Investing Securities

  • Nearly 10 percent of the $45 billion BlackRock Global Allocation Fund is made up of Japanese stocks, as of July 29, about double the 5 percent held by its benchmark, a BlackRock website showed. "During the month of July, we added to Japanese equities as we view the reappointment of Shinzo Abe's coalition combined with attractive valuations and corporate...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. The Fed's minutes from its July 26-27 meeting came after comments by two policymakers, New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart on Tuesday, which rekindled bets the Fed may raise interest rates by year-end if the economy improves further. "They want to move, but they are clinging to this data-dependent theme,"...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. The Fed's minutes from its July 26-27 meeting came after comments by two policymakers, New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart on Tuesday, which rekindled bets the Fed may raise interest rates by year-end if the economy improves further. "They want to move, but they are clinging to this data-dependent theme,"...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- BlackRock Inc's Global Allocation Fund has been adding to its bet on the Japanese stock market, a company note said on Wednesday, calling it one of the few markets to offer a bargain and warning that U.S. stocks may disappoint. "During the month of July, we added to Japanese equities as we view the reappointment of Shinzo Abe's coalition combined with...

  • A Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites lifts off from the launch pad at the new Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Uglegorsk

    New stock issuances have lagged in 2016, but that is expected to change in the third and fourth quarters.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. "We are just waiting for the minutes," said John Canavan, market strategist at Stone& McCarthy Research Associates in Princeton, New Jersey. New York Fed President William Dudley told the Fox Business Network that he thought it was possible for the Fed to hike rates at its Sept. 20-21 policy meeting.

  • *Downgrades value UK property book by 5 pct. OSLO, Aug 17- Norway's $893- billion sovereign wealth fund cut the value of its UK property portfolio by 5 percent after Britain's vote to leave the EU, and is concerned at the prospect that Brexit might limit free movement of goods, services and people, it said on Wednesday. The world's largest sovereign fund is one of...

  • *Downgrades value UK property book by 5 pct. OSLO, Aug 17- Norway's $893- billion sovereign wealth fund cut the value of its UK property portfolio by 5 percent after Britain's vote to leave the EU, and is concerned at the prospect that Brexit might limit free movement of goods, services and people, it said on Wednesday. The world's largest sovereign fund is one of...

  • Total onshore issuance was 2.9 trillion yuan in July, the People's Bank of China data showed, 700 billion yuan less than in June. Corporate non-financial bond issuance rose 78.8 billion yuan to 716.9 billion yuan while municipal bond issuance fell sharply by 632.8 billion yuan to 395.5 billion yuan. Recent controversies surrounding repeated defaults by...

  • *Investors hope policy review can steepen yield curve. *Steeper curve offsets hit on banks from negative rates. TOKYO, Aug 17- The Bank of Japan's pledge to conduct a "comprehensive assessment" on the impact of its stimulus measures is raising hopes among Japanese bond investors that the central bank may finally heed their call to modify its heavy-handed stimulus.

  • TOKYO, Aug 17- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday, with the market tracking an overnight retreat by U.S. A bounce by Tokyo equities also dented the appeal of safe-haven debt and weighed on JGBs. Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.6 percent on bargain hunting following the previous day's fall to a 1- week low.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 16- Banks and bondholders accounting for more than half of Oi SA's debt of 65.4 billion reais are considering proposing a 5- year grace period and lower borrowing costs to speed up the Brazilian phone carrier's in-court reorganization, a person with direct knowledge of the talks said on Tuesday. The person, who requested anonymity because the...

  • Aug 17- 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 August United Kingdom Auction of 4 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2055 17 August Japan 12- month discount bill auction 17 August Portugal Auction of Treasury Bills 18 August Japan 3- month discount bill...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 17- Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday affirmed Australia's Aaa credit rating with a stable outlook, putting it at odds with Standard& Poor's which recently put the country on watch for a downgrade. The agency cited Australia's track record of economic resilience, a very robust institutional framework and stronger fiscal underpinnings than...

  • *Stocks slip globally; Wall Street off record highs. NEW YORK, Aug 16- Wall Street stocks fell the most in two weeks on Tuesday, following European and Asian bourses lower after weak U.S. data and comments by Federal Reserve policymakers that the Fed could raise interest rates as early as next month. New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed chief Dennis...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart's comments concurred with data that showed moderate economic growth with inflation still running below the Fed's 2 percent goal. "The Fed wants to telegraph that it is in the process of normalizing rates and the market is underpricing a rate hike for this year," said...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart's comments concurred with data that showed moderate economic growth with inflation still running below the Fed's 2 percent goal. "The Fed wants to telegraph that it is in the process of normalizing rates and the market is underpricing a rate hike for this year," said...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- Wall Street stocks followed European and Asian bourses lower on Tuesday, retreating from record highs touched on Monday, after weak U.S. data and comments by an influential Federal Reserve policymaker that the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates as early as next month. Fed funds futures prices showed traders raised bets on a rate hike...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley's comments concurred with data that showed moderate economic growth with inflation still running below the Fed's 2 percent goal. His whole tone was a bit hawkish which was surprising, "said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • Aug 16- Cintas Corp, which provides uniforms and related services to a variety of industries, said it would buy smaller rival G&K Services Inc for about $2.2 billion, including debt, to strengthen its presence in North America. G&K shares jumped as much as 18.5 percent to a record high of $97.35, just shy of Cintas's all-cash offer of $97.50 per share.