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  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, ahead of data on the housing and manufacturing sectors, after the S&P 500 closed its worst month since May 2012 on Friday. While the focus was on countries with internal political and economic issues, like Ukraine, Turkey and Argentina, a run from risk hurt equities and commodities globally.

  • After yanking a record $62.6 billion from muni bond funds in 2013, investors have redeployed cash to the sector in January, with more than $500 million over the past three weeks, Lipper data showed.

  • Jan 31- Detroit on Friday filed a lawsuit in U.S. bankruptcy court seeking to invalidate $1.44 billion of debt sold to fund public worker pensions- a move that also could void the ill-fated interest-rate swaps contracts that were a factor leading Detroit into bankruptcy.

  • Jan 31- Detroit on Friday filed a lawsuit in U.S. bankruptcy court seeking to invalidate $1.44 billion of debt sold to fund public worker pensions- a move that also could void the ill-fated interest-rate swaps contracts that were a factor leading Detroit into bankruptcy.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Leaders of U.S. cities and states criticized bank regulators' proposal to block banks from counting municipal debt toward buffers of easy-to-sell assets they will have to hold in case of a credit crunch.

  • DETROIT, Jan 31- Detroit has circulated a financial plan that requires significant concessions from its pension funds and bondholders and declares that an interest-rate obligation that helped drive the city into bankruptcy is a disputed claim that is not part of the settlement.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- U.S. "It's a classic flight to quality," said Priya Misra, head of U.S. rates strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Turkey and South Africa hiked rates, while Hungary's central bank stepped in with assurances that it would aid markets if needed, adding to verbal intervention from India and Russia.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- U.S. It's also definitely helping with month-end buying, "said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • *Euro zone bond yields plunge as inflation falls to 0.7 pct. LONDON, Jan 31- Euro zone bond yields and money market rates slid on Friday after an unexpected drop in inflation intensified speculation the European Central Bank may ease its policy in coming months.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Detroit wants to pay the city's pension funds more than bankers and bondholders and to treat complex interest-rate debt it owes to two large Wall Street banks as unsecured debt, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Detroit needs to reduce some $18 billion in debt and long-term liabilities.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. From Istanbul to Moscow and Brasilia, a fresh round of central bank actions and verbal intervention offered support to emerging market currencies, which calmed some fears after jitters on Wednesday spurred a rally in Treasuries.

  • Italian debt in demand amid emerging market turmoil Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    MILAN/ LONDON, Jan 30- Italian government bond yields fell on Thursday after a sovereign debt auction drew strong demand, indicating Rome may be fairly insulated from tensions in emerging markets.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Thursday ahead of the U.S. Treasury Department's auction of five-year notes and seven-year debt and after the release of upbeat data on U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter. The U.S. Treasury Department will sell $35 billion in five-year notes and $29 billion in seven-year debt on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stock index futures held gains after data showed gross domestic product grew at a pace that was in line with expectations while weekly initial jobless claims increased more than forecast.

  • Investors were unimpressed, wiping $1.2 billion from the value of Nintendo's Tokyo- traded shares in little more than 30 minutes on Thursday, as CEO Satoru Iwata made his pitch for a "non-wearable" project in 2015 to help users stay healthy.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Jan 30- China fund managers suggested raising bond allocations from a three-year low, taking some comfort in the central bank's recent cash injections, while cutting cash and standing pat on stocks for the next three months, according to a Reuters monthly poll.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. The Fed announced a further $10 billion cut in its monthly bond purchases in a statement after its two-day policy meeting, reducing its monthly bond-buying to $65 billion per month starting in February.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Puerto Rico's Economic Activity Index for December will likely show further declines in business conditions, weak index component readings suggested, which would add to the growing unease over the cash-strapped island's weak financial and economic outlook.

  • Jan 29- Detroit on Wednesday sent its creditors a proposed plan for how it would adjust its more than $18 billion of debt and liabilities in order to emerge from municipal bankruptcy, the Detroit Free Press reported. A person familiar with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's plan told the newspaper the details will remain undisclosed under an order from U.S.

  • SIENA, Jan 29- Former top managers at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena denied on Wednesday that they hid the true nature of a 2009 derivatives trade with Nomura that prosecutors say was used to conceal losses at Italy's third-biggest bank.