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  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- Puerto Rico's PRIFA infrastructure authority did not transfer funds to its bond trustee to pay debt due Jan. 1 on certain bonds, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday, further confirmation of a default by the U.S. territory. The trustee for PRIFA's series 2005 B and 2006 bonds said it did not receive sufficient funds from PRIFA for the payment of...

  • SAN JUAN, Jan 5- Puerto Rico's latest default meant a $10.3 million hit for Ambac Financial, which insures some of the debt the island's infrastructure authority PRIFA failed to pay on Monday. The move was expected after Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced last week that PRIFA would miss the payment. In December, Garcia Padilla said he...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- DoubleLine Capital, the investment firm with $85 billion in assets overseen by widely followed co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach, posted a net inflow of $1.03 billion into its open-end mutual funds in December, marking the 23rd straight month of inflows. The firm's flagship DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund had a net inflow of $688.82 million in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- Mutual funds pitched to retail investors as hedge funds for the everyman promise to shield them from market gyrations, but many in 2015 proved just as exposed to market risks as their plain-vanilla counterparts. Last year, 64 alternative mutual funds were liquidated or merged into other funds, compared with 40 funds that were weeded out in 2014,...

  • *Long-dated yields rise on growing calm. NEW YORK, Jan 5- Long-dated U.S. "If today is not a risk-off day, there's a less compelling reason for people who bought long Treasuries yesterday to hold them," said Jonathan Lewis, chief investment officer at Samson Capital Advisors in New York.

  • The risk in ETFs will only be apparent if and when the stock market experiences a sustained decline, says Tim Quast. Here's why.

  • TOKYO, Jan 5- Japanese government bond yields fell to one-year lows on Tuesday as a tumble in global equities sent investors to seek safe-haven debt assets. The new bonds drew steady investor demand with the Bank of Japan poised to increase the amount of five- to 10- year JGBs it purchases under its debt-buying scheme. Shanghai shares, the epicenter of the latest...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 5- China stocks opened lower on Tuesday, the day after a 7 percent plunge in mainlaind shares roiled global markets and caused domestic trade to be suspended. China CSI300 stock index futures for January fell 2.1 percent, to 3,425, 42.82 points above the current value of the underlying index. Shortly prior to market open, the China Securities...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- Puerto Rico's infrastructure authority PRIFA did not transfer funds to its bond trustee in order to pay debt due Jan. 1, according to a regulatory filing on Monday, confirming a warning that the U.S. territory gave last week of a pending default. The embattled Caribbean island said last week that it would pay the bulk of $1 billion debt due Jan. 1 but some...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- Puerto Rico's infrastructure authority PRIFA did not transfer funds to its bond trustee in order to pay debt due Jan. 1, according to a regulatory filing on Monday, after the U.S. territory warned last week that the bonds would default. The trustee for PRIFA's series 2005 C bonds said it had not received funds from PRIFA to pay debt service, although it...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- The average U.S. mutual fund run by stockpickers once again fell short in 2015, extending a six-year losing streak. Total assets invested in ETFs have roughly doubled over the last 5 years to approximately $2 trillion, said Todd Rosenbluth, director of mutual fund research at S&P Capital IQ. Overall, passive index funds and ETFs brought in $255.3...

  • *Saudi Arabia and Iran tensions support Treasuries. NEW YORK, Jan 4- U.S. Analysts also said a deterioration in relations between leading crude producers Saudi Arabia and Iran stoked demand for safe-haven Treasuries.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 4- China's CSI300 stock index fell 5 percent on the first trading day of 2016, triggering a circuit breaker mechanism that would briefly halt trade. A 5 percent rise or fall in the CSI300 index triggers a 15- minute suspension of all the country's equity indexes and equity index futures. Moves of 7 percent from the previous close would trigger a...

  • TOKYO, Jan 4- Japanese government bond prices inched down on Monday as caution towards an upcoming 10- year debt auction outweighed safe-haven demand amid a slide in Tokyo stocks. Geopolitical tensions stemming from Saudi Arabia severing ties with Iran and a 2.6 percent drop in the Nikkei would usually be supportive for government debt.

  • VANGUARD GROUP INC SAYS TOOK IN $76 BLN NEW CASH FOR ITS U.S.

  • BLACKROCK SAYS TOOK IN $130 BLN IN ISHARES ETF BUSINESS GLOBALLY, SURPASSING 2014 RECORD.

  • INVESTORS GLOBALLY POURED RECORD-BREAKING $347 BLN IN ETFS DURING 2015- BLACKROCK INC.

  • ETFS, UP FROM $82 BILLION IN 2014- BLACKROCK.

  • ISHARES POSTS RECORD $34 BLN INFLOW TO EUROPEAN ETFS, UP FROM $20 BLN IN 2014- BLACKROCK.

  • Jan 3- Investors poured $347 billion into exchange-traded funds globally during 2015, fund-manager BlackRock Inc said on Sunday, setting a new record for the industry. BlackRock said its own haul of $130 billion in new money also set a record in global flows for its iShares ETF business, surpassing the previous annual record set in 2014, when investors added...