Investing Securities

  • *10- year, 30- year yields rise to highest since July 21. NEW YORK, Aug 8- Yields on U.S. Fed funds futures prices showed traders now see nearly a 50-50 chance the U.S. central bank will raise rates by December, according to CME Group's Fed Watch tool.

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Aug 8- Seven large Shanxi province-owned coal miners will be permitted to extend the maturities of some existing debt, state news agency Xinhua reported, as Chinese regulators continue their efforts to provide a softer landing for the stricken sector. Citing a document released by the Shanxi branch of China's banking regulator, Xinhua said...

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- Japanese government bonds fell on Monday, with the 30- year yield rising to a 4- month high as equities rose and U.S. The 30- year JGB yield rose 3 bps to 0.415 percent after earlier touching 0.420 percent, its highest since early April, ahead of the Ministry of Finance's auction of 800 billion yen of 30- year JGBs on Tuesday. Last month, Japanese investors...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 8- Seven large Shanxi province-owned coal miners will be permitted to extend the maturities of some existing debt, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, citing a document released by the Shanxi branch of China's banking regulator. The Shanxi office of the China Banking Regulatory Commission could not be reached for comment.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Stocks and the dollar jumped on Friday on strong U.S. employment data that boosted expectations of an acceleration in economic growth and raised the probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year. Forecast-beating U.S. nonfarm payrolls numbers, released a day after the launch of a Bank of England monetary easing package, sent U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month as hiring rose broadly and the jobs gain for June was revised upward to 292,000, the Labor Department said. After the data, Federal funds futures implied traders saw a 45.4 percent chance of a Fed rate increase by the end of the year, compared to just a 32.1 percent chance on Thursday, according...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Stocks and the dollar jumped on Friday as investors cheered strong U.S. employment data, which bolstered expectations of an acceleration in economic growth and raised the probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year. Forecast-beating U.S. non-farm payrolls numbers, coming a day after the launch of a new Bank of England monetary...

  • LONDON, Aug 5- There is little sign that new rules since the financial crisis have damaged liquidity in corporate bond markets, global regulators said on Friday in response to criticisms from banks. Liquidity, or the ability to buy and sell assets even in stressed markets, has come under the spotlight after "taper tantrums" or extreme moves in bonds unsettled...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month as hiring rose broadly after an upwardly revised 292,000 surge in June, the Labor Department said. After the data, Federal funds futures implied traders saw a 46.5 percent chance of a Fed rate increase by the end of the year, compared to just a 32.1 percent chance on Thursday, according to data...

  • Aug 5- U.S. stock index futures added to gains on Friday after July payrolls data showed U.S. employment rose more than expected and wages increased. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month, above the 180,000 expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:32 a.m. EDT:.

  • LONDON, Aug 5- Emerging market bond funds chalked up their largest five-week inflow on record this week as the number of central bank rate cuts around the world since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 reached 666, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. The hunt for returns in a world of rapidly shrinking yields and interest rates intensified in the...

  • *Poland plans new changes to constitutional legislation. *Hungary's output falls but trade surplus surges. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Aug 5- The stocks of Hungarian drug maker Richter fell on Friday, pulling down Budapest's main equities index, after the company said a clinical trial of its cariprazine drug in the U.S. failed.

  • TOKYO, Aug 5- Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday, with yields pulling away from multi-month peaks, as a battered market embraced the global debt rally triggered by the Bank of England's big stimulus. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield was down 2 basis points at minus 0.100 percent. The 10- year U.K. Gilt yield dropped to a record low as the BoE works for...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 5- London copper was little changed in thin summer trade on Friday but was eyeing its biggest weekly loss in four weeks, as traders cut positions ahead of a U.S. jobs report and on prospects of rising supply. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded flat at $4,832 a tonne by 0051 GMT, after a 0.9 percent loss in the previous session when it...

  • Lipper@ NEW YORK, Aug 4- Investors ratcheted down their exposure to higher-risk assets during the week ended Aug. 3, taking $2.5 billion from high-yield bond funds in what constitutes the largest weekly withdrawal for those funds since a massive December selloff. "You see money going on the sidelines, waiting to see how things are going to shake out," said Pat Keon,...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 4- Prices for Chicago general obligation bonds rose in secondary market trading on Thursday as the municipal market welcomed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to shore up the city's biggest retirement fund. The price improvement narrowed the spread over Municipal Market Data's benchmark triple-A yield scale for some Chicago bonds by about 20 basis...

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND MUTUAL FUNDS ATTRACT $2.1 BLN; TAXABLE BOND ETFS POST $2.2 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $4.4 BLN OUTFLOWS; STOCK ETFS ATTRACT $756 MLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS POSTED $2.5 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; LARGEST OUTFLOWS SINCE DECEMBER- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS POST $2.5 BLN OUTFLOWS; FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.