Investing Securities

  • *U.S. stock index futures signal lower Wall Street open. Sterling hit a two-month low against the euro, underscoring worries that Britain, the world's fifth-largest economy, will vote to quit the European Union on June 23. A vote to end Britain's 43- year-old EU membership would spook investors, undermining decades of European integration and placing a question...

  • June 16- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but warned of slowing economic growth and the repercussions of Britain's possible exit from the European Union. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded caution that the central bank needed to see more clear signs of economic strength before lifting...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japanese government bond yields hit record lows on Thursday, with the superlong zone outperforming even after the Bank of Japan decided not to expand its massive stimulus program. The 10- year JGB yield fell to minus 0.205 percent, after plumbing a record low of minus 0.210 before the BOJ's announcement. The BOJ held monetary policy steady as...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japanese government bond yields edged away from record lows hit earlier in the session on Thursday, after the Bank of Japan decided not to expand its massive stimulus program. The BOJ held monetary policy steady as expected at the conclusion of its two-day meeting, lifting the yen and sending Tokyo stocks down 2 percent. The central bank maintained...

  • Typically, Japanese investors buy back the yen, and government bonds become their safe havens when risk appetite is hit, as it has been recently due to fears over the fallout from Britain's referendum on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. So Japanese investors didn't take fright when fears arose that credit rating agencies would soon downgrade...

  • Treasury bonds and notes for the month of April, according to U.S. Treasury Department data on Wednesday, as investors priced in a few more rate increases by the Federal Reserve this year. April's outflow was the largest since the U.S. Treasury Department started recording Treasury debt transactions in January 1978. China remained the largest foreign holder of...

  • NEW YORK, June 15- The U.S. dollar fell along with bond yields on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged and hinted at a less aggressive outlook for rates. Worries that Britain, the world's fifth-largest economy, could quit the European Union after a June 23 referendum added to the day's volatility. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said at a...

  • NEW YORK, June 15- U.S. Ahead of the United Kingdom's vote next week on whether to leave the European Union, few expected the Federal Reserve to take action, but officials also lowered their economic growth forecasts for 2016 and 2017 and indicated the U.S. central bank would be less aggressive in tightening monetary policy after the end of this year.

  • NEW YORK, June 15- Global stock markets briefly added to gains while the U.S. dollar extended losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged. Expectations that the Fed would leave rates unchanged rose recently following weak May jobs data and concern over economic repercussions if Britain decides to leave the...

  • The bankruptcy of the operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Corp, in January 2015 has pitted some of the most aggressive investors on Wall Street against each other. Several hedge funds that own bonds are suing the Caesars parent in New York and Delaware, alleging it reneged on guarantees from bonds issued by CEOC prior to the unit's $18 billion...

  • NEW YORK, June 15- U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Wednesday as investors looked to square positions ahead of a spate of potentially market-moving events that include two central bank meetings this week and a vote in Britain on whether to leave the European Union next week. "The big stuff is not PPI or the June NY Fed business outlook, the big issues are...

  • June 15- BlackRock Inc is introducing its first U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund providing access to mainland Chinese markets, the world's largest asset manager said on Wednesday. The debut of the New York- based company's iShares MSCI China A ETF comes the day after index provider MSCI Inc said it would not add some Chinese-listed stocks, known as "A shares," to...

  • SHANGHAI, June 15- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd, the main underwriter for a defaulted bond by shipbuilder Evergreen Industries Holding Group, will hold a second meeting with debt investors this week following accusations it failed to fulfill due diligence and disclosure requirements. ICBC posted a notice announcing the meeting on Friday in...

  • *Dollar/yen edges up as recently battered Tokyo stocks rebound. TOKYO, June 15- The euro nursed losses against the dollar on Wednesday as the benchmark German government bond yield turned negative for the first time due to worries that Britain might vote next week to leave the European Union, while investors stayed cautions ahead of a Federal Reserve's policy...

  • NEW YORK, June 14- U.S. index provider MSCI Inc said on Tuesday it would hold off on adding China- listed stocks to one of its key benchmarks, a major disappointment for Chinese policymakers who had sought to satisfy MSCI's calls for improved access to its capital markets. The inclusion of domestic Chinese stocks into the widely tracked MSCI Emerging Markets Index...

  • June 14- Detroit would sell its first general obligation bonds since exiting bankruptcy in December 2014 under a proposal by Mayor Mike Duggan's administration to refund up to $660 million of outstanding bonds. John Naglick, Detroit's finance director, said Detroit expects to capture lower interest rates in the bond refundings to save money for the budget...

  • June 14- Detroit would sell its first general obligation bonds since exiting bankruptcy in December 2014 under a proposal by Mayor Mike Duggan's administration to refund up to $660 million of outstanding bonds. John Naglick, Detroit's finance director, said Detroit expects to capture lower interest rates in the bond refundings to save money for the budget...

  • June 14- Detroit would sell its first general obligation bonds since exiting bankruptcy in December 2014 under a proposal by Mayor Mike Duggan's administration to refund up to $660 million of outstanding bonds. John Naglick, Detroit's finance director, said Detroit expects to capture lower interest rates in the bond refundings to save money for the budget...

  • NEW YORK, June 14- U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Tuesday, hovering near four-month lows touched in early trading as positive economic data on the U.S. economy was offset by growing fears about Britain leaving the European Union. Recent polls have shown a growing majority of the United Kingdom's citizens favor leaving the European Union in a June 23...

  • June 14- Chief executives of the biggest U.S. corporations saw their pay rise in 2015 at the slowest rate in seven years, but it's not because their boards were suddenly getting tough. "It's the smallest pay rise in a long time but that doesn't mean that CEOs weren't bringing home more money," said John Roe, head of advisory at ISS Corporate Solutions.