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Investing Securities

  • The announcement by Citi Fixed Income Indices came days after Bloomberg included China bonds in its global indexes offering, and could prompt other index publishers to follow suit. Citi said China bonds would be included in its three government bond indexes the Emerging Markets Government Bond Index, Asian Government Bond Index and the Asia Pacific...

  • HONG KONG, March 8- Asian shares edged lower on Wednesday after the week's strong start as investors took profits in the wake of a weak Wall Street and in anticipation that U.S. interest rates will rise next week for the second time in three months. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.1 percent in early trade, a day after posting its...

  • March 14 Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. March 14 Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. March 14 Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • March 14 Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. March 14 Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. March 14 Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • March 7- A former suburban New York development corporation director pleaded guilty to defrauding investors on Tuesday, marking what prosecutors said was believed to be the first-ever conviction for federal securities fraud in connection with municipal bonds. Aaron Troodler, 42, former executive director of the Ramapo Local Development Corp in Ramapo,...

  • SAO PAULO/ NEW YORK, March 7- The Brazilian government sold $1 billion in a reopening of existing 10- year debt on Tuesday at a record low yield, a sign of investor optimism on the policy outlook for Latin America's largest economy. Brazil's National Treasury retapped the 6 percent, dollar-denominated bond due in April 2026 at a price of 107.213 cents on the dollar...

  • NEW YORK, March 7- Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive officer at DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday he expects the Federal Reserve to begin a campaign this month of "old school" sequential interest rate hikes until "something breaks," such as a U.S. recession. Gundlach, who oversees more than $101 billion at Los Angeles- based DoubleLine, said U.S. economic data support...

  • NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. The Treasury Department will auction $20 billion in 10- year debt on Wednesday and $12 billion in 30- year bonds on Thursday. "It's hard to take this much duration risk before the Fed," said Aaron Kohli, interest rates strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • LONDON, March 7- Investors sold fixed-rate Italian government bonds on Tuesday in order to free up room in their portfolios for new inflation-linked debt that will offer protection against rising consumer prices in the euro zone. The Italian government is poised to price a new 3 billion euro 10- year bond which has its interest payments linked to euro zone...

  • *U.S. to sell $24 billion in three-year debt at 1 p.m.. Following the three-year note sale, the Treasury Department will auction $20 billion in 10- year debt on Wednesday and $12 billion in 30- year bonds on Thursday. "It's hard to take this much duration risk before the Fed," said Aaron Kohli, interest rates strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • U.S. 30- YEAR TREASURY YIELD RISES TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE FEB. 3, LAST AT 3.117 PCT- REUTERS DATA.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. Treasury yields clung to their modest rise on Tuesday as data showed the U.S. trade deficit grew in January to its widest monthly level in nearly five years, matching analyst forecast. Benchmark 10- year Treasury yield was up nearly 2 basis points at 2.511 percent, while two-year yield edged up 1 basis point at 1.322 percent.

  • March 7- U.S. stock index futures were down on Tuesday as investors assessed the potential impact of U.S. *A record run on Wall Street has lost momentum in the past few days as investors seek more details on Trump's proposals, including reduced regulations, tax cuts and higher infrastructure spending. *A report on international trade data will likely show U.S. trade...

  • It has also introduced the WGBI-Extended index which would comprise 26 markets, adding China, South Korea, and Israel to the WGBI constituents. "It's a way to avoid forcing people into the China market and yet gives them an option," said Singapore- based Mirza Baig, BNP's head of foreign exchange and interest rate strategy, referring to the decision to keep two sets of...

  • *Santander to sell 25 pct of Allfunds Bank for 470 mln euros. MADRID/ MILAN, March 7- Spain's Santander and Italy's Intesa Sanpaolo said on Tuesday they had agreed to sell a joint 75 percent stake in mutual fund platform Allfunds Bank for around 1.37 billion euros to funds GIC and Hellman& Friedman. Allfunds is a business-to-business operation which provides...

  • For 2017, Casino predicted growth of at least 10 percent in group operating profit at current exchange rates, having achieved a 3.7 percent rise in 2016 despite a weak performance in Brazil, its second-largest market after France. Casino, whose credit rating was cut to junk by Standard& Poor's in March 2016 and has been criticised by U.S. activist fund Muddy...

  • TOKYO, March 7- Benchmark Japanese government bonds firmed slightly on Tuesday, though superlong maturities slumped after an uninspiring 30- year JGB sale. At the Ministry of Finance's sale of 800 billion yen of 30- year JGBs with a 0.8 percent coupon, 97.5395 percent of the bids were accepted at the lowest price of 99.30, which was somewhat lower than some market...

  • PARIS, March 7- French retailer Casino said on Tuesday it aimed to continue growing sales and earnings in 2017 thanks to cost savings and improving sales in France and Brazil, as it posted higher annual profits. Casino, whose credit rating was cut to junk by Standard& Poor's in March 2016 and has been criticised by U.S. activist fund Muddy Waters, is under pressure to...

  • SHANGHAI, March 7- Citigroup Inc said on Tuesday that it will include China's onshore bonds in its emerging markets and regional indexes, marking another victory in Beijing's efforts to woo foreign investors to its bond market to counter capital outflows. The announcement by Citi Fixed Income Indices came days after Bloomberg included China bonds in its...

  • MELBOURNE, March 7- London copper edged up on Tuesday, but was not far off one-month lows struck after heavy inflows into London Metal Exchange warehouses doused supply concerns from disruptions at major mines. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded up 0.1 percent at $5,861 a tonne by 0104 GMT, after 1 percent losses in the previous session when...