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  • 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...

  • KUSHIRO, Japan, June 2- Bank of Japan board member Takehiro Sato criticised the central bank's negative interest rate policy as counter-productive and called for modifying its policy framework to one better suited for a long-term battle to cast off deflation. "Opinions are divided on the economic effects of the negative interest rate policy, and this is...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday asked for holders with large stakes in the most recently issued 10- year government note as of May 16 to provide information on their positions in a test of a rule change on reporting big positions in Treasuries. The rule amendment, which was published in December 2014 and went into effect in March 2015, was...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital reached $100 billion in assets under management last month, the Los Angeles- based firm said on Wednesday. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund by total assets of the DoubleLine Funds, had a net inflow of $918.90 million in May, for a year-to-date net inflow of $7.20 billion.

  • U.S. two- and five-year note yields, which move inversely to prices, earlier slid to their lowest level since mid-May, as weak economic data out of China and worries about Britain possibly leaving the European Union stoked concerns about global growth. Short-term yields rose after the Institute of Supply Management reported a rise in its index of U.S....

  • SAN JUAN, June 1- As struggling Puerto Rico enters a bitter election season, discord in the U.S. territory's ruling party is reaching new heights, which could benefit bondholders. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has pushed to force hedge funds, mutual funds and other investors to take losses on the $70 billion Puerto Rico owes them because it cannot repay the...

  • DUBLIN, June 1- Governments and travel companies must do more to share data to intercept and prevent attacks, the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council said on Wednesday, a day after the United States issued a warning to travellers over security in Europe. Travel and tourism shares fell on Wednesday after the United States said possible targets could...