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  • *Record short interest levels at some solar firms- Markit. Markit said short interest levels had risen to all-time highs at Solarcity and SunEdison, and had been climbing in the Guggenheim Solar Exchange Traded Fund, which includes Solarcity and SunEdison in the fund. Markit added that hedge funds had also increased their short bets on electric car...

  • Not all Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 9:17 AM ET

    *Record short interest levels at some solar firms- Markit. Markit said short interest levels had risen to all-time highs at Solarcity and SunEdison, and had been climbing in the Guggenheim Solar Exchange Traded Fund, which includes Solarcity and SunEdison in the fund. Markit added that hedge funds had also increased their short bets on electric car...

  • Not all Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 9:17 AM ET

    *Record short interest levels at some solar firms- Markit. Markit said short interest levels had risen to all-time highs at Solarcity and SunEdison, and had been climbing in the Guggenheim Solar Exchange Traded Fund, which includes Solarcity and SunEdison in the fund. Markit added that hedge funds had also increased their short bets on electric car...

  • Dec 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, tracking Asian gains on tentative signs that a slowdown in China was stabilizing. The Department of Commerce is likely to report a slight dip in construction spending for October and automakers will report sales figures for November. *Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is scheduled to speak at an event at...

  • SAN JUAN/ NEW YORK, Dec. 1- Puerto Rico faces a moment of truth on Tuesday, as the island owes a $355 million payment- a possible default which could trigger lawsuits, further spook investors and undermine the island's efforts to climb out of $72 billion in debt. The payment on bonds issued by the U.S. commonwealth's financing arm, the Government Development Bank, are...

  • Long-dated JGBs slightly firmer after solid auction Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 1:14 AM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 1- Long-dated Japanese government bond prices were slightly firmer on Tuesday after an auction of 10- year JGBs attracted solid demand though the shorter end was softer in line with reduced buying in the sector by the Bank of Japan. The auction of 2.4 trillion yen 10- year bonds maturing in December 2025 attracted bids 3.56 times the offer, above the...

  • BOSTON, Dec 1- Will Danoff, one of the U.S. mutual fund industry's best stock pickers over the past 25 years, is tapping the brakes on funding so-called unicorn companies, saying the prospects for fast growing private businesses before they go public may be fading. Danoff, 55, is not a household name and lacks the swagger of hedge fund managers such as Pershing...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 1- China major stock indexes opened down on Tuesday after activity in China's vast manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in November to hit its lowest level since Aug 2012. China CSI300 stock index futures for December fell 0.3 percent, to 3,486, -70.72 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 1- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday along with other regional bourses, with ETFs targeting Chinese markets rebounding following recent sharp losses. As of 0107 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.4 percent to 8,356.63 points. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.151 to T $32.679 per U.S. dollar.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 30- U.S. Top Fed officials including Chair Janet Yellen will speak this week, as investors await possible clues about the scheduled Dec. 16-17 Federal Open Market Committee meeting. "While the Fed speakers won't explicitly say that they'll raise rates in December, we'll be looking for commentary that continues to suggest liftoff is in December," said...

  • TREASURIES-Bond prices up ahead of data-heavy week Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 30- U.S. Speakers will include Chair Janet Yellen, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard. "While the Fed speakers won't explicitly say that they'll raise rates in December, we'll be looking for commentary that continues to suggest liftoff is in December," said Tom Simons, money market strategist at...

  • *China overcoming its reluctance to allow bond defaults. *Beijing caught between desire for reform, risk to banks. SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Nov 15 (Reuters)- China looks set to allow more bond defaults as part of its market reform agenda, but domestic ratings agencies and bond investors are still betting Beijing will lose its nerve, for fear of hammering its banks.

  • *Firms says default certain for repayments on $500 mln 2020 bonds. HONG KONG, Nov 11- China Shanshui Cement warned investors it will default on more than $300 million of onshore debt payments due on Thursday and will seek to appoint liquidators, a sign Chinese authorities are more willing to let weak firms fail. "It's a sign that bailouts are not for everybody and...

  • Last month, solar producer Baoding Tianwei Group became China's first ever state-owned company to default on a bond coupon payment, showing Beijing's increasing willingness to let companies go bust in a bid to reform its corporate market. Although onshore and offshore bondholders have equal standing in China's bankruptcy law, lawyers and investors who...

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- China's Baoding Tianwei Group said it has not yet raised enough funds to make a bond interest rate payment due later on Tuesday. "As of the time of this announcement, our company has not yet raised the funds to pay interest, and the probability of making the payment has become highly uncertain," a notice posted by the company on the website of China's...

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- The deadline for Baoding Tianwei Group to make an interest payment on a bond due on Tuesday passed without payment, a China bond clearinghouse official said, marking the first default by a state-owned firm. The company said in a statement on the China bond clearinghouse website that it was unable to make the payment on time.

  • Nov 30- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday ahead of a week of heavy economic data culminating in the November jobs report and an anticipated meeting by the European Central Bank. *Investors are preparing for a Dec. 4 non-farm payrolls report ahead of a widely expected decision by the U.S. *The U.S. central bank has not raised interest rates since...

  • TOKYO, Nov 30- Japanese government bonds were firm on Monday, supported by bullish euro zone and U.S. debt, although caution ahead of an auction of 10- year maturities capped the market and limited price movements. Japan's finance ministry will sell 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs on Tuesday. Euro zone government bonds continued to gain, boosted by expectations...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 29- A year after China's financial regulators squared up to the systemic perils of "shadow banking," the threat is shifting to a booming corporate bond market, and risky borrowers' debt is finding its way into products aimed at retail investors. New corporate bond issuance leaped to 914 billion yuan in the third quarter, accounting for 29 percent of all...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 27- Investors in exchange-traded funds added nearly $7.7 billion to U.S.-based stock funds during the week ended Nov. 25, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed Friday, moderating a wave of withdrawals by mutual-fund investors from risky assets. Those investors took $4.7 billion out of stock funds and another $3.5 billion from taxable...