DETROIT, May 19- Bond restructurings, negotiated settlements with bondholders and bond insurers, and tough talk with unionized workers are on the agenda as Detroit's emergency financial manager tries to meet a self-imposed, six-week deadline to decide whether the city can get through its financial crisis without a bankruptcy filing.» Read More
SINGAPORE, April 22- Gold edged up on Monday and held above the psychologically key level of $1,400 an ounce, although sentiment was shaky after steady outflows from exchange-traded funds trimmed holdings to their lowest in three years. *Gold had added $1.49 an ounce to $1,405.34 by 0032 GMT.
NEW YORK, April 19- Bondholders fighting Argentina for full repayment on defaulted debt made their final plea late on Friday to a U.S. appeals court asking them to affirm prior rulings ordering a $1.33 billion payment, saying Buenos Aires continues to defy U.S. law.
April 19- The streets of Boston's financial district, usually bustling, were empty on Friday as a virtual lockdown for a police manhunt disrupted the largest center for U.S. mutual funds and affected trading across markets. About 20 percent of the nearly $15 trillion of U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are managed out of Boston, according to Lipper.
*G20 nations accept Japan's easing program. Leaders of the G20 group of nations accepted that Japan's $1.4 trillion stimulus "is aimed at achieving price stability and economic recovery, and therefore is in line with the G20 agreement in February," said Taro Aso, the country's finance minister.
*IBM shares down, Google up after results. NEW YORK, April 19- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, setting the market up for a bounce back a day after the S&P 500 closed below its 50- day moving average for the first time this year.
*Raised foreign bond holdings by Y200 bln in year to March 2013. TOKYO, April 19- Taiyo Life Insurance, Japan's sixth-largest life insurer, plans to increase its foreign bond holdings and may cut investment in domestic bonds in the year to March, the company's director in charge of investment planning, Chikahiro Tsuboi, said on Friday.
TOKYO, April 19- Taiyo Life Insurance, Japan's sixth-largest life insurer, plans to increase its foreign bond holdings and may cut investment in domestic bonds in the year to March, the company's director in charge of investment planning, Chikahiro Tsuboi, said on Friday.
TOKYO, April 19- Superlong Japanese government bonds continued to outperform on Friday, flattening the yield curve after this week's smooth 20- year sale and as market participants welcomed the Bank of Japan's change to its bond-buying operations.
At 0602 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, UK's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were up 0.3-0.4 percent.
*G20 nations accept Japan's easing program. *One suspect dead in Boston bombing; manhunt continues. Also helping riskier assets were reassurance from Japan's finance minister that other industrialized nations accepted that Japan's $1.4 trillion stimulus plan was designed to buoy a stagnating economy and thus was in line with a previous G20 agreement.
NEW YORK, April 18- Prices of Treasuries designed to protect investors from inflation dived on Thursday as a weak auction and a spate of disappointing economic data reflected dwindling fears of inflation.
*SPDR Gold hit by $2.8 bln in net outflow for April 17 week. *iShares Gold sees $435 million outflows, its most in a week. SPDR Gold Trust, the world's biggest bullion-backed ETF, was hit by $2.18 billion in net outflow during the week ended April 17, Lipper data on Thursday showed, after the spot price of gold tumbled by 13 percent for that week.
NEW YORK, April 18- Prices for U.S. The latest U.S. Labor Department count of new weekly jobless claims matched economists' consensus forecast almost exactly and had no market impact. The market has found difficulty in pushing through the yield-lows of the year, "said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut."
TOKYO, April 18- Japanese government bond prices rose on Thursday, getting a lift from a downturn in investors' appetite for risk and relief from a smooth sale of 1.2 trillion yen worth of 20- year debt.
DUBAI, April 18- A surprise pull-out of Saudi Arabia from the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corp may have deprived the body of a top credit rating, but.
NEW YORK, April 18- Prices for U.S. The Labor Department reported a small rise in new U.S. jobless claims while the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said its factory index slipped to 1.3 in April from 2.0 in March.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan down 0.3 pct, Nikkei eases 0.4 pct. *Japan weekly data shows record foreign buying of Japan stocks. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent, with its materials sector taking the hardest hit with a 1.7 percent drop as precious and base metals prices slid.
TOKYO, April 18- Japanese government bond prices mostly rose on Thursday, getting a lift from a downturn in investors' appetite for risk but kept in check by wariness about this session's sale of 1.2 trillion yen worth of 20- year debt.
NEW YORK, April 17- Prices for U.S. Treasuries buying was sparked first by comments by European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
NEW YORK, April 17- Prices for U.S. As soon as the buying direction came from the Weidmann comments this morning, that set things in motion, "said Jim Vogel, head of interest rate strategy at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee."