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  • LONDON, Feb 9- A sell-off in southern European bonds slowed on Tuesday as a market gauge of euro zone inflation hit a record low, raising pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy further. In addition to battling low inflation, the ECB is trying to weather the impact of a slowdown in global growth and turbulence in markets that have this week...

  • *Gold prices steadied near seven-month highs, while yields on Japan's 10- year government bond slipped into negative territory for the first time ever on Tuesday. * "There is a high probability of a further correction in equity prices, led by banking and energy stocks," said Lorne Baring, managing director of B Capital Wealth Management, adding that looming...

  • *Emerging corporates bought back $22 bln in 2015- JPMorgan. LONDON, Feb 9- From Mexican homebuilders to Kazakh oil firms, more emerging market companies are buying back their dollar bonds from the market, often paying juicy price premiums that have put a welcome bid into the stressed emerging debt sector. "In periods of volatility and market dislocation it...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banking sector underpinned demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1.3 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, keeping gains in the euro limited.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banks stoked demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, pushing the euro lower against the dollar to $1.1185.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Futures prices for European banks fell on Tuesday, as concerns mounted over the health of the region's top lenders given signs of a global economic slowdown. Futures on the Euro Stoxx Banks index fell 0.7 percent. Borrowing costs in Spain, Portugal and Italy jumped as investors demanded a fatter risk premium over safer German paper, where two-year...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The yield on Japan's benchmark 10- year government bond turned negative for the first time on Tuesday as Tokyo's Nikkei stock index tumbled, boosting investor demand for safe-haven debt. Demand for 10- year JGBs, which now offer sub-zero rates through 10 years into the yield curve, received a fresh boost on Tuesday when the latest bout of global risk...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- S&P 500 e-mini futures fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as a global equity selloff intensified. On Monday, the S&P 500 fell 1.42 percent in U.S. trading. The selloff spread to Asia on Tuesday, pressuring stocks and lifting bonds and gold.

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond yield hit zero percent Tuesday for the first time on record as tumble in Tokyo shares boosted demand for safe-haven debt. Traders reckon that it is a matter of time before the 10- year JGB yield falls into the negative with the Bank of Japan having adopted negative interest rates late last month.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Investors pulled $14 million from the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, run by closely followed investor Bill Gross, in January, according to Morningstar data on Monday. "The fund continues to struggle to bring in new money even as investors sought out fixed-income products in January amid market uncertainty," said Todd Rosenbluth, director of...

  • Rates drop on 3-month and 6-month US Treasury bills Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 5:17 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $37 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.315 percent, down from 0.350 percent last week. The three-month rate was the lowest since these bills averaged 0.305 percent two weeks ago on Jan. 25. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,992.04 while a six-month bill sold for $9,978.77.

  • With more than $10 billion in bonds, the oil and gas producer's balance sheet is under pressure and its equity market capitalization is around just $1.2 billion. That is plenty to pay $500 million in debt due in March, though at least another $1.3 billion will come due through 2018.. Once a Wall Street darling that in many ways symbolized the U.S. fracking...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Jeffrey Gundlach, the widely followed investor who runs DoubleLine Capital, repeated a December warning on Monday that the dramatic slowdown in global growth will trigger a collapse in some credit funds, saying that the high-yield "junk" bond market still has not hit bottom. The VIX, known as Wall Street's fear gauge, has not touched 40 since late...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. Treasuries have notably become a clear beneficiary of that risk-off tone, "said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. Investors noted data showing that China's foreign reserves fell for a third consecutive month in January as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and stem capital outflows.

  • It reported cash on hand of about $1.8 billion on Sept. 30, according to public filings. That is plenty to pay $500 million in debt due in March, though another $1.3 billion will come due through 2018.. Chesapeake, once a Wall Street darling, has struggled since a governance crisis prompted the departure of its founder and former Chief Executive Aubrey McClendon in...

  • The company's shares plunged 51 percent to $1.50 in early trading. Chesapeake, which has more than $10 billion in debt, has been hit by a steep fall in both oil and gas prices. Chesapeake reported cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.8 billion on Sept. 30, according to public filings.

  • *S&P financial index falls about 3 pct. NEW YORK, Feb 8- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Monday, led by banking stocks in Europe and technology stocks on Wall Street on persisting fears of a global economic slowdown, while benchmark 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest in a year on demand for assets deemed less risky. Wall Street continued Friday's...

  • The company's shares plunged 51 percent to $1.50 in early trading. Chesapeake, which has more than $10 billion in debt, has been hit by a steep fall in both oil and gas prices. Chesapeake reported cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.8 billion on Sept. 30, according to public filings.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. "Weakness in global equities is adding pressure on Treasuries," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. Investors concerned about slowing growth noted data showing China's foreign reserves fell for a third consecutive month in January as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan...

  • Feb 8- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average slipping nearly 200 points, as fears of a global economic slowdown worsening rattle investors. *U.S. stocks are coming off Friday's massive tech-led selloff that pushed the Nasdaq to its lowest close since October 2014. *Crude oil prices fell more than 2 percent after a...