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  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- China is asserting control over once-chaotic local government financing by banning the use of opaque funding vehicles, but filling the gap with a huge expansion of the fledgling municipal bond market will raise a whole new set of problems. Chastened by promiscuous local investment in response to the 2008 global financial crisis, Beijing...

  • They are also profitable: In the third quarter, BlackRock Inc, the biggest provider of the funds, made $850 million in fees from its iShares ETFs, 30 percent of the $2.8 billion in revenue it reported. Last week, Janus Capital Group announced the acquisition of exchange-traded fund provider VelocityShares and Reuters exclusively reported last week that Goldman...

  • BOSTON, Oct 23- Janus Capital Group Inc said on Thursday that third-quarter profit rose 25 percent, but the mutual fund company posted more outflows of investor cash as the arrival of star bond manager Bill Gross came too late to reverse the trend. Best known for its equity funds, Denver- based Janus late last month hired Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- The biggest names in the U.S. mutual fund business are lagging the little guys in nearly every major domestic stock category over the last month, showing that some of the best-known portfolio managers didn't anticipate the October sell-off. Last year, for example, Dennis Lynch, head of the $2 billion Morgan Stanley Small Company Growth fund, was...

  • *Business data in Europe, China show mild improvement. *U.S. to reopen 30- year TIPS issue with additional $7 billion. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed modest improvement in early October.

  • *Business data in Europe, China show mild improvement. Benchmark yields were on track to rise for a third straight session above 2.50 percent as the U.S. Labor Department said continued jobless claims fell to 2.35 million in the week ended Oct. 11, which was the lowest since December 2000. Earlier, private gauges on business activities in Europe and China showed...

  • *Israel 10- year yield 2.09 pct vs 2.25 pct for U.S. equivalent. *Israel debt market has 500 bln shekels in government bonds. Israel has about 500 billion shekels of government bonds outstanding, up from below 400 billion in 2010..

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Dow component Caterpillar Inc was among Thursday's biggest premarket movers, with the heavy machinery maker up on heavy volume following its results. Caterpillar also said that its expectations for 2014 earnings continued to improve. In the broader market, U.S. stock index futures were higher, adding to earlier gains on Caterpillar's results.

  • They are also profitable: In the third quarter, BlackRock Inc, the biggest provider of the funds, made $850 million in fees from its iShares ETFs, 30 percent of the $2.8 billion in revenue it reported. Last week, Janus Capital Group announced the acquisition of exchange-traded fund provider VelocityShares and Reuters exclusively reported last week that Goldman...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. options market operators have agreed in recent months on the need for new automatic trading halts when stock options prices suddenly surge or plunge, in a bid to reduce excess volatility and blunt the impact of erroneous trades, according to five sources with knowledge of their discussions. There are currently 12 options markets in the...

  • BOSTON, Oct 21- U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations. Through September, corporate bond portfolios boosted their holdings of U.S....

  • JGBs steady, yield curve steepens a touch as supply weighs Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 23- Japanese government bond prices were little changed in limited trading on Thursday, with the yield curve steepening by a touch as extra supply weighed on the longer-dated maturities. The Ministry of Finance auctioned 400 billion yen of off-the-run 10- year and 20- year JGBs on Thursday through a regular sale intended to enhance market liquidity.

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- The dollar steadied on Thursday, hovering near a one-week high versus the euro, supported by a slight rise in Treasury yields following news of an uptick in U.S. inflation. Concerns over the health of the European banking sector also weighed on the euro and underpinned the dollar after media reported that 11 euro zone banks had failed stress tests run...

  • Wall Street fell as Boeing Co and Biogen Idec tumbled after their results disappointed investors, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500.. The retreat on Wall Street pulled MSCI's gauge of global equity performance lower, but European stocks closed higher, largely driven by earnings. GlaxoSmithKline rose 2.6 percent in London after saying it expects an Ebola...

  • BERLIN, Oct 22- Senior lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party heaped criticism on the European Central Bank on Wednesday following a Reuters report that it was considering the purchase of corporate bonds to spur growth. "The Governing Council has taken no such decision," an ECB spokesman said. Hans Michelbach of the Christian Social...

  • German lawmakers rip ECB over corporate bonds report Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 22- Senior lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party heaped criticism on the European Central Bank on Wednesday following a Reuters report that it was considering the purchase of corporate bonds to spur growth. Hans Michelbach of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of the CDU, said Draghi was endangering the...

  • Both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations late Tuesday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its biggest five-day rally since December 2011. Yahoo rose 5.9 percent, Broadcom jumped 6.8 percent and GlaxoSmithKline rose 3.6 percent in London after saying it expects a vaccine against Ebola to be ready later this year. Both Yahoo and Broadcom...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. The U.S. Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index, the government's broadest inflation gauge, edged up 0.1 percent last month after falling 0.2 percent in August. "Given the anxious environment we are in, this report came as a bit of a balm," said Com Crocker, managing director of government and agency securities trading at Mesirow Financial...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, implying that buyers were taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013. Late Tuesday, both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom posted better-than-expected revenue growth. Yahoo rose 3.3 percent to $41.52 in premarket trading and was the Nasdaq's most active premarket...

  • 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 prospect of fresh ECB easing could restore the interest rate gap between Europe and the United States, helping to underpin...