Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. shares inched higher and European shares rallied on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data gave the Federal Reserve more leeway to stand pat on interest rates, while the dollar gained and longer-dated Treasury yields edged up. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Investors pulled $615 million from the Pimco Total Return Fund in August, reducing the fund's size to $85.5 billion, while investors poured $1.7 billion into the smaller Pimco Income Fund, parent company Pacific Investment Management Co said on Friday. For the month, the Pimco Total Return Fund posted returns of negative 0.22 percent after fees,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. Friday's Labor Department report showed U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in August, missing the 180,000 mark expected by economists polled by Reuters. "We're in a low-expectation environment and these numbers are still positive," said Ellis Phifer, market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. and European shares gained on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. monthly jobs data gave the Federal Reserve more leeway to stand pat on interest rates this month, while the dollar gained and longer-dated Treasury yields edged up. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with...

  • *Moody's reviews Portugal; DBRS reviews Ireland. LONDON, Sept 2- Euro zone bond markets braced for a number of potentially market-moving events on Friday including a Moody's ratings review of Portugal and a second parliamentary vote of confidence in Spain. Ratings agency Moody's is expected to review Portugal and Commerzbank says the stable outlook is at risk.

  • *2- year yields fall to lowest since Aug. 23. NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. "It was obviously lower than expected, which goes counter to in September, but it doesn't necessarily count them out for the year," said Ellis Phifer, market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • *2- year yields fall to lowest since Aug. 23. NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. "It was obviously lower than expected, which goes counter to in September, but it doesn't necessarily count them out for the year," said Ellis Phifer, market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Sept 2- Central European assets regained some ground on Friday after mixed U.S. payrolls data reduced the chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this month, which could cut appetite for emerging markets assets. Local risks, mainly in Poland, could also continue to weigh on asset prices, traders said. Hungary's 10- year government bond...

  • *Europe, Japan ETF graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2bZ1IkA. LONDON, Sept 2- The ECB may soon be forced to follow the Bank of Japan's example and buy equities as part of any expanded stimulus program, but it faces significant hurdles in helping all 19 euro zone members equally without distorting a key market for investors. The European Central Bank could run out of...

  • Sept 2- U.S. stocks index futures added to gains on Friday after a report from the U.S. Labor Department showed employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month, which came in below the 180,000 additions expected by economists polled by Reuters.

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Investors pulled billions of dollars out of cash in the latest week and turned towards an array of bond funds and equities-- notably bank stocks-- ahead of the keenly awaited August U.S. employment report, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. Flows into emerging market bond funds reached record levels in the week ending Aug. 31, while European...

  • *Moody's reviews Portugal; DBRS reviews Ireland. LONDON, Sept 2- Euro zone bond markets braced for a number of potentially market-moving events on Friday including a Moody's ratings review of Portugal, a second parliamentary vote of confidence in Spain and U.S. jobs data. Ratings agency Moody's is expected to review Portugal and Commerzbank says the stable...

  • *Poland underperforms due to domestic risks. Hungary's 10- year government bond yield jumped 7 basis points from Thursday's fixing to 2.97 percent. Poland's corresponding bonds also extended losses, with their yield rising 3 basis points to one-month highs at 2.84 percent.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese government bonds fell on Friday, sending some yields to five-month highs, as the usual buyers took a step back ahead of the U.S. jobs report later in the global day and some investors fretted about the Bank of Japan's JGB purchasing plans. The 20- year yield rose 5 basis points to 0.405 percent, its highest since April 1, while the 30- year yield...

  • EXCLUSIVE-BOJ BOARD MEMBER SAKURAI: BOJ MAY CONSIDER WAYS TO CHANGE SHAPE OF JGB YIELD CURVE IN SEPT REVIEW AS YIELD CURVE HAS FLATTENED MORE THAN EXPECTED.

  • EXCLUSIVE-BOJ BOARD MEMBER SAKURAI: THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM TO BUY MORE ETFS, DEEPEN NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES AND INCREASE ASSET PURCHASES.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 2- Chinese junk bond issuers, led by real estate companies, have dived back into selling dollar debt after a hiatus, locking in the lowest yields in Asia since 2013 and finding ready buyers in a global market where many bonds offer negative interest rates. "This has been the busiest August ever for Asian high-yield issuers," said Haitham Ghattas, head of...

  • Sept 2- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 05 September France Auction of BTF treasury notes.

  • *U.S. and Japan banks hit by new trading rules. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG/ CHICAGO, Sept 1- U.S. financial regulators gave over-the-counter swap dealers an extra month to comply with new derivatives trading rules set to take effect on Thursday, after Asia's market ground to a near halt due to uncertainty about changes that could increase global funding costs by more than...

  • U.S.-BASED INFLATION-PROTECTED BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $196 MLN IN WEEKLY PERIOD; SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.