China says EU should take steel dumping claims to WTO

BEIJING, Feb 6 China's Ministry of Commerce said that claims it was dumping steel in Europe should be put to the World Trade Organization (WTO), responding to reports that the European Commission (EC) was preparing to impose duties on imported Chinese steel.

UPDATE 4-Argentina offers $6.5 billion cash deal to end debt battle

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5 Argentina offered a $6.5 billion cash payment to creditors suing the country over defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end a festering 14-year legal battle that transformed it into a financial markets pariah.

UPDATE 2-Washington lawmakers nix bill linking tax breaks to Boeing jobs

SEATTLE, Feb 5 Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have forced Boeing to keep a minimum number of jobs in the state in exchange for receiving billions of dollars in tax breaks.

Industrials, Stocks, Markets 05 Feb 2016

EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico, Brazil currencies drop on U.S. data

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 5 Mexico's peso and Brazil's real slumped on Friday after data showed a pickup in U.S. wages in January that backed the view that the Federal Reserve could raise U.S. rates again this year. Tightening financial market conditions and signs that both the U.S. and global economies were slowing had undercut the case for a Fed rate hike next month and lowered the probability of monetary policy tightening this year. But a quicker pace of rate

Stocks, Currencies, Markets 05 Feb 2016

Argentine finance secretary goes home after debt talks in New York

NEW YORK, Feb 5 Argentina's Finance Secretary Luis Caputo said he was returning to Buenos Aires from New York where he held groundbreaking talks this week with creditors suing the South American country over unpaid debt.

Fitch upgrades Ireland to 'A', hands government timely boost

DUBLIN, Feb 5 Fitch raised Ireland's credit rating a notch to 'A' on Friday, taking the unusual step of upgrading a country's debt in the middle of an election campaign, a move that could potentially hand the government parties a boost.

Markets 05 Feb 2016

Florida plans $1.2 bln revenue bond sale for next week

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5 Florida will come to the market with $1.2 billion in revenue bonds on Feb. 8 issued by the State Board of Administration Finance Corporation, formerly known as the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF).

Markets 05 Feb 2016

Argentina presents proposal in NY to end debt battle

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5 Argentina presented a proposal on Friday to creditors to end their battle in U.S. courts over debt the country defaulted on in 2002, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

State lawmakers nix bill linking aerospace tax breaks to Boeing jobs

SEATTLE, Feb 5 Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have linked $8.9 billion in state aerospace industry tax breaks to Boeing Co employment levels. (Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by Leslie Adler)

Industrials, Stocks, Markets 05 Feb 2016

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ pressured by jobs loss, lower oil prices

(Adds analyst comment, data on short positions; updates prices) * Canadian dollar at C$1.3908, or 71.90 U.S. cents * Bond prices higher across the maturity curve By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, Feb 5 The Canadian dollar lost ground against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after weak Canadian jobs data underlined the economy's struggles to cope with an oil shock, while oil prices fell and U.S. wage inflation renewed bets on higher U.S. rates this year. The sharp move

Currencies, Markets 05 Feb 2016


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