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  • *AbbVie forecast 2015 earnings above expectations. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year and ahead of a key report on the labor market. *The S&P 500 added 3 percent over the last two sessions, retracing a good portion of its 4.2 percent loss in the previous...

  • *AbbVie forecast 2015 earnings above expectations. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year and ahead of a key report on the labor market. *AbbVie forecast 2015 earnings largely above analysts' average estimate after the close on Thursday, betting on its...

  • Vanguard execs issue warning on risks of deflation Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    Executives at Vanguard Group warned that deflation is a real risk for the global economy while downplaying inflation concerns for the United States.

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The collapse in the oil price attracted bargain hunters to energy exchange-traded products in 2014, with inflows leaping in December even as the sell-off in oil intensified, global data from BlackRock and ETF Securities showed. Investors in the United States accounted for about 85 percent of the $3 billion- plus inflow into energy ETPs globally,...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The downgrading of Tesco's debt to "junk" status could limit its negotiating power on potential asset sales as Britain's biggest retailer embarks on the long-awaited recovery plan designed to reverse its sliding fortunes. The move marks another fall from grace for Britain's biggest private employer, a staple of British pension funds that was...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 9- Indonesia has raised $4 billion in a U.S. dollar bond issue, taking advantage of the current low-yield environment and improving sentiment about the country and policies its new president is pursuing. With the improved terms on the new bonds, " Indonesia has to fork out a lower percentage than in a tough market," said Wellian Wiranto, an economist at...

  • TOKYO, Jan 9- The five-year Japanese government bond yield hit a record low just above zero percent on Friday on strong buying by the Bank of Japan, highlighting the scarcity of available bonds. While JGBs were capped in early trade by positive risk sentiment in global markets, the BOJ's buying on Friday of 400 billion yen in bonds maturing in three to five years...

  • BOSTON, Jan 9- Big European and American banks have found a productive place to park the energy sector's most distressed debt: the $2.7 trillion U.S. money market industry. Barclays Bank plc, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo and others get overnight and short-term loans from companies that run money market mutual funds such as Fidelity Investments, BlackRock Inc,...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 9- Indonesia has raised $4 billion in a U.S. dollar bond issue, taking advantage of the current low-yield environment and improving sentiment about the country and policies its new president is pursuing. With the improved terms on the new bonds, " Indonesia has to fork out a lower percentage than in a tough market," said Wellian Wiranto, an economist at...

  • Jan 8- Executives at Vanguard Group, the No. 1 U.S. mutual fund company, said on Thursday deflation is a real risk for the global economy while downplaying inflation concerns for the United States. 'Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Tim Buckley said during a live webcast. "Once you're in the cycle, it very difficult to get out," Vanguard Chairman William McNabb added.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell back on Thursday as Wall Street rallied and oil prices steadied, on growing confidence European policymakers will launch a bond-buying program to combat slowing economic growth. "With concerns that the market has that the Fed will raise rates this year, people have been more willing to go further out," said Ellis Phifer,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- The best bond funds in 2014 posted returns of more than 40 percent betting on long U.S. Treasury bonds, a strategy that had scant support when the year began. In that case, long-dated maturity funds will struggle, said Josh Barrickman, head of Vanguard bond indexing Americas, who also helps manage the Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund, the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. Treasury debt prices declined on Thursday as Wall Street rallied and oil prices steadied, on growing confidence European policymakers will launch a bond-buying program to combat slowing economic growth. Treasury prices dropped in early overseas trading, as stocks in Japan and Europe rose, and the rally continued on Wall Street, where the S&P...

  • *Family Dollar falls in premarket after earnings. *Brent crude holds above $51 a barrel. NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, putting equities on track for a second day of gains after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing skid and ahead of data on the labor market.

  • *Family Dollar falls in premarket after earnings. *Brent crude holds above $51 a barrel. NEW YORK, Jan 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, putting equities on track for a second straight day of gains after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing skid and ahead of data on the labor market.

  • Most of Bill Gross's Janus money came from... Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    Bill Gross during CNBC interview

    More than 60 percent of the money raised by Bill Gross for Janus Capital came from a Morgan Stanley wealth management office.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- The best bond funds in 2014 posted returns of more than 40 percent betting on long U.S. Treasury bonds, a strategy that had scant support when the year began. In that case, long-dated maturity funds will struggle, said Josh Barrickman, head of Vanguard bond indexing Americas, who also helps manage the Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund, the...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 8- The Shanghai Stock Exchange banned individuals from investing in bonds privately issued by small and medium enterprises, the latest in a series of steps to tighten regulatory control of the high-yield, high-risk fixed income market. The SME bond market was launched in early 2012 in order to help develop China's wider bond market and to provide...

  • TOKYO, Jan 8- Japanese government bond prices edged down on Thursday, as traders took profits from recent gains after upbeat U.S. jobs data tempered concerns about the global economy and plunging oil prices. The 10- year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.300 percent, moving away from an intraday record low of 0.265 percent hit on Wednesday. Longer maturities were...

  • Jan 7- More than 60 percent of the roughly $1.1 billion raised by Bill Gross for Janus Capital Group Inc came from a Morgan Stanley wealth management office in California, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing industry executives who have viewed confidential brokerage data. The wealth management office in La Jolla, California, which employs one...