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  • *Longer-dated yields fall after lower Wall Street open. Longer-dated Treasury yields followed Wall Street stocks lower, with traders wary of possible signals from the Federal Reserve about an interest rate increase later this year following its upcoming policy meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. While the U.S. economic expansion has persisted in the...

  • Analysts and investors had raised questions about Sprint's financial position after majority owner SoftBank Corp agreed earlier this month to buy UK chipmaker ARM Holdings Plc for $32 billion. "We expect that we will have adequate sources to provide all the capital necessary to fund the business and repay the debt maturities due in FY 16," Chief Financial...

  • July 25- E* Trade Financial Corp said it would buy the parent of online brokerage OptionsHouse for $725 million in cash, as the company looks to better compete in derivatives trading. Chicago- based OptionsHouse currently operates 154,000 customer accounts and has $3.6 billion in customer assets, including $1.4 billion in cash. OptionsHouse is an indirect...

  • TOKYO, July 25- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Monday as a regular debt-purchasing operation by the Bank of Japan emboldened buyers, although caution ahead of an upcoming 40- year sale weighed on the longer-dated maturities. Japan's finance ministry will auction 400 billion yen of 40- year debt on Tuesday. Longer-dated JGBs that still yield above...

  • July 25- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 25 July France Auction of BTF treasury notes.

  • July 23- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 25 July France Auction of BTF treasury notes.

  • Many actively managed funds will now be able to list new ETF products without a separate filing with the SEC, effective immediately, the New York Stock Exchange said in a statement. "This is a big deal for the industry," said Jeremy Senderowicz, a securities lawyer and partner at Dechert LLP in New York, adding that the standards will reduce the uncertainty that...

  • Many actively managed funds will now be able to list new ETF products without a separate filing with the SEC, effective immediately, the New York Stock Exchange said in a statement. When a firm wants to launch a new kind of exchange-traded fund, it has to apply for "exemptive relief" from the SEC. The SEC has heightened scrutiny of ETFs after an irregular volatility...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Overseas investors purchased $2.734 billion of U.S. 10- year Treasury notes at an auction in early July, which was the lowest amount since October 2014, according to the U.S. Treasury Department's auction allotment data released on Friday. Large investment managers bought $9.318 billion at the 10- year auction held on July 12, which was their...

  • *Fed funds futures suggest 48 percent chance of Dec tightening. NEW YORK, July 22- Yields on long-dated U.S. "Some of the downside expectations on the U.S. economy have been removed due to firmer U.S. data," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A federal judge on Friday rejected a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela in a case that included allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy and references to diamonds, junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland. "The evidence will show not only that the purported notes are fake, but also that the...

  • LONDON, July 22- The best-performing mutual funds avoided explicit directional bets on the outcome of last month's UK vote to leave the European Union, sitting out the volatility by latching on early to large, defensive, dividend-paying blue chip stocks. This strategy has, so far at least, been the big winner post-referendum as UK stock markets stabilise after...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. "People are starting to look at recent fundamentals and some of the economic data here in the U.S. and some of them have been fairly solid," said David Coard, head of fixed income sales and trading at Williams Capital in New York. Fed funds futures rates on Friday suggested a 48 percent chance the Fed will hike interest rates at its December meeting,...

  • *Futures up: Dow 31 pts, S&P 4.25 pts, Nasdaq 7.25 pts. July 22- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, a day after the Dow industrials snapped a nine-session streak of gains and as investors assessed earnings reports from a host of industrial companies including GE. *Starbucks declined 2.4 percent to $56.22 after its sales growth fell short of expectations in...

  • *BOJ to only trim FY2017 CPI f'cast to around 1.5 pct- sources. TOKYO, July 22- The Bank of Japan will likely cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast only slightly and largely maintain its upbeat view for 2018 at a policy review next week, sources said, an outlook which could allow it to argue there is no need for imminent monetary easing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has...

  • LONDON, July 22- Emerging stocks were left clinging to slimmest of weekly gains on Friday, as trouble in Turkey, a 3 percent drop in oil and a fifth week of gains for the dollar all took their toll on the sector's recent hot streak. Cristian Maggio, head of EM strategy at TD Securities, predicted the lira would fall further, with the bond market pivotol following a...

  • LONDON, July 22- Emerging stocks were left clinging to slimmest of weekly gains on Friday, as trouble in Turkey, a 3 percent drop in oil and a fifth week of gains for the dollar all took their toll on the sector's recent hot streak. Cristian Maggio, head of EM strategy at TD Securities, predicted the lira would fall further, with the bond market pivotol following a...

  • LONDON, July 22- Sterling dived and gilts rose on Friday after surveys showed business activity shrinking at a fast pace after the shock Brexit vote last month, bolstering expectations the Bank of England will have to do more next month to stimulate growth. The PMI survey of services sector purchasing managers fell to 47.4 in July from 52.3 in June, marking the...

  • *BOJ to only trim FY2017 CPI f'cast to around 1.5 pct- sources. TOKYO, July 22- The Bank of Japan will likely cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast only slightly and largely maintain its upbeat view for 2018 at a policy review next week, sources said, an outlook which could allow it to argue there is no need for imminent monetary easing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has...

  • TOKYO, July 22- Benchmark Japanese government bonds eased on Friday but moves were limited as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan will offer more stimulus at a policy review late next week. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's remarks in a BBC Radio 4 interview quashed expectations that Japan might be preparing to take radical "helicopter money"...