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  • BEIJING, March 10- China's plan to run its biggest fiscal deficit since the global financial crisis may help develop its bond market, but the extra competition for funding could sink some of the major providers of local government financing. To service China's 1.12 trillion yuan deficit for 2015, up 170 billion yuan from last year, state borrowers will also turn...

  • March 9- Pacific Investment Management Co is getting out of Canadian government bonds, saying higher yields are needed to compensate for the risk of buying debt after a surprise interest rate cut by Bank of Canada, Bloomberg reported. "If you don't know what they're going to do, you should get paid more money to invest in them than if they were fairly predictable,"...

  • TREASURIES-Euro bond purchases weigh on U.S. yields Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Treasuries prices rose on Monday as yields tracked lower with euro zone interest rates being pressured by the launch of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion euro bond-buying program. The 30- year Treasury was up as much as 1 full point in price and yielding 2.787 percent in late-morning New York trade, after closing on Friday with a yield of 2.839 percent.

  • Spending a trillion euros could prove tricky for ECB Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    LONDON, March 9- Hoarders of euro zone debt could frustrate the European Central Bank's plans to buy a trillion euros of mostly government bonds over the next 18 months, starting on Monday, to revive the bloc's economy. Seeking to soothe concerns the central bank might struggle to meet its 60 billion euros a month spending target, ECB President Mario Draghi argued...

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Monday, after two straight weeks of declines on major indexes and as the benchmark S&P 500 comes off its biggest one-day loss in about two months. Wall Street's recent downtrend has come as investors speculated over whether interest rates could be raised...

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday, continuing a recent downtrend on Wall Street as investors speculated over whether interest rates could be raised sooner than expected. The Dow is also near record levels, while the Nasdaq is 2.4 percent below its record close, which was hit in March 2000.

  • LONDON, March 9- Euro zone bond yields fell on Monday as the European Central Bank and the bloc's national central banks began buying bonds under a 1 trillion euro money-printing programme. It has pledged to spend 60 billion euros a month buying mostly government bonds until September 2016 or until euro zone inflation is pushed back towards its target of just...

  • *Indexes have fallen for two straight weeks. NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, pointing to a continued downtrend on Wall Street as investors continued to question whether an interest rate increase could come sooner than previously expected. The Dow is also near record levels, while the Nasdaq is 2.4 percent below its record close,...

  • LONDON, March 9- Turkey's lira snapped an eight-day losing streak on Monday to trade just off record lows to the dollar, and other European emerging-market currencies firmed as the ECB began its bond-buying programme. A robust jobs report in the United States on Friday boosted the dollar to 11 1/ 2- year highs and pushed up Treasury yields. MSCI's emerging equity...

  • *Europe stocks follow Asia and Wall Street lower. In Europe, most euro zone government bond yields fell on the first day of the European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro bond-buying programme. European stocks opened lower, following falls in Asia and a drop on Wall Street on Friday after the U.S. jobs data.

  • *Europe stocks follow Asia and Wall Street lower. In Europe, most euro zone government bond yields fell on the first day of the European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro bond-buying programme. European stocks opened lower, following falls in Asia and a drop on Wall Street on Friday after the U.S. jobs data.

  • LONDON, March 9- Most euro zone government bond yields fell on the first day of the European Central Bank's sovereign debt purchase programme, with only fears about Greece's funding spoiling Monday's launch party. Other euro zone equivalents opened around 2-5 bps lower, except for Greek 10- year paper which rose on concerns the European Union might reject...

  • HONG KONG, March 9- A debt restructuring plan put forward by Chinese developer Kaisa Group Ltd has steered away from a doomsday scenario for creditors painted in an earlier report, offering an implied haircut that is severe but not too far off current market prices. Mired in crisis after the local government in its home base of Shenzhen blocked sales at some of its...

  • TOKYO, March 9- Japanese government bonds skidded on Monday, following U.S. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after an increase of 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said on Friday. Bank of Japan deputy governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the central bank must ease monetary policy further if the oil-price falls hamper its efforts to ramp up inflation...

  • HONG KONG, March 9- Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Ltd has proposed cutting the interest and extending the maturities of its offshore bonds in a critical debt restructuring plan it needs to get creditors to agree to or risk defaulting on payments. Kaisa, mired in crisis after the local government in its home base of Shenzhen blocked sales at some of its...

  • CHICAGO, March 6- Moody's Investors Service on Friday dropped the credit rating for the Chicago Board of Education to Baa3, just one notch above the junk level, due to pension pressures affecting the school system and the city of Chicago. The two-notch downgrade, affecting $6.3 billion of the school district's general obligation bonds, came a week after Moody's...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- America's tumbling unemployment rate and better-than-expected job gains in February should give Federal Reserve officials confidence this month to pave the way, though not commit, to an interest rate hike in June. While wage gains were only slight, analysts said the Fed was now likely to drop a reference to patience on the timing of a rate hike...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after an increase of 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said. The decline in the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent in January took it to its lowest level since May 2008.

  • BAKU, March 6- Azeri state energy firm SOCAR plans to issue Eurobonds in March, the firm's president said on Friday, following a sharp fall in global oil prices. "We plan to issue Eurobonds before the end of March," Rovnag Abdullayev told reporters. "It's linked to the declining oil price," he added, without elaborating on any other details of the upcoming issue.

  • ATHENS, March 6- Greece will auction 1.0 billion euros of three-month treasury bills on March 11 to refinance a maturing issue, debt agency PDMA said on Friday, announcing its second sale this month as the government faces a cash crunch. Shut out of debt markets and with aid from its official creditors frozen, Athens is scrambling to meet this month's funding needs,...