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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • LONDON, July 18- Turkey's investment-grade credit rating is hanging by a thread after last week's attempted coup and any further deterioration would force some conservative investors to dump billions of dollars worth of Turkish assets. A cut by either ratings firm would take Turkey's average sovereign rating to junk for the first time in three years, while...

  • LONDON, July 18- The European Central Bank meets later this week against a backdrop of sharply lower government bond yields that raising pressure on the ECB to address a scarcity of bonds for its 1.7 trillion euro stimulus program. That is up from 38 percent on June 2, when the ECB's Governing Council last met to discuss monetary policy. Britain's vote to leave the...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELDS HIT THREE-WEEK HIGH; U.S. 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS TOUCH 4- WEEK PEAK.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BOND PRICES TURN LOWER, YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS.

  • *Yields flat to slightly higher followed failed Turkey coup. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. Turkey's coup attempt followed killings in Nice, France last week, several recent police-related incidents in the United States, as well as Britain's shock vote to exit the European Union a few weeks ago.

  • U.S. 10-YEAR NOTE, 30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELDS HIT SESSION LOWS.

  • July 18- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Monday, coming off a record-setting week for Wall Street that followed robust economic data and strong earnings. *Equity futures had dipped after the close on Friday, but have since shrugged off the impact of an attempted coup in Turkey. The bank's shares rose 0.3 percent to $13.70 in premarket trading.

  • LONDON, July 18- The European Central Bank meets later this week against a backdrop of sharply lower government bond yields that pile pressure on the central bank to address a scarcity of bonds for its 1.7 trillion euro stimulus program. That is up from 38 percent on June 2, when the ECB's Governing Council last met to discuss monetary policy.