*Ukraine tensions add safety bid. Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of bringing troops into the southeast of the country in support of pro- Moscow separatist rebels. "It's all about Europe," said Ira Jersey, an interest rate strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.» Read More
*Report of Russian troop movements into Ukraine brings concerns back to forefront. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday after Ukraine's president said Russian forces had been brought into his country, bringing concerns over the volatile region back into focus.
LONDON, Aug 28- The euro clung to modest gains and a rally in Europe's share and bond markets cooled on Thursday as investors put bets on possible fresh ECB stimulus next week on hold ahead of German inflation data.
*German inflation figures due at 1200 GMT. *Italy sells up to 8 bln euros of five- and 10- year bonds. LONDON, Aug 28- Euro zone bond yields held at record lows on Thursday as a drop in Spanish inflation in August kept pressure on the European Central Bank to ease policy further.
European 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.
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 it needed to strike a single deal with all bondholders that have rejected past restructuring agreements.
*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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.