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  • *Oil prices fall on doubts over OPEC production cut compliance. NEW YORK, Jan 6- Global equity prices edged lower on Friday after December's U.S. non-farm payrolls report showed a slowing in hiring but an increase in wages, setting the economy up for further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve this year. "There's still improvement to be made,...

  • *Europe vs U.S. bank profits: http://reut.rs/2a27exm. LONDON, Jan 6- Improving economic conditions, a steeper government bond yield curve and an overall decline in bad debts suggest 2017 is shaping up as the healthiest year for Europe's banks in almost a decade. "Banks had faced a perfect storm, which was low growth, concerns around asset quality, low levels of...

  • *Indonesia cut business ties with JPMorgan after downgrade. JAKARTA, Jan 6- Indonesia plans regulation to ensure primary bond dealers produce only research that is "credible," a senior finance ministry official said on Friday. Emerging markets, including Indonesia, are vulnerable to capital outflows after Donald Trump won the U.S. election and signaled more...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 6- Indonesia plans to issue a regulation to ensure that primary bond dealers produce only research that is "credible," a senior finance ministry official said on Friday. Nazara's comment came after Indonesia cut business ties with JPMorgan Chase& Co following a November downgrade by the U.S. bank in its Indonesian stocks recommendation, to "...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 6- Indonesia plans to issue a regulation to ensure that primary bond dealers produce only research that is "credible", a senior finance ministry official said on Friday. "The point is, the analysis has to be credible and correspond to factual data," Suahasil Nazara, the finance ministry's head of fiscal policy office, said in a text message.

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Argentina, a pariah among international debt investors until last year, will join JPMorgan's flagship GBI-EM index group for emerging currency bonds following government measures to ease access to the country's financial markets. The GBI-EM Global Diversified index is tracked by investment funds managing $185 billion, and Argentina will...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Investors piled back into bonds in the past week, directing the largest inflow into these funds for three months, although the pause in the bond market selloff will probably only be fleeting, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. The $6.3 billion inflow into bond funds in the week to Wednesday follows a torrid year for fixed income funds which...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Investors piled back into bonds in the past week, directing the largest inflow into these funds for three months, although the pause in the bond market selloff will probably only be fleeting, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. The $6.3 billion inflow into bond funds in the week to Wednesday follows a torrid year for fixed income funds which...

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

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