• NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. "It's a tug-of-war between the lift-off date and reacting to Europe and asset allocation," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • ATHENS, July 9- Greece will start taking orders from investors for a three-year bond later on Wednesday or on Thursday, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. A Greek official told Reuters in June that Athens was considering a sale before August of a bond with a maturity of three or seven years to raise 2 billion to 3 billion euros.


  • JGBs lifted by sagging stocks, rallying Treasuries Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:13 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 9- Japanese government bond prices were mostly firmer on Wednesday, lifted by sagging Tokyo shares and an overnight rally by U.S. Superlong JGB maturities lagged slightly, weighed by Thursday's 700 billion yen 30- year debt auction. Tokyo's Nikkei fell to a one-week low in the wake of a broad selloff on Wall Street.

  • *Fed buys $1.07 billion of Treasuries due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. "The weak wage component offset the stronger-than-expected headlines, so there's nothing to set off the Fed for an earlier rate hike," said Charles Retzky, director of futures sales at Mizuho Securities USA in Chicago.

  • This was untrue, according to the SEC, because Kings Canyon failed to make some of the annual disclosures of financial information and other events that it had promised to make when it conducted three other bond offerings in 2006 and 2007..

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina said on Tuesday it would meet with a mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors for a second time this week, lifting market hopes for a deal needed to avoid another painful debt default.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina said on Tuesday it would meet with a mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors for a second time this week, lifting market hopes for a deal needed to avoid another painful debt default.

  • The series of examinations, which will likely begin this summer or fall, will also gauge funds' compliance with securities industry laws and regulations, said Norm Champ, director of the SEC's Division of Investment Management, in prepared remarks published by the agency late on Monday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina's top presidential candidates say a deal to avoid a debt default is essential for their economic reform programs but they are not attacking the government's hard stance against "holdout" investors because it could be political suicide.

  • *U.S. to sell $27 billion in new three-year notes. "They are pricing out an aggressive Fed," said Michael Franzese, senior vice president of fixed income trading at ED&F Man Capital in New York.

  • Stock futures point to lower US open Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock futures pointed to a second straight day of declines on Wall Street Tuesday following record highs last week. EUROPE: France's CAC-40 and Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent. ASIA: In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.4 percent.

  • LONDON, July 8- Energy exchange-traded products attracted almost $200 million in June as investors moved into crude oil after civil war broke out in Iraq, the latest monthly flows data from asset manager BlackRock showed.

  • JGBs firm in line with Treasuries, linker sale eyed Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 8- Japanese government bond prices mostly edged up on Tuesday in line with gains in U.S. As expected, the Bank of Japan did not offer to buy any JGBs under its massive asset-purchase program, as the central bank normally refrains whenever the Ministry of Finance conducts a JGB auction.

  • Argentina's economy chief kicks off debt talks Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    In a much-anticipated meeting with a court-appointed mediator, Axel Kicillof reiterated his government's request that a New York judge presiding over the case extend a July 30 deadline for Argentina to pay some $1.5 billion awarded to bondholders.

  • The minister re-iterated that Argentina could not carry out Griesa's ruling to immediately pay $1.33 billion plus accrued interest to the group of holdouts led by Elliott Management Corp and Aurelius Capital Management, according to a ministry statement.

  • US Treasury bill rates fall at weekly auction Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction, with rates reaching their lowest level in two weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $25 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.030 percent, down from 0.040 percent last week.

  • Troubled Puerto Rico utility delays debt payments Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The financially troubled power company in Puerto Rico said Monday that it reached an agreement with lenders to delay payments on its lines of credit, giving it some breathing room as it seeks to avoid a default that spook bond markets. The law, which is being challenged in court, spooked investors and prompted downgrades of Puerto Rico debt.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Longer-dated U.S. While Thursday's government payrolls report showed a robust 288,000 increase in hiring in June and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low at 6.1 percent, some traders were not convinced the labor market is strong enough for Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers to tighten policy sooner.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- The dollar weakened against the yen and the euro on Monday, in line with strengthening Treasuries, as investors continued to digest last week's strong U.S. employment report and speculated about when the Federal Reserve is likely to begin raising U.S. interest rates.