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  • OSLO, Aug 19- Norway's $870 billion sovereign wealth fund reported its first quarterly loss in three years on Wednesday, hauled down by sliding bond and stock markets. The value of the fund's bond holdings- which account for about a third of its portfolio- fell by 2.2 percent in the April-June quarter as yields increased in its main markets, including the United...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS REVERSE DECLINE, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.19 PERCENT.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS FALL AFTER CONSUMER PRICE DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS DROP TO 2.17 PCT.

  • Aug 19- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday as Chinese stocks had another roller coaster ride and as investors await the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting for clues on when interest rates will be increased. The Fed minutes will be released at 2 p.m. ET. *The People's Bank of China devalued the yuan last week, triggering an avalanche of selling...

  • ANALYSIS-Get used to cheap oil, derivatives markets say Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    *Five-year spreads below $20; near $30 in 2008/ 9. Contracts for delivery of crude oil in the future on the big commodities markets such as the New York Mercantile Exchange and the InterContinental Exchange show the price of oil in five years' time has collapsed in recent months. U.S. crude now costs around $42 a barrel for delivery next month, and only about $20 more...

  • Long-dated JGB yields bounce back from 3-1/2-month lows Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 2:50 AM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 19- The yields on long-dated Japanese government bonds bounced back on Wednesday after their fall to 3-1/ 2- month lows triggered profit-taking in volatile trade. JGB yields initially fell on rising concerns on the global economic outlook and sell-off in Chinese shares, with the 30- year JGB yield falling to 1.380 percent, its lowest since May 1.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 19- China stocks opened down over 2 percent on Wednesday, extending previous day's sharp losses amid growing uncertainty over the monetary policy outlook. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.2 percent, to 3,737.6, 10.58 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.1 percent, to...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 19- China stocks open down over 2 percent on Wednesday, extending previous day's sharp losses amid growing uncertainty over the monetary policy outlook. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.2 percent, to 3,737.6, -10.58 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.1 percent, to...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- DoubleLine Capital's co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach warned on Tuesday that it might be premature for the U.S. The Los Angeles- based DoubleLine Capital had $76 billion in assets under management as of June 30. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, DoubleLine's largest portfolio by assets and run by Gundlach, had positive inflows in July.

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise before Fed meeting minutes Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. "The market is on tenterhooks trying to figure out what the Fed is going to do," said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago. A discussion in the minutes of tools the Fed has to help manage an interest rate hike may be viewed as an indication that they are closer to raising rates, said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD...

  • NEW YORK Aug 18- Puerto Rico postponed until later this week its first bond sale in public markets since it defaulted, investors said on Tuesday, an offering that according to Fitch ratings agency may attract high-yield municipal funds. According to data company IPREO, the $750 million deal for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority was slated to price on...

  • MOST TREASURIES TURN FLAT, ERASING EARLIER PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 2.18 PCT.

  • Aug 18- Puerto Rico may attract high-yield municipal closed-end funds to its first sale in public markets since its governor said in June that the island's debt was unpayable, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday ahead of the $750 million sale of water authority bonds. A return of municipal closed-end fund managers to Puerto Rico would be a source of liquidity for the...

  • US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.20 PCT.

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise as housing starts improve Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. "It's a solid number, its consistent with the tone of underlying improvement in the housing market," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in July that the economy faces constraints from an underperforming housing market.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.18 PERCENT.

  • Aug 18- U.S. stock index futures followed world bourses lower on Tuesday after Chinese shares slumped 6 percent and disappointing results from Wal-Mart. *Wal-Mart shares fell 2.5 percent to $70.09 in premarket trading after the Dow component reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its full-year forecast. *U.S. oil prices and...

  • TOKYO, Aug 18- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Tuesday as the market took cues from overnight gains in U.S. Treasuries and a dip in Tokyo shares. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield declined half a basis point to 0.385 percent, crawling back towards a three-month trough of 0.355 percent struck last week in the wake of China's surprise yuan devaluation.

  • China stocks recoup early losses to edge higher Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 9:41 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Aug 18- China's major stock indexes opened lower on Tuesday but quickly recouped losses. China CSI300 stock index futures for August rose 0.5 percent, to 4,006.8, 67.93 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.7 percent, to 23,984.3 points.

  • PUERTO RICO GDB LIQUIDITY UP FROM MAY PARTLY DUE TO TRANS BOND DEAL; STRICT DISBURSEMENT POLICY; DEPOSITS FROM PUBLIC ENTITIES- CHIEF OF STAFF.