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  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Tuesday as gains on Wall Street stocks trimmed safehaven demand for bonds, lifting benchmark yields further from their near 3-1/ 2 years lows set last week. "We are in a very technical market, We are waiting for clues from the FOMC minutes and economic data later this week," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at...

  • The company, which has a grace period of 30 days to make the payment, said it has retained PJT Partners LP and Vinson& Elkins LLP to advise its board in reviewing its debt. Houston- based Energy XXI had $3.62 billion in long-term debt, excluding current maturities as of Dec. 31. Net loss attributable to the company's shareholders widened to $1.31 billion in the fourth...

  • Feb 16- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as Brent crude oil prices hit a 12- day high after four of the world's largest producers agreed to freeze output. *Oil prices, which has been on a roller-coaster ride this year, rose more than 1 percent after the move by Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to tackle a global supply glut. *Besides oscillating oil...

  • The offshore rig contractor on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, becoming the first U.S. energy-related company to seek court protection from creditors this year amid a plunge in oil prices. The company had long-term debt of about $2.57 billion and cash of $732 million at Sept. 30,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese government bond yields dropped on Tuesday, as the Bank of Japan's negative interest rate policy came into effect. In a bid to get banks to lend more and thus prompt businesses and savers to spend more money, the BOJ announced on Jan. 29 that it will adopt negative rates, following a path taken by the European Central Bank and the Swedish and Swiss...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW Feb 15- Emerging market funds starved of new sovereign debt this year should relish the prospect of Russia selling $3 billion of bonds- but their lawyers are warning them of guilt by association. That helped cut Russian Eurobond sales last year to under $3 billion, a fraction of the amounts raised each year before sanctions. The Russian state itself,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Monday as Tokyo stocks rebounded after last week's rout, curbing bids for safe-haven debt. The Bank of Japan bought 1.27 trillion yen of one- to 10- year JGBs on Monday. Japan's Nikkei share average climbed more than 6 percent on the heels of a rally in European bank stocks and on Wall Street.

  • BRATISLAVA, Feb 13- Slovakia should take advantage of negative yields on its sovereign debt to invest in major public infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday as campaigning for next month's general election heats up. Following estimated growth of 3.6 percent last year, Slovakia's economy is expected to expand by 3.2 percent in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.3 percent decline in December. "The upbeat retail numbers provided a rebound and the fear-trade we saw all week seems to have moved on for now," said Kathy Jones, chief fixed...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- A recent tightening of credit for U.S. companies is threatening to undermine economic growth, making it less likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said this week it was still too soon for the central bank to change its view that rate hikes are needed, a position supported by a still-robust pace...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.3 percent decline in December. "It's a strong report and it will give investors some confidence that the economy is still in relatively good shape and it will restore some...

  • TOKYO, Feb 12- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Friday as profit taking emerged after a volatile week that saw debt yields sink to record lows. Bond yields had declined steadily after the BOJ adopted negative rates on Jan. 29. Mediocre demand at Friday's liquidity-enhancing auction, under which the Ministry of Finance sells existing JGB issues to the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered creditors suing Argentina over defaulted bonds to establish why orders that restricted it from servicing its restructured debts should not be vacated after the country's $6.5 billion offer to settle the dispute. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan gave bondholders until mid-February to show why the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered creditors suing Argentina over defaulted bonds to establish why an order that restricted it from servicing its restructured debts should not be vacated after the country's $6.5 billion offer to settle the dispute. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan gave bondholders until mid-February to show cause why...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered creditors suing Argentina over defaulted bonds to establish why an order that restricted the it from servicing its restructured debts should not be vacated after the country's $6.5 billion offer to settle the dispute. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan gave bondholders until Feb. 18 to show cause why the...

  • U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $1.4 BLN OUTFLOWS; STOCK ETFS POST $100 MLN OUTFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • *10- yr Treasury yields hit 1.53 pct, lowest since Aug 2012. *Dollar hits lowest vs yen since October 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock markets fell worldwide on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector, with MSCI's global stock index dropping to more than 20 percent below its all-time high, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit...

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $551 MLN INFLOWS; FIRST INFLOWS SINCE MID NOVEMBER- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS POST $4.1 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.6 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.