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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Wednesday, reversing steep losses sustained the last few sessions, as President Donald Trump unveiled a tax reform plan that largely underwhelmed the market. The market right now is a little bit unimpressed mainly because there's so much that needs to be worked out, and the bottom line is that the news article you're...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds and exchange-traded funds poured $4.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended April 19, marking the biggest inflows in five weeks as investors returned to U.S.-focused share funds, data from the Investment Company Institute showed on Wednesday. Investors committed $1.3 billion to U.S.-focused...

  • LONDON, April 26- President Jacob Zuma's exit, whenever it comes, will be no panacea for South Africa's deepening political problems which many investors blame on the ruling ANC party rather than its 75- year-old leader. South Africa is a key emerging economy, with a $140 billion bond market and a $825 billion equity market that is often used by global investors as...

  • LONDON, April 26- Most euro zone government bond yields crept up on Wednesday, with U.S. Separately, the threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend receded after Trump backed away from demanding Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. "Trump is stealing the show today," said Martin van Vliet, senior fixed-income...

  • U.S. 10-YEAR, 30-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS HIT SESSION LOWS.

  • U.S. 10-YEAR, 30-YEAR TREASURY PRICES TURN POSITVE.

  • focus@ NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Treasury prices were little changed on Wednesday after paring steep losses sustained in the last few sessions, as investors looked to President Donald Trump's announcement on tax reform later in the day, with some market participants remaining skeptical that it can get done. "Yesterday afternoon, the broad strokes of the tax reform...

  • April 26- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday amid a flood of corporate earnings, while investors awaited President Donald Trump's tax plan. *Trump is proposing to slash the corporate income tax rate and offer multinational businesses a steep tax break on overseas profits brought into the United States, officials said late on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, April 26- Euro zone government bond yields crept up on Wednesday ahead of a keenly anticipated announcement on tax reform from U.S. The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend also receded after Trump backed away from demanding Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. "Trump is stealing the show today,"...

  • DUBAI, April 26- The volume of international bond issues from the Gulf may hit a record high for a second straight year in 2017 as lower oil prices crimp the capacity of banks to finance billions of dollars of investments and state budget deficits. Issuance data shows the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council's bond market is on track to become more important than...

  • LONDON, April 26- Euro zone government bond yields nudged up on Wednesday ahead of a keenly anticipated announcement on tax reform from U.S. The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend also receded after Trump backed away from demanding Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. "Trump is stealing the show today,"...

  • *Investors look beyond French vote, Italy now in focus. *Fitch downgrades Italy, S&P review on May 5. LONDON, April 25- Even before the final outcome of France's presidential race, investors are shifting focus to potentially bigger risks emanating from the euro zone's third biggest economy, Italy.

  • TOKYO, April 26- Japanese government bond prices were weighed down as an ebb in risk aversion sent Tokyo stocks to four-week highs and weakened investor demand for safe-haven debt. As part of its regular debt-buying program, the BOJ on Tuesday bought a total of 750 billion yen of JGBs ranging in maturities from five years to those exceeding 25 years.

  • HONG KONG, April 26- Sometime in the third quarter of 2016, Blackrocks scientific active equity team, which manages $80 billion globally, began picking up increased signs of construction activity on the ground in China by using satellite imagery. Their expectations were borne out when China reported last week that its economy grew a quicker than expected 6.9...

  • *Trump indicates compromise on budget. NEW YORK, April 25- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Tuesday in line with gains in stocks as investors awaited President Donald Trump's announcement on tax reform on Wednesday and remained optimistic that the government would avert a shutdown.

  • U.S. 3O-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELDS TOUCH TWO-WEEK HIGHS.

  • *Investors look beyond French vote, Italy now in focus. *Fitch downgrades Italy, S&P review on May 5. LONDON, April 25- Even before the final outcome of France's presidential race, investors are shifting focus to potentially bigger risks emanating from the euro zone's third biggest economy, Italy.

  • Three sources on and close to the bank's Governing Council told Reuters that with the threat of a run-off between two eurosceptic candidates in France averted, and with the economy on its best run in years, there may be tweaks to the ECB's opening statement in June. "Obviously with the political risk moving out of the way for France, ECB policy is starting to come...

  • *Treasury to sell $88 billion notes this week. Investors and dealers are also preparing for the sale of $88 billion in new short- and intermediate-dated supply this week, starting with a $26 billion sale of two-year notes on Tuesday. Id be surprised if many people are set up for this weeks Treasury supply, given the concerns over the weekend with the French election,...

  • *Treasury to sell $88 billion notes this week. Investors and dealers are also preparing for the sale of $88 billion in new short- and intermediate-dated supply this week, starting with a $26 billion sale of two-year notes on Tuesday. Id be surprised if many people are set up for this weeks Treasury supply, given the concerns over the weekend with the French election,...