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  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 6- The U.S. judge in charge of Argentina's debt default case on Wednesday ordered Bank of New York Mellon to hold on to money deposited by the government rather than disburse the funds to holders of the country's restructured bonds.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Holdout creditors are considering an offer from international banks of 80 cents on the dollar for their roughly US $1.66 bn holdings of Argentine debt, sources close to the negotiations said on Wednesday.

  • *NATO says Russian troops massing on Ukraine border. NEW YORK, Aug 6- European stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns over a Russian troop build-up on the border with Ukraine sent nervous investors into high-rated bonds, while U.S. stocks closed little changed to hold at support levels.

  • TREASURIES-Ukraine-driven gains muted by Wall St upturn Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    *NATO says Russian troops massing at Ukraine border. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. Treasuries prices got a strong lift on Wednesday from rising tensions over Ukraine that stung global financial markets but they ended with just modest gains as Wall Street steadied after a selloff.

  • Hopes for Argentina debt deal next week: sources Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 6- International banks and holdout creditors of Argentine debt could reach an agreement as soon as next week, sources close to the situation told IFR on Wednesday, even though the two sides have so far been unable to agree on a price for the defaulted paper.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investments will command up to 40 percent of the asset management industry's global revenues by 2020 as investors seek them for safety and consistent returns, consulting firm McKinsey& Co said on Wednesday.

  • TREASURIES-Prices jump as Ukraine worries deepen Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    *NATO says Russian troops massing at Ukraine border. Treasuries prices shot up on Wednesday as tensions over Ukraine sapped global financial markets and left 10- year Treasury note yields at lows not seen since May. "Russia possibly being more aggressive over Ukraine is now on the table," Stith said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investments will command up to 40 percent of the asset management industry's global revenues by 2020 as investors seek them for safety and consistent returns, consulting firm McKinsey& Co said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- The United States will buy back debt in the coming quarter for the first time since 2002 to make sure its computer infrastructure is adequate for any future buyback operations, the U.S.

  • *NATO says Russia could be readying Ukraine invasion. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday, with S&P e-minis at a more than two-month low, on worries of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and as key merger and acquisition deals fell through.

  • TOKYO, Aug 6- The benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond yield hovered near 15- month lows on Wednesday amid a latest flare up in geopolitical worries, but wariness over pushing already expensive debt prices even higher hemmed the market in a tight range.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 5- Argentina said on Tuesday it will formally demand that intermediary banks charged with delivering the country's debt payments make hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts that were due in June but that have been blocked by a U.S. court.

  • Aug 5- Many options traders who had taken bets on a successful buyout of Time Warner Inc by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc are facing a grim lesson in the risks of betting on deals. Murdoch pulled the $80 billion offer after the close of trading on Tuesday, saying Time Warner management had refused to engage in discussions.

  • China's offshore debt market not yet a global play Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    China's bond market is booming with record issuance and strong demand, but it has been a speculative play dominated by Chinese issuers and investors.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 6- China's offshore bond market looks to be booming with record issuance and strong demand, but rather than the global market that was hoped for it has been a speculative play on the yuan dominated by Chinese issuers and investors.

  • FACTBOX-China's dim sum bond market Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Aug 6- China's $120 billion offshore yuan bond market has come a long way over the past four years, when it really took off. July 2007: China Development Bank issues the first offshore yuan bond in Hong Kong.

  • New York, Aug 5- U.S. stocks and bond yields fell on Tuesday after a report indicating escalating tensions in Ukraine sparked fresh concern about the region. Wall Street stocks extended losses after a Bloomberg report that cited comments from the Polish foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, who said Russian units were set to pressure or invade Ukraine.

  • BOSTON, Aug 5- Money market funds run by Fidelity and American Beacon are relying on an unlikely source to juice up their returns: beat-up bonds issued by cash-strapped Puerto Rico.

  • Treasuries' prices jumped on Tuesday as Wall Street equities sold off and growing worries over Ukraine and other issues spurred safe-haven buying of American debt.

  • New York, Aug 5- U.S. stocks and bond yields fell on Tuesday after a report that Russian units were set to pressure or invade Ukraine. Wall Street stocks extended losses after a Bloomberg report that cited comments from the Polish foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, on Ukraine, driving the S&P 500 below its 1,920 support level.