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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Oct 26- The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday sold $34 billion in five-year government debt at a yield of 1.303 percent, which was the highest yield at a five-year note auction since May, Treasury data showed.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 26- Mutual fund investors flooded stockpickers with redemption orders during the latest week, cashing out the most money in five years, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. The investors pulled $16.9 billion from stock mutual funds in the seven days through Oct. 19, more than in any other week since August 2011, the trade group's...

  • Oct 26- Deutsche Bank AG is reviewing whether it misstated the value of derivatives in its interest-rate trading business, and is sharing its findings with the U.S. authorities, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The lender is looking at valuations on a type of derivative known as zero-coupon inflation swaps, Bloomberg reported on...

  • But amid the furore, Portugal's bond yields rose only slightly, allowing them to narrow the gap with German equivalents to their tightest in over six weeks. Rating agency DBRS on Friday maintained Portugal's credit rating at the lowest investment grade level with a stable outlook after months of market speculation that it could downgrade the slow-growing,...

  • DUBAI, Oct 26- Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical is considering expanding its imminent U.S. dollar debt issue to include a 30- year bond, according to a document from the lead arrangers, following the success of Saudi Arabia's offering. A source familiar with the matter said the petrochemical company had been encouraged by strong U.S. investor appetite for the 30-...

  • Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday, in line with losses in Europe and Britain, in generally quiet trading ahead of a debt auction later in the session and key U.S. gross domestic product data due on Friday. "There is no real catalyst except that Europe is under pressure here, with German bond yields and gilts higher," said Justin Lederer, Treasury analyst at Cantor...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 26- Bank-loan funds that aim to pay investors more when interest rates increase are having their best fundraising streak in more than two years as buyers chase performance and the fulsome prices the investments now command. The products, which are sold as mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, purchase floating-rate loans which will pay out more...

  • Oct 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower for the second straight day on Wednesday following Apple's disappointing quarterly sales and a dip in oil prices. *Oil prices fell more than 1 percent- Brent crude was on track for the fourth day of declines- after Iraq said it did not want to join an output-limiting deal with OPEC members, and U.S. drillers stepped up work.

  • But Portugal's bond yields trimmed their rises following a 1 billion euro sale of five-year bonds. Rating agency DBRS on Friday maintained Portugal's credit rating at the lowest investment grade level with a stable outlook after months of market speculation that it could downgrade the slow-growing, heavily indebted economy. Analysts caution that...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- The yield on Mozambique's restructured "tuna bond" hit a record high on Wednesday after the government said debt levels were unsustainable, while emerging equities slipped from two-week highs, tracking falls in developed markets. Mozambique's finance ministry warned creditors the government must renegotiate repayment terms if it is to agree...

  • *Czech bond yields drop ahead of auction, deep below Bunds. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Oct 26- Czech two-year government bond yield dropped further into the negative ahead of an auction on Wednesday, trading well below safe-haven Bund yields. The bank's foreign assets jumped by 2.1 billion euros in the 10 days to Oct. 20, indicating that it heavily bought euros in the market...

  • Portugal is due to sell up to 1 billion euros of five-year bonds later in the day. DBRS is the only major agency recognized by the European Central Bank that gives Portugal the investment grade rank it needs to qualify for the bank's bond-buying stimulus scheme and concern about a potential downgrade has weighed on the bond market in recent months.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 26- China stocks fell the most in a week on Wednesday, partly driven by lingering concerns over tighter liquidity that pushed up treasury yields, with a correction in resources shares offsetting strength in the healthcare and consumer sectors. Although yuan depreciation anxiety eased on Wednesday- the yuan is set to rise against the U.S. dollar for...

  • TOKYO, Oct 26- Benchmark Japanese government bonds inched lower on Wednesday while longer maturities edged up, but the moves were slight ahead of next week's Bank of Japan policy meeting. "It seems that up to now, the BOJ's new policy is working well," said Tadashi Matsukawa, head of fixed income investment at PineBridge Investments in Tokyo. Under its asset purchase...

  • *2- day meeting ends Nov 1, decision expected 0330-0530 GMT. *Gov Kuroda to brief media 0630 GMT. TOKYO, Oct 26- The Bank of Japan is likely to hold off on expanding stimulus next week despite an expected downgrade in its price forecast that may show Governor Haruhiko Kuroda won't see inflation hit his 2 percent target before his tenure ends in 2018..

  • *The European Central Bank is aware of the growing costs to the financial sector of its ultra-loose monetary policy and would rather not have to keep negative interest rates for too long, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday. *A potential U.S. interest rate hike in December will have limited impact on the yuan, the People's Bank of China chief economist Ma Jun...

  • *U.S. 10- year note, 30- year bond yields fall from 1- week highs. *U.S. 2- year npote yield touches 2- week peak. NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields slipped on Tuesday after data showed a decline in U.S. consumer confidence this month, although the outlook on yields remained intact as investors see the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in December.

  • LONDON, Oct 25- Austria's government borrowing costs pushed towards four-month highs on Tuesday as the country sold a 70- year bond, the longest debt issued publicly by a euro zone government. Vienna has gathered over 5 billion euros of investor interest in the bond, banks running the deal said on Tuesday, as well as nearly 5 billion euros more on a new seven-year...

  • LONDON, Oct 25- Austria's government borrowing costs pushed towards four-month highs on Tuesday as the country sold a 70- year bond, the longest debt issued publicly by a euro zone government. Vienna has gathered over 5 billion euros of investor interest in the bond, banks running the deal said on Tuesday, as well as nearly 5 billion euros more on a new seven-year...

  • LONDON, Oct 25- London- listed Xcite Energy is set to go into liquidation after bondholders rejected a restructuring plan for the North Sea oil developer, the company said on Tuesday. Ian McLelland, global head of natural resources at Edison Investment Research, said that the announcement was a blow to both the company's share and debt holders as well as to the...