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  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND MUTUAL FUNDS POST $120 MLN OUTFLOW; TAXABLE BOND ETFS POST $376 MLN OUTFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $145 MLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD AFTER $562 MLN WITHDRAWALS THE WEEK PRIOR- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $287 MLN INFLOWS; 13 TH STRAIGHT WEEK OF NET NEW CASH- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS ATTRACT $7.7 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; SIXTH STRAIGHT WEEK NETTING NEW CASH- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS POST $497 MLN OUTFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD AFTER TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Investors pulled approximately $1 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund, one of the world's largest bond funds, in May following cash withdrawals of the same amount the previous month, the Newport Beach, Calif- based firm said on Thursday. May's cash withdrawals from the Pimco Total Return Fund marks the portfolio's 37th month of consecutive...

  • Treasury debt yields fell across the board on Thursday, undermined by worries about OPEC failing to agree on oil output, concerns over Britain's future in the EU, and overall uncertainty ahead of Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report. Thursday's OPEC meeting ended with no new policy or ceiling amid resistance from Iran, although Saudi Arabia vowed not to flood...

  • *Decision on loans to Greece postponed. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank nudged up its 2016 growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, arguing that the risks facing the economy had declined and supporting expectations it would keep further stimulus under wraps at least until the autumn. Keeping rates unchanged deep in negative territory,...

  • LONDON, June 2- German 10- year bond yields fell to a three-week low on Thursday as the European Central Bank only tentatively upgraded its forecast for future inflation, just as oil prices skirted away from $50 a barrel. At a separate Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting there was no apparent change of crude production policy, deflating...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- In their great hunt for the consumer dollar, mutual fund managers are leaving the mall. The ones that we like are going into under-served markets or have some other competitive advantage to their peers, "said Chris Terry, a portfolio manager at Hodges Capital Management whose funds added new positions in Etsy and in Duluth in the first quarter.

  • LONDON, June 2- German 10- year bond yields fell on Thursday as the European Central Bank tentatively upgraded its forecast for future inflation, just as oil prices skirted away from $50 a barrel. At a separate Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting there was no apparent change of crude production policy, deflating hopes for an output quota...

  • Treasury debt yields fell on Wednesday, spooked by weakness in global stock markets and persistent concerns about Britain's future in the European Union. Tom Digaloma, managing director at Seaport Global in New York, said Treasuries were particularly well-bid in Tokyo overnight due to the general weakness in the Japanese stock market.

  • *Decision on loans to Greece postponed. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank on Thursday nudged up its expectations for growth and inflation in the euro area this year, but kept its main interest rate unchanged in negative territory and said it would press on with its unprecedented stimulus effort. Speaking after a meeting of the Bank's governing...

  • June 2- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors await the European Central Bank's decision on interest rates and the release of domestic labor data. *However, the uncertainty over Britain's continued membership in the European Union and weak factory data globally has reigned in the chances of a rate hike in June.

  • *Athens plans to return to bond markets in 2017. LONDON, June 2- Greek government borrowing costs held near six-month lows on Thursday ahead of an ECB meeting which may signal the return of a funding lifeline to Athens' banks, the first step in the country's plans to return to bond markets next year. Athens' five-year bond yields have fallen more than 300 basis points...

  • *Athens plans to return to bond markets in 2017. LONDON, June 2- Greek government borrowing costs held near six-month lows on Thursday ahead of an ECB meeting which may signal the return of a funding lifeline to Athens' banks, the first step in the country's plans to return to bond markets next year. Athens' five-year bond yields have fallen over 300 basis points in the...

  • China will move closer to launching credit-default swaps for the first time under the recommendations, which were made by the financial derivative committee under the state-controlled National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, the sources said. The committee met recently to amend rules governing the rarely used credit risk...

  • TOKYO, June 2- Strong demand at an auction of 10- year Japanese government bonds supported the market on Thursday, though gains in most tenors evaporated as investors locked in gains. The Ministry of Finance offered 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs with a 0.1 percent coupon. The safe-haven appeal of bonds supported the market, as Japan's Nikkei stock index ended...

  • *Negative rate policy worsened public mood-Sato. KUSHIRO, Japan, June 2- Bank of Japan board member Takehiro Sato criticized the central bank's negative interest rate policy as counter-productive and urged the BOJ to adopt a policy framework more suited for a long-term battle to beat deflation. "Opinions are divided on the economic effects of the negative...

  • KUSHIRO, Japan, June 2- Bank of Japan board member Takehiro Sato criticised the central bank's negative interest rate policy as counter-productive and urged the BOJ to adopt a policy framework more suited for a long-term battle to beat deflation. "Opinions are divided on the economic effects of the negative interest rate policy, and this is fuelling worries...