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  • US TREASURY 10-YEAR NOTE, 30-YEAR BOND YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Applications for U.S. mortgages slipped from a three-plus year high last week as home borrowing costs rebounded from their lowest levels in more than three years, according to data from an industry group released on Wednesday. Thirty-year mortgage rates approached their record lows two weeks ago as the 10- year Treasury yield reached...

  • July 20- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday, with the Dow industrials on track for its ninth straight day of gains, as results from Morgan Stanley and Microsoft helped spur investor optimism regarding the health of corporate earnings. *Morgan Stanley was up 3.2 percent at $29.08 in premarket trading after the investment bank's profit topped...

  • Wall Street set to follow suit. Wall Street looked set to open higher, according to index futures. The tech sector has been in focus this week since Japan's Softbank agreed to buy Britain's chip designer ARM for $32 billion.

  • LONDON, July 20- British 30- year bond yields rose to their highest since the start of the month on Wednesday after long-dated debt underperformed in response to weak demand at an auction of 1.5 billion pounds of 2039 bonds. "We've had two totally rubbish auctions here and in Germany... it just underlines to me that the appetite isn't there," said ADM Investor Services...

  • GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- In a packed Christie's auction room in Geneva, one could hear a pin drop as two anonymous bidders slugged it out in their quest to own the world's most exquisite blue diamond. The room in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues was filled with multi-millionaire collectors and diamond dealers, listening intently as the bidders, each speaking by...

  • LONDON, July 20- Turkey's deepening political turmoil pushed the lira to 10- month lows and drove up bond yields and debt insurance costs on Wednesday, while other emerging assets also suffered at the hands of a firmer dollar. "We continue to expect the lira to struggle, see downside risk to the currency and look for dollar/lira to stay above 3.00 today," ING analysts...

  • TOKYO, July 20- Benchmark Japanese government bond prices firmed on Wednesday, while the superlong zone edged lower after lacklustre demand at a 20- year auction. But risk assets anticipate that the BOJ will act next week, so risk assets will go down more, and that will be supporting the JGB market as usual, "said Tadashi Matsukawa, head of fixed income investment at...

  • NEW YORK— Stock indexes ended mixed Tuesday as investors let up on the accelerator after a three-week rally sent indexes to all-time highs. The Dow Jones industrial average inched higher for its eighth consecutive gain to set another record. The Standard& Poor's 500 index, which more mutual funds at the core of 401 accounts benchmark themselves against, pulled...

  • Treasury debt prices gained on Tuesday as risk appetite waned following declines in stocks, hurt by the drop in oil prices as well as soft consumer sentiment data in Germany. A coup attempt may have been averted in Turkey, but the ramifications, including a purge of thousands of civil servants and military personnel and its impact on overall global sentiment,...

  • LONDON, July 19- Gulf Keystone's stock spiked and fell by a third on Tuesday as retail investors flooded chatrooms trying to figure out how junk bond funds led by former JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers traders will help restructure the oil firm. Little-known distressed debt funds such as Sothic Capital, co-run by former JPM trader Gertjan Koomen, and CapeView...

  • NEW YORK, July 19- U.S. Treasury debt prices gained on Tuesday as risk appetite waned following declines in stocks, hurt by the drop in oil prices as well as soft consumer sentiment data in Germany. "The market was complacent about Turkey and so we had some sell-off yesterday," said Jim Vogel, interest rates strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis.

  • NEW YORK, July 19- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as risk appetite soured following declines in stocks, weighed down by a drop in oil prices and poor consumer sentiment data in Germany. "U.S. data since the nonfarm payrolls report for June has been better than expected and so that has resulted in slightly higher yields," said Bruno Braizinha, interest rates...

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  • LONDON, July 19- Turkey's stocks and lira fell further on Tuesday and local bond yields rose as Friday's failed coup continued to pressure markets, while broader emerging stocks eased off 7-1/ 2 month highs. Turkey's stock market opened around 1 percent lower, then trimmed some of those losses to stand 0.4 percent down,. Shares in tourism-reliant Turkish Airlines...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japanese government bonds mostly edged lower on Tuesday as stock market gains lessened the appeal of fixed income assets, though they remained supported by Bank of Japan buying and hopes for further stimulus. The BOJ offered to buy a total of 455 billion yen of JGBs under its asset purchase programme, including 430 billion yen of 5- to 10- year JGBs...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japanese government bonds mostly edged lower on Tuesday as stock market gains lessened the appeal of fixed income assets, though they remained supported by Bank of Japan buying and hopes for further stimulus. The BOJ offered to buy a total of 455 billion yen of JGBs under its asset purchase program, including 430 billion yen of 5- to 10- year JGBs and...

  • *Soybeans, corn fall as USDA keeps rating steady. Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract fell 1 percent to $3.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 0311 GMT, having gained 1.4 percent in the previous session. "Corn and soybeans are in correction mode as the USDA crop report is showing no deterioration in the condition of both crops," said Kaname Gokon at brokerage Okato Shoji...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. Yields, which move inversely to prices, had touched record lows on both the U.S. 10- year note and 30- year bonds during the last few weeks, driven by an uncertain global growth outlook and geopolitical events that rocked financial markets Turkey's coup attempt, which has been followed by a government purge of the army and police, came after...

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose for a second straight week in Monday's auction, reaching their highest level since May 31, as global economic worries eased. The Treasury Department auctioned $37 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.320 percent, up from 0.310 percent last week. The increases followed several weeks...