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  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5- Argentina made a formal debt payment offer to U.S. creditors who hold its defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end a more than decade-long legal battle that transformed the South American country into a financial markets pariah. The offer, which asks creditors to take a reduced payment, followed five days of talks in New York between...

  • NEW YORK— Two of six leading bondholders that years ago refused Argentina's invitation to trade their bonds at steep discounts have agreed to settle their longstanding claims after the South American nation offered bondholders with cases in federal court in Manhattan $6.5 billion in what a court-appointed mediator described Friday as a "historic...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Florida will come to the market with $1.2 billion in revenue bonds on Feb. 8 issued by the State Board of Administration Finance Corporation, formerly known as the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. Standard& Poor's Rating Agency raised the credit's rating on the bonds to AA from AA- based in part on the consistent growth in the assessment...

  • TREASURIES-Prices rise as oil, China concerns weigh Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. Oil fell on Friday afternoon before a meeting on Sunday between Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino, who is trying to rally support among oil producers for action to boost prices, and his Saudi counterpart Ali al-Naimi. "There is a lot of talk and speculation as it relates to China," while credit indicators for banks have been weakening, said...

  • US TREASURIES PARE EARLIER PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.86 PCT.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- More than 500 mutual funds have stock holdings worth more than $1.5 billion in three gun manufacturers: Vista Outdoors, Sturm Ruger and Smith& Wesson. Find out if you are invested in guns and ammo with this list. Fund Vista Sturm Smith& Total Outdoors Ruger Wesson investment.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Finnish and Irish held their ground on Friday with both countries waiting for credit rating reviews that could affect investor demand for their debt. Moody's was expected to remove Finland's top AAA rank and Fitch to raise Ireland to A from A-. "Both these reviews could have an impact on investors who base their investment decisions on ratings,"...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. Since Obama was elected in 2009, mutual funds have raised their stakes to about $510 million from $30 million in the nation's two largest gun manufacturers with publicly traded shares, Smith& Wesson Corp and Sturm, Ruger& Co. The White House declined to comment on Obama's...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday along with Treasury yields, but global stocks fell after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the labour market and left investors with a muddled view on rate hike prospects. Non-farm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month, well below forecasts of 190,000 while the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate was at 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008, the Labor Department said on Friday. It makes the case that inflation is possible in the U.S. against the backdrop of a lot of the financial turmoil that we've been seeing, "said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist...

  • US TREASURIES REVERSE EARLIER PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 1.83 PERCENT.

  • Feb 5- U.S. stock index futures turned negative on Friday after data showed employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month, below the 190,000 expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:31 a.m. ET:.

  • TWO-YEAR TREASURY NOTE YIELDS INCREASE 3 BPS AFTER DATA TO 0.74 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE AFTER JOBS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.85 PERCENT.

  • Feb 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as investors awaited the January employment report that could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook. The data is expected at 8:30 a.m. ET. *Stocks have had a rough start to 2016, hurt by tepid U.S. growth, falling oil prices and concern that the world faces a China- led slowdown.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Ukraine's restructured Eurobonds extended losses on Friday as fears grew over the fate of the ruling coalition and its IMF bailout, though a reduction in U.S. rate rise bets continued to support other emerging assets. MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.4 percent after shares in Hong Kong and Mumbai rose around half a percent.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 5- Taiwan's banks are facing losses of millions or possibly billions of dollars from customer defaults on a popular derivative product- falling victim to the unexpected slide in China's currency. The island's financial regulator is scrambling to get a grip on the issue after China surprised global markets in August by devaluing the yuan.

  • JGBs mostly higher, 10-year yield edges near zero Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 2:12 AM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 5- Japanese government bond prices soared on Friday, with the benchmark 10- year yield edging near zero percent after Japanese share prices plunged on a rise in the yen, undermining any benefits from the Bank of Japan's negative interest rates. The 10- year yield fell 3.0 basis points to 0.025 percent. The five-year yield fell 3.5 basis points to minus...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Investment vehicles that funneled more than $100 billion into U.S. pipelines, storage and other facilities during the shale boom now face an existential crisis after oil tumbled so low that it upended assumptions about risks and returns they offer. The collapse in stock prices of such master limited partnerships as Plains All American and...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 4- Canada will not rush to lift sanctions against Iran, despite calls to scrap the measures quickly so Canadian companies can compete for contracts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. The United States, the European Union and other major nations have already lifted some of their punitive measures following a deal struck last...