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  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 10- Argentina has failed to pay interest to holders of defaulted debt who agreed last year to receive payment locally instead of abroad in order to sidestep U.S. court rulings, an investor association said. The South American country tipped back into default in July after refusing to settle with a small group of U.S. hedge funds that were awarded...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 11- The dollar hovered at one-month highs versus the yen early on Wednesday, bolstered by gains in Treasury yields, while uncertainty over a new debt deal for Greece kept a cloud over the euro. Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, an inflation hawk, said a June hike was an "attractive option" and San Francisco Fed President John Williams said economic...

  • Ten-year Treasury notes on Tuesday yielded as much as 2.016 percent, a high last seen on January 9, and were last trading at 1.9897 percent, falling 12/ 32 in price, according to Thomson Reuters data. "That's four consecutive down days, and we are still showing some of the hangover from the good nonfarm payrolls report on Friday," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income...

  • Feb 10- It may not take a Greek default or Chinese slump to end the bull market if we get something as prosaic as a strong U.S. recovery. That's despite the Fed itself forecasting something quite different: with the median Fed official expecting interest rates at 2.5 percent by January 2017, against the 1.375 percent priced in by futures markets.

  • Feb 10- Ratings agencies Fitch and Standard& Poor's warned on the long-term ratings of four Greek banks as uncertainty surrounds Greece getting financial support from the European Central Bank. The European Union aims to clinch an interim debt deal with Greece although there are "low expectations" for a breakthrough at meetings of ministers and EU leaders...

  • Venezuela says ready to pay March bond payments Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    CARACAS, Feb 10- Venezuela has the cash ready to make debt payments due in March, Finance Minister Rodolfo Marco said on Tuesday. "I want to inform the country and the world, we already have the resources to pay the maturities of the bonds in March 2015," he said at a news conference. The 1 billion euro Global 2015 issue comes due on March 16.

  • Ten-year Treasury notes on Tuesday yielded as much as 2.016 percent, a high last seen on January 9, and were last trading at 1.9897 percent, falling 12/ 32 in price, according to Thomson Reuters data. "That's four consecutive down days, and we are still showing some of the hangover from the good nonfarm payrolls report on Friday," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income...

  • *Euro under pressure over Greece. Treasury yields, while the euro was weighed down by official comments and media reports on the progress of discussions over a new debt deal for Greece. The euro sank below $1.13 in morning trade in Europe, but recovered some of its losses after a report said European officials would make a compromise proposal to give Athens...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday after two straight declining sessions, with index futures jumping after a report of a proposal for a 6- month debt extension for Greece as negotiations continued. *The European Commission said earlier it had low expectations that meetings of euro zone finance ministers and EU leaders this week would produce a final...

  • *S&P cuts Saudi outlook, Bahrain and Oman ratings. Taken together, S&P's actions were the biggest move by a rating agency in the Gulf since the price of Brent crude plunged below $60 a barrel in December, from $115 last June. It lowered the ratings of the two financially weakest states in the Gulf Cooperation Council by one notch- Bahrain fell to "BBB-/A-3," and Oman to "...

  • *Greek debt worries, Ukraine conflict sap risk appetite. LONDON, Feb 10- Nerves over Greece's future in the euro and the conflict in Ukraine dragged on European markets on Tuesday, while bets on the likelihood of a U.S. interest rate hike nudged the dollar higher and oil prices held steady after a rebound. European stocks fell 0.3 percent and the euro slipped towards...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese government bond prices dropped on Tuesday after an re-offering auction of long-term bonds drew tepid demand from brokerages, many of which have been. The 300 billion yen re-offering of bonds maturing in 15 to 40 years by the Ministry of Finance drew tepid bidding. Few people seemed to be building a long position at the auction, "said Takeo...

  • *Microsoft bond deal holds center stage. The declines reversed an earlier rally during European trading hours as investors spooked by Greece's stand-off with the European Union and deadlier fighting in Ukraine shifted funds to safe-haven government debt. Geopolitical worries were shouldered aside by a massive, unusually long-dated bond offering by...

  • SAN JUAN/ NEW YORK, Feb 9- Puerto Rico said on Monday it would appeal a U.S. ruling that voided the island's restructuring law, saying it left it in legal limbo and struggling to find a way to manage its debt load. "We are left deprived of the only instrument available to manage our debt in an organized form," Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Cesar Miranda said in a statement.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Greek financial markets sank further on Monday after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a speech showing little intention of sticking to the terms of the international bailout keeping Greece afloat. Other European markets also felt some limited selling pressure due to concerns about Greece, which had its credit rating cut by Standard& Poor's on...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Buenos Aires is aiming to get better pricing than the sovereign when it comes to market with a new bond in the days ahead, hoping to show it is a better credit than Argentina itself. Two investors who met with city officials said Buenos Aires wants to price inside the sovereign's curve on a planned five-year non-call two bond to refinance debt...

  • Treasury debt prices rose on Monday as global investors sought shelter in safe-haven sovereign debt due to Greece's stand-off with the European Union and deadlier fighting in Ukraine. Economic data showing a drop in China's imports and exports aggravated worries about global growth outside the United States, according to analysts. "Concerns over the Greek...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Greek financial markets sank further on Monday after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a speech showing little intention of sticking to the terms of the international bailout keeping Greece afloat. Other European markets also felt some limited selling pressure due to concerns about Greece, which had its credit rating cut by Standard& Poor's on...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 9- China stocks rebounded on Monday as excitement around the launch of the country's first stock options offset worries over the economy following worse-than-expected trade data. Financial shares, which represent some of the most heavily weighted stocks on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, climbed after the bourse launched options that offer...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Monday after a solid reading on U.S. non-farm payrolls hit Treasuries to send their yields spiking. A regular bond-buying operation by the Bank of Japan, a part of its extensive monetary easing scheme, and sluggish Tokyo shares helped limit JGB losses. Treasury yields jumped on Friday, with the benchmark 10-...