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  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $112 MLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEK OF NET NEW CASH- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS ATTRACT $12.1 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD AFTER TWO STRAIGHT WEEKS OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS POST $1.5 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD AFTER NINE STRAIGHT WEEKS OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Wall Street banks appear to be routinely mispricing corporate bond issues, potentially costing U.S. companies billions of dollars in excess interest payments, according to a new study by London- based research firm Fideres. Fideres said mispriced bonds cost the issuers of the 700 corporate bonds it studied an estimated $2 billion in excess...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. Treasury yields posted one-month lows on the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually following dovish comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen earlier this week. "This month is a little bit tricky, given that you have quarter-end basically the day before payrolls, which is normally not a day when people put on a whole...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Even the most exciting companies become boring eventually, though not always as suddenly as they have this year. "Traditionally it was pretty easy to draw the line between growth and more income-oriented stocks," said George Young, co-portfolio manager of the $438 million Villere Balanced Fund. Yet its dividend yield is up to 1.9 percent, a 35...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- With U.S. gasoline selling under $2 a gallon, food prices relatively flat and Wall Street bond traders betting on 1.5 percent annual inflation as far the eye can see, it may seem like the wrong time to worry about rising consumer prices. Some big financial firms, including BlackRock Inc, are telling their clients to hedge against inflation by...

  • SAO PAULO, March 31- The Brazilian real led gains among Latin American currencies on Thursday on signs that the central bank will not stand in the way of a rally driven by a shifting political outlook. Brazil's currency firmed to its strongest in over six months after the central bank sold less than half the reverse currency swaps offered in an auction for the...

  • *China consider developing CDS market- sources. *More bond defaults being allowed in China, but cautiously. SHANGHAI, March 31- In a sign China is exploring ways to allow more bond defaults without destabilizing the market, a state body has circulated plans to introduce credit-default swaps and other derivatives, sources said, so investors can hedge risk in its...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Longer-dated U.S. Treasury yields posted fresh one-month lows on the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually following dovish comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen earlier this week. "Some people have some month-end index buying," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New...

  • HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 31- A unit of China's Guosen Securities, one of the country's largest brokerages, denied a Financial Times report it had defaulted on a Hong Kong- traded yuan bond and said the keepwell deed supporting the bond continued to be in effect. It added that the bond's trustees, the Bank of New York Mellon, Hong Kong Branch, had issued a notice to...

  • *Futures down: Dow 8 pts, S&P 2 pts, Nasdaq 4.75 pts. March 31- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, the last day of a turbulent first quarter for financial markets as investors fled from risk amid worries about global growth. Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen's comments that the central bank should be cautious with raising interest rates.

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- The People's Bank of China reported data on its derivatives holdings positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies versus the yuan for the first time on Thursday. The move should help address appeals from investors and the International Monetary Fund that the central bank cast more light on its derivatives holdings, given...

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- The People's Bank of China reported data on its derivatives holdings positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies versus the yuan for the first time on Thursday. The move should help address appeals from investors and the International Monetary Fund that the central bank cast more light on its derivatives holdings, given...

  • TOKYO, March 31- Japanese government bond prices skidded on Thursday as investors booked profits. JGBs have rallied since the BOJ unveiled negative rates on Jan. 29, and investors have clamored to buy superlong JGBs that still offer positive yields. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 5 basis points to a two-week high of minus 0.045 percent after notching a...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 30- Argentina's President Mauricio Macri won the support of the Senate for a settlement with bondholders on Wednesday, live TV images showed, marking the end of a 14- year battle with creditors. The lower house of Congress already approved the deal earlier this month. Macri needed to close the dispute to tap global credit markets and lure back...

  • HONG KONG, March 31- A unit of China's Guosen Securities, one of the country's largest brokerages, has defaulted on a Hong Kong- traded yuan bond, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing a document seen by the paper. The default would be the first debt breach by a state-owned enterprise in the offshore bond market in nearly two decades, the paper said.

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, March 30- Pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil SA has hired the investment-banking units of three international banks and a Brazilian lender to manage a debut global bond offering of up to $500 million, four sources with direct knowledge of the decision said on Wednesday. Eldorado is part of J&F Investimentos SA, a holding company that groups the...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Shorter-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as traders piled on bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually in the coming months in the wake of dovish comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. "The steepening in the curve is largely a result of the fact that Yellen sounded so immensely dovish," said Aaron Kohli, interest...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Stock mutual funds based in the United States posted $2.1 billion in withdrawals last week for the second consecutive week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday, as U.S. equities broke a five-week winning streak. Outflows from international stock funds moderated to $108 million in the latest week, compared with $558 million...