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  • Aug 4- Forget Milwaukee and Brooklyn- Lagos and Dar es Salaam are the new brewery hot spots, according to U.S. mutual fund managers as they tap Africa's emerging beer companies in pursuit of long-term returns on investment. Africa is expected to see the largest increase in the legal drinking age population by 2018, while in western Europe and North America, the...

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    Free college tuition for all is an admirable goal, but taxing Wall Street for it won't work, says this HFT advocate.

  • LONDON, Aug 4- Colombia could pre-finance next year's borrowing needs, possibly with a euro-denominated bond before the U.S. But with $3 billion in overseas borrowing projected for next year, Colombia may issue Eurobonds ahead of the U.S. interest rate hike that Cardenas expects will come in December. Colombia would have to go for a 10- year maturity in euros, but...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Dan Ivascyn, who succeeded Bill Gross as Pimco's new chief investment officer nearly a year ago, acknowledges that life at the firm is now "less glamorous." Since Gross' shocking exit from Pacific Investment Management Co last September, the firm he had helped launch and had built into a $2 trillion investment powerhouse has suffered big outflows of...

  • *Stability in China shares, oil prices reduces safety bids. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. "There isn't as much of a safe-haven bid," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • *Copper fundamentals improving, but attention elsewhere. LONDON, Aug 4- Copper prices bounced on Tuesday in response to a weaker dollar and a rally in Chinese equities, but significant gains are unlikely until markets shift their focus back to fundamentals from macro-economics. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange traded up at $5,225 a tonne in...

  • Aug 4- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday as investors awaited earnings reports from a batch of companies that includes Walt Disney Co and Kellogg. *Wall Street ended lower on Monday as tumbling oil prices dragged energy shares to a three-year low and factory data from China raised concerns about the world's second-biggest economy.

  • TOKYO, Aug 4- The benchmark 10- year Japanese government bond yield hit a two-month low on Tuesday after an auction of the maturity was met with firm investor demand. The 10- year JGB yield was down 1 basis point at 0.40 percent after touching 0.39 percent, the lowest since May 29. Japan's finance ministry offered 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year debt on Tuesday, with...

  • China stocks rise at market open Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 9:32 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Aug 4- China major stock indexes opened up on Tuesday. China CSI300 stock index futures for August rose 1.5 percent, to 3,673, 163.67 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was unchanged at 24,418.56 points.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Puerto Rico has defaulted on its debt by paying only a fraction of what was due on bonds due Aug. 1, showing the depth of the island's economic and cashflow problems and potentially opening the door to broader defaults and litigation from bondholders. The U.S. commonwealth paid only $628,000 of a $58 million payment due on its Public Finance Corp...

  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 5:35 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.075 percent, up from 0.050 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.165 percent, up from 0.145 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,998.10 while a six-month bill sold for $9,991.66.

  • NEW YORK— Yes, your mutual fund may own some Greek stocks. Athens burst back into the spotlight Monday after its main stock index plunged 16 percent. That's why investors are more worried about the effects that Greece's debt problems will have on the rest of Europe than about Greece itself.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- U.S. benchmark and long-dated Treasury yields hit their lowest levels in over two months on Monday on weak U.S. economic data and a muted inflation outlook, while declines in short-dated yields were limited ahead of a key U.S. jobs report. Continued concerns over China and Greece's economies also spurred some safe-haven bids for U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is modifying a controversial proposal that would require brokers and dealers to disclose how much above their cost they sell certain municipal bonds to small investors, the regulator's executive director said on Monday. Individual investors routinely pay as much as 5 percent more than...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- U.S. factory activity slipped in July and consumer spending advanced at its slowest pace in four months in June, indicating that the economy had lost some momentum recently. "We expect growth momentum to re-accelerate over the next few months, providing the Fed with the necessary confidence they need to raise rates in September," said Millan...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- U.S. long-dated and benchmark Treasuries yields hit their lowest levels in two months on Monday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data damped expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in September. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity fell to 52.7 in July from 53.5 the...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Tom Hayes, a former UBS and Citigroup trader, was found guilty of charges of conspiracy to defraud on Monday as a jury delivered its verdict in the first trial of a defendant accused of Libor interest rate rigging. Hayes, a 35- year-old former yen derivatives trader, faces up to 10 years in jail for each count of conspiracy over the manipulation of the...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Tom Hayes, a former UBS and Citigroup trader, was found guilty of charges of conspiracy to defraud on Monday as a jury delivered its verdict in the first trial of a defendant accused of Libor interest rate rigging. Hayes, a 35- year-old former yen derivatives trader, faces up to 10 years in jail for each count of conspiracy over the manipulation of the...

  • GREEK BLUE CHIP STOCK INDEX FUTURES OPEN DOWN 15.2 PCT BEFORE GREEK STOCK MARKET'S OPEN.

  • Asian spot iron ore does meet the technical definition of being in a bull market, having gained 25.4 percent between its record low of $44.10 a tonne on July 8 and the close of $55.30 on July 29. It's also worth noting that the so-called bull market was nowhere near as clear in the main iron ore derivative markets in Dalian and Singapore. Front-month Dalian futures...