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  • Outsized investment returns and strong inflows have seen Wellington's assets under management grow to $939 billion at the end of March from $834 billion at the end of 2013, putting it on track to join the exclusive club of money managers running more than $1 trillion by as early as this year. While smart stock picking has helped, the company's growth has also...

  • Asa Hutchinson signed into law Friday authorizes an $87 million incentive package to help lure a major defense project to Arkansas. The incentive proposal calls for issuing bonds if Lockheed Martin is the successful bidder for a military vehicle assembly contract for its Camden facility. Two other companies— Indiana- based AM General and Wisconsin- based...

  • *European shares fall amid impasse on Greece talks. NEW YORK, May 29- Global equity markets and bond yields fell on Friday, weighed by data that showed the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter and by conflicting signals from Greece's debt talks. Conflicting reports that Athens was close to clinching a reforms-for-cash deal with its creditors pushed...

  • *U.S. first-quarter GDP shrinks at 0.7 pct annual rate. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. "The market simply doesn't believe the data will be strong enough to let the Fed this year," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.

  • *Altera up on report of Intel takeover interest. May 29- U.S. stock futures were largely unchanged, keeping the market on course to open lower on Friday, after data showed that the economy contracted in the first quarter. "Monetary policy from the Fed is forward looking and GDP by definition is a rear view mirror and the important thing now is that it wasn't a big miss,"...

  • May 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday amid worries about Greece's ability to strike a deal with its euro zone partners by Sunday and ahead of U.S. gross domestic product data. *Altera rose 6.2 percent to $49.90 in premarket trading after the New York Post reported that Intel was close to buying the chipmaker for about $15 billion.

  • SHANGHAI, May 29- China's Anhui province will auction 31.2 billion yuan of bonds ranging in tenors from three to 10 years on June 5, according to a notice on the website of a major bond clearing house. Anhui will be the seventh government to auction municipal bonds in China this year. The 31.2 billion yuan action comprises three-year and 10- year bond issues 6.3...

  • CHINA STOCK REGULATOR SAYS SHANGHAI- DEUTCHE BOURSE JV COULD. SHANGHAI, May 29- The Shanghai-Deutsche Bourse joint venture could be expanded to include derivatives, a spokesperson for China's securities regulator said on Friday at a press conference. The joint venture, officially announced on May 27, aims to ease European investors' access to Chinese...

  • TOKYO, May 29- Japanese government bonds were mostly higher on Friday, particularly at the longer end as month-end buying bolstered those tenors. The Bank of Japan's operations also underpinned the market. The central bank offered to buy 375 billion yen of JGBs in the 1- year to 3- year zone, 375 billion yen of JGBs in the 3- year to 5- year zone, and 400 billion yen of...

  • SHANGHAI, May 29- China's Guizhou province will auction 33.6 billion Chinese yuan of bonds ranging in tenor from three to 10 years on June 4, according to a notice on the website of a major bond clearing house. Guizhou will be the sixth government to auction municipal bonds in China this year. The 33.6 billion yuan action comprises three-year and 10- year bond...

  • Atlantic City prices second bond deal in two weeks Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:05 PM ET

    May 28- New Jersey's struggling gambling hub, Atlantic City was able to access capital markets for the second time in two weeks, albeit at high interest rates and only with state backing. Atlantic City sold $12 million of tax-exempt general obligation bonds to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a competitive offering, with a top yield of 6 percent on 15- year bonds...

  • *Traders take profit after institutional month-end buying. *Corporate supply sends 30- year yields higher. NEW YORK, May 28- Long-dated U.S.

  • Star managers hit by rocky ride in yields, dollar Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been hit by sharp moves in bonds and currencies and they're bracing for even more volatility.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent rise in global yields and the strength in the euro against the dollar, with investors bracing for more sharp moves later this year stemming from central bank actions. Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund, which lost its crown as the biggest bond fund in the world in...

  • TREASURIES-Long-dated yields edge higher on profit-taking Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    *Treasury to sell $29 bln in 7- yr notes. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields edged higher on Thursday after traders took profit following a recent price rally, while data showing that U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rose drew some demand for short-dated notes. "We've seen some month-end buying all week," said Kim Rupert, managing director at...

  • LONDON, May 28- The European Central Bank said on Thursday that record low interest rates were putting insurance firms and banks under increasing pressure and warned that any sell-off in stocks and bonds could damage the euro zone's recovery. In its twice-yearly Financial Stability Review, the ECB also said risks from Greece for the euro zone's governments...

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower as Greece worries weigh Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    May 28- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, weighed down by concerns about Greece's ability to strike a deal with its creditors. *European officials downplayed talk that Greece and its lenders were drafting an agreement that would provide Athens much-needed debt relief. *Broadcom shares rose 0.85 percent to $57.64 in premarket trading after Avago...

  • KIEV, May 28- Ukraine on Thursday confirmed it was raising $1 billion by selling new bonds backed by the U.S. government and said the issue should contribute to cutting its international debt servicing costs. Near-bankrupt Ukraine is seeking to restructure $23 billion of foreign debt in order to make budget savings of $15.3 billion between 2015 and 2018 which...

  • JGBs edge down on profit-taking, short paper firm Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 28- Japanese government bond prices mostly ticked lower on Thursday on profit-taking, though short-term paper firmed after solid results in a two-year JGB auction. The 10- year cash Japanese government bond yield rose 1.0 basis point to 0.395 percent while the 20- year JGB yield increased 3.5 basis point to 1.215 percent. The move is a reversal of...

  • SHANGHAI, May 28- Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise Co. Ltd, a Chinese bottle manufacturer, is poised to become the fourth firm to publicly default in China's onshore bond markets today. The firm has not raised sufficient funds to fully repay principal and interest due to investors on May 28, company statements posted on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange website on May 27...