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Corporate Finance Balance Sheets

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 23- Canada's Cenovus Energy Inc has said it may sell parts of the Deep Basin natural gas assets it recently bought from Houston- based ConocoPhillips, Royal Bank of Canada analysts wrote in a research note on Sunday. Cenovus Chief Executive Brian Ferguson held a conference call with analysts last Friday, and the oil company "signaled that it...

  • Meanwhile, lawmakers who attended a meeting with Brazilian President Michel Temer on Sunday said he was sticking with his plans to push the pension overhaul through Congress by July. Despite the gains in Brazil, escalating tension between the United States and North Korea, depressed investor appetite for higher-yielding, emerging market assets.

  • BEIJING, April 14- China's total social financing, a broad measure of credit and liquidity in the economy, rose to 2.12 trillion yuan in March from 1.15 trillion yuan in February, data from the central bank showed on Friday. TSF includes off-balance sheet forms of financing that exist outside the conventional bank lending system, such as initial public offerings,...

  • April 13- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil producer, said on Thursday it would sell natural gas-heavy assets in San Juan basin to privately held Hilcorp Energy Co for about $3 billion. The assets, which span New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado, produced 124,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, about 80 percent of which was natural gas,...

  • SHANGHAI, April 13- China's central bank resumed injections into the money market on Thursday after a near three-week absence, in an apparent bid to ease fears of a cash crunch in the financial system following massive drains from maturing debt instruments. After skipping open market operations for 13 consecutive sessions-- saying liquidity was relatively...

  • April 12- Gold hit a 5- month high on Wednesday after rising nearly 2 percent in the previous session, with investors seeking refuge in safe-haven assets due to rising tensions over U.S. relations with Russia and North Korea. *The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to shield Syria's leader from blame for a deadly poison gas attack last week, as U.S.

  • MELBOURNE, April 10- The U.S. Talking to reporters in Australia, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said opinions differed within the Fed on ending its balance sheet reinvestment policy and it would take some time to agree on, but he felt it could start later in the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street's top banks see the Federal Reserve laying out by year end its plan to scale back reinvestments in Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities in order to begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. The median view of 11 dealers was for the Fed to eventually shrink its balance sheet to $2.75...

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street's top banks see the Federal Reserve laying out by year end its plan to scale back reinvestments in Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities in order to begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. The median view of 11 dealers was for the Fed to eventually shrink its balance sheet to $2.75...

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street's top banks see the Federal Reserve laying out by year-end its plan to scale back its reinvestments in Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities in an effort to begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, a Reuters poll showed Friday.

  • *U.S. 10-, 7- year yields touch lowest since Nov. 18. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley said later that the Fed might avoid raising interest rates at the same time that it begins shrinking its $4.5 trillion bond portfolio, prompting only a "little pause" in the central bank's rate hike plans.

  • TREASURY PRICES TURN LOWER, YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS FOLLOWING FED DUDLEY'S REMARKS ON RATES, FED'S BALANCE SHEET.

  • Nomura’s Koo: Expect a lot of shocks as Fed reserves QE

    Richard Koo, chief economist at Nomura Research Institute, comments on the winding down of the Federal Reserve’s multi-trillion dollar balance sheet.

  • *Traders cautious ahead of U.S., China meeting. LONDON, April 6- Copper steadied on Thursday after posting its biggest daily rise in nearly two months the day before, as indications that the Federal Reserve might start paring back its vast asset holdings this year hurt appetite for cyclical assets. "The minutes from the Fed yesterday talking about reducing the...

  • Not urgent for Fed to start reducing balance sheet: Pro

    Jan Hatzius, chief economist and head of global economics & markets research at Goldman Sachs, comments on the Federal Reserve and its strategy when it comes to its balance sheet.

  • Radical if Fed starts to sell securities more rapidly: S&P Global

    S&P Global Chief Economist Paul Sheard comments on the Federal Reserve’s strategy, with discussion on how the institution will unwind its balance sheet.

  • MELBOURNE, April 6- London copper held gains on Thursday ahead of a meeting between U.S. Topping the agenda will be U.S.- China trade ties and U.S. requests for China to help rein in its nuclear-armed neighbor North Korea. *Poland's state-run KGHM, one of the world's biggest copper producers, will stay in Chile for the long term, and is assessing its Canadian assets,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- Most Federal Reserve policymakers think the central bank should take steps to begin trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later this year as long as the economic data holds up, minutes from their last meeting showed. The dollar briefly slipped while stocks on Wall Street fell. "The December FOMC meeting is probably the most likely date to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- Most Federal Reserve policymakers think the central bank should take steps to begin trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later this year as long as the economic data holds up, minutes from their last meeting showed. The minutes released on Wednesday of the March 14-15 policy discussion, at which the Fed voted 9-1 to raise interest rates,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- Most Federal Reserve policymakers think the central bank should take steps to begin trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later this year as long as the economic data holds up, minutes from their last meeting showed. The minutes released on Wednesday of the March 14-15 policy discussion, at which the Fed voted 9-1 to raise interest rates,...