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  • US STOCKS-Futures fall as rate hike fears intensify Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    *Futures up: Dow 17 pts, S&P 2 pts, Nasdaq 10 pts. June 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday, following three straight days of losses on rising speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise rates as soon as September. The data is due at 10:00 a.m. ET.

  • *Picks Fransi Capital, GIB Capital, NCB Capital for deal. DUBAI, June 9- Saudi Arabia's Al Othaim Real Estate and Investment Co, owner of five shopping malls in the kingdom, has revived plans to issue a debut local currency Islamic bond, probably after the summer, two sources aware of the matter said on Tuesday. Also known as Othaim Malls, the firm has picked the...

  • JGBs gain after solid auction results, U.S. bonds Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 1:26 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 9- Japanese government bond prices gained on Tuesday after a "liquidity enhancing" auction of existing long-dated JGBs attracted solid bids and U.S. bond prices rebounded on concerns about the risk of default by Greece. The auction of 300 billion yen JGBs with 15 to 39 years left to maturity produced strong results. The market was also helped by gains in...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 19 Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England regulator David Bailey takes part in panel discussion at FIA derivatives conference- 1030 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann to give welcome remarks at Bundesbank lecture- 0800 GMT. HELSINKI- European Central Bank council member Erkki Liikanen to speak on monetary policy at a conference organized by Finland's...

  • *Greece worries rekindle safety bid for U.S. bonds. Treasuries yields fell on Monday with benchmark yields retreating from seven-month highs as concerns about Greece and its ability to avert default renewed safe-haven investor demand for lower-risk government debt. Greece delayed a 300 million euro payment to the International Monetary Fund last week and...

  • *Greece worries rekindle safety bids for U.S. bonds. Treasuries yields fell on Monday with benchmark yields retreating from seven-month highs as concerns about Greece and its ability to avert default renewed safehaven demand for low-risk government debt. Greece delayed a 300 million euro payment to the International Monetary Fund last week and rattled...

  • SHANGHAI, June 8- China's Guangxi Non-Ferrous Metals Group Co. Ltd., a state-owned metal producer controlled by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China, warned on Monday that it might miss a payment on a bond maturing on June 13. The default risk was related to a 1.3 billion yuan 4.48 percent coupon medium term note issued in 2012, the firm said in a...

  • TOKYO, June 8- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Monday after U.S. payrolls data strengthened the case for an early rate hike by the Federal Reserve and as market players braced for auctions of long-dated bonds planned this week. The MOF plans to sell 300 billion yen of paper with 15 to 39 years left to maturity on Tuesday. The market showed no reaction to...

  • Greek bid for debt relief faces euro zone scepticism Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 7- Greece wants to restructure its huge public debt through cheaper refinancing, longer maturities, a write off of some principal and turning some debt into perpetual or GDP-linked bonds, but the plans have no support in the euro zone so far. A restructuring has been one of the key demands from Greece in its negotiations with creditors on new...

  • *Rapid development of derivatives in China attracting new traders. SHANGHAI, June 7- The rapid liberalisation of Chinese derivatives markets has attracted a new breed of creative traders employing complex trading strategies that can generate quick profits- and an extra dollop of risk- in China's runaway stock boom. For the most part the strategies and the...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 6- South Africa's National Treasury said on Saturday electricity supply constraints were getting government attention at the highest level after rating agency Fitch said an unstable power supply had led it to cut growth forecasts. South Africa is building three large-scale power stations to reduce chronic electricity shortages that...

  • NEW YORK, June 5- Argentina must pay $5.4 billion to more than 500 "me-too" holders of defaulted debt before it can pay the majority of its creditors, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, adding to the pressure facing the South American country. In the latest development in long-running litigation by creditors seeking full repayment on Argentine bonds following its $100...

  • LONDON, June 5- A debt restructuring deal for Ukraine seemed far off on Friday, after its finance ministry and creditors accused each other of a lack of engagement in talks and Kiev dismissed the offer from bondholders as unacceptable. Kiev and a creditors' committee led by Franklin Templeton had earlier held a teleconference aimed at reaching a deal to enable...

  • NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. benchmark Treasury debt yields on Friday posted their best weekly performance in two years after data showed the world's largest economy created more jobs than expected last month, bolstering prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September. U.S. nonfarm payrolls increased by 280,000 last month, the largest gain since...

  • *Oil pares gains on strong dollar; OPEC keeps output steady. While uncertainty over Greece weighed on sentiment in Europe, a surprisingly strong U.S. labor market report for May pared equity losses in Europe and lifted Treasury yields. Wall Street opened lower but cut its losses after two hours of trading.

  • TREASURIES-Yields jump on robust U.S. jobs data Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    *U.S. nonfarm payrolls rise to 280,000. NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. benchmark Treasury debt yields jumped to their highest since October on Friday after data showed the world's largest economy created more jobs than expected last month, lifting prospects for a U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department...

  • LONDON, June 5- The dollar strengthened against the euro, U.S. and euro zone government bond yields rose and U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday after above-forecast U.S. jobs data that bolstered the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest rate in September. The euro fell as low as $1.1077 from around $1.1220 just before the numbers were released.

  • INVESTMENT FOCUS-Traders renew attack on Greece ETF Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 8:53 AM ET

    *Many still expect Greece to stay in euro zone. Global investors looking for exposure to Greece, which has shown signs of recovery but remains scarred by the debt crisis of the last five years, have alighted on the ETF as a way to trade the country while avoiding the risk of owning shares of individual Greek companies. Now, as acrimonious negotiations with creditors...

  • LONDON, June 5- Emerging equities fell for the tenth straight session to hit two-month lows on Friday as a global bond market sell-off continued and Greece's future in the euro zone looked increasingly precarious. MSCI's emerging stock index slipped 0.4 percent on the day, on track for a third straight week of losses, while MSCI's Asia-Pacific ex- Japan...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's trillion dollar pension fund expects the yen to remain weak against the dollar, meaning there is no immediate need for it to hedge against the risk of it turning stronger, the fund's head said on Friday. Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, said that since the United States is expected to raise interest rates...