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  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina said on Tuesday it would meet with a mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors for a second time this week, lifting market hopes for a deal needed to avoid another painful debt default.

  • The series of examinations, which will likely begin this summer or fall, will also gauge funds' compliance with securities industry laws and regulations, said Norm Champ, director of the SEC's Division of Investment Management, in prepared remarks published by the agency late on Monday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 8- Argentina's top presidential candidates say a deal to avoid a debt default is essential for their economic reform programs but they are not attacking the government's hard stance against "holdout" investors because it could be political suicide.

  • *U.S. to sell $27 billion in new three-year notes. "They are pricing out an aggressive Fed," said Michael Franzese, senior vice president of fixed income trading at ED&F Man Capital in New York.

  • LONDON, July 8- Energy exchange-traded products attracted almost $200 million in June as investors moved into crude oil after civil war broke out in Iraq, the latest monthly flows data from asset manager BlackRock showed.

  • JGBs firm in line with Treasuries, linker sale eyed Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 8- Japanese government bond prices mostly edged up on Tuesday in line with gains in U.S. As expected, the Bank of Japan did not offer to buy any JGBs under its massive asset-purchase program, as the central bank normally refrains whenever the Ministry of Finance conducts a JGB auction.

  • The minister re-iterated that Argentina could not carry out Griesa's ruling to immediately pay $1.33 billion plus accrued interest to the group of holdouts led by Elliott Management Corp and Aurelius Capital Management, according to a ministry statement.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Longer-dated U.S. While Thursday's government payrolls report showed a robust 288,000 increase in hiring in June and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low at 6.1 percent, some traders were not convinced the labor market is strong enough for Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers to tighten policy sooner.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- The dollar weakened against the yen and the euro on Monday, in line with strengthening Treasuries, as investors continued to digest last week's strong U.S. employment report and speculated about when the Federal Reserve is likely to begin raising U.S. interest rates.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 7- Argentina's Economy Minister, Axel Kicillof, will meet in New York with a court-appointed mediator in the country's dispute with holdout investors of its bonds at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, the Argentine Economy Ministry said.

  • *Fed to buy $1.00- $1.25 bln bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, July 7- Longer-dated U.S. "It wasn't as good as the numbers first looked," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • July 7- The non-life catastrophe bond market issued record volumes during the second quarter, Willis Capital Markets& Advisory said, adding that it expects full-year issuance to be between $8 billion and $9 billion.

  • *European shares dip, Wall Street expected to follow. LONDON, July 7- The dollar and world shares were losing steam on Monday as the momentum from last week's strong U.S. jobs data faded and attention began to turn to the fast-approaching earnings season.

  • LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • LONDON, July 7- The dollar was on its strongest run since late October on Monday as the momentum of last week's stellar U.S. jobs data carried markets towards what will be a crucial earnings season for record high shares.

  • TOKYO, July 7- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday as the market struggled to find immediate cues after U.S. financial markets were closed on Friday for Independence Day.

  • Argentina needs to reach a deal with the holdouts who rejected its debt restructurings in the wake of its 2002 default on $100 billion in order to avoid a fresh default as it grapples with recession and dwindling foreign reserves.

  • Chinese assets warm, not hot for Western investors Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • LONDON, July 4- If, faced with a turbulent decade for family finances, you could fix the interest rate on your massive mortgage debt at 3.5-4 percent for the next 10 years, you might well be tempted to grab it with both hands.

  • TOKYO, July 4- Japanese government bond prices were narrowly mixed on Friday, with the cash 10- year bond yield flat after strong U.S. payrolls data produced only a small rise in U.S. bond yields. The 10- year cash JGB yield stood flat at 0.560 percent. The two-year yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.065 percent.