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TOKYO, April 3- Yields on benchmark 10- year Japanese government bonds inched down on Wednesday ahead of the outcome of Bank of Japan's two-day meeting on Thursday, though superlongs underperformed, giving up some of the previous session's gain.
*Argentina would pay just one-sixth owed to holdouts. NEW YORK, April 2- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday gave holders of defaulted Argentina debt three weeks to respond to the country's proposed plan to pay them much less than the $1.33 billion they have sued to collect.
April 2- After a court decision allowing Stockton, California to push ahead with its bankruptcy, investors in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market will have a ringside seat as the nation's biggest public pension system and bondholders duke it out.
*S&P 500 index within striking distance of record. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. It's a risk-on move, and we can see that in the equity market gains and in the continued desire to invest in corporate credit and high-yield bonds, " Matthew Duch, portfolio manager at Calvert Investment Management, Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland, said of Tuesday's price moves.
*S&P 500 index within striking distance of record. NEW YORK, April 2- Prices for U.S. It's a risk-on move, and we can see that in the equity market gains and in the continued desire to invest in corporate credit and high-yield bonds, " Matthew Duch, portfolio manager at Calvert Investment Management, Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland, said of Tuesday's price moves.
Bank of America agreed to pay $165 million to resolve claims from the U.S. credit union regulator over purchases of mortgage-backed securities by corporate credit unions that have since failed.
WASHINGTON, April 2- The top U.S. derivatives. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is drawing up scores of new rules as part of the U.S. overhaul of derivative markets, which were largely unregulated before the 2007-09 credit meltdown.
LONDON, April 2- Copper fell 1 percent to a seven-month low on Tuesday as downbeat manufacturing data from the euro zone, the United States and China showed stuttering growth momentum in the top markets for metals. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange traded at $7,456.26 a tonne by 1311 GMT, from a close at $7,540 on Thursday.
The price cuts in Treasuries were modest, though, amid continued concern about the impact of the Cyprus bailout and another below-50 reading in the euro zone's Purchasing Managers Index on manufacturing, the 20th month in a row where the reading reflected contraction. "
LONDON, April 2- Euro zone bond markets began the week in cautious mood with peripheral bond yields holding at elevated levels as the impact of Cyprus's landmark bailout and Italy's political stalemate unnerved investors.
*10- year sector dips slightly after auction. TOKYO, April 2- Japanese government bond prices dropped on Tuesday following some disappointment on the result of a 10- year JGB auction, though expectations of more aggressive bond buying by the Bank of Japan underpinned the market.
*Market awaiting U.S. payrolls on Friday. NEW YORK, April 2- Prices of U.S. It's a risk-on move, and we can see that in the equity market gains and in the continued desire to invest in corporate credit and high-yield bonds, " Matthew Duch, portfolio manager at Calvert Investment Management, Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland, said of Tuesday's price moves.
TOKYO, April 2- Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday even ahead of a 10- year bond auction later in the day, as unexpectedly weak U.S. factory data hurt share prices and as investors bet on more bond buying by the Bank of Japan.
NEW YORK, April 1- Prices for U.S. The Institute for Supply Management said on Monday its index of national factory activity fell to 51.3 last month, from 54.2 in February.
NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. There was a brief sell off overnight due to the fact that the S&P 500 stock index is holding in near its all time high, signaling further' risk on, "' said Tom di Galoma, managing director at Navigate Advisors LLC in Stamford, Connecticut. Trading on Monday was subdued, with markets in most of Europe shut for Easter Monday.
NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing stocks higher with both the Dow and S&P 500 coming off record closing highs.
*Both S&P 500 and Dow ended last week at all-time closing highs. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Monday after the S&P 500 index set a record closing high on Friday and investors waited for a report on U.S. manufacturing, a major component of economic growth.
*Slovenia does not need to go to bond market now. LJUBLJANA, March 29- Slovenia will not be the next euro member to need a financial rescue as it can afford to wait for lower borrowing costs before issuing new debt, its top economic official said on Friday.
NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. The weaker than expected ISM manufacturing report was really the big bullish trigger for today's session, "said Ian Lyngen, a senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.
TOKYO, April 1- Japanese government bond prices fell on Monday, as investors took profits at the start of Japan's financial year after yields on benchmark 10- year debt had fallen to a near-decade low and ahead of an auction of the same maturity on Tuesday.