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  • JGB yields edge down, BOJ stands pat as expected Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 2:28 AM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 22- Japanese government bond prices inched higher on Wednesday, though many real money accounts remained largely sidelined as the Bank of Japan was not active in the secondary market.

  • *Fed buys $1.39 billion long-dated Treasuries. Bond prices fell initially on worries stemming from an article in The Wall Street Journal that said the U.S. central bank will likely reduce its monthly purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities by another $10 billion to $65 billion.

  • Some traders attributed those worries stemming from an article in The Wall Street Journal that said the U.S. central bank will likely reduce its monthly purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities by $10 billion to $65 billion.

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 21- A deal that would cut Israeli shipping company Zim's debt by at least half will likely be signed by the end of this week, two sources close to the negotiations said on Tuesday. Following the latest restructuring and write-off, Zim's debt will fall to $1- $1.5 billion.

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Japanese government bond prices edged down on Tuesday, with the five-year yield up ahead of an auction to sell 2.7 trillion yen worth of the similar maturities.

  • JGB yields inch high ahead of 5-year debt auction Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 9:52 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 21- Japanese government bond prices edged down on Tuesday, with the five-year yield up ahead of an auction to sell 2.7 trillion yen worth of the similar maturities.

  • *Irish yields seen closing in on those of France, Belgium. LONDON, Jan 20- Ireland's five-year borrowing costs fell to their lowest in the 92- year history of the state on Monday as investors snapped up its bonds after Moody's restored the country's credit rating to investment grade.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 20- Mutual fund manager Franklin Templeton has hired a former hedge fund manager to expand its Asian line-up of products investing in lucrative alternative assets, joining its peers in tapping a rapidly growing market.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- After years of hiding under their desks, short sellers are re-emerging- slowly. Investors who make a living betting that stock prices will fall are happy to forget 2013: The S&P 500 gained nearly 30 percent while Credit Suisse's index of hedge funds with a dedicated short bias lost 25 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A data breach at Target Corp that exposed the credit card information of tens of millions of holiday shoppers was a major black eye for the retailer.

  • DUBLIN, Jan 17- Moody's Investors Service upgraded Ireland to investment grade on Friday, handing the government a major post-bailout boost and opening its already sought-after debt to investors prohibited from buying junk-rated paper.

  • *Fed buys $2.81 bln notes due 2022 and 2023. NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S.

  • *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $3 bln notes due 2021-2023. NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S.

  • *London, rivals compete as offshore Chinese currency centres. LONDON, Jan 17- After a patchy two years, London appears to be making headway in its drive to become Europe's main offshore hub for trading in China's currency, potentially delivering a big boost to its financial sector and the wider British economy.

  • *Morgan Stanley, GE higher after results. NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Friday, in the wake of earnings from Morgan Stanley and General Electric, and ahead of data on the housing market and consumer sentiment. *Morgan Stanley rose 1.9 percent to $32.61 before the opening bell even as it reported a slump in quarterly profit.

  • DETROIT, Jan 16- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday rejected a deal allowing Detroit to end interest-rate swap agreements with two investment banks, a move that puts pressure on banks for more concessions while throwing a wrench into the city's plans to exit bankruptcy by September.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Phil Falcone, the billionaire investor whose Harbinger Capital Partners owns wireless satellite company LightSquared, said Thursday he expended considerable energy in 2012 and 2013 trying to work out who was buying up LightSquared's debt.

  • DETROIT, Jan 16- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday rejected a deal allowing Detroit to end costly interest-rate swap agreements with two investment banks, possibly further delaying when the city will submit to the court its plan to adjust its debt.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- A measure of global equity markets edged lower on Thursday, weighed by a decline on Wall Street following a slew of disappointing bank earnings, while the dollar fell, although the dip was viewed as temporary. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 pulled back from record levels as financial stocks led the way lower.

  • Jan 16- Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported a 21 percent drop in quarterly profit on Thursday as revenue from fixed-income trading fell in what Chief Executive Lloyd C. Blankfein described as "a somewhat challenging environment." Trading income across Wall Street has been hurt by the move.

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