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  • WASHINGTON, May 29- A turn higher in U.S. inflation could lead officials at the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner and a bit more aggressively than financial markets expect. "The increase has potential to be more than just a flash in the pan," said Jacob Oubina, senior U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- Global equity markets hovered just off all-time highs on Thursday as investors brushed off a weaker-than-expected reading on the U.S. economy, while benchmark U.S. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 hit another intraday high early in the session despite first-quarter GDP data showing the U.S. economy contracted 1 percent.

  • *Investors brush off larger-than-forecast downgrade of U.S. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. benchmark Treasury yields held near 11- month lows on Thursday ahead of a $29 billion seven-year note auction as data showed the U.S. economy shrank for the first time in three years in the first quarter.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of jobs, growth data Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. stock index futures ticked up in low volume on Thursday ahead of data on the labor market and economic growth, with the S&P 500 poised to challenge its record high after falling a couple of points the previous session.

  • *Paris Club dispute is legacy of country's 2001/ 02 default. PARIS, May 29- Argentina reached an agreement on Thursday with creditor nations on repaying overdue debts, in a landmark deal that should open up much-needed international financing for the country.

  • Treasuries, has added momentum to the fall in JGB yields, which had already declined significantly after the Bank of Japan embarked on aggressive monetary easing last year.

  • U.S. 30- year bond yields also fall, near 12- month lows. NEW YORK, May 28- Yields on benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury notes dropped to their lowest in nearly 11 months on Wednesday, undermined by falls in the German bond market following weak data and more month-end buying from institutional investors.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Leverage, complexity and amnesia Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    May 28- Investors appear to have forgotten two prime lessons of the last crisis: complexity is expensive and leverage is dangerous. "We'd never do one," BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Wednesday.

  • May 28- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink said on Wednesday that leveraged exchange-traded funds contain structural problems that could "blow up" the whole industry one day. "We'd never do one," Fink said at Deutsche Bank investment conference in New York.

  • *U.S. 30- year bond yields also fall, near 12- month lows. NEW YORK, May 28- Yields on benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury notes dropped to their lowest in nearly 11 months on Wednesday, undermined by falls in the German bond market following weak data and more month-end buying from institutional investors.

  • *Gold steadies at 3-1/ 2- month low as safe-haven appeal dims. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. and European bond markets rallied and benchmark yields fell to multi-month lows on Wednesday in expectations of stimulus from the European Central Bank next week and on month-end buying from U.S. funds.

  • *U.S. 30- year bond yields also fall, near two-week lows. NEW YORK, May 28- Yields on U.S. 10- year Treasury notes dropped to their lowest in 10 months on Wednesday, in line with falls in the German bond market following soft data from the euro zone's largest economy.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up, S&P on track to extend record Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    *Toll Brothers, Michael Kors up after earnings; DSW drops. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Wednesday, with technicals in focus and scant key items on the U.S. economic calendar, following yet another record close on the benchmark S&P 500 index.

  • HONG KONG, May 28- China's push for a municipal bond market could increase the pressure on those provinces already struggling to fund massive debt piles, effectively creating a two-tier market dominated by its major cities and financially strong regions.

  • JGBs steady as BOJ purchases underpin market Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 28- Japanese government bond prices were steady on Thursday, underpinned by the Bank of Japan's purchases under its massive asset buying programme. Besides the central bank's buying, cash activity was limited to transactions among dealers, traders said.

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 27- Argentina's government stressed on Tuesday that it will continue to service restructured debt regardless of the outcome of its legal fight with bondholders who refused to accept its debt-restructuring offers. The nine justices are set to consider whether to hear Argentina's appeal on June 12.

  • CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former vice president of Goldman Sachs Fabrice Tourre will not appeal the SEC against him.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. long-term bond prices rose for a second straight session on Tuesday, boosted by a combination of month-end buying by institutional investors and a relatively weak two-year auction.

  • *Loans, regulations grant bank status- MoneyGram. WASHINGTON, May 27- MoneyGram International Inc is fighting in U.S. In a case with implications for many financial institutions, especially those hurt by the 2008-2009 credit crisis, the MoneyGram fight centers on tax deductions only banks can claim for worthless assets, such as mortgage-backed securities.

  • *Ghana previously put off planned $1 bln Eurobond. ACCRA, May 27- Ghana has cancelled plans to issue a seven-year domestic bond worth 100 million cedis this month to avoid having to pay a high yield, government officials and analysts said on Tuesday.