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  • BUENOS AIRES, March 23- Argentine Finance Minister Luis Caputo said demand for Swiss franc bonds had exceeded the 400 million Swiss francs the country sold on Thursday, and that the timing of a return to the global bond markets would depend on the advice of banks. Argentina plans to sell $10 billion in bonds on the international market this year.

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- A new reorganization plan from Brazil's debt-laden phone carrier Oi SA boosted shares on Thursday, but analysts continued to focus on the need for fresh capital after a heavy fourth-quarter loss. Oi's Chief Executive Marco Schroeder told Reuters that the company generates enough cash to meet financial obligations and make necessary...

  • TREASURY YIELDS TURN HIGHER AS WALL STREET CLOSES LITTLE CHANGED, 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 2.416 PCT.

  • *Treasury sells $11 bln, 10- year TIPS. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. President Donald Trump made a final push on Thursday to win over skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities.

  • BOSTON, March 23- Thirteen years ago Eric Mindich set what has been called a record when he raised $3 billion for his new hedge fund Eton Park. The firm oversees $7 billion in assets and kicked the year off with a modest performance, neither losing nor making money for clients. Last year was far tougher, and Eton Park ended the year with a 9 percent loss as assets shrunk...

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- Brazilian telephone operator Oi SA expects a new in-court reorganization plan to go to a creditor vote by the end of June, Chief Executive Officer Marco Schroeder said on Thursday. In a conference call with investors and analysts, Schroeder said the updated plan has not yet been submitted to the Rio de Janeiro court where the debt-laden...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS AS STOCKS GAIN, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.42 PCT.

  • *Czechs sell three times more bills than planned, demand surges. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, March 23- Demand surged for Czech Treasury bills at an auction on Thursday and the government sold three times the planned amount, to benefit from expectations that the central bank will end its "weak crown regime" soon. It has more than tripled its foreign currency reserves to defend...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. President Donald Trump faces a vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama. There is a growing consensus of people who perhaps think that the healthcare bill might not pass, and maybe the market got a little ahead of itself with the expectations of what...

  • STOCK INDEX FUTURES TURN LOWER, DOW JONES FUTURES DOWN ABOUT 0.1 PCT, S&P, NASDAQ FUTURES FLAT.

  • March 23- U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher on Thursday as investors turned their attention to President Donald Trump's first significant policy test, as he looks to gets a healthcare bill passed in Congress. *The benchmark index is trading at about 18 times expected forward earnings, compared with a 10- year average of 14, according to Thomson...

  • TOKYO, March 23- The Bank of Japan announced on Thursday it would take extra measures to alleviate a likely shortage of Japanese Government Bonds among brokers during the period covering the end of the Japanese fiscal year at the end of this month. The conditions were likely to only get worse towards the end of this month as investors become more reluctant to...

  • *State banks prepare 2.9 trillion won bailout plan for Daewoo. SEOUL, March 23- South Korean state banks are preparing a fresh $2.6 billion bailout for floundering Daewoo Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering Co Ltd, which has built up huge losses from offshore projects and risks missing debt repayments. Daewoo, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy...

  • TOKYO, March 23- Japanese government bonds were supported on Thursday by the firmness in U.S. bonds and waning expectations that the Bank of Japan could raise its bond yield target later this year. The benchmark 10- year JGB futures rose 0.06 point to 150.48, while the yield on the benchmark 10- year cash JGBs stood flat at 0.055 percent. U.S. bond yields hit a...

  • *State banks prepare 2.9 trillion won bailout plan for Daewoo. SEOUL, March 23- South Korean state banks are preparing a fresh $2.6 billion bailout for floundering Daewoo Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering Co Ltd, which has built up huge losses from offshore projects and risks missing debt repayments. Without the infusion of funds, Daewoo is not expected to be able...

  • *State banks prepare 2.9 trillion won bailout plan for Daewoo. SEOUL, March 23- South Korean state banks are preparing a fresh $2.6 billion bailout for floundering Daewoo Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering Co Ltd, which has built up huge losses from offshore projects and risks missing debt repayments. Without the infusion of funds, Daewoo is not expected to be able...

  • *State banks prepare 2.9 trillion won bailout plan for Daewoo. SEOUL, March 23- South Korean state banks are preparing a fresh $2.6 billion bailout for floundering Daewoo Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering Co Ltd- a group that has built up huge losses from offshore projects and risks missing debt repayments this year. Without the infusion of funds, Daewoo is not...

  • *Daewoo bankruptcy would hit S.Korea economy by 48.4 trillion won economic damage-regulator. SEOUL, March 23- State banks will extend South Korea's foundering Daewoo Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering Co Ltd a new 2.9 trillion won bailout, but only if bondholders and other creditors agree to swingeing debt-equity swaps, the country's financial regulator...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill. People are losing confidence in a swift moving set of congressional reform, said Ian Lyngen, head of U.S. rates strategy at BMO Capital...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill. People are losing confidence in a swift moving set of congressional reform, said Ian Lyngen, head of U.S. rates strategy at BMO Capital...