*Meetings in Paris, London, Rome planned. ATHENS, Jan 31- New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement. But facing growing disquiet from partners led by Germany, Tsipras rang European Central Bank...» Read More
*Losses in UK gilt market also a factor in U.S. bond market. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after three days of gains, as risk appetite returned following upbeat U.S. housing data and easing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, two global sore spots.
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NEW YORK, Aug 18- Momentive Performance Materials, the quartz and silicone maker owned by Apollo Global Management, will embark Monday on a week of hotly contested hearings seeking court approval of a plan to cut $3 billion in debt and exit bankruptcy.
*Oil drops $1 on reduced tension over Ukraine, Libya supply. It fell broadly on Friday after the government in Kiev said its artillery had partially destroyed a Russian armoured column, while Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine.
TOKYO, Aug 18- Japanese government bonds were slightly firmer on Monday, riding on last week's rally in U.S. Rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine on Friday sent the yield on benchmark 10- year U.S.
TOKYO, Aug 18- Asian stocks edged up early on Monday after seeing Wall Street recover from the latest round of tensions in the Ukrainian crisis, while the dollar was on the back foot against the safe-haven yen, weighed by a slide in Treasury yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent.
Conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, and record low bond yields in Europe, have unleashed a stampede into Treasuries, knocking benchmark 10- year yields to 2.30 percent, a 14- month low at one stage on Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 16- Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez took to Facebook on Saturday to rail against her country's holdout creditors, calling them greedy and bent on thwarting a solution in order to keep Argentina mired in debt.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- As headlines about an apparent escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine hit traders' screens, selling was the word on Wall Street. Treasury yields hit their lowest in 14 months on Friday after Ukraine said its forces had attacked and partly destroyed a Russian armored column that entered Ukrainian territory overnight.
The government in Kiev said its artillery partially destroyed the Russian column in fighting overnight, but Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine and called the Ukrainian report "some kind of fantasy."
*Tensions in Ukraine push yen, Swiss franc higher. NEW YORK, Aug 15- The dollar fell on Friday, hurt by generally weak U.S. economic data this week and heightened tensions in Ukraine that pushed Treasury yields lower. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine, calling the Ukrainian report "some kind of fantasy.
District Judge Thomas Griesa that Argentina cannot pay the bondholders until it also pays holdout investors who refused to restructure their debt in the wake of Argentina's 2001-2002 default.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. benchmark and long-term Treasuries yields fell to their lowest in over a year on Friday after rising tension between Russia and Ukraine drove safe-haven bids for the debt. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said artillery had destroyed a "significant" part of a Russian armored column that had crossed into Ukraine during the night.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- Bonds of Puerto Rico's PREPA power authority hit their highest price in nearly two months on Friday, a day after the troubled utility reached a deal with creditors to extend credit lines and develop a plan to restructure its business. Amodeo does not hold PREPA bonds but does own Puerto Rico general obligation and tax revenue bonds.
*Report of fresh Ukraine tensions sparks market reversals. NEW YORK, Aug 15- Global equity markets retreated on Friday on a report of Ukraine forces engaging a Russian armored column on Ukrainian soil, while yields on benchmark German bunds plumbed record lows below 1 percent on news of the military tensions.
LONDON, Aug 15- The final list of securities that can be delivered into the credit auction to settle credit default swaps linked to the Republic of Argentina may not be published until a day before Thursday's auction, adding to uncertainty over the final recovery price.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.
*Volumes low due to public holiday in Europe. LONDON, Aug 15- European shares rose on Friday, gaining ground for the fourth time in five sessions, helped by BHP Billiton after the world's biggest miner said it could spin off assets. It is encouraging for the sector overall, " James Butterfill head of equity strategy at Coutts, said.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.
TOKYO, Aug 15- The benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond yield touched a 16- month low on Friday, riding the wave of yield declines in other sovereigns like German Bunds and U.S. Concerns about the sustainability of economic steps launched by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also helped nudge JGB yields lower.