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  • *Nike up in premarket after results; DuPont cuts outlook. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on 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.

  • LONDON, June 27- The hunt for returns in trendless stock markets is pushing institutional investors back towards actively managed equity funds, offering relief to an industry that has borne the brunt of the surge in popularity of low-cost exchange traded funds.

  • 10-YEAR JGB YIELD FALLS TO ONE-YEAR LOW OF 0.555 PCT Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 2:04 AM ET

    10- YEAR JGB YIELD FALLS TO ONE-YEAR LOW OF 0.555 PCT.

  • Japan's benchmark Nikkei fell 1.5 percent and regional markets, with the exception of Wellington and Mumbai, were posting losses. The MSCI's dollar-denominated index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down just 0.1 percent as slight gains in some regional currencies offset falls in share prices in local-currency terms.

  • JGBs steady; stronger Treasuries, sagging Nikkei support Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 10:43 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 27- Japanese government bond prices were mostly steady on Friday, with an overnight gain in U.S. Treasuries and sagging Tokyo stocks supporting the market. Analysts said the CPI rise is expected to lose momentum towards the summer, keeping intact expectations for the Bank of Japan to ponder easing monetary policy as the end of the year approaches.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 26- Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex said on Thursday it had record demand for its latest local debt issuance which was oversubscribed nearly four-fold. Investors aiming to purchase three separate Pemex debt offerings worth a total of 15 billion pesos pledged 57.5 billion pesos, or 3.8 times the amount issued, Pemex said in a statement.

  • TOKYO, June 27- Asian shares got off to a tentative start on Friday after a weak performance on Wall Street, and global bond yields dropped on creeping doubts on the strength of the U.S. economic recovery. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat.

  • June 26- A lawsuit brought by the U.S. derivatives regulator against a Chicago speed-trading firm and its prominent founder claiming they manipulated prices may go forward, a New York federal judge ruled on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Fund managers are making a big bet on Snoopy, Lucy and Charlie Brown.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 26- Argentina has deposited the next payment needed to avoid a default on its restructured bonds, but a U.S. federal court decided on Thursday not to let the payment go through.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 26- Argentina has deposited the next payment that the government owes on its restructured bonds, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said on Thursday, while a U.S. federal court decides whether to allow the payment to go through.

  • LONDON, June 26- Norway's $890 billion oil fund, the biggest of its kind, needs an overhaul to boost its long-term performance and preserve wealth for future generations long after North Sea energy income has dried up, its chief told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. The Commerce Department said May spending increased 0.2 percent. "Just at face value, the small increase in May suggests that spending is not going to be as healthy as people are hoping for," said Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income at Action Economics, San Francisco.

  • LONDON, June 26- Gold pared losses on Thursday after U.S. data put pressure on Treasury yields, though it remained below this week's two-month high as a firmer tone to equities suggested investors were switching back into assets offering a better return.

  • LONDON, June 26- Italy, the euro zone's biggest debtor, risks missing out on cheap foreign funding unless the Treasury can win approval to use controversial derivatives to protect itself against currency swings.

  • *MONSANTO COMPANY ANNOUNCES SEVEN-PART BENCHMARK BOND Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
  • *Shift in pattern of global fund flows benefits Dubai. DUBAI, June 26- Bond investors' confidence in Dubai is surviving two tests at once, with bond prices staying strong even as the stock market tumbles and concern mounts over volatility in the real estate sector.

  • Gary Loveman said he believed Caesars' finances- its debt carries a speculative grade rating- would not put it at a disadvantage as it seeks a licence in Japan, where a bill to legalise casinos could be put to a vote in parliament this year.

  • TOKYO, June 26- Caesars Entertainment Corp will likely agree to a debt restructuring with bondholders within a year and should have no problem financing a foray into the Japanese market, the debt-strapped casino operator's chief executive said on Thursday.

  • JGBs edge up, 2-year auction well received Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 26- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Thursday, taking cues from overnight gains by U.S. The yield curve flattened as pension funds bought the longer-dated maturities for month-end duration extensions. An auction of 2- year JGBs was well received by the market, with the bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, coming in at 4.83.