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  • Shares in mining and trading firm Glencore, which plummeted on Monday on the back of sliding commodity prices, rose 6 percent after it sought to reassure investors over its debt situation. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 2 percent, and U.S. stock futures pointed to a rise of around 1 percent at the open on Wall Street. "The market is a bit oversold but there are still worries...

  • JGBs edge down slightly, BOJ buying limits losses Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 1:12 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday in thin trading as Japan's fiscal half-year drew to a close, with losses kept to a mimimum on support from central bank buying operations. The Bank of Japan offered to buy a total of 1.18 trillion yen of JGBs in 4 tranches under its asset purchase programme, including 400 billion yen in the 1- year to 3-...

  • BOSTON, Sept 30- One-in-four U.S. large-cap mutual funds have increased their stakes in energy companies this year and many have suffered heavier losses than their peers as a result of ill-timed bets. BMO's Large-Cap Value Fund boosted it energy exposure to 13 percent from 10 percent at the end of February after buying more shares of ExxonMobil Corp and refiner...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- Albania's tax collection rate is among the lowest in the world, but that is not stopping it from issuing a new Eurobond of between 300 million to 500 million euros, Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Tuesday. Rama, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, confirmed Albania will issue a bond. Albania's 27 percent tax collection rate...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. "There's a lot of concern about commodities and the Fed, but everyone's got their eye on how global markets are trading first," said Justin Lederer, a Treasury analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. In afternoon U.S. trading, 10- year Treasuries were up 10/ 32 in price to yield 2.057 percent, the lowest since August 26.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also said it sued a former financial adviser at UBS Financial Services Inc of Puerto Rico, claiming he misled investors who bought $50 million of shares in the funds, which invested heavily in Puerto Rico municipal bonds. SEC said it will collect $15 million in disgorgement, interest and penalties from UBS of Puerto...

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Lenders remain supportive of embattled commodities trader and mining company Glencore, which has around $13 billion of liquidity available and can finance its debt maturities for two years, sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. Glencore's shares rose sharply on Tuesday after the company said that it remained "operationally...

  • A major casualty of the metals price plunge is Glencore, whose bonds and shares have tanked to a record low. Fears of job cuts by Glencore and other mining firms are weighing on the assets of producing nations, especially Zambia whose kwacha currency plunged 17 percent on Monday to record lows. Glencore has mooted slashing 3,800 jobs in Zambia, where it is the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- Bond investors reduced their net bearish or short bets on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries relative to their bullish or long bets to the lowest level since early February, according to a J.P. Morgan survey released on Tuesday. The move came as financial markets remain volatile on worries about a global economic slowdown and some Federal Reserve...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. In addition, Federal Reserve members including Chair Janet Yellen, Governor Lael Brainard and Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer are scheduled to speak later in the week. However, the gyrations in energy, commodity and equity prices have dominated flows so far as investors react to China's slowed economic growth.

  • Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures were up on Tuesday, a day after concerns about waning demand from China and a selloff in health care shares rattled investors and added to the uncertainty around the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase. *Goldman Sachs said it expects sales growth for S&P 500 companies in aggregate to shrink this year for the first time in five...

  • TOKYO, Sept 29- Japanese government bond prices gained on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks sank to an 8- month low, leaving investors eager to buy safe-haven debt. Short-term JGBs like 2- year bonds are in constant demand as the Bank of Japan are heavy buyers of the maturity under its JGB-buying scheme. Tokyo's Nikkei dropped more than 2 percent as fears about China's...

  • SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29- Foreign investors could pull up to another billion dollars out of embattled Malaysia's bond markets this week, pushing the country a step closer to a currency reserves crisis that would send shudders across the region. Malaysia's markets have been ground down since July, primarily by the escalating political fallout from...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Sept 28- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took his city fiscal push to New York on Monday to seek to convince skeptical municipal bond investors that Chicago is determined to fix its sagging finances which have dragged down its credit ratings and dramatically raised borrowing costs. The visit followed his appearance at a city-sponsored investor...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- U.S. A 30 percent plunge in shares of London-listed mining and trading company Glencore and an 8.8 percent drop in Chinese industrial firms' profits triggered the most recent investor anxiety, dragging copper below $5,000 a tonne. "Weaker-than-expected Chinese industrial profits and a continued selloff in commodities carried on through the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- U.S. A 30 percent plunge in shares of mining giant Glencore traded in London, and an 8.8 percent drop in Chinese industrial firms' profits triggered the most recent investor anxiety, dragging down copper below $5,000 a ton. "We are still trapped between the various parts of the global market that aren't doing well and expectations for good U.S. data,"...

  • US BENCHMARK 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS OF 2.12 PCT.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Monday as concerns about the economic health of China and other big emerging markets hurt risk sentiment and increased demand for safe-haven U.S. bonds. An 8.8 percent drop in Chinese industrial firms' profits and a 30 percent plunge in miner Glencore's London- traded stocks triggered the latest round of jitters,...

  • Sept 28- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday after data showed a better-than-expected increase in consumer spending in August, adding to the case for an interest rate increase this year. New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley added to the expectations of an early rate increase, suggesting the central bank could pull the trigger as soon as in...

  • *Bumi to meet lenders by Sept. 30, agree framework by Oct. 15. JAKARTA, Sept 28- Indonesian coal miner PT Bumi Resources Tbk said on Monday it plans to put forward to creditors a revised debt restructuring plan to take into account reduced cash flows as a result of depressed coal prices. The company has total outstanding debts of $3.984 billion owed to creditors...