Investing Securities

  • ARGENTINA LAUNCHES US$2.75BN THREE-YEAR BOND AT 6.25%.

  • April 19- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, tracking a rise in crude after a strike by oil workers in Kuwait affected production from the OPEC country. *Wall Street rallied on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing above the 18,000 mark for the first time since July. The report is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

  • mth highs@ LONDON, April 19- Emerging market assets resumed their recent rally on Tuesday as oil prices recovered, with stocks at 5-1/ 2 month highs and currencies strengthening across the board while Argentina wowed markets with its bond market return. "Investors should get out of the bunker and off the fence and make a longer-term bullish commitment to both Asia...

  • TOKYO, April 19- Japanese government bond prices held firm after an auction of five-year JGBs attracted solid demand on Tuesday, amid expectations that the Bank of Japan could ease its policy further later this month. Many market players also expect the BOJ to ease its policy, either in the form of additional asset purchases or a further cut in already negative...

  • SHANGHAI, April 19- Chinese firms have delayed or cancelled at least 68.8 billion yuan of bond and other fixed income issuance so far in April, bond market data sources showed on Tuesday. Around 70 firms have delayed or cancelled issues, many in excess capacity industries including cement and mining, according to data compiled from China's two main...

  • SHANGHAI, April 19- Forty-one firms delayed or canceled bond issues in China from April 11 to April 15, according to the online Chinese financial magazine Caixin. Total delayed or canceled issues totalled 48.1 billion yuan, Caixin said, citing data from the website of China's interbank bond market operator. Chinese fixed income yields, including treasury rates,...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Argentina got an enthusiastic welcome back to the club of borrower nations on Monday, amassing more than US $65 bn in orders for its first international bond in 15 years. The surge of demand for the bond, which will price on Tuesday, allowed Argentina to set pricing guidance close to its optimistic funding costs for the ground-breaking deal.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- U.S. U.S. bonds had gained a bid overnight as oil prices plunged after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday. "Oil prices are going to continue to be very important to the market," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • ARGENTINA SETS GUIDANCE OF 6.25%-6.50% ON THREE-YEAR BOND.

  • ARGENTINA SETS GUIDANCE OF 7.5%-7.625% ON 10-YEAR BOND.

  • ARGENTINA SETS GUIDANCE OF 8% ON 30-YEAR BOND.

  • ARGENTINA SETS GUIDANCE OF 6.875%-7.125% ON FIVE-YEAR BOND.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- UBS AG went to trial on Monday over $2.1 billion in losses that investors incurred on mortgage-backed securities after the collapse of the U.S. housing market. The non-jury trial in Manhattan federal court stems from a lawsuit being pursued by U.S. Sean Baldwin, the trusts' lawyer, in his opening statement said UBS contractually agreed that the...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Argentina returned to the international bond markets for the first time in 15 years on Monday as it winds down a long-running battle with investors following its 2001 default, IFR reported. Argentina announced a US $10 bn- $15 bn bond, whose proceeds will help pay off the holders of its defaulted bonds who had rejected the payment terms of the...

  • ORDER BOOKS ON ARGENTINA'S BOND SALE REACH AROUND US $40 BN: SOURCES.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Argentina returned to the international bond markets for the first time in 15 years on Monday as it winds down a long-running battle with investors following its 2001 default, IFR reported. Argentina announced a US $10- $15 bln bond, whose proceeds will help pay off the holders of its defaulted bonds who had rejected the payment terms of the...

  • "I think what we're seeing is more a function of the momentum that's been in place and a bit of flow specific action," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. Treasuries had earlier gained a bid as oil and stock prices declined, after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday.

  • DUBAI, April 18- Bank Muscat is planning a series of meetings with fixed-income investors starting on Wednesday ahead of a potential dollar-denominated bond issue, Oman's largest lender said in a bourse filing. Investor meetings for a potential bond will be held in the Middle East, Asia and Europe and an offering will be subject to market conditions, it added.

  • OTTAWA, April 18- Foreign investors bought C $15.94 billion worth of Canadian securities in February, the most in four months, with most of the money going into the bond market, Statistics Canada said on Monday. Foreigners bought C $3.40 billion worth of stocks, up from just C $141 million in January, as Canadian share prices edged up over the month.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.76 PERCENT.