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  • CARACAS, Feb 23- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is in talks with international banks over refinancing the company's debt, according to its president, as the OPEC member country grapples with major bond payments amid an oil price rout. "We're in the middle of this," Eulogio Del Pino told Reuters about potential debt refinancing as he entered the country's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. "Everything's moving off the oil complex we're still trading off the global risk tone," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. The Treasury saw solid demand for a $26 billion sale of two-year notes on Tuesday, the first sale of $88 billion in coupon-bearing debt this week.

  • With yields across the euro zone broadly stable, the move in Ireland stood out, with 10- year yields rising as much as 7 basis points to a one-week high of 1.07 percent. Meanwhile, news at the weekend that Britain will hold a referendum in June on its continued membership of the EU has raised concerns over how a "Brexit" could affect Ireland. "If there was a Brexit, the...

  • *S&P cut Bahrain below investment grade last week. *New offer shows Bahrain retains access to credit markets. Last Thursday, Bahrain cancelled a $750 million bond sale after Standard& Poor's cut the kingdom by two notches to' BB/B', making Bahrain the first of the wealthy Gulf oil exporters to fall below investment grade in the current downturn.

  • MOST US TREASURIES ERASE EARLIER PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 1.75 PCT.

  • US TREASURY PRICES PARE LOSSES AS OIL, STOCKS PRICES FALL, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 1.78 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. "We're still trading off the global risk tone... everything's moving off the oil complex," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. Two-year note yields also increased before the Treasury is due to sell $26 billion in new notes on Tuesday, the first sale of $88 billion in coupon-bearing debt this week.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.82 PCT.

  • US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.80 PCT.

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Nikko Asset Management's flagship bond fund recently has cut exposure to UK bonds as investor fears of a possible "Brexit" could increase market volatility, its lead portfolio manager said on Tuesday. The fund will remain cautious on British bonds for now but could look for buying opportunities if the UK votes to stay in the European Union- its main...

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Japanese government bond prices gained on Tuesday, supported by wobbly Tokyo stocks and firm results in a 40- year debt auction. The 400 billion yen of 40- year JGBs sold by the finance ministry on Tuesday attracted firm investor bids under such circumstances. The Nikkei was down 0.2 percent, unable to sustain earlier gains made on an overnight rally...

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- An auction of 40- year Japanese government bonds on Tuesday set a highest accepted yield of 1.13 percent, with 28.1632 percent of the bids accepted at that yield, the Ministry of Finance said.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. Treasury prices ended lower on Monday as rising stock and oil prices reduced demand for safe haven debt, and before the government is due to sell $88 billion in new short- and intermediate-dated debt this week. "The market's trading a little bit weaker primarily because risk assets are outperforming," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 22- Argentina's Congress will likely repeal two laws blocking settlement of a court case that has hobbled Latin America's third biggest economy by keeping it locked out of the global bond market, a key lawmaker and analysts said on Monday. The judge on the case wants Congress to repeal laws that allow bond payments to be processed in Buenos Aires...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- The Federal Reserve's top markets official warned on Monday that a trend of U.S. money market firms converting funds from "prime" to "government-only" could be sharply reversed and harm the overall execution of policy when a new Fed tool is eventually dismantled. In a speech on tools the U.S. central bank adopted to wrench interest rates from near...

  • *Investors unnerved by London Mayor Johnson's backing Brexit. *Bond markets also hit, raising UK yields. "Boris has upset the apple cart in going against his party leader," said ETX Capital currency trader Richard Wiltshire, in London.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- Scott Minerd, the global chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners, said on Monday he sees the 10- year Treasury note yield falling to 1 percent, perhaps even lower, before the end of 2016.. Minerd said a barrel of oil at $25 or 10- year Treasuries yielding less than 50 basis points "may seem like crazy numbers, but so do the negative interest rates...

  • DUBAI, Feb 22- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest bank by assets, is planning to issue a U.S. dollar-denominated bond of benchmark size through its Dubai office, sources aware of the matter said on Monday. It would be the second bond issue by ICBC through its office in Dubai's financial free zone, underlining the bank's growing business...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- U.S. Oil prices gained on Monday after the International Energy Agency, the world's oil consumer body, said it expected U.S. shale production to fall this year and next, potentially reducing a glut in supplies that has driven prices to their lowest in over a decade. "The market's trading a little bit weaker primarily because risk assets are...

  • *Bond markets also hit, raising UK yields. The scale of the reaction on sterling, a 2 percent fall to a seven-year low against the dollar, driven chiefly by the defection of London Mayor Boris Johnson to the "out" camp on Sunday, also sent government bond prices lower. "Until now, the Brexit side has lacked the backing of one of the heavyweight figures in UK politics," Citi's...