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  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.95 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS FALL AFTER MANUFACTURING DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS DROP TO 1.93 PCT.

  • LONDON, Feb 1- Hedge funds have ramped up bets on a devaluation of China's yuan since the Bank of Japan cut interest rates into negative territory, with the bias towards yuan falls in options markets hitting its highest on record on Monday. "Since the Bank of Japan was so dovish last week, all of these countries are under a lot more pressure to devalue," said a dealer with...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. "There's definitely concern about growth," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A. Benchmark 10- year notes were last down 2/ 32 in price to yield 1.94 percent, after dropping to 1.91 percent in overnight trading, the lowest since Oct 2.

  • SAN JUAN, Feb 1- Puerto Rico on Monday announced a major exchange offer to creditors that could reduce its debt by about $23 billion, the opening salvo in efforts to resolve the island's crippling $70 billion debt crisis. With a 45 percent poverty rate and the steady exodus of its population to the United States, Puerto Rico is trying to crawl out of its economic...

  • TOKYO, Feb 1- Japanese government bond prices soared on Monday as the Bank of Japan's surprise introduction of negative interest rates last week drove yields for up to almost nine years below zero. If conditions like this persist, people will come to a conclusion that they just have to buy, "said Tadashi Matsukawa, head of fixed income investment at PineBridge...

  • *China official manufacturing PMI at lowest since 2012. MANILA, Feb 1- Gold advanced at the start of the month on Monday, extending gains after ending January with its biggest monthly gain in a year, amid a softer dollar and uncertainty over the global economy. Strong inflows into gold exchange-traded funds, Chinese buying ahead of the Lunar New Year and support...

  • BOSTON, Jan 30- Fidelity Investments, one of the largest investors in pre-IPO companies, boosted the value of office space provider WeWork Companies Inc by 53 percent in December, the mutual fund company disclosed on Saturday. Boston- based Fidelity placed a new valuation on a Series E stake in WeWork that it acquired in June. WeWork's valuation in Fidelity's...

  • Money managers, including hedge funds and other big speculators, raised their combined futures and options position in New York and London by 15,717 contracts to 68,053 in the week to Jan. 26, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said. "It looked as if up to last Tuesday, you had a big influx of money-manager longs- that would explain why up until Tuesday last...

  • Jan 29- Vanguard Group Inc, the world's biggest mutual fund company, has applied to create a new share class for some funds that would charge investors as little as 0.01 percent, or $1 for every $10,000 invested, annually. The company plans to apply the fee for at least two funds, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, according to a...

  • *Caesars wants a decision before a March trial in New York. CHICAGO, Jan 29- The bankrupt operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp will soon ask a U.S. judge to shield its parent from $12 billion of lawsuits to facilitate a debt-cutting rescue deal, but approval could set a bad precedent for creditors. Hedge fund bondholders have sued Caesars in New York and...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- BlackRock Inc said on Friday it will change the benchmarks on four iShares Treasury exchange-traded funds from Barclays' Treasury bond indexes to ICE's Treasury bond indexes, effective on or after March 31. The funds are among the most popular U.S. taxable bond ETFs with combined assets of nearly $36 billion, according to data from Morningstar.

  • *Japan move turns focus back on ECB, Fed. LONDON, Jan 29- Euro zone bond yields tumbled on Friday, with German yields recording their biggest monthly fall in over 3-1/ 2- years following a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to adopt negative interest rates. In Europe, Germany's 10- year Bund yield fell 7 basis points to 0.26 percent, its lowest level since late April 2015.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it is leaving the door open to large bailout loans for countries with questionable ability to repay debt, but has revised its rules for such rescues. Last week, the IMF ended the 2010 lending exemption that allowed major bailout loans to Greece, Ireland and Portugal and helped to ease a European...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Short-dated gilt yields were on track for their biggest monthly drop since 2010 on Friday after the Bank of Japan cut a key policy rate below zero, further weakening the case for a near-term hike by the Bank of England. British government bond prices jumped after the unexpected decision from the BOJ, which followed the European Central Bank in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. Treasury yields fell to four-month lows on Friday after the Bank of Bank of Japan surprised investors by introducing negative rates in a further effort to stimulate the country's flagging economy. "The big news overnight was Japan going to negative rates, which quickly gave a bid to Treasuries and for that matter all of fixed income in general,"...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS INCREASE SLIGHTLY AFTER GDP, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS RISE TO 1.93 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE GAINS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.91 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE OCT 2.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS FALL TO 2.73 PERCENT.

  • Jan 29- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate below zero, and ahead of data on U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter. *The report, due at 8:30 a.m. ET, may set off another bout of selling on the stock market as investors, already worried about weak global growth, flee to less risky assets.