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Investing Securities

  • *Hong Kong stocks rise on weak U.S. dollar. SHANGHAI, Jan 6- Hong Kong stocks extended yesterday's sharp gains on Friday morning, set to have their best week in four months, as weakness in the U.S. currency and low treasury yields helped ease fears of capital outflow from emerging markets. Most sectors in Hong Kong gained modestly, with tech stocks the best performer, up...

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- The Japanese government bond prices rose on Friday, lifted by overnight gains in U.S. Treasuries and a debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan. The BOJ purchased 410 billion yen of JGBs on Friday with maturities ranging from five years to 10 years as a part of its regular bond-purchasing operation.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- U.S.-based taxable bond funds netted cash for the first time in four weeks, Lipper data released on Thursday showed, a sign that savers may be less wary than the Federal Reserve of inflation under the incoming Trump administration. The funds attracted $1.2 billion in the week through Jan. 4, the research service said, even as minutes from the Fed's...

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND MUTUAL FUNDS ATTRACT $114 MLN; TAXABLE BOND ETFS ATTRACT $1.1 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $5.5 BLN OUTFLOWS; STOCK ETFS ATTRACT $7.9 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $734 MLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; INVESTMENT-GRADE FUNDS ADD $2.2 BLN- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.2 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER THREE STRAIGHT WEEKS OF WITHDRAWALS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS POST $9 BLN WITHDRAWALS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER $11.1 BLN INFLOWS THE WEEK PRIOR- LIPPER.

  • LONDON, Jan 5- Spanish and Portuguese borrowing costs rose on Thursday, as bond sales from France and Spain turned investors' attention to hefty supply in the region this month. Spain's 10- year bond yield rose to a three-week high after the country auctioned 4.1 billion euros of bonds. France sold about 9.5 billion euros of long-dated debt on Thursday.

  • Jan 5- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Thursday, a day after Federal Reserve minutes showed policymakers thought President-elect Donald Trump's pro-growth policies could prompt faster interest rate hikes. *Almost every Fed policymaker said Trump's promises of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and deregulation could stoke higher inflation,...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- Euro zone government bond yields edged back down on Thursday after minutes of the last U.S. The minutes showed policymakers were considering faster interest rate increases as the economy could grow at a quicker pace because of fiscal stimulus under President-elect Donald Trump's administration. "'Wait and see' remains the best way to describe the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 5- Japanese government bond prices firmed on Thursday after an auction of 10- year JGBs attracted solid bids despite their relatively expensive levels. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.055 percent, off two-week high of 0.065 percent touched on Wednesday. The auction of 2.4 trillion yen 10- year JGBs drew strong demand, with...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- U.S. "The broad anticipation was for hawkish thinking in particular with regard to inflation risk," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis. That was something that Yellen appeared to downplay in the December press conference, "he said, referring to Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- U.S. "The broad anticipation was for hawkish thinking in particular with regard to inflation risk," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist, at FTN Financial in Memphis. The minutes of the Dec. 13-14 meeting showed many were considering faster interest rate increases as the economy could grow at a quicker pace because of fiscal stimulus under...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- U.S.-based bond funds netted cash for the first time since the U.S. election shook the fixed-income market, Investment Company Institute data released on Wednesday showed. Bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds gathered $1.9 billion in the seven days through Dec. 28 as strong demand for taxable bonds offset a two-month municipal debt fund...

  • *Wall St opens higher as discretionary stocks rise. NEW YORK, Jan 4- Stocks around the world gained for a second straight day on Wednesday, boosted by upbeat global economic data, as investors await minutes of the Federal Reserve's December meeting in which the U.S. central bank raised interest rates. The index was helped by a batch of rosy economic reports from...

  • Jan 4- Investors stormed into equities in December, pouring a record $59.9 billion into U.S.-based domestic stock exchange-traded funds, TrimTabs Investment Research said on Wednesday. Stocks have rallied on the potential for lower U.S. corporate taxes and fewer regulations, after the Nov. 8 election gave Republicans who support those policies control of...

  • A surprisingly high inflation print from Germany pushed yields sharply higher on Tuesday as the country's Ifo economic institute called on the European Central Bank to end its bond buying if the data was replicated across the euro zone. Inflation numbers for the single currency bloc are due out at 1000 GMT, and while expectations are that they will overshoot,...

  • TOKYO, Jan 4- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday, dragged down by lower U.S. Japan's finance ministry will auction 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs on Thursday. Treasury yields rose overnight after stronger-than-expected Institute for Supply Management numbers which showed U.S. factory activity accelerated to a two-year high in December.

  • CARACAS, Jan 3- Venezuela confirmed on Tuesday a new $5 billion issue of dollar-denominated bonds maturing in 2036, but gave no more explanation for the unorthodox nature of its first sovereign issue since 2011.. State-run Banco de Venezuela bought the notes in local currency at a heavily subsidized exchange rate of 10 bolivars per dollar, according to a...