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Investing Securities

  • TREASURY YIELDS TURN FLAT, PARE EARLIER RISE; 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 2.264 PCT.

  • *Argentina, Portugal, British long bonds snapped up. Portugal last week sold 315 million euros of 28- year bonds at yields well below secondary market rates- indicative of strong demand- while Argentina sold $2.75 billion of a 100- year bond last month. Britain drew record demand from investors at a 40- year gilt sale in May, while the United States is considering...

  • NEW YORK, July 19- U.S. At 8:36 a.m., the yield on benchmark 10- year Treasury notes was 2.271 percent, up nearly 1 basis point from late on Tuesday. The 10- year yield hit 2.257 percent on Tuesday, which was the lowest level since June 29, Reuters data showed.

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT HIGHER LEVELS AFTER STRONGER-THAN-FORECAST INCREASE IN U.S.

  • July 19- A rise in technology stocks helped the Nasdaq futures grind higher on Wednesday, while the S&P and the Dow futures were little changed with investors staying focused on earnings. *The tech-heavy Nasdaq closed at a record high on Tuesday, with the index posting its longest streak of gains since February 2015. *Investors will also continue to focus on...

  • LONDON, July 19- Borrowing costs in the euro area dipped on Wednesday, with investor sentiment underpinned by a view that the ECB is unlikely to signal significant policy tweaks when it meets this week, given subdued inflation and a stronger euro. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi is expected to use Thursday's meeting to calm market expectations of a...

  • LONDON, July 19- Borrowing costs in the euro area dipped on Wednesday, with investor sentiment supported by a view that the ECB is unlikely to signal significant policy tweaks when it meets this week, given subdued inflation and a stronger euro. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi is also expected to use Thursday's meeting to calm market expectations of a...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japanese government bonds edged down slightly on Wednesday, with activity thin as investors awaited the outcome on Thursday of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting. The 10- year cash JGB yield rose half a basis point to 0.070 percent, while the September 10- year JGB futures contract finished 0.04 point lower at 150.13. In the superlong zone, the 20-...

  • HONG KONG, July 19- Asia Inc's scramble to lock in low interest rates and investors' thirst for a steady stream of income have boosted perpetual bond issuance in the region to a record this year, led by a clutch of jumbo deals from ChemChina to Japan's SoftBank. Asian corporates outside Japan issued $18.2 billion of perpetual bonds so far this year, compared with...

  • July 19- For other diaries, please see:. 19- Jul Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 19- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Jul Spain Bond auction 20- Jul France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom...

  • July 19- For other diaries, please see:. 19- Jul Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 19- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Jul Spain Bond auction 20- Jul France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom...

  • SLS owned 0.84 percent of Abercrombie's shares outstanding as of March 31, according to Thomson Reuters data. New Albany, Ohio- based Abercrombie operates around 700 stores in the United States and nearly 200 more internationally. The retailer could buy back $200 million of stock while slashing its annual dividend to 18 cents from the current 80 cents, SLS said.

  • BOSTON, July 18- Fidelity's bets on unicorn companies, the rare private firm or startup that grows in value to at least $1 billion, put a dent in the stellar performance of some of the company's most popular mutual funds during the first half of 2017.. Fidelity disclosed this week, for example, how content-sharing company Pinterest Inc had an outsize impact on the...

  • Shares of the Dow component were down 2 percent at $150.78 in after-market trading on Tuesday. Armonk, New York- based IBM has in recent years shifted focus to pockets of growth across its business areas such as cloud, cybersecurity and data analytics to counter a slowdown in its hardware and software businesses. Revenue from these initiatives, which IBM calls "...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. "It does add some uncertainty as to whether the administration and a cooperative Congress is...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- After three years of futile efforts to restructure some $9 billion of debt at Puerto Rico's PREPA, creditors of the now-bankrupt power utility are asking a U.S. federal judge to appoint a receiver to manage PREPA's assets. Political appointees of Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello, they argued, cannot be trusted to do so.

  • BOSTON, July 18- Fidelity's bets on unicorn companies, the rare private firm or startup that grows in value to at least $1 billion, put a dent in the stellar performance of some of the company's most popular mutual funds during the first half of 2017.. This week, for example, Boston- based Fidelity Investments showed how content-sharing company Pinterest Inc had an...

  • BOGOTA, July 18- Colombia, which narrowly avoided getting its credit rating cut last year, is again at risk of a downgrade as it struggles to meet fiscal targets and investors tire of overly optimistic forecasts by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos. "We believe there is a clear disconnect between reality and the current debt path depicted by the...

  • *U.S. yields, dollar fall after bill collapses. *Investors temper expectations for Trump's spending plans. LONDON, July 18- Europe's benchmark bond yields edged down on Tuesday, tracking U.S. equivalents after the collapse of a second healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate showed the difficulties President Donald Trump faces passing his ambitious spending plans.

  • *Futures: Dow up 7 pts, S&P off 0.75 pts, Nasdaq down 0.75 pts. July 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors waited for earnings from big U.S. companies to set the tone for the markets. This could mean that President Donald Trump's policies on tax reform and infrastructure spending will be further delayed.