|Bid||7.29 x 0|
|Ask||7.30 x 0|
|Day's range||7.01 - 7.38|
|52-week range||6.89 - 19.93|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||15.60|
"This is one of those times when the price action is deciding further price action," said Michael Lorizio, senior fixed income trader at Manulife Asset Management in Boston. The 2017 high represents a technical level for 10-year notes. Analysts did not see news about the potential U.S. government shutdown as influencing the market, noting that such events have been short-lived in the past.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to join rivals Manchester United (NYSE: MANU - news) this month, his manager Arsene Wenger said ahead of Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) 's Premier League match against Crystal Palace. The Chilean international is out of contract at the end of the season and was also a target for Manchester City, but United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) appear to have stolen a march on their local rivals. "I worked on transfers for 30 years so it is likely to happen, but at any moment it can break down ... If it doesn't happen, he will play on Saturday." Wenger told a news conference, adding that United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan could move in the other direction.
The oilfields were taken back under Baghdad's control last October after Iraqi government forces dislodged Kurdish fighters from the area. Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi and BP's president for the Middle East region, Michael Townshend, attended the signing ceremony at the Kirkuk office of the Iraqi state-run North Oil Company, which operates the fields, the ministry said.
Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) collapsed only days after Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) (RBS), one of the British group's main lenders, tightened the terms of its funding, court documents show. The RBS decision three days before the collapse served to weaken attempts to protect Carillion's cash position, the construction and services company's interim CEO Keith Cochrane said in a statement submitted to the High Court in London.
The collapse of Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) came only days after one of the British group's main lenders, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS (LSE: RBS.L - news) ), tightened terms on its funding, court documents show. The RBS decision three days before the collapse served to weaken attempts to protect Carillion's cash position, the construction and services company's interim CEO Keith Cochrane said in a statement submitted to the High Court in London.
The taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) (RBS) tightened the terms of its funding to the stricken Government contractor Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) three days before it was forced to call in liquidators. Sky News has obtained a witness statement filed at the High Court by Keith Cochrane, its interim chief executive, which details the increasingly frenetic nature of efforts to rescue the company. Carillion collapsed on Monday, raising doubts about the future of more than 19,000 UK staff and igniting a political firestorm over ministers' handling of the crisis.
Britain's main opposition party called on the government on Monday to explain why it awarded Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) contracts worth nearly 2 billion pounds ($2.75 billion) after the company had posted profit warnings. Construction and services company Carillion, a major government supplier, has been in talks with creditors on a rescue plan, and ministers overseeing everything from justice to transport have been discussing how they should respond to the possible demise of the business. The Labour Party's Jon Trickett said he wanted to know what due diligence the government had undertaken after the company issued its first profit warning and whether plans were in place to protect workers.
British building and services company Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) could enter administration on Monday unless Britain's government backs a rescue plan, Sky News reported on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) , citing sources. Carillion said on Friday it remained in "constructive discussions" with its creditors and suggestions that they had rejected its business plan were incorrect. A collapse of Carillion, which provides services to government departments including justice, health and education, and has built hospitals, roads and rail lines, would be felt across Britain and also in Canada and the Middle East where the 200-year-old company has worked on landmark projects.
Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) that the OPEC member's oil output capacity is nearing 5 million barrels per day, but the country will remain in full compliance with its output target under a global pact to cut supplies. Luaibi said the supply cut agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC producers should continue despite a rise in oil prices. "The market now is not 100 percent stable," he said at an industry conference in Abu Dhabi, adding that current oil prices could be sustained, but there might be some fluctuations.
Air France on Saturday denied that it had made an offer to buy the struggling airline Alitalia, a day after Italy's industry minister said the French flag carrier had made a joint bid with budget airline ...
Singapore authorities have been conducting extensive investigations after Shell first contacted them in August 2017 about theft at its Pulau Bukom industrial site that sits just south of the country's main island. Police have seized millions of dollars in cash and a small tanker in the sting operation involving simultaneous raids across Singapore. A Singapore court charged 11 men including eight Shell employees and two Vietnamese nationals on Tuesday related to the theft following a weekend raid arresting 17 people.
British building and services company Carillion Plc (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) is asking creditors to consider a debt extension or roll-over in financing talks, which are set to continue into Friday, a source familiar with the situation said. Carillion's shares fell more than 15 percent on Thursday as the market waited for news on efforts to shore up the debt-laden company's finances. The 200-year old group, which employs 43,000 people, said on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) that it would meet creditors on Wednesday to discuss a financial rescue plan.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - North and South Korea held their first talks in over two years on Tuesday, which Washington welcomed as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussion. The U.S. State Department said Washington would be interested in joining future talks, but stuck to its insistence that they must be aimed at denuclearisation, showing that a diplomatic breakthrough remains far off.
Customers and consumer groups have rounded on Just Eat (Frankfurt: A1100K - news) after the company imposed a new service charge on its orders ahead of a looming ban on all card surcharges. The takeaway delivery app imposed the 50p cost on all its customers from Monday having previously only applied it to online users. At the same time, the company removed a 50p fee for debit and credit card payments to comply with the change in the law.
The euro slipped a third of a percent on Monday as investors took profits after a recent rally though currency markets remained bullish about the outlook for the single currency on the backdrop of a strengthening economic recovery. With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) foreign exchange markets extending the "sell dollar" theme from late last year and Asian stocks creeping towards all-time peaks, the euro's dip was taken as an opportunity to buy the single currency by some investors. "The outlook for the Fed has been already priced into the market so the uncertainty is around ECB's policy stance though the low inflation and the strong euro will certainly be a concern for policymakers," said Kenneth Broux, an FX strategist at Societe Generale (Swiss: 519928.SW - news) in London.
With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) foreign exchange markets extending the sell-dollar theme from late last year and Asian stocks creeping towards all-time peaks, the euro's dip was taken as an opportunity to buy the single currency by some investors. "The overall trend is minutely supportive for the U.S. dollar as we are seeing a global recovery led by China and Europe and there is a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines waiting to buy European assets," said Peter Chatwell, head of European rates strategy at Mizuho International in London.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would announce changes to her ministerial team soon, with media reports saying her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers would keep their jobs in a reshuffle starting on Monday. After running a poorly received campaign at a national election last year that badly damaged her authority, May is leading a delicately balanced minority government tasked with delivering Britain's exit from the European Union. May said ministerial changes were necessary following the departure of her long-standing ally and de-facto deputy prime minister, Damian Green, whom she forced to resign in December after he made misleading statements about pornography found pornography on computers in his parliamentary office.
Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London's menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) , but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows. The event will see around 50 traditional catwalk shows over three days, with the remainder of the 80 designers on the bill showcasing their wares through a variety of other events, including digitally. The transition to new methods of connecting with buyers has cost the event some of its biggest catwalk names.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 28 (Reuters) - Italy's 10-year borrowing costs were little changed on Thursday ahead of the last bond auction of 2017 which is seen as a key test of investor appetite for a country that will hold elections early next year. Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD), hit by internal divisions and a banking scandal, has been sliding in opinion polls, with a new survey on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) putting it more than six points behind the anti-establishment and eurosceptic 5-Star Movement. Having benefited from an extension of the European Central Bank's ultra-easy monetary policy, Italian government bonds, known as BTPs, are seen as increasingly vulnerable to political risk.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 24 (Reuters) - London Zoo reopened on Sunday, a day after a fire that killed an aardvark and likely four meerkats and which left staff suffering from smoke inhalation and shock. The Zoo said an initial post mortem showed the aardvark named Misha most likely died from smoke inhalation whilst sleeping, while the four meerkats unaccounted for were presumed to have died. "We are all naturally devastated by this but are immensely grateful to the fire brigade, who reacted quickly to the situation to bring the fire under control," ZSL London Zoo said in a statement on Sunday.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 23 (Reuters) - An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing believed dead after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) , destroying a cafe and gift shop. The fire broke out shortly after 0600 GMT at the zoo's Animal Adventure section before spreading to the shop and cafe, near to an area where visitors can handle and feed animals, the zoo and London Fire Brigade said. More than 70 firefighters took three hours to bring the fire under control while desperate keepers who live on the site in Regent's Park in central London moved animals to safety.
Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 23 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $125 million to resolve claims that it made misrepresentations while selling mortgage-backed securities to two large California pension funds, the state's attorney general has announced. The settlement announced on Friday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was the latest by RBS aimed at resolving claims stemming from its sale of mortgage-backed securities, which were at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis. Becerra's office said those securities were typically backed by thousands of mortgage loans of varying quality in which the buyer relied on the assurance that those mortgages were carefully screened and were not overly risky.
At least one mystery bidder is circling the serviced office giant previously known as Regus (Other OTC: RGSJF - news) in the wake of an autumn profit warning which sent its shares crashing. Sky News has learnt that International Workplace Group (IWG (LSE: IWG.L - news) ) has been sounded out about a potential takeover in the last two months valuing the company at about £2.5bn. The identity of the prospective bidder was unclear this weekend, with analysts speculating that the likes of Blackstone (NYSE: BX - news) and Brookfield - both of which have extensive track records as investors in real estate-backed companies - could be interested.
FRANKFURT, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 23 (Reuters) - Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele has ruled out the introduction of official digital money for the euro zone and warned of losses from investments in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, according to a German newspaper. "Digital central bank money analogous to cash is currently not in sight," Thiele told weekly Euro am Sonntag in an interview published on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) . Digital currencies allow users to make online transactions across borders instantaneously and have surged in popularity this year because of their eye-watering price rises.