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  • *Longer-dated yields touch 2- week lows after weak data. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. Demand for the Treasury Department's $28 billion sale of seven-year notes was tepid but still stronger than in two-year and five-year auctions earlier this week.

  • MOSCOW, July 28- The Russian Finance Ministry said on Thursday that it had asked the London court handling a lawsuit over Ukraine's $3 billion debt to Russia to issue an expedited judgment ordering Kiev to repay the debt. The ministry said that Ukraine had included in its defence a "series of political" arguments that do not relate to the case.

  • RUSSIAN FINANCE MINISTRY SAYS ASKS LAWYERS TO ASK LONDON COURT TO ISSUE AN EXPEDITED RULING ORDERING UKRAINE TO REPAY $3 BLN EUROBOND.

  • LONDON, July 28- Investors bought over 8 billion euros of new debt from Italy on Thursday, at some of the biggest premiums seen since early 2015, a day before Rome faces a crunch health check of its banks. It was against this backdrop that Italy sold 6.5 billion euros of five- and 10- year government bonds, along with up to 2 billion euros of floating-rate CCTeu...

  • MOSCOW, July 28- Euroclear, one of the one of the world's largest settlement banks, has started servicing Russia's Eurobond maturing in 2026, a senior Russian Finance Ministry official said on Thursday, potentially clearing the path for a further placement. Russia issued the $1.75 billion 10- year Eurobond in May without the participation of any...

  • MOSCOW, July 28- Euroclear, one of the world's largest clearing banks, has started servicing Russia's Eurobond maturing in 2026, Interfax news agency cited the Russian Finance Ministry as saying on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. Treasury prices fell on Thursday, with longer-dated yields rising from 1-1/ 2 week lows in advance of a $28 billion auction of seven-year notes, the final part of this week's $88 billion coupon-bearing securities for sale. The FOMC gave a nod to improvement in the labor market and consumer spending, with little fallout so far from Britain's...

  • July 28- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve decided to keep borrowing costs unchanged and painted an upbeat picture of the economy. Those odds do not go significantly higher even until July next year, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool. *Wall Street ended lower on Wednesday, after the Fed was seen to be taking a more...

  • CAIRO, July 28- Egypt will begin seeking bids next week from international institutions to arrange a eurobond issuance planned for September or October, a finance ministry official said on Thursday. "Next week we will issue a request for bids from international institutions for the bond issuance," the official said. Egypt announced on Tuesday it was in the final...

  • LONDON, July 28- Investors bought over 8 billion euros of new debt from Italy on Thursday, at some of the biggest premiums seen since early 2015, a day before Rome faces a crunch health check of its banks. It was against this backdrop that Italy sold 6.5 billion euros of five- and 10- year government bonds, along with up to 2 billion euros of floating-rate CCTeu...

  • LONDON, July 28- Italian government bond yields edged up on Thursday as investors prepared for an auction of a new 10- year bond a day before European Union stress tests that are expected to highlight problems at some of Italy's banks. Italian benchmark bonds have underperformed their Spanish peripheral peers since Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Short-term Japanese government bond yields rose on Thursday after results of a two-year note auction were surprisingly weak, making investors even more nervous ahead of a Bank of Japan policy decision on Friday. The two-year JGB yield rose 2.5 basis points to minus 0.345 percent after the auction of 2.3 trillion yen two-year JGBs.

  • *Abe's stimulus plan for Japan raises bets on BOJ action. NEW YORK, July 27- U.S. They briefly narrowed the spread between shorter-dated and longer-dated yields to the tightest level since March 2015, according to Tradeweb.

  • *Abe's stimulus plan for Japan raises bets on BOJ action. NEW YORK, July 27- U.S. They briefly narrowed the spread between shorter-dated and longer-dated yields to the tightest level since March 2015, according to Tradeweb.

  • LONDON, July 27- British government bonds chalked up their strongest gains since the days following the country's Brexit vote as investors sought to buy fixed-income assets before central banks provide further stimulus for economies around the world. Federal Reserve would not cut rates later on Wednesday and bond purchases by the European Central Bank and...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Investors' zest for stock-buying ebbed in the latest week, data from the Investment Company Institute showed on Wednesday, one week after fresh appetite for riskier assets helped U.S.-based funds net the most cash this year. Including exchange-traded funds, U.S.-based funds invested primarily in domestic shares bled $8.2 billion in the...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A disappointing report on durable goods orders in June lifted U.S. "The best thing for the Fed is essentially take a pass," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York. Another factor underpinning the fall in U.S. yields was expectations of more stimulus from the Bank of Japan following Japanese Prime Minister...

  • LONDON, July 27- Signs of a larger than previously expected fiscal stimulus plan for Japan had the yen back on the defensive on Wednesday, as investors bet the Bank of Japan would match that with a new bout of money-printing aimed at weakening its currency. The latest volley was a report by the Wall Street Journal, again denied by the Ministry of Finance, that Japan...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japanese government bonds mostly rose on Wednesday, with the 2- and 5- year yields falling to record lows on expectations that the Bank of Japan will further ease policy at its meeting later this week. JGBs rose after Japan's finance ministry denied a report that it was considering issuance of 50- year bonds. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed...

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- China stocks tumbled on Wednesday, led by small cap shares, on fears of tighter regulatory restrictions. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 2.6 percent, to 3,154.8, -38.94 points below the current value of the underlying index. "Some speculators used yesterday's political bureau statement on' curbing asset bubbles' as an excuse to...