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  • SOFIA, July 29- Bulgaria's outgoing parliament voted on Tuesday to widen the 2014 fiscal deficit target and raise 3.4 billion levs in new debt, giving the next government some of the tools needed to solve the country's banking crisis.

  • Argentina fights with debt holdouts; default nears Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina risks financial default unless it reaches an agreement with a group of holdout bondholders by Wednesday. The swap, however, failed to resolve Argentina's troubles. Argentina's government lined up two more swaps in 2005 and 2010, offering existing creditors new bonds worth much less than the old ones.

  • Argentina is out of legal options to avoid paying a court-ordered $1.33 billion, plus interest, to the holdout creditors who declined to restructure their bonds.

  • US TREASURIES PRICES RISE AFTER FIVE-YEAR NOTE AUCTION SEES SOLID DEMAND FROM INDIRECT BIDDERS.

  • Argentina officials in US for debt deadline talks Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    The Argentina group, which included Lopez, Javier Pargament from Argentina's treasury office, and two lawyers, did not speak to reporters who waited outside a midtown Manhattan building. But talks have been sporadic and have failed to bring representatives of Argentina to the table with lawyers for U.S. hedge funds.

  • US TREASURIES ERASE EARLIER PRICE GAINS BEFORE FIVE-YEAR NOTE AUCTION, TRADE LITTLE CHANGED ON DAY.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. Ten-year German government bond yields, the benchmark for euro zone borrowing costs, hit record lows of 1.12 percent, as the prospect of a fresh round of long-term loans to banks from the European Central Bank from September supported euro zone debt.

  • Argentina bonds up slightly on eve of expected default Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 29- Argentina bonds were drifting higher Tuesday morning amid light volumes, as government representatives prepared for last-minute talks in New York to avoid a technical default later this week.

  • US TREASURIES PARE PRICE GAINS AFTER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.47 PCT.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURIES YIELDS FALL TO 3.22 PERCENT, LOWEST IN A YEAR.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. Ten-year German government bond yields, the benchmark for euro zone borrowing costs, hit record lows of 1.12 percent, as the prospect of a fresh round of long-term loans to banks from the European Central Bank from September supported euro zone debt.

  • *Net income $1.06/ shr vs. est 99 cents/ shr. July 28- McGraw Hill Financial Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by growth in its Standard& Poor's ratings unit due to a resurgent bond market. Revenue from the S&P business rose 11 percent to $664 million in the quarter, accounting for nearly half of McGraw Hill's total revenue.

  • *Bank of Cyprus raises 1 bln euros from EU, US investors. LONDON/ NICOSIA, July 29- Bank of Cyprus, which has just raised 1 billion euros from investors, plans to sell up to 1 billion euros in bonds in September, chief executive John Hourican said, a move that would mark a rehabilitation of the euro zone's first bank to recapitalise using depositors' cash.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise on earnings, data on tap Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    *Pfizer, Merck rise as results beat expectations. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on home prices and consumer sentiment.

  • MOSCOW, July 29- Russia's finance ministry said in a statement on Tuesday it was cancelling this week's treasury bond auction due to "unfavourable market conditions". This is the second straight week the ministry has cancelled the auction. The ministry holds its weekly domestic bonds sales on Wednesdays and announces the planned sales volume on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, July 29- Bank of Cyprus hopes to issue a covered bond of between 500 million euros and 1 billion euros in September, its chief executive John Hourican told Reuters on Tuesday. Investors who bought into the capital raise include famed U.S/ billionaire Wilbur Ross and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Argentina has fought in court for a dozen years against the claims of holdout investors in its defaulted debt, and Argentina has lost. Argentina defied court-ordered demands to pay all its bondholders by a June 30 deadline, and a 30- day grace period runs out this week.

  • JGBs steady in quiet trade ahead of US economic events Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:38 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 29- Japanese government bonds were mostly steady after a quiet morning session characterized by low trading activity as investors looked ahead to several key events and data this week.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- A U.S. judge on Monday said Citigroup Inc could make a one-time interest payment on Argentina bonds governed by that country's law, and which are held by creditors that participated in the country's prior debt restructurings.

  • Rates on US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills unchanged, while rates on three-month bills rose to their highest level in four weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $27 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.030 percent, up from 0.025 percent last week.