Investing Securities

  • KUSHIRO, Japan, June 2- Bank of Japan board member Takehiro Sato criticised the central bank's negative interest rate policy as counter-productive and called for modifying its policy framework to one better suited for a long-term battle to cast off deflation. "Opinions are divided on the economic effects of the negative interest rate policy, and this is...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday asked for holders with large stakes in the most recently issued 10- year government note as of May 16 to provide information on their positions in a test of a rule change on reporting big positions in Treasuries. The rule amendment, which was published in December 2014 and went into effect in March 2015, was...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital reached $100 billion in assets under management last month, the Los Angeles- based firm said on Wednesday. The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund by total assets of the DoubleLine Funds, had a net inflow of $918.90 million in May, for a year-to-date net inflow of $7.20 billion.

  • U.S. two- and five-year note yields, which move inversely to prices, earlier slid to their lowest level since mid-May, as weak economic data out of China and worries about Britain possibly leaving the European Union stoked concerns about global growth. Short-term yields rose after the Institute of Supply Management reported a rise in its index of U.S....

  • SAN JUAN, June 1- As struggling Puerto Rico enters a bitter election season, discord in the U.S. territory's ruling party is reaching new heights, which could benefit bondholders. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has pushed to force hedge funds, mutual funds and other investors to take losses on the $70 billion Puerto Rico owes them because it cannot repay the...

  • DUBLIN, June 1- Governments and travel companies must do more to share data to intercept and prevent attacks, the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council said on Wednesday, a day after the United States issued a warning to travellers over security in Europe. Travel and tourism shares fell on Wednesday after the United States said possible targets could...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- U.S. mining stocks are shining after five dull years but the options market shows that some traders fear this year's bounce of more than 40 percent in the sector has been overdone. The largest block of open contracts is comprised of bets on the fund's shares dropping 7 percent to under $20 by mid-September. "The bounce in commodities is probably...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- U.S. Treasury debt yields fell on Wednesday, with those on long-dated debt dropping to two-week lows, as weak economic data out of China and worries about Britain possibly leaving the European Union stoked global growth concerns. Opinion polls showing a greater chance of a vote on June 23 for Britain to leave the EU also dampened sentiment,...

  • LONDON, June 1- British government bonds surged on Wednesday, pushing 30- year yields to their lowest in nearly four months, on the back of global economic worries and opinion polls showing a greater chance of a vote to leave the European Union on June 23. "Risk appetite is clearly waning," said RIA Capital Markets fixed income strategist Nick Stamenkovic.

  • MOSCOW, June 1- Russia's largest shipping company Sovkomflot plans to issue U.S. dollar-denominated Eurobond to repay its existing debts, a banking source told Reuters on Wednesday. Sovkomflot has mandated Citi, J.P. Morgan, ING, Sberbank CIB and VTB Capital to arrange the issue, according to the source.

  • June 1- U.S. stock index futures started the month on a dour note on Wednesday as falling oil prices and weak factory data from China worried investors. *China's official factory activity gauge expanded only marginally in May, data showed, while a private survey showed conditions deteriorated for a fifteenth straight month. *Oil prices fell on expectations of...

  • *Apple to issue dlr debt in Taiwan for the first time- sources. *Upwards of $16 bln in new dlr bonds issued in Taiwan this year. TAIPEI, June 1- Apple Inc plans to issue bonds in Taiwan for the first time with the aim of raising $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said, joining a queue of big global names that have sold billions of dollars on the island's busy debt...

  • TOKYO, June 1- Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, led by longer maturities, after the Bank of Japan said late on Tuesday that it would buy less in some zones under its asset purchase programme. Longer yields steepened after the central bank said it would trim its buying offers in its purchase operations by 20 billion yen in both the 10- to 25- year zone...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 31- The Argentine central bank issued short- and medium-term bonds worth $4.3 billion on Tuesday, lowering interest rates 100 basis points as part of its plan to curb inflation. The so-called Lebac bonds are down to a 35- day yield of 34.25 percent. The bank cut the yield by 150 basis points last week.

  • According to the SEC, the executives said loans in good standing were delinquent and pulled them from residential mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by the government corporation Ginnie Mae. That caused Ginnie Mae, which stands for the Government National Mortgage Association, to publish false and misleading prospectuses, the SEC said.

  • NEW YORK, May 31- U.S. Treasury yields had been on an uptrend since Friday when Fed Chair Janet Yellen said gradual rate increases would be appropriate if the economy improves further and the labor market tightens. "I put a lot of the gain in Treasuries to the erosion in equities," said Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income, at Action Economics in San...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- U.S. government bond prices fell on Tuesday on upbeat consumer spending data that support the view of a possible U.S. rate increase, while the dollar edged up near a two-month peak against a basket of currencies. "Chances are the Fed will go in the coming months if the economy holds up," said Ellis Phifer, senior market strategist at Raymond James in...

  • TOKYO, June 1- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is essentially giving up on fiscal reform by postponing a sales tax hike for two and a half years, putting Japan's credibility on the line and heightening the risk of a credit downgrade that could lift corporate borrowing costs. With the central bank's massive bond buying hammering yields near zero, few in the market expect...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- U.S. Treasury yields had been on an uptrend since Friday when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said gradual U.S. interest rate increases would be appropriate if the economy improves further and the labor market tightens. "Market pricing for upcoming rate hikes is certainly being supported by the stronger April personal income and spending...

  • BUDAPEST, May 31- Central European government bond yields rose on Tuesday due to expectations for a U.S. interest rate rise and after Polish figures showed deflation eased in May from a month ago. Investors are waiting for details of a plan to convert Swiss franc mortgages into zlotys and the progress of a European Union investigation into the rule of law in...