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.» Read More
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.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Stock markets around the world closed with modest gains on Wednesday after the U.S. The dollar hit a 14- month high and the benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury note yield hit its highest level since July 7 after the Fed's projections suggested that some officials see rates rising more quickly than the U.S. central bank projected three months ago.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. The Fed pleased many investors by pledging to keep policies accommodative for a "considerable time" but spooked others by raising projections for interest rate levels in 2015 and later, according to Anthony Valeri, investment strategist at LPL Financial in San Diego.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday met to propose 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.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index dropped 0.2 percent last month as a broad decline in energy prices offset increases in food and shelter costs.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of a key statement by the Federal Reserve which is expected to provide clues on the next monetary policy move by the U.S. central bank.
TOKYO, Sept 17- Japanese government bond prices rebounded on Wednesday after an auction of 1.2 trillion yen 20- year JGBs drew solid bids, pulling yields back from 3- month highs. The 10- year JGB yield dropped 2.0 basis points to 0.555 percent, having reversed an earlier rise to a three month-high of 0.580 percent.
TOKYO, Sept 17- JGB prices edged down, pushing the 10- year yield to a three-month high, as regional banks took profits ahead of their half-year book-closing and ahead of 20- year JGB auction later in the day. The 10- year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.580 percent, its highest level since June 24 while the 20- year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 1.405 percent.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- Rising volatility in U.S. interest rates is seen in coming months as traders expect the Federal Reserve to move away from its near-zero interest rate policy held for the past six years.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A U.S. court on Tuesday largely rejected an attempt by banking groups to limit the U.S. swaps regulator's ability to apply its rules overseas, a hotly debated issue as the agency reins in the $710 trillion global market.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. After surrendering bigger price gains, driven in part by an independence referendum on Thursday in Scotland, yields on benchmark 10- year Treasury notes late on Tuesday were little changed at 2.582 percent.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 16- Argentina called in the United States' top diplomat in the country on Tuesday to express its "deep indignation" over a local newspaper interview in which he made reference the South American country's latest debt default.
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A court on Tuesday largely rejected a challenge from banking groups to the way the U.S. swaps regulator applies its rules overseas, a hotly debated issue as it reins in the $710 trillion global market.
MALVERN, Pa., Sept 16- As U.S. investors race into Vanguard Group mutual and exchange-traded funds at breakneck speeds, the No. 1 mutual fund company's overseas operations have expanded at a comparative snail's pace.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as buyers fretted over possible shifts in America's ultra loose monetary policy and about the independence referendum in Scotland on Thursday, which could shake global markets.
TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese government bond yields rose to their highest levels in some months on Tuesday, tracking higher U.S. bond yields on expectations of earlier rate increases by the U.S. Given that uncertainty, market players are worried that demand at an auction of 1.2 trillion yen 20- year JGBs on Wednesday could be weak.
WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dropping to the lowest level in nearly a year while rates on six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.020 percent last week.
NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. "There was a lot of anxiety last week about the Fed... and that had pushed yields up but at this point the market may have adequately priced in all that," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.
NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. "It's that circular argument that weak growth is going to inhibit the Fed from raising rates any time soon," said Kim Rupert, managing director at Action Economics in San Francisco. Trading was also driven in part by unexpectedly strong New York State manufacturing data but which also contained weak jobs indicators, Rupert said.