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Investing Securities

  • *Raytheon, Lockheed gain after US strikes on Syria. April 7- U.S. stock index futures extended losses on Friday after disappointing U.S. jobs data rattled investors already spooked by U.S. missile strikes on Syria. About 98,000 jobs were added in the U.S. public and private sector in March, a Labor Department report showed, far lower than a revised 219,000 added in...

  • April 7- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, recovering from a drop after a U.S. missile strike in Syria, which U.S. officials described as a one-off attack that would not lead to wider escalation. President Donald Trump ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

  • April 7- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, recovering from a drop after a U.S. airstrike in Syria, which U.S. officials described as a one-off attack that would not lead to wider escalation. President Donald Trump ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

  • *Air strikes in Syria prompt global demand for safe assets. LONDON, April 7- The yield on Germany's 10- year government bonds fell to a one-month low on Friday after U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airbase prompted a rush into safe-haven assets. The escalation of the U.S. military role in Syria drew sharp criticism from Russia and the immediate prospect of...

  • *Secession clause in Aberdeen bond a first for debt markets. ABERDEEN, Scotland, April 7- A promise in a bond issued by Aberdeen city stipulating that investors can demand their money back early if the country leaves Britain is the starkest sign yet of investor nervousness over the prospect of Scottish secession. Aberdeen council told Reuters on Thursday it may...

  • LONDON, April 7- The yield on Germany's 10- year government bonds fell to a one-month low on Friday after U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airbase prompted a flight into safe-haven assets. The United States on Friday fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched this week, an escalation...

  • MOSCOW, April 7- Political turmoil in South Africa and Turkey is luring money managers away and into Russian securities, complicating Moscow authorities' battle to tamp down the rising rouble. South Africa, another big emerging market, has plunged into political chaos, leaving it on the brink of joining Russia as a junk-rated credit but with the added drawback of...

  • TOKYO, April 7- Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday after the United States launched cruise missiles against an airbase in Syria, sparking buying of low-risk assets such as bonds. The U.S. attacks raised worries of further confrontations with Russia, which has supported the Syrian government throughout the country's civil war.

  • ORDERED A TARGETED MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST AN AIRFIELD IN SYRIA.

  • Nearly $12 billion drained from the stock funds in the seven days through April 5, including $7 billion SPDR S&P 500 ETF, a fund actively traded by investors ranging from institutional investors making speculative bets to retail buyers. Keon said the United States' response to conflict in Syria and North Korea has intensified jitters over policy even though...

  • April 7- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 10- Apr United States Sale of 3- year notes 10- Apr France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 11- Apr United States Sale of 10- year notes 11- Apr Italy Bills auction 11- Apr Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 12- Apr...

  • April 7- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 10- Apr United States Sale of 3- year notes 10- Apr France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 11- Apr United States Sale of 10- year notes 11- Apr Italy Bills auction 11- Apr Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 12- Apr...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 6- The Federal Reserve's coming decision to reduce its massive asset holdings will set off a complex dance with global investors and the U.S. Though final decisions have not been made, the Fed may shift policy as soon as the end of this year, and over 2018 begin pulling anywhere from $20 billion to $60 billion a month out of bond markets,...

  • CARACAS, April 6- Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, said on Thursday it had "started bank transfers" to make its first April bond payments, outlays that will further squeeze the already cash-strapped business amid a deep recession. President Nicolas Maduro's government has pledged to keep paying bondholders, bashing default talk as a Wall Street plot to...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Traders in the equity options market are betting the U.S. energy sector is ripe for a bounce with one gauge of sentiment, options on the largest energy sector tracking fund, dipping to its least bearish position in six months. Recent trading in the options on the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund and individual energy company options, including Devon...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Puerto Rican power utility PREPA and its creditors have reached a new deal to restructure $8.9 billion in debt through new bonds with longer maturities, the U.S. territory's government announced on Thursday. The agreement, which must be approved by Puerto Rico's federally appointed oversight board, could save $2.2 billion in debt servicing...

  • Near-dated options contracts on the S&P 500 Index paint a picture of calm even though a Le Pen win would be akin to the populism that brought Brexit to Britain and roiled global markets. Opinion polls forecast Le Pen will do well in the first election round but lose the May 7 run-off to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, but a high number of undecided voters means...

  • *Paul Ryan tax reform comments keep yields from rising. NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. "People are very careful about positioning ahead of payrolls," said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at SG Corporate& Investment Banking in New York.

  • Near-dated options contracts on the S&P 500 Index paint a picture of calm even though a Le Pen win would be akin to the populism that brought Brexit to Britain and roiled global markets. Opinion polls forecast Le Pen will do well in the first election round but lose the May 7 run-off to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, but a high number of undecided voters means...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Puerto Rican power utility PREPA and its bondholders have reached a new deal to restructure $8.9 billion in debt, the U.S. territory's government announced on Thursday. The agreement, which still needs approval by Puerto Rico's federally appointed oversight board, could save $2.2 billion in debt servicing costs over five years, Governor...