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  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.

  • JGBs steady as gains capped by rallying stocks Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 25- Japanese government bonds were mostly steady on Thursday in thin trading, with gains held in check by rallying stocks.

  • *U.S. sells $35 bln five-year notes to weak demand. NEW YORK, Sept 24- U.S. benchmark Treasuries yields were set to close higher for the first time in five sessions on Wednesday after weak demand at a five-year note auction underscored concern about Federal Reserve rate hikes and strong housing data undercut safe-haven bids.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Derivative strategists at Goldman Sachs on Wednesday advised clients to buy a near-term straddle on IBM, saying the options market was underestimating the stock's typical post-earnings volatility. Over the past eight quarters, IBM moved an average of 4.6 percent in the week following its report, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- U.S. "We're still in limbo, in flux, with respect to monetary policy specifics," said Boris Rjavinski, an interest rate strategist at UBS in New York. He said comments this week from regional Fed presidents such as William Dudley and Narayana Kocherlakota raised more questions about the Fed's outlook.

  • *Russia could force Ukraine to repay $3 bn bail-bond. LONDON, Sept 24- A selloff on Ukraine's dollar debt is focusing attention on a controversial $3 billion bond held by Russia, raising investor concerns that President Vladimir Putin could use the issue to trigger a cascade of defaults across Kiev's sovereign Eurobonds.

  • UKRAINE'S STATE GAS COMPANY NAFTOGAZ WILL REPAY $1.67 BLN EUROBOND ON SEPT. 30- UKRAINIAN FINANCE MINISTRY.

  • MOSCOW, Sep 24- The Russian Finance Ministry sold all 10 billion roubles of 10- year OFZ treasury bonds on offer at auction on Wednesday at an average yield of 9.37 percent. The auction was the first to be held since mid-July. The ministry had canceled nine straight weekly auctions of OFZ bonds due to "unfavorable market conditions."

  • UPDATE 1-Pimco ETF overseen by Bill Gross faces SEC probe Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:50 AM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's probe into the $3.6 billion Pimco Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund has been going on for at least a year, but has picked up pace in recent weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

  • JGBs rise, tracking Treasuries and Bunds Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 24- Japanese government bond prices were mostly higher on Wednesday, taking their cue from a fall in yields on German Bunds and U.S.

  • Argentina payment plan adds to creditor frustration Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 23- Argentina is expected to deliver a US $200 m coupon payment in the next week on its restructured Par bonds, but frustrated investors still have little chance of getting their hands on the money.

  • *U.S. and Arab allies bomb Syria for first time. NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. benchmark and long-dated Treasuries yields fell on Tuesday to their lowest since Sept. 11 after weak European economic data raised concerns about global growth and U.S. strikes in Syria spurred safe-haven bids.

  • *U.S. and Arab allies bomb Syria for first time. NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. benchmark Treasuries yields on Tuesday fell to their lowest since Sept. 11 after U.S. and Arab warplanes bombed Syria, triggering concerns about the extent of U.S. involvement and effects on oil prices.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Ukraine's dollar bonds suffered a sharp selloff on Tuesday, plunging to multi-month lows as investors priced in the growing probability of debt restructuring and lower recovery rates for bondholders.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were moving lower on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track for a third straight decline, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • Bond liquidity has all but dried up for corporate issues after new regulations and capital requirements forced Wall Street banks to slash their inventories of fixed-income products following the financial crisis.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has laid the groundwork to launch actively managed exchange-traded funds, becoming the latest Wall Street bank to set its sights on the fast-growing market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Citigroup Inc is set to return to court Friday as it seeks to have a U.S. judge reconsider an order barring it from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentina's local laws following its 2002 default. District Judge Thomas Gries in New York on Monday scheduled the Friday hearing for 3 p.m. EDT, a court official said.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Citigroup Inc plans to ask a U.S. judge to put on hold an order barring it from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentine law following the country's record 2002 default, court documents showed.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Citigroup Inc plans to ask a U.S. judge to put on hold an order barring it from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentina's local laws following its 2002 default.