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  • BEIJING, July 21- China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement worth 150 billion yuan with the Swiss central bank, which can invest up to 15 billion yuan in China's bond market. The Swiss National Bank is allowed to invest up to 15 billion yuan in China's interbank bond market under a quota given by the PBOC.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock index futures rose modestly on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to bounce from its biggest decline since April 10, ahead of data on consumer sentiment.

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip after new Russia sanctions Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    *Morgan Stanley climbs in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, in the wake of new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia and ahead of data on the labor and housing markets.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America Corp agreed to pay the insurer American International Group Inc $650 million to settle long-running legal disputes over defective mortgage-backed securities that the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.

  • BofA pays AIG $650 million to settle mortgage disputes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America agreed to pay American International Group Inc $650 million to settle long-running legal disputes over defective mortgage-backed securities sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.

  • *Brokers need to sell to hedge Nikkei-linked bond potisions. TOKYO, July 15- Japan's Nikkei average faces formidable resistance at around 15,500 points, as a cluster of barrier options embedded in structured products require brokerages to sell the Nikkei around that level to adjust their hedging positions.

  • *BoE says UK banks have "dreadful record" of mis-selling. LONDON, July 15- The Bank of England said on Tuesday that British banks had a "dreadful record" on mis-selling complex interest rate hedging products to small businesses and warned that it would keep a close eye on them.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman up in premarket after earnings. *Yahoo, Intel results due after the close. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday after earnings from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, and ahead of testimony from U.S.

  • 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.

  • AP Top Financial News At 10 a.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    Citigroup to pay $7 B in subprime mortgages probe Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare Mylan to buy Abbott business line in $5.3 B deal AbbVie, Shire enter detailed talks on combination Stock futures rise to start new week; Citi climbs Man United clinches $1.3 bn Adidas kit deal EBay to feature Sotheby's auctions in new deal VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs Developers aiming to get new F-35 at Farnborough Airbus launches new planes in wide body family

  • 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.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:20 a.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    Distancing itself from financial meltdown, Citigroup agrees to $7 B settlement over mortgages Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare; investors look ahead to US, China data Mylan to buy Abbott's branded generic-drug businesses outside US for $5.3 B in stock AbbVie hikes offer to Shire once again, drugmakers enter detailed talks on combination US stock futures rise to start new week; Citigroup's shares climb after announcing settlement Manchester United lands $1.3 bn, 10- year deal with kit supply deal with Adidas VW to build new seven-passenger SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs New F-35 fighter jet yet to make it to Farnborough after fire but developers hopeful Efficiency, efficiency; Airbus to upgrade its A330 with new engines Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • *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.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:21 a.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    US stock futures sink ahead of the opening bell; Portugal worries rattle world markets Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 304,000, close to a 7- year low Global stocks mixed after China's export growth, Fed minutes; Indonesia up after election In Beijing, Kerry, Lew talk cyberhacking with Chinese officials amid new allegations Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan's Fukushima utility quit in droves Family Dollar hindered by restructuring charge in 3 Q, revenue tops analysts' estimates Boeing raises forecast for new aircraft demand, single-aisle planes lead the growth projection US wholesale sales likely rose at solid pace in May, economists forecast As global economy recovers, corporate deal values reach highest level since 2007 Costco sales at stores open at least a year up 6 percent, beat analysts' expectations

  • *Portuguese, Italian markets slide, weigh on Europe. NEW YORK, July 10- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Thursday as European shares tumbled on growth concerns after weak data out of Italy and concern over the health of Portugal's top listed bank.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of data flurry Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. stock index futures ticked up in light volume on Thursday after the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials closed at a record, ahead of a short session on Wall Street that is packed with economic data. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 15 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 5 points.