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  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japanese government bond prices were mixed on Tuesday, with the benchmark 10- year yield inching lower, but activity was thin as investors braced for more stimulus withdrawal from the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. "You're seeing more people looking to take profits in front of the expected $10 billion taper announcement on Wednesday," said Jason Rogan, managing director of Treasury trading at Guggenheim Securities in New York. In December, the Fed reduced its monthly purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities by $10 billion to $75 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The compensation that dealers receive in U.S. municipal bond trades is once again in regulators' crosshairs, with a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission saying on Monday that he is investigating how to give investors more information about markups.

  • *Brazil, Russia may follow into crisis- fund manager. LONDON/ NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE Jan 27- Emerging markets may be unrecognisable from the small and fragile economies that fell like dominoes 15 years ago, but they are just as vulnerable today to the same sort of indiscriminate selling when investor panic sets in.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. "The market is already skittish," said Wilmer Stith, portfolio manager at Wilmington Trust in Baltimore. The U.S. Commerce Department said sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000 units.

  • The SEC's five commissioners are weighing a proposal to reduce the risk of runs on money market funds, like the one seen in 2008 when the Reserve Primary Fund's net asset value fell below $1 per share as panicked investors withdrew money to avoid exposure to Lehman Brothers.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- After a scary sell-off in emerging markets in the past week, investors who specialize in the sector are looking for places to hide while also looking for opportunities to benefit.

  • Piwowar's comments come as the SEC's five commissioners are weighing a proposal to reduce run risks on money market funds, like the one seen in 2008 when the Reserve Primary Fund's net asset value fell below $1 per share as panicked investors yanked out their money to avoid exposure to Lehman Brothers.

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Moody's Investors Service cut Sony Corp's debt rating to junk status on Monday, highlighting challenges in its television and PC businesses and pressure on profitability at its entire core consumer electronics operation.

  • *Caterpillar shares up after reporting better-than-expected results. *Apple Inc earnings due after market close. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures inched higher on Monday, setting Wall Street up for a modest rebound after its worst week since June 2012 with investors focused on corporate earnings from big names like Caterpillar and Apple.

  • Jan 27- Swaps broker ICAP will give up its role in establishing a widely used benchmark for derivatives, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters, after U.S. and UK regulators started investigating the process.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Safe-haven currencies such as the yen and the Swiss franc took a breather on Monday, with both falling against the dollar which benefited from expectations the Federal Reserve may reduce monetary stimulus this week. A rebound in two-year Treasury yields helped the dollar to 102.55 yen, up 0.2 percent on the day.

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Japanese government bond prices gained on Monday as investors fled risk assets after recent heavy selling in emerging market currencies, pushing the benchmark 10- year yield to an eight-week low.

  • Jan 26- Swaps broker ICAP will give up its role in establishing a widely used benchmark for derivatives, two sources familiar with the situation said on Sunday, after U.S. and UK regulators started probing the process.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- After a scary sell-off in emerging markets in the past week, investors who specialize in the sector are looking for places to hide while also looking for opportunities to benefit.

  • "The Lead Committee is actively working with Deutsche Bank and is in the process of formalizing an engagement with Deutsche Bank for it to advise the Lead Committee in connection with the structuring of an inter-creditor transaction," the statement said.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 24- Demand for protection against a U.S. stock-market selloff soared on Friday as traders scooped up call options in CBOE Volatility index VIX, Wall Street's favorite index of anxiety.

  • Treasuries prices rose on Friday with benchmark yields hitting near two-month lows on safe-haven bids for bonds stemming from worries about tightening credit conditions in China and a looming currency crisis in Argentina.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 24- Corporate America is rapidly healing one of the last wounds suffered in the 2008 financial crisis.

  • "The Lead Committee is actively working with Deutsche Bank and is in the process of formalizing an engagement with Deutsche Bank for it to advise the Lead Committee in connection with the structuring of an inter-creditor transaction," the statement said.

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