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Investing Securities

  • *Europe's top indexes seen up about 5-6 pct seen in 2017. MILAN/ LONDON, March 29- European shares are expected to make single-digit gains this year and in early 2018 as a brighter economic outlook and cheap valuations trump political concerns, a Reuters poll found. Uncertainty persists ahead of France's presidential election in April and May and Germany's...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- Greece's lenders on Wednesday could not confirm what sources said was a preliminary deal on open issues of the country's bailout and said possible debt relief measures will be decided only at the end of the financial aid programme, contrary to Athens' will. Negotiations between Greece, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund-...

  • LONDON, March 29- On the face of it, the first quarter of the year followed the' risk on' script. U.S. stocks surged to new highs, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, high yield debt rallied yet again and Wall Street volatility slumped to its lowest in a decade. Investors piled into riskier, high-yielding assets at the expense of safe-haven bonds on the view that...

  • LONDON, March 29- On the face of it, the first quarter of the year followed the' risk on' script. U.S. stocks surged to new highs, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, high yield debt rallied yet again and Wall Street volatility slumped to its lowest in a decade. Investors piled into riskier, high-yielding assets at the expense of safe-haven bonds on the view that...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, March 29- Central European currencies eased on Wednesday after Hungary's central bank continued to squeeze funds from its 3- month deposits, while Poland's zloty retreated from 11- month highs. In Prague, the crown set a new 4- month high in one-month forwards contracts at 26.9 against the euro ahead of an auction of government bonds.

  • *Germany 10- yr yield up 2 bps, lower-rated bonds outperform. LONDON, March 29- A strengthening euro zone economy gave investors confidence to continue selling euro zone government bonds on Wednesday, the day on which Britain is set to officially trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union. "A mixture of good data seems to be proving the European economy...

  • TOKYO, March 29- Shorter-dated Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday as the market took cues from an overnight retreat by U.S. Treasuries, while the longer-dated maturities gained on month-end investor demand. JGBs took in stride Wednesday's regular debt-purchasing operation by the Bank of Japan, at which the central bank trimmed the...

  • 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 29- Mar Norway Auction Treasuries 30- Mar Italy Medium-Long Term auction 30- Mar Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan...

  • 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 29- Mar Norway Auction Treasuries 30- Mar Italy Medium-Long Term auction 30- Mar Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds. 4- Apr United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 4- Apr Japan...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- BlackRock Inc on Tuesday said it would overhaul its actively managed equities business, cutting jobs, dropping fees and relying more on computers to pick stocks in a move that highlights how difficult it has become for humans to beat the market. Last May, BlackRock said it had recruited Mark Wiseman, the head of Canada's biggest public pension...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- BlackRock Inc on Tuesday said it would overhaul its actively managed equities business, cutting jobs, dropping fees and relying more on computers to pick stocks in a move that highlights how difficult it has become for humans to beat the market. Last May, BlackRock said it had recruited Mark Wiseman, the head of Canada's biggest public pension...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- A congressional subcommittee on Tuesday urged Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to finalize an $8.9 billion debt restructuring at the island's power utility, PREPA, before a deadline to close the deal expires on Friday. In a letter to Rossello, California Republican Doug LaMalfa, who chairs the U.S. House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • *Gold resistance around $1,260, near the 200- day moving average. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 28- Gold prices turned lower on Tuesday, after nearing the prior session's one-month high, as the U.S. dollar, Treasury yields and stock markets extended gains. "We saw investors cycle out of gold but back into equity markets," said Phillip Streible, senior commodities broker for...

  • LONDON, March 28- Fast-rising inflation and growing talk of tighter monetary policy from the Bank of England may spell the end of a winning streak for British gilts, among the best performers in major government bond markets this year. Such low yields-- resulting from bond price rises-- for long-dated paper in part reflect doubt about how Britain's economy will...

  • TOKYO, March 28- Benchmark Japanese government bonds edged down slightly on Tuesday in the waning days of this fiscal year, taking their cue from a stock market recovery. The Nikkei stock average rebounded from its lowest in more than six weeks, hit in the previous session, to end up 1.1 percent, just before Japan's fiscal year comes to an end on Friday.

  • 28- Mar United States Sale of 5- year notes 28- Mar United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022 28- Mar Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury note 28- Mar Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 29-...

  • 28- Mar United States Sale of 5- year notes 28- Mar United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022 28- Mar Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury note 28- Mar Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 29- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 29- Mar United States Sale of 7- year notes 29- Mar Italy Bills auction 29- Mar Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 29-...

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills climbing to the highest level in more than eight years. The Treasury Department auctioned $39 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.780 percent, up from 0.760 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,980.28...