Investing Securities

  • "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.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Argentina made its long-awaited return to the international bond markets on Monday after a 15- year hiatus, announcing a US $10 bn- $15 bn offering to help pay off the country's holdout investors. Argentina set initial price thoughts of 6.75% area on a three-year bond and 8% area on a 10- year. After leading the roadshow in the US, Argentina's...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- The Republic of Argentina announced a US $10 bn- US $15 bn multi-tranche bond sale on Monday as it looks to settle claims with holdout investors. The South American country has set initial price thoughts of 6.75% area on a three-year tranche and 8% area on a 10- year tranche. The issuer is also marketing a five-year at 50 bp below the 10- year yield...

  • ARGENTINA SETS IPTS OF 10-YEAR PLUS 85BP ON 30-YEAR BOND.

  • ARGENTINA SETS IPTS OF 8% AREA ON 10-YEAR BOND.

  • ARGENTINA SETS IPTS OF 6.75% AREA ON THREE-YEAR BOND.

  • ARGENTINA SETS IPTS OF 10-YEAR MINUS 50BP ON FIVE-YEAR BOND.

  • LONDON, April 18- Gold rose on Monday as the dollar fell and European shares dipped following the failure by oil producers to agree an output freeze, which sent crude prices tumbling. Brent crude futures dropped as much as 7 percent as an output freeze deal by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday when Saudi Arabia demanded Iran join despite calls on...

  • MILAN, April 18- European shares fell on Monday, with oil stocks leading the market lower as crude prices tumbled after a meeting by major exporters in Doha collapsed without a deal to freeze output. A deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday after Saudi Arabia demanded that Iran join in despite calls on Riyadh to save the...

  • TOKYO, April 18- Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday, with the 20- year yield hitting a record low, due by concerns about disruptions to the economy after deadly earthquakes in southern Japan and a stronger yen. Japanese shares prices have plunged on growing concerns that earthquakes that hit southern parts of Japan could disrupt the supply chains...

  • MOSCOW, April 16- Russia could raise debt domestically if it is not able to sell Eurobonds to foreign investors, news agencies quoted Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as saying on Saturday. Russia has penciled in up to $3 billion in foreign borrowing in its 2016 budget, which would be the country's first tapping of foreign debt markets since sanctions were...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- An aggressive advertising and lobbying campaign by conservative activists and financial interests this week stalled a plan in the U.S. Congress to rescue Puerto Rico from crippling debt, while lawmakers adjourned on Friday with no clear path forward. Puerto Rico is staring down a May 1 deadline for paying about $422 million to Government...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Foreigners bought Treasury bonds and notes for the first time in three months in February, data from the U.S. Overseas investors bought $9.9 billion in Treasury debt in February, data showed, after selling $50.4 billion the previous month. Private investors purchased $60.2 billion in U.S. government debt for the month of February, offsetting...

  • CHICAGO, April 15- Illinois is seeking legal help as its deteriorating credit standing threatens to end bond-related deals with banks at a big cost to the cash-strapped state, according to a government website. A week ago, Illinois advertised for an outside law firm to assist with potential termination of interest-rate swap transactions and with replacing...

  • *Yields fall after weaker-than-expected U.S. data. *Industrial production, consumer sentiment data miss expectations. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S.

  • Argentina is preparing to launch its first international bond issue in 15 years next week, raising up to $15 billion to firm up government financing and settle litigation that followed its record $100 billion default in 2002.. Moody's upgraded Argentina to B3 with a stable outlook, six levels below investment grade. Argentina on Friday confirmed the names of...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Growing prospects of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment have led to a sharp uptick in options activity in a heavily traded U.S.-listed Brazilian fund as traders jockey to capitalize on near-term volatility. Brazil's Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch attempt by Rousseff to avert an impeachment vote in Congress on Friday,...