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  • After bond buyers last week shrugged off concerns about militant attacks in Kenya and Ecuador's serial defaults, it seems unlikely that bond issues from Russia's mighty state-run companies can fail.

  • *Gains best in long issues $30 billion two-year notes auction ahead. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. Traders discounted the Case-Shiller data as out of date and likely an exception to signs the housing sector was pulling out of a recent slump, according to money market economist Tom Simons at Jefferies LLC.

  • NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday, suggesting investors continued to search for direction following a sharp rally that took indexes to records last week.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower, consumer data awaited Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, suggesting investors continued to search for direction following a sharp rally that took indexes to records last week. *Equities had a quiet session on Monday, with trading volume light and moves so slight the S&P 500 had one of its narrowest intraday trading ranges ever, according to MKM Partners.

  • LONDON, June 24- European stocks and major currency and bond markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, underpinned by manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States the previous day but unnerved by growing signs of economic weakness in Europe.

  • DIARY - Government Debt auctions to Aug 28 Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:03 PM ET

    DIARY- Central& Eastern Europe debt. *=All times in GMT unless stated otherwise, For Australia time is updated as Local time. 02 July Germany 4 bln Eur Auction of 5- year Federal Note 02 July Sweden Auction of Treasury Bills 03 July 0950 France OAT Auction 03 July Japan 3- month discount bill auction 03 July Japan Auction of 10- year Government.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 23- Argentina has asked a U.S. judge to issue a stay of his ruling against the country in its case against "holdout" creditors as it seeks to start negotiations aimed at avoiding a new default, according to court papers filed on Monday.

  • Treasuries rose on Monday after business activity data showed growth slowing in France and elsewhere in the euro zone. "Prices are up here mainly because some of the data we got overnight and over the weekend were somewhat on the disappointing side, most notably France," said Stan Shipley, fixed income strategist at ISI Group in New York.

  • LONDON, June 23- Euro zone bond yields fell on Monday after business surveys showed a feeble and uneven economic recovery and the European Central Bank signalled interest rates will stay low until at least the end of 2016.. Expansion of the euro zone private sector unexpectedly slowed this month, according to Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index.

  • TREASURIES-Prices lifted by limp euro economic data Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    Treasuries rose on Monday after business activity data showed growth slowing in France and elsewhere in the euro zone. "Prices are up here mainly because some of the data we got overnight and over the weekend were somewhat on the disappointing side, most notably France," said Stan Shipley, fixed income strategist at ISI Group in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after mixed data overseas Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    *Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. NEW YORK, June 23- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, after a six-day rally in the benchmark S&P 500, as upbeat manufacturing data in China was offset by soft readings on business activity in Europe.

  • LONDON, June 23- Sberbank returned to global bond markets on Monday, the first Russian state-run firm to do so since February, while the rouble and stocks led gains on European emerging markets thanks to strong Chinese economic data.

  • LONDON, June 23- Top-rated euro zone bond yields fell on Monday after business surveys showed the region's economic recovery remained feeble and uneven, while the European Central Bank signalled interest rates will stay low until at least the end of 2016..

  • LONDON, June 23- Longer-dated euro zone bond yields edged higher on Monday on the back of upbeat Chinese factory data, while short-term yields remained anchored near zero as ECB President Mario Draghi clarified the bank's guidance on rates.

  • TOKYO, June 23- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday in thin trading, with the current 10- year cash bonds untraded for several hours. The benchmark 10- year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.580 percent while the September JGB futures price dipped 0.05 point to 145.38.

  • MOSCOW, June 23- Russia's Finance Ministry said on Monday that it had not yet received a $73.3 million coupon payment on a $3 billion Eurobond from Ukraine that Kiev said it had paid on Friday. We expect that the government of Ukraine will fulfill its obligations to pay the coupon during this period. "

  • RUSSIA HAS NOT RECEIVED $73.3 MILLION COUPON PAYMENT FROM UKRAINE ON EUROBOND DUE JUNE 22, HOPES PAYMENT WILL COME WITHIN 10- DAY GRACE PERIOD- FINANCE MINISTRY.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, June 22- Argentina splashed advertisements in leading U.S. newspapers over the weekend to make its case in the ongoing debt saga, slamming holdout creditors and arguing court rulings could force the country into another catastrophic default.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 22- Argentina is considering making an initial payment to "holdout" creditors before asking to extend negotiations to officially reach a settlement next January to avert a disastrous debt default, a leading local newspaper said on Sunday.

  • *Crisis hits Bulgaria ahead of bond road show. SOFIA, June 22- Bulgaria is ready to rescue Corporate Commercial Bank by injecting capital and enforcing losses on shareholders, the central bank said on Sunday, after a run on the country's No. 4 lender prompted the central bank to take it over on Friday.