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  • *Ukraine tensions, month-end buying adds to bid. Bonds have gained since European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said last Friday that the bank was prepared to respond with all available tools if euro zone inflation dropped further.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURIES BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS FALL TO 3.11 PERCENT.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 27- Argentina's government on Wednesday ruled out further piecemeal debt talks with a small group of U.S. hedge funds and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders which have rejected past restructuring agreements as a single group.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it will hold an open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking to implement bank related regulations pertaining to liquidity ratios and margin requirements for non-cleared swaps.

  • Aug 27- The first interdealer trading platform aimed at opening up credit derivatives markets to new competition has hit roadblocks due to resistance from some banks that dominate such trading, according to several people familiar with the situation.

  • Detroit says investor demand for water/sewer bonds is big Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Aug 27- Detroit's sale on Tuesday of nearly $1.8 billion of water and sewer bonds attracted about $7.6 billion in orders and will save the bankrupt city nearly $250 million, city officials said on Wednesday.

  • SEC pushes securitization, rating agency reforms Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    The SEC finalized new rules that will give more transparency to asset-backed securities and was ready to vote on reforms for credit rating agencies.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 27- Argentina's government on Wednesday ruled out further piecemeal debt negotiations with a small group of U.S. hedge funds and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders who rejected past restructuring agreements as a single group.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Major U.S. stock indexes rose on Wednesday with the Standard& Poor's 500 holding around the 2,000 milestone, while bets the European Central Bank is on the brink of injecting more stimulus knocked the region's government bond yields to record lows.

  • *Ukraine tensions, month-end buying adds to bid. "There is a sympathy uptrade as Europe continues to rally, geopolitical concerns are still out there and there is no data to speak of," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. Tensions in the Ukraine added some safety demand for U.S. debt.

  • *Upswing seen as intact but volume has been light. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday, as investors found few reasons to keep buying after a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even as there was little seen on the horizon that could derail the rally.

  • US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher with indexes at records Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    *Upswing seen as intact, but volume has been light. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday, suggesting the market's recent upswing that has taken indexes to repeated records, was set to continue with little on the horizon to derail the rally. Federal Reserve stimulus and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

  • TOKYO, Aug 27- Japanese government bonds were mostly steady on Wednesday, underpinned by Bank of Japan purchases. The BOJ surprised some market participants in the morning when it offered to buy the new 40- year JGBs and 5- year to 10- year JGBs under its massive JGB purchase program.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Blackrock Florida Municipal Bond Trust: Approximately 600 shares changed hands, a 93.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 14 or. 3 percent to $45.48.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 27- China's foreign investment mix is changing, with portfolio investors buying more stocks but foreign direct investment falling to a two-year low on a slowing economy, rising business costs and anti-monopoly probes and crackdowns on foreign firms.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- U.S. banks will not be able to include municipal bonds in mandatory buffers of easy-to-sell assets under rules nearing final approval, a person familiar with the process said on Tuesday.

  • BNY Mellon, a financial intermediary between the Argentine government and its bond investors, in June held onto a $539 million interest payment owed to bondholders on the orders of a U.S. court. The Argentine government argued it had met its debt obligations and urged holders of exchange debt to pursue BNY Mellon for payment.

  • TREASURIES-Yields curve steepens on profit taking Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    *Ukraine tensions keep safety bid for U.S. debt. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Most U.S. "There has been recent flattening of the curve to the narrowest levels since January 2009, and some people are unwinding that trade," said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • *Ukraine tensions keep safety bid for U.S. debt. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. "It's tough for Treasuries to sell off here given what's going on in Europe," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.