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Investing Securities

  • March 6- U.S. buyout fund Hellman& Friedman is nearing a deal to buy Madrid- based mutual fund platform Allfunds Bank SA, after beating bids from rival private equity bidders, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal could be announced as soon as this week and valued Allfunds Bank at about 1.8 billion euros, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The US investment-grade bond market logged US $22.65 bn in deals on Monday, the second-largest day of 2017 so far as borrowers looked to get ahead of a looming rise in rates. It was already the fourth day of the year with primary volumes above US $20 bn, according to IFR data, as the market has been booming since the November election win of President...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. Now everyone is hunkering down before the jobs report, "said Ellis Phifer, senior market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee, referring to the U.S. government's payrolls report due on Friday. Interest rates futures implied traders priced in an 86 percent chance the Fed will raise interest rates at its upcoming meeting, up from 80...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. "The data kept coming in positive and they fanned up the rate expectations of some members," Blake Gwinn, U.S. rates strategist at NatWest Markets in Stamford, Connecticut. Interest rates futures implied traders placed nearly an 89 percent chance the Fed will raise interest rates at its upcoming meeting, up from 80 percent at Friday's close, CME...

  • LONDON, March 6- High-grade euro zone government bond yields edged lower on Monday on expectations the ECB will this week maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy stance, while further headlines around French elections kept that country's bonds on the boil. The European Central Bank meets on Thursday and is not expected to make any changes to its monetary...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The amount of negative-yielding government bonds globally fell to $8.6 trillion as of March 1 due to rising long-term European yields in the wake of stronger-than-forecast regional economic data, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. This compared with $9.1 trillion of negative-yielding sovereign debt on Dec. 29, 2016. The amount of...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Eleven borrowers hit the US investment-grade bond market on Monday, keen to sell new debt before a widely expected hike in rates by the Federal Reserve. After Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled last week that hikes are coming down the road, companies with funding needs came steaming into an already red-hot high-grade bond market.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. Treasury yields held a modest decline on Monday after the three major Wall Street stock indexed open lower, supporting some safehaven demand for low-yielding domestic government debt. Benchmark 10- year Treasury yield was down 0.7 basis point from late Friday at 2.485 percent, while the two-year yield was unchanged at 1.305 percent, below...

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD SLIGHT FALL AFTER WALL STREET OPENS LOWER, 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 2.483 PCT.

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD SLIGHT RISE AFTER WALL STREET OPENS LOWER, 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 2.483 PCT.

  • SHARE OF EURO-DENOMINATED INVESTMENT-GRADE CORPORATE BONDS WITH NEGATIVE YIELDS ROSE TO 31 PCT IN FEB FROM 21 PCT IN JAN- TRADEWEB DATA.

  • March 6- U.S. stock index futures slipped on Monday as President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him cast a shadow on the market. *The shift was evident on Friday when Wall Street barely budged after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled a rate hike at the central bank's meeting on March 14-15. *Rising geopolitical...

  • LONDON, March 6- Most euro zone government bond yields edged down on Monday, as a perception that the ECB will this week resist calls to start unwinding its ultra-loose monetary policy brought some comfort to markets that are bracing for an imminent U.S. rate hike. The European Central Bank meets on Thursday and is not expected to make any changes to its monetary...

  • LONDON, March 6- Euro zone government bond yields edged down on Monday, as a perception that the ECB will resist calls to start unwinding its ultra-loose monetary policy this week brought some comfort to markets that are bracing for an imminent U.S. rate hike. The European Central Bank meets on Thursday and is not expected to make any changes to its monetary policy,...

  • LONDON, March 6- Euro zone government bond yields edged down on Monday, as a perception that the ECB will resist calls to start unwinding its ultra-loose monetary policy this week brought some comfort to markets that are bracing for an imminent U.S. rate hike. The European Central Bank meets on Thursday and is not expected to make any changes to its monetary policy,...

  • *China cuts 2017 growth target to 6.5 pct. TOKYO, March 6- U.S. stock futures dropped but Asian shares were resilient on Monday as investors weighed the near-certain prospect of an interest rate hike in the United States this month against news of China's slower 2017 growth target. Risk appetites also took a hit on rising geopolitical tensions in East Asia, as North...

  • TOKYO, March 6- Benchmark Japanese government bonds edged down slightly on Monday, though the superlong zone firmed as investors awaited an auction of 30- year JGBs. Treasury yields edged lower after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles early on Monday, three of which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone. Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso...

  • March 5- U.S. stock index futures fell on Sunday amid news of North Korea's firing of four ballistic missiles and President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him. The former top U.S. intelligence official rejected Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 presidential campaign, even as the White House...

  • *China cuts growth target to 6.5 pct. TOKYO, March 6- Asian shares and U.S. stock futures dropped on Monday as investors weighed the near-certain prospect of an interest rate hike in the United States this month against news of slower growth in China this year. Risk appetite also took a hit on rising geopolitical tensions in East Asia, as North Korea fired four...

  • March 14 Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. March 14 Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. March 14 Netherlands DSL Auction.