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  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. European debt markets jumped as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled easier monetary policy in tiie euro zone was on its way. "It seems to be following the bund market, which performed strongly today," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 22- A failure by Washington leaders to raise the federal debt ceiling by next month could test whether new regulations have made money market mutual funds more robust. Now Republicans in the U.S. Congress are once again resisting requests to raise the federal debt ceiling, leading to concerns the U.S. Treasury Department might not have enough...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN JUAN, Oct 22- Advisors for several bondholder groups in Puerto Rico are scheduled to meet on Tuesday with advisors for the U.S. Puerto Rico has been trying to persuade different investor groups to sign on to deals to restructure debt. But on Wednesday, the Government Development Bank said it had failed to come to a deal with creditors.

  • UPDATE 1-ECB easing signals knock euro, lift markets Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    *Market effects felt in Switzerland and Scandinavia. LONDON, Oct 22- European stocks and bond markets soared on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled easier monetary policy to come, knocking two U.S. cents off the euro's exchange rate. "Today was a tone-setter for what is to come," said Luke Bartholomew, investment manager at Aberdeen...

  • ESCOBAR, Argentina, Oct 22- Argentina's inflation rate is soaring, state controls shackle the economy and its international bonds are in default, but the ruling party's candidate is still favored to win the presidential election on Sunday. President Cristina Fernandez, a divisive figure loved by many for strengthening the social safety net and vilified by...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Long-dated U.S. Treasury prices were pulled lower by a Wall Street rally on Thursday, while prices on shorter maturities rose on news federal officials were pushing back an auction of 2- year Treasury notes because of the debt-ceiling limit. It's created more safe haven demand for Treasuries in these times of uncertainties with the two-year...

  • *Perrigo shares down about 3 pct; Mylan shares down 4.4 pct. Shares of Perrigo- which also said it would cut about 800 jobs, or 6 percent of its workforce- were down about 3.6 percent in morning trading. Mylan has been repeatedly spurned by Perrigo since April, forcing the generic drugmaker to take its buyout offer directly to Perrigo's shareholders.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp on Thursday voted to adopt long-awaited rules requiring big U.S. banks to post more collateral when they trade in riskier derivatives.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. banking regulators plan to adopt long-awaited rules on Thursday requiring big U.S. banks to post more collateral when they trade in riskier derivatives. "These margining practices will promote financial stability by reducing systemic leverage in the swaps marketplace, and promote the safety and soundness of banks by discouraging the...

  • U.S. regulators set to approve final swaps margin rules Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. banking regulators plan to adopt long-awaited rules on Thursday requiring big U.S. banks to post more collateral when they trade in riskier derivatives. The final rules from the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and other agencies would require banks, asset managers, hedge funds and others to put up roughly 30 percent more...

  • BANK REGULATORS TO APPROVE FINAL MARGIN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNCLEARED SWAPS.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- A grinding political battle over America's national debt led Washington on Thursday to postpone a regular auction of government debt, a reminder that the country once again is just weeks away from a potential default. The Treasury Department said in a statement it would not hold an auction of 2- year notes originally scheduled for Oct. 27...

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Shares edged up in Europe and the dollar made slight gains on Thursday, with investors focusing on the European Central Bank, which is expected to keep the door open to more economic stimulus after its latest policy-setting meeting. Worries that global economic growth is slowing, particularly in China, have depressed stock and commodity markets...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Thursday as gains by U.S. Treasuries and a slip in Tokyo's Nikkei gave the debt market a lift. U.S. bond prices broke a 4- day losing run and rose overnight in the wake of Wall Street's decline.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. Japan's Ministry of Finance data showed exports rose just 0.6 percent in the year to September, against a 3.4 percent gain expected by economists in a Reuters poll. China's economic growth has dipped below 7.0 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2008, and the knock-on effects of the slowdown are spreading through...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Hard-line conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were not rallying behind Paul Ryan's bid to be the next speaker, as party turmoil again overshadowed debt and budget issues that could rattle markets. So far, no such support was evident, though the right-wing Freedom Caucus of about 40 of the House's 247...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. debt prices rise on global-economy worries Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. Japan's Ministry of Finance data showed exports rose just 0.6 percent in the year to September, against a 3.4 percent gain expected by economists in a Reuters poll. China's economic growth has dipped below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis, and the knock-on effects of the slowdown are spreading through Asia.

  • UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico breaks off talks with creditor group Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    Oct 21- The Puerto Rico Government Development Bank said on Wednesday that talks with a group of the island's creditors had ended with no "mutually acceptable arrangement." The GDB, the debt-strapped U.S. territory's chief fiscal agent, said it will not move forward with an exchange offer for GDB notes proposed earlier with the so-called " Ad Hoc Group" of bond...

  • Puerto Rico breaks off talks with creditor group Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    Oct 21- The Puerto Rico Government Development Bank said on Wednesday that talks with a group of the island's creditors had ended with no "mutually acceptable arrangement." The GDB, the debt-strapped U.S. territory's chief fiscal agent, said it will not move forward with an exchange offer for GDB notes proposed earlier with the so-called " Ad Hoc Group" of bond...

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of GM, Coca-Cola results Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    Oct 21- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday, set to reverse the small losses on Tuesday, ahead of earnings reports from heavyweights including General Motors, Boeing and Coca-Cola. *U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday as losses in healthcare and biotech stocks offset gains in Verizon and United Technologies.