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  • NEW YORK, July 29- Investors in U.S. municipal bonds are sitting on more cash than they have in years, in part because they're wary of the $3.7 trillion market at a time when interest rates are expected to rise. Between March 2014 and March 2015, cash rose by $6.2 billion to $31.9 billion, the biggest such jump in at least 10 years. "A lot of my investors who've been with me...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, though moves were small as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting later in the session for clues to the timing of an expected interest rate increase. The Bank of Japan offered to buy 375 billion yen of JGBs in the 1- year to 3- year zone, 425 billion yen of JGBs in the 3- year...

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth day on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week after Beijing reiterated its determination to stabilise its wild equity markets. But China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 1 percent to 3,646.4, or 150.37 points below the current value of the underlying index, pointing to...

  • SHANGHAI, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week, while futures markets steadied after the government announced more market support measures. China CSI300 stock index futures for August were little changed at 3,682.2, but still 118.71 points below the current value of the...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. The rout in China's stock market has heightened concern that the world's second-largest economy is heading for trouble despite emergency measures by the government to prop up prices, and has increased the attractiveness of relatively safe U.S. government bonds. "Treasuries selling started with the overnight trading after Chinese...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Investors in social media shares have zeroed-in on Facebook Inc, piling into stock options to add bullish bets on the company in the days ahead of its Wednesday earnings. The ascent has made Facebook one of the ten largest S&P companies in terms of market capitalization, with the stock now worth more than $260 billion- surpassing decades-old...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. The rout in China's stock market has heightened concern that the world's second-largest economy is heading for trouble despite emergency measures by the government to prop up prices. "Treasuries selling started with the overnight trading after Chinese equities bounced off their lows, and that helped release some of the safe-haven bid in...

  • VIENNA, July 28- Austria's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that wiped out some junior debtholders in defunct lender Hypo Alpe Adria, raising chances they could get part of their money back. Passed last year, the law effectively cancelled 890 million euros of subordinated debt guaranteed by Hypo's home province of Carinthia, a move that drew howls of...

  • TOKYO, July 28- The benchmark Japanese government bond yield slipped to an eight-week trough on Tuesday on flight-to-quality spurred by a global retreat in equities, although market wariness towards driving yields too low kept the decline shallow. Stock markets sank globally after Shanghai stocks on Monday marked their biggest fall since 2007, deepening...

  • SHANGHAI, July 28- China stocks slumped further on Tuesday morning after their worst single-day drop in more than eight years in the previous session, shrugging off Beijing's promises of more support for the market. China CSI300 stock index futures for August pointed to further losses, falling 3.3 percent to 3,635.6, or 63.10 points below the current value of...

  • July 27- Puerto Rico is seeking to raise $400 million to $500 million via a financing deal which is backed by petroleum products revenues, as there is no longer a market to raise the around $3 billion originally contemplated, the governor's chief of staff Victor Suarez said on Monday. Puerto Rico's Infrastructure Financing Authority had been aiming to raise up...

  • The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.050 percent, up from 0.030 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.145 percent, up from 0.135 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,998.74, while a six-month bill sold for $9,992.67.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- U.S. "The overnight action with the flight to quality in China, and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless flattening of the yield curve," said Edward Acton, U.S. Treasuries strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Treasury prices rose on Monday following a stock market rout in China, the worst in eight years, that has unsettled investors globally and sent them to the relative safety of U.S. government bonds. "The overnight action with the flight to quality in China and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless...

  • *Ukraine seeking savings of $15.3 billion. KIEV, July 27- Heavily indebted Ukraine has made new proposals to its creditors for restructuring $23 billion of foreign debt and is now awaiting their response, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Monday. Ukraine, whose economic plight is exacerbated by a draining conflict with Russian-backed separatists in...

  • July 27- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Monday on concerns about China's slowing growth in the wake of the biggest drop in Shanghai shares in eight years. *Chinese ADRs were set for a rough start with Alibaba, Baozun and Sohu.com off between 2 percent and 5 percent. *Second-quarter S&P 500 earnings have been mixed, with 74 percent of companies beating...

  • LONDON, July 27- The jury in the London trial of former trader Tom Hayes, who is charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud by manipulating global Libor interest rates, retired on Monday to consider its verdict after hearing nine weeks of evidence. Hayes, a 35- year-old former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader based in Tokyo, pleaded not guilty to...

  • Hayes, a 35- year-old former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader based in Tokyo, pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to rig the London interbank offered rate, a benchmark for $450 trillion of financial contracts and loans worldwide, between 2006 and 2010..

  • Figures from ETF Securities, one of the largest issuers of exchange traded products, show a small net inflow so far this year after an outflow of nearly 20 percent in 2014.. Across the sector, indices and ETFs saw a net inflow of $400 million in April and a further $400 million in May, according to data from Barclays. "If you do look longer-term into demand trends, you're...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japanese government bonds were little changed on Monday despite a number of market-supportive factors such as sliding Tokyo shares, as investors were wary of chasing already low debt yields further down. The finance ministry will sell 2.5 trillion yen of two-year JGBs. The market showed little reaction to the Bank of Japan's well anticipated...