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  • TOKYO, June 14- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Wednesday while the yield curve flattened slightly after the Bank of Japan bought long-dated bonds. The yield on the benchmark 10- year JGBs stood flat at 0.060 percent while the price of the 10- year JGB futures were down 0.03 point at 150.36. The Bank of Japan bought a total of 750 billion yen...

  • NEW YORK, June 14- A rise in cyber attacks on U.S. public sector targets so far has had little impact in the $3.8 trillion municipal debt market, with no issuer as yet hit security threat. "State and local governments are a huge target, quite frankly an easy target for bad guys," said Bob Anderson, managing director for information security at Navigant management...

  • NEW YORK, June 13- J. Crew Group Inc disclosed terms on Tuesday of a debt restructuring deal that would roughly cut in half the value of its nearly $567 million in bonds, as well as extend their maturity by two years, after receiving the backing of some key creditors. The move comes after Reuters reported last month that two investment firms, Blackstone Group LP's GSO...

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • *S&P 500, Dow, Russell 2000 mark record closing highs. June 13- Wall Street gained on Tuesday, with the S&P 500, Dow industrials and Russell 2000 setting record closing highs, as technology stocks bounced back and investors positioned for an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike. "I think the fall the last two days has been due to psychology not to any...

  • *Treasury sells $12 billion in 30- year bonds to strong demand. NEW YORK, June 13- Short-dated U.S. Traders likely viewed more costly services as a harbinger of stronger May consumer price index data, which is set for release on Wednesday, said John Herrmann, director of interest rates strategy at MUFG Securities in New York.

  • NEW YORK, June 13- World stock markets recovered after a technology-led selloff and short-dated U.S. bond yields hit multi-week peaks on Tuesday as investor focus turned to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting. "Wednesday's meeting is pretty much a high-risk event," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • *Dow industrials hit record intraday high. June 13- Wall Street gained on Tuesday, with the Dow hitting an all-time high, as bank shares rose ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike and technology stocks bounced back. "The selloff in tech probably was a bit further than people expected, so there is some bargain hunting back into that sector," said Rick...

  • June 13- U.S. department store operator Neiman Marcus said on Tuesday it had ended talks regarding a partial or full sale of the company, three months after embarking on a review of strategic alternatives under the weight of a $4.8 billion debt load. Talks between Neiman Marcus and its suitor Hudson's Bay Co, the owner of high-end department store Saks Fifth...

  • The move by Bats, which only lists ETFs and the stock of its parent company, CBOE Holdings, would fragment the market close and result in less accurate pricing, Nasdaq said in a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dated June 12. Trading firms Virtu Financial and PDQ Enterprises, as well as agency broker Clearpool, threw their support behind Bats in...

  • NEW YORK, June 13- World stock markets rose with bank shares and short-dated U.S. bond yields hit multi-week peaks on Tuesday as investor focus turned to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting. "Wednesday's meeting is pretty much a high-risk event," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York. The Bank of Japan and the...

  • *Treasury to sell $12 billion in 30- year bonds at 1 p.m. ET. NEW YORK, June 13- Short-dated U.S. Traders likely viewed the services price data as a harbinger of stronger May consumer price index data, which is set for release Wednesday, said John Herrmann, director of interest rates strategy at MUFG Securities in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Apple Inc offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Leadership from the business community is essential to address the threat of climate change and...

  • *Seeking ruling on this in UAE courts. DUBAI, June 13- Abu Dhabi- listed Dana Gas has proposed swapping $700 million of outstanding Islamic bonds because it had discovered they were "unlawful," prompting an outcry from some creditors. Dana's 9 percent bonds were offered at 87 cents on the dollar, down from 91- 92 cents previously, while shares in the company closed 15...

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, June 13- China will sell its first U.S. dollar denominated sovereign bonds since 2004 in coming months along with yuan bonds, in its first overseas issuance of national debt since Moody's downgraded its sovereign credit rating in May. The finance ministry said on Tuesday it will issue 14 billion yuan of treasury bonds denominated in yuan, and...

  • LONDON, June 13- As the Fed prepares to raise interest rates again and actively considers how and when to start exiting QE, it appears that the process of normalizing monetary policy across the Western world is slowly but surely getting into gear. Global conditions for unwinding crisis-fueled stimulus look fertile: the strongest economic growth in years,...

  • June 13- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday as technology shares staged a recovery after a two-day rout, while investors awaited the Federal Reserve to kick off its meeting, where its is almost certain to raise interest rates. Investors are also looking for more details on the central bank's plans to trim its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

  • *Traders see China following Fed with rate hike. LONDON, June 13- The prospect of the United States, the world's largest economy, raising interest rates and shrinking its mammoth balance sheet reverberated across markets from Toronto to Beijing on Tuesday. But it was just one vulnerability that also spread across currency and debt markets in the likes of Canada...

  • LONDON, June 13- As the Fed prepares to raise interest rates again and actively considers how and when to start exiting QE, it appears that the process of normalizing monetary policy across the Western world is slowly but surely getting into gear. Global conditions for unwinding crisis-fueled stimulus look fertile: the strongest economic growth in years,...