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  • TOKYO, July 21- Benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday, tracking an overnight retreat in U.S. Data released on Tuesday by the Japan Security Dealers' Association showed that trust banks bought a net 766 billion yen of JGBs in June, after becoming net buyers in May for the first time in eight months. Dealers took it as a further sign that...

  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.030 percent, up from 0.015 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.135 percent, up from 0.100 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.24 while a six-month bill sold for $9,993.17.

  • Greece reopened its banks and ordered billions of euros owed to international creditors to be repaid- the first cautious sign of a return to normal after weeks of negotiations with its euro zone partners over a cash-for-reform deal. Greece has initiated payment of a total 6.25 billion euros to the ECB and the International Monetary Fund, Finance Ministry...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Short-dated U.S. Louis Fed President James Bullard told Fox Business Network that there was a better than 50 percent chance that the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates in September. Analysts said Bullard's comments were closely watched since Fed officials are expected to remain silent in the coming days ahead of next week's July 28-29...

  • European Union officials hope Greece's third bailout deal will be in place by mid-August when Athens needs to make debt redemption payments to the European Central Bank. Greece has initiated the process for the payment of a total 6.25 billion euros to the ECB and the International Monetary Fund, Finance Ministry officials told Reuters.

  • SHANGHAI, July 20- China stocks surrendered early gains and ended Monday morning lower, weighed down by financial heavyweights, and taking a bearish lead from index futures. Banking, real estate and infrastructure stocks fell, but small caps extended their rebound, with Shenzhen's ChiNext up 0.3 percent. "It is likely that there is some profit taking after the...

  • BERLIN, July 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday it would be possible to talk about changing the maturities of Greece's debt or reducing the interest Athens has to pay after the first successful review of the new bailout package to be negotiated. "Greece has already been given relief. She said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's suggestion...

  • BERLIN, July 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday it would be possible to talk about changing the maturities of Greece's debt or reducing the interest Athens has to pay after the first successful review of the new bailout package to be negotiated. "Greece has already been given relief. We had a voluntary haircut among the private creditors and we...

  • July 17- JPMorgan Chase& Co agreed to pay $388 million to settle a suit by investors claiming that the largest U.S. bank had misled them about the safety of $10 billion worth of residential mortgage-backed securities it sold before the financial crisis. The lawsuit, brought by Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund and other investors in offerings made before the...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The U.S. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 percent last month, the fifth straight increase. "The housing sector this year has been one of the only sectors that has shown consistent strength, so that continuing I think bodes well for the overall economy," said Thomas Simons, a money market economist at Jefferies in...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE SLIGHTLY AFTER CPI DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.35 PERCENT.

  • SHANGHAI, July 17- China stocks closed up on Friday, overcoming a mid-week slide to end up for a second week, with market insiders saying the "national team" of brokerages, mutual funds and market regulators were intensifying intervention, especially in the futures market. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 3.9 percent,...

  • TOKYO, July 17- Japanese government bonds were mostly higher on Friday, supported by the Bank of Japan's bond-buying operations ahead of a holiday weekend. The BOJ 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 to 5- year zone, 240 billion yen of JGBs in the 10- year to 25- year zone, and 140 billion yen of JGBs...

  • PARIS, July 17- International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday the Fund could participate in a "complete" package to put the Greek economy back on track, make its debt sustainable and allow it to get its funding from financial markets. Asked on France's Europe 1 whether the IMF would participate in a third bailout for the country, Lagarde...

  • SHANGHAI, July 17- China stocks rose on Friday, with a key futures contract on the CSI300 Index set for delivery by the close of business finally rising above the level of its benchmark. The CSI300 index fell 0.1 percent to 3,994.71 points at 0119 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,821.62 points. China CSI300 stock index futures for July rose...

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Investors in U.S.-based non-domestic-focused stock funds posted $3.7 billion of net outflows in the week ended July 15, marking the funds' biggest cash withdrawals since August 2011, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. "Both mutual fund and ETF investors alike are backing away from non-domestic equities," said Jeff...

  • July 16- Constructing a portfolio based only on how financial assets will perform and behave ignores many of the investor's biggest assets: earning power, real estate and pension benefits such as social security. "The average person left to their own devices is blind to the kind of risk associated with human capital," said David Blanchett, head of retirement...

  • NEW YORK— It's tempting to think of China's stock market crash this summer as just a faraway problem. The lure of China's potential is so strong that more than half of all stock mutual funds have at least one Chinese company in their portfolio, and that includes hundreds categorized as U.S. stock funds. Stocks traded in Shenzhen, another major market in southeast...

  • SAO PAULO, July 16- Brazil's Treasury announced on Thursday it will repurchase all outstanding global bonds due in 2040 for $1.16 billion, a strategy to reduce debt costs and improve the country's yield curve in dollars. Once the most liquid Brazilian bond denominated in dollars, the global 2040 s saw their trading volume decline in recent years as they carried a...

  • Weekly VIX options the newest way to trade volatility Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- Traders will have a new way to trade short-term volatility next week, when CBOE Holdings Inc plans to launch weekly expirations for one of its most heavily traded index options products. CBOE, the operator of the largest U.S. stock options market, plans to list weekly expirations for futures and options on the CBOE Volatility Index, the market's...