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  • LONDON, Feb 3- Billions of dollars in new bets against China's yuan have been placed on derivatives markets this week as currency dealers weigh the chance of an official devaluation around this month's G20 finance chiefs' meeting in Shanghai. The yuan is also back under pressure in the offshore spot market, falling to a three-week low of 6.6510 yuan as London...

  • *Market impact seen more limited than in France in 2012. LONDON, Feb 3- Finland could fall out of some triple-A bond indexes if Moody's downgrades its credit rating on Friday, but any forced selling of its debt is likely to be less pronounced than when France suffered a similar fate three years ago. Analysts and traders say many investors who were tracking triple-A...

  • TOKYO, Feb 3- Japan's finance ministry said Wednesday it will halt the sale of floating-rate 10- year Japanese government bonds designed for retail investors as yields have plummeted following the adoption of negative interest rates by the Bank of Japan. Under the ministry's initial JGB issuance plan for the fiscal year starting in April, bonds intended for...

  • By Shinichi Saoshiro and Masayuki Kitano. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 3- The yen edged higher against the dollar on Wednesday as falling oil prices sparked an investor flight into safer assets, driving down U.S. debt yields to 10- month lows and dulling the greenback's appeal. "Since China growth concerns began shaking the markets in August, the broad theme has been...

  • TOKYO, Feb 3- Japanese government bond yields fell to record lows on Wednesday as a plunge in Tokyo shares fueled demand for safe-haven debt. The five-year JGB yield hit minus 0.12 percent and the benchmark 10- year yield descended to 0.045 percent, both all-time lows. The BOJ would have to buy JGBs at even higher prices in such a case, "wrote Shuichi Ohsaki, a rates...

  • The company's plans to turn around its struggling core business are set to dominate its earnings report, with investors keen to see if CEO Marissa Mayer will push ahead with a proposed spin-off or entertain calls for a complete sale. Yahoo's shares pared earlier losses after the Wall Street Journal first reported the news on the strategic alternatives.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO TWO FULL POINTS, YIELDS FALL TO 2.67 PERCENT.

  • BUENOS AIRES/ ROME, Feb 2- Argentina has reached a deal to pay $1.35 billion in cash to a group of Italian creditors who hold unpaid sovereign debt stemming from the South American country's record default in 2002, the investors said on Tuesday. The deal, which is subject to approval in Argentina's Congress, represents a payment of 150 percent on the $900 million...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 2- Argentina has reached a preliminary deal with a group of Italian creditors who hold unpaid sovereign debt stemming from Argentina's record $100 billion default in 2002, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay said on Tuesday. On Monday evening, Daniel Pollock, the New York- based mediator in the debt talks said the unresolved claims totaled...

  • BOSTON, Feb 2- Executives at U.S. asset manager Affiliated Managers Group Inc on Tuesday sought to downplay the impact of the recent collapse of one its junk bond funds, but jittery investors continued to unload the company's stock. The withdrawals accelerated after the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund collapsed in early December. AMG executives don't see any...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- U.S. Oil fell around 4 percent on Tuesday, dented by worries about the demand outlook and rising supply, while hopes for a deal between OPEC and Russia on output cuts faded. "I think the reaction in the bonds is greater than you would think from the stimulus of oil and the stock market," said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • *Paris agreement has sparked more interest in green bonds. LONDON, Feb 2- The global agreement reached at the climate summit in Paris could prompt the amount of bonds this year issued to finance low-carbon projects to exceed $50 billion, Moody's Investor Service said on Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of last year, the issuance of green bonds reached $15.2 billion,...

  • BOSTON, Feb 2- Affiliated Managers Group Inc said on Tuesday that net withdrawals at its majority-owned Third Avenue Management affiliate have moderated since the December collapse of the latter's junk bond fund. Third Avenue only accounts for about 1 percent of AMG's earnings, AMG executives said on a conference call with analysts and investors.

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO 1.90 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE APRIL 28.

  • US THIRTY-YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS FALL TO 2.72 PERCENT.

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Euro zone yields fell on Tuesday as oil prices slipped and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi confirmed his commitment to review monetary policy in the bloc next month. Crude fell for a second straight session in Asian trade as worries about top energy consumer China and rising supply weighed on markets. Another ECB policymaker Ewald...

  • TOKYO, Feb 2- Japanese government bond yields edged off record lows on Tuesday as a fresh supply of debt helped curb a rally triggered after the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates last week. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield was up 2 basis points at 0.080 percent, pulling away from a record trough of 0.050 percent struck on Monday. Long-term JGB yields rose...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN JUAN, Feb 1- Puerto Rico asked its creditors to take a huge "haircut" that would slash its total outstanding debt by about $23 billion in the opening salvo to resolve a crippling debt crisis, but creditors reacted with frustration, calling the offer "not credible," "not serious" and a "trial balloon." Puerto Rico has already defaulted on some debt and is trying...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. brokerages are taking steps to change the way their agents trade in an attempt to protect clients from the next big selloff. Investors with advisers and brokers were among those scarred Aug. 24 when U.S. markets sank so quickly that trading in many stocks and exchange-traded funds was repeatedly halted. Analyses of summertime trading glitches...

  • *Yields rise from four-month lows. NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. "I think the market overextended itself," said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York, adding that demand for bonds for January month-end boosted the Treasury rally.