*Markets closing at 1 p.m., trading expected to be light. NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, with investors reluctant to make big bets in an abbreviated session, though major indexes remained on track for their third straight month of strong gains. Markets will close three hours early at 1 p.m., following an all-day closure on Thursday.
TOKYO, Nov 29- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Friday, with the 10- year yield on track to end three straight days of decline, while data showed Japan's consumer inflation accelerated to a five-year high in October. A further depreciation of the yen against the dollar and the euro, and resilient Tokyo stocks also had some negative impact on the JGBs.
TOKYO, Nov 28- Japanese government bonds were resilient on Thursday morning, ahead of a two-year debt auction, even though investors were in a "risk-on" mood with Tokyo shares jumping to a six-month high.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 27- Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's oil company, OGX, lost 2.12 billion reais in the third quarter as it scrambled to start output from an offshore oil field that represents one of its last chances to remain afloat.
*Prices fall after Treasury sees low demand for $29 bln, 7- yr notes. NEW YORK, Nov 27- U.S. Treasuries prices added to losses on Wednesday after the Treasury sold $29 billion in seven-year notes to relatively low demand in the government's final sale of $96 billion in new coupon-bearing debt this week.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- Sales of U.S. municipal bonds shrank to $23.16 billion this month, as debt refundings dropped sharply from a year ago, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data released on Wednesday.
*Treasury to auction $29 billion in seven-year notes. NEW YORK, Nov 27- Prices for U.S. "We need more data, we always need more data to confirm it seems, but 316 K claims to us means the labor market outlook is picking up," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York.
MOSCOW, Nov 27- A Ukrainian bank has sought to restructure its Eurobonds, becoming the first casualty of jittery markets since President Viktor Yanukovich walked away last week from a free trade pact with the European Union.
*Trading expected to be light ahead of Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to buy before the Thanksgiving holiday, with major indexes near historic highs, though Hewlett-Packard rallied after its results.
*Trading expected to be light ahead of Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 27- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to buy before the Thanksgiving holiday and major indexes stood near historic highs.
*Trading expected to be light ahead of Thanksgiving. NEW YORK, Nov 27- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, as investors found few reasons to buy ahead of a market holiday with major indexes near all-time or multi-year highs, though Hewlett-Packard rose after its results.
DETROIT, Nov 26- The committee representing Detroit's retirees in bankruptcy proceedings on Tuesday withdrew its objection to a deal Detroit reached to end some interest-rate swap agreements.
*Dollar index falls to one-week lows, euro eyes $1.3600. SYDNEY, Nov 27- The dollar wallowed at one-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, undermined by lower Treasury yields after a batch of data failed to sway markets one way or the other over when the Federal Reserve will scale back stimulus.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Tuesday, weighed down by lower U.S. bond yields and data showing U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly slipped in November.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. Treasuries prices held onto gains on Tuesday after the Treasury sold $35 billion in five-year notes to solid demand, the second of three sales of $96 billion in new coupon-bearing debt this week. It's as far out in duration that you can go and feel safe if the Fed was to start the taper, "said Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's case, filed with the agency's administrative court, also alleges that Ambassador Capital Management and portfolio manager Derek Oglesby failed to comply with the cornerstone federal regulations that limit risk in a money market fund's portfolio.
LONDON, Nov 26- Europe's money market funds fear the twin threat of being charged to park cash at the European Central Bank and tougher regulation could push them to the brink of extinction. "It could be the final nail in the coffin for money market funds," said Patrick Simeon a fund manager at money market giant Amundi in Paris.
*Shares in Repsol and major shareholders up sharply. MADRID, Nov 26- Oil major Repsol looks likely to settle an 18- month conflict with Argentina after Buenos Aires offered $5 billion in compensation for assets it seized last year- less than half what the Spanish group had demanded and in bonds, not cash.
WASHINGTON, Nov 26- U.S. regulators filed civil fraud charges on Tuesday against a Detroit- based money market fund manager and the advisory firm where he works, saying they misled the fund's board about credit risks and exposures to the 2011 Eurozone credit crisis.
*Treasury to auction $35 billion in five-year notes. NEW YORK, Nov 26- Prices for U.S. The market was looking for an increase, we got a decrease, "said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.