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TOKYO, July 24- Long-dated Japanese government bond prices inched up on Thursday as investors bought those maturities, spurred by recent declines in German Bunds and U.S. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to 0.520 percent.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 23- Brazil's Treasury on Wednesday sold $3.5 billion worth of a new 30- year global bond, while offering to buy back shorter-dated maturities that had been issued under costlier terms.
NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 23- Argentina will keep talking to "holdout" investors suing the country for full payment on their bonds, but its demands should not be trivialized as whims, its president said on Wednesday.
BOSTON, July 23- New rules announced on Wednesday will likely drive safety-oriented retail investors away from some money market funds because they highlight risks and make it harder to pull cash out when market turmoil strikes.
WASHINGTON, July 23- U.S. regulators adopted moderate reforms for money market mutual funds on Wednesday, in what amounted to a compromise that aims to balance the need to reduce the risk of runs on the funds while still protecting the product's utility for investors.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 23- Brazil's Treasury launched $1 billion worth of a new 30- year benchmark global bond on Wednesday and offered to buy back costlier, shorter-dated maturities as it seeks to take advantage of a growing appetite for Brazilian assets.
NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices ended slightly lower on Wednesday in thin trading, but their near-term outlook remained positive on safe-haven demand as global tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine persisted. Treasuries maturing August 2022 through May 2024 as part of its economic stimulus program, also helped keep a lid on yields.
NEW YORK, July 23- Standard& Poor's said on Wednesday it had raised New York state's debt rating by one notch, putting it just under a top investment grade, due to the state government's stronger budgeting practices.
WASHINGTON, July 23- A top official will leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to become the head of a banking group 10 days later in a spin through the revolving regulator-to-lobby-group door that is striking even by Washington standards.
NEW YORK, July 23- A court-appointed mediator in the Argentina debt dispute said he had to push back by a day the start of the latest round of settlement talks on Wednesday because the Argentine delegation "could not get here in time."
SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, July 23- Brazil's Treasury is offering on Wednesday a new 30- year global bond and buying back as many as eight shorter-dated issues, in a bid to take advantage of growing appetite for Brazilian assets and improve the country's dollar-denominated yield curve.
NEW YORK, July 23- Settlement talks set for Wednesday between Argentina and bondholders who did not participate in the country's past debt restructuring have been rescheduled for Thursday, the court-appointed mediator said.
NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices edged higher for a third straight session on Wednesday on continued safe-haven demand as global tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine persisted.
WASHINGTON/ HONG KONG, July 23- A member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will become the new head of a bank lobby group that is fighting the derivatives regulator in court over a crucial new rule curtailing Wall Street.
*Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise. NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Wednesday, boosted by bullish earnings from companies like Microsoft and Boeing, though conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip weighed on investor confidence.
*Chinese firm said to now have enough cash to pay off $64.5 mln bond. SHANGHAI, July 23- A troubled Chinese construction company avoided a landmark bond default at the last minute on Wednesday, raising enough funds to pay off both principal and interest on a 400 million yuan bond, people directly involved in the matter told Reuters.
HONG KONG, July 23- Global derivatives trade group, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, said on Wednesday it had appointed leading U.S. regulator Scott O'Malia as its chief executive.
However, the prospect of more sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and a downed Malaysian airliner kept risk aversion on the table in the bond market, where German 10- year yields nudged down to 1.16 percent, just shy of record lows.
July 23- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a financial industry lobby group, named Commodity Futures Trading Commission commissioner Scott O'Malia as chief executive.
SHANGHAI, July 23- China's Huatong Road& Bridge Group Co Ltd managed to avoid a landmark bond default at the last minute on Wednesday, raising enough funds to pay off both principal and interest on a 400 million yuan bond due by the end of the day, sources directly involved in the issue told Reuters.