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JOHANNESBURG, July 2- Nigeria comfortably raised $1 billion in its return to the Eurobond market on Tuesday, taking advantage of a window of relative calm in the markets to issue both a long and shorter-dated bond.
LONDON, July 2- Thomson Reuters Corp has agreed to buy the foreign exchange options business of Tradeweb Markets for an undisclosed amount, the company said on Tuesday. The acquisition is part of a larger push by Thomson Reuters to expands its presence in foreign exchange.
*GM, Ford, Nissan results stronger than expected. DETROIT, July 2- Sales of big, brawny pickup trucks fueled strong demand for new vehicles in the United States in June, driving the industry toward its strongest month since before the recession that drove General Motors Co and Chrysler into bankruptcy.
*Credit Suisse, Itaú top value, number of deals. SAO PAULO, July 2- Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil continued to slide during the first half of the year as buyers, fretting over a sagging economy and escalating market turmoil, held back on some deals in the hope of getting better terms.
DETROIT, July 2- Chrysler's U.S. sales in June rose 8 percent on strong demand for its two best-selling vehicles, the Ram full-size pickup truck and Jeep Cherokee SUV, the company said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. U.S. manufacturing activity grew in June but hiring in the sector was the weakest in nearly four years, the Institute for Supply Management said on Monday.
*ISM manufacturing employment index contracts. NEW YORK, July 1- U.S.
*ISM manufacturing survey due at 1400 GMT, main index forecast at 50.5. NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. The market is focused on key economic reports due this week including the Institute for Supply Management manufacturing report due at 10 a.m. on Monday and the highly influential monthly U.S. employment report due Friday.
SEOUL, July 1- Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for June, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Monday:. JUN* MAY Balance 5.5 5.9 Exports 46.7 48.4 -0.9 +3.2 Imports 41.2 42.5 -1.8 -4.6* Revised figures released on June 14.
"The big question now is what will be the knock-on effect on investment sentiment, once the quarter-end numbers show losses in underlying portfolios due to the sudden spike in Treasury yields," said Leo Civitillo, global co-head of fixed income capital markets at Morgan Stanley.
NEW YORK, June 28- Prices for benchmark U.S. The quarter proved the worst since early 2012 for Treasuries, as measured by the iShares Barclays 20- year-plus exchange-traded fund, one of the most popular bond ETFs.
NEW YORK, June 28- The dollar advanced against the yen and the euro on Friday as investors resumed pricing in the possibility that the Federal Reserve will begin to pare back its bond-buying program as soon as its September policy meeting.
*Survey shows pullback in Chicago area business activity. NEW YORK, June 28- U.S. consumer sentiment improved in late June, ending the month close to a near six-year high set in May, as optimism among higher-income families rose to its strongest level in six years, a survey released on Friday showed.
*Accenture and BlackBerry both tumble after results. *Molycorp climbs after SEC investigation ends. NEW YORK, June 28- U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in a volatile session on Friday, with investors finding little reason to push shares higher after a three-day rally.
NEW YORK, June 28- The prices of benchmark U.S. With month- and quarter-end activity adding to volatility, Treasuries looked set to close out their worst quarter since the start of 2012. Coming sessions could stay choppy, too, said Justin Lederer, strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, especially going into next Friday's payrolls report. "
Fed Governor Jeremy Stein highlighted September as a possible time when the U.S. central bank will need to consider reducing the quantitative easing program while speaking on Friday in New York.
Accenture and BlackBerry both tumble after results. *Molycorp climbs after SEC investigation.
*Molycorp climbs after SEC investigation. *Accenture tumbles after earnings, outlook. NEW YORK, June 28- U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday, as weakness in technology shares outweighed gains in other shares spurred by relief a premature pullback of central bank stimulus measures was unlikely.
NEW YORK, June 28- U.S. consumer sentiment improved in late June, ending the month close to a near six-year high set in May, as optimism among higher-income families rose to its strongest level in six years, a survey released on Friday showed.
*Payrolls figures key for start of next quarter. NEW YORK, June 28- Prices for U.S. Markets remain choppy going into the payrolls report next Friday, "said Justin Lederer, strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York."