*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.» Read More
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.
*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.
*Digital Ally gains before bell, has tripled this month. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to buy after a rally in the previous session that took the S&P 500 above 2,000 for the first time.
LONDON, Aug 26- The euro hit its lowest level in nearly a year against the dollar and euro zone government bond yields fell on Tuesday on growing expectations the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy as soon as next week.
TOKYO, Aug 26- Japanese government bond yields dipped on Tuesday, as the market followed declining yields in U.S. The Ministry of Finance will release the auction results at 0345 GMT. European government bonds have been rallying on expectations the European Central Bank will ease further to revive flagging economic growth.
Aug 25- Municipal bonds will no longer be part of the easily sellable assets that banks can use to show they are able to survive a credit crunch, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Public Affairs Office of the Federal Reserve could not be reached out for comment outside of regular U.S. business hours.
WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were unchanged in Monday's auction with both the three-month and six-month bills going for the same rates as the previous week. The Treasury Department auctioned $29 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.030 percent, matching last week's rate.
Detroit expects the refinancing will result in savings projected at about $241 million over 26 years.
US TREASURIES GIVE UP EARLIER MODEST PRICE GAINS TO TRADE FLAT, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.41 PERCENT.
NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. Treasuries yields dipped on Monday in light trading, as European bonds rallied on expectations the European Central Bank will use more stimulus to revive flagging growth in the region.
LONDON, Aug 25- Yields on most euro zone government bonds hit record lows on Monday as speculation grew that the European Central Bank was preparing a big programme of asset purchases to counter wilting inflation. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and others saw their yields hit all-time lows.
LONDON, Aug 25- Euro zone bond yields fell sharply on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi boosted speculation that the monetary authority will eventually loosen its policy by printing money.
The China property market's lack of mortgage securities has allowed it to skirt one of the systemic causes of the U.S. property crash, until now.
TOKYO, Aug 25- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly firmer on Monday, with the yield curve flattening at the longest end, helped by pension funds' month-end buying.
DETROIT, Aug 22- The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners agreed on Friday to repurchase nearly $1.5 billion of water and sewer revenue bonds tendered by investors by a deadline on Thursday.
Left-leaning President Cristina Fernandez unveiled on Tuesday measures that would see the South American country make payments on debts held under foreign legislation in Argentina and push bondholders to bring their notes under Argentine law.
Aug 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc could pay about $1.1 billion to settle claims from the U.S. housing finance regulator that it sold bad mortgage-backed securities, the Financial Times reported.