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  • LONDON, June 17- Once mainly growth-based investments, emerging markets are seeing a dividend payout culture take root among companies, especially in countries where big local pension funds are pushing for change. With emerging equity performance lagging developed peers for the fifth year running, more companies are realising the role dividend payouts...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has told its summer investment banking interns not to stay in the office overnight in a bid to improve working conditions for its junior staff. The moves came after the death of a Bank of America Corp intern in London in 2013 fueled concerns over working excessive hours. Bank of America said at the time it would recommend...

  • *Asia markets broadly up, China shares rebound despite IPO rush. LONDON, June 17- Investors in most asset classes traded cautiously on Wednesday as they waited for a signal from the U.S. Meanwhile, markets are hoping that the Fed's statement due at 1800 GMT, followed half an hour later by Chair Janet Yellen's news conference, will cut the list of potential hike dates...

  • *Asia markets broadly up, China shares rebound despite IPO rush. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 13 to 17 points higher, or as much as 0.25 percent, Germany's DAX to gain 33 to 39 points, or as much as 0.35 percent, and France's CAC 40 to rise 11 to 12 points, or as much as 0.25 percent, on Wednesday. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside...

  • *Asia markets mixed, China shares trampled in IPO rush. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.4 percent from a three-month low on Tuesday. "The China and Hong Kong stock markets appear to be ripe for some correction thanks to their expensive valuations unless we see some big stimulus measures from authorities and that will keep risk...

  • *HSBC joins European banks shrinking their investment banks. *New Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse bosses set to take action. But others, like Deutsche Bank, may face tougher questions: if investment banking is not their strength, what is?

  • HONG KONG, June 16- The announcement of the launch date of the landmark Hong Kong- Shenzhen stock market link is on hold due to technical issues, putting at risk China's pledge to have the scheme ready by the year-end, three sources familiar with the situation said. Global funds and investors had expected regulators to announce a launch date since May for the...

  • *Hong Kong- Shanghai stock link has led to boom in trading volume. Tycoons such as Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma and solar magnate Cheng Kin Ming have bought into the sector, fueling investor excitement. They come on the back of a near doubling in the city's trading volumes after China allowed retail investors to buy Hong Kong shares for the first time via a trading...

  • *Number of ship attacks in Asia is rising- ReCAAP. KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, June 15- A small oil tanker was hijacked off the southeast coast of Malaysia over the weekend in the second such incident in the same area this month, raising further concerns over piracy in Southeast Asia, maritime officials said on Monday. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said the...

  • Hopes high for Thiam turnaround at Credit Suisse Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 9:31 AM ET

    ZURICH/ LONDON, June 14- Tidjane Thiam starts work as CEO of Credit Suisse next month with investors optimistic he can bring about a major change of strategy at the bank, even if he has to raise cash to do it. An expectation that the 52- year-old will successfully switch Credit Suisse's focus to lucrative Asian wealth management and shrink its cash-intensive...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices steady on Greece worries Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 3:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. There remained no progress in Greece's negotiations with its lenders on a deal to avert default, a move that traders fear would roil global financial markets. With Athens owing the International Monetary Fund a 1.6 billion-euro payment at month's end, senior euro zone officials have formally discussed a Greek default for the first time,...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices rise on Greece concerns Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. With Athens owing the International Monetary Fund a 1.6 billion euro payment at month's end, senior euro zone officials have formally discussed a Greek default for the first time, several of them told Reuters. That's sending people for cover, "said Justin Hoogendoorn, fixed income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- The U.S. Signs of a deadlock in Greece's debt talks rekindled safety bids for Treasuries, helping send benchmark yields to their steepest one-day fall in over two weeks. "We backed up with Europe, and the 30- year auction went really well," said Larry Milstein, head of U.S. government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds rally with Europe, strong auction Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 11- The U.S. Signs of a deadlock in Greece's debt talks rekindled safety bids for Treasuries, helping to send benchmark yields to their steepest one-day fall in over two weeks. "We backed up with Europe, and the 30- year auction went really well," said Larry Milstein, head of U.S. government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • *Britain to start selling shares in the coming months. LONDON, June 11- Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland rose after Britain's Conservative government said it would start selling its 32- billion pound stake at a loss, a decision criticized by the opposition Labor party. Osborne had previously said he would "need a lot of persuading" to sell the bank at a loss but...

  • *Britain to start selling shares in the coming months. LONDON, June 11- Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland rose after Britain's Conservative government said it would start selling its 32- billion pound stake at a loss, a decision criticised by the opposition Labour party. Osborne had previously said he would "need a lot of persuading" to sell the bank at a loss but...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. The bond market's rebound from its slump however will likely be limited, analysts say, in advance of a $13 billion sale of 30- year Treasuries bond at 1 p.m.. "Some people took the opportunity to close out of their short positions after the data," said Alex Manzara, vice president at R.J. O'Brien and Associates in Chicago.

  • LONDON, June 11- Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland rose on Thursday after Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne said the government would start selling its 32 billion pound stake in the bank. Analysts said there would be significant interest from institutional investors willing to overlook ongoing issues relating to past misconduct at RBS and...

  • LONDON, June 11- WS Atkins, the British engineering consultancy designing the Riyadh Metro, posted a 15 percent rise in full-year profit, beating analysts' expectations, and said its outlook remained positive. Chief Executive Uwe Krueger said the company's focus on technology and innovation was helping it win new contracts in areas such as rail and nuclear...

  • LONDON, June 11- British engineering and design consultancy WS Atkins posted a 15 percent rise in full-year profit, just ahead of analyst expectations, and said its outlook remained positive. The company, which operates in markets including Britain, North America and the Middle East, reported underlying pretax profit of 121.9 million pounds, up from 106.4...