MOSCOW, Dec 25- Russia's rouble strengthened on Thursday as exporters sold foreign currency in response to government pressure and to meet tax payments, but trading volumes were thin as many Western markets were closed for the Christmas Day holidays. "We think the short-term upside for the rouble is limited," Dmitry Polevoy at ING Bank said in a note, also citing...» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 22- Citigroup Inc plans to ask a U.S. judge to put on hold an order barring it from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentina's local laws following its 2002 default.
NEW YORK, Sept 22- Long-dated Treasuries yields dipped to their lowest in over a week on Monday on the view that lingering weakness in U.S. economic data may force the Federal Reserve to maintain a dovish stance on raising interest rates.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 22- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Monday will meet bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a U.S. bank caught in the middle of the country's latest debt default, a government minister said.
The Dow closed at a record high on Friday and the S&P 500 was little changed in a heavy volume session due to "quadruple witching," when stock options, index options, index futures and single-stock futures all expire, as well as the initial public offering of Alibaba Group.
TOKYO, Sept 22- Japanese government bond prices ended higher on Monday as some dealers covered their short positions after a fall in yields on German Bunds and U.S. Some domestic institutional investors bought long-term and super-long JGBs sporadically as they rolled over funds from a large number of JGBs that have just matured.
*Athens building its own funding buffer- Greek finmin. Athens is anticipating further debt relief measures from its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund later this year after managing to shore up its finances and post a budget surplus before interest payments.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Shares of Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a big stake, surged 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, valuing the company at $231 billion by the close of trading.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's local laws following its 2002 default.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Friday as traders took advantage of a recent rise in yields to do some bargain hunting following a week dominated by Federal Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have broken up Britain.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Friday as long maturities with relatively fat yields put up the best gains at the end of a trading week dominated by Federal Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have broken up Britain.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stock index futures were rising early on Friday, building on record highs set in the previous session by the Dow industrials and S&P 500 and ahead of the debut of Alibaba Group on the New York Stock Exchange.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly higher on Friday, erasing earlier losses despite gains in share prices, helped by short-covering after a recent sell-off. The 10- year JGB futures price rose 0.09 point to 145.50 while the 10- year cash JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.560 percent.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Investors in U.S.-based funds added a net $6.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended Sept. 17, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock mutual funds attracted $646 million of that money, with stock exchange-traded funds drawing in $6.1 billion.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- A U.S. appeals court signaled its displeasure with Argentina on Thursday as Citigroup Inc warned it faces "serious and imminent hazard" if it follows a judge's order not to process an upcoming interest payment due to bondholders.
Sept 18- Major institutional investors such as BlackRock will likely receive the bulk of roughly $22 billion worth of Alibaba Group Holdings shares being sold in an initial public offering set to price later on Thursday, people familiar with the situation said.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. That level was last seen in May 2011. "The Fed worked so hard this week to not scare the market about rate increases, it ended up doing precisely what it tried to avoid," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis.
Sept 18- Big institutional investors like Blackrock will likely get the bulk of roughly $22 billion worth of Alibaba Group Holdings shares being sold in an initial public offering set to price later on Thursday, people familiar with the situation said.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- The amount of outstanding U.S. municipal bonds grew slightly in the second quarter, but individual investors continued to pull back from the sector, putting overall holdings at an eight-year low, Federal Reserve data released on Thursday showed.
District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said Uber must face multiple civil counts, including an allegation the company violated California's unfair competition laws. San Francisco- based Uber raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a June funding round, which valued the fast-growing service at $18.2 billion at the time.
LONDON, Sept 18- Investors are starting to price the risk of Russia's credit rating falling to junk if Western sanctions and Moscow's response plunge the economy into recession and deplete its $450 billion reserves. Moody's, which rates Russia Baa1 or three notches above junk, said this week that the latest sanctions were credit negative.