NEW YORK, Sept 22- Citigroup Inc plans to ask a U.S. judge to put on hold an order barring it from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentina's local laws following its 2002 default.» Read More
MALVERN, Pa., Sept 16- As U.S. investors race into Vanguard Group mutual and exchange-traded funds at breakneck speeds, the No. 1 mutual fund company's overseas operations have expanded at a comparative snail's pace.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as buyers fretted over possible shifts in America's ultra loose monetary policy and about the independence referendum in Scotland on Thursday, which could shake global markets.
TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese government bond yields rose to their highest levels in some months on Tuesday, tracking higher U.S. bond yields on expectations of earlier rate increases by the U.S. Given that uncertainty, market players are worried that demand at an auction of 1.2 trillion yen 20- year JGBs on Wednesday could be weak.
WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dropping to the lowest level in nearly a year while rates on six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.020 percent last week.
NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. "There was a lot of anxiety last week about the Fed... and that had pushed yields up but at this point the market may have adequately priced in all that," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.
NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. "It's that circular argument that weak growth is going to inhibit the Fed from raising rates any time soon," said Kim Rupert, managing director at Action Economics in San Francisco. Trading was also driven in part by unexpectedly strong New York State manufacturing data but which also contained weak jobs indicators, Rupert said.
FORT WORTH, Texas— RadioShack's chief financial officer has resigned after less than a year in the position. RadioShack warned last week that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Standard& Poor's Ratings Services cut RadioShack's corporate credit rating further into junk territory on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. stock index futures were falling slightly on Monday after data showing China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August triggered some downgrades in 2014 growth forecasts for the world's second-largest economy.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 14- Argentina will pay holders of its restructured sovereign debt thanks to a bill passed by its Congress last week despite a U.S. court ruling, the country's economy minister told a local radio show on Sunday.
The total AUM of emerging market funds tracked by the Boston- based EPFR Global consultancy had risen to $1.4 trillion from $900 million before the Lehman crisis, it added. While these amounts are dwarfed by the AUM of funds dedicated to the United States or Europe, they are large relative to emerging stock and bond markets.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— A law designed to restructure Argentina's debt and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that pushed the government into default could be difficult to apply and worsen the country's frail economy, analysts say.
SAO PAULO, Sept 12- Brazil's central bank will extend its currency intervention program into 2015 and may increase the rollover pace of expiring currency swaps to curb volatility in the real, a person on President Dilma Rousseff's economic team said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday weighed by energy shares as crude prices continued to fall, while high-yielding utilities and telecom shares also sold off as Treasury yields jumped.
*Spanish yields record biggest weekly rise since mid-2013. *S&P upgrades Greece to B from B-. LONDON, Sept 12- Spanish bond yields recorded their biggest weekly rise in more than a year on Friday as expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike exacerbated weakness triggered by concerns that Scotland's independence referendum was emboldening Catalan separatists.
*Scots vote, Ukraine tension bog down global stock prices. Nervousness about a Scottish vote next week on a split from the United Kingdom and tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine also weighed on stocks and other riskier investments, analysts said.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in July.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures indicated Wall Street may open slightly lower on Friday, as the latest economic data gave little insight into the health of consumer spending. Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in August, as expected, while the July report was revised to show growth of 0.3 percent rather than flat growth. Futures snapshot at 8:41 a.m. EDT:.
ATHENS, Greece— Greece has made its second successful return to the bond markets as the government revealed Friday that it was beating a key bailout budget target— and by a big margin.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, with investors holding off on making big bets ahead of the release of key consumer data, though the Dow and S&P 500 were on track to snap a five-week streak of gains. *Investors are looking ahead to August retail sales data, due at 8:30 a.m. EDT, which are seen rising 0.6 percent.
Sept 12- The U.S. Treasury Department is monitoring banks that are shifting some of their trading operations overseas to avoid tough swaps rules in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source from the department.