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  • TOKYO, Feb 12- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Friday as profit taking emerged after a volatile week that saw debt yields sink to record lows. Bond yields had declined steadily after the BOJ adopted negative rates on Jan. 29. Mediocre demand at Friday's liquidity-enhancing auction, under which the Ministry of Finance sells existing JGB issues to the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered creditors suing Argentina over defaulted bonds to establish why orders that restricted it from servicing its restructured debts should not be vacated after the country's $6.5 billion offer to settle the dispute. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan gave bondholders until mid-February to show why the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered creditors suing Argentina over defaulted bonds to establish why an order that restricted it from servicing its restructured debts should not be vacated after the country's $6.5 billion offer to settle the dispute. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan gave bondholders until mid-February to show cause why...

  • U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $1.4 BLN OUTFLOWS; STOCK ETFS POST $100 MLN OUTFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered creditors suing Argentina over defaulted bonds to establish why an order that restricted the it from servicing its restructured debts should not be vacated after the country's $6.5 billion offer to settle the dispute. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan gave bondholders until Feb. 18 to show cause why the...

  • *10- yr Treasury yields hit 1.53 pct, lowest since Aug 2012. *Dollar hits lowest vs yen since October 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock markets fell worldwide on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector, with MSCI's global stock index dropping to more than 20 percent below its all-time high, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit...

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $551 MLN INFLOWS; FIRST INFLOWS SINCE MID NOVEMBER- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS POST $4.1 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.6 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • The island's top adviser, Jim Millstein, and one of its key creditors, Nader Tavakoli, chief executive officer of Ambac Financial, traded barbs during a panel on Puerto Rico's financial future. Puerto Rico, currently, cannot use U.S. bankruptcy law to work out its debt problems, but it is lobbying federal lawmakers for access to it or something similar.

  • Double the chaos: Amped-up funds flourish amid turmoil Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too? "They're not for mom-and-pop investors," says Michael Sapir, chief executive of ProShare Advisors, one of the biggest players in this niche of investing.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- After a brutal selloff that sent shares of small companies reeling, some investors have been starting to come back selectively to some of those stocks, but for the group as a whole, recovery could take a while. The index is down 27 percent from its June 2015 high and three quarters of the companies in that index have lost at least 20 percent, which puts...

  • *Treasury sells $15 billion of 30- year bonds at auction. NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. "In our view there is a mini-financial crisis impacting Treasury prices," said Bo Christensen, chief analyst at Danske Invest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • SAN JUAN, Feb 11- A bill to restructure more than $8 billion of debt at PREPA, Puerto Rico's struggling power utility, could encounter resistance from legislators over its potential to privatize some PREPA operations and impose an independent board, the utility's debt restructuring chief said on Thursday. Fixing PREPA's debt is seen as a key step in resolving an...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. muni bond yields track Treasuries lower Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 1:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Yields on AAA-rated municipal bonds fell on Thursday, according to preliminary data, tracking Treasuries lower on worries over global growth and the effectiveness of central bank policy. Yields on the bonds fell 5-7 basis points in 2026-2046 maturity with lesser declines posted in shorter maturities, according Municipal Market Data, a unit of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- BlackRock Inc's chief strategist for fixed income said on Thursday his unit is shifting its approach to bond markets on new expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve may need to loosen monetary policy. The strategist, Jeffrey Rosenberg, said upward pressures on the U.S. dollar are being relieved by reduced expectations the Fed will normalize...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The U.S. dollar slid to its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide stumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The dollar hit its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst week...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Fears that the negative interest rates employed by a growing band of central banks could be doing irreparable damage to the financial sector are spurring a search for even more radical alternatives. The Bank of Japan has just become the latest central bank to join the sub-zero club, Sweden took its rates even deeper into negative territory on...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Morgan Stanley is poised to pay $3.2 billion to settle federal and state charges that it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities that later soured during the financial crisis, the New York Attorney General's office said on Thursday. The case stems from an investigation by the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities...