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  • June 30- U.S. mutual funds holding about $1.7 billion in Puerto Rico debt have sued the cash-strapped commonwealth, accusing it of passing a law modeled after the U.S. bankruptcy code that could undermine the rights of American investors.

  • *U.S. pending home sales hit 8- month high in May. NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. "There is reluctance to have the same size of positions today, because traders don't want to be burned again," said Priya Misra, head of U.S. rates strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, referring to their bearish positions at the start of the quarter.

  • June 30- U.S. mutual funds holding about $1.7 billion in Puerto Rico debt have sued the cash-strapped commonwealth, accusing the Caribbean island of passing an act modeled after the U.S. bankruptcy code in what could be a potential threat to American investors. Puerto Rico is one of the largest issuers of debt in the U.S. municipal bond market.

  • *MannKind rallies on approval of inhaled insulin. NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Monday ahead of business activity and home sales data, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes set to close a sixth straight quarter of gains- a streak not seen in more than 14 years.

  • *Luxembourg to probe Espirito Santo holding firms. LONDON, June 30- Portuguese government bond yields rose on Monday because of uncertainty about the country's largest bank, whose shares plunged as Luxembourg justice authorities launched a probe into three of its holding companies.

  • *Sells 43.85 bln rupees of bonds in 3 weeks via online platform. MUMBAI, June 30- India's central bank has quietly switched to using an electronic bond trading platform to manage cash levels in the debt market, hoping a more discreet approach will have less impact on bond yields, two officials familiar with the trades told Reuters.

  • MUMBAI, June 30- India's central bank has quietly switched to using an electronic bond trading platform to manage cash levels in the debt market, hoping a more discreet approach will have less impact on bond yields, two officials familiar with the trades told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Even as BlackRock Inc is set to amass $1 trillion in exchange-traded fund assets in its iShares business, U.S. retail investors increasingly prefer to send their money to low-cost leader Vanguard Group, highlighting a weak spot for the world's biggest money manager.

  • JGBs steady to lower, investors look to BOJ tankan Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 10:36 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 30- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly lower in very quiet trading on Monday, with many market players on the sidelines at the end of quarter and ahead of the Bank of Japan's "tankan" corporate sentiment survey. The current 10- year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.560 percent.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, June 27- Brazil's central bank did not announce so far on Friday a usual auction to roll over currency swaps that are set to expire early next month, a sign it wants to slow recent gains in the real.

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York told lawyers representing Argentina and BNY Mellon that any attempt to make payment to bondholders without complying with his court is illegal.

  • June 27- Debt in some of Puerto Rico's biggest public corporations slumped in heavy trade on Friday after a new law allowing them to restructure their debt sparked ratings downgrades and fears of imminent default.

  • TREASURIES-Prices turn down at end of winning week Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    *Volatility seen muted pending fresh US jobs data. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. Yields on Friday rose on thin volumes in part on profit-taking by traders, who saw benchmark 10- year Treasury notes drop by about 10 basis points Monday through Thursday, according to BNP Paribas interest-rate strategist Aaron Kohli.

  • The holdouts want full repayment on bonds that Argentina defaulted on in 2002 and they have won a string of victories in U.S. courts that put the country on the brink of a new default.

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York told lawyers representing Argentina and BNY Mellon that any attempt to make payment to bondholders without complying with his court is illegal.

  • EU throws down gauntlet to U.S. over derivatives Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    *Transatlantic tug-of-war over derivatives continues. LONDON, June 27- The European Union said it will help build a seamless global market in financial derivatives by accepting rules used in five countries, adding the United States would get the green light too if it showed flexibility.

  • June 27- Debt-strapped casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp said it will shut its Showboat Atlantic City casino in August due to falling revenue and high property tax in Atlantic City. Revenue from Atlantic City has declined by more than $3 billion since 2006 while competition has grown, Chief Executive Gary Loveman said in a statement.

  • *Bond prices ahead for fifth session. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. "The market is not accepting the higher growth trajectory that the Fed and blue chip economists are telling us we will see in the second half," said Vishal Khanduja, portfolio manager for Calvert Investments.

  • PARIS, June 27- BNP Paribas plans to slash its dividend and raise funds by selling billions of euros of bonds next week, as it nears a costly settlement with U.S. authorities over sanctions violations, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • *Nike up in premarket after results; DuPont cuts outlook. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, with major indexes largely on track to close out a week of modest losses as investors grew cautious over the state of economic growth.