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31 Dec 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: AMERICAN STOCK MARKETS END 2011 WHERE THEY STARTED
The S.&P. 500 was statistically unchanged for the year, while the Dow was up 5.5 percent. Major European and Asian indexes declined by double-digit percentages. ... more info

30 Dec 2011: THE UNRAVELING OF MF GLOBAL
MF Global was undone by a huge bet on European sovereign bonds that was part of CEO Jon Corzine's ambition to transform a sleepy commodities broker into an investment-banking powerhouse. ... more info

30 Dec 2011: TREASURYS: BELOW 2% FOR FIRST TIME SINCE '77
Treasury bonds ended this year on a high note, wrapping up the best year since the 2008 global financial crisis and beating U.S. stocks and corporate bonds. ... more info

30 Dec 2011: TREASURYS: BEST YEAR SINCE 2008
Treasury prices gave up slim gains in quiet trading early Friday, with some month-end buying likely providing support at the end of the best year for U.S. government bonds since 2008. ... more info

29 Dec 2011: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT BONDS ARE TODAY'S ‘TOXIC DEBT,' PIMCO'S CRESCENZI SAYS
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30 Dec 2011: IMF WARNED GREECE ON DEBT LEVELS
The International Monetary Fund recently told the Greek government that a worsening economic outlook suggests the beleaguered nation may be unable to reduce its debt to sustainable levels even with a planned 50% write down in privately-held Greek government bonds. ... more info

29 Dec 2011: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT BONDS ARE TODAY'S ‘TOXIC DEBT,' PIMCO'S CRESCENZI SAYS
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29 Dec 2011: ITALY TURNS ITS FOCUS TO STIMULATING ECONOMY
Prime Minister Mario Monti warned of “much more to do” as Rome struggled to sell government bonds Thursday. ... more info

29 Dec 2011: TREASURYS EDGE HIGHER IN LIGHT TRADING ON EUROPE
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29 Dec 2011: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT BONDS ARE TODAY'S ‘TOXIC DEBT,' PIMCO'S CRESCENZI SAYS
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29 Dec 2011: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT BONDS ARE TODAY'S ‘TOXIC DEBT,' PIMCO'S CRESCENZI SAYS
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29 Dec 2011: EUROPEAN STOCKS RISE
European stock markets were recovering previous session losses to trade marginally higher in thin volume and ahead of an auction of long-dated Italian bonds. ... more info

28 Dec 2011: ITALIAN BONDS MAY PROP MARKET
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28 Dec 2011: ITALIAN FUNDING COSTS SLIDE
The Italian Treasury paid sharply less to borrow money for six months than it did a month ago, but analysts say the bigger test is Thursday's sale of 10-year bonds. ... more info

28 Dec 2011: ITALIAN FUNDING COSTS SLIDE
The Italian Treasury paid sharply less to borrow money for six months than it did a month ago, but analysts say the bigger test is Thursday's sale of 10-year bonds. ... more info

28 Dec 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: DAILY STOCK MARKET ACTIVITY
Stocks were fractionally mixed in slow trading on the first business day after Christmas. Economic data continued to send conflicting signals, with housing still stagnant. ... more info

25 Dec 2011: JAPAN LOOKING TO BUY CHINESE GOVERNMENT BONDS
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24 Dec 2011: GO-ANYWHERE FUNDS HAVEN'T GONE VERY FAR
Portfolios that mix global stocks, bonds, currencies and alternative assets are supposed to provide protection in turbulent times, but these go-anywhere funds are down this year. ... more info

7 Dec 2011: FUNDAMENTALLY: CURRENCY HEDGING HAS MANY IFS FOR INVESTORS
Amid worries about Europe’s debt crisis, should American investors use currency hedging? The answer may depend on whether you’re holding stocks or bonds.

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24 Dec 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: MARKETS CLOSE FOR HOLIDAYS IN SLOW BUT HOPEFUL CLIMB
On the slowest full day of trading this year, investors were encouraged by Congress’s extension of emergency unemployment benefits and a payroll tax holiday. ... more info

23 Dec 2011: GE UNIT TO PAY $70 MILLION OVER MUNI BOND BID-RIGGING
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23 Dec 2011: ECB'S STARK: BOND BUYS ONE REASON FOR DEPARTURE
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23 Dec 2011: SANTANDER UNPOPULAR AT HOME
Spain's Santander is facing a backlash at home from angry customers saddled with big losses on bonds it sold to fund a landmark takeover. ... more info

23 Dec 2011: A HIGH-RATE DEADLINE LOOMS
After Dec. 31, the Treasury Department is cutting in half the amount of inflation-adjusted savings bonds you can buy. Here's why you should act soon. ... more info

23 Dec 2011: TIME TO BUY NORTH KOREAN BONDS?
The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has given a lift to that country's only openly traded securities, a batch of bonds that haven't received a payment in almost three decades. ... more info

23 Dec 2011: GE UNIT TO PAY $70 MILLION OVER MUNI BOND BID-RIGGING
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23 Dec 2011: A HIGH-RATE DEADLINE LOOMS
After Dec. 31, the Treasury Department is cutting the amount of inflation-adjusted savings bonds you can buy in half. Here's why you should act soon. ... more info

23 Dec 2011: TREASURY 10-YEAR YIELD ABOVE 2%
A report that showed signs of improvement in the anemic housing market drove money out of safe-haven Treasury bonds. ... more info

23 Dec 2011: ECB'S STARK: BOND BUYS ONE REASON FOR DEPARTURE
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22 Dec 2011: SANTANDER UNPOPULAR AT HOME
Spain's Santander is facing a backlash at home from angry customers saddled with big losses on bonds it sold to fund a landmark takeover. ... more info

22 Dec 2011: MUNI BONDS: A DISASTER THAT WASN'T
Municipal bonds wound up being a contrarian bet that paid off big in 2011. ... more info

22 Dec 2011: TIME TO BUY NORTH KOREAN BONDS?
Saturday's death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has given a lift to that country's only openly traded securities, a batch of bonds that haven't received a payment in almost three decades. ... more info

22 Dec 2011: SANTANDER UNPOPULAR AT HOME
Spain's Santander is facing a backlash at home from angry customers saddled with big losses on bonds it sold to fund a landmark takeover. ... more info

22 Dec 2011: NORTH KOREAN BONDS? NOW COULD BE THE TIME
Saturday's death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has given a lift to that country's only openly traded securities, a batch of bonds that haven't received a payment in almost three decades. ... more info

22 Dec 2011: U.S. 30-YEAR TREASURY BOND RISES; YIELD FALLS THREE BASIS POINTS TO 2.97%
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21 Dec 2011: HER TALENT IS SUING OVER MORTGAGE BONDS
Kathy Patrick has been a beauty queen, a Harvard law student and a singer with a Christian rock band. Lately she also is the secret weapon for big bond investors seeking to recover billions of dollars on faulty mortgage-backed securities. ... more info

21 Dec 2011: MORTGAGE BONDS MISS RALLY AS EUROPE SALES LOOM: CREDIT MARKETS
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21 Dec 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS JUMP IN U.S. AND EUROPE ON HOPEFUL SIGNS
Stocks and the euro rose on economic data on the housing sector in the United States and brighter signs from the euro zone. ... more info

20 Dec 2011: SUCCESSFUL SPANISH DEBT AUCTION
Spain's borrowing costs plummeted as the European Central Bank began rolling out a new lending program that could encourage banks to buy euro-zone government bonds. ... more info

20 Dec 2011: TREASURYS FALL AS TRADERS BUY EUROPEAN DEBT
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20 Dec 2011: ARE U.S. TREASURIES STILL A GOOD BET?
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19 Dec 2011: ECB BOND PURCHASES BACK UP TO $4.38B LAST WEEK
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18 Dec 2011: CONFLICTING RISKS PUT BONDS IN A BIND
Investors are inclined to buy U.S. Treasurys because of the euro zone's burgeoning crisis, but that saddles them with yields that are unjustifiably low based on U.S. fundamentals. ... more info

17 Dec 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: COMMODITIES COMPANIES HELP LIFT MARKET
Energy and raw material companies advanced, taking investors’ minds off the possible downgrade of European debt. ... more info

16 Dec 2011: GET A PAPER SAVINGS BONDS BEFORE THEY GO DIGITAL
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15 Dec 2011: TIES THAT BOUND EUROPE NOW FRAYING
Many European banks and institutional investors now want to buy the bonds only of their home countries or of safe markets, bad news for heavily indebted euro-zone nations. ... more info

15 Dec 2011: ECB'S DRAGHI PLAYS DOWN HOPES ON BONDS
Mario Draghi rejected suggestions that the ECB should ramp up its purchases of government bonds to ease the euro zone's debt crisis. ... more info

15 Dec 2011: ECB'S DRAGHI PLAYS DOWN HOPES ON BONDS
Mario Draghi rejected suggestions that the ECB should ramp up its purchases of government bonds to ease the euro zone's debt crisis. ... more info

14 Dec 2011: DETROIT SELLS MUNI BONDS, AT A PRICE
Detroit didn't have any trouble selling $484 million in water and sewer debt in the municipal-bond market, but the deal came at a price, given the city's fiscal woes. ... more info

14 Dec 2011: TREASURY SELLS 30-YEAR BONDS AT A RECORD LOW YIELD
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14 Dec 2011: MERKEL AGAIN REJECTS EURO BONDS
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the path toward a fiscal union in Europe was irrevocable, and reiterated her rejection to common euro-zone-wide bonds and an increase to the euro zone's bailout facilities. ... more info

14 Dec 2011: ITALIAN YIELDS HIT HIGH
Italy and Germany successfully sold bonds, but the stark contrast in their borrowing costs underscored investors' fragile faith in Italian debt and the perceived safety of German debt. ... more info

14 Dec 2011: ITALIAN YIELDS HIT HIGH
Italy and Germany successfully sold bonds, but the stark contrast in their borrowing costs underscored investors' fragile faith in Italian debt and the perceived safety of German debt. ... more info

14 Dec 2011: MERKEL AGAIN REJECTS EURO BONDS
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the path toward a fiscal union in Europe was irrevocable, and reiterated her rejection to common euro-zone-wide bonds and an increase to the euro zone's bailout facilities. ... more info

13 Dec 2011: EUROPE'S BANKS SEEK FRESH LENDING COVER
Lenders remain essentially locked out of parts of the bond market, making covered bonds likely to remain a big part of the borrowing plans. ... more info

14 Dec 2011: MORGAN STANLEY AND MBIA REACH DEAL ON INSURANCE CLAIMS
MBIA sold large numbers of credit-default swaps that guaranteed mortgage-backed securities and other structured finance bonds; the swaps began to sour in the financial crisis. ... more info

13 Dec 2011: MORGAN STANLEY SETTLES WITH MBIA, SETS $1.8 BILLION CHARGE
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13 Dec 2011: NEXTERA UNIT RAISES FUNDS
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13 Dec 2011: S&P SAYS MORE BONDS AT DOWNGRADE RISK ON EURO ZONE CRISIS
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13 Dec 2011: BANKS SEEK OFFICIAL CREDITOR STATUS FOR NEW GREEK BONDS: SOURCE
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12 Dec 2011: MARKETS DOUBT EUROPE DEAL
The glow of last week's European Union summit faded from the markets on Monday as global investors drove down stocks, bonds and the euro amid concern about the Continent's ability to tackle its debt crisis. ... more info

12 Dec 2011: APPETITE FOR CORZINE BONDS
George Soros isn't the only fan of Jon Corzine's European bonds. J.P Morgan and at least one large hedge fund bought Italian bonds owned by MF Global. ... more info

12 Dec 2011: ECB CUTS BOND BUYS TO $840 MILLION)
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12 Dec 2011: ING OFFERS TO BUY BACK $7.7 BILLION IN OWN DEBT
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10 Dec 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: EUROPE’S LATEST GRAND PLAN WORRIES INVESTORS
Investors said a new fiscal plan among the 17 European Union nations using the euro would forestall a new crisis, but they worried that it did little to ease current or long-term problems. ... more info

10 Dec 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: EUROPE’S LATEST GRAND PLAN WORRIES INVESTORS
Investors said a new fiscal plan among the 17 European Union nations using the euro would forestall a new crisis, but they worried that it did little to ease current or long-term problems. ... more info

9 Dec 2011: ECB SEEKS SOME BALANCE
The ECB bought Italian bonds, sending a signal that the central bank is ready to act despite its wariness of unlimited bond buying. ... more info

9 Dec 2011: EURO-ZONE BONDS STUCK IN LIMBO
The euro-zone crisis started in the bond markets—and despite the deal at the European summit, it still lives there. ... more info

9 Dec 2011: CORZINE LOSS MAY BE SOROS GAIN
Investor George Soros's family fund bought about $2 billion of European bonds formerly owned by MF Global, the debt that helped force the securities firm to file for bankruptcy protection Oct. 31. ... more info

9 Dec 2011: ASIAN STOCKS FALL AS ECB RULES OUT MORE BOND BUYS
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8 Dec 2011: A MARKET RE-EMERGES FOR 'JUNK' DEBT
The market for below-investment-grade bonds issued by companies in emerging markets is picking up after lying dormant for months. ... more info

8 Dec 2011: CORZINE'S LOSS MAY BE SOROS'S GAIN
Investor George Soros's family fund bought about $2 billion of European bonds formerly owned by MF Global, the debt that helped force the securities firm to file for bankruptcy protection Oct. 31. ... more info

8 Dec 2011: SUMMARY BOX: ECB CHIEF RATTLES STOCK MARKET
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8 Dec 2011: HOW THE MAJOR STOCK INDEXES FARED ON THURSDAY
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8 Dec 2011: ECB UNVEILS STEPS TO AID EURO ZONE
The ECB unveiled unconventional steps to bolster banks and returned its key rate to a historic low of 1%. But it stopped short of giving any commitment to increased purchases of government bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2011: DOW CLOSES DOWN 198 POINTS
Stocks tumbled after a summit that could help stem Europe's economic turmoil got off to a rocky start and the European Central Bank stopped short of committing to increased purchases of government bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2011: ECB UNVEILS STEPS TO AID EURO ZONE
The ECB unveiled unconventional steps to bolster banks and returned its key rate to a historic low of 1%. But it stopped short of giving any commitment to increased purchases of government bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2011: YEAR-END RUSH EXPECTED IN GULF BOND OFFERINGS
Borrowers are hastening to issue bonds as the year draws to a close, analysts say, after waiting to see how the European debt crisis and Arab Spring would play out. ... more info

8 Dec 2011: ITALIAN BORROWING RATES JUMP ON ECB COMMENTS
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8 Dec 2011: DEALBOOK: EUROPEAN BANKS SHUFFLE BONDS TO BOLSTER CAPITAL
Regulators want banks to increase their core Tier 1 capital ratio to 9 percent of assets, up from the current 2 percent, by next June. ... more info

6 Dec 2011: EU AUTHORITY LEADING INVESTIGATION INTO RATINGS AGENCIES
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6 Dec 2011: EURO GOVERNMENTS MUST SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER
S&P has highlighted that divisions in Europe will unite the continent in sharing economic suffering. The real answer is greater political and fiscal unity to overcome those divisions—including euro bonds. ... more info

6 Dec 2011: CORZINE REBUFFED WARNINGS
MF Global's executive in charge of controlling risks raised concerns several times to the firm's directors about the growing bet on European bonds by his boss, Jon S. Corzine. ... more info

6 Dec 2011: SUMMARY BOX: ECB BUYS $4.92 BILLION IN BONDS
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6 Dec 2011: CORZINE REBUFFED INTERNAL WARNINGS ON RISKS
MF Global Holdings' executive in charge of controlling risks raised serious concerns several times last year to directors at the securities firm about the growing bet on European bonds by his boss, Jon S. Corzine, people familiar with the matter said. ... more info

5 Dec 2011: E.C.B. SLOWED PURCHASES OF GOVERNMENT BONDS
Expectations are mounting that it could be more aggressive, however, if euro zone leaders show a willingness to surrender some national powers to save the euro. ... more info

5 Dec 2011: ECB BUYS $4.92 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT BONDS
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4 Dec 2011: 'JUNK' DEBT MAY NOT DESERVE ITS NAME
The income from low-rated bonds is far above that from Treasurys, even though defaults have been few. ... more info

5 Dec 2011: WORLD STOCKS UP AS CRUCIAL EURO ZONE WEEK KICKS OFF
World stocks rose and demand for German government bonds slipped on Monday as confidence grew European leaders would make big strides in solving the euro zone's debt crisis at a crucial summit this week. ... more info

5 Dec 2011: WORLD STOCKS UP AS CRUCIAL EURO ZONE WEEK KICKS OFF
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4 Dec 2011: US DEBT: MONEY MANAGERS' LEAST FAVORITE INVESTMENT
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4 Dec 2011: FUNDAMENTALLY: CURRENCY HEDGING HAS MANY IFS FOR INVESTORS
Amid worries about Europe’s debt crisis, should American investors use currency hedging? The answer may depend on whether you’re holding stocks or bonds.

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4 Dec 2011: FUNDAMENTALLY: CURRENCY HEDGING HAS MANY IFS FOR INVESTORS
Amid worries about Europe’s debt crisis, should American investors use currency hedging? The answer may depend on whether you’re holding stocks or bonds. ... more info

2 Dec 2011: HEDGE FUNDS MAY SUE IF BANK OF IRELAND BONDS CUT, FT REPORTS
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2 Dec 2011: GERMAN BONDS LOSE ALLURE
Some fund managers and market strategists said bunds are in a lose-lose situation because of the sovereign-debt crisis. ... more info

2 Dec 2011: GERMAN BONDS LOSE ALLURE
Some fund managers and market strategists said bunds are in a lose-lose situation because of the sovereign-debt crisis. ... more info

2 Dec 2011: WEEKEND INVESTOR: HOW TO PAD YOUR STOCK RETURNS WITH CORPORATE BONDS
Income-hungry nvestors who want to shift into bonds and out of stocks are left with the unpleasant choice of taking more interest-rate risk by holding longer-term bonds or moving down in credit quality. ... more info

2 Dec 2011: GERMAN BONDS LOSE THEIR ALLURE
Some fund managers and market strategists said bunds are in a lose-lose situation because of the sovereign-debt crisis. ... more info

2 Dec 2011: WEEKEND INVESTOR: HERE’S THE YIELD ‘SWEET SPOT’ IN CORPORATE BONDS
With bond yields paltry, income-hungry investors are left with the unpleasant choice of taking more risk, either by holding longer-term bonds or moving down in quality. Many bond-market experts say lower-grade corporate bonds offer stock-like returns. ... more info

2 Dec 2011: WEEKEND INVESTOR: HOW TO ADD YIELD WITH LOWER-GRADE CORPORATE BONDS
With bond yields paltry, income-hungry investors are left with the unpleasant choice of taking more risk, either by holding longer-term bonds or moving down in quality. Many bond-market experts say lower-grade corporate bonds are the better option. ... more info

1 Dec 2011: FUTURES LITTLE CHANGED AFTER BIG RALLIES
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1 Dec 2011: FRANCE, SPAIN LEAD RALLY IN EUROPEAN BOND MARKETS
French and Spanish bonds led a strong rally in euro-zone government bond markets after the two countries successfully sold bonds at keenly eyed auctions. ... more info

1 Dec 2011: RELIEF AT SPAIN DEBT SALE, BUT YIELDS STILL HIGH
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30 Nov 2011: ECB'S NOYER SAYS MUST STABILIZE BONDS AS EUROPE IN CRISIS
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30 Nov 2011: I.H.T. SPECIAL REPORT: BUSINESS OF GREEN: A CHANGE OF HEART ON INVESTING IN THE CLIMATE
Bigger firms are beginning to offer green bonds in the hope that more investors will be ready to take a chance on this growing market. ... more info

29 Nov 2011: ITALIAN BONDS SELL, BUT AT RECORD YIELDS
Italy's latest bond auction drew buyers, but it didn't enable the debt-laden country to avoid paying euro-era record-high yields to get the deal done. ... more info

29 Nov 2011: DUTCH PRIME MINISTER SEES 'NO EASY SOLUTION'
The Dutch prime minister said he continues to back the ECB's reluctance to step up purchases of Italian and Spanish government bonds, despite spreading turmoil in European financial markets. ... more info

29 Nov 2011: ITALIAN BONDS SELL, BUT AT RECORD YIELDS
Italy's latest bond auction drew buyers, but it didn't enable the debt-laden country to avoid paying euro-era record-high yields to get the deal done. ... more info

29 Nov 2011: PEACE TALKS IN BONDS BATTLE
Seven large financial firms, including Bank of America and Morgan Stanley, are in talks aimed at reaching a truce with bond insurer MBIA that could end a legal battle over billions of dollars in losses triggered by the financial crisis. ... more info

29 Nov 2011: DEALBOOK: ITALIAN BOND DISPUTE ILLUSTRATES OBSTACLES TO TRIGGERING C.D.S.
Seat Pagine Gialle is trying to get a voluntary agreement for a swap of the bonds for stock so it may be possible that there would be no credit event, even though it will be clear that bond holders have suffered a major loss. ... more info

29 Nov 2011: EAST ASIA CURRENCY BONDS GROWTH SLOWS TO 5.5 PCT
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28 Nov 2011: EUROPE PRESSURES BANKS FOR LOANS
Some European nations, struggling to find buyers for their bonds, are pressuring their own already-stressed banks to fill the gap by acting as lenders of last resort. ... more info

28 Nov 2011: ECB KEEPS A LID ON BOND BUYS
The European Central Bank has showed no sign of abandoning its conservative approach to buying government bonds in recent days, keeping the pressure on euro-zone governments to take the lead in stemming the debt crisis. ... more info

28 Nov 2011: EUROPE PRESSURES BANKS FOR LOANS
Some European nations, struggling to find buyers for their bonds, are pressuring their own already-stressed banks to fill the gap by acting as lenders of last resort. ... more info

28 Nov 2011: ECB KEEPS A LID ON BOND BUYS
The European Central Bank has showed no sign of abandoning its conservative approach to buying government bonds in recent days, keeping the pressure on euro-zone governments to take the lead in stemming the debt crisis. ... more info

28 Nov 2011: BELGIUM, ITALY PAY RECORD YIELDS
Italy and Belgium fared better in debt sales than was feared, but had to pay euro-era high yields to lure buyers. For Italy, this auction was a warm-up ahead of a sale of up to €8 billion in nominal bonds. ... more info

28 Nov 2011: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK KEEPS BOND BUYS LIMITED
The European Central Bank has showed no sign of abandoning its conservative approach to buying government bonds in recent days, keeping the pressure on euro-zone governments to take the lead in stemming the debt crisis. ... more info

28 Nov 2011: GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER DENIES "ELITE" EURO BOND PLANS
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27 Nov 2011: SPECIAL REPORT: BUSINESS OF GREEN: A CHANGE OF HEART ON INVESTING IN THE CLIMATE
Bigger firms are beginning to offer green bonds in the hope that more investors will be ready to take a chance on this growing market. ... more info

27 Nov 2011: STRATEGIES: HALF STOCKS, HALF BONDS: A SOLUTION FOR TURBULENT TIMES
Holding on to stocks and bonds in equal proportion may help investors ride out the economy’s storms. ... more info

25 Nov 2011: EURO ZONE BRACES FOR BOND SALES
Italy, Belgium, Spain and France all plan to sell bonds next week, a big test for a region still reeling from unexpectedly weak demand for debt from its German core. ... more info

25 Nov 2011: EURO ZONE BRACES FOR BOND SALES
Italy, Belgium, Spain and France all plan to sell bonds next week, a big test for a region still reeling from unexpectedly weak demand for debt from its German core. ... more info

25 Nov 2011: GERMANY’S MERKEL AGAIN RULES OUT RAPID ACTION ON EURO
Chancellor Angela Merkel repeated her opposition to bonds from euro zone countries and an expansion of the European Central Bank’s role as quick responses to the sovereign debt crisis. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting that investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

25 Nov 2011: STOCK MARKET NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 25, 2011
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25 Nov 2011: GERMANY’S MERKEL AGAIN RULES OUT RAPID ACTION ON EURO
Chancellor Angela Merkel repeated her opposition to bonds from euro zone countries and an expansion of the European Central Bank’s role as quick responses to the sovereign debt crisis. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting that investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: EURO SLIPS TOWARD $1.33
The euro softened as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she sees no reason for euro bonds. ... more info

25 Nov 2011: GERMANY’S MERKEL AGAIN RULES OUT RAPID ACTION ON EURO
Chancellor Angela Merkel repeated her opposition to bonds from euro zone countries and an expansion of the European Central Bank’s role as quick responses to the sovereign debt crisis. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting that investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: MERKEL REJECTS RAPID ACTION ON THE EURO
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany repeated her opposition to bonds from euro zone countries or to an expansion of the European Central Bank’s role as quick responses to the sovereign debt crisis. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting that investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting that investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: GERMAN BONDS FALL; STOCKS, EURO VULNERABLE
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24 Nov 2011: GERMANY IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
Europe's anchor is slipping. This week's leap in German yields signals the end-game is approaching—and may reflect a growing belief that the crisis will be resolved via the introduction of euro bonds rather than the euro's collapse. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: FRENCH CONNECTION HURTS CORPORATE BONDS
First French sovereign bonds, now French corporate bonds. Contagion is now spreading to a key source of funding for French companies. Although absolute borrowing costs remain low, the longer the sovereign-debt crisis continues, the greater the risk of a new credit crunch. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting that investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: SWAP OUT THOSE LONG-LOST SAVINGS BONDS
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24 Nov 2011: GERMANY DIGS IN AGAINST COMMON BONDS
Ahead of a key meeting between Angela Merkel and the leaders of France and Italy, German Economics Minister Philipp Rsler strongly rejected calls for euro-zone countries to jointly issue bonds. ... more info

24 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

23 Nov 2011: WEAK SALE OF BONDS TESTS GERMANY’S STATURE IN CRISIS
An auction of German government bonds met slack demand, suggesting investors are beginning to question whether there are any havens left in Europe. ... more info

23 Nov 2011: EU PROPOSES EURO-ZONE BONDS
The European Commission proposed options for a common euro-zone bond market, alongside significantly tighter controls over euro-zone members' budgets. ... more info

23 Nov 2011: EU PROPOSES EURO-ZONE BONDS
The European Commission proposed options for a common euro-zone bond market, alongside significantly tighter controls over euro-zone members' budgets. ... more info

23 Nov 2011: PRESSURE ON MERKEL INTENSIFIES
The German chancellor faces calls to soften her resistance to euro-zone bonds that would increase investor appeal but also make euro nations liable for each others' debts. ... more info

23 Nov 2011: ASIAN STOCKS DOWN AFTER US CUTS 3Q GROWTH ESTIMATE
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23 Nov 2011: ASIA STOCKS DOWN AFTER US REVISES GROWTH DATA
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23 Nov 2011: PRESSURE ON MERKEL AMPLIFIES
Merkel faces growing calls to soften her resistance to euro-zone bonds that would raise appeal for investors but make each euro member liable for the debts of the others. ... more info

22 Nov 2011: PRESSURE ON MERKEL AMPLIFIES
Merkel faces growing calls to soften her resistance to euro-zone bonds that would raise appeal for investors but make each euro member liable for the debts of the others. ... more info

22 Nov 2011: U.S. STOCKS FALL ALONG WITH EUROPE’S BONDS
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22 Nov 2011: BIG SELLOFF HITS EUROPEAN BONDS
Euro-zone bond markets suffered another selloff, with investors especially dumping short-term debt after Spain was forced to pay a heavy price to auction its latest brace of Treasury bills. ... more info

22 Nov 2011: BIG SELLOFF HITS EUROPEAN BONDS
Euro-zone bond markets suffered another selloff, with investors especially dumping short-term debt after Spain was forced to pay a heavy price to auction its latest brace of Treasury bills. ... more info

22 Nov 2011: U.S. STOCKS FALL ALONG WITH EUROPE’S BONDS
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22 Nov 2011: SPANISH BOND YIELDS SURGE TO RECORD HIGH
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22 Nov 2011: HAS EUR/USD FOUND SUPPORT AT 1.3500?
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22 Nov 2011: FRANCE AND NICOLAS SARKOZY VULNERABLE AS EURO CRISIS PERSISTS
The French president, facing re-election in April, fears becoming the next leader to fall, as the cost of French bonds rises and growth is flat. ... more info

21 Nov 2011: SPANISH VOTE FAILS TO EASE BOND YIELDS
The selloff in bonds of eurozone nations continued, as investors shrugged off the election of a fiscally conservative government in Spain. ... more info

21 Nov 2011: SPANISH VOTE FAILS TO EASE BOND YIELDS
The selloff in bonds of eurozone nations continued, as investors shrugged off the election of a fiscally conservative government in Spain. ... more info

21 Nov 2011: NO RELIEF FOR EUROPE'S BONDS
The election of a fiscally conservative government in Spain failed to calm euro-zone bond markets, pushing Spanish borrowing costs close to their highest levels since the European debt crisis began. ... more info

21 Nov 2011: NO RELIEF FOR EUROPE'S BONDS
The election of a fiscally conservative government in Spain failed to calm euro-zone bond markets, pushing Spanish borrowing costs close to their highest levels since the European debt crisis began. ... more info

21 Nov 2011: TREASURYS DRAW STRONG DEMAND AT AUCTION
The Treasury Department saw demand for its two-year bonds soar to the highest level in at least two decades as investors flocked to the safest assets they could find. ... more info

21 Nov 2011: ECB STEPPED UP BOND PURCHASES LAST WEEK
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21 Nov 2011: IN CRISIS, COMPANIES KEEP SELLING BONDS
Turbulence in government- bond markets may carry reminders of the 2008 financial crisis, but U.S. corporate debt markets have been relatively unscathed. ... more info

20 Nov 2011: EU PUSHES SCENARIOS FOR EURO BOND
The European Union's executive arm will this week float proposals for joint issues of bonds among the euro zone's 17 governments. ... more info

20 Nov 2011: IN THIS CRISIS, COMPANIES KEEP SELLING BONDS
Turbulence roiling government-bond markets may carry reminders of the 2008 financial crisis, but U.S. corporate debt markets have been relatively unscathed so far. ... more info

20 Nov 2011: EU PUSHES SCENARIOS FOR EURO BOND
The European Union's executive arm will this week float proposals for joint issues of bonds among the euro zone's 17 governments. ... more info

20 Nov 2011: PICKING CARCASS OF MF GLOBAL
Some of the world's largest hedge-fund and private-equity firms are buying the bank debt, bonds and shares of bankrupt broker MF Global. ... more info

20 Nov 2011: EU PAPER OFFERS OPTIONS FOR EURO BONDS
The European Union's executive arm will this week float proposals for joint issues of bonds among the euro zone's 17 governments. ... more info

20 Nov 2011: FOR EURO INVESTORS, TIME TO CHECK THE FINE PRINT
The risk that the euro could break up is now so pressing that Nomura Holdings is advising investors to check the small print on their bonds, as legal frameworks may determine whether the assets stay in euros. ... more info

20 Nov 2011: HOW ARE YOU SETTING YOUR BOND SECTOR WEIGHTINGS?
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19 Nov 2011: FAIR GAME: CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS AS A SCARE TACTIC IN GREECE
Behind the scenes, there appears to be some arm-twisting to persuade holders of Greek bonds to accept a restructuring deal. ... more info

19 Nov 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: MARKETS HOVER AS INVESTORS WAIT FOR ACTION ON DEBT
Friday’s directionless market showed exhaustion as Europe remained investors’ primary worry and doubts grew over the work of a United States budget committee. ... more info

18 Nov 2011: TEST FOR BONDS BACKED BY ESOTERIC ASSETS
A sequel is in the works for debt secured by unusual forms of collateral, such as the enduring appeal of John Travolta and Uma Thurman's dancing. ... more info

18 Nov 2011: ALL EYES ON EUROPE'S 7 PERCENT YIELDS
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18 Nov 2011: TREASURYS FALL AS INVESTORS TAKE ROSIER VIEW FOR NOW
Treasury bonds lost some luster as a safe harbor as investors tiptoed into riskier assets on signs of fresh ideas floating around to stem the euro zone's sovereign-debt crisis. ... more info

18 Nov 2011: ABN Q3 PROFITS FALL ON BAD GREEK CORPORATE LOANS
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17 Nov 2011: SUMMARY BOX: STOCKS SINK AS RATES RISE IN SPAIN
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17 Nov 2011: SPANISH BOND AUCTION SEES INTEREST RATE NEAR 7 PERCENT
Spain paid an interest rate of nearly 7 percent in an auction of 10-year bonds, the highest rate since 1997 and a level seen as unsustainable over the long term. ... more info

17 Nov 2011: US STOCKS EDGE DOWN AS SPANISH BOND YIELDS SOAR
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17 Nov 2011: US STOCKS EDGE DOWN AS INVESTORS WEIGH JOBS, SPAIN
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17 Nov 2011: YIELDS LEAP AT SPANISH BOND AUCTION
The euro-zone debt market brushed off renewed efforts by the European Central Bank to support Italian and Spanish government bonds after new warnings on Spanish debt sustainability. ... more info

17 Nov 2011: YIELDS LEAP AT SPANISH BOND AUCTION
The euro-zone debt market brushed off renewed efforts by the European Central Bank to support Italian and Spanish government bonds after new warnings on Spanish debt sustainability. ... more info

17 Nov 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES FALL AS FITCH WARNS ON BANKS
Stocks tumbled on Wednesday as Fitch Ratings said banks in the United States could be hurt by the debt crisis in Europe. ... more info

17 Nov 2011: YIELD ON KEY SPANISH BOND SURPASSES 6.5 PERCENT
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17 Nov 2011: WORLD STOCKS LOWER AS EUROPE CRISIS FEARS WEIGH
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17 Nov 2011: EUROPEAN BONDS UNDER PRESSURE
Spain was forced to offer record euro-era yields at its government bond auction, reflecting investors' demands for higher-risk premiums as Europe struggles to contain its sovereign-debt crisis. ... more info

16 Nov 2011: CHINESE INVESTORS LOOK FOR SPARKLE
Worried that traditional investments like stocks and bonds are losing their shine, wealthy Chinese are buying gemstones like pink diamonds to showcase alongside fine wines and contemporary art. ... more info

16 Nov 2011: BANKERS TARGET SOVEREIGN BUYERS FOR DIM-SUM BONDS
As the offshore market for bonds denominated in yuan matures, bankers are targeting a potentially lucrative group of buyers: central banks and sovereign-wealth funds. ... more info

16 Nov 2011: ECB STEPS IN AS BOND YIELDS SURGE
Government bonds issued by core euro-zone countries again came under pressure Wednesday, with the yield premium demanded by investors to hold French bonds briefly hitting its highest level since the inception of the euro. ... more info

16 Nov 2011: ECB STEPS IN AS BOND YIELDS SURGE
Government bonds issued by core euro-zone countries again came under pressure Wednesday, with the yield premium demanded by investors to hold French bonds briefly hitting its highest level since the inception of the euro. ... more info

16 Nov 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: TECHNOLOGY SHARES LIFT WALL STREET
Gains in Apple and Microsoft helped offset anxiety over Europe. ... more info

16 Nov 2011: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK STEPS IN TO COUNTER BOND ROUT
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15 Nov 2011: TREASURY BONDS ERASE LOSS
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15 Nov 2011: JPMORGAN FINED FOR SALE OF RISKY INVESTMENTS
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15 Nov 2011: SHARES EXTEND LOSSES, FRANCE IN SPOTLIGHT
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15 Nov 2011: SPANISH BOND YIELDS HIGHER AHEAD OF ELECTION
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15 Nov 2011: ONCE AGAIN CREDIT SPREADS WEIGH ON THE EURO
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15 Nov 2011: INVESTORS STILL WARY AT ITALY BOND SALE
Italy was forced to offer investors a euro-era record interest rate to place five-year government bonds, highlighting doubts over the new government's ability to rein in Rome's large debt load. ... more info

14 Nov 2011: SWISS INVESTORS TURN TO CORPORATE WORLD
Demand for corporate bonds issued in Swiss francs is on the rise, and investors are particularly eager to snap up debt issued by companies from emerging economies outside of Europe, as they seek higher returns and try to limit their exposure to the euro zone. ... more info

14 Nov 2011: ECB EASED BOND PURCHASES DESPITE ITALY TURMOIL
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14 Nov 2011: THE ERROR-PROOF PORTFOLIO: DON'T OVERLOOK THE RISKS OF INDIVIDUAL BONDS
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14 Nov 2011: ITALY PASSES BOND TEST --- AT A COST
Italy cleared its first hurdle since Mario Monti agreed to form a caretaker government, comfortably selling €3 billion of short-dated bonds in a sale that had been seen as a key test of demand for Italian debt. ... more info

14 Nov 2011: DOLLAR GAINS ON EURO
The dollar extended gains, with the euro coming under more pressure after a sale of five-year Italian government bonds came at the highest cost for the government since 1997. ... more info

14 Nov 2011: ITALY PASSES BOND TEST --- AT A COST
Italy cleared its first hurdle since Mario Monti agreed to form a caretaker government, comfortably selling €3 billion of short-dated bonds in a sale that had been seen as a key test of demand for Italian debt. ... more info

14 Nov 2011: KOREAN WON ADVANCES, BONDS FALL ON OPTIMISM ITALY, GREECE TO TACKLE DEBT
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14 Nov 2011: WEN EASING LEADS TO STEEPEST YIELD CURVE SINCE MAY: CHINA CREDIT
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13 Nov 2011: EUROPE WORRIES HIDE U.S. FEARS
Investors' focus on Europe has kept U.S. Treasury bonds in high demand, but that could change down the line as the U.S.'s own fiscal problems creep back into the spotlight. ... more info

13 Nov 2011: CITIES HIT AS FUNDS FROM BONDS PAY OTHER BILLS
Cities and states across the country are using money designated for specific purposes—such as fixing roads or sewers—in order to fill financial holes elsewhere. The moves are exposing municipalities to controversy. ... more info

12 Nov 2011: POWERSHARES ROLLS OUT INVERSE, LEVERAGED JAPANESE BOND ETNS
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11 Nov 2011: TODAY'S 'GOOD' NEWS COULD BE FOLLOWED BY TOMORROW'S 'BAD'
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11 Nov 2011: DOW RAISES $2B IN DEBT
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11 Nov 2011: ITALY BONDS RISE AS BUDGET BILL PASSED; AUSTRIAN DEBT, SPANISH NOTES DROP
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11 Nov 2011: FRENCH BONDS UNDER PRESSURE
French bond yields reached a four-month high as investors worried about the country's fiscal strains and the exposure of French banks to euro-zone neighbors. ... more info

11 Nov 2011: FRENCH BONDS UNDER PRESSURE
French bond yields reached a four-month high to rise as investors worried about the country's fiscal strains and the exposure of French banks to euro-zone neighbors. ... more info

11 Nov 2011: DANISH BONDS MAY BELIE RECESSION RISK AS HOUSING SLUMPS, JOB LOSSES MOUNT
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11 Nov 2011: INVESTORS FLEEING BONDS, SAVINGS SPUR RECORD FLOWS INTO GOLD: INDIA CREDIT
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11 Nov 2011: SOVEREIGN DEBT TURNS SOUR IN EURO ZONE
The debt crisis was fed by governments that borrowed too much, regulators that let banks treat the bonds as without risk and investors who viewed the bonds of all countries as solid. ... more info

11 Nov 2011: ITALY BOND MARKET AS EURO PROXY
Through Italian bonds, some investors are placing bearish bets on the euro zone itself. ... more info

11 Nov 2011: KOREAN WON GAINS BEFORE CENTRAL BANK INTEREST-RATE DECISION; BONDS ADVANCE
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10 Nov 2011: BUYING BONDS FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
Unable to issue debt at affordable prices to professional investors, European governments and banks increasingly are turning to their citizens and customers for help. ... more info

10 Nov 2011: BUYING BONDS FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
Unable to issue debt at affordable prices to professional investors, European governments and banks increasingly are turning to their citizens and customers for help. ... more info

10 Nov 2011: CRDIT AGRICOLE TAKES GREECE HIT
Crdit Agricole reported a 65% drop in third-quarter net profit, hit by a heavier-than-expected write-down on its Greek government bonds and further losses at its troubled Emporiki Bank of Greece unit. ... more info

10 Nov 2011: FITCH PROJECTS RECOVERY RATE ON MG GLOBAL BONDS
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10 Nov 2011: THE MAN WHO HATED HAIRCUTS
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10 Nov 2011: ITALIAN BONDS ADVANCE AFTER ONE-YEAR BILL AUCTION
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10 Nov 2011: WORLD STOCKS, EURO TUMBLE ON ITALY, EZ BREAK-UP FEARS
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10 Nov 2011: TREASURY 30-YEAR BONDS REVERSE GAIN, PARE BIGGEST WEEKLY RISE; GROSS BUY
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10 Nov 2011: ITALIAN TWO-YEAR NOTES REBOUND FROM PLUNGE; YIELD DECLINES 20 BASIS POINTS
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10 Nov 2011: ITALIAN 5-YEAR GOVERNMENT NOTES DROP; YIELD RISES TO EURO-ERA RECORD 7.80%
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10 Nov 2011: GERMAN 10-YEAR GOVERNMENT BONDS ADVANCE A SECOND DAY; YIELD FALLS TO 1.68%
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10 Nov 2011: FEAR OF CONTAGION ROCKS MARKETS
Investors dumped their holdings of Italian government bonds, prompting a global stock market sell-off. ... more info

10 Nov 2011: 10-YEAR JGB YIELD FALLS TO 1-YR LOW AFTER SOLID AUCTION
TOKYO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The yield on 10-year Japanesegovernment bonds fell to a one-year low of 0.960 percent onThursday, supported by worries over the euro zone's debt crisisand following strong ... ... more info

10 Nov 2011: JAPAN 40-YR JGB AUCTION HIGHEST YIELD 2.17 PCT-MOF
TOKYO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - An auction of 40-year Japanesegovernment bonds on Thursday produced a highest accepted yieldof 2.17 percent, with 62.1794 percent of the bids accepted atthat yield, the Ministry ... ... more info

10 Nov 2011: JGBS EDGE UP ON ITALY WOES, 10-YR YIELD AT 1-MTH LOW
TOKYO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds gainedon Thursday as concerns about the sustainability of Italy'spublic finances pummelled share prices in Japan and elsewhere,with the 10-year yield ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: ITALY FEARS RATTLE WORLD'S INVESTORS
Investors stampeded out of Italian bonds, sparking a broader decline across global markets. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: ITALY FEARS RATTLE WORLD'S INVESTORS
Investors stampeded out of Italian bonds, sparking a broader decline across global markets. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: LESSONS FROM OTHER CRISES SUGGEST HARD SOLUTION FOR EUROZONE
A day after stocks rallied on news that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi would resign after reforms are enacted, stocks tanked as the yields on Italian bonds soared above 7%, a level considered ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: CONFUSION IN EUROPE HITS US MARKETS
European debt yields are rising, and not just in Italy: Spanish 10-year bonds are now at 5.8 percent. One trader put it best: "the EU is now using the Bond Markets themselves to force Member Countries into line." ... more info

9 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES CHESTER COUNTY, PA'S GO BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to the County of Chester, PA's general obligation notes and bonds: ... more info

9 Nov 2011: FITCH UPGRADES PARKER, AZ'S HURF BONDS TO 'A' FROM 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Parker, AZ highway user revenue fee bonds: ... more info

9 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL DISTRICT'S (PA) $220.1MM GOS 'AA'; DOWNGRADES UNDERLYING RATINGS
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania general obligation refunding bonds based on the Pennsylvania School Bond Enhancement Program: ... more info

9 Nov 2011: SENATORS UNVEIL BILL TO SPARK US COVERED BOND MARKET
* Bill would set up regulatory framework for covered bonds* Market seen as new way to raise money for mortgages* Senate bill similar to House versionWASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: CORPORATE BONDS: THAT SHRINKING FEELING
Here's a suggestion for countries struggling to borrow in the capital markets. Just turn into companies and life will be so much easier. Sovereign borrowers have relatively low upper limits on their borrowing ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS GAIN ON SAFETY BID AS ITALY FEARS MOUNT
* Treasuries prices gain on safety bid from Italy* $24 bln, 10-year note sale slightly disappoints* Treasury will sell $16 bln in 30-year bonds on ThursdayBy Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES OKLAHOMA DFA'S $17MM LEASE REV 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following lease revenue bonds of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority : ... more info

9 Nov 2011: INVESTORS ADD CASH TO MUTUAL FUNDS
Long-term mutual funds added a net $2.22 billion in the latest week, as investors put more money in bonds and hybrid funds, while U.S. equities continued to see declines, according to the Investment Company Institute. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: MONEY MARKETS-ITALIAN TROUBLES SEEN BOOSTING BANKS' ECB RELIANCE
By Ana Nicolaci da Costa and Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A decision by two key clearinghouses on Wednesday will make it more expensive for Europeanbanks to use Italian bonds as collateral ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: EUROPEAN STOCKS FALL
European Stocks Fall European stocks turned sharply lower and the euro fell heavily against the dollar as worries about Italy's debt pile pushed yields on its two-year and 10-year bonds to euro-era highs of over 7%. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST BANK BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to bank bonds corresponding to the following series of bonds to be issued on behalf of Catholic Healthcare West by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority: ... more info

9 Nov 2011: ITALY 10-YEAR BOND YIELD TOPS 7%
Italy's borrowing costs continued to surge for a third day Wednesday, with yields on 10-year Italian bonds climbing above 7%. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS JUMP AS ITALY FLAILS
Treasury prices jump, pushing yields down by the most in a week, as a deep sell-off in Italian bonds raised concerns that Europe's third largest economy will need a bailout. Investors question whether the rest of Europe can afford such a bailout. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATINGS ON MARIA PARHAM HOSPITAL PROJECT, NC SERIES 2003 REVS
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn its rating on the following bonds due to prerefunding activity: ... more info

9 Nov 2011: TREASURIES-NEW RUSH INTO TREASURIES AS ITALIAN BONDS FALTER
* Italian yield curve inverted as confidence wanes * Merkel spokesman says Germany concerned about Italy * Safety bid offsets set-up for $24 billion 10-year sale By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: IS THE PROBLEM WITH ITALY SOLVENCY OR LIQUIDITY?
Italy's problems looked far from over Wednesday as its stocks fell sharply and the yield on Italian 10 year bonds shot above the important 7 percent mark. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES UNIV OF CONNECTICUT'S GO BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns 'AA-' ratings to the following University of Connecticut general obligation bonds: ... more info

9 Nov 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. LONG BOND POSTS 3 POINT GAIN IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The price of 30-year U.S.Treasury bonds rose three points on Wednesday as investorsrushed back into safe-haven U.S. debt amid a deepening debtcrisis in Italy.The 30-year bond ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: ITALIAN BOND YIELDS BREACH KEY 7% LEVEL
Yields on Italian bonds soared, rising to the highest levels since the inception of the euro in the latest sign that investors are fast losing faith in the world's third-biggest sovereign-bond market. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: ITALIAN BOND YIELDS BREACH KEY 7% LEVEL
Yields on Italian bonds soared, rising to the highest levels since the inception of the euro in the latest sign that investors are fast losing faith in the world's third-biggest sovereign-bond market. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: EUROPEAN DEBT CRISIS AS BERLUSCONI’S LAST STAND
As Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi prepared his exit, on Wednesday, yields on 10-year Italian government bonds were close to levels that have required other euro zone countries to seek bailouts. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: ITALY 10-YEAR YIELD RISES ABOVE CRITICAL 7% LEVEL
The yield on benchmark Italian 10-year government bonds moved above the critical 7% level widely viewed as unsustainable on Wednesday morning after clearing firm LCH.Clearnet raised margin requirements for trading Italian debt. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALY 2-YEAR BONDS YIELD MORE THAN 10-YEAR DEBT
LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Two-year Italian government bondson Wednesday yielded more than 10-year debt for the first timesince the euro's launch as the euro zone's third biggest economywas sucked ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN 10-YEAR YIELDS HIT 7 PERCENT
LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Italian 10-year bond yields hitthe 7 percent level that is widely deemed unsustainable after anincrease in the cost of using the country's bonds to raise fundsoffset hopes ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: EUROPE MARKETS: EUROPEAN STOCKS DROP ON ITALIAN WORRIES
European stocks drop on Wednesday after clearing house LCH.Clearnet raises the margins traders must provide to trade Italian government bonds. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: LCH.CLEARNET RAISES MARGIN ON ITALIAN DEBT
Italian government bond yields rose Wednesday morning after clearing house LCH.Clearnet raised margins traders must provide to trade Italian debt. The margin investors must deposit to trade bonds expiring in seven years or more was raised five percentage points, according to a notice to members posted on the firm's web site. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: IIF SAYS WEEKS AWAY FROM CONCLUDING GREEK DEBT DEAL
BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The private sector's leadnegotiator on a deal to halve the nominal value of holdings ofGreek government bonds said on Wednesday it was still weeks awayfrom completion and ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: RESTRUCTURING, LOANS TO GREECE COST DEXIA $8.7B
Dexia, the Franco-Belgian lender that had to be bailed out last month, said Wednesday the firesale of its Belgian retail business and losses on Greek government bonds cost it almost euro6.32 billion in the third quarter. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: EURO FALLS AS ITALIAN BONDS HIT 7 PERCENT
Italian credit market woes continued to weigh on the EUR/USD in early European trade as price on the benchmark 10 year BTP dropped below 86 and yields rose above the 7.0% level after LCH Clearnet raised ... ... more info

9 Nov 2011: EUROPEAN STOCKS DROP ON ITALIAN WORRIES
European stocks drop on Wednesday after clearing house LCH.Clearnet raises the margins traders must provide to trade Italian government bonds. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: ITALIAN BOND YIELDS PASS KEY 7% LEVEL
The growing investor exodus from Italian bonds raises the most dangerous scenario yet in the euro zone's two-year-old debt crisis. ... more info

9 Nov 2011: JGBS DIP AFTER ITALY NEWS LIFTS RISK APPETITE
TOKYO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds dipped onWednesday as global shares climbed on hopes of speedier fiscalreform in Italy after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pledgedto step down.* Ten-year ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: TEXT-S&P ASSIGNS 'AA-' RTG TO HOPKINSVILLE,KY'S GO BONDS
Nov 8 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned it's'AA-' long-term rating to Hopkinsville, Kentucky's series 2011Ageneral obligation (GO) refunding bonds. The outlook is stable."The ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: EXIT FROM ITALIAN DEBT SPURS FEARS
The growing investor exodus from Italian bonds, sparked by the dual political crises in Italy and Greece, raises the most dangerous scenario yet in the euro zone's two-year-old debt crisis. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES SOUTH JORDAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING AUTH, UT $6.7MM LEASE REVENUE REFUNDING 'AA'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following South Jordan Municipal Building Authority, Utah lease revenue bonds: ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH: RATINGS UNAFFECTED BY REMARKETING OF CATHOLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES (CO) REVS 2008C-2 & C-4
The remarketing of the Colorado Health Facilities Authority variable-rate revenue bonds series 2008C-2 and 2008C-4 does not affect their ratings, according to Fitch Ratings. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS KENTON COUNTY AIRPORT BD'S (OH) AIRPORT REVS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK REMAINS STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB+' rating on approximately $174 million of outstanding Kenton County Airport Board's airport revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS WINTHROP S. NASSAU UNIV HEALTH SYSTEM, NY'S REVS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB+' rating on the following series of bonds issued on behalf of Winthrop South Nassau University Health System : ... more info

8 Nov 2011: BRAZIL'S HYPERMARCAS BONDS SINK AS OUTLOOK WORSENS
* Yields climb 80 basis points on Tuesday to 8.36 pct* Bond has lost 8 cents on the dollar since Friday* Company reported net loss, cut EBITDA estimates* Analysts, investors see yields climbing furtherBy ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: MS INDICTED OVER MORTGAGE BONDS
A group of investors have accused Morgan Stanley of selling flawed mortgage bonds by misleading investors. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS TURN DOWN ON ITALY REPORTS
Treasury prices reverse after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reportedly plans to resign. Bonds are up after a 3-year note auction. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES BOISE CITY, ID'S $23.4MM REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Boise City, Idaho new debt issuance: ... more info

8 Nov 2011: CANADA TO BUY BACK UP TO C$500 MLN OF BONDS
TORONTO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada said onTuesday it could buy back up to C$500 million ($495 million)from as many as seven government bond issues in a cashmanagement bond repurchase operation ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES MUNICIPAL BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 31, 2011 to November 4, 2011, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.92 percentage points, or 92 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board . ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS OHIO'S ADJUSTABLE RATE GO BONDS WITH STATE LIQUIDITY AT 'F1+'
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'F1+' rating on the state's approximately $650.7 million adjustable rate general obligation bonds, for which the state provides liquidity upon a failed remarketing. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES MAINE HEALTH & HIGHER EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY'S $37.2MM REVS 'AA'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds: ... more info

8 Nov 2011: [$$] WELLS FARGO, MUNICIPALITIES SETTLE BID-RIGGING SUIT
Wells Fargo Settles Muni Case Wells Fargo reached a civil settlement of at least $37 million with municipalities that were suing the bank over the way the banking industry conducted auctions for municipal bonds. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: TREASURIES-US BONDS GAIN AS ITALY FEARS INTENSIFY
* Treasuries gain as Italy comes under renewed stress * U.S. sells $32 bln in 3-year notes to strong demand * Three-year auction has high yield of 0.379 percent By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: RLPC-SPIE CONSIDERS HIGH-YIELD BOND ALTERNATIVE-SOURCES
* Mezzanine loan or private high-yield bond considered* Banks have 2.8 bln euros of bridge loans to bonds* Credit funds have appetite to investBy Claire RuckinLONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The banks that underwrote ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: WARNING SIGNS IN ITALIAN BONDS
The growing investor exodus from Italian bonds, sparked by the dual political crises in Italy and Greece, raises the most dangerous scenario yet in the euro zone's two-year-old debt crisis. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: [$$] WELLS FARGO SETTLES ALLEGED MUNICIPAL BOND-RIGGING CASE
Wells Fargo Settles Muni Case Wells Fargo reached a civil settlement of at least $37 million with municipalities that were suing the bank over the way the banking industry conducted auctions for municipal bonds. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS HAWAII HARBOR SYSTEM REV BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms its 'A+' rating of $379 million in outstanding Hawaii Department of Transportation , harbor system revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook on all bonds is Stable. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: CANADA BUYS BACK C$264.17 MLN OF BONDS
TORONTO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada said onTuesday it had bought back C$264.17 million ($262 million) fromsix government bond issues in a cash management bond repurchaseoperation. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: TREASURIES-SAFETY BUYING BOOSTS BONDS AFTER ITALY VOTE
* Italy's PM Berlusconi under pressure to resign* Greek government forming crisis coalition* Treasury to auction $32 billion of 3-year notesBy Chris Reese NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'AA-/F1+' ASSIGNED TO CA INFRA & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK VRDBS (WESTMARK SCHOOL)
On the effective date of Nov. 9, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the 'AA-/F1+; Stable Outlook rating assigned to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank variable rate demand revenue bonds,, Series 2006. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN BOND YIELDS RISE AFTER KEY BUDGET VOTE
LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Yields on Italian bonds resumedtheir rise on Tuesday after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wona vote on the ratification of 2010 public accounts.But the loss of his parliamentary ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: INTESA SANPAOLO WILL KEEP INVESTING IN ITALY GOVERNMENT BONDS
MILAN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Italy's biggest retail bank IntesaSanpaolo will not change its policy on sovereign debtexposure and will continue to invest in Italian governmentbonds, Chief Executive Corrado ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: INTESA'S EXPOSURE TO ITALIAN GOVT DEBT 63.4 BLN EUROS
MILAN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Intesa Sanpaolo's exposureto Italy's government bonds stood at 63.4 billion euros at theend of September, compared with 64.5 billion euros at end-June,slides posted on ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: BERLUSCONI FACES CRUNCH PARLIAMENT VOTE
Bond markets are piling the pressure on Silvio Berlusconi to resolve the political deadlock gripping Italy, sending yields on the country's bonds to fresh euro-era highs and close to the point where analysts ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: BERLUSCONI FACES CRUNCH PARLIAMENTARY VOTE
Bond markets are piling the pressure on Silvio Berlusconi to resolve the political deadlock gripping Italy, sending yields on the country's bonds to fresh euro-era highs and close to the point where analysts ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: ITALY BOND YIELDS HOVER BELOW EURO-ERA HIGH
The yield on 10-year Italian government bonds edged up to a euro-era high of 6.69% and remains up by around 9 basis points at 6.62% on Tuesday, according to FactSet Research data, as investors await a budget vote in the Italian parliament and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resists calls to resign. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS DAD SPV'S BONDS AT 'AAA(THA)'/STABLE
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Nov 08- Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has affirmed DAD SPV Company Limited's (DAD SPV) CMBS notes at 'AAA(tha)' with Stable Outlooks. ... ... more info

8 Nov 2011: [$$] GREECE HURTS SOCGEN
Greece Hurts SocGen Socit Gnrale, France's second-largest bank by market capitalization, reported a 31% drop in third-quarter net profit, hit by higher provisions against Greek sovereign bonds and as volatile financial markets pressured its corporate and investment bank. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: MUNICH RE'S PROFITS TAKE BIG CURRENCY HIT
German reinsurer Munich Re says its net profits more than halved in the third quarter because of exchange rate volatility and the fallen value of Greek government bonds. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: GREECE HURTS SOCGEN
Socit Gnrale, France's second-largest bank by market capitalization, reported a 31% drop in third-quarter net profit, hit by higher provisions against Greek sovereign bonds and as volatile financial markets pressured its corporate and investment bank. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: MORGAN STANLEY ACCUSED OVER MORTGAGE BONDS
Morgan Stanley (AMEX:MWD) revealed on Monday it is being targeted over alleged mortgage mis-selling by the same law firm that brokered an $8.5bn settlement with Bank of America (NYSE:BAC - News). ... more info

8 Nov 2011: MORGAN STANLEY ACCUSED OF MISLEADING ON MORTGAGE DEBT
Morgan Stanley said a group of investors had accused it of selling defective mortgage bonds contained in more than $6 billion of trusts, signaling that it may face litigation over its involvement. ... more info

8 Nov 2011: ITALIAN BONDS HOLD TRADERS' ATTENTION
Traders, across the financial markets and around the world, expect to spend another day Tuesday watching Italian bonds. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AAA RATING TO BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA'S US DOLLAR-DENOMINATED, SERIES 5 COVERED BONDS
Nov 7 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia:* Moody's assigns Aaa rating to Bank of Nova Scotia's USdollar-denominated, Series 5 covered bonds ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, NY REVS AT 'BB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BB+' rating on the approximately $260 million of Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Orange Regional Medical Center Project, revenue bonds series 2008. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: TEXT-NEWCREST TO ISSUE $1 BILLION IN CORPORATE BONDS
SYDNEY, Nov 8 (Reuters) - For company statement: here (Reporting by Ed Davies ) ... more info

7 Nov 2011: JAPAN BUYS 10% OF EURO BAILOUT BOND ISSUE
Japan continued to buy bonds from a European bailout fund, the finance ministry said Tuesday, extending what could be crucial aid to Europe as it struggles to fight its continuing debt crisis. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: MORGAN STANLEY SAYS WARNED ON $6 BILLION MORTGAGE DEBT
Morgan Stanley said a group of investors believes the bank may have sold defective mortgage bonds contained in more than $6 billion of trusts, signaling that it may face litigation over its involvement. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES UPMC'S (PA) SERIES 2011A AND 2011B REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the approximately $327.1 million Allegheny County Hospital Development Authority series 2011A and 2011B bonds to be issued on behalf of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center . ... more info

7 Nov 2011: ITALY'S BONDS DRAGGED INTO DANGER ZONE
Silvio Berlusconi pledged on Monday to fight on in spite of a growing revolt within his centre-right party and a further erosion of Italy's credibility on bond markets that forced the European Central ... ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BREVARD COLLEGE (NC) ED FACIL REV RFDG BONDS AT 'B+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'B+' rating on approximately $11.17 million of outstanding North Carolina Capital Facilities Finance Agency's educational facilities revenue refunding bonds, Brevard College Corporation , series 2007. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS 'AA' RATING TO NEVADA IRRIGATION DISTRICT JOINT PWRS AUTH, CA WATER SYS REV BONDS
Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to Nevada Irrigation District Joint Powers Authority, California's water system revenue bonds, issued on behalf of the Nevada Irrigation District: ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BAYLOR UNIV (TX) REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the following ratings on revenue bonds and commercial paper issued on behalf of Baylor University : ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX PASS-THROUGH TOLL REV BONDS & REFUNDING BONDS 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to Williamson County, Texas' bonds: ... more info

7 Nov 2011: MARKIT LAUNCHES MUNIS EVALUATION SERVICE
Nov 7 (Reuters) - Data group Markit is launching a pricingservice for U.S. municipal bonds, a sprawling $3.7 trillion,fixed-income market with tens of thousands of lightly tradedindividual securities.The ... ... more info

7 Nov 2011: ITALY'S BONDS HIT DANGER ZONE
Silvio Berlusconi pledged on Monday to fight on in spite of a growing revolt within his centre-right party and a further erosion of Italy's credibility on bond markets that forced the European Central ... ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF INDIANA STUDENT FEE REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Trustee of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana revenue bonds: ... more info

7 Nov 2011: INVESTMENT GRADE BONDS ATTRACTIVE
Due to high cash levels, investment grade corporate bonds are looking attractive. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: ECB STEPS UP BOND BUYS TO EURO9.5 BILLION
The European Central Bank stepped up its purchases of government bonds last week to euro9.5 billion , bank figures showed Monday. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD $255MM GOS 'AAA', $200MM BANS 'F1+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to Baltimore County, Maryland general obligation bonds and bond anticipation notes : ... more info

7 Nov 2011: ITALIAN YIELDS HIT EURO-ERA HIGH
Italian bonds capitulated as the country's fractious political situation unnerved investors, with short-dated bonds bearing the brunt of the selloff as yields rose to their highest level since the euro's inception. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: EURO SOFTENS MODESTLY
The euro eased only modestly even as yields on Italian government bonds soared to euro-era highs, as separate worries about the U.S. economy continued to keep a floor under the common currency. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES WESTPAC COVERED BONDS 'AAA(EXP)'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Nov 07- Fitch Ratings has assigned Westpac Banking Corporation's (WBC, 'AA'/'F1+')inaugural residential mortgage covered bonds, ... ... more info

7 Nov 2011: UNGUARANTEED FANNIE BONDS MAY YIELD DOUBLE-DIGITS
A proposal floated by the Obama administration and Freddie Mac to induce private mortgage investors back into the single-family loan industry likely would need to offer double-digit yields to entice buyers, analysts say. ... more info

7 Nov 2011: ITALY NEW HOT SPOT FOR EURO
Italy is quickly becoming the new sore spot for the European credit crisis as the spread between Italian and German bonds blows out to euro era highs. The yield on 10 year Italian BTP bonds has increased ... ... more info

7 Nov 2011: JGBS LITTLE CHANGED, CURVE STEEPENS AHEAD OF AUCTION
TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds werealmost flat on Monday after erasing small losses from earlier asinvestors are unconvinced that the prospect of a unitygovernment in Greece is enough ... ... more info

6 Nov 2011: GREEK BANKS TURN TO BONDS
Three of Greece's biggest banks have issued €6.4bn ($8.8bn) of government-guaranteed bonds likely to be used as security to obtain financing from central banks, a move that points to worsening market conditions ... ... more info

6 Nov 2011: HIGH YIELD BONDS - SIGNS OF RECOVERY IN US AND EUROPE
The global high yield market was heading towards a tremendous year in the first half of 2011, with record issuance in both Europe and the US, but the market came thoroughly unstuck in the summer. ... more info

6 Nov 2011: DEMAND TILTS FROM SOVEREIGN BONDS TO COMPANY DEBT
Good quality corporate bonds remain very much in demand, according to the broad consensus prevailing in the investment management industry. As the appetite for at least some sovereign bonds is tested, ... ... more info

6 Nov 2011: EUROPEAN BONDS LURE U.S. BARGAIN HUNTERS
Intrepid U.S. investors are venturing across the pond to snap up European corporate bonds at cut-rate prices. Some are taking advantage of a price gap between European and U.S. debt of international firms like Levi Strauss. ... more info

6 Nov 2011: NEW-FANGLED CONVERTIBLES POISED TO TAKE OFF
Mark Twain famously said reports of his death were "greatly exaggerated", and the same might be true of contingent convertible bonds (cocos) and other new-fangled hybrid securities designed to ... ... more info

5 Nov 2011: STRATEGIES: GREEK BONDS MAY OFFER CONTRARIAN CLUES TO U.S. STOCKS
Out of Europe’s confusion comes an unlikely contrarian indicator for American investors: the battered Greek bond. ... more info

5 Nov 2011: ECB DEBATES ENDING ITALY BOND BUYS IF REFORMS DON'T COME
The European Central Bank often discusses the possibility ending the purchase of Italian government bonds if it concludes Italy is not adopting promised reforms, ECB Governing Council Member Yves Mersch said. ... more info

5 Nov 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: ANXIOUS OVER JOBS AND EUROPE, WALL ST. FALLS FOR WEEK
The political uncertainty around the Greek debt crisis and a modest jobs report in the United States weighed on investors worldwide. ... more info

5 Nov 2011: FOR THE BEST BOND DEALS, LOOK TO THE EMERGING MARKETS
Upside The Case for Emerging-Markets Bonds Investors used to look to emerging-market bonds to find higher yields. Now issuer nations are less indebted and have faster economic growth than U.S., Europe and Japan. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER'S 2011 REVS 'BBB'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB' rating to the following Wood County Central Hospital District bonds issued on behalf of East Texas Medical Center : ... more info

4 Nov 2011: THE CASE FOR EMERGING-MARKETS BONDS
Investors used to look to emerging-market bonds to find higher yields. Now issuer nations are less indebted and have faster economic growth than U.S., Europe and Japan. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES HAWAII'S GOS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns 'AA' ratings to the following state of Hawaii bonds: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES OREGON DOT'S $265MM HIGHWAY SUBORDINATE LIEN REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following State of Oregon Department of Transportation highway user tax revenue bonds: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES $113M NY LIBERTY DEV CORP BDS, SER 2011A (WTC PROJ-T3-4) 'AAA/F1+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AAA/F1+' to the $112,890,000 New York Liberty Development Corporation Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds, series 2011A . Proceeds of the 2011A bonds and the Issuer's Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds, series 2011B will be used to refund a portion of the Issuer's Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds, series 2011A and 2011B . ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES INDIANA UNIV HEALTH, INC. (IN) $220MM SERIES 2011N REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the following Indiana Finance Authority revenue bonds expected to be issued on behalf of Indiana University Health Obligated Group : ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES MISSOURI ENVIRON IMPROVEMENT & ENERGY RESOURCES AUTH'S $149MM SRF RFDG REVS 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings has assigned its 'AAA' rating to following Missouri Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority's water pollution control and drinking water state revolving funds program bonds: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ANCHORAGE ML&P, AK BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
During the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A+' rating on the following Anchorage Municipal Light & Power, AK bonds issued through Anchorage, AK: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS 'AA-/F1+' TO NY LIBERTY DEV CORP REV REF BONDS (3 WORLD TRADE CENTER) SERIES 2011B
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA-/F1+' rating to the $11,950,000 New York Liberty Development Corporation Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds series 2011B bonds. The ratings will be based on the support provided by the irrevocable direct- pay letter of credit to be issued by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. . ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS 'AA-/F1+' TO NY LIBERTY DEV CORP REV REF BONDS (WORLD TRADE CENTER-3-4) SERIES 2011B
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA-/F1+' rating to the $1,110,000 New York Liberty Development Corporation Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds series 2011B bonds. The ratings will be based on the support provided by the irrevocable direct- pay letter of credit to be issued by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. . ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SYRACUSE INDUSTRIAL DEVEL. AGENCY (NY) 2007A&B PILOT REVS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Syracuse Industrial Development Agency, New York's PILOT revenue bonds as part of its continuous surveillance efforts: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES $1.2B NY LIBERTY DEV CORP BDS, SER 2011A (3 WTC PROJ) 'AAA/F1+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AAA/F1+' to the $1,217,550,000 New York Liberty Development Corporation Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds, series 2011A . Proceeds of the 2011A bonds and the Issuer's Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds, series 2011B will be used to refund a portion of the Issuer's Multi-Modal Liberty Revenue Refunding Bonds, series 2011A and 2011B . ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER CO.'S $250MM 5.15% UNSECURED BONDS 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB-' rating to Tucson Electric Power Company's (TEP; Fitch Issuer Default Rating of 'BB+') $250 million 5.15%, unsecured bonds, due Nov. 15, 2021. Proceeds will be used to retire $150 million of variable-rate debt, pay down revolver borrowings, and for general corporate purposes. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: SPRINT SEES RATING ACTIONS AFTER BOND ANNOUNCEMENT
Sprint Nextel Corp. was the subject of a number of actions by ratings services Friday following its announcement that it plans to issue bonds in a private placement and may use proceeds to fund Clearwire Corp. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES BROWARD COUNTY, FL'S PORT FACILITY REVS 'A', AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to Broward County, Florida's $137 million port facilities refunding revenue bonds, series 2011A, 2011B, and 2011C. Fitch also affirms its 'A' rating on outstanding parity senior revenue and refunding bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY, MI REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to the Wayne County Airport Authority, Michigan's Series 2011 A&B revenue refunding bonds expected to be issued in the amount of $175.87 million depending upon market conditions. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES $134MM DASNY SCHOOL REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following Dormitory Authority of the State of New York school districts revenue bond financing program revenue bonds: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES DETROIT DOWNTOWN DEV AUTH (MI) SUB LIEN TIF BONDS TO 'BB+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has taken the following action on bonds issued by the Detroit Downtown Development Authority, MI : ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Hopewell, Virginia sewer system revenue bonds: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTHORITY'S $900MM BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following New York City Transitional Finance Authority future tax secured bonds: ... more info

4 Nov 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YR UP POINT ON SAFETY BID
NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. 30-year Treasury bond rose a point on Friday as worry about the euro zonedebt crisis fed a bid for safe-haven U.S. government debt.Thirty-year Treasury bonds , which ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: ITALY'S BOND YIELDS RISE AGAIN
Yields on Italian bonds rose Friday, pushing prices down, as traders become more worried about Europe containing its sovereign debt crisis. Yields on Italy's 10-year notes rose to 6.28%, near the highest level since the euro's inception and up from 6.18% on Thursday. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS PARE GAINS AFTER U.S. PAYROLLS DATA
LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - German government bonds brieflypared gains on Friday after U.S. payrolls data showed a largepositive revision to September's number, although October'sgains were less ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS (P)AAA RATING TO STADSHYPOTEK'S COVERED BONDS
Nov 04 (Reuters) - Stadshypotek AB*Moody's assigns provisional (P)Aaa rating to Stadshypotek'scovered bonds issued under its Australian MTN Programme ... more info

4 Nov 2011: UPDATE 1-TURKISH ASSETS FIRMER AHEAD OF HOLIDAY
* Lira briefly firms to below 1.75 against dollar* Bond yields fall slightly, shares rise* Markets boosted by Greek referendum axe hopes* Bank shares, Tupras rise after results (Adds quotes, bonds, shares)ISTANBUL, ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: XSTRATA LAUNCHES $3 BILLION BOND ISSUE
LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata (XTA.L: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) said it was set to sell $3 billion worth of bonds and planned to use the proceeds to repay debt and for general ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: UPDATE 1-XSTRATA LAUNCHES $3 BLN BOND ISSUE
LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata said it was set to sell $3 billion worth of bonds and planned touse the proceeds to repay debt and for general corporatepurposes.The FTSE 100 company ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: RPT-JGBS FIRM AMID GREECE UNCERTAINTY, U.S. JOBS DATA
* JGBs stay resilient despite Nikkei rise* Ten-yr JGB yield remains below 1 pct* JGB futures hit 1-mth highBy Akiko Takeda TOKYO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds were firmin subdued trade on ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES COMMONWEALTH BANK COVERED BONDS 'AAA(EXP)'
(The following was released by the rating agency)Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Commonwealth Bank of Australia:Mortgage Covered Bonds here Nov 4 - Fitch Ratings has assigned Commonwealth Bank ofAustralia's ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: CHRONOLOGY-BANK OF JAPAN POLICY MOVES SINCE 1999
TOKYO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan eased monetarypolicy in October by boosting purchases of government bonds asthe yen's rise to record highs and uncertainty about whetherEurope can map out ... ... more info

4 Nov 2011: TAIWAN BANKS ALLOWED TO BUY CHINESE BONDS
Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission says it will further relax investment restrictions and allow local banks to buy government and corporate bonds in China. ... more info

4 Nov 2011: JGBS FIRM AMID GREECE UNCERTAINTY, TRADE THIN
TOKYO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds were firmin thin trade on Friday as market players were cautious aboutshifting positions amid uncertainty over developments in Greeceand ahead of U.S. ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: CORPORATE BOND SALES START TO PICK UP
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL - News) and Mattel were among large companies that sold more than $12bn of bonds to take advantage of a positive day in the US financial markets. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS INITIAL 'BBB' RATING TO EAST KENTUCKY POWER COOPERATIVE'S SR. SECURED BONDS
Fitch Ratings has assigned an initial long-term rating of 'BBB' to the following East Kentucky Power Cooperative outstanding secured bonds: ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES NORTHSIDE ISD, TX ULTS 'AAA' PSF, 'AA+' UNDERLYING; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following Northside Independent School District, Texas' unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

3 Nov 2011: US REVIEWS TRADES, SUBPOENAS MF GLOBAL AUDITOR--BBG
WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulatoris reviewing trades in MF Global Holding's convertible bonds for possible insider trading, while the U.S.futures regulator has sent a subpoena ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MD) REVENUE BONDS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB+' rating on approximately $82.1 million of Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Maryland Institute College of Art . ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES $37MM DEL MAR COLLEGE DISTRICT, TEXAS' LTD TAX RFDG BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Del Mar College District, Texas limited tax debt: ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS NEBRASKA METHODIST HEALTH SYSTEM'S (NE) REVS AT 'BBB+; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following bonds issued on behalf of Nebraska Methodist Health System , at 'BBB+': ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES CARROLL COUNTY, MD'S $31.1MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to Carroll County, Maryland's general obligation bonds: ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH UPGRADES HOUSTON AIRPORT, TX'S SPECIAL FACIL TERMINAL E PROJ TO 'B'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO STABLE
Fitch Ratings upgrades the City of Houston, TX's outstanding $323.5 million airport system special facilities revenue bonds series 2001 to 'B' from 'B-'. The series 2001 bonds are fixed-rate revenue bonds with a final maturity in 2029. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES 18 BONDS IN 12 U.S. CMBS TRANSACTIONS
Fitch Ratings has downgraded 18 bonds in 12 U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions to 'D', as the bonds have incurred a principal write-down. The bonds were all previously rated 'CC' or 'C' which indicates that Fitch expected a default. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MED CENTER (CA) BONDS AT 'BBB'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB' rating on the following Loma Linda University Medical Center bonds. The Rating Outlook remains Negative. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES CA HEALTH FACIL FIN AUTH (CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST) VRDBS SER 2011 B&C 'AA-/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-/F1+', Stable Outlook, to the $75,000,000 California Health Facilities Financing Authority variable rate health facility revenue bonds , series 2011B and $75,000,000 California Health Facilities Financing Authority variable rate health facility revenue bonds , series 2011C. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS FALL AS GREECE SOFTENS STANCE, ECB CUTS
* Bunds fall as Greece softens referendum stance* ECB cuts rates 25 basis points to 1.25 percent* Uncertainty over Greece weighs on non-triple-A rated bonds* Spain pays high premium to sell bonds, France ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES MINNEAPOLIS, MN GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Minneapolis, MN general obligation bonds: ... more info

3 Nov 2011: UPDATE 1-KENYA STOCKS HALT TWO-WEEK RALLY, SHILLING FALLS
* Recent stocks rally seen overdone * Oil sector importers pressure shilling lower * Bonds turnover drop drastically, seen subdued (Recast with markets close, stocks) By Beatrice Gachenge and Kevin Mwanza ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: UPDATE 1-BANK EXODUS FROM EURO ZONE SOVEREIGN DEBT QUICKENS
By Steve Slater and Lionel LaurentLONDON/PARIS, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Banks including BNP Paribas and ING are ditching billions of euros ofeuro zone government bonds, cutting their exposure to theregion's ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS RTG OF AAA TO THE ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Nov 03 (Reuters) - Illinois Housing Development Authority* Moody's assigns the rating of Aaa to the Illinois HousingDevelopment Authority multifamily initiative bonds, series 2009e ... more info

3 Nov 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS BRIEFLY WIDEN LOSSES ON JOBLESS DROP
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries briefly widenedearly losses on Thursday after the government said new claimsfor jobless insurance fell below 400,000 in the latest week.The 30-year Treasury ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: YIELDS RISE AS SPAIN SELLS 4.5 BLN EUROS OF BONDS
Spain's Treasury on Thursday sold 4.5 billion euros of government bonds, with borrowing costs rising amid increasing turmoil surrounding Greece and the euro-zone debt crisis. Spain sold 1.56 billion euros of bonds due to mature in 2014 at an average yield of 4.27%, with bids exceeding supply 1.7 times. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: MARKETAXESS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY VOLUME STATISTICS FOR OCTOBER 2011
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced total monthly trading volume for October 2011 of $42.0 billion, consisting of $24.6 billion in U.S. high-grade volume, $3.2 billion in eurobond volume, and $14.1 billion in other volume. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: ITALIAN 10-YEAR BOND YIELD HITS EURO-ERA HIGH
The yield on 10-year Italian government bonds hit a euro-era high just below 6.40% on Thursday, analysts said. The yield remains up 22 basis points at 6.33%, according to FactSet Research data. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: BANK EXODUS FROM EURO ZONE SOVEREIGN DEBT QUICKENS
By Steve Slater and Lionel LaurentLONDON/PARIS, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Banks including BNP Paribas and ING are ditching billions of euros ofeuro zone government bonds, cutting their exposure to theregion's ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: MORTGAGES: RATES ON 30-YEAR MORTGAGE AVERAGE 4%
Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4% this week, a result of European debt market concerns luring investors to U.S. Treasury bonds, Freddie Mac’s chief economist said on Thursday. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RISE AS GREECE GIVEN EURO ZONE ULTIMATUM
* Bunds rally as Greece given ultimatum* New highs eyed if uncertainty continues* Italian and French spreads over Bunds at new highsBy Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - German government bonds rose ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RALLY AS GREECE GIVEN ULTIMATUM
By Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - German government bonds rose onThursday and are set to rally further on fears Greek voters mayreject a new aid package, likely leading to a disorderly defaulton ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: BNP PROFITS HIT BY 2 BILLION EURO GREEK CHARGE
France's biggest listed bank BNP Paribas reported a 72 percent slide in third-quarter earnings on Thursday after it booked a bigger-than-expected 2 billion-euro charge on Greek debt and sold billions of euros' worth of government bonds. ... more info

3 Nov 2011: BRIEF: FITCH RATES ANZ BANKING GROUP COVERED BONDS 'AAA(EXP)'
(THe following was released by the rating agency)Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Australia & New ZealandBanking Group - Covered Bonds here SYDNEY, November 03 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assignedAustralia ... ... more info

3 Nov 2011: RPT-SPAIN BOND COSTS TO JUMP AS GREECE PRESSURES PERIPHERY
* Bond costs to jump at sale of two bonds* Demand not seen failing; bond redemptions help* Results due Thurs around 0940 GMT* Comes before key G20, ECB meetingsMADRID, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Spain's financing ... ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH UPGRADES GULF COUNTY, FL'S LIMITED AD VALOREM REV BONDS TO 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Gulf County, Florida's revenue bonds as part of its continuous surveillance efforts: ... more info

2 Nov 2011: LONG-TERM FUNDS DRAW CASH
Investors added $3.79 billion to long-term mutual funds in the latest week, with money added to bonds and hybrid funds offsetting continued outflows from equities, according to the Investment Company Institute. ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES MUNI GAS AUTH OF GEORGIA'S RFDG SERIES O GAS REVS 'F1+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'F1+' rating to the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia's $57 million gas revenue bonds , refunding series O. ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES GUAM'S $244M BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX REVS 'A-'; STABLE OUTLOOK
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' rating to the Government of Guam's Business Privilege Tax Bonds as follows: ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES CHARLES COUNTY, MD'S $25.2MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following Charles County, Maryland general obligation bonds: ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES WILMINGTON, DE'S $46MM GOS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' to the following Wilmington, Delaware general obligation bonds: ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS 'A+/F1+' RATING ASSIGNED TO THE DEVELOPMENT AUTH OF FULTON COUNTY VRRBS SERIES 2004
Fitch Ratings withdraws the 'A+/F1+' rating assigned to the Development Authority of Fulton County Variable Rate Revenue Bonds , Series 2004 which was based on the support of a direct-pay letter of credit provided by Bank of America, N.A. that was terminated on Nov. 1, 2011. ... more info

2 Nov 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES CORPORATE BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 28, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase corporate bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 24, 2011 to October 28, 2011, investors purchasing corporate bonds in the auctions received average taxable yields 0.26 percentage points, or 26 basis points, higher than comparable bonds reported in FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine . ... more info

2 Nov 2011: SPAIN BOND COSTS TO JUMP AS GREECE PRESSURES PERIPHERY
* Bond costs to jump at sale of two bonds* Demand not seen failing; bond redemptions help* Results due Thurs around 0940 GMT* Comes before key G20, ECB meetingsMADRID, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Spain's financing ... ... more info

2 Nov 2011: IS THE RISING BOND MARKET YOUR FRIEND OR FOE?
Financial experts like to talk about how stocks outperform bonds "in the long run." (When most of us hear "long run" we think at least 10 years.) But for the first time since before the Civil War, bonds have outperformed stocks over the last 30-yr period. How did this happen [...] ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH: LITIGATION DOES NOT AFFECT RATING ASSIGNED TO STATE OF WASHINGTON GO BONDS
On Sept. 29, 2011, Fitch Ratings assigned an 'AA+' rating to the State of Washington's $518,775,000 motor vehicle fuel tax general obligation bonds , series 2012C. On Oct. 25, 2011, a lawsuit was filed challenging certain tolling provisions and certain aspects of the planning and design of the SR 520 corridor and asserting that the court should declare the series 2012C bonds invalid. ... more info

2 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES NORTH CAROLINA'S $400MM LIMITED OBLIGATIONS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following limited obligation bonds of the State of North Carolina: ... more info

2 Nov 2011: BANK OF ITALY DENIES REPORT OF EMERGENCY INTERVENTION PLAN
ROME, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The Bank of Italy (BOI) denied areport on Wednesday that it was preparing emergency interventionover Italian government bonds held by Italian banks.Italian daily Il Messaggero reported ... ... more info

2 Nov 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCK SLIDE EXTENDS TO WALL STREET
The declines wiped out gains of last week after the Brussels deal, which initially led some investors to believe Europe was addressing the Greek problem. ... more info

2 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN YIELD SPREAD OVER BUNDS EASES
LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The yield spread of Italian andSpanish government bonds over German benchmarks narrowedslightly on Wednesday, after a sharp widening the previoussession, as a sell-off in riskier ... ... more info

2 Nov 2011: TEN-YR JGB YIELD DIPS BELOW 1 PCT ON GREECE WORRY
TOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The yield on benchmark 10-yearJapanese government bonds fell below 1 percent on Wednesdayafter Greece's surprise call for a referendum rekindled fearsabout the viability of ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI GO BONDS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Milwaukee County, Wisconsin as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES NEW JERSEY BUILDING AUTHORITY $56MM REFUNDING REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following New Jersey Building Authority bonds: ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES MANATEE COUNTY, FL PUB UTIL REV RFDG BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Manatee County, Florida revenue bonds: ... more info

1 Nov 2011: CANADA TO BUY BACK UP TO C$1 BLN OF BONDS
TORONTO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada said onTuesday it could buy back up to C$1 billion ($980 million) fromas many as seven government bond issues in a cash managementbond repurchase operation ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA'S WATER & SEWER REVS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the following Henrico County, Virginia revenue bonds: ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH TAKES RATING ACTIONS ON NYC TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTH'S 2003 SUBSERIES A-2 & A-3 BONDS
The rating action referenced in Fitch Ratings' Oct. 27, 2011, press release is effective today . ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH TO RATE IOWA STUDENT LOAN LIQUIDITY CORP. SERIES 2011A; PRESALE ISSUED
Fitch Ratings expects to rate Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corp. series 2011A student revenue bonds as follows: ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH RATES CEDAR HILL ISD (TX) ULT REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2011 'AA-' UNDERLYING
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Cedar Hill Independent School District, Texas' unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

1 Nov 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES MUNICIPAL BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 28, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 24, 2011 to October 28, 2011, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.78 percentage points, or 78 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board . ... more info

1 Nov 2011: CORPORATE BONDS LOOK GOOD AGAIN: FEDERATED
Corporate bonds look good again: Federated ... more info

1 Nov 2011: EQUITY-RISK PREMIUM WIDENS FOR LARGE-CAP QUALITY U.S. STOCKS; LARGE-CAP YIELDS ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN BONDS
67 WALL STREET, New York - November 1, 2011 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Value Investing And Investing Strategies Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This Special Report contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with Money Managers. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online . ... more info

1 Nov 2011: FITCH TAKES RATING ACTION ON NEW YORK CITY TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTH'S 2003 SUBSERIES A-4 BONDS
The rating action referenced in Fitch Ratings' Oct. 28, 2011, press release is effective today . ... more info

1 Nov 2011: BANKS TO MOVE AHEAD WITH GREEK DEBT DEAL: IIF
The Institute of International Finance, a Washington-based group that represents the world's largest banks, on Tuesday said it intends to move ahead with the agreement reached with euro-zone leaders last week to accept a 50% cut in the value of Greek government bonds. ... more info

1 Nov 2011: BANK OF CANADA BUYS BACK C$364.3 MLN OF BONDS
TORONTO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada said onTuesday it had bought back C$364.3 million ($357 million) fromfive government bond issues in a cash management bondrepurchase operation. ... more info

1 Nov 2011: ITALY 10-YEAR GOVERNMENT BOND YIELD SOARS TO 6.30%
The yield on 10-year Italian governemnt bonds continued to soar Tuesday as fears mounted over the ability of European authorities to contain the euro zone's debt crisis a day after Greece unexpectedly announced a referendum on the latest bailout plan. ... more info

1 Nov 2011: [$$] TREASURYS SURGE; TEN-YEAR YIELD BELOW 2%
Treasurys Surge; Ten-Year Yield Below 2% Investors flocked to Treasury bonds, sending benchmark yields to the lowest level in more than three weeks, amid uncertainty about the second bailout for Greece. ... more info

1 Nov 2011: UPDATE 1-ITALY'S BERLUSCONI VOWS REFORM, OPPOSITION DEMANDS NEW GOVT
* Berlusconi says will outline reforms at G20 meeting* Opposition asks President Napolitano to name newgovernment* Spread over German bonds reaches euro zone highBy James Mackenzie ROME, Nov 1 (Reuters) ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: RPT-EURO GOVT-BUNDS RALLY, PERIPHERY WIDENS ON GREEK ELECTION FEARS
LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - German government bonds extendedgains and yields of bonds issued by peripheral issuers rose onTuesday after six senior members of Greece's ruling party calledPrime Minister ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RALLY, PERIPHERY WIDENS ON GREEK ELECTION FEARS
LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - German government bonds extendedgains and yields of bonds issued by peripheral issuers rose onTuesday after six senior members of Greece's ruling party calledPrime Minister ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES TAMIL NADU TRANSMISSION CORP'S BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Nov 01- Fitch Ratings has assigned 'Fitch A(SO)(ind)' ratings to Tamil Nadu TransmissionCorporation's (TANTRANSCO) INR2bn TNEB Series ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES TANGEDCO BONDS AT 'FITCH A(SO)(IND)'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Nov 01- Fitch Ratings has assigned Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation's(TANGEDCO) INR4bn TNEB Series 2, 2008-09 bonds a 'Fitch ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: TEXT-FITCH DROPS TAMIL NADU ELECTRICITY BOARD'S BOND RATINGS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Nov 01- Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the ratings assigned to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board's (TNEB) bonds. A list of withdrawn ratings is provided ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: TEXT-FITCH ASSIGNS RUSSIAN STANDARD BANK UPCOMING RUB BONDS EXPECTED 'B+(EXP)' RATING
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Nov 01- Fitch Ratings has assigned Russian Standard Bank's (RSB, 'B+'/Positive) upcoming issue of seniorunsecured bonds series 1 with ... ... more info

1 Nov 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCKS PLUNGE ON NEW CONCERNS ABOUT EUROPE
Markets fell in Europe and Asia as well amid renewed jitters over Europe’s debt crisis. ... more info

1 Nov 2011: ITALIAN/GERMAN 10-YR YIELD SPREAD HITS EURO LIFETIME HIGH
LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Yield spreads of Italian andBelgian 10-year bonds over benchmark German counterparts widenedto euro lifetime highs on Tuesday after Greece surprised marketswith a call for a referendum ... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS SOAR AS STOCK LOSSES FUEL SAFETY BUYING
* 30-year bonds post best day since Fed's QE1 announced* Stock losses rev up bid for safe-haven U.S. debt* NY Fed suspends MF Global as a primary dealer* Two-day Fed monetary policy meeting begins ... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS DIMENSIONS HEALTH CORPORATION'S (MD) REV BONDS AT 'CC'
Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Dimensions Health Corporation, MD as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS SOAR AS STOCK LOSSES RE-FUEL SAFETY BID
* 30-year bonds on track for best day since QE1 announced* Stock losses rev up bid for safe-haven U.S. debt* NY Fed suspends MF Global as a primary dealer* Two-day Fed monetary policy meeting begins TuesdayBy ... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES SANTA CRUZ COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, CA'S TABS TO 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Santa Cruz County Redevelopment Agency, California's $157.7 million outstanding tax allocation bonds to 'A' from 'A+'. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS VICTORIA COUNTY NAVIGATION DISTRICT, TX'S GOS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Victoria County Navigation District, Texas' general obligation bonds: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH RTS $7.4MM ROYAL CREST DAIRY, INC. CO, TAXABLE VAR/ FIXED RATE BNDS SERIES 2011 'AA-/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-/F1+', with a Stable Outlook to the Royal Crest Dairy, Inc. taxable variable/fixed rate demand bonds, series 2011. The rating is based on the support provided by an irrevocable direct-pay letter of credit issued by U.S. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MONTGOMERY, TX CERTS OF OBLIGATION AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its routine surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating action on Montgomery, TX's limited tax bonds: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MD ULTGO'S AT AA+; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA+' rating on St. Mary's County, MD's approximately $100 million outstanding unlimited tax GO bonds. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS OCALA, FL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REV CERTS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Ocala, FL bonds: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS FINAL 'AAA' RATINGS TO BANK OF MONTREAL'S SERIES 4 COVERED BONDS
Fitch Ratings has assigned Bank of Montreal's Series 4 USD2 billion three year issue of mortgage covered bonds final 'AAA' rating. The fixed rate paying bonds are guaranteed by BMO Covered Bond Trust, a special purpose trust established for the programme with restricted permitted activities. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES VERMONT HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY'S $25MM 2011 A AND 2009A-2 BONDS 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the $25,000,000 Vermont Housing Finance Agency mortgage revenue bonds as follows: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FIREBAUGH-LAS DELTAS USD, CALIFORNIA'S GOS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A+' rating on Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District, CA's general obligation bonds. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SAINT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTER (KY) REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating on the following bonds issued through the Kentucky Economic Development Authority for the benefit of Saint Elizabeth Medical Center , KY: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH CORRECTS RATINGS ON CHICAGO, IL $200MM 2007E, F & G GO VRDBS
Fitch Ratings has updated and corrected its published rating history for the following Chicago, IL general obligation variable rate demand bonds: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: FITCH TO RATE MINNESOTA SETTLEMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2011 A AND B; PRESALE ISSUED
Fitch Ratings expects to assign the following ratings to Minnesota Settlement Revenue Bonds, series 2011 A and B: ... more info

31 Oct 2011: ITALIAN BOND YIELDS REMAIN STUCK ABOVE 6%
Italian bonds came under renewed pressure on Monday as investors continued to question Europe's debt crisis plan and the willingness of the European Central Bank to keep up its bond purchasing programme.... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: RABOBANK TO TEST BOND MARKET WITH SAMURAI ISSUE
Rabobank is testing Japanese investor appetite for European offerings of samurai bonds following key agreements at the eurozone summit last week to contain the escalating debt crisis. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-BOND RISES MORE THAN 2 POINTS
NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The 30-year U.S. Treasury bond extended its gain to more than two points on Mondayas investors' demand for safe-haven U.S. debt revived.Thirty-year Treasury bonds rose ... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: ITALIAN BONDS FALL SHARPLY
Five-year yields on Italian government bonds have climbed to euro-era highs as the post-European Union summit enthusiasm in risky assets has fizzled out. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RISE AS EURO RESCUE PLAN EUPHORIA FADES
* Bunds rise as rescue euphoria fades * Peripheral yields pressured ahead of Belgian auction * Inflation data key for ECB's next moves LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - German government bonds rose onMonday ... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS OPEN HIGHER AS RESCUE PLAN EUPHORIA FADES
LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - German government bonds rose atMonday's open with last week's euphoria over Europe's lateststrategy to contain its debt crisis cooling, sending riskierassets lower ... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: TEXT: S&P ASSIGNS 'A' ISSUE RATING TO SKYSEA'S PROPOSED BONDS ISSUE
HONG KONG (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 31, 2011--Standard &Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its 'A'foreign-currency long-term issue rating to the proposed issue ofsenior ... ... more info

31 Oct 2011: JAPAN TO KEEP BUYING EURO BAILOUT BONDS
The head of a European bailout fund won assurances that Japan will continue to invest in the bonds to help tackle the continent's debt crisis, providing some welcome news after China made no commitment. ... more info

31 Oct 2011: JGBS EXTEND LOSSES ON AUCTION, BOUNCE IN NIKKEI
TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds extendedlosses on Monday as broker hedging ahead of Tuesday's 10-yearJGB auction weighed and after the Nikkei average reversed earlylosses following ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: INVESTORS JUMP AT NEW EMERGING-MARKET BONDS
The boom in bond issuance has made its way to emerging markets. The optimism surrounding the agreement struck in Europe has helped trigger a slew of deals. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: DEALBOOK: MF GLOBAL SECURITIES PRICES PLUMMET AS FIRM RACES TOWARD A SALE
Shares and bonds of MF Global tumbled again on Friday as the embattled derivatives brokerage raced to line up a sale of some or all of itself as soon as this weekend. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PORT ST LUCIE, FL'S GOS AND SALES TAX; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has taken the following actions on Port St. Lucie, Florida's general obligation and sales tax bonds: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MASSACHUSETTS DOT'S WESTERN TURNPIKE REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to approximately $91.5 million of Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Western Turnpike Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2011A&B. In addition, Fitch upgrades the outstanding $109 million Series 1997 Western Turnpike bonds which will be retired upon Series 2011A&B bond issuance. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH TO RATE IOWA STUDENT LOAN LIQUIDITY CORP. SERIES 2011-1; PRESALE ISSUED
Fitch Ratings expects to rate Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corp. student loan asset-backed notes, series 2011-1 bonds as follows: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTHORITY $100MM BANK BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the bank bonds corresponding to the following series of New York City Transitional Finance Authority future tax secured bonds in the event any bonds are converted to bank bonds in the future: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY'S $337MM REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's bonds: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC'S GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AAA' to the following Greenville County, South Carolina general obligation bonds: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTHORITY $200MM BANK BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the bank bonds corresponding to the following series of New York City Transitional Finance Authority future tax secured bonds in the event any bonds are converted to bank bonds in the future: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: IFR-CANADIANS FLOCK TO COVERED BONDS AS TWO DEALS EMERGE
by Rachelle KakourisNEW YORK, Oct 28 (IFR) - Bank of Montreal and Bank of NovaScotia reinforced Canada's dominance of the US dollar coveredbond market this week, pricing oversubscribed benchmark dealsas ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CALIFORNIA POLLUTION CONTROL FIN AUTH 2011 VRDBS (RECYCLING INDUSTRIES PROJECT) 'A/F1'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A/F1' with a Stable Rating Outlook to the $7,265,000 California Pollution Control Financing Authority, variable rate demand solid waste disposal revenue bonds , series 2011. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS VARIOUS U.S. MUNICIPAL BOND RATINGS
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn its ratings on the following bonds due to prerefunding activity: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES KLICKITAT PUD, WA'S 2011A (TAXABLE) & 2011B ELECTRIC SYS REVS 'A-'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to the following Klickitat County Public Utility District No. 1, WA bonds: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS TOLLESON, ARIZONA'S GO BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of continuous surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Tolleson, Arizona's general obligation bonds: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-S&P PUTS 23 MUNICIPAL TOBACCO BONDS ON CREDIT WATCH
By Joan Gralla NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Some 23 municipal tobacco bondissues could face rating downgrades after Standard & Poor's putthem on CreditWatch with negative implications on Friday.States, ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTH'S GRANT & REV ANTICIPATION BONDS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AA' rating on the Maryland Transportation Authority's $596.915 million outstanding grant and revenue anticipation bonds. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: TREASURYS RECOUP SOME GROUND
Treasury bonds regained some favor from investors, sending benchmark yields lower from an 11-week peak, as doubts crept up on the effectiveness of the euro zone's debt-crisis resolution. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES BROOK PARK, OH'S GOS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following City of Brook Park, Ohio general obligation bonds: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN YIELDS JUMP AFTER DISAPPOINTING AUCTION
* Italy's sale of 7.94 bln euros meets lower demand thanpreviously* Country pays high premium for selling 10-year debt* German bonds pare losses after auctionBy Kirsten Donovan and Ana Nicolaci da ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES WASHINGTON SUBURBAN SANITARY DISTRICT'S (MARYLAND) $300MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Washington Suburban Sanitary District, Maryland general obligation bonds: ... more info

28 Oct 2011: CREDIT MARKETS: CORPORATE BONDS HELPED BY EUROPE DEAL
Corporate bonds have rallied and companies are again comfortable issuing large amounts of debt as fears about Europe and the U.S. economic outlook have faded, making investors more willing to move back into the sector. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-THIRTY YEAR BONDS GAIN OVER A POINT IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondstraded over a point higher in price on Friday as stock futurespointed to a lower open on Wall Street, bolstering demand forlower risk U.S. government ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P ASSIGNS 'AA' RTGS TO IPIC PROPOSED BONDS
Oct 28- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today it has assigned its'AA' long-term debt rating to three proposed senior-unsecured U.S.-dollar bondsto be issued by Abu Dhabi-based, government-owned, ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-MEDIOBANCA Q1 PROFIT HIT BY TRADING LOSSES
* Writedowns 70 mln eur including 44.5 mln on Greek bonds* Worst quarter for banks I have seen - CEO* Core Tier 1 at 11.1 pct (Adds comment, background)MILAN, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Italian investment bankMediobanca's ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: RPT-UPDATE 1-ITALY 10-YR DEBT COSTS TOP 6 PCT AT AUCTION
* First euro zone bond sale after EU crisis deal* Sold 7.94 bln euros BTP, CCTeu bonds vs 5.25-8.5 bln eurtarget* 10-year yield at new euro lifetime high of 6.06 pctBy Valentina ZaMILAN, Oct 28 (Reuters) ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: ITALY 10-YEAR BOND AUCTION YIELD TOPS 6%
An auction of 2.98 billion euros of 10-year Italian government bonds on Friday produced a yield of 6.06%, up from 5.86% in an auction last month, Reuters reported. The yield was the highest since Italy joined the euro. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN YIELDS JUMP AFTER DISAPPOINTING BOND SALE
LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Italian government bonds yieldsextended their rise on Friday after a disappointing Italian debtauction suggested a euro zone rescue deal had not gone farenough to restore investor ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: CORPORATE BONDS HELPED BY EUROPE DEAL
Corporate bonds have rallied and companies are again comfortable issuing large amounts of debt as fears about Europe and the U.S. economic outlook have faded, making investors more willing to move back into the sector. ... more info

28 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN DEBT UNDER PRESSURE BEFORE KEY AUCTION
* Italy set to sell debt in wake of EU plan to tackle crisis* German government bonds extend losses, risks flaggedBy Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Italian bonds came under pressureon ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: JGBS EXTEND LOSSES AS EUROPE DEAL SAPS SAFETY BIDS
TOKYO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onFriday after a deal on measures to fight Europe's financialcrisis sparked relief rallies in riskier assets and dentedappetite for safe-haven ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-SOME MF GLOBAL CLIENTS MOVE MONEY AWAY AS TROUBLES GROW
* Some customers move money to other brokers-sources* Size of outflows unclear* Shares slump 15.9 pct; bonds rally on euro zone deal* Pressure builds on Corzine to sell all or part of firm* MF Global declines ... ... more info

28 Oct 2011: UPDATE 2-MF GLOBAL BONDS RALLY ON HOPES OF A DEAL
* MF Global's bonds have rebounded since late Wednesday* Fitch downgrades broker, citing risk-taking* Evercore tapped to advise on strategic options -source* Shares in brokerage have dropped 61 percent ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: JUNK BOND FUNDS RECEIVE RECORD NET INFLOWS
US funds that buy junk bonds received record net inflows in the week to Wednesday as investors anticipated a eurozone debt deal that came to fruition on Thursday and boosted risky assets. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: ONCOR MAKES CHANGES TO ITS BLOOMBERG CORPORATE BOND TICKER
Oncor is making it easier for interested parties to find company information by making changes to its Bloomberg company profile, creating its own unique corporate bond ticker. Bloomberg users will now be able to search for Oncor’s corporate bonds and other financial data using the search term “ONCRTX.” ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TEXT: S&P RATES PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMM 2011E REVENUE BONDS 'A+'
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 27, 2011-- Standard &Poor's Ratings Services has assigned its 'A+' rating to thePennsylvania Turnpike Commission's (PTC) turnpike revenue bonds,series ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: UPDATE 2-STOCK HEDGES, BONDS LIFT FAIRFAX FINANCIAL PROFIT
* Profit gains 150 pct on $1.6 bln investment gain* Insurer hedged stock portfolio, bond prices higher* CEO concerned about economic outlook for next few yearsTORONTO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Fairfax Financial ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS PENN TURNPIKE 2011D AND 2011E BONDS 'A+'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING BONDS
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's senior turnpike revenue bonds, Series 2011D and 2011E. Fitch also assigns an 'F1+' to the 2012 maturity of the 2011D bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH TO TAKE RATING ACTIONS ON NYC TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTH'S 2003 SUBSERIES A-2 & A-3 BONDS
On the effective date of Nov. 1, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the long-term 'AAA' rating with a Stable Outlook on the New York City Transitional Finance Authority's future tax secured refunding senior bonds fiscal 2003 series A, consisting of $175,000,000 subseries A-2 and $25,000,000 subseries A-3 , and assign a short-term rating of 'F1' to both subseries of bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES KENTUCKY SPBC'S $84MM PROJ. 101 AND $44MM PROJ. 73 REVENUE RFDG BONDS 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings assigns 'AA-' ratings to the following Kentucky State Property and Buildings Commission revenue refunding bonds: ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH CONFIRMS CREDIT ASSESSMENT OF ELECTRICAL DISTRICT NO. 3 OF PINAL COUNTY, AZ
Electrical District No. 3 of Pinal County, AZ posted a preliminary official statement for its proposed $119 million of electric system revenue refunding bonds, series 2011 that makes reference to an Oct. 11, 2011 credit assessment provided by Fitch Ratings. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-MF GLOBAL BONDS RALLY ON HOPES OF A DEAL
* MF Global's bonds have rebounded since late Wednesday* Fitch downgrades broker, citing risk-taking* Evercore tapped to advise on strategic options -source* Shares in brokerage have dropped 58 percent ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES NORTH TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY 2010E STUDENT LOAN REVENUE BONDS
Fitch Ratings downgrades the North Texas Higher Education Authority, Inc., series 2010E student loan revenue bonds to 'A/F1' from 'AA-/F1+'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: ISSUERS JOSTLE TO PUSH OUT BOND ISSUES
Companies round the world rushed to sell bonds on Thursday after a eurozone deal to tackle the region's sovereign debt crisis sparked a rally. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: CURRENCIES: EURO JUMPS BY MOST SINCE MARCH 2009
The euro jumps after European leaders announce an agreement on the scale of write-downs for private holders of Greek government bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: MF GLOBAL BONDS RALLY ON HOPES OF A DEAL
(Reuters) - MF Global Holdings Ltd's (MF.N: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) corporate bonds rallied on Thursday on hopes that the futures broker would be able to sell one of its main units.The ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES $152.4MM PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES' (WA) SERIES 2011A&C 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a long-term rating of 'AA' to the following bonds to be issued for the benefit of Providence Health & Services : ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS EXTEND LOSSES AFTER WEAK 7-YR AUCTION
NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries, already loweras a plan to contain Europe's debt crisis and a stock marketrally drained demand for safe-haven U.S. government debt,extended losses on Thursday ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CHARLOTTE, NC, VARIABLE RATE AIRPORT REVS, SER 2011C 'A+/F1+'; RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns long- and short-term ratings of 'A+/F1+', both long- and short-term ratings on Rating Watch Negative, to the $30,920,000 City of Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, variable rate airport revenue bonds, series 2011C. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EU DEAL ON GREEK DEBT GETS EARLY WELCOME
A plan to write down the value of Greek sovereign bonds, a key element of a broad deal to stem the euro zone debt crisis, will be welcomed by private investors though some of the details are still being hammered out. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EU DEAL ON GREEK DEBT GETS EARLY WELCOME
A plan to write down the value of Greek sovereign bonds, a key element of a broad deal to stem the euro zone debt crisis, will be welcomed by private investors though some of the details are still being hammered out. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: MOODY'S 3Q NET INCOME DROPS 4 PERCENT
Moody's third-quarter net income fell nearly 4 percent as expenses climbed and revenue in the unit which rates government and corporate bonds fell. That was partially offset by an increase in the research and risk management unit and the ratings agency easily topped expectations, sending shares up nearly 6 percent. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN'S GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' to the following Hennepin County, MN general obligation bonds: ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EURO ZONE DEAL SPARKS RALLY ON WALL STREET
Stocks surged 2 percent on Thursday after European leaders reached a long-awaited agreement to boost the region's bailout fund and struck a deal with banks and insurers to accept 50 percent losses on Greek bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: WHITNEY WASN'T ALL WRONG: MUNI BONDS STILL FACE DANGERS
Though analyst Meredith Whitney's prediction of armageddon hasn't come to pass, the municipal bond market still faces dangers due to the continued global debt crisis and tougher conditions closer to home. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS EXTEND FALL AFTER FED'S DEBT PURCHASE
NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds extended their decline on Thursday after theFederal Reserve's latest debt purchase as a part of its"Operation Twist" to help ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-EUROPEAN DEAL IGNITES RALLY IN STOCKS, EURO
* Global equities surge on European debt accord* Euro hits 7-week high after debt accord* Bonds trim losses after U.S. GDP, jobless data* Crude pushes higher as economic demand worries easeBy Herbert Lash ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: GREEK BOND PRICES SEEN LIKELY TO HIT NEW LOWS
* Greek bonds rise after deal on 50 pct face value cut* But further cuts needed before investors return to Greece* Bonds could hit new lows if worry over messy defaultre-appearsBy Marius ZahariaLONDON, ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P AFFIRMS RATINGS ON NORTHERN ROCK (AM) COVERED BONDS
Oct 27OVERVIEW-- We have affirmed our 'AAA' rating on Northern Rock (Asset Management)'s coveredbond program and all series of covered bonds issued under the program.-- Today's rating actions ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: CURRENCIES: EURO JUMPS TO 7-WEEK HIGH ON GREEK BOND DEAL
The euro jumps after European leaders announce an agreement on the scale of write-downs for private holders of Greek government bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS LOSE 2 POINTS BEFORE U.S. DATA
NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The sell-off in U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds intensified on Thursday shortly before therelease of U.S. government data on gross domestic product andweekly jobless claims.The ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: WRAPUP 6-EURO DEAL LEAVES MUCH TO DO ON RESCUE FUND, GREEK DEBT
* Euro, stocks rally after euro summit deal* Euro zone, banks agree to 50 pct private sector losses onGreek bonds* Details of deal to be finalised by the end of the year --EU* Euro zone says to scale up ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH ASGNS VEB LEASING UPCOMING RUB BONDS EXPECTED 'BBB(EXP)' RATING
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Oct 27- Fitch Ratings has assigned Russian VEB Leasing's (VEBL, 'BBB'/Stable)upcoming issue of senior unsecured bonds series 8 with ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS FALL, PERIPHERY YIELDS LOWER ON RESCUE PLAN
* Bunds fall after EU agrees rescue plan* Peripheral yields ease, ECB looks to buy Italian bonds* Caution seen returning until more plan details knownBy Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - German ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: ITALIAN BOND YIELD FALLS IN WAKE OF EU SUMMIT DEAL
The yield on 10-year Italian government bonds fell 13 basis points to 5.70% Thursday, according to FactSet Research data, after euro-zone leaders announced a plan to boost the lending power of the euro-zone bailout fund to around 1 trillion euros , recapitalize European banks and see private bondholders take a 50% writedown on Greek debt. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS SLIDE, PERIPHERY PERKS UP ON RESCUE PLAN
* Bunds slide after EU agrees rescue plan* Peripheral yields fall, ECB looks to buy Italian bonds* Caution seen returning until more plan details knownBy Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - German ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: MIDEAST DEBT - ABU DHABI'S IPIC COULD REOPEN GULF BOND MARKET
* IPIC roadshows ended this week* May want to use shrinking window for issuance this year* Hope for euro zone crisis could facilitate this* Company's 2020 bonds have been performing well* But may not ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P:KOREA DEVELOPMENT BANK'S PROPOSED USD BONDS RATED 'A'
Oct 27- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'A' rating to KoreaDevelopment Bank's (KDB; foreign currency A/Negative/A-1; local currency --/--/A-1)shelf registration drawdown ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: FOREX-EURO HITS 7 WEEK HIGH AS EUROPE STRIKES DEAL
* EU, banks agree 50% private-sector losses on Greek bonds* Details of deal to be finalised by year-end* Euro rally stalls near $1.4 barrier, resistance at $1.4013* Dollar nears record low on yen after ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EURO ZONE STRIKES DEAL ON 2ND GREEK PACKAGE, EFSF
Euro zone leaders struck a deal with private banks and insurers on Thursday for them to accept a 50 percent loss on their Greek government bonds under a plan to lower Greece's debt burden and try to contain the two-year-old euro zone crisis. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS SLIDE AFTER EU LEADERS AGREE RESCUE
LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - German government bonds tumbledon Thursday after euro zone leaders struck a deal aiming to drawa line under spiraling debt problems that were threatening thesurvival of the single ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: BOJ EASES POLICY WITH EYE ON YEN, EUROPE CRISIS
The Bank of Japan on Thursday eased monetary policy by boosting purchases of government bonds as the yen's recent rise to record highs and Europe's lingering debt woes cloud the outlook for the world's third-biggest economy. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: ASIA MARKETS: ASIAN STOCKS HIGHER AFTER EUROPE SUMMIT
Asian shares rally after European leaders announce a deal for private holders of Greek bonds to take a 50% voluntary write-down on the debt. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: GAINS ACROSS ASIA FOLLOW EUROPE DEAL
Asian shares rallied after European leaders announced a deal for private holders of Greek bonds to take a voluntary writedown on the debt. Korea's Kospi rose 1.5%. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-US BONDS DIP AFTER EUROPE AGREES ON GREEK DEBT HAIRCUT
SINGAPORE, Oct 27 (Reuters) - US 10-year Treasuries dippedon Thursday after euro zone leaders clinched a deal with privatebondholders for a 50 percent writedown of their Greek bondholdings as part of a ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: CURRENCIES: EURO, AUSSIE HIGHER AFTER GREEK BOND DEAL
The euro and Australian dollar rise against the U.S. dollar after European leaders announce an agreement on writedowns for private holders of Greek government bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: EURO ZONE STRIKES DEAL ON SECOND GREEK PACKAGE
Euro zone leaders struck a deal with private banks and insurers on Thursday for them to accept a 50 percent loss on holdings of Greek government bonds as part of a plan to lower Greece's debt burden and try to contain the two-year-old euro zone crisis. ... more info

27 Oct 2011: JGB FUTURES INCH LOWER ON EURO RESCUE PLAN
TOKYO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds futuresinched lower on Thursday on signs of progress in steps tocounter the euro zone's debt crisis, but losses were limited assome players remained ... ... more info

27 Oct 2011: [$$] UTILITIES ARE SPARKY HAVEN
Heard on the Street Utilities Are Sparky Haven Though utility bonds have performed poorly this year in Europe, they now look to offer a striking combination of yield and resilience. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: S&P CORRECTS RTG TO 'BBB' ON PUERTORICOAQUEDUCT&SWRAUTH'S BNDS
Oct 26 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services corrected itsrating to 'BBB' from 'BBB-' on Puerto Rico Aqueduct and SewerAuthority's series 2008B revenue refunding bonds (Commonwealthguaranteed), ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: SPANISH BANKS TO USE CONVERTIBLE BONDS FOR CAPITAL - SOURCE
BRUSSELS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Spanish banks are to be allowedinclude roughly 9 billion euros of convertible bonds they own tocalculate their level of capital, a Spanish government sourcesaid on Thursday.The ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: EURO, AUSSIE HIGHER AFTER GREEK BOND DEAL
The euro and Australian dollar rise against the U.S. dollar after European leaders announce an agreement on writedowns for private holders of Greek government bonds. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES UTAH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, UT'S SUB SALES TAX REVS; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an underlying rating to Utah Transit Authority, Utah's bonds as follows: ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES WESTERN CONNECTICUT HEALTH NETWORK'S (CT) SERIES N BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to the approximately $39.2 million State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority revenue refunding bonds, series N, issued on behalf of Western Connecticut Health Network . ... more info

26 Oct 2011: PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS JOIN STATE & MUNICIPAL FINANCE CONFERENCE
As states approach budget season amid challenges such as lower property and sales tax revenue and high unemployment, Bloomberg LINK will gather state and municipal leaders and some of the biggest managers of municipal bonds for the Bloomberg State & Municipal Finance 2011 Conference. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES AUSTIN, TEXAS' WATER AND WASTEWATER REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the city of Austin, Texas' $210 million of water and wastewater system revenue refunding bonds, series 2011, to be sold via negotiation on Nov. 15. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTHORITY'S $100MM BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following New York City Transitional Finance Authority future tax-secured bonds: ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PARKER (CO) SALES AND USE TAX BONDS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Parker, Colorado's sales and use tax bonds: ... more info

26 Oct 2011: EUROZONE: CALL BANKS BLUFF OVER CDS
The fight over how much investors holding Greek government bonds should lose is akin to the question of how long is a piece of string. The answer is a guess, no matter how painstaking the assumptions used. ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES CORPORATE BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 21, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase corporate bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 17, 2011 to October 21, 2011, investors purchasing corporate bonds in the auctions received average taxable yields 0.03 percentage points, or 3 basis points, lower than comparable bonds reported in FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine . ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES WEST VIRGINIA EDA (COLLINS HARDWOOD CO.), VRDBS SERIES 2011 'AA-/F1+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AA-/F1+' with a Stable Outlook to the $2,700,000 West Virginia Economic Development Authority variable-rate demand revenue bonds , series 2011. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. STOCKS RALLY ON EUROPE-RELATED REPORTS
Wall Street finds solace in report that China would buy European bonds as European Union leaders look to curb the continent's debt crisis. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH TO RATE $4MM WEST VIRGINIA EDA (COLLINS HARDWOOD CO.), VRDBS SERIES 2005 'AA-/F1+'
On the effective date of Oct. 27, 2011, Fitch Ratings will assign a rating of 'AA-/F1+' with a Stable Outlook to the $4,000,000 West Virginia Economic Development Authority variable rate demand revenue bonds , series 2005. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES 4 WORLD TRADE CENTER PROJECT, LLC'S REVS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to approximately $1.250 billion New York Liberty Development Corporation, series 2011 liberty revenue bonds. The bonds will be interest only for the first 15 years with principal amortization beginning in 2027. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS 'AAA(EXP)' RATINGS TO BANK OF MONTREAL'S SERIES 4 COVERED BONDS
Fitch Ratings has assigned Bank of Montreal's forthcoming Series 4 USD benchmark issue of mortgage covered bonds an expected 'AAA' rating. The fixed rate paying bonds are guaranteed by BMO Covered Bond Trust, a special purpose trust established for the programme with restricted permitted activities. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS FALL 1 POINT, TOUCH SESSION LOWS
NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondsresumed their earlier losses on Wednesday as Wall Street stockspared their earlier decline, reducing safety bids for bonds.The 30-year bond touched ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: U.S. SELLS 5-YEAR DEBT AT 1.055%; BONDS PARE LOSS
The Treasury Department sold $35 billion in 5-year notes on Wednesday at a yield of 1.055%. Bidders offered to buy 2.90 times the amount of debt sold, up from an average of 2.74 at the last four auctions of 5-year notes, all for the same amount. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: BRING OUT THE 'JUNK': BOND TRADE GETS BUSY
The dormant market for "junk" bonds is showing signs of life this week, as companies roll out new bond offerings to take advantage of renewed appetite among investors. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: WEALTH MATTERS: IN A VOLATILE MARKET, SOME TURN TO INSURANCE INSTEAD OF BONDS
Financial advisers point out that the rate of return on permanent life insurance is 3 to 5 percent and the money passes to beneficiaries free of income tax.

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8 Oct 2011: HIGH CORPORATE PROFITS COULD REDUCE RISK IN JUNK BONDS
Some experts say this may be a favorable time for junk bond funds, partly because the bonds’ issuers are still often enjoying hefty earnings.

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26 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS COTATI CRA, CA TABS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Cotati Community Redevelopment Agency, CA's bonds: ... more info

26 Oct 2011: FITCH TO TAKE RATING ACTIONS ON CALIFORNIA POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTH SERIES 97A, 06A AND 07A
On the effective date of Nov. 2, 2011, Fitch Ratings will remove the long- and short-term rating assigned to the Bonds from Rating Watch Negative; upgrade the long-term rating to 'AA-'; and confirm the short-term rating of 'F1+' assigned to each of the following bond issues: ... more info

26 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS RISE BRIEFLY AS STOCK GAINS FADE
NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds rose briefly in choppy trading on Wednesday, asWall Street stocks turned negative, giving up earlier gains.The 30-year or long bond last ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: AQUILA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BOLSTERS KENTUCKY MUNICIPAL BOND FUND MANAGEMENT TEAM
Aquila Investment Management LLC continues to build its investment team and has announced that Louisville-based Royden P. Durham has joined the company and been named Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager of Churchill Tax-Free Fund of Kentucky, a municipal bond fund that invests in bonds which are exempt from Kentucky and federal incomes taxes. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: [$$] UTILITY BONDS: A SPARKY SAFE HAVEN
Utility Bonds: a Sparky Safe Haven Though utility bonds have performed poorly this year in Europe, they now look to offer a striking combination of yield and resilience. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: GLOBAL PHARM ANNOUNCES THE CLOSING OF US$15 MILLION REDEEMABLE CONVERTIBLE BONDS FINANCING
Global Pharm Holdings Group, Inc. , a China-based, growing vertically integrated pharmaceutical company engaged in pharmaceutical-related products distribution, Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs cultivation and processing business through its subsidiaries in Anhui, Jilin, Guangdong and Shandong provinces, today announced that it has completed the entire US$15 million redeemable convertible bonds financing by Blazer Delight Limited, an investment vehicle owned by a fund managed by Asia-based Gen2 Partners Limited . ... more info

26 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS DIP AFTER TURNING FLAT BRIEFLY
NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The price of U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds fell back into negative territory on Wednesdayafter turning flat briefly in light, choppy trading.The 30-year or long bond last traded ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: SBERBANK'S UKRAINE UNIT TO SELL 1 BLN HRYVNIA BONDS
KIEV, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The Ukrainian subsidiary ofRussia's Sberbank plans to sell bonds worth 1billion hryvnias ($125 million) next month, it said onWednesday.The bonds are split into two tranches, ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: MARKETAXESS REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2011 RECORD REVENUES OF $46.6 MILLION, RECORD PRE-TAX INCOME OF $22.3 MILLION AND DILUTED EPS OF $0.34
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P AFRMS RTGS ON IBERCAJA'S COVERED BONDS AFTER RESTRUCTURE
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Oct 26OVERVIEW-- Ibercaja has legally completed the transfer of its banking assets and liabilities to its new wholly-owned subsidiary, Ibercaja ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH RTS FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANK'S BONDS 'A-(TWN)'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Oct 26- Fitch Ratings has assigned Far Eastern International Bank's (FEIB)seven-year TWD3.5bn subordinated bonds a National Long-Term Rating ... ... more info

26 Oct 2011: EUROPEAN LEADERS AT ODDS ON DEBT DEAL
Prospects for a breakthrough deal to stem the euro-zone debt crisis were up in the air as governments and banks remained at loggerheads over how much pain to inflict on holders of government bonds issued by Greece. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: GOVERNMENT BONDS' SWITCHEROO ON RISK
Many euro-zone government-bond investors have realized to their horror that they no longer own traditional government bonds, but instead hold bonds with credit risk. ... more info

26 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP PLANS NZ$ BOND ISSUE
* Earnings guidance affirmed* Considering NZ$150 mln unsecured subordinated bonds offer (Adds bond issue details)MELBOURNE, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Insurance Australia Group , the country's top home and ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: GOVERNMENT BONDS' SWITCHEROO ON RISK
Many euro-zone government-bond investors have realized to their horror that they no longer own traditional government bonds, but instead hold bonds with credit risk. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: EURO-ZONE DOUBTS BOOST TREASURYS
Investors flocked to safe-haven Treasury bonds, buoyed by euro-zone doubts, a strong two-year note sale and weak U.S. economic data. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: EUROPEAN FINANCE MINISTERS CALL OFF PRE-SUMMIT MEETING
Negotiators looked for new ways of tempting banks to write off about half their Greek bonds as debt crisis talks went down to the wire on Tuesday. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: [$$] IS IT A DEBT RALLY IF NOBODY TRADES?
Is It a Debt Rally if Nobody Trades? Corporate bonds have rallied, but parts of Wall Street aren't joining the party. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES RADY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER (CA) REV BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to California Health Facilities Financing Authority, California's approximately $100 million revenue bonds, series 2011A, to be issued on behalf of Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center and sold through negotiation during the week of Nov. 7th. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CDH HEALTH SYSTEM (IL) REVS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA' rating on the following revenue bonds issued on behalf of Central DuPage Health : ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS THE ACADEMY'S (CO) REVENUE BONDS AT 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB-' rating on approximately $35.9 Million of Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority, Charter School Revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Academy ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PIERCE JOINT USD CA'S GO BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Pierce Joint Unified School District , California as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GEORGIA $401MM GENERAL OBLIGATIONS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to $400.8 million in state of Georgia general obligation bonds, consisting of the following: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HOUSTON, TEXAS' COMBINED UTILITY SYSTEM FIRST LIEN REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns ratings to Houston, Texas Combined Utility System's bonds as follows: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH UPGRADES LEE COUNTY, FL SOLID WASTE REV BONDS TO 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Lee County, FL's outstanding solid waste revenue bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PORT OF SEATTLE, WA REV BONDS AT 'AA/A+/A' AND PFC BONDS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following outstanding Port of Seattle bonds: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CLEVELAND, OHIO'S AIRPORT SYSTEM REVS 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' rating to Cleveland, Ohio's approximately $74 million series 2011A senior lien fixed-rate airport system revenue bonds and affirms the airport's $827 million senior lien airport system revenue bonds at 'A-'. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES $96.2MM MARYLAND HEALTH AND HIGHER ED FIN AUTH BONDS 'A'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to approximately $96,200,000 million series 2011 Maryland Health and Higher Education Financing Authority revenue bonds issued on behalf of MedStar Health Inc. , and affirms at 'A' the rating on the following series: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTH, NEW YORK'S REV BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's, New York $350,000,000 transportation revenue bonds, series 2011C. Additionally, Fitch affirms the 'A' rating to approximately $14.8 billion in outstanding MTA transportation revenue bonds. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES SANTA MONICA PFA, CA'S LEASE REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings rates Santa Monica Public Financing Authority , California's bonds as follows: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MISSOURI HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES RFDG REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following state of Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority bonds: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SAN PATRICIO MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT, TX'S WATER SYSTEM REVS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on San Patricio Municipal Water District, TX bonds: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MASSACHUSETTS HFA'S $57.5MM HOUSING BONDS 2011 A&B 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following series of Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency's bonds: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES APACHE JUNCTION USD NO. 43, AZ'S GO ULT BONDS TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings downgrades Apache Junction Unified School District No. 43, Arizona's general obligation unlimited tax bonds as follows: ... more info

25 Oct 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES MUNICIPAL BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 21, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 17, 2011 to October 21, 2011, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.83 percentage points, or 83 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board . ... more info

25 Oct 2011: EUROPEAN LEADERS AT ODDS ON DEBT DEAL
Prospects for a breakthrough deal to stem the euro-zone debt crisis were up in the air as governments and banks remained at loggerheads over how much pain to inflict on holders of government bonds issued by Greece. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: IS IT A DEBT RALLY IF NOBODY TRADES?
Corporate bonds have rallied, but parts of Wall Street aren't joining the party. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE AS STOCK DECLINE REVIVES SAFETY BID
NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices rosesharply on Tuesday in choppy trading as a sell-off in stocks,the euro and other risky assets intensified safe-haven demandfor bonds.The 30-year bond ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS TURN POSITIVE, ERASE LOSSES
NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds turned positive on Tuesday, erasing earlierlosses, after U.S. stock index futures moved into negativeterritory, reviving some safety bids ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: EUROPE SEEKS 60% WRITEDOWN ON GREEK BONDS: REPORT
European negotiators are asking Greek debt holders to take a 60% writedown on the face value of their bonds, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. A July deal would have seen private bondholders accept a 21% reduction in the net present value of their Greek bonds. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: CORRECTED-EURO GOVT-BUNDS RETREAT; TRADE CHOPPY BEFORE EU SUMMIT
* Bund futures trade in 80-tick range in ultra-thin vols * Concerns EU leaders won't deliver robust crisis plan By Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - German government bonds fell onTuesday ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCKS RISE ON MERGERS AND SOLID CORPORATE EARNINGS
Several companies announced acquisitions that lifted shares along with a hint of more Fed stimulus and hope for a solution to Europe’s debt crisis. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: BANKS STILL HAVE NO DEAL ON GREEK WRITEDOWN: IIF
An organization representing banks that hold Greek government bonds have "nothing approaching a done deal yet" with the European Union on how much of a loss to take on Greek debt, the head of a banking organization in the talks told CNBC. ... more info

25 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RETREAT; TRADE CHOPPY BEFORE EU SUMMIT
* Bund futures trade in 80-tick range in ultra-thin vols * Concerns EU leaders won't deliver robust crisis plan By Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - German government bonds fell onTuesday ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES CNPC SUBSIDIARY'S CNY NOTES FINAL 'AA-'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Oct 25- Fitch Ratings has assigned CNPC Golden Autumn Limited, B.V.I.'sCNY2.5bn 2.55% and and CNY0.5bn 2.95% guaranteed bonds due 2013 and ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: JGB FUTURES INCH HIGHER, EU DEAL EYED
* Wait-and-see mood before EU summit limits trade* Superlongs firmer on bargain hunting* Strong yen, weaker Tokyo shares underpin JGBsBy Akiko Takeda TOKYO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-LOOMIS SAYS U.S. TREASURIES EXPENSIVE, CHINA A WORRY
* Loomis to stay away from U.S. treasuries - exec* Has invested in U.S. corporate bonds, non-U.S. govt bonds* Worried about China economy, has no China investments* Expects Greece to be excluded from euro, ... ... more info

25 Oct 2011: JGB FUTURES MOSTLY FLAT, EU DEAL EYED
TOKYO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds weremostly flat or slightly higher on Tuesday, as the market awaitsa summit the next day for the latest plan to combat Europe'sdebt crisis.* European ... ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES $7.3B OF BANK OF AMERICA BONDS
Fitch Ratings on Monday downgraded a series of mortgage-backed bonds issued by Bank of America Corp. The agency cut its rating on $7.3 billion of bonds to "AA" from "AAA" and kept them at "ratings watch negative." ... more info

24 Oct 2011: IS WEBMD UNDERVALUED? CARL ICAHN AND GEORGE SOROS THINK SO
Some savvy investors believe the grandaddy of online consumer health sites may be undervalued. Carl Icahn and George Soros havedisclosed within days of each other that they have accumulated sharesin WebMD. Icahn has purchased a 7.94% stake, while Soros has bought 5.59% through convertible bonds due in 2016 and 2018, [...] ... more info

24 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-STOCK GAINS, IMMINENT SUPPLY WEIGH ON BONDS
* Stock market rally lures buyers from safe-haven debt* Imminent short- and intermediate-term supply weighs* Treasury to sell $99 billion in 2, 5- and 7-yr notesBy Ellen Freilich NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) ... ... more info

24 Oct 2011: CORRECTED - TREASURIES-STOCK GAINS, IMMINENT SUPPLY WEIGH ON BONDS
* Stock market rally lures buyers from safe-haven debt* Imminent short- and intermediate-term supply weighs* Treasury to sell $99 billion in 2, 5- and 7-yr notesBy Ellen Freilich NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) ... ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH PUBLISHES U.S. TOBACCO ABS BREAKEVEN RANKINGS FOR 2011
Fitch Ratings has published tobacco settlement ABS rankings based on the breakeven model outputs and ratings of Fitch-rated bonds. Fitch completed the review of tobacco portfolio accounting for the amount of Master Settlement Agreement payment received by each trust in 2011 and published the rating changes on July 29, 2011. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PALOMAR POMERADO HEALTH (CA) REVS AT 'BB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'BB+' rating on the following bonds issued by Palomar Pomerado Health System , California: ... more info

24 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS SLIP ON EUROPE BAILOUT
Treasury prices fall as reports of a new proposal to boost Europe's bailout fund boosted investors' willingness to shift into riskier assets and away from U.S. bonds. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: HIGH YIELD BONDS ARE HOT, BUT THERE'S PLENTY MORE FIRE
Junk bonds lived up to their name this summer, but now investors just can't get enough of them, thanks to the wide yield spread over Treasuries. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS MOSTLY DOWN ON EUROPE BAILOUT
Treasury prices fall as reports of a new proposal to boost Europe's bailout fund boosted investors' willingness to shift into riskier assets and away from U.S. bonds. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION NETWORK'S (PENNSYLVANIA) REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A' rating on the following Lehigh County General Purpose Authority revenue bonds, issued on behalf of the Good Shepherd Group : ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES BA COVERED BOND ISSUER'S U.S. COVERED BONDS; MAINTAINS RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has downgraded BA Covered Bond Issuer's outstanding USD-equivalent 7.3 billion mortgage covered bonds from 'AAA' to 'AA'. In addition, Fitch maintains the outstanding covered bonds on Rating Watch Negative as Bank of America N.A.'s long-term Issuer Default Rating also remains on Rating Watch Negative. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MIAMI UNIVERSITY (OH) REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to approximately $160 million of general receipts revenue bonds, series 2011 issued by Miami University . The fixed rate series 2011 bonds are expected to price via negotiated sale on or about Nov. 16. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GARLAND, TEXAS' WATER AND SEWER REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating to Garland, TX's revenue bonds as follows: ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES ARKANSAS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY'S $57.28MM SRF REVS 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings has assigned its 'AAA' rating to following Arkansas Development Finance Authority's revolving loan fund revenue bonds: ... more info

24 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS TURN DOWN ON LATEST NEWS FROM EUROPE
Treasury prices fall as reports of a new proposal to boost Europe's bailout fund boosted investors' willingness to shift into riskier assets and away from U.S. bonds. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GARLAND, TX GO REFUNDING BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Garland, Texas obligations: ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES WEST VIRGINIA LEASE REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following state of West Virginia Economic Development Authority lease revenue bonds: ... more info

24 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS TURN NEGATIVE AFTER FED PURCHASE
NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds briefly turned negative at midday on Monday inthe wake of the Federal Reserve's $2.5 billion purchase oflong-dated government debt.The ... ... more info

24 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF MARSHALL UNIVERSITY REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Board of Governors of Marshall University revenue bonds: ... more info

24 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS ADD GAINS ON DOUBTS ON EURO ZONE DEAL
NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-yearTreasury debt added to earlier gains on Monday as doubtswhether European leaders would reach a deal to contain theregion's debt crisis rekindled safehaven ... ... more info

24 Oct 2011: TREASURYS GAIN, EYEING STOCKS, EURO
Treasury prices rose on Monday, pushing yields down, as traders watched for how stock and currency markets judged the outcome from this weekend's meeting of European Union leaders. U.S. stock futures and the euro gave up the bulk of their gains in early U.S. trading hours, lending some support to Treasury bonds. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: GREEK BANKS BATTERED BY EU DEBT TALKS
Shares in Greek banks are plunging on the Athens Stock Exchange amid expectations they will have to accept higher than agreed losses on the country's government bonds as part of a new eurozone debt deal. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: GREEK BANK STOCKS PLUNGE 13 PERCENT ON HAIRCUT FEARS
Greek bank shares shed more than 13 percent on Monday on fears that a deeper markdown on Greek government bonds held by the private sector would force lenders to seek state support to recapitalize. ... more info

24 Oct 2011: JGBS TREAD WATER, NEXT SUMMIT ON EU CRISIS AWAITED
TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds treadedwater on Monday, with prices little changed across the board asthe market kept a wait-and-see stance ahead of a second summiton Wednesday to deal ... ... more info

23 Oct 2011: NEW FUNDS: OCTOBER 24
● European Credit Management has unveiled a High-Yield Fund, a Ucits IV compliant Sicav fund registered in Luxembourg, as well as a Financials Fund, which invests in financial sector bonds. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BETTER WAYS TO FIGHT INFLATION
Wary investors are piling into inflation-protected bonds. The problem: Some of them might not be getting the price protection they think. ... more info

22 Oct 2011: [$$] INVESTORS RETURNING TO 'JUNK' COUNTER
Credit Markets Investors Returning To 'Junk' Counter With investors piling into high-yield debt funds, fund managers say they're going to look to bonds from even lower-rated companies to maintain their yield targets. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PORT AUTHORITY OF NY AND NJ CONSOLIDATED BONDS 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' underlying rating to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's $400 million consolidated bonds , series 169. The bonds are expected to be sold competitively on or about Oct. 26, 2011 and have a final maturity of 2041. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MINNESOTA OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION 2008 SERIES A & B
Fitch Ratings affirms the long- and short-term ratings of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education's supplemental student loan program revenue bonds, 2008 series A and series B . A full rating list is shown below. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS SERIES 2011 REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Massachusetts Development Finance Agency bonds issued on behalf of the University of Massachusetts : ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BETTING ON HIGH YIELD BONDS TO BEAT EQUITIES IN 2012
Will high yield make a comeback in 2012? And should investors consider Bank of America corporate bonds yielding over 5%? ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES SNOHOMISH PUD NO.1, WA ELECTRIC SYSTEM BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the Snohomish Public Utility District No.1 $39.62 million electric system revenue refunding bonds, series 2011. Bonds are expected to be priced around Oct. 31, through negotiated sale. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DELAWARE'S $275MM GO BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following general obligation bonds of the State of Delaware: ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BIGGER FRENCH BANK LOSSES ON GREEK DEBT URGED: REPORT
France's stock market regulator has recommended French banks take a bigger loss on their exposure to Greek government bonds, the Financial Times reported on Friday. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BIGGER FRENCH BANK LOSSES ON GREEK DEBT URGED -FT
PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) - France's stock market regulatorhas recommended French banks take a bigger loss on theirexposure to Greek government bonds, the Financial Timesreported on Friday.The regulator ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-10
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate notes at 'A+sf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-10. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS SLIP AT END OF VOLATILE WEEK
Treasury prices declined as a big jump in U.S. stocks and a drop by the dollar made U.S. bonds look less attractive compared to assets considered riskier. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-7
Fitch Ratings affirms senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate notes at 'BBsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-7. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-8
Fitch Ratings affirms senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate notes at 'BBB-sf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-8. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: WORLD'S RISKIEST DEBT IN PICTURES
A look at some of the safest to the scariest sovereign bonds in the world as measured by their risk of default. The following country's bonds credit default swaps (CDS) are good gauges on the markets perception of risk. Greece, of course, is off the charts. But the US, while the most liquid bond market in the world, is not the safest. In this new world, Brazil bonds are better than France and China is as good as Japan. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FRENCH BANKS URGED TO RAISE GREEK DEBT HAIRCUT
The French stock market regulator has advised French banks to take bigger losses on their holdings of Greek government bonds, arguing that the relatively small writedowns announced in recent months were ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES AMERICA MOVIL'S JPY12 BILLION BONDS ISSUANCES 'A'
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to the Japanese Yen Bonds issued by America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. : ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES JORDAN VALLEY WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT, UT $50MM WATER REVS 'AA'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, UT water revenue bonds: ... more info

21 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES AMERICA MOVIL'S JPY12 BLN BONDS A
MONTERREY, October 21 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratingsto the Japanese Yen Bonds issued by America Movil , S.A.B. de C.V.(AmericaMovil):--JPY6,900,000,000 1.23% First Series Japanese ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: WINDSOR FINANCING, LLC ANNOUNCES TERMINATION OF DEBT TENDER OFFERS AND CONSENT SOLICITATIONS
Windsor Financing, LLC today announced that it has terminated its previously announced private offers to purchase for cash and solicitations of consents with respect to its outstanding 5.881% Senior Secured Bonds due 2017 and with respect to its outstanding 6.927% Subordinated Secured Notes due 2016 . ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FED WANTS TO BET THE HOUSE, AGAIN
In recent days, Fed officials have raised the possibility that they may need to again buy mortgage bonds, which in theory should cause mortgage rates to fall further. But it might not work as well in practice. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BOND-FUND STARS FALL AS BETS BACKFIRE
Pimco's Bill Gross, Loomis Sayles's Dan Fuss and Templeton's Michael Hasenstab have seen their fortunes fade amid wrong bets on Treasurys and emerging-market bonds. They're not giving up, but their strategies differ. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS FALL AT END OF VOLATILE WEEK
Treasury prices turn down as a big jump in U.S. stocks and a drop by the dollar made U.S. bonds look less attractive compared to assets considered riskier. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: WHY BAD BONDS GET GOOD RATINGS
Credit ratings are not the only tool to rely on when assessing bonds. Find out why they sometimes fall short. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE AUTHORITY'S RATINGS AT 'A'
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A' rating on California Earthquake Authority's outstanding fixed-rate revenue bonds, which mature on July 1, 2016. Fitch has also affirmed the CEA's Issuer Default Rating at 'A'. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES FLORIDA'S $135MM GO PECO REFUNDING BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following state of Florida full faith and credit state board of education public education capital outlay bonds: ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS A2 RTGS TO CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST'S (CA) SRS 2011 BNDS;
Oct 21 (Reuters) - Catholic Healthcare West (CHW)* Moody's assigns A2 long-term and underlying ratings tocatholic healthcare west's (ca) series 2011 bonds; A2 parityratings affirmed; outlook revised ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: STX PLANS TO RAISE $655 MLN VIA BOND ISSUE - REPORT
SEOUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) - South Koreanshipping-to-shipbuilding conglomerate STX Group plans to raise750 billion won ($655 million) by issuing bonds or bonds withwarrants, a newspaper reported.STX had issued ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: ITALIAN 10-YEAR BOND YIELD TOPS 6%
The yield on 10-year Italian government bonds rose 15 basis points to 6.01% on Friday, according to FactSet Research data, breaching the 6% level for the first time since the European Central Bank began buying Italian and Spanish bonds in early August. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: TEXT: S&P: JAPAN FINANCE CORP.'S SERIES 21 AND 22 BONDS RATED 'AA-'
(The following was released by the rating agency)TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 21, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services said today that it had assigned its 'AA-'senior secured long-term ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AN A1 RATING TO NTT URBAN DEVELOPMENT'S BONDS
Oct 21 (Reuters) - NTT Urban Development:* Moody's assigns an A1 rating to NTT Urban Development'sbonds ... more info

21 Oct 2011: MALAYSIA TO SELL 3 BLN RGT GOVT BONDS-C.BANK
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Malaysia will issue 3billion ringgit ($959 million) in government bonds maturing in2021, the central bank said on Friday.Tendering for the bonds close on Oct 28 and the ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: CHINA DEV BANK 10-YR BOND YIELD AT 4.30 PCT, LOWER THAN F'CAST
SHANGHAI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - China Development Bank auctioned 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) of 10-yearfixed-rate bonds in the interbank market on Friday at a yield of4.30 percent, traders said, lower ... ... more info

21 Oct 2011: FED OFFICIAL SAYS MORE BOND PURCHASES MAY NEEDED
A voting member of the Federal Reserve's policy-making committee on Thursday called for the central bank to consider buying mortgage bonds again as a way to spur economic growth. ... more info

21 Oct 2011: INVESTORS POUR $2.3BN INTO JUNK BONDS
US funds that buy junk bonds had their second largest weekly inflow on record as investors regained their appetite for risky assets after selling them heavily in recent months. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S WITHDRAWS ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION'S (NY) AAA RATING DUE TO THE REFUNDING OF ITS SERIES 1993 BONDS
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Rockefeller Foundation:* Moody's withdraws Rockefeller Foundation's (NY) Aaa ratingdue to the refunding of its series 1993 revenue bonds ... more info

20 Oct 2011: TARULLO SAYS FED SHOULD BUY MORE MORTGAGE BONDS
NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve shouldconsider buying more mortgage bonds to support a fragileeconomic recovery and a downtrodden housing sector, Fed BoardGovernor Daniel Tarullo said ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PENSACOLA'S (FL) NON AD VALOREM REV BONDS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of continuous surveillance, Fitch Ratings has taken the following actions on Pensacola, Florida's non ad valorem revenue bonds: ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS GREATER ORLANDO AVIATION AUTH, FL'S SPECIAL FACILITY REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A' rating on the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority , Florida's approximately $56 million special purpose facility taxable revenue bonds, series 2009 . ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER (DE) REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed at 'AA-' the rating on the following series of bonds issued by Delaware Health Facilities Authority on behalf of Bayhealth Medical Center : ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GARLAND, TX'S 2011A ELECTRIC REVS 'AA-'; UPGRADES OUTSTANDING
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the city of Garland, Texas's $21.2 million of electric utility system revenue refunding bonds, series 2011A, to be sold on Oct. 31, 2011. In addition, Fitch upgrades to 'AA-' from 'A+' the rating on the city's approximately $104.3 million of electric revenue bonds outstanding as of Sept. 30, 2011. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PHILADELPHIA, PA'S $200MM 2011A-D WATER & SEWER REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to Philadelphia, PA water and wastewater system revenue bonds: ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC'S BEACH PRESERVATION FEE BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina's special obligation bonds: ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES UVALDE CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCH DIST, TX UNLTD TAX BDS TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has downgraded the following Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Texas' unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TIF REVENUES 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following District of Columbia tax increment revenue bonds: ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH CONFIRMS 'AAA/F1+' ON $335.8MM NY LIBERTY DEV CORP RECOVERY ZONE 2010A-1 BONDS (3 WTC PROJ)
The rating action referenced in Fitch Ratings' Oct. 7, 2011, press release (Fitch to Confirm 'AAA/F1+' on $335.8MM NY Liberty Dev Corp Recovery Zone 2010A-1 Bonds ) is effective today . ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS OHIO TURNPIKE COMMISSION'S GENERAL REV BONDS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA' rating on the Ohio Turnpike Commission's approximately $589.1 million in outstanding general revenue bonds. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, TX COMBINED FEE REV BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to $12.18 million of Laredo Community College District, TX fixed-rate combined fee revenue bonds, series 2011, to be sold through negotiation on or about Nov. 2, 2011. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: TREASURYS PULL BACK
Treasury prices retreated after an impressive sale of 30-year inflation-protected government bonds at the lowest yield on record. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: CHINA TO ALLOW SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ISSUE BONDS
The trial program comes amid concerns about the financial health of regional authorities and efforts by Beijing to tame inflation and a property bubble. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA'S COVERED BONDS SERIES 2 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings has assigned the National Bank of Canada's series 2 USD1.4 billion issue of five-year mortgage covered bonds a 'AAA' rating. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS AND WITHDRAWS CARMEL CLAY PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING COMMISSION CORP. (IN) FMBS AT 'AA+'
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings affirms and withdraws its 'AA+' rating on the following Carmel Clay Public Library Building Commission Corporation , IN first mortgage bonds : ... more info

20 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-CALIFORNIA SUBPOENAS BOFA OVER MORTGAGES - REPORT
* State attorney general investigating mortgage bonds* Latest probe tied to Countrywide acquisition* Bank of America shares down 2.8 percentOct 20 (Reuters) - The California attorney general's officesubpoenaed ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: CALIFORNIA SUBPOENAS BOFA OVER MORTGAGES - REPORT
*State attorney general investigating mortgage bonds*Latest probe tied to Countrywide acquisitionOct 20 (Reuters) - The California state attorney general'soffice subpoenaed Bank of America Corp this ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BONDS EXTEND LOSSES AFTER US DATA
NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year bond pricesdropped more than a point on Thursday after an unexpected risein the Philadelphia Federal Reserve business conditions index,offsetting a decline in ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS EXTEND LOSSES AFTER U,S. DATA
NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year bond pricesextended losses on Thursday, sliding more than a point afterU.S. initial weekly jobless claims fell last week and a keymeasure of that labor trend dropped ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH RTS ANZ NATIONAL BANK SERIES 2011-1 COVERED BONDS 'AAA'
Oct 20- Fitch Ratings has assigned ANZ National Bank Limited's (ANZNBL,'AA-'/Positive/'F1+') Series 2011-1 EUR500m mortgage covered bonds a 'AAA' rating. The hardbullet bonds ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS RTG TO ANZ NATIONAL SERIES 2011-1 COVERED BONDS
Oct 20 (Reuters) - ANZ National (Int'l) Limited* Moody's assigns definitive rating to ANZ National Series2011-1 mortgage covered bonds ... more info

20 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-SPANISH BONDS FIND BUYERS DESPITE DOWNGRADES
* Treasury sells 3.9 bln euros in bonds, above mid target* Yields ease on 10-year bond from last sale, but at highlevel* France sells 7.5 bln euros after rating warningMADRID, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Spain ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: CHINA APPROVES LOCAL GOVERNMENT BONDS
Trial plan loosens Beijing’s tight rein over provincial and municipal governments to issue bonds, a potential step toward eventually alleviating what’s been a growing problem — financial stress at the local level. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: INVESTORS TURN TO TREASURYS
Anxiety resurfaced on an effective solution to the euro zone's debt crisis, sending investors back to the comfort of safe-haven Treasury bonds. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: SPAIN AUCTIONS OFF $5.4 BILLION IN MIDTERM BONDS
Spain easily raised euro3.9 billion Thursday in an auction of bonds maturing over the next decade, in its first big-scale foray in the markets since the three major ratings agencies downgraded their views on the government's debt. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUND FUTURES FALL ON EFSF BOND BUY GUIDELINES
LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - German Bund futures fell onThursday after the release of a document outlining how the eurozone's rescue fund can buy government bonds on the secondarymarket.The European ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: CHINA TO ALLOW TRIAL USE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BONDS
China has given the go-ahead for several local authorities to sell bonds as it moves to bridge financing shortfalls and prevent debt defaults by overextended provinces. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS GAIN ON EURO ZONE RESCUE WORRIES
TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries firmed in Asia onThursday on persistent worries about the euro zone's deepeningdebt crisis after France's president said talks on increasing abailout fund ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: [$$] CITIGROUP TO PAY $285 MILLION TO SETTLE FRAUD CHARGES
Citi Settles Fraud Charges Wall Street's total price tag on settlements with U.S. securities regulators for allegedly misleading investors about mortgage bonds churned out ahead of the financial crisis surged past $1 billion with a deal by Citigroup to pay $285 million. ... more info

20 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-BAOSTEEL GROUP GRANTED APPROVAL TO ISSUE YUAN BONDS IN HK-NDRC
* Baosteel becomes first China corporate to issue dim sumbonds - NDRC* Issuances in dim sum market pick up after holidays* China formalises pilot scheme to allow CNH-related FDIschemeSHANGHAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) ... ... more info

20 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS A2 RATINGS TO AMERICA MOVIL, S.A.B. DE C.V.'S PROPOSED JAPANESE YEN BONDS - FIRST SERIES (2011)
Oct 19 (Reuters) - America Movil:* Moody's assigns A2 ratings to America Movil, S.A.B. deC.V.'s proposed Japanese Yen bonds - first series (2011) ... more info

19 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AAA RATING TO NBC'S SERIES 2 USD-DENOMINATED COVERED BONDS
Oct 19 (Reuters) - NBC:* Moody's assigns Aaa rating to NBC's Series 2USD-denominated covered bonds ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GRAND PRAIRIE, TX'S GO RFDG & IMPROV BONDS & COS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Grand Prairie, Texas bonds: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES $300M BUILD ILLINOIS BONDS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA+' rating to the following sales tax revenue bonds of the state of Illinois: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PLANO, TX'S GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Plano, Texas general obligation bonds: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PRASA COMMONWEALTH GUARANTEED BONDS AT 'BBB+'
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB+' rating on the following Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority Commonwealth Guaranty Revenue Bonds: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER (MA) REV BONDS TO 'B-'; MAINTAINS RATING WATCH
As part of its continuous surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on the following bonds issued on behalf of the Saints Medical Center, MA to 'B-' from 'BB+': ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MICHIGAN FINANCE AUTHORITY'S SRF 2011 REVENUE BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to bonds issued by the Michigan Finance Authority : ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS'S WATER & SEWER REF AND IMPROV REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Grand Prairie, Texas revenue bonds: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES CORPORATE BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 14, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase corporate bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 10, 2011 to October 14, 2011, investors purchasing corporate bonds in the auctions received average taxable yields 0.06 percentage points, or 6 basis points, higher than comparable bonds reported in FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine . ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY'S $67.6MM 2011-1 HRBS 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the $67.6 million Illinois Housing Development Authority's housing revenue bonds series 2011-1. The series 2011-1 bonds consist of the following: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-CANADA 2-YR BOND AUCTION SEES SOFTER DEMAND
* Softer but solid demand for save-haven gov't bonds* Yield rises to avg 1.097 pct from 0.954 in Sept* Bid-to-cover ratio dips to 2.38 from 2.53By Andrea Hopkins TORONTO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Canada's ... ... more info

19 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BONDS SLIP IN CHOPPY TRADE; EU IN FOCUS
* Renewed hopes of progress from upcoming EU summit* Sarkozy: Talks to expand bailout fund have stalled* U.S. housing starts rise more than expectedBy Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) ... ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES ORANGE COUNTY, NC'S GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Orange County, North Carolina bonds: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-6
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and the subordinate notes at 'BBB-sf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-6. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-5
Fitch Ratings-NY-19 October, 2011: Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and the subordinate notes at 'BBB-sf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-5. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-4
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and the subordinate notes at 'BBBsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-4. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: KINETIC DEAL SHOWS 'JUNK' ENERGY WANING
Kinetic Concepts is slated to complete its sale of $3.85 billion in bonds and loans by Friday. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CATHEDRAL VILLAGE (PA) REVS AT 'BBB'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB' rating on the following bonds issued on behalf of Cathedral Village : ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH: RATINGS UNAFFECTED BY EXCHANGE OF HAMILTON COUNTY (OH) SALES TAX SERIES 2000B AND 2006A
The exchange of the Hamilton County sales tax refunding and improvement bonds series 2000B and 2006A does not affect their ratings, according to Fitch Ratings. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY'S $600MM SENIOR BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Massachusetts School Building Authority dedicated sales tax bonds: ... more info

19 Oct 2011: REVISITING STOCKS AND BONDS: THE LEAD/LAG RELATIONSHIP FROM BOTH SIDES
The fact is, both stocks and corporate bonds are claims on corporate cash flows over different parts of the capital structure; information is available to both markets at the same time. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-GERMAN BUND SALE UNDERSUBSCRIBED AS RISKY ASSETS RISE
By Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Germany saw poor demand for its10-year bonds at an auction on Wednesday as a modest pick up inequities hit appetite for safe-haven debt and low yields failedto ... ... more info

19 Oct 2011: UK EASY MONEY POLICY COULD SLASH JOBS: ANALYSTS
The second round of "quantitative easing" by the Bank of England which will see it purchase 75 million pounds of government bonds over the next few months could cause unemployment to rise, according to one analyst. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: U.S. 30-YEAR BONDS DECLINE AS EQUITIES GAIN ON EUROPE CRISIS PLAN OPTIMISM
Treasury 30-year bonds fell for a second day as stocks gained on speculation Europe’s leaders are nearing a resolution of the region’s debt crisis. ... more info

19 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P: KOREA NATIONAL OIL.'S GLOBAL MTN PROGRAM, BONDS RATED 'A'
(The following was released by the rating agency)HONG KONG (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 19, 2011--Standard &Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'A' ratings to KoreaNational Oil Corp.'s ... ... more info

19 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P LWRS ROCK & RUBBLE BONDS RATING AFTER LEIGHTON DOWNGRADE
(The following was released by the rating agency)SYDNEY (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 19, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today said that it had lowered the rating onnotes issued by Rock & Rubble ... ... more info

19 Oct 2011: JGBS MOSTLY FLAT AS SHARES TRIM GAINS, INVESTORS EYE DIPS
TOKYO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds weremostly flat on Wednesday, recouping losses that pushed thefive-year yield near a three-month high after a report boostedexpectations that Europe ... ... more info

19 Oct 2011: TEXT: S&P: TOYOTA FINANCE'S DOMESTIC BONDS RATED 'AA-'
(The following was released by the rating agency)TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 19, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today assigned its 'AA-' rating to ToyotaFinance Corp.'s ... ... more info

19 Oct 2011: JGB 5-YR YIELD RISES TO NEARLY 3-MTH HIGH ON EUROPE DEAL OPTIMISM
TOKYO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The yield on five-year Japanesegovernment bonds rose to nearly a three-month high of 0.385percent as renewed optimism about a solution to the euro zonedebt crisis dented appetite ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, MUNICIPAL BONDS CALL FOR CAUTION
While the widespread defaults predicted for 2011 have not happened, it still pays an investor to carefully research a bond issue. A Web site makes this easier. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, EURO END UP ON EUROPEAN DEAL OPTIMISM
* Report bolsters talk of deal on euro zone fund* MSCI world index ends higher with Wall Street jump* China data, French rating threat hit markets early* Government bonds down; euro ends upBy Caroline ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-PRICES DROP ON REPORT OF EURO ZONE FUND BOOST
* Guardian report sends Treasuries down, stocks higher* Germany, France agree on bailout fund boost-report* US 30-year bonds erase gains, fall nearly 1 pointBy Walter Brandimarte NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-PRICES DROP ON HOPES OF EURO ZONE FUND BOOST REPORT
* Guardian report sends Treasuries down, stocks higher* Germany, France agree on bailout fund boost-report* US 30-year bonds erase gains, fall nearly 1 pointBy Walter Brandimarte NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: GOLDMAN SACHS LOSES $428 MILLION IN THIRD QUARTER
Goldman Sachs, the banking industry's perpetual winner, was this quarter's loser. The storied investment bank lost $428 million in the third quarter, driven by sharp drops in underwriting and trading revenue along with souring investments in stocks, bonds and other holdings. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DEACONESS HEALTH SYSTEM (IN) SERIES 2011A BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to Indiana Finance Authority expected issuance of approximately $20 million, series 2011A fixed-rate revenue refunding bonds on behalf of Deaconess Health System Obligated Group . ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES ABERDEEN, MARYLAND'S GO'S 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an initial rating of 'AA' to the following general obligation bonds of the City of Aberdeen, Maryland : ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS 'F1+' RTG ON NYC TFA RECOVERY BONDS SERIES FISCAL 2003-3B-1
Fitch Ratings withdraws its 'F1+' ratings on the New York City Transitional Finance Authority recovery bonds series fiscal 2003-3B-1 which were based on the liquidity support provided by Citibank, N.A. that was terminated in November 2009. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PAMPA ISD (TX) ULTGO BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Pampa Independent School District, Texas' unlimited tax Bonds: ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL AUTH SCHOOL FINANCING BONDS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Virginia Public School Authority bonds: ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES $592.9 MM CALIFORNIA PUBLIC WORKS BOARD BONDS 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns a 'BBB+' rating to the following lease revenue bonds of the State Public Works Board of the state of California : ... more info

18 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-US, WORLD STOCKS RISE; OIL ENDS HIGHER
* MSCI world index turns higher with Wall St* China growth data, French rating threat weigh* Government bonds down; dollar, euro near flat (Updates prices, adds crude futures close)By Caroline Valetkevitch ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CANYON ISD, TX'S ULT BONDS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AA' ratings on the following Canyon Independent School District, Texas unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

18 Oct 2011: EU ADOPTS STRICTER RULES ON SHORT SELLING
The European Union agreed Tuesday to more strictly regulate the short selling of shares and bonds and to ban so-called "naked" credit default swaps on government bonds, moves officials said will contribute to financial stability. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. STOCKS RISE WITH BANKS; BONDS HIGHER
* MSCI world index down on worries on global economy* U.S. stocks rise with financials* China growth data, French rating threat weigh* Government bonds up, dollar, euro near flat (Updates prices, adds ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES MUNICIPAL BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 14, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 10, 2011 to October 14, 2011, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.62 percentage points, or 62 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board . ... more info

18 Oct 2011: HOW CHEAP IS HIGH YIELD?
There is a value case to be made for high yield bonds, but it is not quite as good as some investment banks claim. In some years, the flawed valuation method they employ has indicated that investors were expecting a negative default rate! The sell-siders also consider only the base-case outlook for defaults, ignoring the currently substantial risk that the U.S. economy will slide into recession. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS LITTLE SALT INTERCOUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT, MI AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirmed the 'A' rating for Little Salt Intercounty Drainage District, MI $840,000 outstanding Little Salt Intercounty Drain Bonds, series 2006. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HAYS CISD, TEXAS' ULT BONDS 'AAA' PSF/'AA-' UNDERLYING; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Hays Consolidated Independent School District, Texas unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

18 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YEAR BONDS TRIM GAINS AFTER BERNANKE
NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year bond pricesbriefly trimmed gains on Tuesday after Federal Reserve ChairmanBen Bernanke said the Fed is open to the possibility of usingmonetary policy tools to ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS 'F1+' RTG ON INDIANA FINANCE AUTH (IN) LEASE APPROPRIATION BONDS SER 2005A-2&A-3
Fitch Ratings withdraws its 'F1+' ratings on the Indiana Finance Authority lease appropriation bonds series 2005A-2 and A-3 which were based on the liquidity support provided by Barclays Bank plc that was terminated on Sept. 16, 2011. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. STOCKS GAIN WITH BANKS; BONDS RISE
* MSCI world index down on worries on global economy* China growth data, French rating threat weigh* Government bonds, dollar edge upBy Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. shares rose ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: EU APPROVES SHORT-SELLING CURBS
The European Union approved legislation Tuesday that limits the use of sovereign credit-default swaps and "naked" short selling of government bonds and stocks. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: EU APPROVES SHORT-SELLING CURBS
The European Union approved legislation Tuesday that limits the use of sovereign credit-default swaps and "naked" short selling of government bonds and stocks. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CHICAGO, IL GOS & SALES TAX BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned ratings to the following debt issued by the city of Chicago: ... more info

18 Oct 2011: WHY JUNK BONDS LOOK APPEALING
So-called "junk" bonds may be the unpolished jewels of the fixed-income market, now that government bonds and higher-rated company-issued bonds are offering scant yield. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CITY OF NASHUA, NH GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following rating to the City of Nashua, NH's general obligation bonds: ... more info

18 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-WORLD STOCKS DIP ON CHINA WORRIES, FRANCE WARNING
* MSCI world equity index falls; S&P 500 dip after open* China growth data, French rating threat weigh* Government bonds, dollar riseLONDON/NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - World stocks dipped onTuesday and ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-FRENCH YIELD SPREAD VS BUNDS HITS 19-YR HIGH
LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold French government bonds rather than benchmark German Bundsextended its rise to hit a 19-year high on Tuesday after Moody'swarned the sovereign's ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: GFI GROUP OPENS NEW OFFICE IN SWITZERLAND
GFI Group Inc. announced today the commencement of operations at the offices of its new subsidiary in Nyon, Switzerland. The new office will focus on brokering emerging market products including FX, FRAs, basis swaps, interest rate swaps and government bonds in CE3 currencies , South African Rand and Turkish Lira. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YEAR BONDS TURN NEGATIVE AS STOCKS RALLY
NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year bond pricesturned negative on Tuesday after posting gains for most of theEuropean session, weighed down by a rebound in U.S. equityfutures.Treasury prices had ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BOND PRICES RISE MORE THAN A POINT
NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year bond pricesjumped more than a point on Tuesday after Goldman Sachs reported a third-quarter loss per common share of $0.84.Thirty-year bonds rose 1-12/32 in price ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES FALL ON WALL STREET
Despite strong gains last week, stocks on Wall Street were back in the red for the year on Monday, following European markets lower as the outlook for a broad solution to the European debt crisis appeared to wane. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: TEN-YR JGB YIELD HITS 1-1/2 MTH HIGH AS SAFE-HAVEN DEMAND RECEDES
* JGBs erase gains despite fall in share prices* Five-yr JGB auction draws solid demandBy Akiko Takeda TOKYO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds wereflat to lower on Tuesday and the 10-year yield ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: SHARES FALL AFTER CHINA GDP, FRENCH WARNING
World stocks stumbled from the previous day's 1-1/2 month high on Tuesday and government bonds rose as slower-than-expected Chinese growth data and a warning on France's triple-A sovereign credit rating prompted investors to cut risks. ... more info

18 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-FRENCH YIELD SPREAD WIDENS AFTER RATINGS WARNING
LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold French government bonds rather than benchmark German Bundsrose to a 16-year high on Tuesday after Moody's warned thesovereign's credit ... ... more info

18 Oct 2011: TEXT: S&P ASGNS JAPAN PRIME REALTY'S SERIES 13 AND 14 BONDS 'A' RTGS
(The following was released by the rating agency)TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 18, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today said that it has assigned its 'A' ratingto Japan Prime ... ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH PLACES LONG BEACH BOND FIN AUTH GAS PURCHASE REVS SER 2007 A&B ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has placed the 'A+' rating of the Long Beach Bond Finance Authority series 2007 A&B bonds on Rating Watch Negative. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION'S MOTOR LICENSE FUND-ENHANCED BONDS 'AA'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission bonds: ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ROYAL OAKS LIFE CARE COMMUNITY'S (AZ) REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK IS STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the underlying 'A' rating on the following Arizona Health Facilities Authority bonds issued on behalf of Royal Oaks Life Care Community : ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES KILLEEN, TX LT BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns its 'AA' rating to the following Killeen, Texas' bonds: ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH PLACES PUBLIC AUTH FOR COLORADO ENERGY GAS PURCH REVS SER 2008 ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has placed the 'A+' rating of the Public Authority for Colorado Energy series 2008 bonds on Rating Watch Negative. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH PLACES ROSEVILLE NATURAL GAS FIN AUTH GAS REVS SER 2007 ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has placed the 'A+' rating of the Roseville Natural Gas Financing Authority series 2007 bonds on Rating Watch Negative. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES ST. JOSEPH HEALTH SERVICES OF RHODE ISLAND TO 'CCC'
As part of its ongoing surveillance review process, Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on the following bonds issued by the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation, on behalf of St. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH PLACES CLARKSVILLE NAT GAS ACQUISITION CORP GAS REVS SER 2006 ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has placed the 'A+' rating of the Clarksville Natural Gas Acquisition Corporation series 2006 bonds on Rating Watch Negative. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PENNSYLVANIA'S STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following State Public School Building Authority revenue bonds: ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PENN TURNPIKE (PA) 2011B SUB BONDS 'A-'; AFFS OUTSTANDING; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' rating to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's turnpike subordinate revenue bonds, Series 2011. In addition, Fitch affirms PTC's $2.9 billion outstanding senior lien turnpike revenue bonds at 'A+', and $3.1 billion outstanding subordinate lien turnpike revenue bonds at 'A-'. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: BONDHOLDERS WARN ON GREEK DEAL
Eurozone banks are raising the threat of being nationalised in an effort to fend off suffering losses of up to 50 per cent on their Greek bonds should the terms of Greece's bail-out be redrawn. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BONDS JUMP 2 POINTS IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt ralliedfurther on Monday, with 30-year bonds jumping 2 points inprice, as Germany poured cold water on expectations of a quicksolution to the European debt ... ... more info

17 Oct 2011: MARKETAXESS TO HOST CONFERENCE CALL ANNOUNCING 2011 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, will announce its 2011 third quarter results on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 before the financial markets open. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC RECOVERY BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following State of California economic recovery bonds : ... more info

17 Oct 2011: FRANCE YIELD PREMIUM OVER GERMANY AT EURO-ERA HIGH
The yield premium demanded by investors to hold French government debt over German government bonds continued to rise Monday, with investors fretting over a potential hit to France's public finances if banks are forced to recapitalize in the face of a Greek default. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: ECB SLOWS DOWN GOVERNMENT BOND-BUYING PROGRAM
The European Central Bank said Monday it bought only euro2.2 billion in government bonds last week, as it further slowed down its program which tries to keep Europe's debt crisis from mushrooming. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: SELWYN ANNOUNCES TERMINATION OF THE AGENCY AGREEMENT FOR A PROPOSED US$30 MILLION BOND FINANCING
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- - Selwyn Resources Ltd. today announced that the agreement with First Securities AS of Oslo, Norway, under which First Securities was to act as Selwyn's agent in respect of a proposed minimum US$30,000,000 offering of senior secured bonds, has been terminated. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS BRIEFLY TRIM LOSSES AFTER DATA
NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt pricesbriefly trimmed losses on Monday after a New York FederalReserve manufacturing index came in worse than expected thismonth.The Empire State Index was ... ... more info

17 Oct 2011: THAILIN TO REFLECT CONVERTIBLE BONDS UNDER ROC GAAP IN FINANCIAL RESTATEMENT
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. today reported that ThaiLin Semiconductor Corp. , the 42.9% owned subsidiary of the Company's 84.2% owned subsidiary ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. plans to restate its financial statements for 2009, 2010 and 2011, as required by Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission, Executive Yuan of R.O.C. , to make the presentation of information regarding ChipMOS convertible bonds held by ThaiLin as financial assets consistent with ROC generally accepted accounting principles. ... more info

17 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS FALL, WAIT FOR POLICYMAKERS TO DELIVER
* Bunds fall on optimism over euro zone grand plan* But peripheral bond yields reflect caution* ECB to release bond buying dataBy Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - German government bonds extendedthree ... ... more info

17 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS STEADY, WAITING FOR POLICYMAKERS TO DELIVER
LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - German government bonds weresteady early on Monday after three weeks of losses as marketswaited to see if policymakers will soon deliver their promisedcomprehensive plan to solve ... ... more info

16 Oct 2011: GERMANY: BANKS TO TAKE BIGGER LOSSES ON GREEK DEBT
Germany's finance minister says private holders of Greek government bonds must accept bigger losses to achieve "a durable and sustainable solution" for Europe's debt crisis. ... more info

15 Oct 2011: WEALTH MATTERS: IN A VOLATILE MARKET, SOME TURN TO INSURANCE INSTEAD OF BONDS
Financial advisers point out that the rate of return on permanent life insurance is 3 to 5 percent and the money passes to beneficiaries free of income tax.

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8 Oct 2011: HIGH CORPORATE PROFITS COULD REDUCE RISK IN JUNK BONDS
Some experts say this may be a favorable time for junk bond funds, partly because the bonds’ issuers are still often enjoying hefty earnings.

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15 Oct 2011: WEALTH MATTERS: IN A VOLATILE MARKET, SOME TURN TO INSURANCE INSTEAD OF BONDS
Financial advisers point out that the rate of return on permanent life insurance is 3 to 5 percent and the money passes to beneficiaries free of income tax. ... more info

15 Oct 2011: GERMAN PRIVATE BANKS CALL GREECE BANKRUPT: MAGAZINE
Germany's private banks called for euro zone policymakers to finally accept that Greece is insolvent and also pressed for rules that would force lenders to set aside capital on their balance sheets for government bonds, a magazine reported. ... more info

15 Oct 2011: [$$] SEEKING VALUE IN EUROPE'S DEBT CRISIS
Heard on the Street Seeking Value In Europe's Debt Crisis European corporate bonds are back trading at levels last seen in 2009. But does anyone have the courage to buy them? ... more info

14 Oct 2011: CREDIT AGENCIES SETTLE SUITS WITH CONNECTICUT
Connecticut's attorney general announced Friday that he had reached a settlement with the three major credit-rating agencies over allegations that they underrated public bonds compared with their corporate counterparts. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: TREASURYS FALL AS STRONG RETAIL SALES LIFT STOCKS
Treasury prices fell Friday after investors abandoned the safety of government bonds on signs of strength in the U.S. economy. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DANE COUNTY WI'S GOS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Dane County, WI general obligation bonds and notes: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, EURO RALLY ON CRISIS HOPES, U.S. DATA
* U.S. retail sales, Google results, G20 spur optimism* Brent settles above $114 on optimism over debt end game* Euro extends gains against dollar after U.S. retail data* Bonds succumb to rising equity ... ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH TAKES VARIOUS RATING ACTIONS ON ENHANCED MUNICIPAL BONDS AND TOBS
Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on Enhanced Municipal Bonds and TOBs ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY SERIES 2011A BONDS 'A'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING DEBT
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the approximately $105.27 million California Health Facilities Financing Authority Revenue Bonds [Children's Hospital of Orange County ] Series 2011A. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: [$$] CONNECTICUT: CREDIT RATERS SETTLE SUITS FOR $900,000
Connecticut: Credit Raters Settle Suits for $900,000 Connecticut's attorney general said Moody's, S&P and Fitch will discount the cost of having state bonds rated by $900,000 in legal settlements over the firms' practices. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CEDAR HILL ISD (TX) ULTGO BONDS AT 'AA-' UNDERLYING; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Cedar Hill Independent School District, Texas' unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FIRSTHEALTH OF THE CAROLINAS' (NORTH CAROLINA) REVS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA' ratings on the following North Carolina Medical Care Commission bonds, issued on behalf of FirstHealth of the Carolinas : ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTH (TX) BONDS 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings assigns long-term 'AA-' ratings to $595.4 million in North Texas Tollway Authority special project system revenue bonds, as follows: ... more info

15 Oct 2011: IT'S TIME TO BUY THAT HOUSE
Houses are more affordable than they've been in decades—and in many markets, a better investment than stocks and bonds. ... more info

15 Oct 2011: GERMAN PRIVATE BANKS CALL GREECE BANKRUPT: MAGAZINE
Germany's private banks called for euro zone policymakers to finally accept that Greece is insolvent and also pressed for rules that would force lenders to set aside capital on their balance sheets for government bonds, a magazine reported. ... more info

15 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: STRONG RETAIL SALES NUMBERS PUSH SHARES HIGHER
Stocks rose after a report showed sales jumped in September, beating expectations. ... more info

15 Oct 2011: [$$] SEEKING VALUE IN EUROPE'S DEBT CRISIS
Heard on the Street Seeking Value In Europe's Debt Crisis European corporate bonds are back trading at levels last seen in 2009. But does anyone have the courage to buy them? ... more info

14 Oct 2011: IT'S TIME TO BUY THAT HOUSE
Houses are more affordable than they've been in decades—and a comparison of prices to yearly rents suggests houses in many markets are a better investment than stocks and bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: WEALTH MATTERS: IN A VOLATILE MARKET, SOME TURN TO INSURANCE INSTEAD OF BONDS
Financial advisers point out that the rate of return on permanent life insurance is 3 to 5 percent and the money passes to beneficiaries free of income tax.

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14 Oct 2011: CREDIT AGENCIES SETTLE SUITS WITH CONNECTICUT
Connecticut's attorney general announced Friday that he had reached a settlement with the three major credit-rating agencies over allegations that they underrated public bonds compared with their corporate counterparts. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: TREASURYS FALL AS STRONG RETAIL SALES LIFT STOCKS
Treasury prices fell Friday after investors abandoned the safety of government bonds on signs of strength in the U.S. economy. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DANE COUNTY WI'S GOS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Dane County, WI general obligation bonds and notes: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, EURO RALLY ON CRISIS HOPES, U.S. DATA
* U.S. retail sales, Google results, G20 spur optimism* Brent settles above $114 on optimism over debt end game* Euro extends gains against dollar after U.S. retail data* Bonds succumb to rising equity ... ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY SERIES 2011A BONDS 'A'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING DEBT
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the approximately $105.27 million California Health Facilities Financing Authority Revenue Bonds [Children's Hospital of Orange County ] Series 2011A. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: [$$] CONNECTICUT: CREDIT RATERS SETTLE SUITS FOR $900,000
Connecticut: Credit Raters Settle Suits for $900,000 Connecticut's attorney general said Moody's, S&P and Fitch will discount the cost of having state bonds rated by $900,000 in legal settlements over the firms' practices. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CEDAR HILL ISD (TX) ULTGO BONDS AT 'AA-' UNDERLYING; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Cedar Hill Independent School District, Texas' unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FIRSTHEALTH OF THE CAROLINAS' (NORTH CAROLINA) REVS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA' ratings on the following North Carolina Medical Care Commission bonds, issued on behalf of FirstHealth of the Carolinas : ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTH (TX) BONDS 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings assigns long-term 'AA-' ratings to $595.4 million in North Texas Tollway Authority special project system revenue bonds, as follows: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL'S $29MM INFRASTRUCTURE SALES SURTAX BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' to the following Osceola County, Florida infrastructure sales surtax revenue refunding bonds: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: [$$] CORPORATE BONDS OFFER OPPORTUNITY
Heard on the Street Corporate Bonds Offer Opportunity European corporate bonds are back trading at levels last seen in 2009. But does anyone have the courage to buy them? ... more info

14 Oct 2011: CONNECTICUT: CREDIT RATERS SETTLE SUITS FOR $900,000
Connecticut's attorney general said Moody's, S&P and Fitch will discount the cost of having state bonds rated by $900,000 in legal settlements over the firms' practices. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA'S SER 2011A PARKING FAC REV RFDG BDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to $12.54 million parking facility revenue refunding bonds series 2011A to be issued by the State of Florida Board of Governors on behalf of University of Central Florida . ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS 8 MF FLORIDA HOUSING GUARANTEE FUND-BACKED PROJECT BONDS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has removed from Rating Watch Negative and affirmed eight multifamily project bonds supported by Florida Housing Finance Corporation's affordable housing guarantee fund at 'A-'. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ITS INVITATION AND SATISFACTION OF FINANCING CONDITION
The Republic of the Philippines is announcing the results of its invitation to holders of certain series of its outstanding bonds to submit offers to sell the Bonds for cash to the Republic in a modified Dutch auction. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HORRY COUNTY, SC GO BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Horry County, South Carolina refunding general obligation bonds: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MILFORD, CT'S GOS AT 'AA+' AND BANS 'F1+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Milford, CT's unlimited tax general obligation bonds: ... more info

14 Oct 2011: EFSF COULD GIVE INVESTORS STATE-BOND GUARANTEE -EU SOURCE
BRUSSELS, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Investors who want to buy newlyissued government bonds from euro zone members may get aguarantee from the EFSF rescue fund that would cover somepotential losses, an EU source ... ... more info

14 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-SPANISH YIELDS RISE AFTER DOWNGRADE, ECB SEEN BUYING
* Spanish yields rise after S&P cuts its sovereign rating* ECB seen buying Spanish, Italian bonds -traders* German Bund futures poised for third straight week oflossesBy Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON, Oct ... ... more info

14 Oct 2011: CHINA EXTENDS GOVERNMENT BACKING TO RAIL DEBT
Beijing has approved a measure that will reclassify bonds issued by the Ministry of Railways as government-backed debt, a move that could lower the ministry's financing costs and help get stalled projects back online, according to a report. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: JGB FUTURES ERASE GAINS, RISK APPETITE BEGINS TO EMERGE
* Ten-yr yield stays above key 1 pct as safe-haven demandcapped* Yield curve flattens, superlongs firmer after moderate30-yr sale* Five-yr bonds weighed ahead of auctionBy Akiko Takeda TOKYO, Oct 14 (Reuters) ... ... more info

14 Oct 2011: S&P: NIPPON STEEL'S JPY15 BILLION DOMESTIC BONDS RATED 'BBB+'
(The following was released by the rating agency)TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 14, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today assigned its 'BBB+' debt rating to NipponSteel Corp.'s ... ... more info

14 Oct 2011: OFFICIALS NARROW OPTIONS FOR FUND
A senior French official endorsed using Europe's bailout fund to insure bonds from euro-zone countries as an effective way to bolster its power, signaling potential common ground is emerging on how to fight the crisis. ... more info

14 Oct 2011: JGBS INCH UP BUT GAINS LIMITED AS BEARISH SIGNS EMERGE
TOKYO, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds inchedup on Friday as investors took cues from a rise in U.S. debtafter weak results from JPMorgan Chase & Co pushed shareprices lower, and after a 30-year ... ... more info

14 Oct 2011: CHINA DEV BANK THREE-YEAR BOND YIELD AT 4.23 PCT, AS EXPECTED
SHANGHAI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - China Development Bank auctioned 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) of three-yearfixed-rate bonds in the interbank market on Friday at a yield of4.23 percent, traders said, within ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: JAPAN FIRMS PIIGS EXPOSURE HITS $37.3B: NIKKEI
A survey by the Nikkei found that nine Japanese financial institutions had a combined exposure of 2.87 trillion yen to five of Europe's debt-saddled nations. The Japanese firms do not hold Greek government bonds but do hold bonds issued by other European countries. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: PLAN FLOATED TO SPREAD RISK IN MORTGAGE BONDS
The U.S. is considering a program to draw private investment back into the mortgage market by having Fannie and Freddie sell slices of securities that wouldn't carry a federal guarantee but would pay a higher interest rate than current mortgage-backed bonds. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PENNSYLVANIA'S $825MM GOS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following general obligation bonds of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania : ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS LONG BEACH'S (CA) AIRPORT REV BONDS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A-' rating on the Long Beach's outstanding $121.985 million airport revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: TEXT: FITCH AFFIRMS LONG BEACH'S (CA) AIRPORT REV BONDS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
(The following was released by the rating agency)CHICAGO, October 13 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A-'rating on the Long Beach's (LGB, or the airport) outstanding$121.985 million airport ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE'S SPECIAL FACILITY BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the City of Charlotte's series 2011 approximately $61.26 million special purpose facility taxable revenue bonds . The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES WORCESTER, MA'S GO BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following rating to the City of Worcester, MA's general obligation bonds: ... more info

13 Oct 2011: 30-YEAR TREASURY BOND AUCTION DRAWS STRONG BIDS
Treasury prices rose Thursday for the first time in more than a week, while a strong auction for 30-year bonds showed that traders remain hungry for ultra-safe U.S. debt. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS UP ON STOCK DROP, 30-YEAR BOND AUCTION
Treasury prices extended gains and yields fell further on Thursday after the Treasury Department sold 30-year bonds at below the going market rate. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-PRICES GAIN AFTER RECENT LOSSES; DOWNTURN INTACT
* Strong demand at auction of $13 bln in 30-year bonds* Europe remains in focus, better U.S. data shrugged off* Bearish trend in Treasuries still seenBy Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS DEERFIELD EPISCOPAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY'S (NC) REVS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB+' rating on the following North Carolina Medical Care Commission (Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community ) outstanding first mortgage revenue bonds: ... more info

13 Oct 2011: CHILE BANK BCI EYES 2012 BOND ISSUE IN MEXICO
SANTIAGO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Bci, Chile's No. 3 privatebank, said on Thursday it plans to issue bonds in Mexico nextyear and is looking at other financing options in Asia to helpbolster its operations.In ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES COLORADO WTR RESOURCE AUTH'S $14.5MM CLEAN WTR REV BONDS 'AAA/F1+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to bonds issued by the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority : ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST REV BONDS 'A+'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING DEBT
Fitch Ratings assigns a long-term rating of 'A+' to approximately $644.6 million series 2011 revenue and refunding bonds expected to be issued by various issuers for the benefit of Catholic Healthcare West as follows: ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES OKLAHOMA DFA'S $12MM LEASE REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following lease revenue bonds of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority : ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HAMILTON COUNTY, TN $88MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following general obligation bonds of Hamilton County, Tennessee : ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES WEST CONTRA COSTA USD, CA'S $100MM GO BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following West Contra Costa Unified School District , CA general obligation bonds: ... more info

13 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-PRICES EDGE HIGHER AFTER RECENT LOSSES
* Strong demand at auction of $13 bln in 30-year bonds* Europe remains in focus, better U.S. data shrugged ofBy Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt prices roseon Thursday, ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS EXTEND GAINS AFTER 30-YEAR BOND AUCTION
Treasury prices extended gains and yields fell further on Thursday after the Treasury Department sold 30-year bonds at below the going market rate. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS EXTEND GAINS AFTER 30-YEAR AUCTION
Treasury prices extended gains and yields fell further on Thursday after the Treasury Department sold 30-year bonds at below the going market rate. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATINGS OF SARASOTA COUNTY (FL) UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS SERIES 2011C
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AA' rating on Sarasota County utility system revenue refunding bonds series 2011C as the bond was not sold. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: ANALYSIS: GREEK DEBT ENTERS ARGENTINA-STYLE TWILIGHT ZONE
The prospect of a hefty Greek government debt restructuring and writeoff has sent the bonds into a twilight zone that's attracting specialist distressed-debt traders more used to dealing with defaulted emerging sovereigns like Argentina. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTH SYSTEM (MD) SERIES 2011A&B BONDS 'AA-'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING DEBT
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the following bond issues: ... more info

13 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BUYERS RETURN TO CHEAPENED TREASURY MARKET
* China's exports lower than expected in new data * Treasury Department will sell $13 bln in 30-year bonds * Europe remains focus, better U.S. data shrugged off By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: EU EXEC, FRANCE WANT VOLUNTARY BANK DEAL ON GREECE
The European Commission and France want a deal in which private creditors take losses on Greek bonds to remain voluntary to avoid triggering big payouts on bond insurance, officials said Thursday. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-PRICES EDGE HIGHER AS STOCKS' RALLY FADES
* China's exports lower than expected in new data * Treasury Department will sell $13 bln in 30-year bonds * Europe remains focus, better U.S. data shrugged off By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: ITALIAN SOVEREIGN YIELDS FALL FROM EURO-ERA PEAK
The yield on Italy's 5-year bonds fell to 5.32 per cent at an auction on Thursday, compared with a euro era high of 5.6 per cent from a comparable sale a month ago. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: GREEK BANKS CAN WITHSTAND HAIRCUT OF UP TO 30 PCT- SOURCES
ATHENS, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Greek banks could endure a lossof up to 30 percent on their Greek government bonds but couldnot stand significantly bigger haircuts, Greek banking sourcessaid on Thursday."Banks ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: MIDEAST DEBT-NARROWING SPREADS COULD SPUR GULF HIGH-GRADE ISSUANCE
* Gulf bonds rally on global "risk on" mode* Bond pipeline strong, borrowers eye window to issue* Islamic bonds may appeal after outperformanceBy Rachna Uppal DUBAI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - After ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-ITALY BORROWING COSTS FALL BUT INVESTORS WARY
* Sells 6.2 bln euros of 4 bonds vs 4.0-6.5 bln euro target* 5-yr yield falls to 5.32 pct from euro era high of 5.6 pct* First long-term debt sale after Fitch, Moody's downgradesBy Valentina ZaMILAN, ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-ITALY SELLS 6.2 BLN EUROS OF BONDS, 5-YR YIELD FALLS
* Sells 6.2 bln euros of 4 bonds vs 4.0-6.5 bln euro target* 5-yr yield falls to 5.32 pct from euro era high of 5.6 pct* First long-term debt sale after Fitch, Moody's downgradesBy Valentina ZaMILAN, ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: YIELD FALLS AS ITALY SELLS 6.2 BLN EUROS OF BONDS
Italy sold 6.2 billion euros of government debt Thursday, with demand rising and yields falling, news reports said. A sale of 3.5 billion euros of five-year bonds produced a yield of 5.32%, down from 5.6% in a previous auction, Bloomberg reported. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES ARE BOLSTERED BY NEWS FROM EUROPE
A plan was unveiled to recapitalize European banks, and a deal was struck that is expected to permit a larger euro zone bailout fund. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: YIELD ON ITALY'S 5-YEAR BONDS FALLS AT AUCTION
MILAN, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The yield on Italy's 5-year BTPbonds fell to 5.32 percent at an auction on Thursday, comparedwith a euro era high of 5.6 percent a month ago.Including results of an auction ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: ITALIAN DEBT SALE TO TEST EURO ZONE MOOD
Italy was set on Thursday to test fragile investor confidence in the euro zone's ability to heal its debt problems, with a sale of bonds, while weaker Chinese trade data acted as a reminder of broader economic problems. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: REFILE-ITALY DEBT COSTS SET TO EASE AT BOND AUCTION
* Sells 4.0-6.5 bln euros of four bonds, including a 15-yrone* 5-yr yield seen falling to around 5.25 pct from 5.6 pct* First long-term debt sale after Fitch, Moody's downgradesBy Valentina ZaMILAN, ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: JGB BROKER-TO-BROKER DEALING SYSTEM TO RESUME AT 0325 GMT
TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Japan Bond Trading said onThursday it will resume the broker-to-broker trading system itoperates for Japanese government bonds at 12:25 p.m. (0325 GMT).It had earlier halted the ... ... more info

13 Oct 2011: [$$] SOME FUNDS 'JUNK' THEIR STRATEGY
Some Funds 'Junk' Their Strategy After riding a two-year rally in U.S. "junk" bonds, some high-yield bond-fund managers are looking elsewhere for returns. ... more info

13 Oct 2011: JGB BROKER-TO-BROKER DEALING SYSTEM DOWN ON GLITCH
TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Japan Bond Trading said onThursday it had halted from 8:40 a.m. (1740 GMT) the broker-tobroker trading system it operates for Japanese government bondsdue to a technical glitch.It ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: RPT-ITALY DEBT COSTS SET TO EASE AT BOND AUCTION
* Sells 4.0-6.5 bln euros of four bonds, including a 15-yrone* 5-yr yield seen falling to around 5.25 pct from 5.6 pct* First long-term debt sale after Fitch, Moody's downgradesBy Valentina ZaMILAN, ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: SOME FUNDS 'JUNK' THEIR STRATEGY
After riding a two-year rally in U.S. "junk" bonds, some high-yield bond-fund managers are looking elsewhere for returns. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CALIFORNIA POLLUTION CONTROL FIN AUTH 2011A VRDBS (ZEREP MANAGEMENT CORP. PROJ) 'A/F1'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A/F1', Stable Outlook to the $11,230,000 California Pollution Control Financing Authority, variable rate demand solid waste disposal revenue bonds series 2011A. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY'S TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES PROJECT REVS AT 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings affirms Maryland Transportation Authority's approximately $2.3 billion of outstanding transportation facilities project revenue bonds at 'AA-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES VIRGINIA COLLEGE BUILDING AUTHORITY'S $159MM REVS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Virginia College Building Authority bonds: ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA'S COVERED BONDS SERIES 2 EXPECTED 'AAA(EXP)' RATING
Fitch Ratings has assigned the National Bank of Canada's series 2 benchmark issue of mortgage covered bonds an expected 'AAA' rating. The final rating is contingent upon the receipt of final documents conforming to information already received. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: INSURANCE PLAN TO BOOST RESCUE FUND'S REACH
European policymakers are moving towards a plan that would enable the eurozone's €440bn rescue fund to insure investors against some losses on government bonds, arguing it presents the fewest legal and ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CHARLOTTE, NC AIRPORT REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to Charlotte, North Carolina's $76 million series 2011A senior lien fixed-rate airport revenue bonds and $36 million series 2011B senior lien fixed rate airport revenue bonds and affirms the airport's $547 million senior lien general airport revenue bonds at 'A+'. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS JOHN FITZGIBBON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (MO) REVS AT 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed at 'BBB-' the following Industrial Development Authority of Saline County, Missouri bonds, issued on behalf of John Fitzgibbon Memorial Hospital : ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT CORP.'S 2009 RFDG BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A+' rating on the outstanding $100.6 million United Nations Development Corporation's 2009 refunding bonds, series A. The proceeds of the 2009 refunding bonds were used to refund all outstanding 2004 refunding bonds. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: UPDATE 1-YIELDS ON COLOMBIAN PESO BONDS RISE AT AUCTION
BOGOTA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Yields on Colombia'speso-denominated benchmark Treasury TES bonds fell at auctionon Wednesday in what analysts said was a sign of less riskaversion following progress in ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: ITALY DEBT COSTS SET TO EASE AT BOND AUCTION
* Sells 4.0-6.5 bln euros of four bonds, including a 15-yrone* 5-yr yield seen falling to around 5.25 pct from 5.6 pct* First long-term debt sale after Fitch, Moody's downgradesBy Valentina ZaMILAN, ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES BLOOMINGTON, MN'S GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Bloomington, MN general obligation bonds: ... more info

8 Oct 2011: HIGH CORPORATE PROFITS COULD REDUCE RISK IN JUNK BONDS
Some experts say this may be a favorable time for junk bond funds, partly because the bonds’ issuers are still often enjoying hefty earnings.

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12 Oct 2011: FITCH UPGRADES JOHNSON COUNTY, TX GO BONDS TO 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Johnson County, Texas general obligation bonds: ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS LAX AIRPORT'S (CA) SR REVS AT 'AA' & SUB REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AA' rating on the Department of Airports of the City of Los Angeles , Los Angeles International Airport's outstanding $2.75 billion senior revenue bonds and the 'AA-' rating on LAX's $795 million of outstanding subordinate revenue bonds. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT REVENUE BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to approximately $4.59 million of Amarillo Junior College District's series 2011 revenue bonds. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO'S SERIES 2011 REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following series of bonds issued by the Regents of the University of Colorado : ... more info

12 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SANTA FE, NM'S WATER UTILITY/CAPITAL OUTLAY GRT REVS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the following Santa Fe, New Mexico's outstanding revenue bonds: ... more info

12 Oct 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES CORPORATE BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 7, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase corporate bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 3, 2011 to October 7, 2011, investors purchasing corporate bonds in the auctions received average taxable yields 0.11 percentage points, or 11 basis points, higher than comparable bonds reported in FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine . ... more info

12 Oct 2011: THE STRUCTURAL CHALLENGES FACING MUNI BONDS
If the municipal bond market continues to be roiled by rising regulatory costs, greater tax uncertainty, and the impending cost mandates of ObamaCare, it will continue to be stressed. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: JUNK BOND MARKET PRICES IN RECESSION GLOOM
Investors have become so perturbed by the uncertain economic outlook that they have fled junk bonds, leaving the $1,000bn market priced as if a deep and painful recession lies ahead. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: PALADIN ENERGY LTD.: ADJUSTMENT OF THE CONVERSION PRICE OF CONVERTIBLE BONDS
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA-- - Paladin Energy Ltd today announced an adjustment of the Conversion Price in connection to the US$325M convertible bonds due 11 March 2013 and the US$300M convertible bonds ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P AFRMS RTGS ON EEPK'S PUBLIC-SECTOR COVERED BONDS
Oct 12OVERVIEW-- We have reviewed Erste Europaeische Pfandbrief- und Kommunalkreditbank's public-sectorcovered bonds.-- We have affirmed our 'AA+' ratings on these public-sector covered bonds ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: MAN GROUP'S AHL FUND HIT BY STOCK MARKET RALLY
* AHL fund down 5.5 pct in week to Oct. 10* Fund caught out by rally in stocks, sell-off in bonds* Man Group shares fall 5.1 pctLONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - AHL, the flagship hedge fund ofinvestment manager ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH PLACES 4 PUBLIC SECTOR PFANDBRIEFE & MAINTAINS DEPFA ACS ON RWN
Oct 12- Fitch Ratings has placed four public sector covered bonds issued by Germaninstitutions on Rating Watch Negative (RWN) and maintained the RWN for Depfa ACS bank's public sector covered bonds ... ... more info

12 Oct 2011: STOCKS SLIP AFTER SLOVAKIA VOTE AND ALCOA RESULTS
World stocks slipped below an earlier three-week high on Wednesday while top-rated government bonds rose as a weak start to the U.S. earnings season and Slovakia's rejection of a plan to expand the euro zone rescue fund kept investors nervous. ... more info

12 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P:JFM'S DOMESTIC BONDS RATED 'AA-'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Oct 12- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assignedits 'AA-' debt rating to Japan Finance Organization forMunicipalities' ... ... more info

11 Oct 2011: JENNIFER OPENSHAW: WHY ANNUITIES AREN’T RIGHT FOR MY MOM
With the markets in turmoil, more investors are seeking ways to guarantee an income stream in retirement. MarketWatch’s Jennifer Openshaw, seeking to help out her mother, takes a look at annuities versus bonds. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: NEW EFFORT FOCUSES ON BIGGER GREEK WRITE-DOWN
Efforts to resolve Greece's financial crisis now are focusing on asking banks to take a deeper write-down on holdings of Greek government bonds, after international creditors cleared the way for Athens to receive another slice of aid. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P: RATES PORTLAND INTL ARPT, OR 2011A PFC REV BONDS 'A'
(The following was released by the rating agency)SAN FRANCISCO (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 11, 2011--Standard &Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'A' long-term rating toPort of Portland, ... ... more info

11 Oct 2011: JENNIFER OPENSHAW: WHY ANNUITIES AREN’T RIGHT FOR MY MOM
With the markets in turmoil, more investors are seeking ways to guarantee an income stream in retirement. MarketWatch’s Jennifer Openshaw, seeking to help out her mother, takes a look at annuities versus bonds. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, FL'S COPS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to the following St. Lucie County School Board, Florida bonds: ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES SARASOTA COUNTY, FL'S UTILITY SYSTEM REV AND RFDG BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to Sarasota County, FL's utility system revenue and refunding bonds: ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTHORITY'S $1.1B BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following New York City Transitional Finance Authority future tax secured bonds: ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEVADA'S $224MM GO BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following State of Nevada general obligation limited tax bonds: ... more info

11 Oct 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES MUNICIPAL BOND AUCTION RESULTS THROUGH OCTOBER 7, 2011
Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from October 3, 2011 to October 7, 2011, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.53 percentage points, or 53 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board . ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS AMERICAN ACADEMY'S (COLORADO) REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms its 'A' rating on approximately $16.7 million of outstanding Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority charter school revenue bonds series 2008. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES ST. TAMMANY PARISH HOSPITAL (LA) REV BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 , Louisiana, approximately $53.1 million revenue bonds, series 2011, to be sold through negotiation during the week of Oct. 31, 2011. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH DWNGRS HOUSTON HSG CORP.(TX) LONG DRIVE APTS SECT 8 1996 BNDS TO 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings downgrades the Houston Housing Corp. No. 1 1996 bonds to 'BBB-' from "BBB+". ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (TX) SER 2011 ULT RFDG BDS 'AAA' PSF; 'AA' UNDERLYING; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following rating to the Grand Prairie Independent School District, Texas' unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BANCO SUPERVIELLE'S SUBORDINATED DEBT AT 'B-'
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Banco Supervielle's USD50 million subordinated bonds at 'B-' and 'A+', and its short-term notes at 'A1'. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: U.S. SEES TEPID DEMAND AT 3-YR AUCTION; BONDS SLIP
The Treasury Department sold $32 billion in 3-year notes on Tuesday at a yield of 0.544%, more than traders expected for the first time since February. Bidders offered to buy 3.3 times the amount of debt sold, compared to an average of 3.24 times at the last four sales of 3-year notes, all for the same amount. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: JENNIFER OPENSHAW: WHY ANNUITIES AREN’T RIGHT FOR MY MOM
With the markets in turmoil, more investors are seeking ways to guarantee an income stream in retirement. MarketWatch’s Jennifer Openshaw, seeking to help out her mother, takes a look at annuities versus bonds. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: NEW EFFORT FOCUSES ON BIGGER GREEK WRITE-DOWN
Efforts to resolve Greece's financial crisis now are focusing on asking banks to take a deeper write-down on holdings of Greek government bonds, after international creditors cleared the way for Athens to receive another slice of aid. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: TREASURY PRICES DECLINE
A well-received Treasury auction did little to halt the recent downward spiral in U.S. government bonds, as investors booked profits and dragged prices to their lowest levels in weeks. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: NEW EFFORT FOCUSES ON BIGGER GREEK WRITE-DOWN
Efforts to resolve Greece's financial crisis now are focusing on asking banks to take a deeper write-down on holdings of Greek government bonds, after international creditors cleared the way for Athens to receive another slice of aid. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY, NY'S GO BANK BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to bank bonds corresponding to the following series of New York City general obligation bonds in the event any bonds of the series are converted to bank bonds in the future: ... more info

11 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-AS INVESTORS EMBRACE MORE RISK, BONDS FALL
* 10-year yield has support range of 2.20-2.35 pct - RBS* 3-yr yields 20 bps higher than in Sept ahead of auction* Euro zone EFSF votes drawing investors away from bondsBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Oct 11 ... ... more info

11 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-US 10YR NOTES LOSE 1 POINT, 30YR BONDS OFF 2 POINTS
NEW YORK, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The prices of U.S. Treasurysecurities fell on Tuesday, with benchmark 10-year notes losinga point and 30-year bonds losing two points, as stocks edgedinto positive territory.The ... ... more info

11 Oct 2011: JENNIFER OPENSHAW: WHY ANNUITIES AREN’T RIGHT FOR MY MOM
With the markets in turmoil, more investors are seeking ways to guarantee an income stream in retirement. MarketWatch’s Jennifer Openshaw, seeking to help out her mother, takes a look at annuities versus bonds. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: BANK OF ENGLAND WON'T BUY CORPORATE BONDS: MPC MEMBER
A leading British economic policymaker defended the Bank of England's 75 billion pounds boost to its money-printing program Tuesday. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: JENNIFER OPENSHAW: WHY ANNUITIES AREN’T RIGHT FOR MY MOM
With the markets in turmoil, more investors are seeking ways to guarantee an income stream in retirement. MarketWatch’s Jennifer Openshaw, seeking to help out her mother, takes a look at annuities versus bonds. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: AUSTRALIAN COVERED BONDS LEGISLATION WINS SUPPORT
Legislation authorizing the issue of covered bonds by Australian financial institutions, which could mean a major expansion in local debt markets, has won support from the opposition Liberal National Coalition. ... more info

11 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS SLIDE AFTER RALLY IN STOCKS
TOKYO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The cash market for U.S.Treasuries dropped sharply in Asia on Tuesday, reacting to apledge by German and French leaders to ease the euro-zone debtcrisis which pushed equity markets ... ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES RICHMOND METRO AUTHORITY EXPRESSWAY, VA'S REVS 'A-'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' rating to the Richmond Metropolitan Authority, VA's approximately $38.5 million of expressway revenue refunding bonds, series 2011-D. The rating reflects the issuance of $82.1 million in new money and refunding bonds through the Virginia Resources Authority which have a parity lien with the senior bonds. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS GREATER FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (AK) REV BONDS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A' rating on the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation outstanding debt listed below: ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CALIFORNIA GO BONDS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' rating to the following State of California general obligation bonds: ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATINGS ASSIGNED TO THE CLARE AT WATERTOWER (IL) VRDBS SERIES 2005E
Fitch Ratings withdraws the 'A+/F1+' rating assigned to The Clare at Watertower variable-rate demand revenue bonds series 2005E, which was based on the support of a direct-pay letter of credit provided by Bank of America, N.A. that was terminated on Sept. 23, 2011. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: AMEX ANNOUNCES BOND ISSUE
AmEx announced the issue of credit card receivables-backed bonds worth $1.15 billion and the addition of Virgin America to its Membership Rewards program. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS NORMAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (OK) REVS AT 'BB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BB+' rating on the following revenue bonds issued by Norman Regional Hospital Authority, OK: ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-2
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and the subordinate notes at 'AAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-2. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-3
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and the subordinate notes at 'BBBsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-3. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2005-1
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes at 'AAAsf' and the subordinate notes at 'AAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2005-1. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: [$$] PHILIPPINES TO BUY BACK GLOBAL BONDS
Philippines To Buy Back Global Bonds The Philippines plans to buy back $1.5 billion worth of its global sovereign bonds, in a move aimed at reducing financing costs while extending the maturity of its debts and curbing the country's foreign-exchange risk. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES LEON COUNTY-TALLAHASSEE, FL BLUEPRINT 2000 $37MM SALES TAX REVS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following Leon County - City of Tallahassee Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency, Florida's bonds: ... more info

10 Oct 2011: ECB SLOWS DOWN GOVERNMENT BOND BUYING FURTHER
The European Central Bank bought only euro2.3 billion in government bonds last week to keep pressure from the eurozone debt crisis off financially troubled governments. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: WHY CORPORATE BONDS DO NOT LEAD STOCKS
Stocks do not lead bonds and bonds do not lead stocks on any regular basis. Here's why. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS FALL AS STOCKS WELCOME RESCUE PROMISE
* Bunds fall as equity markets welcome rescue promise* Bunds test key support level* Sovereign downgrades keep market cautiousBy Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - German government bonds reversedearly ... ... more info

10 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS EDGE UP ON DOUBTS OVER EURO ZONE RESCUE
* Bunds tick higher on doubts over rescue promises* Sovereign downgrades keep market cautious* Yields seen having limited room to fallBy Kirsten DonovanLONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - German government bonds ... ... more info

10 Oct 2011: EURO GAINS ON DEBT PROMISE, STOCKS FLAT
The euro rose on Monday after German and French leaders promised to announce fresh steps to tackle the euro zone debt crisis by the end of the month, but the lack of details kept government bonds supported and world stocks gave up brief early gains. ... more info

10 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RISE ON DOUBTS OVER EURO ZONE RESCUE
LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - German government bonds rose onMonday with the market cautious about promises from the leadersof Germany and France to unveil comprehensive new measures forsolving the euro zone ... ... more info

9 Oct 2011: MERKEL, SARKOZY SAY DEAL IS NEAR
The leaders of Germany and France said they will present a "comprehensive package" of measures against the crisis in euro-zone banking and government bonds by the end of this month but they gave no details. ... more info

8 Oct 2011: HIGH CORPORATE PROFITS COULD REDUCE RISK IN JUNK BONDS
Some experts say this may be a favorable time for junk bond funds, partly because the bonds’ issuers are still often enjoying hefty earnings.

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8 Oct 2011: MUNI BONDS ARE STARS, FOR NOW
As stock funds have foundered, some municipal bond funds have posted big returns for the first nine months of this year. ... more info

8 Oct 2011: HIGH CORPORATE PROFITS MAY REDUCE RISK IN HIGH-YIELD BONDS
Some experts say this may be a favorable time for junk bond funds, partly because the bonds’ issuers are still often enjoying hefty earnings. ... more info

8 Oct 2011: AFTER A RATING DOWNGRADE, U.S. TREASURIES TURN A PROFIT
Since Standard & Poor’s lowered the nation’s bond rating, Treasury bonds have been one of the few investments that have produced good profits. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: RATE DROP HITS SOME MORTGAGE INVESTORS
The refinancing boomlet is roiling parts of the $5 trillion market for mortgage-backed securities, where investors had bought bonds in anticipation that activity would remain low. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH, AK'S GOS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the following North Slope Borough, Alaska general obligation bonds: ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY'S 2011A GENERAL RECEIPTS BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the series 2011A fixed-rate general receipts bonds issued by the Ohio State University . The bonds are scheduled to price via negotiated sale the week of Oct. 17, 2011. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV'S GO BONDS TO 'A'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following rating to North Las Vegas, NV : ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY'S PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT SERIAL BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Suffolk County, NY public improvement serial bonds: ... more info

7 Oct 2011: THE FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX: HERE THEY GO AGAIN
When it comes to taxes, Germany and France are still wearing dunce caps. Under their prodding the European Commission has unveiled a plan to create a financial transaction tax: Buy or sell stocks, bonds or derivatives and you’ll pay tribute to the EU. Proponents say the cash is needed to [...] ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO'S SPECIAL ASSESSMENT BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Boulder County, Colorado's Clean Energy Options Local Improvement District bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

7 Oct 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS FALL AFTER STRONG JOBS DATA, DOWNGRADES
U.S. bonds decline after a report shows the economy added more jobs than expected last month. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS 'AA-/F1+' TO NY LIBERTY DEV CORP REV RFDG BONDS (WORLD TRADE CENTER) SERIES 2011B
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-/F1+' rating to the $20,310,000 New York Liberty Development Corporation multi-modal liberty revenue refunding bonds series 2011B bonds. The ratings will be based on the support provided by the irrevocable direct-pay letter of credit to be issued by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. . ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES $2.57B NY LIBERTY DEV CORP BDS, SER 2011A (WTC PROJ) 'AAA/F1+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AAA/F1+' to the $2,573,190,000 New York Liberty Development Corporation multi-modal liberty revenue refunding bonds, series 2011A . Proceeds of the 2011A bonds and the Issuer's multi-modal liberty revenue refunding bonds, series 2011B will be deposited in the Project Fund and will be pledged only to holders of the 2011A bonds. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HOWARD COUNTY, MD GO BONDS 'AAA' & METROPOLITAN DISTRICT BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Howard County, Maryland general obligation bonds: ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'AAA/F1+' ON $335.8MM NY LIBERTY DEV CORP RECOVERY ZONE 2010A-1 BONDS (3 WTC PROJ)
On the effective date of Oct. 20, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the 'AAA/F1+' rating currently assigned to the $335,800,000 New York Liberty Development Corporation multi-modal recovery zone revenue bonds , series 2010A-1 . ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH CORRECTS S-T RATING ON JEA, FL'S 2008B-2 & B-3 VAR RATE ELECTRIC SYSTEM REVS
Fitch Ratings has corrected the short-term rating assigned to JEA, FL's variable rate electric system revenue bonds, series three 2008B-2 and series three 20008B-3 to reflect the short-term rating of Bank of America, N.A. . ... more info

7 Oct 2011: [$$] MORGAN STANLEY BONDS, CDS RALLY AS EXPOSURE FEARS WANE
Morgan Stanley Bonds, CDS Rally Morgan Stanley bonds rallied, and the cost to insure the company's debt fell sharply, after nervousness about the impact of the European sovereign-debt crisis on U.S. financials eased somewhat. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'AA-/F1+' ON NY LIBERTY DEV CORP RECOVERY ZONE REVS 2010A-2; RTS 2010A-3 'AA-/F1+'
On the effective date of Oct. 20, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the 'AA-/F1+' rating for the New York Liberty Development Corporation multi-modal recovery zone revenue bonds $1,490,000 series 2010A-2, in conjunction with a mandatory tender occurring on Oct. 20, 2011. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES HARRIS COUNTY, GA'S WATER REVS TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings downgrades the following Harris County, Georgia bonds: ... more info

7 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES J. DAVID GLADSTONE INSTITUTES PROJECT, CA'S REVS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to the following bonds issued by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank on behalf of The J. David Gladstone Institutes Project : ... more info

7 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH CUTS ANGLO IRISH'S COVERED BONDS TO 'BBB'
Oct 07- Fitch Ratings has downgraded Anglo Irish Mortgage Bank's (AIMB; 'BB-'/Rating WatchNegative/'B') outstanding EUR2.2bn mortgage covered securities (MCS) to 'BBB' from ... ... more info

7 Oct 2011: SPEED URGED ON CREDIT EASING
Business groups have urged George Osborne to act quickly on his promise to help inject liquidity into credit markets and ease the flow of lending by buying corporate bonds. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS FALL 2 POINTS AFTER SEPT JOBS DATA
NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-year Treasurybonds added to earlier losses on Friday after surprisinglystrong September data on U.S. payrolls reduced some fears thatthe U.S. economy is not ... ... more info

7 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS FALL 1 POINT BEFORE US PAYROLLS DATA
NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Prices on longer-dated U.S.Treasury debt fell extended their earlier losses on Friday inadvance of the U.S. government's payrolls report, which mightshow a revival in job ... ... more info

7 Oct 2011: RLPC-MATERIS SEEKS TO AMEND, EXTEND LBO LOANS
* Request to push out maturities until 2016* Permission to raise high yield bonds* Interest margins on loans to increaseBy Isabell WittLONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - French construction chemicalscompany Materis ... ... more info

7 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P RTS CREDIT MUTUEL ARKEA PUBLIC SECTOR SCF FRENCH COV BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency)Oct 07-OVERVIEW-- We have assigned a 'AAA' rating to Credit Mutuel Arkea Public Sector SCF's inaugural issuance of French legislation-enabled ... ... more info

7 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET RISES AFTER EUROPE RALLY
The rally in global stocks continued Thursday, but Wall Street’s gains were more moderate than Europe’s. ... more info

7 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS HARDLY CHANGED AHEAD OF US JOBS DATA
U.S. Treasuries hardly moved in Asia on Friday ahead of a keyU.S. nonfarm payrolls report, after they fell for a thirdstraight session the day before as the European Central Banktook steps to contain the ... ... more info

7 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P: HITACHI CAPITAL'S STRAIGHT BONDS RATED 'A-'
(The following was released by the rating agency) TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 7, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today assigned its 'A-' debt rating to theunsecured straight ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO BUY €40BN COVERED BONDS
Europe's covered bond market is to be shored up by a €40bn purchase programme in a move to boost the continent's economy and provide extra financing for banks. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: [$$] RATING FIRMS' ASSET GAME
Rating Firms' Asset Game Standard & Poor's use of "dummy" assets in rating mortgage-linked bonds didn't take into account what could go wrong with the lowest-quality assets that might wind up in the bonds. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO BUY €40BN COVERED BONDS
Europe's covered bond market is to be shored up by a €40bn purchase programme in a move to boost the continent's economy and provide extra financing for banks. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: RATING FIRMS' ASSET GAME
Standard & Poor's use of "dummy" assets in rating mortgage-linked bonds didn't take into account what could go wrong with the lowest-quality assets that might wind up in the bonds. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE, INC.'S (INDIANA) REVS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA' ratings on approximately $1.16 billion of revenue bonds issued on behalf of Franciscan Alliance through the following conduit issuers: ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES $126.665MM NEW YORK CITY ADJ. RATE GO BNDS, 2012 SUBSER D-3 'AAA/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AAA/F1+', Stable Outlook, to the City of New York's $126,665,000 general obligation bonds, fiscal 2012 series D, subseries D-3, adjustable-rate bonds. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MISSOURI HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION'S FED REIMBURSEMENT BONDS AT 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings affirms the Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission's approximately $897.1 million of outstanding federal reimbursement state road bonds at 'AA-'. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ENERGY NORTHWEST, WA'S WIND PROJECT REVS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A-' rating on Energy Northwest's approximately $144.7 million in wind project revenue bonds, series 2003, 2005 and 2006. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (IN) REVENUE BONDS AT 'BB+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BB+' rating on approximately $44.3 Million of the City of Anderson, Indiana Economic Development Revenue Refunding and Improvement bonds issued on behalf of Anderson University . ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL FIN AUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT REV BONDS, 2007 SERIES B 'A+/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A+/F1+', with a Stable Outlook to the $50,000,000 Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority local government revenue bonds, 2007 series B. The rating is based on the support provided by an irrevocable direct-pay letter of credit issued by Bayerische Landesbank, acting through its New York Branch . ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON'S $150MM SECURED FLOATING RATE DEBT 'A+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A+' to $150 million Southern California Edison floating rate first and refunding mortgage bonds, series 2011 D, due 2014. The proceeds from the bond offering will be used to finance fuel inventories. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS DEL VALLE ISD, TX'S ULT BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions: ... more info

6 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS DEL VALLE ISD, TEXAS, ULT BONDS AT AA-
(The following statement was released by the rating agency.)AUSTIN, October 06 (Fitch) In the course of routine surveillance, FitchRatings takes the following rating actions:--$1 million outstanding ULT ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO BUY €40BN COVERED BONDS
Europe's covered bond market is to be shored up by a €40bn purchase programme in a move to boost the continent's economy and provide extra financing for banks. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NASHVILLE ELEC SERVICE'S (TN) 2011A&B REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County's approximately $101 million of electric system revenue bonds, 2011 series A, and $134 million of electric system revenue refunding bonds, 2011 series B, to be sold through negotiation on Nov. 2, 2011. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS RIVERTON, UTAH'S REVENUE BONDS; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings on Riverton, Utah's bonds: ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS KEPPEL USD CFD NO. 91-1 SPECIAL TAX REFUNDING BONDS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following rating for Keppel Union School District Community Facilities District No. 91-1, CA: ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES 34 BONDS IN 18 U.S. CMBS TRANSACTIONS
Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Fitch Downgrades 34 Bonds in 18 U.S. CMBS Transactions ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-SHORT-DATED YLDS JUMP; RATE CUT BETS PUSHED BACK
* Short-dated yields rally; ECB leaves rates unchanged * Bunds fall as equities rise on bank recapitalisation hopes * Spain sells 4.5 billion euros of bonds at lower yields By Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON, ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DALLAS-FORT WORTH (TX) AIRPORT REV RFDG BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas' approximately $106.295 million joint revenue refunding bonds, series 2011E with an expected final maturity of Nov. 1, 2018. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: [$$] CLEARINGHOUSE LCH PLANS TO TAKE GOLD AS COLLATERAL
Clearinghouse LCH Plans to Take Gold as Collateral LCH.Clearnet Group plans to begin accepting gold bullion as collateral by the end of the month amid growing demand from banks eager to depart from their traditional reliance on cash and government bonds to cover margin requirements. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES S-T RATING ON MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY SERIES 2006 & 2007 BONDS TO 'F1'
The rating action referenced in Fitch Ratings' Sept. 29, 2011 press release is effective today . ... more info

6 Oct 2011: LCH.CLEARNET CUTS MARGIN CALL ON IRISH GOVT. BONDS
LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Clearing house LCH.Clearnet cutthe additional margin required on Irish government bonds onThursday, citing a change in the risk premium on Ireland's debtrelative to a triple-A ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY'S $127MM GO BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an underlying rating of 'AA' to the following New York City, New York general obligation bonds: ... more info

6 Oct 2011: RPT-EURO GOVT-TWO-YEAR GERMAN BOND YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS
LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Yields on two year Germangovernment bonds hit session-highs on Thursday as EuropeanCentral Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet flagged downsiderisks to growth but was not a dovish ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-TWO-YEAR GERMAN BOND YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS
LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Yields on two year Germangovernment bonds hit session-highs on Thursday as EuropeanCentral Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet flagged downsiderisks to growth but was not a dovish ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS LOSE 1 POINT AFTER JOBLESS DATA
NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-year Treasurybonds fell 1 point, adding to earlier losses on Thursday aftergovernment data suggested the labor market, while sluggish, isnot deteriorating ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS PARE LOSSES AFTER ECB HOLDS RATES
* Bunds reverse losses as ECB dampens risk appetite * ECB holds rates, seen offering banks more liquidity * BoE resumes quantitative easing * Spain sells 4.5 billion euros of bonds at lower yields By Kirsten ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S DROPS (P)AAA RTNG OF CLYDESDALE'S SERIES 1 COVERED BONDS
Oct 06 (Reuters) - Clydesdale Bank * Moody's withdraws (P)Aaa rating of Clydesdale's series 1covered bonds (UK) ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS FALL ON BANK RECAP HOPES, AHEAD OF ECB
* Bunds edge lower ahead of ECB, supply * ECB seen offering banks more liquidity, holding rates * Spain sells 4.5 billion euros of bonds at lower yields By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - German ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: UPDATE 2-SPAIN SELLS 4.5 BLN EUROS IN BONDS, YIELDS FALL
* Spain issues three 2014, 2015 bonds * Yields fell compared with previous auctions * Spain's borrowing costs have soared in euro zone debtcrisis (Adds details, comment, background) By Fiona Ortiz ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: RPT-SPAIN SELLS 4.5 BILLION EUROS IN BONDS, YIELDS FALL
(Repeats without changes) MADRID, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Spain's Treasury sold 4.5 billioneuros of three 2014 and 2015 bonds on Thursday, at the top ofits 3.5-4.5 billion euro target range. The yields on ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: SPAIN SELLS 4.5 BILLION EUROS IN BONDS, YIELDS FALL
MADRID, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Spain's Treasury sold 4.5 billioneuros of three 2014 and 2015 bonds on Thursday, at the top ofits 3.5-4.5 billion euro target range. The yields on all three bonds fell compared ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: JGB YIELD CURVE STEEPENS ON EUROPEAN OPTIMISM
* Ten-yr yield stays below key 1 pct mark * Technicals continue to show bullish momentum * 10-/30-yr yield spread hits highest in 2 weeks * Foreigners net buyers of yen bonds, 1st time in 3 weeks By Akiko ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: STOCKS RISE ON HOPES FOR BANK SUPPORT STEPS
World stocks rose for a second day Thursday while government bonds fell as expectations grew policymakers would take steps to support European banks, under threat from the impact of a possible Greek default. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS RISE ON HOPES FOR BANK SUPPORT STEPS
By Natsuko Waki LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - World stocks rose for a second dayon Thursday while government bonds fell as expectations grewpolicymakers would take steps to support European banks, underthreat ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P REPORTS ON TAIWAN'S FINANCIAL & CORPORATE BOND MARKET
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Oct 06- Taiwanese investor concerns about the weak global economic recoverycould reduce overall demand for corporate bonds and bank debentures ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: GALAXY MTF RECEIVES FINMA REGULATORY APPROVAL
Galaxy MTF, an organized Multilateral Trading Facility for European bonds, announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to operate as a foreign exchange in Switzerland. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS EDGE LOWER AHEAD OF ECB, SUPPLY
LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - German government bonds slipped atThursday's open on optimism over Europe's efforts to aid thefinancial sector and ahead of a European Central Bank meetingwhere expectations ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: JGBS DOWN ON EUROPE DEBT EFFORTS BUT BULLISH MOMENTUM INTACT
TOKYO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds incheddown on Thursday as Europe's efforts to aid the region'sfinancial sector bolstered risk appetite and dented the allureof safe-haven debt. ... ... more info

6 Oct 2011: TIME TO ROTATE FROM BONDS TO STOCKS?
The "Fast Money" traders think so. Here's why. ... more info

6 Oct 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S DOWNGRADES MULTIPLE ITALIAN COVERED BONDS
Oct 5 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service has today takenmultiple negative rating actions on various covered bonds issuedby Italian banks, prompted by the downgrades of the bankssupporting the covered ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: US MUNI BOND YIELDS JUMP HIGHER
Yields on US municipal bonds have recorded their largest one-day rise in nearly a year, following benchmark US Treasuries as a spate of new debt sales weighed on the market. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS HALIFAX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER'S (NC) REVS AT 'BB+'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO NEGATIVE
As part of its ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following North Carolina Medical Care Commission bonds issued on behalf of Halifax Regional Medical Center : ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH UPGRADES GILBERT, AZ WATER RESOURCE MPC DEVELOPMENT FEE WATER REVS TO 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on the Gilbert, Arizona Water Resource Municipal Property Corporation bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES JURUPA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, CA'S $21.8MM RFDG BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Jurupa Unified School District general obligation bonds: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH PLACES SAN JOSE (CA) REDEV MERGED PROJECT TABS ON WATCH NEGATIVE; OUTLOOK STABLE ON HSG TABS
Fitch Ratings has placed the following bonds on Rating Watch Negative: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ANCHORAGE, AK'S WATER REVS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'AA' rating on the following Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska bonds as part of its continuous surveillance efforts: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS INDIANAPOLIS-MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, IN GO BONDS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library , Indiana's general obligation bonds as part of its continuous surveillance efforts: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS DIP AS EUROPEAN MOVES UNDERMINE SAFETY BID
* IMF might buy Spanish, Italian bonds - official * Europe looks to strengthen banks after Dexia bailout * Less gloomy U.S. jobs, services data boost selling (Updates market action, adds quote, changes ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PANHANDLE-PLAINS HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY, INC., SERIES 2011-2
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to the Panhandle-Plains Higher Education Authority, student loan revenue bonds series 2011-2 as follows: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES VIRGINIA'S $167MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Commonwealth of Virginia general obligation bonds: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES VA. $167M GOS AAA; OUTLOOK STABLE
(The following statement was released by the rating agency.)NEW YORK, October 05 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to thefollowing Commonwealth of Virginia general obligation (GO) bonds: ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC'S HOSPITALITY REVENUE BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina's special obligation bonds: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA., IMP REVS AA
(The following statement was released by the rating agency.)NEW YORK, October 05 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings 'AA' ratings to thefollowing PalmBeach Gardens, Florida (the city) bonds:--$4.3 million public ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL'S $16MM PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT & RFDG BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings 'AA' ratings to the following Palm Beach Gardens, Florida bonds: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: IMF FLOATS BOND-BUYING PROPOSAL IN EUROPE
The International Monetary Fund could create a special financing tool to buy bonds in private markets as a way to help stem the euro zone's debt crisis, a senior IMF official said, which could aid countries such as Spain and Italy. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: DEALBOOK: EUROPEAN BANKS FACE HUGE LOSSES FROM GREEK BONDS
While bankers have been reluctant to acknowledge that hundreds of billions of euros of Greek debt is worth far less than its face value, they are slowly accepting the grim reality. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL ON EUROPEAN MOVES, BETS ON FED AID
* IMF might buy Spanish, Italian bonds - official * Europe looks to strengthen banks after Dexia bailout * Speculation on possible QE3 after Bernanke testimony * Less gloomy U.S. jobs, services data boost ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES SAN ANTONIO CITY PUBLIC SERVICE'S (TX) ELECTRIC & GAS SYSTEM REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following San Antonio City Public Service , Texas senior lien electric and gas systems revenue bonds: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: IMF: NO PLAN TO INTERVENE DIRECTLY IN BOND MARKETS
The International Monetary Fund has no plans to purchase European government bonds itself, Antonio Borges, the head of the institution's European department, said in a statement Wednesday. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALASKA MUNICIPAL BOND BANK REVENUE BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' bond ratings on the following revenue bonds issued by the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority : ... more info

5 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL ON IMF COMMENTS, BETS ON FED AID
* IMF might buy Spanish, Italian bonds-official * Speculation on possible QE3 after Bernanke testimony * Less gloomy jobs, services data add selling * Fed to buy $1.0-$1.5 billion in TIPS in Operation ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES HONOLULU, HI'S WASTEWATER SYSTEM REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to the City of Honolulu, HI's wastewater system revenue bonds: ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FUTURES MARKETS REVIEW: NO PLAN? NO CHANCE
Bull or bear, trading in equities, bullion or bonds, this market's volatility and wide price movements require strict discipline. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CANADIAN COVERED BOND PROGRAMS AT 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bank of Montreal's , Bank of Nova Scotia's , Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's , National Bank of Canada's and Royal Bank of Canada's covered bonds at 'AAA'. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES RANCHO CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICT FIN AUTH, CA'S REV BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to Rancho California Water District Financing Authority, California's revenue bonds, issued on behalf of the Rancho California Water District : ... more info

5 Oct 2011: IMF REPORTEDLY SET TO OFFER EURO ZONE MORE SUPPORT
Antonio Borges, Europe director at the International Monetary Fund, said Wednesday that the IMF could cooperate with the euro zone by buying up distressed government bonds, according to media reports. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: SWEDISH NATIONAL DEBT OFFICE APPOINTS NYKREDIT MARKETS AS NEW PRIMARY DEALER
The Swedish National Debt Office welcomes Nykredit Bank A/S (Nykredit Markets) as new primary dealer in government bonds, inflation-linked bonds and treasury bills from 1 December 2011. With Nykredit Markets ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: EUROZONE CRISIS HITS DEMAND FOR SAMURAI BONDS
The eurozone debt crisis is threatening growth in Japan's samurai bond market, which was heading for record volumes this year amid strong demand. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCKS RALLY AFTER REPORT EUROPE MIGHT RECAPITALIZE BANKS
A hopeful report on European banks prompted a late rally after the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index officially traded in bear-market territory much of the day. ... more info

5 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P ASSIGNS 'A+' RTG TO PROPOSED T.H.F.C. (FUNDING NO 3) ISSUE
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Oct 05 - -- Standard & Poor's has assigned an 'A+' rating to the proposed issue of bonds from T.H.F.C. (Funding No 3) PLC, a special-purpose ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P: NTT FINANCE'S DOMESTIC UNSECD STRAIGHT BONDS RATED 'AA'
(The following was released by th rating agency) TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 5, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today assigned its 'AA' debt rating to the 41stseries of domestic ... ... more info

5 Oct 2011: MOODY'S SLASHES ITALY CREDIT RATING
Moody's lowered its rating on Italy's bonds by three notches on Tuesday, saying it saw a "material increase" in funding risks for euro zone countries with high levels of debt and warning that further downgrades were possible. ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS GILBERT MPC, AZ'S REVS AT 'AA'; GILBERT AZ'S STREET & HWY USER REVS AT 'AA'
In the course of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following action on the town of Gilbert, AZ's Public Facilities Municipal Property Corporation excise tax revenue bonds: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CATHOLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES SERIES 2011 BONDS 'AA/F1+'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING DEBT
Fitch Ratings assigns a long-term rating of 'AA' to approximately $434.8 million of series 2011 revenue and refunding bonds expected to be issued by the Washington Health Care Facilities Authority and the Colorado Health Facilities Authority and a short-term rating of 'F1+' to approximately $157 million of the series 2011 bonds expected to be issued by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for the benefit of Catholic Health Initiatives as follows: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: MARKETAXESS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY VOLUME STATISTICS FOR SEPTEMBER 2011
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced total monthly trading volume for September 2011 of $44.7 billion, consisting of $26.9 billion in U.S. high-grade volume, $2.6 billion in eurobond volume, and $15.2 billion in other volume. ... more info

4 Oct 2011: ITALY GOVERNMENT BONDS DOWNGRADED BY MOODY'S
Moody's Investors Service Monday downgraded Italy's government bond ratings to "A2" with a negative outlook from "Aa2," the result of high debt, a weak global economy and political uncertainties that delay corrective action. ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BETHEL CT'S GOS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings affirms its 'AA+' rating to the following Bethel, CT general obligation bonds: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH UPGRADES MONTARA WATER & SANITARY DISTRICT, CA'S GOS TO 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has upgraded its rating on the following Montara Water and Sanitary District, CA general obligation bonds: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST (CA) GO BONDS AT 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions on Cerritos Community College District, CA general obligation bonds: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MERIDIAN METRO DISTRICT, CO ULTGO BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to the following Meridian Metropolitan District, Colorado unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DANBURY, CT REFUNDING GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following rating to the City of Danbury, CT's general obligation bonds: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: JUNK BOND PRICE GAP POINTS TO EUROPEAN DISTRESS
Dislocated financial markets have led to a wide spread between the prices of similar dollar and euro-denominated European high-yield bonds, emphasising stresses in the financial system and potentially ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SAN DIEGO REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (HORTON PLAZA), CA TABS AT `A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings on the San Diego Redevelopment Agency, CA's Horton Plaza Redevelopment Project tax allocation bonds : ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS GREENVILLE, SC'S GOS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms Greenville, South Carolina's general obligation bonds as follows: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL AS BERNANKE PLEDGE CUTS SAFETY BIDS
* Fed chief Bernanke repeats pledge to do more for economy * Bonds reverse course as stocks recover from deep decline * Fears linger as officials mull bank losses on Greek debt * Yield on 30-year bond ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: JUNK BONDS ARE CHEAP, BUT 'TOO EARLY' TO BUY: GUNDLACH
Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO and CIO of the fixed-income investment management firm DoubleLine Capital, told CNBC Tuesday "junk bonds are actually cheap now. They've gone from the richest in history to a massive underperformance versus government bonds." ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS LEON COUNTY, FL'S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK REMAINS NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating action on Leon County, Florida: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY RDA, CA'S 2007A&B TABS TO 'A'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on the Community Redevelopment Agency of Palm Springs, California's bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY RDA, CA'S 2007C TABS TO 'A-'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on the Community Redevelopment Agency of Palm Springs, California's bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

4 Oct 2011: U.S. BANK BONDS GET PELTED
Tuesday is delivering another punch to U.S. bank bonds in the ongoing volatility bout brought on by the European banking crisis. Risk premiums on the debt of bank and financial institutions are markedly wider across the board, many by double digits. ... more info

4 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES NEWARK, DE'S GO REFUNDING BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AA+' to the following general obligation bonds of Newark, Delaware : ... more info

4 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS SHED 2 POINTS AS SELL-OFF ACCELERATES
NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The price of U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds briefly fell more than two points on Tuesday asa bond market sell-off intensified on Wall Streets stocks'recovery from heavy losses. ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: RUSSIAN STEELMAKER NLMK TO ISSUE 50 BLN RBL BONDS
MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The board of Russian steelmakerNLMK has approved a 50-billion rouble ($1,53 billion)10-year bond issue, the steelmaker said in a statement onTuesday. The lead managers are Gazprombank, ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BOND PRICES LOSE 1 POINT AS SELLING GROWS
NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-year Treasurybonds fell more than 1 point on Tuesday, as traders furtherpared their holdings of safe-haven bonds as Wall Street stocksbounced back from steep ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: A NATION LOOKING FOR AN ESCAPE
It is a sign of the times in the crisis-stricken eurozone that Spain's regular auctions of government bonds and treasury bills - which used to be such routine events that they were of interest only to ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: LONGER-MATURITY TREASURY PRICES RISE A BIT FURTHER
Longer-maturity Treasurys rose a little early Tuesday as U.S. stocks appeared set for another day of losses and as worries about Greece's default kept investors on edge. Yields, which move inversely to prices, slipped one basis point to 1.75% on the benchmark 10-year notes , while those on the 30-year bonds also eased one basis point to 2.72%. ... more info

4 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE AS GREECE DEBT WOES SPUR BANK FEARS
* News on Greece fuels bank jitters, spurs stock sell-off * Yield on 30-year bonds touches lowest since Jan. 2009 * Fed to buy $4.25-$5.00 bln in 8-to-10-year Treasuries * Fed chief Bernanke to testify ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BOND YIELD HITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE JAN '09
NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The yield on U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds touched its lowest level since early 2009 onTuesday on renewed demand for bonds spurred by worries overeuro zone's debt crisis on ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET CLOSES SHARPLY LOWER
The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fell to 1,099.23, a 52-week low, while the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 10,655.30, its low for the year. ... more info

4 Oct 2011: S.AFRICA AUCTIONS 2018 AND 2026 GOVERNMENT BONDS
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's Treasury sold1.1 billion rand ($134 million) worth of its 2018 bond and 1 billion rand of its 2026 issue on Tuesday. R204 issue status: REOPENEDCoupon: ... ... more info

4 Oct 2011: JGBS GAIN, GREEK DEFAULT FEARS SUPPORT SAFE-HAVEN DEMAND
* Ten-yr JGB sale draws moderate demand * JGB futures and 10-yr cash bonds lead gains * Ten-yr yield seen staying near 1 pct By Akiko Takeda TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Long-dated Japanese governmentbonds ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: U.K. UNVEILS STIMULUS PLAN AMID CUTS
The U.K. Treasury is planning a new initiative to buy billions of pounds of corporate bonds issued by small and midsize companies to free up capital for struggling firms unable to tap banks for loans. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC SPECIAL OBLIG BONDS 'AA+' & GO BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Mecklenburg County, North Carolina special obligation bonds and an 'AAA' rating to the following general obligation bonds: ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES CHICAGO BOARD OF ED (IL) UTGOS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the Chicago Board of Education, IL's $400 million unlimited tax general obligation bonds, series 2011A. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES JOHNSON COUNTY, KS GO BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns a 'AAA' rating to the following Johnson County, Kansas general obligation bonds: ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES DELAWARE MUNI ELECTRIC CORP'S (SMYRNA, DE) $56MM 2011 ELEC REVS 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'A-' to Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation's $56 million electric revenue bonds series 2011. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS LA PORTE, TX'S GO BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions: ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS JOHN KNOX VILLAGE, MO'S REVS AT 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB-' on the following bonds issued on behalf of John Knox Village : ... more info

3 Oct 2011: J.P. MORGAN TOP US MUNI UNDERWRITER IN 1ST 9 MTHS
NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - J.P. Morgan Securities (JPM.N: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz )was the top bookrunning underwriter of U.S. municipal bonds inthe first nine months of 2011, according ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-NEW FEARS ON GREECE, FED PURCHASES PROPEL BONDS
* Greece miss on deficit target fuels bond bids * Fed debuts "Operation Twist" with long-dated purchase * Fed buys $2.50 bln government debt due in 2/2036-8/2041 * U.S. factory, construction ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH UPGRADES MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER OF GREATER MIAMI, FL REVS TO 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK TO STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has upgraded the ratings on the following revenue bonds issued by the Miami Beach Health Facilities Authority on behalf of Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami, Inc. to 'BBB-' from 'BB+': ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS JUMP 3 POINTS AS STOCK LOSSES GROW
NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Prices of U.S. 30-year Treasurybonds soared three points in early afternoon trading on Mondayas a Wall Street stock sell-off accelerated on fresh fearsabout banks' losses ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH RATES TENNESSEE'S $586MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the State of Tennessee's approximately $586 million general obligation bonds, consisting of the following: ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX WON'T HELP EUROPE GET BACK ON TRACK
Under the proposal, unveiled by EC president Jose Manuel Barroso, the FTT would be imposed on the exchange of shares and bonds at a rate not lower than 0.1 percent and on derivative contracts, at a rate not lower than 0.01 percent. Member States could elect to impose the FTT at higher rates. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TREASURY 30-YEAR BONDS ADVANCE AS FED BUYS $2.5B IN DEBT
Treasury 30-year bonds rose after biggest quarterly rally since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008 as the Federal Reserve purchased $2.5 billion of longer-term debt to support the economy. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: FITCH DWNGRS L-T TO 'AA-'; CONFS S-T 'F1+' ON TWO 2006 SERIES OF FRISCH SCHOOL BONDS (NJ)
Fitch Ratings downgrades the long-term 'AA' rating to 'AA-' and confirms the short-term 'F1+' rating assigned to the $12,100,000 The Frisch School Adjustable Rate Demand Taxable Revenue Bonds, Series 2006, and the $28,400,000 New Jersey Economic Development Authority Economic Development Bonds . ... more info

3 Oct 2011: ECB BOND PURCHASES MODEST AGAIN LAST WEEK
The European Central Bank's purchases of government bonds slipped slightly further last week to a little under euro3.8 billion . ... more info

3 Oct 2011: SLIM BUT SAFE PICKINGS AMONG MUNICIPAL BONDS
The municipal bond winter is upon us. Here are few tax free offerings worth a look. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: DON'T DUMP YOUR JUNK
With Treasury yields scraping bottom, high-yield bonds can provide extra income at minimal additional risk. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-WORLD STOCKS, OIL SLIDE ON GREEK DEFAULT FEARS
* US stocks open lower but recover on economic data * World stocks, oil fall on Greek default fears * Yen, safe-haven government bonds higher By Walter Brandimarte and Natsuko Waki NEW YORK/LONDON, Oct ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TREASURY 30-YEAR BONDS RISE AS FED STARTS BUYING LONGER-TERM MATURITIES
Treasury 30-year bonds advanced after biggest quarterly rally since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008 as the Federal Reserve began buying longer-term debt to support the economy by keeping borrowing costs low. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS RISE 2 POINTS BEFORE FED PURCHASE
NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondsextended gains on Monday as traders loaded up on long-dateddebt ahead of the Federal Reserve's first purchase forOperation Twist, its latest stimulus ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS RISE 1 POINT ON SAFEHAVEN BIDS
NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-year Treasurybonds rose a point in early New York trading on Monday onsafehaven bids stoked by jitters over Greece's fiscal shape andits ability to obtain ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: U.K.'S OSBORNE ANNOUNCES CREDIT EASING PLAN
The U.K. Treasury said it is to buy billions of pounds of corporate bonds issued by small and medium-sized companies to free up capital for struggling firms unable to tap banks for loans. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: JUNK BONDS GET CRUSHED IN MARKET CHAOS
High-yield junk bonds have taken a big hit since August. The sharp declines are mimicking those from 2008 and could portend more trauma for the economy. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN/GERMAN BOND YIELD SPREAD WIDENS ON GREEK WOES
LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The 10-year yield spread betweenItalian and German government bonds widened on Monday as Greecestruggled to meet the conditions of its bailout agreement,heightening concerns about ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: GREECE, BANKING WORRIES DRIVE WORLD STOCKS LOWER
World stocks kicked off the final quarter of the year sharply lower on Monday while the yen and government bonds rose as concerns grew that a broader Greek debt default may be in the works after figures showed Athens would miss a deficit target. ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS FIRM ON GLOBAL JITTERS, EYES ON ISM
TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries were firm in Asiaon Monday amid concerns over the euro zone debt crisis and aglobal economic slowdown, with 30-year bonds benefiting from theFed's planned purchases ... ... more info

3 Oct 2011: TEXT-S&P: POSCO'S PROPOSED SENIOR UNSECURED SAMURAI BONDS RATED 'A'
(The following was released by the rating agency) Oct. 3 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assignedits 'A' rating to POSCO's (A/Negative/--) proposed issue ofJPY30 billion senior ... ... more info

1 Oct 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: S.&P. 500 DECLINED 14% IN 3RD QUARTER
Major stock indexes declined in the third quarter on worries about the economy in the United States and abroad. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES $675MM MISSISSIPPI'S GO BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following State of Mississippi general obligation bonds: ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES INDIANA FINANCE AUTHORITY'S $251.19MM SRF REVS 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings has assigned 'AAA' ratings to following Indiana Finance Authority's state revolving fund program bonds: ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-GAINS SEEN TOUGHER AFTER BEST QUARTER SINCE 2008
* Longer-dated bonds record best quarter since Q4 2008 * Economic, Europe fears support bids for Treasuries * But market seen likely to struggle for further gains * Fed to buy, sell $44 bln in Treasuries ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PHILADELPHIA, PA AIRPORT REV BONDS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms The City of Philadelphia, PA's outstanding $1,423.3 million airport revenue bonds at 'A'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: [$$] CORPORATE BOND ISSUANCE FALLS TO SLOWEST PACE IN A YEAR
Corporate Bond Issuance Slows Corporate borrowers issued only $157.9 billion of investment-grade bonds in the last three months, the slowest pace since the second quarter of 2010, as the lingering threat of a Greek debt default constrained sellers as well as buyers. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE & TUNNEL AUTHORITY, NY 2011A GENERAL REV RFDG BONDS 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' underlying long-term rating to the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority , New York's approximately $610.05 million general revenue refunding bonds, series 2011A. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-LONGER BONDS POST BEST QUARTER SINCE Q4 2008
NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Prices on longer-dated U.S.Treasuries prices finished higher on Friday, posting their bestquarter since the last quarter of 2008 when investors flockedto U.S. bonds during ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-INVESTORS SCOOP UP LONGER BONDS AT QUARTER-END
* Treasuries prices rise on quarter-end rebalancing * Bonds benefit from reduced risk appetite as stocks fall * Fed to buy and sell $44 bln Treasuries in October * Long-dated debt on track for best quarter ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P CORRECTS RATING ON 2 OKLA, DFA BONDS TO AA+
(The following statement was released by the rating agency.)NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 30, 2011--Standard & Poor's RatingsServices corrected its long-term ratings and underlying ratings ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH TAKES VARIOUS RATING ACTIONS ON MBTA GEN TRANSPORTATION SYS BONDS VRDOS 2000 SER A-1 AND A-2
The rating action referenced in Fitch Ratings' Sept. 29, 2011, press release is effective today . ... more info

30 Sep 2011: CREDIT MARKETS: CORPORATE DEBT TO BENEFIT FROM FED’S ‘TWIST’
Corporate bonds could get a boost from the Federal Reserve's shifting of its Treasury holdings, both from increased demand for higher-yielding assets and by keeping it relatively cheap for companies to borrow money. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SURPRISE, AZ MPC DEVELOPMENT FEE WASTEWATER REVS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings affirms its rating on the following Surprise, Arizona Municipal Property Corporation bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES SURPRISE MUNI PROP. CORP., AZ'S 2003 EXCISE TAX REVS; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of continuous surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following action on Surprise Municipal Property Corporation's, AZ excise tax revenue bonds: ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P RATES CHILDREN'S HOSP OF PHILADELPHIA, PA., BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency.)CHICAGO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 30, 2011-- Standard & Poor's RatingsServices assigned its 'AA' long-term rating to Philadelphia ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD, MO REVS AT 'AA'
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the ratings on the following Springfield Public Utilities Board , MO revenue bonds and certificates of participation: ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FOUR WAYS TO PLAY THE BOND MARKET BUBBLE
Some say the bond market is poised to collapse as soon as interest rates start to rise. But if you're thinking about dumping all of your bonds, think again. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: BEARS LOOKING TO TRASH JUNK BONDS
Junk bonds have been getting trashed, and one investor is worried about more downside.optionMONSTER's Depth Charge tracking system detected the purchase of 2,500 November 36 puts on the SPDR Barclays ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-INVESTORS CLAMOUR FOR LONG BONDS FOR QUARTER-END
* Treasuries prices rise on quarter-end rebalancing * Bonds benefit from reduced risk appetite as stocks fall * Fed expected to announce details of new bond purchases * Long-dated debt on track for best ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATINGS ON STATE OF OREGON SERIES 2005 LOTTERY REVENUE BONDS
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AA-' rating on the State of Oregon's lottery revenue bonds (taxable series 2005D as the bonds were not sold. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P REVISES ST.FRANCIS COLLEGE,NY OTLK TO STBL FROM NEG
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 30- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it revised to stable from negative itsrating outlook on bonds issued by the New York State ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS SOAR OVER 2 POINTS IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondssoared over two points in price in early trading on Friday asinvestors sought out long-dated debt for quarter-endrebalancing and before the Federal ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: INDONESIA C.BANK BUYS 395 BLN RPH OF GOVT BONDS
JAKARTA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank onFriday bought 395 billion rupiah ($44.6 million) of Indonesiangovernment bonds in the secondary market, a move aimed atstabilising bond prices ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: INVESTORS SAY JAPAN MAY BUY EURO
Besides surprising the market with the unusual intervention, official purchases of euros could help Japan buy bonds from the euro zone's bailout fund. ... more info

30 Sep 2011: KU6 ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF SENIOR CONVERTIBLE BONDS
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., , a leading Internet television company in China, announced today that it agreed to redeem senior convertible bonds of US$50,000,000 from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited . ... more info

30 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-GREECE ADDS CENTURY BOND TO DEBT OPTIONS-SOURCE
* Mexican 100-yr bond suggests idea could work * Century bonds seen as appealing to hedge funds * Would be structured like Brady bonds, source says * Such a bond would send strong signal to market (Adds ... ... more info

30 Sep 2011: JGBS MOSTLY LOWER AS GERMAN VOTE LIFTS RISK APPETITE
TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds weremostly lower on Friday after Germany approved an expansion ofthe euro zone bailout fund, supporting share prices and otherrisk assets but reducing ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: BIREF: MOODY'S AFFIRMS BAA1 RATING ON ALBERT EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE NETWORK'S BONDS; OUTLOOK REMAINS NEGATIVE
Sept 29 (Reuters) - Albert Einstein Healthcare network: * Moody's affirms Baa1 rating on Albert Einstein HealthcareNetwork's bonds; outlook remains negative ... more info

29 Sep 2011: [$$] S&P RAISES GM RATING, MAY UPGRADE FORD
S&P Raises GM Rating, May Upgrade Ford GM and Ford are on the verge of winning back investment-grade credit ratings, nearly seven years after financial meltdowns turned their bonds into "junk." ... more info

29 Sep 2011: MUNIBALL: MICHAEL LEWIS TAKES A SWING AT MUNICIPAL BONDS
The municipal bond market, where cities turn to fund nearly everything, still roils, in fact and fiction. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: TEXT: S&P ASSIGNS 'AA+' RATING TO WASHINGTON'S REFUNDING BONDS
(The following was released by the rating agency) SAN FRANCISCO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 29, 2011-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA+' rating toWashington's $656 ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES WASHINGTON'S $1.3B GOS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following State of Washington general obligation bonds: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: EURO RISES AGAINST THE EURO AFTER GERMAN VOTE
The euro rose against the dollar Thursday after German lawmakers voted to strengthen the eurozone's bailout fund. Germany's parliament approved a measure that will allow the bailout fund to buy government bonds and lend money to troubled governments. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY'S BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A+' rating on approximately $52.8 million of State Board of Governors parking facility bonds issued on behalf of Florida International University . ... more info

29 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS RISE AS TRADERS BET ON FED PLAN
* Traders scoop up long bonds ahead of "Operation Twist" * Market pares losses linked to Europe's bailout expansion * Solid demand at $29 billion seven-year note auction * Wall Street's ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND'S REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following series of bonds issued by the University System of Maryland : ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES HEALTH SYSTEM'S (TX) 2011 REVS 'BBB'; OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB' rating to the following Tyler Health Facilities Development Corporation bonds issued on behalf of Trinity Mother Frances Health System : ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES LODI USD & SFID#1, CA'S GOS TO 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating to Lodi Unified School District, California's bonds as follows: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH TO DOWNGRADE S-T RATING ON MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY SERIES 2006 & 2007 BONDS TO 'F1'
On the effective date of Oct. 6, 2011, Fitch Ratings will downgrade the short-term rating to 'F1' from 'F1+' on the following bonds: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: US MUNI YIELDS FALL TO HISTORIC LOWS
US municipal bonds on Thursday were on course for one of their best quarters in the last two years, as yields on this type of debt fell to historic lows alongside benchmark US Treasuries. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES (DC) REVS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to approximately $105.1 million of District of Columbia revenue bonds, series 2011B issued on behalf of the Association of American Medical Colleges . ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH TO TAKE VARIOUS RATING ACTIONS ON MBTA GEN TRANSPORTATION SYS BONDS VRDOS 2000 SER A-1 AND A-2
On the effective date of Sept. 30, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term 'F1+' rating assigned to the $94,000,000 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Transportation System Bonds Variable Rate Demand Obligations, 2000 Series A-1 and place on Rating Watch Negative the short-term 'F1+' rating assigned to the $94,000,000 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Transportation System Bonds Variable Rate Demand Obligations, 2000 Series A-2. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY SERIES 2006 AND 2007, 'AA' ; STABLE OUTLOOK
Fitch Ratings affirms the outstanding 'AA' ratings on lease revenue bonds of the Maryland Stadium Authority as follows: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS RALLY AS TRADERS BET ON FED PLAN
* Traders scoop up long bonds ahead of "Operation Twist" * Market pares losses linked to Europe's bailout expansion * Solid demand at $29 billion 7-year note auction * Stocks' afternoon ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY COMMONWEALTH-GUARANTEED BANK BONDS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA+' to bank bonds corresponding to the following series of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's general transportation system bonds: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MI'S LTGOS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Kellogg Community College, MI's bonds: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CANCER CENTER OF SANTA BARBARA (CA) REV BONDS AT 'BBB'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB' rating on the following California Municipal Finance Authority outstanding debt: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS OREGON'S LOTTERY REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following action on the State of Oregon's lottery revenue bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

29 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS ORE. LOTTERY REVS AT AA-
(The following statement was released by the rating agency.)NEW YORK, September 29 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings takes the following action onthe State of Oregon's lottery revenue bonds as part of its continuoussurveillance ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ WEAKENS AGAIN AFTER BRIEF RELIEF RALLY
* C$ sinks to C$1.0371 vs US$, or 96.42 U.S. cents * Europe worries persist despite German vote * Bonds prices mostly lower (Adds analyst comment, updates levels) By Andrea Hopkins TORONTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: U.S. PUBLIC PENSIONS GET A LIFT FROM STOCKS-CENSUS
* Stocks, corporate bonds in funds' holdings up vs year ago * International securities' holdings highest in nine years * But public pension liabilities keep growing By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: ITALY AUCTION DRAWS TEPID DEMAND
Italy's funding costs rose at a sale of bonds when compared with previous auctions, reflecting the selloff in Italian bonds in recent weeks. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH UPGRADES PANTHER CREEK PARTNERS BONDS TO 'BBB'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings upgrades the Carbon County Industrial Development Authority, PA's $165 million resource recovery revenue refunding bonds issued on behalf of Panther Creek Partners, LP to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BOND PRICES FALL AS EUROPE OPTIMISM RISES
* Treasuries yields rise as Europe expands EFSF powers * Better-than-expected jobless data hurts demand for bonds * Investors speculate on new stimulus as inflation drops * Treasury will sell $29 billion ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BLOOMFIELD, NM ULT GO BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A+' rating on the City of Bloomfield, New Mexico's approximately $1.3 million in outstanding general obligation bonds, series 2000 and 2005. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-INVESTORS SELL BONDS AS JOBS PICTURE IMPROVES
* Treasuries yields rise as jobless data improves * Investors speculate on new stimulus as inflation drops * Treasury will sell $29 bln in 7-yr notes By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-TURKISH BONDS, SHARES UP ON RATING UPGRADE HOPES
* Rise on hopes others will follow S&P lead * Lira slightly weaker; cbank sells $70 mln at auction * German EFSF vote boosts sentiment (Adds German vote, forex-selling auction) ISTANBUL, Sept 29 (Reuters) ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: LIQUIDITY CONCERNS WEIGH ON BANK OF IRELAND AND BARCLAYS
NEW YORK, NY-- - Banks in the Eurozone and the UK have been struggling to sell debt at affordable prices to investors, who are wary of the banks' vulnerability to risky euro-zone government bonds and other ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE AND LLOYDS BANKING GROUP MIRED WITH LIQUIDITY CONCERNS
NEW YORK, NY-- - Banks in the Eurozone and the UK have been struggling to sell debt at affordable prices to investors, who are wary of the banks' vulnerability to risky euro-zone government bonds and other ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-INDIA RAISES BORROWING TARGET; BOND YIELDS SURGE
* Additional borrowing will not affect fiscal deficittarget-govt * Yields, swap rates spike on higher than expected borrowing * Bonds to stay pressured due to additional supplies-traders (Adds details, ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-ITALY PAYS RECORD HIGH RATES AT DEBT SALE
(Recasts after auction) * Sells 7.86 bln euros of bonds vs 5.5-9 bln euro target * 10-yr BTP yield rises to euro era high of 5.86 pct * Improved mkt climate helps meet decent demand By Valentina Za MILAN, ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: DUBAI'S EMIRATES EYES $1 BLN BOND - EXEC TO PAPER
DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Dubai's flagship Emirates airline is planning to issue $1 billion in bonds, a seniorofficial was quoted as saying on Thursday, to counteruncertainty about financing as European ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: WORRY ON EURO DEBT ENDS 3 DAYS OF GAINS
Wall Street was unable to keep alive a two-day rally driven by hopes that Europe had a plan to contain Greece’s debt crisis, despite reports of divisions. ... more info

29 Sep 2011: SAMURAIS HOLD EDGE OVER DOLLAR BONDS FOR KOREANS
By Prakash Chakravarti TOKYO/HONG KONG, Sept 29 (IFR) - Korean borrowers arepreparing to tap the yen bond market, where they can fund insidelevels currently available from the more volatile dollar marketswhich ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: GOVERNMENT BONDS ARE GIVEN PRIORITY IN THE PROPOSAL FOR GUIDELINES FOR 2012-2014
The Swedish National Debt Office proposes a more flexible governance of the nominal krona debt as the target is stated as an interval rather than a point value. In the proposal for Guidelines we have, ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P RATES AIAL'S PROPOSED NZ$100 MLN BONDS
(The following was released by the rating agency) Sept. 29 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said todaythat it had assigned its 'A-' ratings to the proposed issuanceof up to NZ$100 million ... ... more info

29 Sep 2011: US CORPORATES HOLD BACK BOND SALES
,Some US corporate borrowers are holding back bond sales as investors demand large pricing concessions to compensate for volatility in the financial markets.For investment-grade bonds, bankers estimated ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: RPT-ITALY SET TO PAY RECORD HIGH RATES AT LONG-TERM DEBT SALE
* Sells 5.5-9 bln euros of BTPs, CCTeu bonds * 10-yr BTP yield seen at euro era high of around 5.90 pct * Improved mkt climate to support demand * Repeats story moved late on Wednesday By Valentina Za ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: SPECULATORS FIND VALUE IN LOWLY GREEK BONDS
Some investors hope to make a fat profit on the expectation that Greece will once again be bailed out. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH UPGRADES PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD SOLID WASTE REVS TO 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Prince George's County, MD solid waste revenue bonds: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES MAINE MUNI BOND BANK 2011 SER G QSCBS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Maine Municipal Bond Bank's qualified school construction bonds : ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA'S VARIOUS BONDS; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the process of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has downgraded Riverside County, California's bonds and certificates as follows: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CRANSTON, RI GO BONDS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK TO STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings affirms the following City of Cranston, RI general obligation bonds: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES $159MM MICHIGAN GOS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following State of Michigan general obligation bonds: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES $299MM VIRGINIA PUBLIC BLDG AUTH PUBLIC FACILITIES BONDS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Virginia Public Building Authority bonds: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FERTINITRO AT 'CCC'; REMOVES RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings affirms FertiNitro Finance Inc.'s US$250 million 8.29% secured bonds due 2020 at 'CCC'. The anticipated timely payment of $44.7 million due Oct. 1 prevents further decline to the rating. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 50, COLORADO'S GOS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings affirms Adams County School District No. 50, CO's general obligation bonds as follows: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES OF LONG ISLAND, NY'S 2011 REVS 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to approximately $230.5 million of Suffolk County Economic Development Corporation revenue bonds series 2011 and approximately $72.1 million Nassau County Local Economic Assistance Corporation series 2011 bonds expected to be issued on behalf of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, NY . ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MARYLAND WATER QUALITY FINANCING ADMIN, SER. 2005A AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AAA' rating on Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration's $28.23 million of outstanding revolving loan fund refunding revenue bonds, series 2005A. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PENNSYLVANIA INFRASTRUCTURE AUTH'S 2005A REV BONDS AT 'AAA'
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AAA' rating on the following Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority bonds: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: GREEK DEBT HOLDERS OBJECT TO NEW DEAL THREAT
Look at the price of Greek government bonds and it is not hard to see why some countries banks and other investors to suffer bigger losses. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SANTA MARGARITA/DANA POINT AUTHORITY, CA REVS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AA+' ratings on the following Santa Margarita/Dana Point Authority, CA general obligation and GO refunding bonds: ... more info

28 Sep 2011: WHY EUROPE'S FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX WON'T WORK
One of the key drivers behind the rise in derivatives markets was the move by regulators to increase transparency in corporate bonds. In 2001, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a proprosal by the national Association of Securities Dealers to report corporate bonds on an electronic system called TRACE. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: ITALY SET TO PAY RECORD HIGH RATES AT LONG-TERM DEBT SALE
* Sells 5.5-9 bln euros of BTPs, CCTeu bonds * 10-yr BTP yield seen at euro era high of around 5.90 pct * Improved mkt climate to support demand By Valentina Za MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Italian borrowing ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EU DETAILS TRANSACTION TAX
The European Union's executive body detailed its proposal for a tax on financial transactions targeting exchanges of shares, bonds and derivatives, a plan that has already run into opposition from some European Union governments. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS SHED 1 POINT AS SELL-OFF ACCELERATES
(Updates 30-year note action) NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds added to earlier losses on Wednesday as the bondmarket sell-off intensified ahead of a $35 billion auction ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES CALIFORNIA'S $483MM PUBLIC WORKS BOARD BONDS 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns a 'BBB+' rating to the following lease revenue bonds of the State Public Works Board of the state of California : ... more info

28 Sep 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS SLIP AS EUROPE SENTIMENT TICKS HIGHER
Treasurys slide, sending yields on longer-dated maturities lower, as an undercurrent of hope that European policymakers would prevent a full-blown euro crisis pulls investors into stocks and away from the perceived safety of cash and bonds. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S AFRMS AA2/VMIG 1 RTG TO RHODE ISLAND STUDENT LOAN AUTHORITY'S REVS BONDS
Sept 28 (Reuters) - Rhode Island Student Loan AuthorityStudent Loan Program * Affirms the Aa2/VMIG 1 letter of credit-backed rating tothe Rhode Island Student Loan Authority Student Loan ProgramRevenue ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS AA2/VMIG 1 RTG TO RHODE ISLAND LOAN AUTHORITY'S REV BONDS
Sept 28 (Reuters) - Rhode Island Student Loan AuthorityStudent Loan Program * Assigns Aa2/VMIG 1 letter of credit-backed rating to the Rhode Isla nd Student Loan Authority Student LoanProgram Revenue Bonds, ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: NIGERIAN FUNDS SWITCH TO BONDS AS STOCKS FALTER - ANALYSTS
* Risk aversion keeps stocks near 21-month lows * Weak naira, insecurity hurting investment By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Nigerian fund managers have beenswitching into government bonds ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS PARE GAINS AFTER DURABLES DATA
NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondspared their earlier price gains on Wednesday after a report ondurable goods suggested that U.S. economy has not slowed asmuch as some traders had ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS HIT SESSION LOW ON GREEK TROIKA SPECULATION
LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - German government bonds fell tosession lows on Wednesday with traders citing speculation of animminent statement from the "troika" of Greece's lenders. Greece's ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EUROPOLIS: TRICHET MUST ANSWER FOR ECB’S BOND PURCHASES BEFORE THE GENERAL COURT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Markus C. Kerber, the counsel of the plaintiff group, Europolis, before the German Federal Constitutional Court, has called upon the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg, in pioneering proceedings, to see whether the practice used by the European Central Bank since 2010 of buying bonds and the suspension of the credit rating threshold values for Greek, Irish and Portuguese government bonds is lawful. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: TREASURYS SLIP AS EUROPE SENTIMENT TICKS HIGHER
Treasurys slide, sending yields on longer-dated maturities lower, as an undercurrent of hope that European policymakers would prevent a full-blown euro crisis pulls investors into stocks and away from the perceived safety of cash and bonds. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EU'S BARROSO UNVEILS TRANSACTIONS TAX PROPOSAL
FRANKFURT -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday laid out a plan for a 57 billion euro ($77.6 billion) tax on financial transactions, saying the measure would ensure the financial sector bears its share share of the tax burden. "If all the sectors of the economy from industry to agriculture to services, if they all pay a contribution to the society also the banking sector should make a contribution to the society," Barroso told the European Parliament in his annual state of the union speech. The tax would be levied on all transactions on financial instruments between financial institutions when at least one party is located in the EU, the commission said in a news release. Transactions involving shares and bonds would be taxed at a rate of 0.1%, while derivative contracts would be taxed at a rate of 0.01% beginning January 2014. The tax could raise 57 billion euros a year, the commission said. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EU DETAILS PLANNED TRANSACTION TAX
The European Commission outlined its proposal for a tax on financial transactions, targeting exchanges of shares, bonds and derivatives in a move that is likely to run into opposition from some governments. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: NAGGING FEARS ON EUROPE SLOW A WALL STREET RALLY
A global stock rally lost some steam as solutions to the European sovereign debt crisis remained elusive. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EUROPOLIS: TRICHET MUST ANSWER FOR ECB’S BOND PURCHASES BEFORE THE GENERAL COURT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Markus C. Kerber, the counsel of the plaintiff group, Europolis, before the German Federal Constitutional Court, has called upon the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg, in pioneering proceedings, to see whether the practice used by the European Central Bank since 2010 of buying bonds and the suspension of the credit rating threshold values for Greek, Irish and Portuguese government bonds is lawful. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-INDONESIA STATE INSURERS, BANKS TOLD NOT TO SELL GOVT BONDS
(Adds details, quotes) JAKARTA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Indonesia's government made arare plea on Wednesday to state-owned insurance firms and banksnot to sell government bonds as authorities try to stabilisevolatile ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: S.AFRICA TO AUCTION 2018 AND 2026 BONDS NEXT WEEK
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 28 (Reuters) - South Africa's Treasurysaid on Wednesday it would issue 1.1 billion rand ($140.1million) worth of the 2018 government bond and 1.0billion rand of the 2026 bond at ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS RISE AS MARKETS CAUTIOUS OVER EUROPE
TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries gained in Asia onWednesday after some riskier assets and most commodities incheddown, as investors cautiously waited for signs that politiciansare getting to ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS OPEN HIGHER ON DWINDLING RESCUE PLAN OPTIMISM
LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - German government bonds rose onWednesday, paring this week's losses as optimism fuelled by talkof a bigger euro zone bailout fund gave way to a need for detailon any such ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: EURO BAILOUT FUND MUST GUARANTEE INITIAL LOSS: ANALYST
The European bailout fund-known in official parlance as the European Financial Stability Facility, or EFSF-should be used to guarantee the first hit of losses on vulnerable European government bonds, a financial commentator told CNBC Tuesday. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: HIGH HOPES BATTER BONDS
A $35 billion two-year notes sale garnered strong demand, but the result didn't help the broader Treasurys market. ... more info

28 Sep 2011: JGBS MOSTLY FLAT, CURVE STEEPENS SLIGHTLY
TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds weremostly flat on Wednesday as domestic market players refrainedfrom active trading ahead of half-year book closing later in theweek, though the curve ... ... more info

28 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES CPC CORP BONDS
(The following was released by the rating agency) Sept 27 - Fitch Ratings has assigned CPC Corporation,Taiwan's (CPC, Issuer Default Rating: 'A+'/Stable) TWD16.8bnsenior unsecured guaranteed ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P RATES REST EASY LLC'S BONDS
(The following was released by the rating agency) Sept 27 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its'BBB' long-term rating to Rest Easy LLC's military lodgingrevenue bonds series ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NEBRASKA INVESTMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY'S $43.1MM 2011 HRBS 'AAA'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the $43.1 million Nebraska Investment Finance Authority's Housing Revenue Bonds 2011 series 1. The bonds consist of six different bonds with different coupon rates and maturity dates. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: DEALBOOK: EUROPE READIES PLAN FOR TAX ON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
The European measure will probably include taxes on the purchase of stocks and bonds; derivatives are likely to be taxed at a lower rate. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS NORTHAMPTON GENERATING COMPANY'S (PA) SENIOR BONDS AT 'C'
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the rating on Northampton Generating Company, L.P.'s senior bonds due 2019 at 'C'. The $153 million senior tax-exempt series A resource recovery revenue bonds were issued by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority in 1994 with the proceeds loaned to Northampton. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH TO UPGRADE L-T TO 'AA-' & CONFIRM S-T AT 'F1+' OF O'HARE INTL AIRPORT 2005D THIRD LIEN REVS
On the effective date of Sept. 28, 2011, Fitch Ratings will upgrade the long-term rating to 'AA-' from 'A+' with a Stable Outlook, and confirm the 'F1+' short-term rating currently assigned to the $100,000,000 City of Chicago, Illinois, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, general airport third lien revenue bonds, series 2005D . ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS THE TOWN OF GROTON, CT'S ULTGO AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on the Town of Groton, CT's bonds: ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES HUDSON YARDS INFRASTRUCTURE CORP. (NY) SENIOR REVS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'A' to the following Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation's senior revenue bonds: ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL WATER FINANCE AUTHORITY'S BANK BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to bank bonds corresponding to the following series of New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority bonds in the event that the series listed below are converted to bank bonds in the future: ... more info

27 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BAILOUT FUND HOPES LIFT 10-YR YIELD TOWARD 2 PCT
* Bonds sag on hopes for enlarged euro zone bailout fund * Benchmark 10-year note yields hover back near 2 percent * Firm bid at 2-year auction, first since Operation Twist * Upcoming 5-year notes seen ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NORTH CAROLINA'S $395MM LIMITED OBLIGATIONS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following limited obligation bonds of the State of North Carolina: ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATINGS ON MINNESOTA'S 2011D VAR PURPOSE & 2011E GO STATE TRUNK HWY RFDG BONDS
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AA+' rating on the State of Minnesota's state various purpose refunding bonds series 2011D and general obligation state trunk highway refunding bonds series 2011E as the bonds were not sold. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: EUROPE READIES PLAN FOR TAX ON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
The European measure will probably include taxes on the purchase of stocks and bonds; derivatives are likely to be taxed at a lower rate. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-10-YEAR YIELD HITS 2 PCT AS RISK APPETITE RETURNS
* Bonds slide on hopes for larger Europe bailout fund * Benchmark 10-year note yields hover back near 2 percent * Firm bid at 2-year note auction, 1st sale since Op Twist * Bid-to-cover highest in a year, ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS EAST PALO ALTO RDA, CA'S TAX ALLOCATION AND REVENUE BONDS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on East Palo Alto Redevelopment Agency, California bonds: ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES WHEELING, IL'S GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Wheeling, IL general obligation bonds: ... more info

27 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-10-YEAR NOTES FALL 1 POINT, EXTEND LOSSES
(Updates market action on 10-year notes, 30-year bonds) NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 10-yearTreasury notes briefly lost a point in midafternoon trading onTuesday, as Wall Street stocks ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BOND PRICES FALL AS RISK APPETITE RETURNS
* Bonds slide on hopes for larger Europe bailout fund * Benchmark 10-year note yields hover back near 2 percent * Firm bid at 2-year note auction, 1st sale since Op Twist * Bid-to-cover highest in a year, ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE'S (NY) REVS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
+Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A-' rating on approximately $20.64 million of outstanding fixed-rate revenue bonds issued by the Dormitory of the State of New York on behalf of Mount Saint Mary College . ... more info

27 Sep 2011: U.S. SELLS 2-YEAR NOTES AT 0.249%; BONDS STAY DOWN
The Treasury Department sold $35 billion in 2-year notes on Tuesday at a yield of 0.249%, up from a record low level set at last month's sale but a little lower than traders expected. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: STOCK RALLY HITS BONDS
A $35 billion two-year notes sale garnered strong demand, but the result didn't help the broader Treasurys market. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: HOPES FOR AN END-OF-QUARTER RALLY
End of quarter rally? The talk on trading desks this morning is hopes for a rally based on simple math: Stocks have dramatically underperformed bonds this month-and this quarter. Simply put, pension funds should buy stocks and sell bonds going into the end of the quarter. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-US DEBT PRICES DROP AS RISK APPETITE RETURNS
NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices felland 30-year bonds dropped over two full points on Tuesday asinvestors gained confidence that action would be taken to stemEurope's debt crisis, ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: ITALY SELLS 14.5 BLN EUROS OF DEBT, YIELDS RISE
The Italian Treasury on Tuesday sold a total of 14.5 billion euros of government debt, with borrowing costs rising versus previous sales. The government sold 3.5 billion euros of 24-month, zero-coupon bonds, or CTZ, producing a yield of 4.51% versus a yield of 3.41% in an Aug. 26 auction. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET REBOUNDS ON EUROPE HOPES
Traders were responding to reports that suggested German and French officials were developing plans to confront the Continent’s fiscal crisis. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: S.AFRICA AUCTIONS 2020 AND 2036 GOVERNMENT BONDS
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's Treasurysold 1.1 billion rand ($136.2 million)worth of the 2020 bond and 1.0 billion rand of the 2036 issue onTuesday.R207 issue status: REOPENED Coupon: ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: SHARES RALLY ON EUROPEAN DEBT HOPES
The UK will undertake a syndicate sale of 41-year bonds on Tuesday, testing appetite for paper in a market with yields across the curve near record lows. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN/GERMAN YIELD SPREAD TIGHTENS ON EU HOPES
LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The 10-year yield spread betweenItalian and German government bonds and the Spanish equivalentnarrowed on Tuesday as hopes for more decisive euro zone actionon the debt crisis ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS EDGE LOWER ON HOPES FOR BOOSTED BAILOUT FUND
TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries edged lower inAsia on Tuesday as a report that Europe is mulling boosting itsbailout fund prompted short-covering in riskier assets. * Euro zone officials are ... ... more info

27 Sep 2011: [$$] HIGH-YIELD BONDS -- RISK, BUT WITH A MARGIN OF SAFETY
Spreads compensate for "Armageddon" default risk, which is likely to remain quite low. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: ICBC SHARES RALLY AMID CAPITAL RAISING PLAN
Shares of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. rallied more than 5% in Hong Kong morning trade on Tuesday, with the advance coinciding with news that China's largest lender by assets plans to raise up to 70 billion yuan through the sale of corporate bonds during the next nine months, pending shareholder approval. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: ECB CUTS PURCHASES OF BONDS
The ECB dramatically scaled back its purchases of government bonds last week despite strains in financial markets, putting renewed pressure on governments to step up efforts to stem the debt crisis. ... more info

27 Sep 2011: JGBS INCH DOWN AS SHARES CLIMB ON EURO ZONE HOPES
TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds incheddown on Tuesday on hopes that officials will be able to tacklethe euro zone's debt crisis, reviving some appetite for riskassets such as stocks ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES BARNABAS HEALTH, NJ'S 2011 REVS 'BBB' & UPGRADES OUTSTANDING DEBT; OUTLOOK POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB' rating to the following series of bonds expected to be issued by the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority on behalf of Barnabas Health: ... more info

26 Sep 2011: LONGER-DATED JUNK BONDS TO STRUGGLE
Junk-rated US companies, or those with ratings below investment grade, have taken advantage of robust market conditions in recent years to refinance many near-term bond maturities but economic uncertainty ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: EUROPEAN BANK CUTS PURCHASES OF BONDS
The ECB dramatically scaled back its purchases of government bonds last week despite continuing strains in financial markets, putting renewed pressure on governments to step up efforts to stem the debt crisis. ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH RAISES BARNABAS HEALTH, N.J., RATINGS TO BBB
(The following statement was released by the rating agency.)NEW YORK, September 26 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB' rating to thefollowing series of bonds expected to be issued by the ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH UPGRADES COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 233, IL GOS TO 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following series of Cook County Community High School District No. 233 , Illinois' bonds: ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY'S SERIES 2011 REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to $39.3 million of higher education revenue bonds to be issued by Red River Education Finance Corporation on behalf of Texas Christian University . ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS STANLY HEALTH SERVICES (NC) REVS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the rating on the following North Carolina Medical Care Commission's health care facilities bonds, issued on behalf of Stanly Memorial Hospital : ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES SUNSET RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES, OHIO SERIES 2011 BONDS 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' rating to the approximately $19 million County of Lucas, Ohio health care facilities revenue refunding bonds, series 2011, issued on behalf of Sunset Retirement Communities . ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES RICHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DIST NO. 2 (SC) GOS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Richland County School District No. 2, South Carolina's $60 million general obligation bonds, series 2011B: ... more info

26 Sep 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS RALLY, BONDS FALL ON EUROPE DEBT OPTIMISM
* Global stocks rally on hope Europeans addressing crisis * Euro slumps on skepticism a solution to crisis is near * Government debt prices fall as risk appetite rebounds * Gold falls again in scramble ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL ON VIEW EUROPE DEBT CRISIS FIX NEAR
* Less investor pessimism spurs appetite for stocks * Ten-year yields highest since "Operation Twist" unveiled * 30-year bonds fall 2 points, yield edges near 3 percent * TIPS breakeven rates ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS THE MONROE CLINIC (WI) REV BONDS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A-' rating on The Monroe Clinic outstanding debt listed below: ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATINGS OF RANCHO CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICT FIN AUTH (CA) FIXED-RATE REVS SER 2010B
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AA+' rating on Rancho California Water District Financing Authority fixed-rate rev bonds ser 2010B as the bond was not sold. ... more info

26 Sep 2011: WHAT'S 5% WORTH TO YOU?
Dividend paying stocks present an unusual investment situation.  With the exception of REITs, utilities companies, certain energy producers and a few other specialized (and usually heavily regulated) industries, most usually don’t provide a yield that’s enough to attract income-seeking investors.  In fact, you’re usually better off buying the bonds of [...] ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FROEDTERT & COMMUNITY HEALTH'S (WI) REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating to the following Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority bonds, issued on behalf of Froedtert and Community Health : ... more info

26 Sep 2011: AGENCY REITS KEEPING PORTFOLIOS SAFE DURING VOLATILITY
But price gains are not the reason investors seek out the Agency MREITs. They are a way to take advantage of the very same Federal Reserve policies that have made treasury bonds, money market funds, and CD’s unattractive for most of America’s Middle Class investors. ... more info

26 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS RETREAT ON HOPES FOR EUROPE DEBT CRISIS
* Less investor pessimism spurs some appetite for stocks * Ten-year yields highest since "Operation Twist" unveiled * 30-year bonds fall 2 points, yield edges near 3 percent * TIPS breakeven ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS KING'S DAUGHTERS' HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES (IN) REVS 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB+' rating on the Indiana Finance Authority's approximately $100 million revenue bonds, series 2010, issued on behalf of King's Daughters' Hospital and Health Services . ... more info

26 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS YIELD RISES NEAR 3 PERCENT
(Updates market action on 30-year bonds) NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondprices extended losses on Monday as hopes that European leaderswould devote more funds to deal with the ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: CHICKENS FOR THEIR EGGS AND STOCKS FOR THEIR DIVIDENDS
A chicken for its eggs, bees for their honey, cow for her milk and a stock for its dividend. This old Wall Street saying is fashionable again. Stocks are yielding more than 10-year Treasury bonds. This hasn’t happened in 50 years. The phenomenon occurred because bond yields are at [...] ... more info

26 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES PORT AUTHORITY OF NY AND NJ TAXABLE BONDS 'AA-'
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' underlying rating to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's $1 billion consolidated bonds , series 168, and affirmed the authority's $13.8 billion outstanding consolidated bonds at 'AA-'. ... more info

26 Sep 2011: ECB SCALES BACK BOND PURCHASES
The ECB dramatically scaled back its purchases of government bonds last week despite continuing strains in financial markets, putting renewed pressure on governments to step up efforts to stem the debt crisis. ... more info

26 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-ECB BOND BUYS SLOW TO 4 BLN EUROS LAST WEEK
(Adds analysts' comments) By Eva Kuehnen FRANKFURT, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank'spurchases of government bonds fell to 4 billion euros last weekas opposition to the programme ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: ECB BOND BUYS SLOW TO 4 BLN EUROS LAST WEEK
FRANKFURT, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank'spurchases of government bonds fell to 4 billion euros last weekas pressure mounts on Europe stop the Greek debt crisis fromspilling over into ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS EXTEND PRICE LOSSES, YIELDS RISE
NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries extendedprice losses on Monday and 10-year note yields rose to theirhighest levels since before the Federal Reserve announced itsnew bond purchase program ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: GOLD ON HOLD; THE NEW PLAY MAY BE IN MUNIS
Right now, the only investment opportunities that are both relatively attractive and offer a likelihood of growing nominal capital are investment-grade municipal bonds. ... more info

26 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS MAHARASHTRA PATBANDARE VITTIYA'S BONDS
(The following statement was released by the ratings agency) Sept 26 - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Maharashtra Patbandhare Vittiya CompanyLimited's (MPVCL) series II and series III long-term debt programmes ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS MAHARASHTRA JEEVAN PRADHIKARAN'S BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 26- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran's (MJP) seriesXI bonds at 'Fitch A-(SO)(ind) ' and its series ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: INDONESIA C.BANK BUYS BACK 880.2 BLN RPH OF GOVT BONDS
JAKARTA, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Bank Indonesia bought 880.2billion rupiah ($100.3 million) of government bonds in thesecondary market on Monday, below its target of 3 trillionrupiah, the central bank said ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: CIC: OPEN TO EURO BONDS THAT FIT RISK PROFILE
China Investment Corp. is open to purchasing a new kind of euro-zone bond being considered to help alleviate the region's debt woes, its president said, as long as the sovereign-wealth fund's analysts don't see them as too risky. ... more info

26 Sep 2011: S.AFRICA'S RAND REVERSES LOSSES AGAINST DOLLAR
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26 (Reuters) - South Africa's randreversed its earlier losses against the dollar in volatile tradeon Monday, and government bonds also turned firmer, butunderlying weakness remains ... ... more info

26 Sep 2011: INDONESIA CBANK PLANS TO BUY 3 TRLN RPH OF GOVT BONDS
JAKARTA, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank plansto buy 3 trillion rupiah ($341 million)of government bonds inthe secondary market, the bank said in a statement on Monday. Bank Indonesia's ... ... more info

25 Sep 2011: MARKETS FLASH GLOBAL WARNINGS
From copper to Chinese stocks to junk bonds, investors see increasing signals pointing to a significant slowdown in world economic growth. ... more info

25 Sep 2011: A BAIL-OUT BY BRIC NATIONS WOULD LEAVE EUROPE EVEN WORSE OFF
As one European country after another finds its access to bond markets blocked, hopes are rising that the developing world might step in and relieve the crisis by buying the bonds European investors and ... ... more info

25 Sep 2011: US BANKS FACE $25BN LOSSES ON LOAN COMMITMENTS
US investment banks are facing losses on financing commitments for buy-outs and other deals struck before the recent market turmoil, as they sell down about $25bn in loans and junk bonds. ... more info

25 Sep 2011: BACK TO SCHOOL: EDUCATION SAVINGS BONDS
Okay, you already know how savings bonds work... They're backed by the federal government so the principal is guaranteed. When you buy them, federal savings bonds earn interest which is free from state and local income taxes. Federal income tax on the bonds is generally deferred until you cash the [...] ... more info

24 Sep 2011: BUNDESBANK'S NAGEL-TIME NEAR TO STOP ECB BOND BUYS
WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The time is coming for theEuropean Central Bank to stop buying government bonds,Bundesbank board member Joachim Nagel said on Saturday. Nagel said the ECB's purchases ... ... more info

24 Sep 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: SHARES POST MODEST GAINS AFTER A PUNISHING WEEK
As stocks pulled slightly ahead Friday, analysts cited anxiety that governments in industrial nations were not doing enough to support growth. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: MUNI BONDS: POISED FOR PAIN
Municipal bonds have been one of the top-performing asset classes in 2011. But the rally might not last much longer, advisers and strategists say. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: MUNI BONDS SEEM POISED FOR PAIN
Muni Bonds: Poised for Pain Municipal bonds have been one of the top-performing asset classes in 2011. But the rally might not last much longer, advisers and strategists say. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: TREASURYS FALL AFTER STOCK MARKETS STABILIZE
Treasury prices fell after the broader stock markets calmed down, reducing traders' appetite for lower-risk government bonds. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2002-6
Fitch Ratings affirms both the senior and subordinate student loan notes at 'AAAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2002-6. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT, IL OUTSTANDING REVS; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following city of Chicago, IL bonds issued on behalf of Midway International Airport (Midway: ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES MARYLAND DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION $170MM BONDS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Maryland Department of Transportation consolidated transportation bonds: ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL AUTHORITY 2011 REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to the following Kansas Development Finance Authority bonds issued on behalf of the Kansas University Health System : ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH TAKES VARIOUS RATING ACTIONS ON ENHANCED MUNICIPAL BONDS AND TOBS
Fitch Ratings has taken various conforming rating actions on enhanced municipal bonds and tender option bonds corresponding to actions taken on their associated enhancement providers or underlying bonds. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL OVER 2 POINTS, 10-YEARS DROP A POINT
NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondslost over two points in price on Friday and benchmark 10-yearnotes dropped over a point as stock gains and talk of steps torelieve the euro zone ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI ED BLDG CORP REV BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following series of bonds issued by the University of Mississippi Educational Building Corporation : ... more info

23 Sep 2011: [VIDEO] WEEKLY WRAP: SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
This thirty eighth trading week of 2011 comes to a close with investors loading up on bonds and [...] ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS HILLSBOROUGH CSD, CA'S GOS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the process of routine surveillance Fitch Ratings has affirmed Hillsborough City School District, California's bonds as follows: ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES HARTFORD HEALTHCARE CORP. TAXABLE BONDS, SERIES 2011C 'AA-/F1+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-/F1+' with a Stable Rating Outlook to the $50,000,000 Hartford HealthCare Corporation Taxable Bonds, series 2011C. The rating is based on the support provided by an irrevocable direct- pay letter of credit issued by JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA . ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS STREAMWOOD, ILS ULTGOS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Streamwood IL's ULTGO Bonds: ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES $28MM WICHITA, KS, VIA CHRISTI HEALTH, HOSPITAL REVS, 2011 SER IV-C 'AA+/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA+/F1+' to the City of Wichita, Kansas, hospital facilities variable-rate revenue bonds, series IV-C, 2011 . The long-term 'AA+' rating is determined using Fitch's dual-party pay criteria and is based jointly on the underlying rating assigned to those bonds by Fitch and the support provided by the letter of credit provided by JPM Chase Bank, N.A. . ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH RTS CT HEALTH & ED FAC AUTH (HARTFORD HEALTHCARE), SERIES 2011B 'A+/F1+', RTG WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A+/F1+', Rating Watch Negative to the $71,085,000 State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds, Hartford HealthCare Issue, series 2011B. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ATLANTA, GA'S WATER AND WASTEWATER REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Atlanta, GA bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH TO RATE PANHANDLE-PLAINS HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY, INC., SERIES 2011-2; PRESALE ISSUED
Fitch Ratings expects to rate Panhandle-Plains Higher Education Authority, student loan revenue bonds series 2011-2 as follows: ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS OCALA, FL'S WATER & SEWER AND UTILITY REVS BONDS
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the ratings on the following City of Ocala, FL revenue and refunding bonds: ... more info

23 Sep 2011: TURKEY'S VESTEL ANNOUNCES $116 MLN BOND BUY-BACK
ISTANBUL, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Turkish electronicsmanufacturer Vestel Elektronik said it would buy back$116.3 million of $225 million of bonds previously issued,financing the purchase with funds raised ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: MOST BONDHOLDERS REJECT BANK OF IRELAND'S B&W OFFER
DUBLIN, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Bank of Ireland's heavily discounted cash offer for bonds with a face value of 75million pounds ($115 million) was largely rejected by thenoteholders, meaning the government ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BANNING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, CA'S 1987A SF RES MORTGAGE REVS
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AAA' rating on Banning Community Redevelopment Agency, CA's $120,811 1987A single family mortgage revenue bonds. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: FINNISH PM DOESN'T SEE MASSIVE EFSF BOND BUYING
HELSINKI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Finnish Prime Minister JyrkiKatainen said he does not see the euro zone rescue fund makinglarge-scale purchases of government bonds even after it isgranted new powers to buy ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: EURO, US BONDS TURN ON TALK OF ECB SUPPORT-TRADERS
NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Financial market traders saidon Friday talk of further supportive measures from the EuropeanCentral Bank had led the euro to recover from earlier lossesagainst the U.S. dollar ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH ASGNS PETROHAWK'S BONDS 'A' SR UNSECURED RTG
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 23- Fitch Ratings has assigned Petrohawk Energy Corporation's (Petrohawk) outstandingbonds a 'A' senior unsecured rating. At ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: INDONESIA CBANK BUYS BACK 321 BLN RPH OF GOVT BONDS
JAKARTA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Bank Indonesia bought 321billion rupiah ($36.6 million) of government bonds in thesecondary market on Friday, the central bank said in astatement. Bank Indonesia Governor Darmin ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: BULL RUN STALLS FOR TREASURYS
Hopes of the European Central Bank to provide more liquidity to the banking system put a brake on the bull run in Treasury bonds, pushing up benchmark yields from historic lows. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCKS DECLINE A DAY AFTER FED SETS LATEST STIMULUS MEASURE
Investor pessimism about the outlook for the United States and European economies was deepened by weak data for the euro zone and a grim assessment from the Federal Reserve. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: [$$] MOODY'S DOWNGRADES 8 GREEK BANKS
Greek Banks Downgraded Moody's Investors Service has downgraded eight Greek banks by two notches due to their exposure to Greek government bonds and the deteriorating economic climate in the debt-ridden country. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: MOODY'S DOWNGRADES 8 GREEK BANKS
Moody's ratings agency downgraded eight Greek banks by two notches Friday due to their exposure to Greek government bonds and the deteriorating economic situation in the debt-ridden country, whose government has struggled to meet the terms of an international bailout. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: CNH TRACKER-CHANGING YUAN VIEWS MAY TAKE STEAM OUT OF DIM SUM BONDS
By Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Expectations for yuandepreciation are spreading in the wake of a sharp selloff ofother Asian currencies and may have a profound impact on theoffshore ... ... more info

23 Sep 2011: GREEK BANKS DOWNGRADED
Moody's Investors Service downgraded eight Greek banks by two notches, citing expected losses due to their holdings of Greek government bonds, increasing concerns about the impact of a recession as well as fragile liquidity and funding positions. ... more info

23 Sep 2011: MARKETS SWOON ON RECESSION FEARS
Markets Swoon on Recession Fears Global investors dumped everything from stocks to corporate bonds to foreign currencies and fled to the relative safety of U.S. Treasurys on fears of another recession and a Greek debt default. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: GREEK BOND EXCHANGE HAS SURPRISE UPSIDE
As Greece's disputes with its lenders have intensified, the country's plan to exchange old government bonds for new has looked a better and better deal for investors. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: MARKETS SWOON ON RECESSION FEARS
Global investors dumped everything from stocks to corporate bonds to foreign currencies and fled to the relative safety of U.S. Treasurys on fears of another recession and a Greek debt default. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SOUTH DAKOTA HEALTH AND ED. FACILS AUTH VOCATIONAL ED. REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following South Dakota Health and Educational Facilities Authority vocational education program revenue refunding bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY'S $817MM GO BONDS 'AA'; STABLE OUTLOOK
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AA' to the following New York City general obligation bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS TOWN OF FAIRFAX, CA GOS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the following Town of Fairfax, California's outstanding general obligation bonds at 'AA+'. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM'S GO BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following rating to Bernalillo County, NM bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES TRINITY HEALTH (MI) 2011 REVS 'AA'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING BONDS AT 'AA' & 'F1+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to Trinity Health Credit Group's expected issuance of revenue and revenue refunding bonds through the following conduit issuers: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES TOLLAND, CT'S SER 2011A&B GOS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to the Town of Tolland, Connecticut general obligation bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CROWN POINTE ACADEMY'S (COLORADO) REVS AT 'A'; STABLE OUTLOOK
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A' rating on approximately $7.7 million of outstanding Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority charter school revenue bonds series 2009. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI'S AIRPORT REVS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's approximately $204.2 million in outstanding general airport revenue bonds issued on behalf General Mitchell International Airport at 'A+'. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES STATE OF MINNESOTA'S $922MM GOS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following State of Minnesota general obligation bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL GOS & CITS; OUTLOOK STABLE
During the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to Hillsborough County, Florida's bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: SELL-OFF IN STOCKS BOOSTS BONDS
StockTwits users weigh in on market turmoil, as global economic fears send stocks reeling and bond prices surging. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: SPEED FAILS TO IMPRESS LONG-TERM INVESTORS
Professional traders are set to gain an extra six milliseconds in which to open and close ultra short-term positions on currencies, equities and bonds - thanks to a ship currently off the east coast of ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH TO TAKE RATING ACTIONS ON THE MAINE HEALTH & HIGHER ED FAC AUTH REV BDS SERIES 2008A&B
On the effective date of Oct. 3, 2011, the substitution date of the irrevocable, direct-pay letters of credit currently supporting the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds, series 2008A and series 2008B , Fitch Ratings will: confirm the series 2008A and series 2008B long-term ratings at 'AA'; and upgrade the short-term ratings to 'F1+' from 'F1'. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES EDA OF SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA PUBLIC FACILITIES REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns the following rating to the Economic Development Authority of the County of Spotsylvania Virginia's public facility revenue bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: TREASURY 30-YEAR BOND YIELDS DROP MOST OVER TWO DAYS SINCE DECEMBER 2008
Treasury 30-year bonds rallied, pushing yields down the most over two days since the depths of the financial crisis almost three years ago, after stocks fell worldwide on concern the economy is sliding into recession. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS GAIN FOUR POINTS IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondstraded four points higher in price on Thursday as investorsfled riskier assets, extending the previous day's advance onthe Federal Reserve's ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES 31 BONDS IN 20 U.S. CMBS TRANSACTIONS
Fitch Ratings has downgraded 31 bonds in 20 U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions to 'D', as the bonds have incurred a principal write-down. The bonds were all previously rated 'B-', 'CCC', 'CC', or 'C', which indicates that Fitch expected a default. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: EMERGING MARKETS TUMBLE WORLD-WIDE
Investors fled emerging markets from Asia to Latin America, sending their stocks, bonds and currencies into steep declines. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH RTS $15.6MM PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY, WI (RPD HOLDINGS & HGI WI, LLC PROJ), SER 2011 'AA-/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-/F1+' to the $15,600,000 Public Finance Authority midwestern disaster area revenue bonds, , series 2011. The rating is based on the support provided by an irrevocable confirming letter of credit issued by the Agribank, FCB which confirms an irrevocable, direct-pay letter of credit issued by Farm Credit Services of America, FLCA. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'F1+' FOR COLORADO SPRINGS (CO) V-R DEMAND UTILITIES SYS REF REVS SERIES 2009C
On the effective date of Sept. 27, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term rating of 'F1+' for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, variable rate demand utilities system refunding revenue bonds, $66,095,000 series 2009C. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS BELMONT, CA'S CFD NO. 2000-1 BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the rating on Community Facilities District No. 2000-1 of the City pf Belmont, CA's $7.5 million outstanding special tax bonds , series 2004A at 'A+'. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'F1+' FOR COLORADO SPRINGS (CO) V-R DEMAND UTILITIES SYS IMP REVS SERIES 2007A
On the effective date of Sept. 28, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term rating of 'F1+' for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, variable rate demand utilities system improvement revenue bonds, $75,000,000 series 2007A. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS COBB COUNTY-MARIETTA WATER AUTHORITY, GA'S REVS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the following Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority, Georgia's outstanding revenue bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS NORWICH, CT'S GOS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms its 'AA' rating on the following Norwich, Connecticut outstanding bonds: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: LCH UPS MARGINS, MAYBE MORE TO COME
By Michael Winfield LONDON, Sept 22 (IFR) - LCH.Clearnet recently announcedrelatively limited changes in the margin requirements forFrench, Italian and Spanish government bonds, although furtheraction ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ST. JOSEPH'S/CANDLER (GA) REV BONDS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB+' rating on St. Joseph's/Candler Health System outstanding debt listed below: ... more info

22 Sep 2011: ITALY 10-YEAR YIELD SPREAD OVER GERMANY AT RECORD
The extra yield demanded by investors to hold Italian 10-year government bonds over German bunds hit a euro-era record of 4.054 percentage points Thursday, according to electronic trading platform Tradeweb, surpassing the previous record of 3.857 percentage points on Aug. 4. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: QUALITY BONDS IN SHORT SUPPLY AS CRISIS IS HERE
My brilliant bond guru, Bob Smith of Smith Capital, is still mighty bullish about US Treasuries. He sees the 10 year Treasury- yielding 1.78%-- still in such demand that he bets the bond will rise in price further to bring the yield down to 1.50%-- maybe even lower. On the [...] ... more info

22 Sep 2011: U.S., CHINA, GERMANY SLUMPS BATTER STOCKS
A grim outlook for the U.S. economy from the Federal Reserve and signs of a slowing China and Germany drove world stocks sharply lower on Thursday and pushed investors into safer currencies and government bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: ECB STEPS UP PURCHASES OF ITALIAN, SPANISH BONDS
The European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish government bonds in the markets on Thursday, traders told CNBC. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: KOMERCNI SEES IMPAIRMENT ON GREEK BONDS IN CASE OF DEFAULT
PRAGUE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Czech lender Komercni Banka(BKOMsp.PR: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) has no immediate plans for a further impairmentcharge on its holdings of Greek government bonds, ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: EMERGING MARKETS-BOND SPREADS AT 27MTH HIGH; STOCKS DROP 4 PCT
By Sujata Rao LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Yield spreads on emergingsovereign bonds rose to 400 basis points over U.S Treasuries forthe first time since June 2009 on Thursday as investors pricedin a grimmer ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: ECB SEEN BUYING ITALIAN BONDS - TRADERS
MILAN, Sep 22 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank was seenbuying 5-year and 10-year Italian government bonds on Thursday,traders told Reuters. The spread between Italian and German 10-year yieldsnarrowed ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-FED OUTLOOK, CHINA RATTLE INVESTORS
By Jeremy Gaunt , European Investment Correspondent LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - World stocks hit a freshone-year low on Thursday and investors poured money into safercurrencies and government bonds after ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-GERMAN 30-YEAR BOND YIELD HITS RECORD LOW
LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The yield on 30-year German debtsank to a new record low on Thursday, tracking the rally inlonger-dated U.S. bonds caused by the announcement of FederalReserve plans to extend ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: ITALIAN YIELD SPREAD RISES TO EURO-ERA HIGH
The extra yield demanded by investors to buy Italian government bonds, instead of safe haven German bunds, widened to a euro-era high. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P RAISES RATINGS ON MASSACHUSETTS BONDS
By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Sept 22 (Reuters) - (The following was released bythe rating agency) NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 21 - Standard & Poor'sRatings Services raised the ratings on various ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: FED FULFILS BOND MARKET FORECASTS
The Federal Reserve fulfilled bond market forecasts that it would expand its bond-buying programme - but added an additional twist: it will heavily target long-dated bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2011: CHINA DEV BANK 7-YEAR BOND YIELD AT 4.74 PCT, AS EXPECTED
SHANGHAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - China Development Bank auctioned 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) of seven-yearfixed-rate bonds in the interbank market on Thursday at a yieldof 4.74 percent, traders said, ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: JGBS GAIN, CURVE FLATTENS AFTER FED PLAN
TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond pricesrose on Thursday following sharp gains in long-dated U.S. bondsafter the Federal Reserve unveiled a long anticipated plan tobuy more long-term ... ... more info

22 Sep 2011: TEN-YEAR JGB YIELD FALLS TO 10-MONTH LOW AFTER FED
TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The yield on 10-year Japanesegovernment bonds fell to a 10-month low on Thursday following asharp fall in U.S. bond yields after the Federal Reserveunveiled a fresh programme ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P RATES DETROIT SCHOOL DIST, MI 2011 BONDS 'A+'
(The following was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 21, 2011--Standard &Poor's Ratings Services said it assigned its 'A+' long termrating, and stable outlook, ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: FITCH PROVIDES ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY ON LYON COUNTY SCHOOLS, NV WITHDRAWAL
On Sept. 16, 2011, Fitch Ratings withdrew its 'AAA' rating on the Nevada Permanent School Fund Guarantee Program, citing an absence of qualifying bonds carrying the Fitch 'AAA' program rating. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA'S GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following City of Raleigh, North Carolina general obligation bonds : ... more info

21 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PECONIC LANDING AT SOUTHOLD, INC., NY REVS AT 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB-' on the following bonds issued on behalf of Peconic Landing at Southold, Inc. : ... more info

21 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY, CA'S WATER REV BONDS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the following ratings for Sonoma County Water Agency, CA as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

21 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-LONG-DATED BONDS SOAR ON NEW FED PURCHASES
* Fed says will buy $400 billion in 6- to 30-year bonds * 10-year note yields fall to new 60-year lows on Fed move * 30-year bond yields lowest since January 2009 * Short-dated debt yields rise as Fed ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: WRAPUP 6-FED WARNS OF BIG ECONOMIC RISKS, RAMPS UP AID
* Fed warns of "significant" risks to economy * To sell short-dated bonds, to buy longer-dated ones * New mortgage bond buys to give fresh support to housing * Republicans pressure Fed to halt ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: STOCKS FALL ON FED'S 'OPERATION TWIST' NEWS
Wednesday 19.50 BST. Word that the Federal Reserve would launch the much-anticipated "Operation Twist" sparked renewed selling of equities and a rally in the longer-dated US Treasury bonds. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: GOLD FALLS, OIL ADDS TO LOSSES AFTER FOMC
Gold futures were lower in electronic trading Wednesday, after a brief turn higher and crude-oil prices added to losses after the Federal Reserve announced, as expected, that it will sell $400 billion worth of short-maturity bonds it holds and reinvest in longer maturity bonds. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: MASS. SELLS $500M IN BONDS AFTER CREDIT UPGRADE
Massachusetts sold $500 million worth of bonds Wednesday at an interest rate of slightly below 3 percent after securing what officials said was the highest credit rating in the state's history. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: MAKING MUNIS TAXABLE WILL HURT CITIES: REP. FRANK
Rep. Barney Frank opposes the part of the Obama jobs plan changing the tax-exempt status of income from municipal bonds, saying it would hurt the states and cities the job-creation measure intends to help. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: BIGGEST ASSET MANAGER DUMPS JUNK BONDS, THEN PILES IN AGAIN
BlackRock reverses its strategy, attracted by high yields on corporate bonds. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: BRITISH POUND, SWISS FRANC SINK VERSUS DOLLAR
The British pound is falling near its 2011 low versus the dollar after the Bank of England hinted that it might buy government bonds to support England's economy. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES GLENDALE IDS (AZ) ADJUSTABLE RATE DEMAND BONDS (MIDWESTERN UNIV) SER 2011 'AA-/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a 'AA-/F1+' rating to the $50,000,000 Industrial Development Authority of the City of Glendale, Arizona, adjustable rate demand revenue bonds, , Series 2011. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: DC GETS NEGATIVE BOND OUTLOOK FROM MOODY'S
The ratings agency Moody's has revised its outlook on the District of Columbia's general obligation bonds from stable to negative. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MIDLAND LUTHERAN COLLEGE, NE'S REVS AT 'B'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms $18.04 million of education facility revenue bonds issued by the Nebraska Educational Finance Authority on behalf of Midland Lutheran College, now known as Midland University , at 'B'. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1, LA'S GO BONDS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings affirms Jefferson Davis Parish School District No. 1, LA's general obligation Bonds as follows: ... more info

21 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS EDGE HIGHER BEFORE FED MEETING
* Bunds steady, market expects Fed Twist * Greece pledges more austerity * Germany sells Bunds at record low yields By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - German government bonds edgedhigher on ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: GERMANY 10-YEAR BOND SALE SEES LOWEST YIELD EVER
Germany sold 4.188 billion euros of 10-year government bonds on Wednesday in an auction that attracted greater demand than at a previous sale and sent borrowing costs to a record low in the category. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: GERMANY 10-YEAR BOND SALE SEES LOWEST YIELD EVER
BERLIN, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Germany sold 4.188 billion eurosof 10-year government bonds on Wednesday in an auction thatattracted greater demand than at a previous sale and sentborrowing costs to a record ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: S.AFRICA TO AUCTION 2020 AND 2036 BONDS NEXT WEEK
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - South Africa's Treasurysaid on Wednesday it would issue 1.1 billion rand ($143.5million) worth of the 2020 government bond and 1.0billion rand of the 2036 bond at ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: S.AFRICAN GOVT BONDS GAIN AFTER SOFT CPI DATA
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - South African governmentbonds gained on Wednesday after softer-than-expected inflationdata that boosted the chances of an interest rate cut. The yield on the 2015 bond ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH: NO RTG IMPACT ON SPAREBANK 1 BOLIGKREDITT'S COVERED BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 21- Fitch Ratings says SpareBank 1 Boligkreditt's (S1B; 'A-'/Stable/'F2')mortgage covered bonds 'AAA' rating ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS STEADY BEFORE FED MEETING, AUCTION
* Bunds steady, market expects Fed Twist * Greece pledges more austerity * Germany to sell Bunds with ground-breaking low yields By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - German government bonds heldsteady ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS STEADY AHEAD OF FED MEETING, AUCTION
LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - German government bonds weresteady on Wednesday with the U.S. Federal Reserve expected toannounce further steps to stimulate the flagging economy, butwith so much factored into ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS INCH LOWER AHEAD OF FED
TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. 10-year Treasury notesinched lower in Asia on Wednesday, but most players stuck to thesidelines ahead of a policy meeting where the Federal Reserve isexpected to announce ... ... more info

21 Sep 2011: [$$] COVERED BONDS TAKE COVER
Covered Bonds Take Cover Some high-quality debt securities called covered bonds—until recently sold at a record clip in Europe—have fallen in value for no fundamental reason, traders say, underscoring how the region's fiscal crisis is undermining faith in debt once deemed super-safe. ... more info

21 Sep 2011: CHINA SHOULD NOT BUY EUROPEAN DEBT -EX-CENTRAL BANK ADVISER
BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China should refrain frombuying European government bonds, Yu Yongding, a former adviserto China's central bank, said on Wednesday. China should also slow the build-up ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S SERIES 2011 REV BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to approximately $75 million of The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia general revenue pledge refunding bonds, series 2011. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES JEFFERSON SALES TAX DISTRICT, LA TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the following Jefferson Sales Tax District, LA bonds as part of its continuous surveillance efforts: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS OLIVENHAIN MWD, CA'S WATER REV BONDS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'AA+' rating on the following Olivenhain Municipal Water District, CA bonds: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES COOK COUNTY, IL BONDS TO 'AA-'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Cook County, Illinois general obligation bonds: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: DESPITE OBAMA JOB PLAN, MUNI BONDS 'ATTRACTIVE': EXEC
President Obama's new American Job Act proposes changes to the tax-exempt status of the income from municipal bonds, which is "something we haven't seen really in memory," said Ben Thompson, a portfolio manager who oversees $7 billion in tax-exempt bonds for Samson Capital. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: PHILIPPE MARINI: EURO BONDS WON'T SAVE THE EURO
A new €2 trillion monetary fund, linked to the central bank, could better assist cash-strapped governments in liquidity crises. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: [$$] SOVEREIGN WOES TAKE SHINE OFF EUROPEAN BANKS' COVERED BONDS
Sovereign Woes Take Shine Off European Banks' Covered Bonds Some high-quality debt securities called covered bonds—until recently sold at a record clip in Europe—have fallen in value for no fundamental reason, traders say, underscoring how the region's fiscal crisis is undermining faith in debt once deemed super-safe. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S SERIES 2011 REV BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to approximately $75 million of The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia general revenue pledge refunding bonds, series 2011. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES JEFFERSON SALES TAX DISTRICT, LA TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the following Jefferson Sales Tax District, LA bonds as part of its continuous surveillance efforts: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS OLIVENHAIN MWD, CA'S WATER REV BONDS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'AA+' rating on the following Olivenhain Municipal Water District, CA bonds: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES COOK COUNTY, IL BONDS TO 'AA-'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Cook County, Illinois general obligation bonds: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: DESPITE OBAMA JOB PLAN, MUNI BONDS 'ATTRACTIVE': EXEC
President Obama's new American Job Act proposes changes to the tax-exempt status of the income from municipal bonds, which is "something we haven't seen really in memory," said Ben Thompson, a portfolio manager who oversees $7 billion in tax-exempt bonds for Samson Capital. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES OKLAHOMA DFA'S $11MM LEASE REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following lease revenue bonds of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority : ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS 'AA+' RATING TO TACOMA, WA SEWER REVS; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Tacoma, WA sewer revenue bonds: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS TACOMA, WA SOLID WASTE REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the ratings on Tacoma, WA solid waste revenue bonds in the course of its ongoing surveillance as follows: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS ERASE LOSSES AS STOCKS COME OFF HIGHS
* Stocks' gains restrain bid for U.S. debt* IMF cuts U.S. and global growth forecasts* Greece pledges to cut size of public sector* Federal Reserve begins two-day policy meeting (Updates comment, prices) ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: BONDS: IT'S AN UPSIDE-DOWN MARKET -- THE BUZZ
There is little difference between the yield on the 10-year Treasury and core inflation. That makes no sense ... unless bonds are a bubble. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS DEL MAR RACE TRACK AUTHORITY, CA AT 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its underlying 'BBB-' rating on the Del Mar Race Track Authority, CA's outstanding $33.5 million series 2005 revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS MOST ERASE LOSSES
NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries US10YT=RRprices erased modest losses and were mainly unchanged at middayas U.S. stock indexes came off their highs. Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes US10YR=RR, ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES MASSACHUSETTS' $475MM GO BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Commonwealth of Massachusetts general obligation bonds: ... more info

20 Sep 2011: RUSSIAN BONDS COULD BE NEW SAFE HAVEN-RENAISSANCE
* Low risk, not speculative, says manager * Likes metals, mining, retail, banking and pharma debt * CDS say Russian corporate risk lower than in Italy, Spain By Martin de Sa'Pinto ZURICH, Sept 20 (Reuters) ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS TURN HIGHER AS STOCKS LOSE GROUND
NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices turnedslightly higher on Tuesday after the stock market erased earlygains and turned lower, reviving a bid for safe-haven U.S.government debt. The benchmark ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: TURKISH LIRA FIRMS, STOCKS, BONDS JUMP AFTER S&P MOVE
ISTANBUL, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The benchmark May 15, 2013bond yield declined below 8 percent from 8.20percent previously after Standard & Poor's Ratings Services saidit raised Turkey's local-currency ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: INDONESIA PLANS BUYBACK FOR BONDS MATURING 2012-2016
JAKARTA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Indonesia's finance ministrysaid on Tuesday it plans to buy back bonds maturing in 2012-2016on September 21. Govermnent bond yields have jumped in the pastweek on a sell-off ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: ECB ACTS TO BACK ITALY
The European Central Bank stepped into the market to buy Italian government bonds after a sovereign-rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's Corp. raised new concerns about Italy's solvency. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: ECB ACTS TO BACK ITALY
The European Central Bank stepped into the market to buy Italian government bonds after a sovereign-rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's Corp. raised new concerns about Italy's solvency. ... more info

20 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-US BONDS FIRMER AFTER S&P DOWNGRADES ITALY
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. 10-year Treasury notesinched higher in Asia on Tuesday as a downgrade of Italy'ssovereign rating and falls in equities lent support to safehaven U.S. government ... ... more info

20 Sep 2011: ITALIAN GOVERNMENT BOND YIELDS RISE
Yields on Italian government bonds rose after S&P downgraded the country's debt rating, with the yield spread on German bunds and Italian bonds nearing euro-era highs. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: PHILIPPE MARINI: EURO BONDS WON'T SAVE THE EURO
A new €2 trillion monetary fund, linked to the central bank, could better assist cash-strapped governments in liquidity crises. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: FITCH REVISES TABOR HILLS (IL) OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE; AFFIRMS REVS AT 'BBB-'
As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB-' rating on approximately $20.9 million of Illinois Finance Authority's revenue bonds, series 2006, issued on behalf of Tabor Hills. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA'S $140MM INCOME TAX REVS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following District of Columbia income tax secured revenue bonds: ... more info

19 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS NEW BRAUNFELS, (TX) UTILITY SYSTEM REVS AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of ongoing surveillance Fitch Ratings affirms the ratings on New Braunfels, TX series 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2009A utility system revenue bonds at 'AA'. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES FLORIDA'S $242MM GO PECO BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following state of Florida full faith and credit state board of education public education capital outlay bonds: ... more info

19 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS CLIMB ON EURO ZONE FEARS, FED EASING PROSPECTS
* Euro zone developments spur safety buying of U.S. debt * Gains pared as official says Greece near agreement * Long bonds outperform on view Fed will shift portfolio (Adds analysts' comments, updates ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CINCINNATI CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, OHIO'S ULTGO BONDS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Cincinnati City School District , Ohio's unlimited tax general obligation bonds as part of its continuous surveillance efforts: ... more info

19 Sep 2011: BAHRAIN SETS FRAMEWORK FOR $9.3 BILLION BOND ISSUE
DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Bahrain has set up a frameworkto issue up to 3.5 billion dinars ($9.3 billion) in bonds, thestate news agency BNA reported on Monday, after the Gulf Arabstate faced ratings downgrades ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS SOAR ON FED EASING PROSPECTS, EURO ZONE
* Treasuries rally on expectation of Fed easing * Bonds outperform on view Fed will shift portfolio * Euro zone developments spur safety bid * Greece in conference call on next bailout tranche (Updates ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: MARKETAXESS ANNOUNCES EIGHTH ANNUAL CHARITY TRADING DAY
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other fixed income securities, today announced that its eighth annual Charity Trading Day will be held on September 21, 2011. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE & TUNNEL DISTRICT, VA'S GENERAL RESOLUTION REVS AT 'A-'
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A-' rating on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District, VA's approximately $44.4 million in outstanding general resolution refunding revenue bonds , series 1998. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: STOCKS SLIDE OVER GREEK CRISIS
The euro declined and the price of safe assets like German bonds rose as investors continued to fret about the possibility of a Greek default. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: INSIDE EUROPE: CHINA HAS A BIG STAKE IN E.U. STABILITY
China could strongly influence the outcome of the European debate over issuing bonds backed by the euro zone nations. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES VARIOUS DISTRESSED U.S. RMBS BONDS TO 'DSF'
Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Fitch Downgrades 276 Distressed Bonds to Dsf in 136 U.S. RMBS Transactions ... more info

19 Sep 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, EURO HIT BY GREECE FEARS; BONDS SOAR
* World stocks snap four-day winning streak * Greek debt default fears intensify * Euro, oil tumble; safe-haven Treasuries rally (Updates prices, adds comment, details) By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK, Sept 19 ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS RALLY ON FED EASING PROSPECTS, EURO ZONE
* Treasuries rally on expectation of Fed easing * Bonds outpeform on view Fed will shift portfolio * Euro zone developments spur safety bid * Greece set for conference call on next bailout tranche (Adds ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: ECB BOND-BUYING SLOWS, TOTAL TOPS 150 BLN EUROS
FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank'scontroversial purchases of government bonds fell by one-thirdlast week from the previous one as its main opponent kept up thedrumbeat of criticism ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: DISSECTING MUNICIPAL CREDIT SPREADS
Part of Obama's jobs-creation proposal involves a massive federal transfer to the states. Anything that threatens this lifeline would be a negative for municipal bonds. ... more info

19 Sep 2011: TABLE-SLOVAKIA SELLS EUR 68.4 MLN IN 9-YR BONDS
BRATISLAVA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Slovakia sold 68.4 milioneuros worth of 4 percent coupon state bonds due 2020 in an auction on Monday, the Finance Ministry'sDebt and Liquidity Management Agency (ARDAL) ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN/GERMAN YLD SPREAD RISES ON EU DISAPPOINTMENT
LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The 10-year yield spread betweenItalian and German bonds rose on Monday as peripheral debt cameunder pressure after euro zone policymakers disappointedinvestors who had hoped ... ... more info

19 Sep 2011: CHINA'S TIANJIN EYES BOND ISSUE AS CREDIT CURBS PINCH
By Kevin Yao and Aileen Wang TIANJIN, China, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Tianjin, China'sfastest-growing major city, wants to be among the first to usemunicipal bonds to finance its infrastructure as the country'sbanks ... ... more info

18 Sep 2011: ECONOMISTS' GROUP BACKS EURO BONDS
A group of leading economists backed the issuance of euro bonds, not as a way of resolving the currency area's fiscal crisis, but as way of making the global monetary system more stable. ... more info

18 Sep 2011: ECONOMISTS' GROUP BACKS EURO BONDS
A group of leading economists backed the issuance of euro bonds, not as a way of resolving the currency area's fiscal crisis, but as way of making the global monetary system more stable. ... more info

18 Sep 2011: INVESTORS TAKE GLOOMIER VIEW OF EURO CRISIS
A majority of investors expect the euro zone's debt crisis to end with massive central-bank buying of bonds, but almost a quarter expect the breakup of the currency bloc, a survey of more than 500 institutional investors showed. ... more info

18 Sep 2011: A BATTLE OVER DYNEGY DEBT
Fund managers holding large amounts of distressed power producer Dynegy Holdings' $3 billion in bonds formed a committee last week and hired lawyers to fight off shareholder Carl Icahn, people familiar with the matter said. ... more info

17 Sep 2011: OBAMA'S ATTEMPTS TO TAX THE RICH
The battle-lines are formed. Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans earning more than $200,000 by limiting their deductions on charitable gifts, and by reducing the amount of tax-free interest on municipal bonds they can earn without paying any tax. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES HOLLYWOOD, FL'S GOS TO 'A'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings downgrades the following Hollywood, Florida general obligation bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES, CO'S 2007A BANK BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following City of Colorado Springs, CO bonds issued on behalf of Colorado Springs Utilities : ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS DELTA CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MI'S GO LT BONDS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings affirms the following Charter Township of Delta, Michigan bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ARIZONA'S SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REVS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AAA' rating on approximately $441 million of Arizona School Facilities Board state school improvement revenue bonds consisting of: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES GREATER ORLANDO AVIATION AUTHORITY, FL'S 2011B REVS AT 'AA-'; AFFIRMS SR & SUB REVS
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-' to the following Greater Orlando Aviation Authority , Florida bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY'S POWER REV BONDS 'AA' & AFFIRMS CP AT 'F1+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the New York Power Authority's proposed $110 million series 2011A revenue bonds. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: [$$] NISSAN MAY LEAD BIG JAPAN FIRMS TO DIM SUM BOND MARKET
Nissan Considers Move Into Dim Sum Bonds The Japanese auto maker could become the first in the country's manufacturing sector to enter the market for offshore yuan-denominated bonds. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES OKLAHOMA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY'S REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to approximately $521 million of Oklahoma Turnpike Authority refunding second senior revenue bonds, series 2011A. The bonds are expected to close on Oct. 13, 2011. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2002-1
Fitch Ratings affirms both senior and subordinate student loan notes at 'AAAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2002-1. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2001-4
Fitch Ratings affirms both senior and subordinate student loan notes at 'AAAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2001-4. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2002-4
Fitch Ratings affirms both senior and subordinate student loan notes at 'AAAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2002-4. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS NEVADA PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND PROGRAM RATING
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the program rating on the Nevada Permanent School Fund Bond Guarantee Program as Fitch does not rate any underlying bonds associated with the program rating. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES DENVER, CO'S $425.9MM SERIES 2011B-D AIRPORT SYSTEM REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS 'A+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the City and County of Denver, Colorado's $425.9 million series 2011B-D airport system revenue refunding bonds issued on behalf of the Department of Aviation . ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY, TX TRANSMISSION CONTRACT REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to following Lower Colorado River Authority, TX's bonds issued on behalf of the LCRA Transmission Services Corporation project: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: EURO BONDS GAIN SOME MOMENTUM
For the first time this week, European officials have formally begun to examine the possibility of joining to issue euro-zone bonds to address an ever-worsening financial crisis. ... more info

17 Sep 2011: OBAMA'S ATTEMPTS TO TAX THE RICH
The battle-lines are formed. Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans earning more than $200,000 by limiting their deductions on charitable gifts, and by reducing the amount of tax-free interest on municipal bonds they can earn without paying any tax. ... more info

17 Sep 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: HINTS OF PROGRESS IN EUROPE CAP A WEEK OF GAINS
Stocks rose for a fifth consecutive day on signs that European leaders were acting to limit damage from the sovereign debt crisis. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES HOLLYWOOD, FL'S GOS TO 'A'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings downgrades the following Hollywood, Florida general obligation bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES, CO'S 2007A BANK BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following City of Colorado Springs, CO bonds issued on behalf of Colorado Springs Utilities : ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS DELTA CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MI'S GO LT BONDS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings affirms the following Charter Township of Delta, Michigan bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ARIZONA'S SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REVS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AAA' rating on approximately $441 million of Arizona School Facilities Board state school improvement revenue bonds consisting of: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES GREATER ORLANDO AVIATION AUTHORITY, FL'S 2011B REVS AT 'AA-'; AFFIRMS SR & SUB REVS
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-' to the following Greater Orlando Aviation Authority , Florida bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY'S POWER REV BONDS 'AA' & AFFIRMS CP AT 'F1+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the New York Power Authority's proposed $110 million series 2011A revenue bonds. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES OKLAHOMA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY'S REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to approximately $521 million of Oklahoma Turnpike Authority refunding second senior revenue bonds, series 2011A. The bonds are expected to close on Oct. 13, 2011. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2001-4
Fitch Ratings affirms both senior and subordinate student loan notes at 'AAAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2001-4. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2002-1
Fitch Ratings affirms both senior and subordinate student loan notes at 'AAAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2002-1. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ALL BONDS OF SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST 2002-4
Fitch Ratings affirms both senior and subordinate student loan notes at 'AAAsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2002-4. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. Fitch used its 'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', and 'U.S. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS NEVADA PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND PROGRAM RATING
Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the program rating on the Nevada Permanent School Fund Bond Guarantee Program as Fitch does not rate any underlying bonds associated with the program rating. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES DENVER, CO'S $425.9MM SERIES 2011B-D AIRPORT SYSTEM REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS 'A+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the City and County of Denver, Colorado's $425.9 million series 2011B-D airport system revenue refunding bonds issued on behalf of the Department of Aviation . ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY, TX TRANSMISSION CONTRACT REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to following Lower Colorado River Authority, TX's bonds issued on behalf of the LCRA Transmission Services Corporation project: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES SEDGWICK COUNTY, KS'S, GOS AND PBC BONDS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Sedgwick County, KS bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: TREASURYS FINISH HIGHER
Treasury bonds ended a choppy session on a high note, capitalizing on investors' renewed worries over the euro zone's sovereign-debt woes. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES WISCONSIN HEALTH AND ED FAC AUTH VR REVS, SER 2011B (GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN) 'AA-/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-/F1+' to the $40,000,000 Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority Variable Rate Revenue Bonds, Series 2011B . The rating is based on the support provided by an irrevocable direct- pay letter of credit issued by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. . ... more info

16 Sep 2011: [$$] NISSAN MAY LEAD BIG JAPAN FIRMS TO DIM SUM BOND MARKET
Nissan Considers Move Into Dim Sum Bonds The Japanese auto maker could become the first in the country's manufacturing sector to enter the market for offshore yuan-denominated bonds. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES DASNY'S $536MM PIT BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK POSITIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Dormitory Authority of the State of New York state personal income tax revenue bonds : ... more info

16 Sep 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS RISE, BONDS SLIP ON EASING EUROPE FEARS
* Global equities rally on growing optimism over Europe * Treasuries fall on easing of Greek debt default fears * Euro slips on profit-taking after this week's rally * Oil rises with equities, North ... ... more info

16 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES OHIO'S $300MM GO COMMON SCHOOL BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following State of Ohio general obligation bonds: ... more info

16 Sep 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ON NEW ORLEANS HOME MORTGAGE AUTHORITY REVS BONDS
Sept 16 (Reuters) - New Orleans Home Mortgage Authority * Moody's withdraws rating for finance authority of NewOrleans Single Family Mortgage Revenue Refunding Bonds Series2011 (taxable) and reinstates ... ... more info

16 Sep 2011: TREASURY PRICES DROP AS STOCK FUTURES PARE LOSSES
Treasury prices declined Friday, reversing early gains and sending yields lower as U.S. index futures pared early losses. The yield on the benchmark 10-year T-Note rose 2 basis points to 2.11%, while that on the 30-year Treasury bonds also climbed to 3.38% from 3.36% late on Thursday. 2-year T-note yields were little changed at 0.20%. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: EURO BONDS GAIN SOME MOMENTUM
For the first time this week, European officials have formally begun to examine the possibility of joining to issue euro-zone bonds to address an ever-worsening financial crisis. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES CHINATRUST COMMERCIAL BANK'S BONDS 'AA(TWN)'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 16- Fitch Ratings has assigned Taiwan-based ChinatrustCommercial Bank's (CTCB) upcoming TWD12.9bn subordinated bonds aNational Long-Term ... ... more info

16 Sep 2011: JGBS EDGE DOWN BUT SUPPORT SEEN SOLID
* Profit-taking, central bank action lead to small losses * Global economy worries giving solid support to mkt * Demand for long-dated bonds from Japan investors seenstrong * 10-, 20-year yield spread ... ... more info

16 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P: BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ'S STRAIGHT BONDS RATED 'A+'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 16- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'A+' long-term debt ratings to the Australian and U.S. dollar-denominated ... ... more info

16 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS STEADY IN ASIA, SUPPORT SEEN SOLID
TOKYO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries stabilised inAsia on Friday after a move by key central banks to quell moneymarket strains prompted unwinding of safe-haven bond buying theprevious day, with ... ... more info

16 Sep 2011: BRIEF: MOODY'S ASSIGNS A2 TO KIRIN'S DOMESTIC BONDS; REVIEW FOR DOWNGRADE
Sept 16 (Reuters) - Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha: Moody's Japan K.K. has changed to negative from stable itsoutlook for the Baa1 issuer rating of Nippon Yusen KabushikiKaisha. ... more info

16 Sep 2011: CHINA DEV BANK 5-YR BOND YIELD NEAR HIGH END OF F'CAST
SHANGHAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - China Development Bank auctioned 20 billion yuan ($4.7 billion) offive-year fixed-rate bonds in the interbank market on Friday ata yield of 4.68 percent, traders said, at ... ... more info

16 Sep 2011: JGBS RETREAT, FUTURES SUPPORTED ABOVE 20-DAY MA
TOKYO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond pricesdipped on Friday in tandem with a retreat in U.S. bonds aftermajor central banks' move to offer longer-term dollar liquidityto financial institutions ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS FALL AS ECB LENDS TO EUROPE’S BANKS
Action coordinated by the European Central Bank to boost U.S. dollar liquidity for European banks soothes investors, weighing on Treasury bonds. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: EURO BONDS GAIN MOMENTUM, WITH LIMITS
For the first time this week, European officials have formally begun to examine the possibility of joining to issue euro-zone bonds to address an ever-worsening financial crisis. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY'S SER 2011A DORMITORY REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to $24.8 million dormitory revenue refunding bonds, series 2011A to be issued by the State of Florida Board of Governors on behalf of Florida State University . ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS WISCONSIN GO RATING AT 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following general obligation refunding bonds of the State of Wisconsin: ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS HEBREW HOME OF GREATER WASHINGTON (MARYLAND) REVS AT 'A-'; STABLE OUTLOOK
In the course of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A-' rating on approximately $12.2 million of Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds , series 2002. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND'S LEASE REVENUE BONDS 'AA'; STABLE OUTLOOK
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Montgomery County, Maryland lease revenue bonds: ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA'S SERIES 2011A DORMITORY RFDG REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the $14.9 million of dormitory revenue refunding bonds, series 2011A to be issued by State of Florida Board of Governors on behalf of University of Florida . ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PITZER COLLEGE, CA'S REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A' rating on approximately $80.5 million of outstanding revenue bonds issued by the California Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds on behalf of Pitzer College . ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL'S (PA) REV BONDS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A' rating on Abington Memorial Hospital, PA's outstanding debt listed below: ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES BOCA RATON, FL'S $17.5MM GO BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following Boca Raton, Florida general obligation bonds: ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES DOLTON, ILS ULTGOS; WATCH NEGATIVE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Dolton, IL's ULTGO Bonds: ... more info

15 Sep 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS FALL MOST IN THREE WEEKS ON ECB LENDING
Action coordinated by the European Central Bank to boost U.S. dollar liquidity for European banks soothes investors, weighing on Treasury bonds. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES $9MM PENCO PRODS ADJUSTABLE RATE TAXABLE BONDS, SERIES 2011 'A/F1'
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A/F1', Stable Outlook to the $9,000,000 Penco Products, Inc. adjustable rate taxable bonds, series 2011. The rating is based on the support provided by an irrevocable direct- pay letter of credit issued by Comerica Bank . ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, CA'S GO BONDS AT 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA+' rating on the following Novato Unified School District, CA general obligation bonds: ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY, GA'S REVS 'BBB'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB' rating to the following series of bonds issued by the Development Authority of Alpharetta Georgia on behalf of Fulton Science Academy : ... more info

15 Sep 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS FALL AS ECB LENDS TO EUROPE’S BANKS
Action coordinated by the European Central Bank to boost U.S. dollar liquidity for European banks soothes investors, weighing on Treasury bonds. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: SPANISH BOND SALE REASSURES
Spain was forced to pay mostly higher interest rates to raise $5.43 billion at an auction of long-term bonds, but the reassuring demand was a relieving contrast to a disappointing Italian auction this week. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS FALL AS ECB LENDS TO EUROPE’S BANKS
Action coordinated by the European Central Bank to boost U.S. dollar liquidity for European banks soothes investors, weighing on Treasury bonds. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-CHILE'S COPEC SAYS PLACES $59.7 MLN 10-YR BOND
(Updates with Copec confirms places bond) SANTIAGO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chilean industrialconglomerate Copec COP.SN said on Thursday it placed $59.7million worth of 10 year bonds denominated in inflation-indexedpeso ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES, CO'S 2007B BANK BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following City of Colorado Springs, CO bonds issued on behalf of Colorado Springs Utilities : ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'F1+' FOR COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 2006A V-R DEMAND UTILS SYS SUB LIEN IMP & RFDG REVS
On the effective date of Sept. 21, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term rating of 'F1+' for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, variable rate demand utilities system subordinate lien improvement refunding and revenue bonds, $60,625,000 series 2006A. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'F1+' FOR COLORADO SPRINGS (CO) V-R DEMAND UTILS SYS IMP & REF REVS SERIES 2007B
On the effective date of Sept. 21, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term rating of 'F1+' for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Variable Rate Demand Utilities System Improvement Refunding and Revenue Bonds, $87,275,000 Series 2007B. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: CHAIRMAN OF DIVIDEND GROWTH ADVISORS, LLC. VIEWS MLPS AS MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN BONDS WITH AN AVERAGE DISTRIBUTION RATE OF 6% PER YEAR; EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MR. THOMAS L. CAMERON
67 WALL STREET, New York - September 15, 2011 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its The 2011 High Yield Equity Investors Guide: MLP, REIT, Preferred Equity and Dividend Growth Investing Strategies offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and Money Managers. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online . ... more info

15 Sep 2011: SENIOR BONDS IN FIRING LINE IN EU BANK PLANS
LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Senior bondholders would take ahit if other forms of debt and shares failed to plug losses whenrestructuring a troubled bank, draft European Union plans showedon Thursday. Until ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: CHILE CONGLOMERATE COPEC PLACES $59.7 MLN IN BONDS
SANTIAGO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chilean industrialconglomerate Copec COP.SN on Thursday placed $59.7 millionworth of 8-1/2 year bonds denominated in inflation-indexed pesounits with a yield of 3.4 percent ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS DUBLIN, OH'S ULTGOS AND LTGOS AT 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms its 'AAA' rating on the following Dublin, Ohio outstanding bonds: ... more info

15 Sep 2011: ROMANIA SELLS 180 MLN LEI IN 3-YR BONDS, YIELDS UP
BUCHAREST, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Romania sold aless-than-planned 180 million lei ($57.1 million) in three-yearpaper on Thursday, at an average accepted yield of 7.49 percent,15 basis points higher than at ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: UPDATE 2-SPAIN, FRANCE MEET AUCTION GOALS, SPANISH YIELDS UP
* Spain pays close to 9-yr highs to sell three bonds * Sells 3.95 bln euros of debt, top end of target * Bonds seen well received despite market turmoil * France sells 9.8 bln euros in bonds (Adds details, ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: WALL STREET PUSHES AHEAD AFTER EUROPEAN SHOW OF SUPPORT
Traders seemed appeased by the statement of support after a conference call between the leaders of Greece, France and Germany. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: FRANCE SELLS 8.5 BLN EUR OF BONDS, YIELDS FALL
PARIS, Sept 15 (Reuters) - France sold 8.5 billion euros offixed-rate two and five-year BTAN bonds and April 2014 OATs onThursday, hitting the top of the debt management agency's targetvolume range ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: SPAIN FINDS DEMAND FOR LONG-TERM BONDS
Spain's treasury sold €3.95bn in long-term sovereign bonds in a closely watched auction on Thursday, nearly reaching the top of its €3-4bn sales target but still being forced to pay relatively high yields ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: SPAIN SELLS 3.95 BILLION EUROS OF BONDS
The Spanish government on Thursday sold 3.95 billion euros worth of off-the-run, or non-benchmark, bonds due to mature in 2019 and 2020. The Treasury said it sold 1.5 billion euros of Oct. 2020 bonds at a maximum yield of 5.19% versus a yield of 5.22% in a February auction. ... more info

15 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES HANA BANK'S BAHT BONDS AAA(THA)
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 15- Fitch Ratings (Thailand) has assigned Hana Bank's (Hana) senior unsecured bonds ofup to THB8bn with a minimum maturity of three ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS HYDRA FUNDING CORP'S BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 15- Fitch Ratings has affirmed HYDRA Funding Corporation's series 1 bonds. Thetransaction is a securitisation of residential mortgage ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: TEXT: S&P: JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY BONDS RATED 'AA-'
(The following was released by the rating agency) TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 15, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today assigned its 'AA-' long-term seniorsecured local currency ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: BRIEF: MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA3 RATING TO CENTRAL NIPPON EXPRESSWAY'S BONDS
Sept 15 (Reuters) - Central Nippon Expressway: * Moody's assigns Aa3 rating to Central Nippon Expressway'sbonds ... more info

15 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS INCH HIGHER ON GREECE DEBT WORRIES
TOKYO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries edged up in Asiaon Thursday, as initial relief over assurances from Germany andFrance about keeping Greece in the euro bloc wore off amidscepticism over whether ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: RPT-S.KOREA TO SELL UP TO 78 TLN WON IN BONDS IN 2012 -SOURCE
(Repeats to additional subscribers) SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - South Korea will issue a smalleramount of government bonds in 2012 than this year, based onpreliminary estimates for the 2012 budget, a government ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: S.KOREA TO SELL UP TO 78 TLN WON IN BONDS IN 2012 - SOURCE
SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - South Korea will issue a smalleramount of government bonds in 2012 than this year, based onpreliminary estimates for the 2012 budget, a government sourcewith direct knowledge ... ... more info

15 Sep 2011: JGB LOSSES LIMITED, EU FINMIN MEETING EYED
TOKYO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds futuresopened lower on Thursday as the Nikkei stock average climbedmore than two percent at one stage after France and Germany saidGreece would remain ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES OREGON'S GOS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns 'AA+' ratings to the following state of Oregon general obligation bonds: ... more info

14 Sep 2011: STRONG RECEPTION FOR 30-YEAR TREASURIES
Investors were aggressive buyers of 30-year Treasury bonds at historically low yields on Wednesday amid expectations the Federal Reserve will announce further easing at next week's policy meeting. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER (CA) REV BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A+' rating on Cedars-Sinai Medical Center outstanding debt listed below: ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES HAMILTON COUNTY, OH SALES TAX RFDG BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following Hamilton County, Ohio obligations: ... more info

14 Sep 2011: 30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS AUCTION AT RECORD LOW YIELD
The Treasury Department auctioned 30-year bonds at a record low yield Wednesday as fears about Europe and the U.S. economy fed demand for lower-risk investments. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES VIA CHRISTI HEALTH (KS) HOSPITAL REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following bonds of the City of Wichita, KS: ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM S-T 'F1+' RATING ON ALEDO ISD, TX, VRBS SER 2006A
On the effective date of Sept. 19, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term 'F1+' rating assigned to the $16,910,000 Aledo Independent School District , , variable rate unlimited tax school building bonds, series 2006-A. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS DRIFT MOSTLY LOWER AS STOCKS LURE INVESTORS
* France and Germany: Greece's future is in the euro zone * Strong $13 bln 30-year bond sale gives bonds brief lift (Updates comment, prices) By Ellen Freilich NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Most U.S. ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS' SERIES 2011 COS & SERIES 2011 RFDG LT BONDS; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' to the following Bexar County, Texas securities: ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FRENCH BONDS VS GILTS
Can traders stomach stale OATs? If the European Commission has its way, Thursday's auction of French longer-term government bonds, or Obligations Assimilables du Trsor, could be a thing of the past, replaced ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-KIRIN TO ISSUE 70 BLN YEN IN BONDS - NIKKEI
(Follows Alerts) Sept 15 (Reuters) - Japanese beverage maker Kirin HoldingsCo plans to issue straight bonds worth 70 billion yen($912.4 million) as long-term yields decline in a low interestrate environment, ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH UPGRADES MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY (AZ) REV BONDS TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an underlying 'A+' rating to $50 million of adjustable-rate demand revenue bonds, series 2011 issued by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Glendale, Arizona on behalf of Midwestern University . ... more info

14 Sep 2011: BOND REPORT: TREASURY LONG BONDS RALLY AFTER AUCTION
Treasury pare losses, with 30-year-bond auction to draw more than typical scrutiny against the backdrop of a Federal Reserve policy meeting next week. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES CARTERET COUNTY PUBLIC FACILS FIN CORP, NORTH CAROLINA'S LOBS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Carteret County, North Carolina bonds: ... more info

14 Sep 2011: U.S. SELLS 30-YEAR BONDS AT LOWER-THAN-SEEN YIELD
The Treasury Department sold $13 billion in 30-year bonds on Wednesday at a yield of 3.31%, lower than traders expected. Bidders offered to buy 2.85 times the amount of debt sold, near the average of the last four comparable sales. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BOND PRICES ERASE MOST LOSSES AFTER AUCTION
NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries pricestrimmed losses with the 30-year bond turning positive after theTreasury auctioned $13 billion in re-opened 30-year bonds. The benchmark 10-year Treasury ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FRANCE, GERMANY VOW TO SUPPORT GREECE
The two nations' leaders backed widening Europe's Greek rescue plan to buy more bonds, and urged the Greek prime minister to stick with austerity. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: LONG BOND LEAPS AFTER STRONG AUCTION
The price of 30-year Treasury bonds jumped into positive territory, after the Treasury Department sold re-opened bonds at a historic low yield of 3.310%. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FRANCE, GERMANY VOW TO SUPPORT GREECE
The two nations' leaders backed widening Europe's Greek rescue plan to buy more bonds, and urged the Greek prime minister to stick with austerity. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES METROPOLITAN AIRPORT COMMISSION'S (MN) SUBORDINATE REVENUE BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the Metropolitan Airport Commission's series 2011A subordinate airport revenue refunding bonds expected to be issued in the amount of $73.8 million depending upon market conditions. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: LONG BOND STUMBLES AHEAD OF AUCTION
The 30-year bond moved as much as a full point lower ahead of Thursday's auction, ignoring weak retail sales data that boosted bond prices further down the yield curve. The Treasury auctions $13 billion in reopened 30-year bonds at 1 p.m. ... more info

14 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. 30YR BOND POSTS FULL-POINT PRICE LOSS
NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The price of the 30-year U.S.Treasury bond briefly posted a full-point loss on Wednesdayahead of a $13 billion auction of reopened 30-year bonds at1p.m. (1700 GMT). The 30-year ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. DEBT PRICES FALL WITHOUT NEW SAFETY BID
* Moody's downgrade of French banks is smaller than feared * Call between French, German, Greek leaders offers hope * U.S. to sell $13 bln in reopened 30-year bonds By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Sept ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: S.AFRICA TO AUCTION 2026 AND 2041 GOVERNMENT BONDS
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 14 (Reuters) - South Africa's Treasurysaid on Wednesday it would issue 1.1 billion rand ($150.1million)worth of the 2026 government bond and 1.Obillion rand of the 2041 bond at a ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: FOREX-EURO DIPS AHEAD OF GREECE TALKS; BARROSO COMMENTS HELP
* Euro dips before France, Germany, Greece teleconference * EU's Barroso comments on euro bonds help it off lows * But further falls below $1.35 seen possible * French bank ratings downgraded; high-yielding ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS HIGHER WITH NO LET UP IN THE EURO ZONE CRISIS
LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Wednesday with a call between key EU leaders later inthe day on the Greek debt crisis expected to produce little toresolve the euro zone's ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: TEXT: FITCH RATES CHINATRUST COMMERCIAL BANK'S BONDS 'AA(TWN)'
(The following was released by the rating agency) TAIPEI/HONG KONG, September 14 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings hasassigned Taiwan-based Chinatrust Commercial Bank's (CTCB)upcoming TWD12.9bn subordinated bonds ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: MALAYSIA SELLS 4 BLN RGT SUKUK AT AVG 3.375 PCT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Malaysia has sold 4 billion ringgit ($1.31billion) in Islamic government bonds maturing in 2016 at an average yield of3.375 percent, the central bank said on Wednesday. ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: S.KOREA SELLS 5-YR TREASURY BONDS AT YIELD OF 3.45 PCT
SEOUL, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Following are the results of theSouth Korean finance ministry's auction of five-year treasurybonds on Wednesday: Tenor Offer Tendered Awarded Avg rate Previous (in trillion ... ... more info

14 Sep 2011: S&P REPORT URGES COVERED BOND CAUTION
Covered bonds are not the universally safe assets that some investors think they are, rating agency Standard & Poor's has warned in a new report. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH PLACES EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER (CA) REV BONDS ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has placed the 'A-' rating of Eisenhower's outstanding debt on Rating Watch Negative. The bonds are listed below: ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES AES PUERTO RICO L.P.'S SENIOR BONDS TO 'BB+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has downgraded AES Puerto Rico L.P.'s $161.87 million tax-exempt senior cogeneration facility revenue bonds due 2026 and $33.1 million taxable senior cogeneration facility revenue bonds due 2022 to 'BB+' from 'BBB-'. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ENHANCED RTG OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CA) TAXABLE PENSION FNDG BNDS 1995B&C AT 'AA-/F1+'
Fitch Ratings affirms the following 'AA-/F1+' rated bonds based on JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.'s Issuer Default Rating : ... more info

13 Sep 2011: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ ENDS STRONGER AS EURO, EQUITIES RALLY
* C$ closes stronger at C$0.9854 vs US$ or $1.0148 * Equities rally, euro gains as risk sentiment improves * Bonds prices slip across the curve By Andrea Hopkins TORONTO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The Canadian ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: OBAMA'S CAP ON TAX DEDUCTIONS: NOT WHAT IT SEEMS
It turns out that President Obama’s plan to limit the benefit of itemized deductions is much more than that. Not only would it reduce tax savings for mortgages, charitable gifts, high medical costs, and the like, it would also curb tax breaks for owners of municipal bonds, workers who buy health [...] ... more info

13 Sep 2011: YIELDS ON TREASURIES AND OTHER BONDS KEEP FALLING
The yield on 10-year Treasuries broke through 2% for the first time in history last month, and experts say you might want to get used to that. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2008-1
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate student loan note at 'BBsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust series 2008-1. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for both the senior and subordinate bonds. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-8
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate student loan note at 'BBBsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust series 2006-8. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for both the senior and subordinate bonds. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2008-2
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate student loan note at 'BBsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust series 2008-2. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for both the senior and subordinate bonds. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SLM STUDENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-4
Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes at 'AAAsf' and subordinate student loan note at 'BBBsf' issued by SLM Student Loan Trust series 2006-4. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for both the senior and subordinate bonds. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: GOOD NEWS FROM CHINA IS NOT ALL IT SEEMS FOR BONDS
China to the rescue, yet again. News in Tuesday's Financial Times that Italian officials hope that China will buy government bonds from Rome prompted an outbreak of dj vu among market participants. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTH, NEW YORK'S BANK BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a long-term underlying rating of 'A' to approximately $99,560,000 of bank bonds corresponding to transportation revenue variable rate bonds, series 2011B issued by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NY . ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH: RTGS UNAFFECTED BY REMARKETING OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CA) TAXABLE PENSION FUNDING BDS 1995B&C
The remarketing of the Sacramento County taxable pension funding bonds series 1995B and 1995C does not affect their ratings, according to Fitch Ratings. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: TOSCAFUND EYES UPSIDE FROM "CERTAIN" KOREA REUNION
* Says China to drive regime change in North Korea * S.Korean won, equities, bonds to benefit ahead ofreunification * South Korea credit rating to benefit, North could be'frontier nation' By Laurence ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BONDS SLIP AS STOCK GAINS DAMP SAFE-HAVEN BID
* Treasury to sell $21 billion in 10 yr notes at 1 p.m. * Global stocks rise, safe-haven bid for bonds fades (adds some context, updates prices, changes byline) By Ellen Freilich NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: A CLUMSY TALE OF TWO YIELDS
When the US sells $13bn of 30-year bonds on Wednesday it will do so with market yields near their lowest levels since January 2009. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS QUECHAN'S REV BONDS AT 'B-' AND GOS AT 'CCC'; OUTLOOK TO STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Quechan Indian Tribe's gaming enterprise revenue bonds at 'B-' and the tribe's governmental project bonds at 'CCC'. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS A1 RTG TO CITY OF PERU'S (IL) GO BONDS
Sept 13 (Reuters) - City of Peru * Moody's assigns A1 rating to the City of Peru's (IL) $3.3million GO refunding bonds,series 2011A and $325,000 GOrefunding bonds, series 2011B ... more info

13 Sep 2011: INVESTORS STAY MOSTLY NEUTRAL ON BONDS OUTLOOK-SURVEY
NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Most investors remain neutralon the outlook for U.S. Treasury debt prices, although a fewmore were willing to step off the sidelines and take a positionas benchmark yields ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. DEBT PRICES FALL AHEAD OF 10-YEAR AUCTION
* Treasury to sell $21 billion in 10 yr notes at 1 p.m. * Global stocks rise, safe-haven bid for bonds fades (Recasts throughout, adds quote, updates prices) By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES PROGRESS CAROLINA'S $500MM FMBS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A+' to the $500 million of 3.00% first mortgage bonds issued by Carolina Power & Light Company d/b/a Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. . The bonds will mature Sept. 15, 2021. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: ITALY UNDER PRESSURE AS DEBT WORRIES GROW
Italy had to pay record interest to sell its bonds on Tuesday as it raced to calm market fears that it was losing control of a huge public debt and could trigger a crisis that threatened the euro zone. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: OBAMA’S JOBS PLAN LIMITS TAX BREAKS FOR MUNI BONDS
President Obama's "American Jobs Act" would cap the amount of interest from municipal bonds that top earners can exclude from their taxable income... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH RATES PROGRESS CAROLINA'S $500MM FMBS 'A+'; OTLK STBL
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 13 - Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A+' to the $500million of 3.00% first mortgage bonds issued by Carolina Power &Light Company ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: GOLD, CRUDE-OIL FUTURES REBOUND IN EARLY TRADING
Gold futures rebounded Tuesday from the previous day's losses as fading hopes that China was interested in Italian bonds boosted the metal's safe haven appeal. Crude-oil futures also rebounded after the International Energy Agency cut its oil demand estimates for this year and the next, but said demand in 2012 will still be marginally higher than current supply, and that the recovery of Libyan oil production could be "a long and difficult one." ... more info

13 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-MORE EUROPE PAIN KEEPS FLOOR UNDER U.S. DEBT PRICES
* No French-German statement on Greece, more bid for bonds * Treasury to sell $21 billion in 10 yr notes at 1 p.m. By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury prices edgedhigher on Tuesday, ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: STOCK MARKET NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
A late rally saw markets recoup the day's losses to finally finish in the green on Monday, after news of China stepping in to buy Italian bonds helped soothe the nerves of jittery investors ... more info

13 Sep 2011: ITALY PAYS HEAVILY AT DEBT SALE, CONCERNS MOUNT
By Stefano Bernabei ROME, Sept 13 - Yields on Italian five year bonds hit their highest level since the introduction of the euro a decade ago after an auction on Tuesday which underlined mounting fears over the currency bloc's third largest economy. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: EURO FALLS VERSUS DOLLAR AFTER ITALIAN BOND AUCTION
LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The euro slipped versus thedollar following the results of an Italian government bondauction on Tuesday, in which yields on five-year bonds hit theirhighest level since the ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN YIELDS SOAR BEFORE AUCTIONS
* Italian yields jump ahead of auction * Italian paper cheap, but sale reliant on ECB * Bunds reverse early losses as risk assets retreat By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Italian bonds yields ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-FIVE-YR ITALY/GERMAN YIELD SPREAD HITS RECORD HIGH
LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The yield spread betweenfive-year Italian and German government bonds hit a record highon Tuesday before an auction that will test market sentiment forItalian paper after the ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-BUNDS EASE, BTP FUTURES RISE AHEAD OF ITALIAN AUCTION
By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - German government bonds edgedaway from near all time highs at Tuesday's open and Italian bondfutures rose ahead of a debt auction on hopes China couldprovide ... ... more info

13 Sep 2011: REPORTS: ITALY ASKS CHINA TO BUY BONDS, INVEST
Italian officials have held talks with China's sovereign wealth fund in an effort to persuade Beijing to buy Italy's government bonds or invest in its companies, news reports said Tuesday. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: EUROPE'S MARKETS TURN SOUR
European stocks turned lower as investors expressed doubt over whether potential Chinese purchases of Italian bonds can ease the euro zone's sovereign-debt crisis. ... more info

13 Sep 2011: METALS STOCKS: GOLD, SILVER REBOUND IN ELECTRONIC TRADING
Gold futures rebound as a report that China is considering buying Italian bonds brings some light to Europe's debt-crisis gloom, and gives a mild lift to investor sentiment. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: OF SUMO AND JAPANESE GOVERNMENT FINANCES
By the end of the 2011 fiscal year (March 31, 2012), national government debt will top JPY 670 trillion. Together with local debt, long term government bonds outstanding will total some JPY 900 trillion, close to 180 percent of GDP, a level higher even than crisis-gripped Greece. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: TALK OF CHINA BANKROLLING ITALY GIVES STOCKS LATE LIFT
Within the last half hour of trading in New York, however, a story in the Financial Times reported that Italy's Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti had asked a sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp., to make 'significant' purchases of Italian bonds. Optimism that Chinese investment will squelch the spread of sovereign default contagion sent stocks shooting to their best levels of the day by the close of trading. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES BAPTIST HOMES OF INDIANA 2011 REVS 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to the expected issuance of $27.7 million of Indiana Finance Authority revenue bonds issued on behalf of Baptist Homes of Indiana . In addition, Fitch affirms the following parity bonds at 'A-" and removes them from Rating Watch Negative: ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES THE MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL, NY 2011A REVS AT 'A', AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the expected issuance of $65 million of Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Revenue Bonds, Series 2011A, to be issued on behalf of The Mount Sinai Hospital . ... more info

12 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P: ASSIGNS HAWAII AIRPORT SYSTEM'S SERIES 2011 BONDS 'A' RTG
(The following was released by the rating agency) SAN FRANCISCO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 12, 2011--Standard &Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'A' long-term rating toHawaii Airport ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: GOLD, SILVER REBOUND IN ELECTRONIC TRADING
Gold futures rebound as a report that China is considering buying Italian bonds brings some light to Europe’s debt-crisis gloom, and gives a mild lift to investor sentiment. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: ITALY IN TALKS WITH CHINA ON BONDS
Italy's Finance Ministry has held talks with China's sovereign wealth fund and other officials to persuade Beijing to buy Italian bonds, as the government searches for ways to meet its financing needs and pull the peninsula out of the euro-zone crisis. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: GREECE'S EFFORTS FAIL TO CALM
Investors flooded into the safe arms of German bonds, and European banks dialed back lending to their riskier peers, in a clear sign that fears of a destabilizing collapse in Greece persist despite fresh efforts over the weekend to shore up the troubled country's finances. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES HAMPTON RDS SANITATION DIST, VA WASTEWATER REVS 'AA+' AND SUB WASTEWATER REVS 'AA/F1+'
Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to the following Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA wastewater revenue bonds: ... more info

12 Sep 2011: NEW ISSUE-PROGRESS ENERGY SELLS $500 MLN IN BONDS
Sept 12 (Reuters) - Progress Energy, Inc. on Monday sold$500 million of first mortgage bonds, said IFR, a ThomsonReuters service. Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, and RBS were the jointbookrunning managers ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: SUMMARY BOX: STOCKS RISE FOR 2ND DAY IN SEPTEMBER
LATE RALLY: A late afternoon rally pushed stocks higher for only the second day this month. Traders said a combination of technical factors and reports that China was buying Italian government bonds triggered the late jump. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SAN DIEGO REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTH SR REVS AT 'A+' & SUB REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms San Diego Regional Airport Authority's $38 million of outstanding senior lien airport revenue bonds at 'A+' and $571.9 million of subordinate airport revenue bonds at 'A'. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH WITHDRAWS UNDERLYING RATINGS ON PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS PA'S EIGHTH SER B, C, D AND E GAS REVS
Fitch Ratings withdraws the 'BBB' unenhanced rating on the following Philadelphia Gas Works eighth series variable rate bonds issued by Philadelphia, PA: ... more info

12 Sep 2011: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, EURO REBOUND ON ITALY-CHINA SPECULATION
* Wall St in late-day rally on report of Italy-China talks * Bonds end lower as U.S. stock gains curb safe-haven bid * Euro rebounds from 7-month low, but it remains fragile * French assurances about banks ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: STOCKS END HIGHER ON ITALY/CHINA BOND REPORT
Stocks rallied in the final hour to finish near session highs Monday, erasing their earlier losses in choppy trading, following an FT report that China was in talks with Italy to purchase its bonds. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS NEWPORT HEALTH CARE CORP (RI) REVS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A+' rating to the following Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation bonds, issued on behalf of Newport Health Care Corporation : ... more info

12 Sep 2011: CALIFORNIA TO SELL UP TO $8BN IN MUNIS
California plans to sell up to $8bn of debt during the next week as yields in the US municipal bond market have fallen to the lowest on record alongside the rally in benchmark Treasury bonds. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS ORO VALLEY, AZ MPC WATER REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms its rating on the following Oro Valley, Arizona Municipal Property Corporation bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH TO CONFIRM 'F1+' S-T RATING ON JEA'S 2008 SERIES D ELECTRIC SYSTEM SUB REVS
On the effective date of Sept. 21, 2011, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term rating of 'F1+' assigned to the $70,605,000 JEA variable rate electric system subordinated revenue bonds, 2008 series D. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: 2 EMERGING MARKET STOCKS SET FOR GROWTH
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12 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY, TX ULTGOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following Port of Houston Authority, Texas' unlimited tax limited bonds : ... more info

12 Sep 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S MAY CUT BANCO CAM COVERED BONDS RATING
Sept 12 - Banco CAM*Moody's may cut Banco Ba1 senior unsecured ratings ... more info

12 Sep 2011: INVESTORS SEEK SAFETY AMID FEARS OVER GREECE
Investors flooded into the safe arms of German bonds Monday, and European banks dialed back lending to their riskier peers, in a clear sign that fears of a destabilizing collapse in Greece persist despite fresh efforts over the weekend to shore up the troubled country's finances. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: S.AFRICA'S RAND DOWN NEARLY 2 PCT ON RISK AVERSION
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 12 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand fellnearly 2 percent to a near 5-week low against the dollar onMonday, weighed down by a global wave of risk aversion that alsohit government bonds. ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL'S ULTGO AT 'AA+', PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT & RFDG BONDS AT 'AA'
In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for Palm Beach Gardens, Florida : ... more info

12 Sep 2011: ECB BOUGHT EURO14 BILLION IN GOVT BONDS LAST WEEK
The European Central Bank spent euro14 billion last week buying government bonds in the markets to contain financial pressure on Italy and Spain. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: EEMEA PRICED: UNICREDIT SELLS RUB5BN MORTGAGE BONDS AT 8.2%
By Bakyt Azimkanov LONDON, Sept 12 (IFR) - The Russian subsidiary of UniCredithas priced its debut self-led mortgage bond at the wider end ofthe 8%-8.2% guidance, according to the bank. This corresponds ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: ECB'S SPENT 14 BLN EUROS ON BONDS AHEAD OF STARK EXIT
FRANKFURT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank'scontroversial purchases of government bonds picked up pace lastweek as one of its top policymakers was preparing to quit thebank over the programme. ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: SAFRICA BONDS FALL, BENCHMARK YIELD AT 2-1/2 WK HIGH
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 12 (Reuters) - South Africa's governmentbonds fell sharply on Monday and the yield on the benchmarkfour-year issue jumped to a near 2-1/2 week high in what traderssaw as a correction ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS RTGS TO CATALUNYACAIXA MORTGAGE COVERED BONDS
Sept 12 (Reuters) - CatalunyaCaixa * Moody's assigns provisional rating to new series ofCatalunyaCaixa mortgage covered ... more info

12 Sep 2011: ARE JUNK BONDS HEADING EVEN LOWER?
The bears are growling at junk bonds.optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring system detected the purchase of 4,000 October 86 puts on the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund for $2.375. ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY EXECUTES $94.5 MILLION SENIOR LIEN BOND SALE
The San Diego County Water Authority this week completed a $94.5 million bond sale that will help reduce the cost of financing vital water supply reliability projects by $5.2 million on a present-value basis over the life of the bonds. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P: ASSIGNS 'BBB' RATING TO FUKOKU LIFE KIKIN SECURITIZATION
(The following was released by the rating agency) OVERVIEW -- Fukoku Life 2011 Kikin SPC Series 1 Specified Bonds is asecuritization backed by Fukoku Life's "kikin" funding. -- The 'BBB' ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: FINANCIAL CRISIS IN EUROPE IS FLARING AGAIN
Fresh doubts about the health of French banks, which hold billions of euros’ worth of Greek bonds, have investors bracing for more market turmoil this week. ... more info

12 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH: NO IMPACT ON NZ CVB RTGS FROM COUNTERPARTY CRITERIA
(The following was released by the rating agency) SYDNEY, September 11 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings says that thereis no rating impact on New Zealand mortgage covered bonds issuedby Bank of New Zealand (BNZ; ... ... more info

12 Sep 2011: JGBS INCH UP ON EUROPE WOES, 10-YR YIELD PINNED NEAR 1 PCT
TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds rose onMonday as market players took their cues from rallies in U.S.Treasuries and Bunds, but gains were limited with investorsreluctant to chase yields ... ... more info

10 Sep 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES DECLINE SHARPLY AMID UNCERTAINTY
Markets declined on Friday in the wake of President Obama’s jobs speech, which added to the uncertainty already weighing on global markets over the euro zone. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: RESIGNATION AT EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK REVEALS SPLIT
The departure of Jürgen Stark, described as the European Central Bank’s chief economist, brought the discord over the response to Europe’s sovereign debt crisis into full view. Many felt that the departure of Jürgen Stark, an influential executive board member, was connected to his opposition to the E.C.B.’s buying of government bonds. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: US 10-YR TREASURY YIELD FALLS TO LOWEST ON RECORD
Nervous investors rushed to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds Friday, sending yields on government debt to historic lows. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS TRI-CITY REGIONAL PORT DISTRICT, IL'S REVS AT 'BBB'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB' rating on the Tri-City Regional Port District, IL's approximately $805,000 outstanding revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FRANCO-GERMAN 'TOBIN TAX' SCHEME REFINED
The German and French governments have added detail to their calls for a European tax on financial transactions, saying it should cover equities, bonds, currency transactions and derivatives, including ... ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES JEA, FLORIDA'S 2011 SJRPP REFUNDING REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to JEA, Florida's $370 million of St. Johns River Power Park System refunding revenue bonds, Issue Two, series Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four. The bonds are scheduled to price via negotiation on Sept. 14. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS LAMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT'S (CA) GO BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating on the following Lamont School District general obligation bonds: ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT, IL'S GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Chicago Park District, IL general obligation bonds: ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY MUNI WATER FINANCE AUTHORITY'S $458MM REVS 'AA+'
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following water and sewer system second general resolution revenue bonds for the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority : ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS GRAVOIS BLUFFS TDD, MO'S SALES TAX BONDS AT 'BBB'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Gravois Bluffs Transportation Development District, Missouri as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY TO 'AA-', OUTLOOK REVISED TO STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Series 2011 C approximately $134 million Airport System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2011 D approximately $9.0 million Airport System Revenue Refunding Bonds, and Series 2011E approximately $49 million and downgrades the authority's $5.1 billion outstanding airport revenues bonds to 'AA-' from 'AA'. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS FENTON, MO'S TIF BONDS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Fenton, Missouri: ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS PUBLIC GAS PARTNERS INC.'S (GA) POOL 1 GAS REVS SERIES A AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A' rating on Public Gas Partners, Inc.'s series A gas project revenue bonds . ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH PLACES MAIN STREET NATURAL GAS PROJECT, GA'S SER 2007 A REVS ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings has placed the 'A+' rating of the Main Street Natural Gas, GA series 2007 A revenue bonds on Rating Watch Negative. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH COMMENTS ON GOAL STRUCTURE SOLUTIONS REQUEST FOR RATING AGENCY CONFIRMATION
Fitch Ratings confirms the ratings as listed below on the student loan revenue bonds issued from Higher Education Funding I , Goal Capital Funding Trust 2005-2, GCFT 2006-1 and GCFT 2007-1 . ... more info

9 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-BENCHMARK YIELDS DIP TO LOWEST IN AT LEAST 60 YEARS
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Benchmark 10-year Treasurynote yields dipped below 1.908 percent on Friday to the lowestin at least 60 years, while 30-year bonds traded over a pointhigher in price as investors ... ... more info

9 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES HAWAII AIRPORT REV REFUNDING BONDS 'A'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING REVS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the State of Hawaii airport system's $298 million in airport system revenue bonds, refunding series 2011. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: LONGER-TERM TREASURY BONDS FALL BEFORE AUCTION
Longer-term U.S. Treasury prices fell Friday to lift yields and reverse gains from the previous day, ahead of an auction of $66 billion in debt next week and after President Barack Obama unveiled a $447 billion jobs plan the previous day. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YEAR BOND TRADES A POINT LOWER IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondstraded a point lower in price on Friday as investors soldlonger-dated U.S. government debt in anticipation of $66billion of debt supply next week. ... ... more info

9 Sep 2011: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES FALL AFTER FED SPEECH OFFERS NO NEW MEASURES
Stocks lost ground after a Fed speech and in advance of President Obama’s jobs address. ... more info

9 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P:CHIBA BANK'S FIFTH UNSECURED SUBORDINATED BONDS RATED 'A-
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 09- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'A-' debt rating to theseries five JPY10 billion unsecured, subordinated ... ... more info

9 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P:NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT'S DOMESTIC STRAIGHT BONDS RA
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 09- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'AA-' debt rating to NaritaInternational Airport Corp.'s (NAA; ... ... more info

9 Sep 2011: BRIEF: MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA3 RATING TO KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT'S BONDS
Sept 9 (Reuters) - Kansai International Airport: * Moody's assigns Aa3 rating to Kansai InternationalAirport's bonds ... more info

9 Sep 2011: JGB FUTURES TRIM GAINS AS NIKKEI STAYS FIRM
TOKYO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond futuresinched up on Friday, taking their cue from a rise in U.S. bonds,but gave up some gains as the Nikkei average remained firm afterthe yen softened, ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TEXT: S&P LOWERS RTG ON YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSP, WA BONDS TO 'BBB-'
(The following was released by the rating agency) SAN FRANCISCO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 8, 2011--Standard &Poor's Ratings Services lowered its underlying rating (SPUR) to'BBB-' from 'BBB' ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: MAKING STRENGTH OF ZONE'S WEAKNESS
Euro-zone bonds, debt instruments that would be issued collectively by euro-zone nations, could offer for the first time a real alternative to the U.S. Treasury market. ... more info

8 Sep 2011: HIGH & LOW FINANCE: EUROPEAN BANKS APPLY SLIPPERY STANDARDS ON GREEK BOND VALUATIONS
The audit firms of Italian, British and French banks are signing off on wildly different ways of scrutinizing the same underlying market for Greek bonds. ... more info

8 Sep 2011: EMERGING MARKETS-MEXICO'S PESO WEAKENS ON U.S. JOBS MARKET
* Mexico's peso weakens as U.S. unemployment claims rise * Mexico's benchmark 10-year bonds rises, yield falls * Brazil's real weakens in day of see-saw trading (Updates prices, adds Tuesta ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES $99.56M MTA TRANS REV VAR RATE BONDS, 2011B 'AA/F1+'; RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA/F1+'; Rating Watch Negative, on both the long- and short-term ratings, to the $99,560,000 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Transportation Revenue Variable Rate Bonds, series 2011B. ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES LOCKHART ISD, TEXAS' SERIES 2011 ULT BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Lockhart Independent School District , Texas unlimited tax bonds: ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES NEW JERSEY EDA STATE LEASE REV BONDS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the following New Jersey Economic Development Authority state lease revenue bonds: ... more info

8 Sep 2011: WINDSOR FINANCING, LLC ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS AND EXTENSION OF THE EXPIRATION TIME OF DEBT TENDER OFFERS AND CONSENT SOLICITATIONS
Windsor Financing, LLC today announced preliminary results of its private offers to purchase for cash and solicitations of consents with respect to its outstanding 5.881% Senior Secured Bonds due 2017 and with respect to its outstanding 6.927% Subordinated Secured Notes due 2016 . ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH DOWNGRADES MTA'S (NY) REVS TO 'A'; OUTLOOK REVISED TO STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York's $99,560,000 transportation revenue variable rate bonds, series 2011B. ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES SANTA CLARA VTA, CA'S SALES TAX RFDG BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has rated Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, California's bonds as follows: ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES GRANT COUNTY PUD, WA'S ELECTRIC SYSTEM REV BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, WA's electric system revenue and refunding bonds: ... more info

8 Sep 2011: EU PLANS TAX ON STOCKS AND BONDS TRADING
ATTENTION: The body content size greater than 300KB cannot be supported by the system. Hence the Original body has been stripped out. ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-PRICES GAIN ON EXPECTATIONS FED WILL BUY BONDS
* Bernanke to speak on economic outlook Thursday afternoon * ECB Trichet's comments seen as a signal rates on hold * U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly (Adds economist's quote, updates ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS WATAUGA'S (TX) LTGO CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
In the course of continuous surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms Watauga, Texas' general obligation limited tax bonds as follows: ... more info

8 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SEBASTIAN, FL'S BONDS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
During the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Sebastian, FL's bonds: ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-PRICES RISE IN EXPECTATIONS THE FED WILL BUY BONDS
* Speculation of Operation Twist by Fed lifts Treasuries * Bernanke to speak on economic outlook Thursday afternoon * ECB Trichet's comments seen as a signal of rates on hold * U.S. weekly jobless ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: WALL STREET FOLLOWS EUROPE IN REBOUND
A court ruling in Germany backing euro-zone bailouts and European economic data helped push the broader American markets up nearly 3 percent. ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P: JFM'S DOMESTIC BONDS RATED 'AA-'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 08 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assignedits 'AA-' debt rating to Japan Finance Organization forMunicipalities' ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS GULF COGENERATION'S BONDS AT 'AA(THA)'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 08 - Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has affirmed theNational Long-Term rating on Gulf Cogeneration Company Limited's (GCC) THB2.9bn ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TEXT: S&P: MITSUBISHI ESTATE'S DOMESTIC STRAIGHT BONDS RATED 'A+'
(The following was released by the rating agency) TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 8, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today assigned its 'A+' rating to MitsubishiEstate Co. Ltd.'s ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: BRIEF: MOODY'S ASSIGNS A1 RATING TO MITSUBISHI ESTATE'S BONDS
Sept 8 (Reuters) Mitsubishi Estate: * Moody's assigns A1 rating to Mitsubishi Estate's bonds ... more info

8 Sep 2011: BUNDS OPEN HIGHER AHEAD OF ECB MEETING
By Kirsten Donovan LONDON , Sept 8 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Thursday, ahead of a European Central Bank meetingwhere policymakers are expected to indicate a halt to theinterest-rate ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: KGANYAGO SAYS S.AFRICA'S BOND PURCHASES CLD CONTINUE - PAPER
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 8 (Reuters) - There is no reason whyforeign purchases of government bonds, which have supported therand currency, should not continue, said Reserve Bank DeputyGovernor Lesetja Kganyago ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P: AFFIRMS RATINGS ON HYDRA V BONDS AND BENEFICIAL INTERESTS
(The following was released by the rating agency) OVERVIEW -- The rated senior bonds issued by Hydra V Funding and therated subordinated beneficial interests issued under the sametransaction are ultimately ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P: KEXIM'S BENCHMARK GLOBAL U.S. DOLLAR BONDS RATED 'A'
(The following was released by the rating agency) TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 8, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services said today that it has assigned its 'A' ratingto Export-Import ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-THREE CHINESE PROVINCES PREPARING MUNICIPAL BONDS -PAPER
(Adds background, analysis) * Beijing has been planning the reform for years * To help transparency of debt-ridden local govt finance * Part of solution to local debt problem * Amendment of law, other ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: JGBS WEIGHED ON HEDGE SELLING BEFORE 5-YR AUCTION
TOKYO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onThursday, weighed down by investors' position adjustments andbrokers' hedging before a JGB auction, and after tracking lossesof U.S. Treasuries, ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: THREE CHINESE PROVINCES PREPARE MUNICIPAL BONDS -PAPER
BEIJING, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Three Chinese provinces aregetting ready to issue local government bonds directly insteadof via the Ministry of Finance, an official newspaper reportedon Thursday, the first ... ... more info

8 Sep 2011: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS A1 RATING TO USD SENIOR UNSECURED BONDS OF MITSUBISHI CORPORATION
Sept 7 (Reuters) - Misubishi Corporation: * Moody's assigns A1 rating to USD senior unsecured bonds ofMitsubishi Corporation ... more info

7 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-IFR-TD BANK SELLS LARGEST EVER DOLLAR COVERED BOND DEAL
(Adds rating on deal) by Rachelle Kakouris NEW YORK, Sept 7 (IFR) - Toronto-Dominion Bank dispelledany doubts about the depth of demand for covered bonds from USinvestors, bringing the largest dollar deal ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS SUSQUEHANNA HEALTH SYSTEM (PA) REVS AT 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its ongoing surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the rating of 'A-' on the $167,480,000 Lycoming County Authority health system revenue bonds, series A of 2009 . ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES STATE OF MARYLAND'S $227MM RFDG GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following State of Maryland general obligation bonds, state and local facilities loan of 2011, consisting of: ... more info

7 Sep 2011: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ RISES GLOBAL STOCK RALLY, BANK OF CANADA
* C$ closes at C$0.9855 vs US$ or $1.0147 * Global stocks, commodities rally on German court ruling * Bank of Canada dovish, but not to the extent expected * Bonds prices fall across curve (Updates to ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS YORKVILLE, IL'S ULTGOS AT 'A+' & DEBT CERTIFICATES AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
As part of its continuous surveillance effort, Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Yorkville, IL's unlimited tax general obligation bonds and debt certificates: ... more info

7 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-PROFIT-TAKING PUSHES 10-YEAR YIELD ABOVE 2 PCT
* Higher stocks erode bonds' safe-haven appeal * Losses capped by expectations of Operation Twist by Fed * Beige Book report offers no fuel for more buying(Updates prices, changes headline) By Emily ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. DEBT PRICES FALL AS INVESTORS TAKE PROFITS
* Higher stocks erode bonds' safe-haven appeal * Losses capped by expectations of Operation Twist by Fed * Beige Book report offers no fuel for more buying (Changes lead, adds quotes, Beige Book information, ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS S-T RATING ON OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY'S GRBS AT 'F1+'
Fitch Ratings affirms the short-term rating at 'F1+' on $469.7 million of outstanding variable rate demand general receipts bonds issued by Ohio State University . ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES CHILE'S 2021 GLOBAL BONDS 'A+'
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to Chile's global bonds due 2021 and CLP-denominated bonds due 2020 for a combined amount of US$1.5 billion. The latter represents a re-opening of last year's placement. ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES PUBLIC SERVICE CO. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE'S $160MM FMB ISSUANCE 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'A-' to Public Service Co. of New Hampshire's $160 million issuance of 3.20% first mortgage bonds, series R notes, due Sept. 1, 2021. Proceeds from the sale will be used for capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes. ... more info

7 Sep 2011: RLPC-US LEVERAGED LOANS YIELD MORE THAN HY BONDS
By Lisa Lee NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Senior secured US leveragedloans are offering higher yields than riskier high-yield bondsfor the first time ever, according to research by Bank ofAmerica Merrill ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-PROFIT-TAKING LIFTS YIELDS FROM 60-YEAR LOWS
* Higher stocks erode bonds' safe-haven appeal * Losses capped by expectations of Operation Twist by Fed (Updates prices, adds Fed speakers in final paragraphs) By Chris Reese NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS MELBOURNE, FL WATER AND SEWER REVS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms its ratings on the following Melbourne, FL bonds as part of its continuous surveillance effort: ... more info

7 Sep 2011: [$$] GE DISPUTES U.S. SUIT OVER MORTGAGE BONDS
GE Disputes U.S. Suit Over Mortgage Bonds General Electric plans to contest claims by a U.S. regulator that a GE affiliate made inaccurate statements in the sale of two residential mortgage-backed securities to Freddie Mac in 2005. ... more info

7 Sep 2011: FITCH ASSIGNS 'AA+' RATING TO $19MM WEST VIRGINIA GOS; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following state of West Virginia general obligation bonds: ... more info

7 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-PROFIT TAKING LIFTS YIELDS FROM 60-YEAR LOWS
* Prices fall in profit-taking from recent rally * Higher stocks erode bonds' safe-haven appeal * Losses capped by expectations of Operation Twist (Adds strategist's quote, updates prices) By Chris ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BOND BRIEFLY TRADES 2 POINTS LOWER
NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondsbriefly traded over two points lower in price on Wednesday asstrength in stocks undermined the safe-haven allure of U.S.government debt. After briefly ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ FIRMER; BANK OF CANADA LESS DOVISH THAN FEARED
* C$ at C$0.9889 vs US$ or $1.0112 * Bank of Canada dovish, but not as much as expected * Bonds prices fall across curve; mostly underperform U.S. By Andrea Hopkins TORONTO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The Canadian ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-PROFIT-TAKING LIFTS YIELDS OFF 60-YEAR LOWS
* Prices fall in profit-taking from recent rally * Higher stock futures erode bonds' safe-haven appeal * Losses capped by expectations of Operation Twist By Chris Reese NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: 3 HIGH-YIELD FUNDS REKINDLING THE FLAME
High-yield bonds are recovering from a slump and looking attractive again. Funds specializing in the bonds can help diversify a bond portfolio and boost returns. ... more info

7 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH AAA(IND)(EXP)' RATING FOR NHPC'S INR15BN BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 07- Fitch Ratings has assigned India-based NHPC Limited's (NSE:NHPC.NS) INR15bn bond programme anexpected rating of ' Fitch AAA(ind)(exp)'. ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: BUCKS: WHY (AND HOW) DIVERSIFIED INVESTORS WIN
A mix of stocks and bonds reduces volatility (and the anxiety that so many people feel today) without sacrificing much in the way of returns.

... more info

7 Sep 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: STOCKS TRIM THE DAY’S DEEPEST LOSSES
Wall Street slumped early Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday, but recovered from a decline of about 3 percent by day’s end. ... more info

7 Sep 2011: UPDATE 1-CYPRUS MAY ASK FOR ECB BOND BUY TO AID BANKS
NICOSIA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Cyprus said on Wednesday it wasconsidering asking the European Central Bank to buy backgovernment bonds held by domestic banks hit by heavy writedownson the back of Greece's ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: CYPRUS FINMIN SAYS DISCUSSING ECB BOND BUYBACK
NICOSIA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Cyprus is considering with theCentral Bank of Cyprus the possibility of asking the ECB to buyback government bonds held by Cypriot banks, its financeminister said on Wednesday, ... ... more info

7 Sep 2011: [$$] BP TO ISSUE YUAN-DENOMINATED BONDS
BP to Issue Yuan-Denominated Bonds BP is seeking to raise up to $109.6 million in its first-ever yuan-denominated bond issue in Hong Kong, underscoring the growing interest among companies in the U.K. and Europe to raise funds from the burgeoning offshore yuan market. ... more info

6 Sep 2011: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ HITS 3-WEEK LOW ON EUROPE FEARS, SWISS MOVE
* C$ ends at C$0.9898 vs US$, or $1.0103 * Bonds rally across curve, outperform Treasuries * Bank of Canada interest rate decision at 9 am Wednesday (Updates to close, adds details, commentary) By Claire ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: MARKETAXESS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY VOLUME STATISTICS FOR AUGUST 2011
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced total monthly trading volume for August 2011 of $47.1 billion, consisting of $30.3 billion in U.S. high-grade volume, $2.1 billion in eurobond volume, and $14.6 billion in other volume. ... more info

6 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS' WATER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to San Antonio, TX's water system bonds, issued for the benefit of San Antonio Water System : ... more info

6 Sep 2011: ZIONS DIRECT ANNOUNCES MUNICIPAL BOND AUCTION RESULTS
SALT LAKE CITY, UT-- - Zions Direct , the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces their weekly auction results.In auctions ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: BUCKS: WHY (AND HOW) DIVERSIFIED INVESTORS WIN
A mix of stocks and bonds reduces volatility (and the anxiety that so many people feel today) without sacrificing much in the way of returns.

... more info

6 Sep 2011: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ HITS 3-WEEK LOW ON EUROPE FEARS, SWISS MOVE
* C$ ends at C$0.9898 vs US$, or $1.0103 * Bonds rally across curve, outperform Treasuries * Bank of Canada interest rate decision at 9 am Wednesday (Updates to close, adds details, commentary) By Claire ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: MARKETAXESS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY VOLUME STATISTICS FOR AUGUST 2011
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced total monthly trading volume for August 2011 of $47.1 billion, consisting of $30.3 billion in U.S. high-grade volume, $2.1 billion in eurobond volume, and $14.6 billion in other volume. ... more info

6 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS' WATER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to San Antonio, TX's water system bonds, issued for the benefit of San Antonio Water System : ... more info

6 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES COVENANT HEALTH'S (TN) SERIES 2011C BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the approximately $135,500,000 Knox County Health, Educational & Housing Facilities Board , revenue bonds, series 2011C.In addition, Fitch has affirmed the 'A' long-term rating on Covenant Health's outstanding debt. ... more info

6 Sep 2011: FITCH RATES HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS L-T RFDG BONDS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Harris County, TX bonds: ... more info

6 Sep 2011: BUCKS BLOG: WHY (AND HOW) DIVERSIFIED INVESTORS WIN
A mix of stocks and bonds reduces volatility (and the anxiety that so many people feel today) without sacrificing much in the way of returns.

... more info

6 Sep 2011: GREEK BONDS PRICE MORE LOSSES FOR HOLDERS AFTER SWAP
* Greek debt swap deal this month imposes 21 pct loss onholdings * Markets price in 60 pct loss, meaning more restructuringfeared * Disorderly default still possible as Greece seeks to meetgoals By Marius ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: FITCH AFFIRMS CAPISTRANO USD SFID NO. 1, CA'S GOS AT 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
Fitch Ratings affirms its 'AA-' on the following Capistrano Unified School District School Facilities Improvement District No. 1, California general obligation bonds in the course of routine surveillance: ... more info

6 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT- BUND HITS SESSION HIGH ON STOCKS, EURO ZONE WOES
LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The German Bund future hitsession highs in choppy trading on Tuesday as weaker equitymarkets and lingering fears over a deepening euro zone debtcrisis prompted safe-haven bonds ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: TEXT-FITCH AFFIRMS DOLPHIN ENERGY'S RATINGS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 06 - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Dolphin EnergyLimited's (DEL) existing and proposed new senior secured bonds,as follows: Fitch Ratings ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P SUPPORTS MULTIPLE-MODEL APPROACH FOR RTG CAT BONDS
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Sept 06- When Risk Management Solutions Inc. (RMS) released its latest U.S. hurricane model,we placed 15 catastrophe bond ratings on CreditWatch ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: GREECE SELLS BONDS DESPITE CONCERNS
The Greek Public Debt Management Agency sold $1.83 billion in 26-week Treasury bills, garnering ample demand from domestic buyers despite growing fears that Greece may default. ... more info

6 Sep 2011: TABLE-DETAILS OF DENMARK 2016, 2021 BOND AUCTION
COPENHAGEN, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Denmark's central bank gavethe following result of an auction on Tuesday of 2016 and 2021government bonds: Denmark 2016 government bond Coupon: 2.5 pct Maturity: Nov ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: GAZIT-GLOBE BOND ISSUE RAISES 450 MLN SHEKELS
TEL AVIV, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Israeli real estate investmentfirm Gazit-Globe said on Tuesday it raised 450 millionshekels ($124 million) in a new series of bonds linked to theconsumer price index and bearing ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS GAIN ON EURO WOES, YIELDS HIT NEW LOW
TOKYO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries rose sharply inAsia on Tuesday following a long weekend in the United States,as worries grew over whether the euro zone can fix itsescalating debt crisis. * The ... ... more info

6 Sep 2011: TEXT-S&P: TOYOTA INDUSTRIES' DOMESTIC STRAIGHT BONDS RATED 'AA-'
(The following was released by the rating agency) TOKYO (Standard & Poor's) Sept. 6, 2011--Standard & Poor'sRatings Services today assigned its 'AA-' rating to ToyotaIndustries Corp.'s ... ... more info

5 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALY DEBT TO REMAIN PRESSURED DESPITE ECB
* Italian yields rise as govt under pressure on austerity * German Bunds at record highs on euro zone, US worries * Analysts expect German bonds to keep rising (Updates into European close, adds fresh ... ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

5 Sep 2011: GERMAN 10-YEAR BUND YIELD HITS RECORD LOW
The prices of German government bonds continued to rise Monday as investors sought safe havens amid heavy pressure on equities and ongoing uncertainty about the sustainability of the global economic recovery and the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. ... more info

5 Sep 2011: EU TO FORCE DERIVATIVES ONTO EXCHANGES - DRAFT
* Mandatory platform trading for derivatives outlined * Aim to end barriers to competition in clearing * Clearing competition would extend to indices * Share transparency rules extended to bonds, derivatives ... ... more info

5 Sep 2011: ECB SETTLED 13.3 BLN EUROS OF BOND BUYS LAST WEEK
The European Central Bank on Monday said it settled bond purchases totaling 13.3 billion euros last week, up from 6.7 billion euros the previous week. The ECB resumed bond purchases under its Securities Market Program in early August and has been seen buying Spanish and Italian government bonds, bringing down yields from above 6% in an effort to prevent the spread of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. ... more info

5 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN YLDS NEAR ONE-MONTH HIGHS ON FISCAL CONCERNS
* Italian yields rise as govt under pressure on austerity * German Bunds at record highs on euro zone, US worries * Analysts expect German bonds to keep rising (Updates prices, adds quote) By Ana Nicolaci ... ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

5 Sep 2011: EURO GOVT-ITALIAN, SPANISH YIELDS NEAR ONE-MONTH HIGHS
* Italian yields rise as govt under pressure over austerity * German Bunds hit record highs on euro zone, U.S. worries * Analysts expect German bonds to keep rising (.) By Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON, ... ... more info

5 Sep 2011: SINOPEC FACES INVESTOR BACKLASH OVER CB ISSUE - IFR
HONG KONG, Sept 5 (Reuters) - China Petroleum & ChemicalCorp's (Sinopec) announcement last week of a plan toissue new convertible bonds (CB) -- just six months after makingits equity-linked debut -- ... ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

5 Sep 2011: JGBS JUMP ON US RECESSION FEARS, BANK BUYING BOOSTS 10 YRS
By Akiko Takeda TOKYO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds futuresjumped on Monday, with the benchmark 10-year yield approaching 1percent, as investors flocked to safe-haven debt after a reporton ... ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

4 Sep 2011: CITIES, STATES BACK OFF BONDS AMID BUDGET CONCERNS
Uncertainty about where their next dollar is coming from has chilled the municipal bond market, meaning cities and states will be breaking ground on fewer public works projects, canceling or delaying projects worth tens of billions of dollars and providing yet another blow to economic-recovery efforts. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then - do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then - do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

4 Sep 2011: ITALY MINISTER SAYS NO PRESSURE ON ECB OVER BONDS
Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said on Sunday Italy is not putting pressure on the European Central Bank to continue buying Italian government bonds on the market. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then - do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

3 Sep 2011: U.S. SUES BANKS OVER BONDS
A U.S. housing regulator filed lawsuits against 17 financial institutions, saying they sold $196 billion of risky home loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac without adequately disclosing risks. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then - do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then - do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

3 Sep 2011: ITALY MINISTER SEES ECB MAINTAINING BOND BUYING
CERNOBBIO, Italy, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Italian ForeignMinister Franco Frattini said on Saturday he did not think theEuropean Central Bank would halt its purchases of Italian andSpanish government bonds. ... ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then - do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

3 Sep 2011: STOCKS & BONDS: WALL ST. SLIDES AFTER BLEAK JOBS REPORT
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 2.2 percent after the government reported no job growth in August. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then - do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: CHUCK JAFFE: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Nearly 40 million holders of U.S. savings bonds are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan, holding onto some $16.2 billion in matured-but-unredeemed paper. That foregone interest alone is sufficient to operate the entire savings bond program for a year. ... more info

2 Sep 2011: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: DON’T GIVE UNCLE SAM AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN
Would you pour money into a good investment, wait patiently for your profits to grow and then — do nothing? It may seem ridiculous, but in fact, nearly 40 million people who have U.S. savings bonds are doing exactly that.