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Investing Securities

  • TOKYO, Oct 25- Longer-dated Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Tuesday as the market witnessed firm investor demand at a 20- year debt auction. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield was unchanged at minus 0.060 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, at Tuesday's 1.1 trillion yen 20- year JGB sale rose to 3.49 from 3.33 at the previous auction...

  • CARACAS, Oct 24- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA said on Monday a long-awaited bond swap had enabled it to delay until 2020 $2.8 billion in debt originally maturing next year, giving the cash-strapped company a financial breather. "The debt swap will help but does not eliminate default risks which remain dependent on oil prices," said oil analyst Luisa...

  • Treasury to sell $26 billion in 2- year notes on Tuesday. *German and UK bond yields rise. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S.

  • Treasury to sell $26 billion in 2- year notes on Tuesday. *German and UK bond yields rise. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- The junk-rated Chicago Public Schools will be selling up to $1 billion of new and refunding bonds pending approval of its governing board later this week. The nation's third-largest public school system wants to issue up to $840 million of general obligation bonds to fund capital improvements using a $45 million property tax hike approved by...

  • *Austria says could sell 70- year bonds in near future. LONDON, Oct 24- Portugal's borrowing costs tumbled to six-week lows on Monday after it passed a crucial ratings test, while yields in neighboring Spain fell sharply on signs that 10 months of political deadlock may be near an end. In Spain, conservative leader Mariano Rajoy was set to secure a second term in...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. Yields on benchmark German Bunds rallied from three-week lows, while UK bonds rose from one-week troughs. "We're basically taking our direction from the global bond market," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • LONDON, Oct 24- Oil prices have re-established their role as the key driver of market-based inflation expectations in the euro zone, potentially bolstering a perception that the European Central Bank could start to wind down its bond-buying stimulus scheme. Oil prices fell on Monday as Iraq said it wanted to be exempt from a deal among the Organization of the...

  • Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as a flurry of deal activity boosted investor confidence. *AT&T was down 2.1 percent at $36.72 in premarket trading after the telecommunications company said it would buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion. Time Warner Inc was up 0.36 percent at $89.80.

  • Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as a flurry of deal activity boosted investor confidence. *AT&T was down 2.1 percent at $36.72 in premarket trading after the telecommunications company said it would buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion. Time Warner Inc was up 0.36 percent at $89.80.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Prospects that the presidential election will inject a hefty dose of volatility into U.S. stock markets are fading fast as Republican Donald Trump's victory odds lengthen. In a Reuters poll of equity strategists earlier this month, a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton was viewed as the more positive outcome for stock prices in the near term.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Chinese ten-year treasury futures for December delivery sold off on Monday by the most since August, as investors took profits after a sharp run-up in government debt and traders eyed tighter liquidity as a result of suspected currency market intervention to support the yuan. Xia Haojie, bond futures analyst at Guosen Futures, said the market...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese government bonds were mostly down on Monday in quiet trade ahead of a 20- year sale. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance will auction 1.1 trillion yen of 20 year JGBs, followed by a sale of 2- year notes on Thursday. Data issued early on Monday showed Japan's trade balance at a surplus of 498.3 billion yen, versus the median estimate of a 341.8...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese government bonds were mostly down on Monday in quiet trade ahead of a 20- year sale. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance will auction 1.1 trillion yen of 20 year JGBs, followed by a sale of 2- year notes on Thursday. Data issued early on Monday showed Japan's trade balance at a surplus of 498.3 billion yen, versus the median estimate of a 341.8...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Prospects that the presidential election will inject a hefty dose of volatility into U.S. stock markets are fading fast as Republican Donald Trump's victory odds lengthen. In a Reuters poll of equity strategists earlier this month, a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton was viewed as the more positive outcome for stock prices in the near term.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Puerto Rico's financial oversight board on Friday said litigation brought by creditors against the U.S. territory should remain on pause while the island works to resolve $70 billion of debt its government has said it cannot pay. PROMESA, signed by President Barack Obama on June 30 after earning bipartisan support in Congress, called for...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 21- Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris and some creditors of Oi SA are considering pouring up to $1.5 billion into the debt-laden Brazilian telecoms carrier, whose in-court reorganization has failed to gain traction amid rows between bondholders and shareholders, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The purpose of the...

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Nigeria's stock exchange, Africa's second largest, will push back the launch of derivatives trading to 2017, starting with stocks futures once a clearing house has been established, its chief executive Oscar Onyema said on Friday. "We have been working very hard to set up a central counter-party clearing house that meets G20 standards," Onyema told...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Friday as expectations the Federal Reserve would raise U.S. interest rates by year-end offset demand for bonds following comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on bond purchases. Any discussion on ECB policy would occur at its Dec. 8th meeting.

  • Oct 21- U.S. municipal market supply will likely be among the highest in a decade when an estimated $16.7 billion of bonds and notes goes up for sale next week, lead by deals from New Jersey and Alaska. With $16.5 billion in expected bond sales and $213 million in notes, according to Thomson Reuters estimates on Friday, the week would be one of the 10 biggest for supply...