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NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Friday as traders took advantage of a recent rise in yields to do some bargain hunting following a week dominated by Federal Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have broken up Britain.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Friday as long maturities with relatively fat yields put up the best gains at the end of a trading week dominated by Federal Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have broken up Britain.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stock index futures were rising early on Friday, building on record highs set in the previous session by the Dow industrials and S&P 500 and ahead of the debut of Alibaba Group on the New York Stock Exchange.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly higher on Friday, erasing earlier losses despite gains in share prices, helped by short-covering after a recent sell-off. The 10- year JGB futures price rose 0.09 point to 145.50 while the 10- year cash JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.560 percent.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Investors in U.S.-based funds added a net $6.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended Sept. 17, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock mutual funds attracted $646 million of that money, with stock exchange-traded funds drawing in $6.1 billion.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- A U.S. appeals court signaled its displeasure with Argentina on Thursday as Citigroup Inc warned it faces "serious and imminent hazard" if it follows a judge's order not to process an upcoming interest payment due to bondholders.
Sept 18- Major institutional investors such as BlackRock will likely receive the bulk of roughly $22 billion worth of Alibaba Group Holdings shares being sold in an initial public offering set to price later on Thursday, people familiar with the situation said.
NEW YORK— To find the year's best-performing mutual funds, head east. In India, excitement surrounding a new prime minister has catapulted stocks higher, and mutual funds that focus on the country have reaped the gains. India has struggled with high inflation and a slow-moving bureaucracy that has hurt growth, analysts say.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. That level was last seen in May 2011. "The Fed worked so hard this week to not scare the market about rate increases, it ended up doing precisely what it tried to avoid," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis.
Sept 18- Big institutional investors like Blackrock will likely get the bulk of roughly $22 billion worth of Alibaba Group Holdings shares being sold in an initial public offering set to price later on Thursday, people familiar with the situation said.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- The amount of outstanding U.S. municipal bonds grew slightly in the second quarter, but individual investors continued to pull back from the sector, putting overall holdings at an eight-year low, Federal Reserve data released on Thursday showed.
WASHINGTON— Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that household wealth rose 1.7 percent in the second quarter to $81.5 trillion. Americans' stock and mutual fund portfolios gained $1 trillion.
District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said Uber must face multiple civil counts, including an allegation the company violated California's unfair competition laws. San Francisco- based Uber raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a June funding round, which valued the fast-growing service at $18.2 billion at the time.
LONDON, Sept 18- Investors are starting to price the risk of Russia's credit rating falling to junk if Western sanctions and Moscow's response plunge the economy into recession and deplete its $450 billion reserves. Moody's, which rates Russia Baa1 or three notches above junk, said this week that the latest sanctions were credit negative.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. That level was last seen in May 2011. Prices for three-year notes were off 4/ 32, taking their yield to 1.117 percent, a level last touched during April 2011.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stock index futures were higher in light volume on Thursday, setting up the S&P 500 to test resistance at its record high, a day after the Federal Reserve said interest rates would remain low for a considerable while.
TOKYO, Sept 18- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Thursday on the back of a relatively sharp rise in U.S. The BOJ offered to buy 400 billion yen of JGBs in the 5- year to 10- year zone, 100 billion yen in the 10- year to 25- year zone, and 30 billion yen in the 25- year to 40- year zone under its massive JGB purchase program, as widely expected.
Sept 17- The Michigan Strategic Fund board gave final approval on Wednesday for the sale of up to $450 million of 30- year revenue bonds for a downtown Detroit arena that will be home to the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings.
Kent Hiteshew, director of the Treasury's newly-formed Office of State and Local Finance, told a meeting of bond attorneys that he was aware of concerns that the elimination of municipal bonds from the definition of banks' high-quality liquid assets could potentially limit bank demand for the debt, pumping up costs of new bond issuance.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday proposed a new rule for safety margins for uncleared swaps, a last remaining building block in its efforts to make the $710 trillion global market safer.