Investing Securities

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $2.5 BLN IN WEEKLY PERIOD; SIXTH STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS TAKE IN $1.7 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS POST $3 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $5.2 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FUNDS HAVE ATTRACTED NET CASH IN 5 OF 6 PRIOR WEEKS- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- Bats Global Markets, the No. 2 U.S. stock exchange operator by volume, said on Thursday it would acquire Javelin SEF LLC, a swaps exchange, for an undisclosed sum to enhance its foreign exchange trading operations. The Kansas City- based company entered the FX market in January 2015 with its $365 purchase of currency trading platform Hotspot from KCG...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters)- U.S. San Francisco Fed President John Williams, noting improved labor conditions and rising inflation, told the Washington Post in an interview released on Thursday that the Fed should raise rates this year. "The only signals that we've gotten out of central banks have really just been from other central banks," said Thomas Simons, money...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. San Francisco Fed President John Williams, noting improved labor conditions and rising inflation, told the Washington Post in an interview released Wednesday that the Fed should raise rates this year. "The only signals that we've gotten out of central banks have really just been from other central banks," said Thomas Simons, money market...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- Demand at a $15 billion auction of U.S. 30- year Treasury bonds was seen as solid on Thursday but it retreated from the robust levels reached at the prior 30- year auction in July, Treasury data showed. The latest 30- year Treasury supply was the final leg of the government's quarterly refunding, in which it raised $13.8 billion of new cash and will...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Aug 11- Legg Mason Inc's Bill Miller, whose mutual fund beat the S&P 500 handily for 15 consecutive years at the turn of the century, is riding off into the sunset after his recent lagging returns left a trail of disappointed investors. He won high regard for picking "value" stocks and making big bets on them with the Legg Mason Capital Management Value...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- The top three U.S. stock exchange groups on Thursday outlined how they have harmonized key exchange processes over the past year and proposed rule changes to promote more orderly trading during times of extreme volatility. Proposed rule changes to harmonize the way stocks and ETFs are halted and reopened in volatile trading sessions will be...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. Treasury prices fell on Thursday as investors reduced their bond holdings in advance of a $15 billion sale of 30- year bonds, the final leg of the government's $62 billion quarterly refunding this week. "There's definitely supply concession with the 30- year and corporate supply," said Stan Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities...

  • *Company to hold conference call on Aug. 16. MADRID, Aug 10- Indebted renewable energy firm Abengoa said on Thursday it had reached a restructuring deal with its main creditors that will hand them control of the company, as it tries to avoid becoming Spain's biggest ever bankruptcy. Seville- based Abengoa- an engineering business which borrowed heavily over the...

  • Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday as oil prices steadied and investors awaited the weekly jobless claims data for hints of a strengthening labor market. *Brent crude futures were up 0.18 percent at $44.12 after the International Energy Agency forecast a gradual draw in stocks through the third quarter. *Wall Street closed lower on...

  • BOSTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- Some U.S. mutual funds are boosting their performance with relatively big bets on private companies such as Uber and Pinterest, which they have been marking up at a rate far greater than the broad stock market. Mutual funds' involvement also helped boost the number of so-called unicorns- private companies valued at $1 billion or more.

  • DUBAI, Aug 11- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China aims to issue a U.S. dollar-denominated, benchmark-sized bond through its Dubai office before the end of the year if market conditions permit, a senior executive at the bank said. "We are looking for the next opportunity to issue in this region," Zhou Xiaodong, general manager of ICBC's Dubai branch, said in an...

  • LONDON, Aug 11- World shares hovered close to one-year highs on Thursday as oil prices dropped for a third straight day and the latest interest rate cut in a developed market- this time New Zealand- got a lukewarm reaction from investors. Asia and Wall Street had drifted lower overnight. It bounded more than 1 percent higher to $0.7351, its highest level since May...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 11- China City Construction International Co Ltd, an unlisted Hong Kong subsidiary of a mainland Chinese construction and development firm, confirmed it has defaulted on a portion of an outstanding yuan denominated "dim sum" bond traded in Hong Kong. The firm posted the notice on the website of the Hong Kong exchange Thursday. Nonetheless in...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 11- Hong Kong shares climbed to an eight-month closing high on Thursday, as a further decline in global bond yields increased the appeal of blue-chips listed in the city. With the UK's bond buying scheme helping to push global bond yields lower, Hong Kong's blue-chips- currently trading at half the valuation of U.S. shares on average- are becoming more...

  • BOSTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- Some U.S. mutual funds are boosting their performance with relatively big bets on private companies such as Uber and Pinterest, which they have been marking up at a rate far greater than the broad stock market. Mutual funds' involvement also helped boost the number of so-called unicorns- private companies valued at $1 billion or more.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 11- China stocks were firm on Thursday morning while Hong Kong shares hovered around eight-month highs, as a further decline in Chinese and global bond yields increased the appeal of blue-chips. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 0.2 percent while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index gained 0.8 percent. If these yields fall, stocks with low...