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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares plunge on global growth, bank fears; U.S. yields fall

NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide stumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The dollar hit its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst week...
Source: Reuters | By: Sam Forgione
TransCanada takes 4Q hit after Obama blocks Keystone XL

CALGARY, Alberta— Energy company TransCanada Corp. says it lost US $1.79 billion in the fourth quarter, mostly because of its stalled Keystone XL pipeline proposal. The Calgary- based company reported Thursday that it took a US $2.08 billion non-cash charge related to Keystone XL, which President Barack Obama blocked late last year. TransCanada has launched a...
Source: The Associated Press
Why Europe's big banks still scare investors

CNBC takes a look at Europe's largest banks in the region by market capitalization and considers what, if anything, you need to worry about.
Source: | By: Katy Barnato
EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso hits all-time low on oil, global growth worries

SAO PAULO, Feb 11- The Mexican peso hit a record low on Thursday as a lingering slump in oil prices and concerns over global growth drove investors away from riskier assets. Worried that lower crude prices and weakness in world No. 2 economy China could have lasting effects on the global economy, investors have been unwinding trades that sought to profit from high...
Source: Reuters | By: Bruno Federowski
CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls in broad retreat, gold miners gain

TORONTO, Feb 11- Canada's main stock index fell to a three-week low in early trade on Thursday, as investors broadly retreated from global stocks amid fears of financial instability while gold miners gained as bullion hit a one-year high.
Source: Reuters
30-year bond futures hit highest level in 40 years

U.S. Treasury security yields plunged on Thursday to levels not seen since 2012 in some cases.
Source: Reuters
GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, stocks plunge sparks scramble for safety

*Wall Street expected to open down 1.7 percent. *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. LONDON, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 16- month low against the yen on Thursday and headed for its worst week since the Lehman crisis as investors scrambled for relative safety, buying up gold and top-rated bonds and dumping stocks.
Source: Reuters | By: Marc Jones
US 10-year yield breaches 3-year low

U.S. government bond yields hit multi-year lows Thursday as investors looked to the second day of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony.
Source: | By: staff
FOREX-Yen surges 2 percent vs dollar as global worries deepen

*Japan& China shut for public holidays. LONDON, Feb 11- The yen jumped 2 percent to its strongest in 15 months against the dollar on Thursday in another wave of global capital flows into the traditional security of Japan, raising expectations of official intervention to cool the currency's rise. "We got to 8 a.m. this morning and it just hit in a wave," said Richard Benson,...
Source: Reuters | By: Patrick Graham
Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent

PARIS— Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant. The French company said Thursday that profit adjusted for changes in the value of inventories and one-time items dropped to $2.1 billion from $2.8 billion in the same period a year earlier. In 2016, Total will cut capital investment by...
Source: The Associated Press