Investing Securities

  • LONDON, May 20- German Bund yields were on track for their biggest weekly rise in a month on Friday amid renewed talk of a U.S. interest rate hike, but lack of conviction about an imminent move held investors back from pushing yields sharply higher. Treasury yields to two-month highs dragged German 10- year bond yields- the benchmark in Europe- to two-week highs on...

  • LONDON, May 20- German Bund yields were on track for their biggest weekly rise in a month on Friday amid renewed talk of a U.S. interest rate hike, but a lack of conviction about an imminent move meant investors held back for now from pushing yields any higher. Treasury yields to two-month highs dragged German 10- year bond yields- the benchmark in Europe- to two-week...

  • TOKYO, May 20- Japanese government bond prices gained on Friday, tracking rises in U.S. Treasuries overnight as spikes in their yields earlier this week had attracted buyers. In the U.S. bond market, yields dipped on Thursday as comments from New York Fed President William Dudley did not boost expectations that the U.S. central bank will raise rates next month.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 19- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began coalescing around revised bipartisan legislation to help address Puerto Rico's unpayable debt burden, which now threatens a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Puerto Rico has already defaulted on some of its roughly $70 billion in debt while trying to cope with a 45 percent poverty rate among its 3.5...

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.1 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, FOLLOWING 2 WEEKS OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS ATTRACT $10.7 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $4.9 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FUNDS HAVE TAKEN IN MONEY IN 15 OF 17 PRIOR WEEKS- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN JUAN, May 19- The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee early on Thursday released long-delayed revised legislation to address Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis, which is threatening to become a full-blown humanitarian disaster. Severe economic decline, an accumulation of operating deficits, lack of financial transparency and management...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday as markets rebounded from Wednesday's sell-off and priced down the odds of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase after evenhanded remarks from New York Fed President William Dudley. "The market was rallying even prior to Dudley and I don't think he said much new today but he seems to be tempering the...

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  • NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday as markets rebounded from Wednesday's sell-off and priced down the odds of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase after evenhanded remarks from New York Fed President William Dudley. "The market was rallying even prior to Dudley and I don't think he said much new today but he seems to be tempering the...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday as markets rebounded from Wednesday's selloff ahead of remarks by New York Fed President William Dudley that could reinforce the possibility of interest rates being raised at the next Fed policy meeting. "After such a strong move there are a lot of investors trying to get their bearings on where things go next,"...

  • BOSTON, May 19- The difference in yield between prime and government money market funds has widened by 6 basis points since January, according to data released on Wednesday, in a trend expected to accelerate as investors prepare for new rules being rolled out this autumn. Executives at big fund sponsors JPMorgan Chase& Co, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and others expect...

  • May 19- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday as investors digested the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates as early as next month. *Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer is expected to speak at a conference at 9:15 a.m. ET in New York, while New York Fed president William Dudley will speak at 10:30 a.m. ET. *Wall Street pared gains in...

  • BRUSSELS, May 18- The euro zone and International Monetary are struggling with Greece's debt crisis- not with Athens this time, but with each other over when to give Greece a break on its future massive debt repayments. The euro zone has begun talks on debt relief for Greece but wants to postpone the final decision until 2018; the IMF insists Greek debt repayment is...

  • *MSCI Asia-ex Japan falls 1 percent. *Fed minutes help revive prospects of a June rate hike. LONDON, May 19- Revived prospects of an early U.S. interest rate rise, possibly as soon as June, lifted the dollar to a near two-month high on Thursday and left bonds, stocks, commodities and emerging markets all nursing losses.

  • TOKYO, May 19- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday, tracking falls in U.S. The price of 10- year JGB futures fell 0.31 point, the biggest fall since April 27, to a three-week low of 151.52. An auction of 1.1 trillion yen 20- year JGBs attracted decent bids, with the auction's tail, or the gap between average and lowest prices, shrinking to 0.15 from 0.21 in...

  • MOSCOW, May 19- Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Thursday that Russia had not canceled plans to issue a sovereign Eurobond this year.

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Five major banks and four traders were sued on Wednesday in a private U.S. lawsuit claiming they conspired to rig prices worldwide in a more than $9 trillion market for bonds issued by government-linked organizations and agencies. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court by the Boston Retirement System said the collusion dates to at least...

  • May 18- Halcón Resources Corp, which produces oil in Texas and North Dakota, said on Wednesday it plans to file for a prepackaged bankruptcy that would wipe out $1.8 billion in debt and help it survive the drop in crude prices. Shares of the Houston- based company fell 55 percent to 44 cents in after-hours trading. Together with several former colleagues from...