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  • NEW YORK, March 29- BlackRock Inc is planning to unveil a new U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund that will invest in all areas of the junk-bond market except the tattered energy sector, the asset manager said in a regulatory filing this week. Plans for the ETF were disclosed late Monday in a BlackRock filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • PARIS, March 21- Casino said on Monday it was on track to reduce debt as promised after Standard& Poor's cut the French retailer's credit rating to junk, citing falling profits, weakness in Brazil and competition at home. It said key disposals in Asia were moving ahead, and the completion of the sale of its 58.6 percent stake in Thai unit Big C Supercenter for 3.1...

  • PARIS, March 21- Casino said on Monday it was on track to reduce debt as promised after Standard& Poor's cut the French retailer's credit rating to junk, citing falling profits, weakness in Brazil and competition at home. The completion of the sale of its 58.6 percent stake in Thai unit Big C for 3.1 billion euros was imminent and the disposal of its activities in...

  • PARIS, March 21- Casino said on Monday it was on track to lower its debt after Standard& Poor's cut the French retailer's credit rating by one notch to non-investment grade, or junk. It said the completion of the sale of its 58.6 percent stake in Thai unit Big C for 3.1 billion euros was imminent and that the disposal process of its activities in Vietnam was...

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.7 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.8 BLN NEW CASH OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • 'WE HAVE INCREASED SOME OF OUR EXPOSURE TO HIGH-YIELD AND EMERGING MARKETS'- BLACKROCK'S RIEDER.

  • *Portugal and Cyprus could face QE exclusion. Fitch shaved its rating outlook on Portugal from positive to stable, a move seen as raising the risk that DBRS-- which has the investment grade rating Lisbon needs to qualify for QE-- might downgrade it at the end of next month. In a sign of what may come for Portugal, an ECB spokesperson said on Tuesday that junk-rated Cyprus...

  • *Portugal and Cyprus could face QE exclusion. Fitch shaved its rating outlook on Portugal from positive to stable, a move seen as raising the risk that DBRS-- which has the investment grade rating Lisbon needs to qualify for QE-- might downgrade it at the end of next month. In a sign of what may come for Portugal, an ECB spokesperson said on Tuesday that junk-rated Cyprus...

  • NEW YORK, March 8- Stocks "can go up five, 10 percent, maybe" despite a slowing U.S. economy, BlackRock Inc's chief investment officer of global fixed income Rick Rieder said on Tuesday. The market's negative attitude towards the high-yield corporate debt market- relative to higher-grade debt- has also created an investment opportunity, Rieder said at the Harbor...

  • NEW YORK, March 8- Stocks "can go up five, ten percent, maybe" despite a slowing U.S. economy, BlackRock Inc's chief investment officer of global fixed income Rick Rieder said on Tuesday. The market's negative attitude towards the high-yield corporate debt market- relatively to higher-grade debt- has also created an investment opportunity, Rieder said at a...

  • Street Explained: Cues from the junk bond market

    In an exclusive video for CNBC Pro subscribers, Bob Pisani explains the implications of the rally in junk bond market and what it means for stocks and the overall economy.

  • High yield: worth the risk?

    Andrew Lee of UBS Wealth Management discusses the high-yield market and his overweight position on it.

  • FRANKFURT, March 8- Cyprus might soon be excluded from the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme because its credit rating is below investment grade and it is likely to exit its bailout programme at the end of March, an ECB spokesman said on Tuesday. Cyprus is expected to conclude its bailout programme without maintaining a precautionary credit line,...

  • FRANKFURT, March 8- Cyprus is at risk of being excluded from the European Central Bank's sovereign bond buying as its credit rating is below investment grade and it will likely exit its bailout programme at the end of March, an ECB spokesman said on Tuesday. Cyprus is expected to conclude its bailout programme at the end of the month and is able to fund itself after...

  • Saudi and foreign employees at the Saudi stock exchange

    Moody's has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk.

  • MOSCOW, March 5- Russia needs to adapt its budget to lower oil prices, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday after credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service warned Moscow it might downgrade the country's sovereign debt rating further into junk territory. The agency said on Friday that it placed Russia's Ba1 debt rating on review for downgrade,...

  • DUBAI, March 5- Moody's Investors Service has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk, citing concern over the impact of low oil prices on their finances. Moody's also put the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar on review for downgrades- countries which are widely seen in the debt...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Investors poured nearly $5 billion into riskier U.S.-based high-yield "junk" bond funds during the week that ended March 2, the largest inflows into these funds on record, according to data from Lipper on Thursday. It was the group's largest seven-day haul since at least 1992, when Lipper's record-keeping began, after prices on high yield bonds...