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  • NEW YORK, July 14- Aurelius Capital Management, one of the lead holdout creditors seeking to settle with Argentina over sovereign debt payments from its 2002 default, said on Monday the government faces a new crisis on July 30 unless it engages in serious negotiations. "Absent a deal, Argentina's next sovereign debt crisis will start on July 30.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve claims it misled investors about shoddy mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, in a deal that includes the largest civil fraud penalty ever levied by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • *Concerns ease over Portugal's top bank. Yellen, who will go before the Senate Banking Committee early Tuesday to deliver the latest report to Congress on monetary policy, could take a hawkish stance on raising interest rates in response to strong June jobs data, analysts said.

  • July 14- Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, including the largest civil fraud penalty ever levied by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Aurelius Capital Management, one of the lead holdout creditors seeking to settle with Argentina over sovereign debt payments from its 2002 default, said on Monday the government faced a new crisis on July 30 unless it engages in real talks.

  • July 14- Citigroup Inc said it agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Citigroup said it took a related pre-tax charge of about $3.8 billion in the second quarter. Citigroup's shares were up 3.9 percent at $48.82 in premarket trading on Monday.

  • July 14- Citigroup Inc said it agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Citigroup said on Monday it would pay $4.5 billion in cash and provide $2.5 billion in consumer relief. Citigroup's shares were up 1.4 percent at $47.65 before the bell.

  • *Portugal's BES takes steps to ease worries over its health. LONDON, July 14- Portuguese bond yields fell further on Monday after the country's biggest bank took steps to reassure investors over its stability, calming peripheral debt markets after their first episode of contagion this year.

  • TOKYO, July 14- Japan's Nikkei average gained ground on Monday, ending its longest losing streak since the "Abenomics" rally started in November 2012, led by retail buying of small- and medium-cap stocks and speculative buying of index futures.

  • JGBs dip slightly, benchmark 10-yr bonds untraded Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 14- Japanese government bond prices sagged on Monday, hit by profit-taking and ahead of five-year bond auction later in the week. But most domestic real money accounts took a wait-and-see stance, as the Bank of Japan will start its monthly two-day policy board meeting on Monday, though no policy change is expected.

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York. Argentina continues to demand Griesa reinstate a stay, or suspension, on his judgments while talks continue. Holdouts say Argentina still refuses to negotiate without any pre-conditions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- Prices on Puerto Rico debt drifted higher on Friday and trading of the junk-rated bonds slowed, calming some of the recent market turbulence inspired by the island's troubled power authority.

  • NEW YORK, July 11- Argentine officials and holdout investors met separately with the court-appointed mediator for five hours on Friday, presenting their cases in hopes of resolving a default dispute that has dragged on for over 12 years.

  • Syncora, which insures some of the city's bonds and interest-rate swaps, appealed an Aug. 28, 2013 ruling by U.S. Syncora's attorney, James H.M. Sprayregen at law firm Kirkland& Ellis LLP, said an appeal will be filed with the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • *Yellen's testimony before Congress next week seen key. Treasuries prices rose on Friday, with benchmark yields hovering at their lowest in five weeks, on safe-haven demand stemming from intensified fighting in the Middle East and worries about problems at Portugal's biggest listed bank.

  • *Wells Fargo edges lower, but revenue tops forecasts. *Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open Friday in a modest rebound from recent losses, though major indexes remained on track for their biggest weekly decline since April.

  • SINGAPORE, July 11- Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia, or TDBM, pulled a planned U.S. dollar bond offering because of financial market turmoil triggered by a debt crisis at Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo, IFR reported, citing a banking source.

  • JGBs steady; BOJ increases discount bill purchases Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 11- Japanese government bonds were steady in quiet trading on Friday, supported by the Bank of Japan's buying operations. Finance Minister Taro Aso said earlier on Friday that Japan's long-term interest rates are abnormally low, with the benchmark 10- year bond yield now trading at a 15- month low, reflecting global low interest rates.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 10- Argentina said a team of technocrats, and not its economy minister, would attend a meeting in New York with a court-appointed mediator on Friday, as it seeks to resolve a dispute with holdout investors over its sovereign debt.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico July 10- Puerto Rico's top finance officials said on Thursday that the U.S. commonwealth will step up efforts to explain a new restructuring law to investors after a series of ratings downgrades and a rout in the island's bonds effectively shut it out of markets.