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  • TOKYO, June 19- The price of 30- year Japanese government bonds fell on Thursday after the Bank of Japan said it may trim the amount it purchased of those maturities, while shorter-dated debt held firm. The yield on the 30- year JGB rose 3.5 basis points to 1.695 percent, the biggest intraday rise in three months.

  • UPDATE 1-BOJ's Morimoto warns of risks to export rebound Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:04 PM ET

    AKITA, Japan, June 19- Bank of Japan board member Yoshihisa Morimoto said on Thursday that exports are likely to rebound as overseas growth picks up, but warned that there are both "upside and downside" risks to the projection.

  • China already has seven ultra-high-voltage lines in operation, more than any other country, carrying power over thousands of kilometres at around 800,000 or even 1 million volts.

  • Traders said that foreign investors placed a large amount of buy orders on such bellwether stocks as Toyota Motor Corp, which jumped 2.6 percent and was the second-most traded stock by turnover. Honda Motor Co and Sony Corp surged 1.8 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively.

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, June 18- Payment of bond service due on June 30 in New York has been made "impossible" by Wednesday's lifting of a stay by a U.S. federal court, Argentina's economy ministry said on Wednesday, in a move that appeared to move the country closer to default. It said in a statement that Argentina "lamented" the lifting of the stay by U.S.

  • SYDNEY, June 19- London copper climbed on Thursday, riding on optimism over the U.S. economy and on prospects that China stands ready to support 7.5- percent growth. *The most-traded August copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange also climbed 0.3 percent to 48,310 yuan a tonne.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 18- Payment of bond service due on June 30 in New York has been made "impossible" by Wednesday's lifting of a stay by a U.S. federal court, Argentina's economy ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement, in which Argentina "lamented" the lifting of the stay by U.S.

  • June 18- Swiss electronics company TE Connectivity said it would buy U.S.-based sensor maker Measurement Specialties Inc for about $1.7 billion, including debt, to grab a bigger slice of the high-growth global sensor market.

  • The news was first reported by the New York Times, citing a report from CoinDesk, an online website devoted to Bitcoin. FBI seized the bitcoins during a raid in October on the Internet marketplace Silk Road, known as a hub for transactions involving illegal drugs and criminal activities.

  • SINGAPORE, June 19- Gold held on to modest overnight gains on Thursday after the Federal Reserve cut its outlook for U.S. economic growth, while platinum group metals rose as new hurdles emerged in settling South Africa's mining strike.

  • NYMEX-US crude recovers on potential supply cut from Iraq Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    SEOUL, June 19- U.S. crude oil futures rebounded above $106 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday after dipping in the previous session, supported by concerns about a potential supply disruption due to turmoil in Iraq.

  • *U.S. crude rebounds, Iraq woes limit previous day's loss. TOKYO, June 19- Asian stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, riding on the optimism of Wall Street after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.4 percent.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Institutional investors including BlackRock Inc and Allianz SE's Pimco on Wednesday sued six of the largest bond trustees, accusing them of failing to properly oversee more than $2 trillion in mortgage-backed securities issued in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to July 1 Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    June 19- For other related diaries, please. BEIRUT- Arab Economic Forum in Lebanon. SEOUL- South Korean Finance minister Hyun Oh- seok speaks at the Parliament session on recent events.

  • TOKYO, June 19- Confidence of Japanese manufacturers held steady in June while the service-sector mood rebounded from the prior month, a Reuters poll showed, further signs of resilience in the economy despite the pain of a sales tax hike that took effect weeks ago.

  • SYDNEY, June 19- The U.S. dollar wallowed at its lowest in nearly two weeks against a basket of major currencies early on Thursday, having beat a hasty retreat after the Federal Reserve signaled that interest rates will stay low for a while yet. It slipped 0.3 percent and fell as far as 80.365, a low last seen on June 9.

  • BOSTON, June 17- Massachusetts' pension fund is pushing to move some of the $5.6 billion it invests with hedge funds into separately managed accounts and may even invest, at a lower cost, in strategies designed to mimic hedge fund returns. But few big investors have been as public about their plans as Massachusetts.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. senators heavily criticized the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies on Wednesday, saying their use of glamorous models, celebrities and cartoon characters attracts children and risks creating a new generation of nicotine addicts at a time when traditional smoking rates are declining.

  • TOKYO, June 19- Confidence of Japanese manufacturers held steady in June while the service-sector mood rebounded from the prior month, a Reuters poll showed, further signs of resilience in the economy despite the pain of a sales tax hike that took effect weeks ago.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- The high levels of cash that TD Ameritrade customers have been keeping in their brokerage accounts since the 2008-2009 financial collapse is on the decline, a sign of growing confidence in the U.S. stock market, company executives said at Reuters Wealth Management Summit on Wednesday.