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Investing Securities

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Two-year German government bond yields dropped to further record lows on Friday as banks loaded up on bonds likely to become scarcer after recent tweaks to the European Central Bank's asset purchase program. "The ECB has come up with measures to reduce scarcity, but it's not going to make a sea change," said ING strategist Martin van Vliet, referring...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China's securities regulator said on Friday it had approved the launch of options contracts for white sugar and soymeal, which will be the first agricultural derivatives products in the world's biggest commodity market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement it had given the go ahead for the Dalian Commodity Exchange...

  • MILAN, Dec 16- Troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena sought on Friday to convince 40,000 retail investors to take part in its last-ditch rescue plan, warning them they could face bigger losses if they did not convert their bonds into shares. Italy's third biggest bank has until the end of this month to raise 5 billion euros in equity or face the risk of...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China will push forward supply-side reform and appropriately expand aggregate demand in 2017, Chinese leaders said at an economic conference on Friday, as reported by the official Xinhua news agency. China will push forward debt-to-equity swaps according to law, Xinhua said. The root cause of China's current economic problems is structural...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China's securities regulator said on Friday it had approved the launch of options contracts for white sugar and soymeal, which will be the first agricultural derivatives products in the world's biggest commodity market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement it had given the go ahead for the Dalian Commodity Exchange...

  • *Budapest stocks hit fourth subsequent daily record high. BUDAPEST, Dec 16- Central European government bonds firmed and Budapest stocks set a new record high on Friday as global markets calmed down after jitters caused by Wednesday's hawkish Federal Reserve comments. Poland's 10- year bonds traded at a yield of 3.43 percent, off Thursday's 3.59 percent peak,...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China's securities regulator said on Friday it had approved the launch of options contracts for white sugar and soymeal, which will be the first agricultural derivatives products in the world's biggest commodity market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement it had given the go ahead for Dalian Commodity Exchange to...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Two-year German government bond yields dropped to fresh record lows on Friday as banks loaded up on bonds likely to become scarcer after recent tweaks to the European Central Bank's asset purchase programme. On a day when most high-rated euro zone government bond yields were down 3-5 basis points, the yield on the German two-year government bond,...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 16- China stocks edged higher on Friday, but showed the biggest weekly fall in several months reflecting tougher regulation of insurers, plus a yuan and bond market sell-off after the Fed raised rates and hinted at more to come quite soon. China's insurance regulator has issued warnings to 10 companies after they failed to properly carry out...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China's central bank made a larger than expected liquidity injection on Friday morning, helping push treasury yields down after interbank markets tightened following the U.S. And the strain on liquidity in China's financial markets became more acute following the Fed rate hike. China's benchmark 10- year treasury futures tumbled the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Japanese government bond prices eased on Friday, with the 10- year yield briefly hitting a 10- month high, as the bonds rout in the U.S. showed no signs of ebbing though strong results of the Bank of Japan's bond buying stemmed the losses. Big falls in U.S. bonds since last month on expectations President-elect Donald Trump's policies will boost...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Investors piled into stock exchange-traded funds at the fastest pace since their record-setting haul following the U.S. presidential election, Lipper said on Thursday, as policymakers raised interest rates. U.S.-based equity ETFs took in nearly $18 billion in cash in the seven days through Wednesday, while U.S.-based stock mutual funds...

  • Dec 16- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 16- Dec Japan 1- year discount bill auction 19- Dec Norway Auction of Treasury bills 21- Dec Japan 3- month discount bill auction 21- Dec Japan Auction for enhanced-liquidity 21- Dec Sweden...

  • *China has been using reserves to support yuan. Treasuries for a seventh straight month in October, and Japan moved past China to become the largest non-U.S. holder of American government debt for the first time in nearly two years, U.S. Treasury Department data showed on Thursday. China led a broad-based selloff in Treasuries in October, during which nine of the 10...

  • *China has been using reserves to support yuan. Treasuries for the month of October, outpacing China for the first time in nearly two years, data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Thursday. "China has been needing liquidity, and that's one of the sources of them getting it, with a lot of moving parts such as the value of their currency," said Lou Brien, market...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Investors poured $6.8 billion into U.S.-based stock funds in the week through Dec. 14, Lipper data showed on Thursday, accelerating a rotation from bonds to stocks as U.S. policymakers raised interest rates for the first time in a year.

  • U.S-BASED INFLATION-PROTECTED BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $244 MLN IN WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER $63 MLN OUTFLOW THE WEEK BEFOREW- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND MUTUAL FUNDS POST $7 BLN OUTFLOWS; TAXABLE BOND ETFS ATTRACT $1.2 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $11 BLN OUTFLOWS; STOCK ETFS ATTRACT $18 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $3.8 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; LARGEST INFLOWS SINCE MID-JULY- LIPPER.