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  • *France's Macron clashes with Le Pen in presidential debate. LONDON, April 5- A surge in oil prices and easing concerns over France's upcoming presidential election appeared to put the brakes on a fall in euro zone government bond yields on Wednesday. Germany's 10- year bond yield-- the bloc's benchmark-- has halved over the last three weeks as investors reassessed...

  • Many market players still expected a larger reduction as the central bank said it would buy 200 billion yen to 300 billion yen of one- to three-year tenors each time this month, making the middle point of that range, 250 billion yen, a consensus figure. In addition, the BOJ did not reduce buying in three- to five-year sector, maintaining its purchase at 380 billion yen,...

  • April 5- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 2- May Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 3- May Sweden Auction of government bonds 4- May United Kingdom Auction of 1 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2037 4- May Spain Bond auction 8- May France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 9- May United States Sale of...

  • April 5- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 2- May Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 3- May Sweden Auction of government bonds 4- May United Kingdom Auction of 1 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2037 4- May Spain Bond auction 8- May France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 9- May United States Sale of...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- There is no risk of a high-yield junk bond "meltdown" because the risk of a recession is low, Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on a client webcast on Tuesday. Gundlach, who oversees more than $105 billion in assets at Los Angeles- based DoubleLine, also said he does not think financial markets will see 3 percent on the 10-...

  • April 4- Cenovus Energy said on Tuesday it priced a $2.9 billion offering of senior notes to fund the acquisition of assets in Western Canada from ConocoPhillips. Last week, the company agreed to buy oil sands and natural gas assets from ConocoPhillips in a cash-and-stock deal valued at C $17.7 billion. The notes offering is expected to close on or about April 7...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 4- Venezuela will likely stay current on its debt and make about $3 billion in payments next week, according to some investors and bondholders, voicing guarded optimism even amid worsening turmoil for the country. Venezuela bond bulls have come under pressure since the country's Supreme Court stripped all powers from its Congress in a...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, slashed the amount it paid out in commissions to Wall Street firms for research by more than half for its largest mutual fund over the last two years, according to filings. The cuts show the immense power large asset managers have to curb fees they pay banks and the diminishing role of sell-side...

  • PRETORIA, April 4- The deputy governor of South Africa's central bank said on Thursday the downgrade of the country's credit rating to junk status by S&P was a "serious set back", and that the bank was ready to act if the political events caused the favourable rates outlook to reverse. "It is a serious setback for the country. We will now need to redouble our efforts in...

  • *Portugal bond yields rise as Novo Banco sale faces hurdles. LONDON, April 4- Italy outperformed other euro zone government bond markets on Tuesday after the European Commission said there could be a solution on a bailout for two struggling Italian lenders. "Italy's banking sector has been a never-ending story, so any news pointing towards state support reduces...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Investors raised their bearish bets on longer-dated U.S. Following the Republicans' failure to repeal Obamacare in the House of Representatives, investors have worried the setback could hamper efforts for a broad restructuring of the tax code, including cuts to the rates paid by corporations. The anticipated tax cuts had underpinned the...

  • *10- yr yields fall to 2.314 pct, lowest since Feb. 24. NEW YORK, April 4- Benchmark U.S. Yields on benchmark 10- year notes dropped to 2.314 percent, their lowest since Feb. 24, with analysts saying that Trump's failure to achieve passage of a bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system last month could portend similar difficulties turning campaign pledges, including...

  • *Restructuring talks extended by 3 months to July 31. OSLO, April 4- Drill rig operator Seadrill warned investors that its shares will lose almost all of their value and its bonds will be hit as the Norwegian company prepares for potential bankruptcy proceedings to restructure $14 billion in debt and liabilities. Seadrill, which first warned in February that...

  • *Restructuring talks extended by 3 months to July 31. OSLO, April 4- Drill rig operator Seadrill warned investors that its shares will lose almost all of their value and its bonds will be hit as the Norwegian company prepares for potential bankruptcy proceedings to restructure $14 billion in debt and liabilities. Seadrill, which first warned in February that...

  • *Europe, Asia shares fall; Wall St seen opening lower. Wall Street also looked set to open in the red, according to index futures. "There was a tragedy in Russia and there may be some hedging-type buying ahead of the French presidential debate and also French elections in three weeks," said Yujiro Goto, currency analyst with Nomura in London, on the yen's surge.

  • April 4- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday as investors fretted over the ability of President Donald Trump to deliver on his policy plans, and the outcome of his potentially tense meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week. *Trump, known to have a protectionist stance on trade, has held out the possibility of using trade as a lever to secure...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 4- President Jacob Zuma said South Africa's fiscal policies will not change and that people should remain calm after its credit rating was cut to junk following a political reshuffle that he defended as bringing new blood into the cabinet. But moments later, the ANC-allied Cosatu, South Africa's largest trade union, said Zuma must step down...

  • The West Phoenix oil platform, operated by Seadrill Norge AS, right, stands with other unused platforms in the Port of Cromarty Firth in Cromarty, U.K.

    Seadrill warned its stock will lose almost all of its value as the Norwegian company prepares for potential bankruptcy proceedings.

  • *Europe shares edge up after Asian stocks fall. *Gold rises; oil down on Libya output, U.S. drilling. LONDON, April 4- European shares rose on Tuesday, shrugging off falls on Asian bourses, but low-risk government debt yields fell as investors fretted about a meeting between the U.S. and Chinese presidents and Donald Trump's ability to deliver economic stimulus.

  • OSLO, April 4- Rig firm Seadrill warned on Tuesday that its stock will lose almost all of its value and its bonds will be hit as the Norwegian company prepares for potential bankruptcy proceedings to restructure $14 billion in debt and liabilities. Shares in Seadrill, which was once the crown jewel in shipping tycoon John Fredriksen's empire, were down 40 percent...