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  • June 15- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, tracking world markets, after talks on ending a deadlock between Greece and its international creditors failed on Sunday. *Talks between Greece and its creditors broke up after less than an hour, raising prospects of Athens being unable to repay $1.8 billion dollars owed to the International Monetary Fund by...

  • *Failure in Greece talks hits shares in Europe and Asia. After weeks of minor ebbs and flows on the stop-start negotiations, bond markets across the euro zone signaled alarm that a deal may not be reached by mid-year, when Athens must repay 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund. Shares in Europe and Asia fell, led lower by banks.

  • In a response to AirAsia shares falling to five-year lows, the CEO said the group plans to issue as much as $150 million in convertible bonds at each of its Philippine and Indonesian associates. Fernandes, who has led AirAsia's rise to a billion-dollar business from a two-plane operation in 2002, wrote in his letter that the company may also sell and lease back up...

  • SINGAPORE, June 15- AirAsia Bhd, Asia's biggest budget airline, plans to raise funds at loss-making associates by issuing up to $300 million in bonds and may sell planes to help cut group debt, Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said in a letter to investors. Fernandes, who has steered AirAsia into a billion-dollar business from a two-plane operation in 2002, said the...

  • JGBs sag on auction caution, lack of BOJ operation Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 15- Japanese government bond prices sagged on Monday on caution towards an upcoming auction and as the Bank of Japan did not conduct a regular debt-buying operation as some expected. Japan's finance ministry will offer 2.5 trillion yen of five-year JGBs on Tuesday. In addition to Tuesday's five-year sale, the market awaited policy meetings by the...

  • SINGAPORE, June 15- Budget carrier AirAsia Bhd is planning a convertible bond issue of as much as $150 million at each of its Philippines and Indonesian associates, and may sell and lease back up to 20 aircraft of the group's fleet this year, group chief executive Tony Fernandes said in a letter to investors. AirAsia officials had no immediate comment on the letter.

  • *Athens cannot borrow more without relief- source. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, June 14- Greek negotiators were expected to press international creditors for debt relief on Sunday as European leaders turned increasingly confrontational, trying to force Athens into accepting more austerity and reform in return for cash. Even Germany's Social Democrat leader, hitherto...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, June 14- Greek negotiators were expected to press the country's international creditors for debt relief on Sunday as Europe stepped up pressure on Athens to offer major concessions on austerity and reform or face dire consequences. Neither side doubts the urgency of reaching a deal as Greece must repay 1.6 billion euros to the International...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- Global corporate bond defaults are running at their fastest pace, year-to-date, since 2009, Standard& Poor's said in a study published on Friday. More than half of the 2015 defaults are in the United States, the study showed. "We have clearly hit a fair amount of volatility in the market right now," Diane Vazza, head of global fixed income research at...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices steady on Greece worries Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 3:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. There remained no progress in Greece's negotiations with its lenders on a deal to avert default, a move that traders fear would roil global financial markets. With Athens owing the International Monetary Fund a 1.6 billion-euro payment at month's end, senior euro zone officials have formally discussed a Greek default for the first time,...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- Overstock.com Inc may soon expand its first private offering of digital bonds from $25 million to as much as $200 million after its initial offering was significantly oversubscribed, Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne said. "At 5 percent, I would definitely take the $200 million," he said. Overstock was the first U.S. company with annual sales...

  • IMF angry at Greeks but frustrated at euro zone too Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, June 12- When the International Monetary Fund announced it had ordered its team home from stalled debt talks with Greece, the gesture of frustration was aimed chiefly at Athens but also at euro zone governments, sources familiar with the talks say. But by mentioning financing, the IMF also wanted to signal is exasperation at European...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices rise on Greece concerns Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. With Athens owing the International Monetary Fund a 1.6 billion euro payment at month's end, senior euro zone officials have formally discussed a Greek default for the first time, several of them told Reuters. That's sending people for cover, "said Justin Hoogendoorn, fixed income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, June 12- Investors are betting that the healthcare sector's strong run will not be held back for long even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act. "Option activity over the last few weeks in hospital stocks suggests that the options market is betting on a post- Supreme Court decision rally," said Anshul Agarwal, equity derivative...

  • Outflows from energy ETPs continue in May -BlackRock Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    Some $540 million exited energy ETPs globally last month, following net withdrawals of $1.2 billion in April, data from asset manager BlackRock showed. "The gains were getting a bit ahead of themselves given the elevated inventory levels," said Martin Arnold, global commodity and FX strategist at ETF Securities, an issuer of ETPs. He noted that OPEC had not cut...

  • LONDON, June 12- Ukraine's creditors could invoke clauses allowing them to demand payment of all its bonds at a stroke if Kiev carries out its threat to slap a moratorium on debt payments, a top source familiar with the situation told Reuters. Ukraine, which has so far made all required payments, last month passed a law allowing it to halt payments.

  • ATHENS, June 12- Greece will auction 1.0 billion euros of three-month Treasury bills on June 17 to refinance maturing debt, its third sale of short-term treasury paper this month, the country's debt agency said on Friday. As it continues to wrangle with its euro zone backers and the International Monetary Fund to lighten the reforms they demand in return for...

  • TOKYO, June 12- Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday in sympathy with rallying bond prices in Europe and the United States, after the International Monetary Fund team walked away from negotiations with Greece. U.S. and European bond yields fell despite strong U.S. retail sales data on concerns about Greece and strong demand at bond auctions in the...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- The sharp bond market selloff is starting to pinch American consumers and companies, causing a mild economic tightening that, if sustained, could raise alarms at the Federal Reserve and even delay a plan to hike interest rates in coming months. And I do think that they will try to micro-manage the market, "said Craig Dismuke, chief economic...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- The U.S. Signs of a deadlock in Greece's debt talks rekindled safety bids for Treasuries, helping send benchmark yields to their steepest one-day fall in over two weeks. "We backed up with Europe, and the 30- year auction went really well," said Larry Milstein, head of U.S. government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.