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  • *U.S. housing data, tech earnings, China data help risk appetite, dent yen. TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The dollar had a three-month rally until September on the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday the company will drop the Pimco Total Return Fund from its 401 k plan as a result of the sudden departure of Bill Gross. Effective Nov. 14, 2014, the Pimco Total Return Fund is being removed from Ford's investment lineup. " Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors and the former manager of the flagship Pimco...

  • SINGAPORE/ SHANGHAI, Oct 22- The Shanghai Gold Exchange is working on plans for China's first forwards and options in gold, sources say, potentially putting China ahead in the race to set an Asian pricing benchmark that might eventually rival the London gold fix. China, which overtook India last year to become the world's biggest consumer of gold, bans trading in...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Raymond James Financial Inc is preparing to offer exchange-traded funds free of transaction fees, ratcheting up its competition for assets against similar programs in place at Charles Schwab Corp and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.. The St. Petersburg, Florida- based company is to begin offering nearly 120 commission-free ETFs next month to its...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- The euro fell sharply against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the stagnating euro zone economy. "Headlines on the market today about the ECB potentially buying corporate bonds has reinvigorated attention on the downside...

  • *China Q3 growth slowest since 2009 but less weak vs forecast. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as less worrisome data on China and a report on the European Central Bank possibly moving to buy regional corporate bonds allayed some concerns about the global economy and reduced safe-haven bids for low-risk government debt.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- If you are the kind of steadfast investor who buys a mutual fund and holds it forever, prepare to pay for your loyalty next April, when you settle up your 2014 tax bill. That is true of stock mutual funds that sold off last week after carrying forward big gains from 2013, and also may be true of the popular Pimco Total Return Fund, which was thrown a curve...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- The euro fell sharply against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the stagnating euro zone economy. "Headlines on the market today about the ECB potentially buying corporate bonds has reinvigorated attention on the downside...

  • *Qatar, Saudi Arabia supported by solid Q3 results. DUBAI, Oct 21- Solid corporate earnings and rebounding global equities lifted most stock markets in the Middle East on Tuesday, while Saudi Arabia led the rally after stabilising oil prices provided additional support to its petrochemical stocks. European shares, which have largely set the direction for...

  • *China Q3 growth slowest since 2009 but less weak vs forecast. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as less worrisome data on China and a report on the European Central Bank possibly moving to buy regional corporate bonds allayed some concerns about the global economy and reduced safe-haven bids for low-risk government debt. The ECB story catapulted us down from...

  • US STOCKS-Futures point to higher open on tech results Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains, as Apple and Texas Instruments rallied after their results. Apple Inc rose 2.7 percent to $102.43 in heavy premarket trading a day after it reported revenue that topped expectations, helped by strong sales of its iPhone line.

  • *Work on buying corporate bonds well under way- sources. *Governing Council may discuss such purchases in Dec. FRANKFURT, Oct 21- The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin purchases early next year, several sources familiar with the situation told...

  • *European shares surge on report ECB to buy corporate bonds Wall Street to start up, earnings from Coca Cola, McDonalds due. LONDON, Oct 21- European shares got a major lift while the euro and the region's bond yields fell on Tuesday after European Central Bank insiders told Reuters the bank was readying a plan to buy corporate bonds. Traders had already been giving a...

  • FOREX-Euro sinks on hint ECB will buy corporate bonds Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 21- The euro fell more than half a cent against the dollar on Tuesday after Reuters reported the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds as soon as December in its efforts to revive the euro zone economy. "It increases the potential scale of the purchases the ECB will be able to make if they extend out into the corporate bond market,"...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 21- A draft document circulated by China's Ministry of Finance on local government debt proposes letting them issue bonds to replace borrowings taken through opaque financing vehicles, according to people who have seen the draft. This lending was originally encouraged by Beijing to stimulate the economy and offset the impact of the 2008/ 2009...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, pointing to a fourth straight session of gains, with technology shares especially poised for outperformance following strong results from both Apple Inc and Texas Instruments Inc.. *Apple rose 2.1 percent to $101.85 in heavy premarket trading a day after it reported revenue that topped...

  • ECB looking at corporate bond buys: Sources Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market, deciding as soon as December.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Banks and shares in peripheral countries led a European rally on Tuesday after sources told Reuters the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds to revive the region's economy. After a year-long review of Europe's 130 biggest banks, the ECB is set to announce on Oct. 26 which have valued their assets properly and which have not,...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December with a view to begin buying early next year, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. Asked about the possibility of making such purchases, an ECB spokesman said: " The Governing Council has...

  • ECB WORK ON BUYING CORPORATE BONDS ALREADY WELL UNDER WAY BUT NUMEROUS DETAILS UNDECIDED- SOURCES.