Investing Securities

  • BOSTON, Aug 3- Mutual fund group Franklin Resources Inc said on Wednesday it will begin offering retail clients access to hedge funds that invest in currencies, interest rates, commodities and other securities in a new so-called liquid alternatives fund. Its Franklin Templeton unit launched the Franklin K2 Global Macro Opportunities Fund this week and...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- World stocks fell for a third straight day on Wednesday, depressed by growing nervousness surrounding central bank policy and the recent spike in world bond yields, although European bank shares rebounded after two major earnings reports. In bond markets, yields were little changed on the day, but still well up from recent lows following the...

  • China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1 percent, to 3,193.51, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent to 2,978.46 points. Lingering concerns over China's economy continued to haunt investors. Bond yields have been trending lower and Huaan Gold ETF, China's biggest gold exchange-traded fund, jumped 35 percent in size over the past month.

  • TOKYO, Aug 3- Japanese government bonds stabilized on Wednesday following the previous session's steep selloff, with the benchmark yield edging lower but the superlong zone modestly weakening. Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters after the government's 13.5 trillion yen stimulus package was announced on Tuesday that the ministry would consider 40-...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Investors in junk-rated energy bonds, who have made a mint this year betting on this battered sector, are paring their holdings as oil flirts with sub- $40- a-barrel levels on concerns about a persistent overhang in supply and choppy demand. Thanks to the two-year slump in the price of oil, energy debt securities yielded a whopping 21 percent in...

  • *More than 40 robotics parks being established across China. *China core debt to GDP rose to 255 pct at end of 2015- BIS. WUHU, China, Aug 3- Down a side street bracketed by massage parlors and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze river, a humanoid food service robot trundles around the corner of a table in a cafe, red eyes flashing in tune with synthesized...

  • Aug 3- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 03 August Sweden Auction of Treasury bills.

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 2- Bond markets across the world are at risk to lose up to $3.8 trillion if bond yields suddenly surge back to their 2011 levels from their current historic lows, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday. In its analysis, a hypothetical rapid reversion of yields to 2011 levels for $37.7 trillion worth of investment-grade sovereign bonds could result in market...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 2- Chocolate-maker Hershey and Google's parent company Alphabet spearheaded another deluge of deals in the US high-grade bond market Tuesday as companies seize the day to raise fresh cash. With a host of headline risks in the air- fallout of Britain's EU departure, a possible rates hike before the end of the year and the unpredictable US election-...

  • *Japan announces $132 billion in fiscal stimulus. *Japan stimulus dampens demand for U.S. Treasury yields surged on Tuesday after Japan unveiled fiscal stimulus measures, dampening demand for U.S. government debt and sending long-dated U.S. yields to their highest levels in more than a week.

  • TOKYO, Aug 2- The Japanese government will issue several hundred billion yen of 40- year-bonds as soon as September to fund new economic stimulus measures, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The sources spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity because the plans are not public, after Finance Minister Taro Aso said his ministry would...

  • *Yen, bond yields rise after Japan cabinet backs fiscal package. *U.S. crude oil dips below $40 on supply glut. LONDON, Aug 2- European stocks fell to two-week lows on Tuesday, dragged down by banks, while the yen rose against the dollar and government bonds sold off after Japan's cabinet approved a fiscal stimulus package to revive the flagging economy.

  • *JGBs plunge for 3 days in row since BOJ surprise on Friday. *Investors sense limit of easing after pledge to review policy. TOKYO, Aug 2- Japanese government bonds saw their worst sell-off in more than three years on Tuesday as investors feared the Bank of Japan may ratchet back the pace of its aggressive government bond buying.

  • *JGBs plunge for 3 days in row since BOJ surprise on Friday. Investors sense limit of easing after pledge to review policy. TOKYO, Aug 2- Japanese government bonds saw their worst sell-off in more than three years on Tuesday as investors fears the Bank of Japan may ratchet back the pace of its aggressive government bond buying.

  • TOKYO, Aug 2- Japanese government bonds had their worst sell-off in more than three years on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan said last week it would re-evaluate its policies, spooking investors who saw it as a tacit admission that easing could be reaching the limit of its effectiveness. "If they could continue the current policy, then they wouldn't need to do this...

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Hedge funds have turned very bearish towards both crude and refined products over the last two months amid signs of an oversupply of gasoline. Hedge funds and other money managers added the equivalent of 56 million barrels of extra short positions in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts in the week ending July 26.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Regional banks are exempt from rules that have made it more difficult and costly for large lenders to hedge against a future interest rate shock and other risks, leading bank regulators said on Monday. The Dodd-Frank financial reforms of 2010 required more derivatives such as swaps to move through a central clearinghouse.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Global equity prices steadied near their highest in almost a year on Monday as investors pared expectations of any near-term rise in U.S. interest rates, but lower oil prices kept a lid on gains. Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on worries over OPEC output. "The economic data until last week had been pretty decent but since the GDP numbers came out,...

  • LAGOS, Aug 1- Nigeria's Wema Bank, which aims to expand its branch network this year, plans to issue 20 billion naira in bonds this month, its chief finance officer said on Monday. The Nigerian naira has dropped 40 percent since June, when Nigeria ditched its 16- month-old peg of 197 naira to the dollar in a bid to lure back foreign investors who had fled after a plunge in...