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Investing Securities

  • *Belgium appoints banks for 10- year bond sale. LONDON, Jan 16- Italy's government bond yields rose slightly on Monday after losing their last major A-grade sovereign credit rating, a move that could raise borrowing costs for the country's frail banking sector. Canadian agency DBRS downgraded Italy's credit rating on Friday to BBB from A, citing uncertainty...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Britain's pound fell on Monday as concern rose that the country is heading for a "hard" Brexit from the European Union and its single market, a day before a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on the government's plans. Some British newspapers have billed May's speech on Tuesday as a shift away from preferential EU single market access- in order to win...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Italy's government bond yields rose slightly on Monday after the country's sovereign credit rating was downgraded by DBRS, a move that could raise borrowing costs for its frail banking sector. Canadian ratings agency DBRS on Friday cut Italy's credit rating to BBB from A, citing uncertainty over the country's ability to pass reforms, continuing...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Italy's government bond yields rose on Monday after the country's sovereign credit rating was downgraded by DBRS, a move that could raise borrowing costs for its frail banking sector. Canadian ratings agency DBRS on Friday cut Italy's credit rating to BBB from A, citing uncertainty over the country's ability to pass reforms, continuing weakness...

  • TOKYO, Jan 16- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Monday as the market braced for a string of upcoming debt auctions, although a slide in Tokyo shares helped limited the losses. The bond market sagged on caution towards a crowded auction schedule, with the finance ministry due to sell 1.1 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs on Tuesday, 2.4 trillion yen of...

  • Jan 16- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 17- Jan Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury Note 17- Jan Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Jan Spain Auction of 6- and 12- month Treasury.

  • Jan 14- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 17- Jan Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury Note 17- Jan Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Jan Spain Auction of 6- and 12- month Treasury.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- U.S. Friday's yield increase wiped out much of the week's fall tied to traders scaling back bond bets on potentially higher inflation and federal borrowing under the incoming Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress. "There is not a whole lot of conviction in rates until we hear more from Congress about what they are shooting...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, reported better-than-expected quarterly profits on Friday as it clamped down on expenses and investors stormed into lower-cost funds to take advantage of a year-end rally. Investors poured $88 billion into the company's market-tracking index investments and its iShares exchange-traded...

  • *Focus on Italy as crucial review by DBRS looms. *Credit Agricole to cease primary dealerships in Austria, Ireland. LONDON, Jan 13- Euro zone bond yields rose on Friday after comments from U.S. policymakers prompted concerns that the United States' monetary policy could tighten faster than previously expected.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, reported better-than-expected quarterly profits on Friday as it clamped down on expenses and investors stormed into lower-cost funds to take advantage of a year-end rally. Investors poured $88 billion into the company's market-tracking index investments and its iShares exchange-traded...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- U.S. Treasury yields jumped Friday on a surge in selling, wiping out much of the week's gains tied to traders scaling back bond bets on potentially higher inflation and federal borrowing under the impending administration of President-elect Donald Trump. "The market is flushing lower because there are a lot of bad longs out there," said Tom di...

  • *Hungary's inflation highest since July 2013. BUDAPEST, Jan 13- Government bond yields mostly rose in Central Europe on Friday as figures released in Hungary and Romania showed inflation rising across the region. Hungary's annual inflation jumped to 1.8 percent in December.

  • Jan 13- U.S. stock index futures gave up some gains on Friday after disappointing quarterly reports from Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo was down 1 percent at $53.95 after it reported a fall in profit and its revenue fell short of market expectations. "There is a lot of optimism regarding the financial sector but any kind of cautious statement from them...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, reported better-than-expected quarterly profits on Friday as it clamped down on expenses and investors stormed into lower-cost funds to take advantage of a year-end rally. Investors poured $88 billion into the company's market-tracking index investments and its iShares exchange-traded...

  • LONDON, Jan 13- Below are the tables for the best and worst performing actively-managed emerging market equity and bond funds in 2016, based on data from Lipper Global, a Thomson Reuters company. The tables only include funds available for sale in Britain and exclude those with less than $50 million under management. Neptune Russia& Greater Russia A 71.1 3.

  • The New York- based company's net income fell to $851 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $861 million a year earlier. Earnings per share, however, rose to $5.13 from $5.11 a year earlier as the number of shares outstanding decreased. BlackRock's iShares exchange-traded funds business took in $49.30 billion in new money in the period, down from $60.22...

  • *Hungary's inflation highest since July 2013. BUDAPEST, Jan 13- Government bond yields mostly rose in Central Europe as figures released in Hungary and Romania on Friday underpinned that inflation is rising across the region. Hungary's annual inflation jumped to 1.8 percent in December.

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Long-dated Japanese government bond yields edged down slightly while shorter yields rose marginally on Friday, as a few players took profits from their bets that the yield curve will be steepening. On the whole, trade is slow as many market players look for new catalysts after the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's news conference earlier this...

  • Jan 13- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 13- Jan Japan Auction for enhanced liquidity 17- Jan Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury Note 17- Jan Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Jan Spain Auction of 6- and 12- month Treasury.