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  • TOKYO, Nov 26- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Thursday, in response to a surge in their German counterparts brought about by reinforced expectations of further policy easing by the European Central Bank. A regular JGB-buying operation by the Bank of Japan also supported prices. The 30- year and 20- year JGB yields both dipped half a basis point...

  • The class action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accuses Goldman Sachs Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Credit Suisse Group, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA, UBS, Deutsche Bank AG, and the Royal Bank of Scotland of colluding to prevent the trading of interest rate swaps on electronic exchanges, like the ones on which...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street's biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the US $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps. The class action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accuses Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup,...

  • *U.S. bond market to close Thursday for Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. The yield flattening will likely continue into next year, "said Dan Heckman, senior fixed income strategist at U.S.

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices firm before 7-year auction Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    *U.S. bond market to close Thursday for Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Treasuries prices were steady to higher on Wednesday on record low yields for German bonds and data that supported the view of modest U.S. inflation and economic growth ahead of a $29 billion auction of seven-year government debt.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 25- A market interest rate that is key for the European Central Bank and derivatives investors may be overhauled as dwindling volumes are jeopardizing its credibility, the rate's provider told Reuters. Daily EONIA volume dropped to a record low of 8 billion euros earlier this month. The European Money Markets Institute is looking for ways to...

  • *ECB report overshadows Russia- Turkey tensions. These sweeping moves ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting next week overshadowed the reverberations of Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week, which had earlier somewhat tempered investors' risk appetite. said Josh O'Byrne, currency strategist at Citi in London.

  • BEIJING, Nov 25- CITIC Securities Co Ltd on Wednesday said a $166 billion reporting error would not have any impact on the financial results of China's biggest brokerage. Inaccurate monthly reports submitted to the securities association from April to September inflated the size of CITIC's derivative business by 1.06 trillion yuan, the association said on...

  • JGBs firm after solid demand at 20-year sale Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 2:07 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday, bolstered by solid demand at a 20- year auction. Japan's Ministry of Finance offered 1.1 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs, reopening the current issue with a coupon of 1.200 percent. Bank of Japan board member Sayuri Shirai said on Wednesday that changing the size of the BOJ's purchases of JGBs, or buying...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 25- Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Ltd will issue up to one billion yuan of renminbi denonminated bonds in China's interbank market on December 7, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The so-called "panda bond" will be underwritten by Citic Securities and carry a AAA rating from Shanghai Brilliance Credit Rating Co Ltd..

  • CHICAGO, Nov 24- Illinois' credit rating could move even closer to "junk" if its already large pension liability and budget deficit grow, Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday. Moody's said growth in Illinois' chronic unpaid bill pile, a barometer of the state's structural budget deficit, "would elevate liquidity risks and add further credit pressure."

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- Oil prices jumped and government debt prices edged up on Tuesday after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, adding to worries about tensions in the Middle East. Shares of United Continental, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines all were lower. "This has really gotten investors' attention," said Jack Ablin, chief...

  • *Turkey downing Russian warplane spurs safety bids for bonds. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. Bond prices retreated from their initial highs as U.S. oil futures jumped more than 3 percent on worries that an escalation in tensions between Turkey and Russia would disrupt crude exports from the Middle East.

  • *Wall Street expected to open lower. Russia said its plane had been downed over Syria. Wall Street looked set to follow European shares lower, according to index futures.

  • Boom in Japan leveraged ETFs exposes market risk Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 3:10 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 24- Japan's main exchange-traded fund, the world's largest, has become so popular with an investment mandate to double returns that it is distorting the Tokyo futures market and exposing stocks to unexpectedly large price swings. The ETF is by far the most actively traded instrument on the stock exchange, with its daily turnover routinely surpassing...

  • JGBs edge down, 20-year sale in focus Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 2:32 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan offered to buy a total of 1.1 trillion yen in JGBs under its asset purchase plan, including 400 billion yen of JGBs in the 3- to 5- year zone, and 400 billion yen of JGBs maturing between five and 10 years. The central bank offered to buy only 300 billion yen of one-year to three-year bonds, compared with 400 billion yen at its last purchase offer, which...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 23- Standard& Poor's cut Brazilian miner Samarco Mineracao SA's debt rating further into speculative territory on Monday as the deadly dam disaster compromises the finances of the joint venture owned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA. S&P cut Samarco's global scale corporate credit to' BB-' from' BB+', both non-investment grade ratings, and kept its credit...

  • Nov 23- Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake in Xerox Corp, and called the printer and copier maker's shares "undervalued", sending its shares up 7.6 percent in extended trade. Icahn, who recently took stakes in American International Group and Freeport-McMoran Inc, said he would look at getting representation on Xerox's board, as well as pursuing...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ LONDON, Nov 23- Argentine bonds inched up on Monday after opposition candidate Mauricio Macri scraped to a victory in the presidential election on expectations of a more investor-friendly government, traders said, while stocks broadly fell on profit-taking. On Sunday, he won Argentina's first- ever run-off, putting an end to 12 years of Peronist...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 23- U.S. The strong bidding from investors at the $26 billion two-year debt sale was surprising since shorter-dated issues have been under pressure on the notion that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its policy meeting in December. "The path of least resistance is for further flattening," said Mike Lorizio, head of Treasuries trading...