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  • *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.

  • Could 2014 be the year for sukuk bonds? Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Islamic bond issues could hit record levels this year, Fitch said on Thursday — the same day as Qatar launched a $3 billion issue of "sukuks".

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Thursday, giving up early gains, while Treasury prices climbed after U.S. data showed inflation remained steady. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 7.08 points, or 0.17 percent, at 4,207.80.

  • Jan 16- Citigroup Inc posted weaker-than-expected quarterly results on Thursday, as lackluster bond-trading results weighed on overall revenue. The bond trading results lagged rivals' including Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase& Co..

  • 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.

  • TREASURIES-Prices gain as inflation steady, bunds rally Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    *Fed to buy $1 bln- $1.5 bln in bonds due 2036-2043. *Bernanke to speak in Washington. "CPI come in at consensus the market is being dragged up because of the strength in bunds," said Thomas di Galoma, co-head of fixed-income rates at ED&F Man Capital in New York.

  • US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE GAINS, YIELDS HIT SESSION LOWS AFTER DATA.

  • Jan 16- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, benefiting from strong markets and a flow of new money into its exchange-traded funds and retail business.

  • US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE GAINS, YIELDS FALL AFTER DATA.

  • Jan 16- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, benefiting from strong markets and a flow of new money into its exchange-traded funds.

  • *Dubai Group signs $10 bln debt restructuring- sources. DUBAI, Jan 16- Dubai Group has signed a $10 billion debt restructuring deal, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, bringing an end to the last major hangover from the emirate's 2009 financial crisis.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of data, bank earnings Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    *Citi, Goldman Sachs earnings due. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after closing at a record high in the prior session, ahead of data on the labor market and earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. *Earnings are due from 12 S&P 500 components on Thursday, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Citigroup Inc.

  • JGBs sag on long end after strong Japan economic data Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 16- Japanese government bond prices ended the morning session lower on Thursday, with the 10- year/20-year yield curve steepening by 1 basis point from the previous session after upbeat economic data.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Portuguese yields hit their lowest in more than three years on Wednesday after Lisbon said it expected to resume bond auctions in the first half of 2014 as it prepares to exit its international bailout programme. Lisbon wants to take advantage of favourable market sentiment and plans to issue 11 billion to 13 billion euros of bonds this year.

  • *Fed to buy $4 bln- $5 bln notes due 2018 and 2019. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its seasonally adjusted producer price index rose 0.4 percent last month, the biggest rise since June, after slipping 0.1 percent in November.

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