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  • DuPont bonds widen on Dow merger talk Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 9- DuPont bonds widened while Dow notes steadied Wednesday following reports that the companies are in talks to merge and then break up into different entities. DuPont bonds were quoted 10 bp-20bp wider while Dow Chemical paper was broadly unchanged, according to a buyside trader who attributed Dow's relative outperformance to short-covering.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 9- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to take Ukraine to court if Kiev fails to repay a $3 billion Eurobond to Moscow. "Take them to court then," Putin told a government meeting on Wednesday. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said earlier on Wednesday that Ukraine had 10 days after the Moscow- held Eurobond falls due on Dec. 20 to...

  • Dec 9- The European Central Bank is not expected to top up the 60 billion euros a month it is currently spending on buying government bonds, according to a Reuters poll that also predicted steady growth but weak inflation in the coming year. "Mario Draghi's bad habit of creating market expectations by public appearances without having previously secured...

  • Dec 9- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday after China's consumer inflation rose slightly but remained under the government's 3 percent target for the year and commodity prices stabilized. *Data showed China's November consumer price index surprised on the upside, rising 1.5 percent on-year from 1.3 percent in October.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 9- South Korea has set December 15 as the date it will issue 3 billion yuan worth of yuan-denominated bonds in the Shanghai- based Chinese interbank market, South Korea said on Wednesday. In doing so South Korea will become the first foreign country to issue sovereign "Panda" bonds in China. A book-building of the three-year "Panda" bonds will be...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Jeffrey Gundlach, the widely followed investor who runs DoubleLine Capital, said on a webcast on Tuesday that the junk bond market has come under severe selling pressure ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week. The commodities market has been facing monstrous declines with copper prices, as an example, down 37 percent since July...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Yields on U.S. "We have seen oil stabilize a little bit and that's why yields have recovered a little bit, but we're talking of tight ranges here," said Stan Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura in New York. U.S. crude fell below $37 per barrel and Brent below $40 for the first time since early 2009 as a global glut intensifies, although by late afternoon...

  • Dec 8- Worries about bond market liquidity illustrate little more than the fact that if you remove a subsidy, the price goes up. In this case the subsidy was from the public purse to banks, and through them to market liquidity as banks tried to make as much as they could from artificially cheap funding and easy money. "To be sure, to some extent this may reflect the fact...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Price swings in the energy market weighed on stocks and exchange-traded funds again on Tuesday, hitting the shares of oil producers for the fifth consecutive trading day. Markets in energy-infrastructure stocks were active as well, as Kinder Morgan lost 6.5 percent. Exxon Mobil Corp fell 1.9 percent, Chevron Corp was down 1 percent and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Oil price swings weighed on stocks and exchange-traded funds again on Tuesday, hitting the shares of energy producers for the fifth consecutive trading day. Kinder Morgan lost 4.8 percent, while Exxon Mobil fell 1.9 percent, Chevron Corp was down 0.4 percent and Schlumberger Ltd fell 1.2 percent. The SIG Oil Exploration and Production index hit...

  • *Oil prices slide further, hitting U.S. *U.S. to auction three-year notes. NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 8- Oil derivative traders are preparing for crude prices to fall further in the coming months, but few expect Goldman Sachs' worst-case scenario of a drop to $20 a barrel to happen any time soon. The options market indicates investors are braced for U.S. crude prices to drop to around $35 in the first half of 2016, but most do not expect a steeper...

  • Dec 8- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday as oil prices steadied but remained close to their 7- year low and weak trade data out of China reignited fears of a global economic slowdown. *Chipotle Mexican Grill shares fell 5.6 percent to $521 in premarket trading after 30 Boston College students fell ill after eating at the company's restaurant over the...

  • A host of companies such as Lukoil, Aeroflot and Sistema are meeting investors in London on Tuesday, led by the Moscow Exchange and Alexei Kudrin, the influential former finance minister who is credited with building up Russia's hefty rainy day savings funds. So far this year, Russian firms have raised less than $3 billion in debt overseas, a far cry from the $60...

  • Congress is playing with fire over Fed power Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen

    Congress is making the wrong decisions about the power withheld from the Fed, says Harvard Professor Hal S. Scott.

  • KIEV, Dec 8- The majority of holders of a $300 million Eurobond issued by the city of Kiev have approved the terms of a proposed debt restructuring, the issuer said on Tuesday. "The percentage of notes... were submitted was 91.82 percent, of which 99.0 percent of votes were in favor of the extraordinary resolution," Kiev city council said in a statement.

  • HOLDERS OF KIEV'S $300 MLN EUROBOND HAVE VOTED IN FAVOUR OF A PROPOSED DEBT RESTRUTURING- STATEMENT.

  • *$3 trillion- plus government bond market coming of age. *Returns of 3 pct and up appeal to funds starved for yield. LONDON, Dec 8- It is still happening at a snail's pace, but with yields stuck around zero across developed markets, the search for decent returns from government bonds is finally drawing the world's biggest asset managers towards China.

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- Japanese government bond prices gained modestly across the board on Tuesday thanks to weaker Tokyo stocks and strong investor demand for new 30- year debt. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield fell half a basis point to 0.320 percent. The yield curve flattened on the strength of super long JGBs, which were boosted by solid results to Tuesday's 800 billion...

  • DIARY-Government Debt Auctions to Jan 28 Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    For other diaries, please see:. Australia time is in Australian eastern daylight time. 09 Dec Sweden Auction of Government bonds 09 Dec Norway Auction of Government Bonds 09 Dec Germany 3 bln Eur Auction of 2- year Federal Note 10 Dec United States Sale of 30- year bonds 10 Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction.