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  • WASHINGTON— From the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. Mortgage rates are near historic lows. The Associated Press spoke with Rohit Gupta, chief executive of Genworth Mortgage Insurance, about today's housing market.

  • ISTANBUL, Sept 24- Ratings agency Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating to "junk," citing worries about the rule of law after an attempted coup and risks from a slowing economy, in a move that could deter billions of dollars of investment. Turkey depends on investment flows to fund its current account deficit- one of the biggest in the G20- and service its...

  • ISTANBUL, Sept 24- Credit ratings agency Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Turkey's sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade citing worries about the rule of law following an attempted coup, risks from external financing and a slowing economy. The agency, which cut the government's long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings debt to...

  • NEW YORK— Moody's has downgraded Turkey's credit rating to "junk" status, a further blow to an economy shaken by terrorist attacks, a failed military coup and a diplomatic spat with Russia. The rating agency on Friday lowered its rating on Turkey's debt one notch, stripping it of investment-grade status. Moody's indicated it expects Turkey's economic growth to be...

  • Sept 24- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 26 September France Auction of BTF treasury notes.

  • Sept 23- The city of Miami and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reached a tentative settlement after a jury found the city liable for securities fraud in the sale of over $150 million in municipal debt in 2009.. Lawyers for the SEC and the city said in a Thursday court filing that the proposed settlement would allow both sides to avoid further...

  • NEW YORK— Municipal bond yields dipped following the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on Wednesday, recovering slightly by the end of the week. The 10- year yield on the AP Municipal Bond Index was 1.863 percent as of 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, down a notch from last week's close of 1.876 percent, and further off its high of 1.886 percent earlier in the week.

  • CBS has not publicly disclosed how much debt the unit plans to issue. Representatives of CBS and all of the banks declined to comment. CBS will use capital from the radio deal for buybacks and investing in the business, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference this week.

  • *Wall Street stocks fall underpins safe-haven bids for bonds Traders cautious ahead of supply, U.S. presidential debate. Treasury prices rose on Friday with benchmark yields hitting two-week lows as a result of safe-haven demand for bonds due to losses in Wall Street stocks. "With the two major monetary policy events behind us, it should be calm for awhile," John...

  • *Longer-dated U.S. yields fall to two-week lows. *U.S. sells $11 bln 10- year TIPS to strong demand. NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters)- U.S.

  • Eight companies made their market debut this week, raising a total of $1.22 billion. Five listed one or more of the six big banks as a lead manager, according to Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs. Equity offerings in the United States fell 36 percent to $122.7 billion through the week of Sept. 16.

  • *Longer-dated U.S. yields fall to two-week lows. *U.S. to sell $11 bln 10- year TIPS at 1700 GMT. NEW YORK, Sept 22- U.S.

  • *No further cuts seen from Bank of England this year. LONDON, Sept 23- Global bond yields will rise modestly and spikes in volatility could be more commonplace in the coming years as loose central bank policy loses its potency, Pimco's bonds CIO said on Friday. Federal Reserve would raise interest rates, and that the Bank of England would not have to cut rates again...

  • "The market is worried about possible volatility from supply and the presidential debate," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist with BMO Capital Markets in New York. The U.S. Treasury Department will sell $26 billion in two-year notes, $34 billion in five-year debt and $28 billion in seven-year notes next week. With polls suggesting a tightening U.S....

  • *China's debt load growing, especially in the corporate sector. SHANGHAI, Sept 23- New rules published in China on Friday on credit default swaps were met with scepticism about how effective the hedging tool would be in addressing the country's growing debt risks. The rules were published on the website of the National Association of Financial Market...

  • *China's debt load growing, especially in the corporate sector. SHANGHAI, Sept 23- New rules published in China on Friday on credit default swaps were met with skepticism about how effective the hedging tool would be in addressing the country's growing debt risks. The rules were published on the website of the National Association of Financial Market...

  • Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday as oil prices came off a two-week high, a day after the Nasdaq closed at a record high for the second straight day. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that U.S. growth was looking stronger and rate increases would be needed to keep the economy from overheating and fueling high inflation.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian investors were cut off and foreigners were given priority in Russia's sovereign Eurobond top-up of $1.25 billion, Andrei Solovyov, head of debt capital markets at VTB Capital, told Reuters. The deal was solely arranged by VTB Capital, and asset management investors bought around 51 percent of the issue, with the rest split between hedge...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Japanese government bonds firmed on Friday, as investors pondered the impact of the Bank of Japan's move this week to target interest rates on Japanese government bonds as the main tool of its massive monetary easing program. The Ministry of Finance conducted a regular liquidity-enhancing auction, in which it re-offers previously issued 20-...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian investors were cut off and foreigners were given a priority in Russia's sovereign Eurobond top-up of $1.25 billion, Andrei Solovyov, head of debt capital markets at VTB Capital, told Reuters.