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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- For all that some investors fear Britain leaving the European Union, holders of government debt have barely blinked, with prices near a three-year high last week and foreign investors making record purchases. By pushing a rise in Bank of England interest rates further into the distance,' Brexit' could be a short-term boost for holders of much of...

  • JGBs slip after BOJ skips bond buying operation Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 1:48 AM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 8- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Monday after the Bank of Japan skipped its bond buying operation, forcing traders who were counting on the BOJ's bids to sell their position into the market. The 10- year JGB yield rose 1.5 basis points to 0.040 percent. The price of 10- year JGB futures dipped 0.09 point to 151.31, their first daily decline...

  • BOSTON, Feb 7- Fidelity Investments plans to unveil a new pitchman on Sunday in television commercials that feature Will Danoff, the unassuming portfolio manager of its behemoth $103 billion Contrafund. The last time Boston- based Fidelity used a portfolio manager in a television advertising campaign was nearly 20 years ago. The silver-haired Peter Lynch,...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors on Saturday praised the speed with which new Argentine President Mauricio Macri made a cash offer to holders of defaulted bonds aimed at ending a long and bitter dispute that has strangled government finances. A financial markets pariah since defaulting on a record $100 billion in 2002, Argentina proposed on Friday a...

  • Investors welcome Argentina's swift offer to holdouts Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 12:14 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors on Saturday praised the speed with which new Argentine President Mauricio Macri tabled a cash offer to holders of defaulted bonds aimed at ending a long and bitter dispute that has strangled government finances. A financial markets pariah since defaulting on a record $100 billion in 2002, Argentina proposed on Friday a...