns over the Singapore- listed commodity trader's liquidity, profitability and cash flow. "The downgrade of Noble's ratings reflects Moody's concerns over the company's liquidity," Joe Morrison, a Moody's vice...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- Moody's Investors Service downgraded its credit rating on Noble Group Ltd on Tuesday to junk status with a negative outlook due to concerns over the Singapore- listed commodity trader's liquidity, profitability and cash flow. "The downgrade of Noble's ratings reflects Moody's concerns over the company's liquidity," Joe Morrison, a Moody's Vice...

  • BOSTON, Dec 28- Third Avenue Management's failed junk bond fund received a clean bill of health in its final annual report from outside accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, which said the fund's liquidation this month did not change its audit opinion. New York- based Third Avenue Management LLC, founded by famed distressed investor Marty Whitman, shut...

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS POST $1.3 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, DOWN FROM OUTFLOWS IN PRIOR 2 WEEKS- LIPPER.

  • High yield danger spots: Alexandra Lebenthal Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    High yield danger spots: Alexandra Lebenthal

    Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings president and CEO, shares her outlook on the high yield market, including a warning in Puerto Rico bonds.

  • BOSTON, Dec 23- In the months before the blowup of Third Avenue's junk bond fund in early December, investors and financial advisors called the New York- based investment company to voice their concerns about the growing percentage of hard-to-trade, illiquid assets in the fund's portfolio. "I would call up and they would say,' We're under control, we have plenty of...

  • Tough year for high yield Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 3:34 PM ET
    Tough year for high yield

    Discussing the collapse in commodities, and risks in high yield, with Stephen Caprio, UBS credit strategist.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 21- Moody's Investors Service on Monday dropped the Chicago Board of Education's credit rating deeper into "junk," citing the public school district's "precarious liquidity position." The rating on $5.5 billion of the district's general obligation debt was lowered to B1 from Ba3 and is under review for a further downgrade, Moody's warned.

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Moody's is likely to follow Standard& Poor's and Fitch in cutting Brazil's credit rating to non-investment grade, its top sovereign analyst said in a Reuters interview, but the agency plans to take its time over a potential downgrade of South Africa. "It's stark how quickly Brazil's growth projections have declined... and also the political problems...

  • Fed won't add to high-yield pain yet: Howard Marks Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 4:39 PM ET
    Howard Marks, chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management

    The Fed's interest rate hike and subsequent increases should not fuel fears of more trouble, one distressed debt investor said.

  • NYT's Stewart: Junk bond rout that wasn't Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    NYT's Stewart: Junk bond rout that wasn't

    New York Times Columnist Jim Stewart, makes the case the selling in high yield is the "junk bond rout that wasn't."

  • LONDON, Dec 18- Investors dumped bonds and stocks last week ahead of the U.S. The $13.1 billion pulled out of bond funds in the week to Dec. 16 was the largest outflow since June 2013, with high yield, emerging markets and investment grade assets all hit hard. The $5.3 billion outflow from high yield bond funds was the largest in a year, the $3.3 billion outflow from...