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  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds poured $8.1 billion into stock funds in the latest week, marking the biggest inflows since Nov. 2013 on views that recent weakness has made U.S. shares more attractive and overseas stocks remained promising. Investors committed $2.3 billion to funds that specialize in U.S. shares in the week ended Feb. 3,...

  • SAN JUAN, Feb 10- Creditors of Puerto Rico's sales tax authority, COFINA, made a counter-offer on Wednesday to Puerto Rico's Feb. 1 debt exchange proposal, saying they would extend maturities but forgo cuts to principal that the original offer would entail. Under Puerto Rico's Feb. 1 proposal, COFINA holders would face repayment reductions of about 51 percent.

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS OF 1.71 PERCENT AFTER SOLID AUCTION.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved rules governing swaps that involve foreign dealers with trading desks on U.S. soil. The top securities regulator proposed the rules in 2013 and then revised the draft in April in an effort to better fit the highly illiquid derivatives markets that the SEC oversees.

  • *Nigeria suffering its worst economic crisis for decades. LAGOS/ ABUJA, Feb 10- Nigerian Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun plans to travel to China next week, aiming to negotiate a loan of up to $2 billion to help fund record budget spending, financial and government sources said on Wednesday. They also said Nigeria- which is suffering its worst economic crisis for...

  • Feb 10- Creditors of Puerto Rico's sales tax authority, COFINA, on Wednesday proposed a counter-offer to Puerto Rico's Feb. 1 debt exchange proposal, under which they would extend maturities but not sustain the cuts to principal that Puerto Rico's original offer would entail. The plan is sponsored by senior COFINA creditors, who hold about $7.6 billion of...

  • US TREASURIES ERASE MOST EARLIER PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 1.72 PERCENT.

  • *Treasury to sell $23 billion 10- year notes. Treasury yields increased on Wednesday as stock markets stabilized, reducing demand for safe haven debt, and before the United States is due to sell $23 billion in new 10- year notes. "The Treasury market is off a little bit because European equities and domestic equities caught a stabilizing bid of some sort ahead of...

  • Feb 10- Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday, but U.S. stock futures eased some of their gains after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said conditions in the United States would allow the Fed to pursue "gradual" adjustments to monetary policy. However, tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global...

  • LONDON, Feb 10- Global government borrowing costs slumped to record lows this week as a combination of financial volatility, banking stress and slowing growth and inflation saw a flight to top-rated, liquid assets amid talk of ever lower interest rates. Yields have tumbled since the turn of the year as fears over China's economy, plunging oil prices and...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS STEADY AFTER YELLEN STATEMENT, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 1.76 PERCENT.

  • Feb 10- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday, with oil prices staging a modest recovery, ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance before Congress. *Wall Street closed lower for the third session in a row on Tuesday, after a sharp fall in crude battered the energy sector.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Guggenheim Partners is launching a new fixed-income exchange-traded fund on Wednesday, bringing its approach to risk management to a roiling corporate bond market. "The world of fixed-income today is becoming a risk-off market," said Anne Walsh, one of the funds' other portfolio managers, who said China's currency could devalue further and oil...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- The Bank of Japan said on Wednesday it would expand its bond lending scheme to reduce possible shortages of government bonds in the market, which could be exacerbated by the central bank's new policy to introduce negative interest rates. The BOJ said it will increase the amount of JGBs it can lend to brokers and banks to one trillion yen per each issue,...

  • JGBs slip on profit-taking ahead of public holiday Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 2:04 AM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, as investors took profits ahead of a public holiday and a day after the benchmark yield slipped into negative territory for the first time. JGBs have soared, putting downward pressure on yields, since the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates on Jan. 29, under which banks have to pay interest on...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. "The mood in the market is very much' sell today, ask questions later' which is a boost for Treasuries and that flight to safety is led by fear," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "Stocks found a bottom so Treasuries are adjusting and trading in line with that, but investors are still skittish," said Stanley Sun,...

  • UBS puts salaries on ice as bank shares fall Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 1:45 PM ET
    People enter the building of the Swiss bank UBS in Midtown Manhattan

    UBS has reacted to the financial market turbulence by freezing salaries for its investment bankers until at least mid year. The FT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. "There's a broad array of factors driving investors into Treasuries from fear about European banks, worries about financial market contagion and the possibility that you have financial weakness leading to perhaps a full-blown recession," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "Stocks found a bottom so...

  • *$6 trillion of negative-yielding bonds globally. LONDON, Feb 9- With the historic fall in Japan's 10- year government bond yield below zero on Tuesday, the value of government bonds around the world registering negative yields is now above $6 trillion. Just two months ago, there were $3 trillion of bonds around the world with negative yields, and only 18 months ago...

  • Feb 9- U.S. stock indexes were set to open lower on Tuesday, as cautious investors doubled down on safer assets amid increasing concerns of a sustained slowdown in global economic growth. 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. Japan's Nikkei...