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  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Monday, Oct. 16:. BIGGEST MOVER: 10- year bonds. It was 3 basis points on Oct. 6.

  • LONDON, Oct 16- Most bond yields across the euro zone fell to their lowest in around a month on Monday, pushed down by growing expectations that the ECB is moving towards extending its asset-buying scheme at a lower volume. The broad rally in euro zone bond prices, which pushed yields down, allowed Spain's bond market to recover from Catalonia-related jitters.

  • *Oil rises as fighting escalates in Iraq's oil-rich Kirkuk. The benchmark 10- year Treasury yields jumped after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's view on gradual interest rate hike and a stronger-than-expected U.S. business conditions index. Bank Private Client Reserve in Palm Beach, Florida.

  • NEW YORK— Nordstrom is halting, at least temporarily, the hunt for a buyer, sending shares down sharply at the opening bell Monday. In June, members of the Nordstrom family including co-presidents Blake, Peter and Erik Nordstrom, said they were weighing the acquisition of 70 percent of the department store's stock that they don't already own.

  • Oct 16- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly positive start for Wall Street on Monday as investors pondered a solid initial round of third quarter company earnings and awaited a further flood of results this week. Wall Street investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley report on Tuesday. *Wall Street indexes ended higher on Friday, with the S&P...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- The wave of investor bullishness towards oil that started back in July and August may have peaked at the end of September, according to the latest position records published by regulators and exchanges. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their net long position in the five major futures and options contracts linked to petroleum by a total of...

  • LONDON, Oct 16- Spanish bonds and stocks sold off on Monday as Catalonia's leader failed to spell out his stance on independence minutes before a deadline from Madrid to do so, sweeping away calm generated last week by soothing messages from the ECB. The yield-- which moves inversely price-- on Spain's 10- year government bond rose 2 basis points and the spread over...

  • TOKYO, Oct 16- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, as support from firm U.S. bonds was offset by weak results from the Bank of Japan's bond buying operation. The yield on the benchmark 10- year JGBs was flat at 0.060 percent, showing no sign of breaking out of its tight 0.065-0.075 percent range since last week. Investors were also cautious...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- U.S. stock sectors that are particularly dependent on economic growth recently grabbed hold of the markets rally and are poised to keep the reins should further signs of global expansion emerge. If its just a mean-reversion trade, then its probably going to last another few weeks and then were back to the old winners, said Walter Todd, chief...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 16- Oct Netherlands DTC auction 17- Oct Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 17- Oct Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Oct Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 18- Oct Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 18- Oct Japan 1- year discount bill...

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Friday, Oct. 13:. BIGGEST MOVER: 10- year bonds. It was 3 basis points on Oct. 6.

  • Oct 13- Detroit's improved finances earned it a one-notch rating upgrade on Friday from Moody's Investors Service that still leaves the post-bankruptcy city's credit in junk territory. "The rating also considers the very conservative fiscal approach of Detroit's current administration as well as the city's current economic performance, which is strong...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- Treasury yields were lower on Friday after muted underlying U.S. inflation data offset higher gasoline prices and strong retail sales while the U.S. dollar regained ground but was set for its worst week in five. Stocks on major world markets, however, hit their fourth record high in a row, with Wall Street moving higher as some investors bet the...

  • *10- year Treasury yields lowest since Sept. 27. NEW YORK, Oct 13- U.S. There is really no fig leaf to cover up this notion that inflation is weak, and it's weak in a very broad sense, said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 13- The Brazilian government will buy back all its dollar-denominated bonds due on January 2019, another step in its efforts to stretch out maturities. In a statement on Friday, the National Treasury said it will exercise an option to repurchase $1.711 billion worth of January 2019 coupon-bearing dollar bonds. Earlier this month, Brazil sold $3...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 13- Oi SA's revamped restructuring plan fails to address most creditor concerns and may unleash a legal battle or government intervention to avert a collapse of Brazil's No. 4 mobile phone carrier, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. According to the people, the plan approved by Oi's board on Wednesday contains conflicts of...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 13- Oi SA's revamped restructuring plan fails to address most creditor concerns and may unleash a legal battle or government intervention to avert a collapse of Brazil's No. 4 mobile phone carrier, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. According to the people, the plan approved by Oi's board on Wednesday contains conflicts of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The European Central Bank's holdings of more than 2 trillion euros worth of bonds bought through its quantitative easing program are "very important" in providing economic stimulus, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Friday. He also noted market turmoil fears tied to the Federal Reserve's decision to stop buying bonds and...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 13- Oi SA's revamped restructuring plan fails to address most creditor concerns and may unleash a legal battle or government intervention to avert a collapse of Brazil's No. 4 mobile phone carrier, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. According to the people, the plan approved by Oi's board on Wednesday contains conflicts of...

  • LONDON, Oct 13- German bond yields fell to their lowest level in almost three weeks on Friday after a Reuters report that European Central Bank policymakers had broadly agreed to extend their bond-buying scheme into next year while scaling it back. But the primary focus in Europe remained on the ECB. The consensus among analysts and economists has been for the...