*Athens building its own funding buffer- Greek finmin. Athens is anticipating further debt relief measures from its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund later this year after managing to shore up its finances and post a budget surplus before interest payments.» Read More
*Prices rise, Treasury sells $30 billion three-year notes. *Treasury to sell $21 billion 10- year notes Wednesday. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S.
LONDON, April 8- Greek 10- year yields dipped on Tuesday afternoon on rising speculation that the country, which restructured 130 billion euros in debt in 2012, could issue its first bonds in four years as soon as Wednesday.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 8- The Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday it plans to issue bonds to banks as part of a restructuring of its sizeable debts, in what will be the first sale of government bonds in the territory's 20- year history. Jihad Al Wazir, head of the Palestinian Monetary Authority, said around $200 million of debt would be converted to bonds.
US TREASURIES PRICES TURN MILDLY POSITIVE BEFORE THREE-YEAR NOTE AUCTION.
*Defaulters Ecuador, Greece prepare bonds; Pakistan, Zambia raise 10- yr cash. *After Q1 bond issuance tops $100 bln, second wave of riskier emerging credits.
*Fed to buy $0.75 bln- $1 bln in TIPS. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. "We're probably trying to make some sort of concession, we've had a decent run-up since payrolls," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.
*Ghana could still meet budget deficit target of 8.5 percent of GDP. ACCRA, April 8- Ghana is paying over-the-odds for its domestic debt but foreign investors are not fleeing the market even though the government has missed a string of fiscal targets, central bank Governor Henry Kofi Wampah told a Reuters Africa Summit.
TOKYO, April 8- JGBs ticked down on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan did not announce fresh stimulus measures as expected, with the yield curve slightly steepening as the longest maturities came under the most pressure. The benchmark 10- year cash bond yield rose 1.0 basis point to 0.620 percent, while the 20- year yield rose 1.5 basis points to 1.490 percent.
April 7- Creditor objections flowed into a U.S. bankruptcy court on Monday, claiming a document supporting Detroit's plan to deal with $18 billion of debt and other obligations is missing crucial details.
WASHINGTON, April 7- Four U.S. lawmakers launched a bill on Monday to rewrite the rules of of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, giving more leeway to smaller players in the derivative markets it oversees.
April 7- Citigroup Inc said it would pay $1.12 billion in cash to settle legacy securities and other claims and incur a related charge of $100 million in the first quarter. Citi has offered the settlement to the 68 Citi- sponsored mortgage securitization trusts that participated in the $59.4 billion residential mortgage-backed securities.
NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street stocks slumped on Monday, extending a broad retreat in global equities markets from a six-year high touched last week, while U.S. On Wall Street, the biggest decliners were Internet stocks.
Internet stocks were among the day's biggest decliners with Amazon.com down 1.6 percent at $317.76 and Yahoo! The Global X Social Media ETF which includes Groupon Inc and LinkedIn fell 2.5 percent.
NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a deepening sell-off on Wall Street inspired a flight into safer government debt, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in a week.
*Internet stocks tumble; Yahoo shares down nearly 5 pct. Internet stocks were the day's biggest decliners with Amazon.com down 2.8 percent at $314.02, Yahoo! The Global X Social Media ETF which includes Facebook and LinkedIn fell 3.4 percent to $17.91.
NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street stocks sank on Monday, joining a broad retreat in global equities markets from a six-year high touched last week, while U.S. The dollar fell against major currencies as comments from European Central Bank policymakers curbed expectations for more stimulus and boosted the euro against the greenback.
BRUSSELS, April 7- Thirteen investment banks, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, will fight EU charges of blocking exchanges' access to the credit derivatives market at a hearing next month, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
*Fed to buy $900 mln to $1.15 bln in long-dated bonds. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. A selloff in Wall Street shares also supported demand for U.S. government debt.
LONDON, April 7- Holdings of the world's largest platinum-backed exchange-traded fund, Johannesburg's NewPlat ETF, breached 1 million ounces for the first time last week, data from the fund showed, as a strike in the South African platinum sector prompted new buying.
The SEC regularly examines a wide range of financial institutions including brokerages and clearing houses to ensure compliance with federal securities laws. The SEC already has examiners who specialize in funds, but historically the agency has focused on public asset managers such as mutual funds that have been highly regulated since 1940..