Investing Securities

  • TOKYO, March 7- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Monday, with softer Tokyo stocks helping offset downward pressure from a fall in U.S. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield inched up half a basis point to minus 0.035 percent. The JGB market showed little reaction to comments from Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda, who said the central bank will...

  • BEIJING, March 7- Growth in China's fiscal income will slow in future, but the country still has room to increase government debt, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said in Beijing on Monday. China could moderately increase its fiscal deficit ratio to gross domestic product, although not by too much, Lou Jiwei said at a news conference during the annual session of...

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    Moody's has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk.

  • MOSCOW, March 5- Russia needs to adapt its budget to lower oil prices, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday after credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service warned Moscow it might downgrade the country's sovereign debt rating further into junk territory. The agency said on Friday that it placed Russia's Ba1 debt rating on review for downgrade,...

  • DUBAI, March 5- Moody's Investors Service has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk, citing concern over the impact of low oil prices on their finances. Moody's also put the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar on review for downgrades- countries which are widely seen in the debt...

  • March 4- The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority said on Friday it has suspended its ongoing projects and is considering other alternatives to pay off its contractors. PRASA, in a filing with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, said it has suspended the projects due to difficulties in accessing the bond market for issuing revenue bonds.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 4- Argentina plans to return to international credit markets in April with three bonds sales totaling $11.68 billion under U.S. law if Congress swiftly approves a debt deal for holdout creditors, top finance ministry officials told Congress on Friday. Prat-Gay and his deputy, Luis Caputo, on Friday presented a package of debt agreements...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. The Labor Department said nonfarm payrolls increased by 242,000 last month. "As positive as this morning's report was, we're seeing modest moves in markets across the board because global growth is still a lingering concern," said Justin Hoogendoorn, head of fixed income strategy at Piper Jaffray in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- BlackRock Inc said on Friday it had suspended the issuing of shares in its physically backed gold exchange traded product due to a historic surge in buying as global economic uncertainty rekindled bullion's safe-haven appeal among investors. Interest in Sprott Management Asset's gold-backed trust has also risen but is not in danger of...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. authorities have decided not to pursue criminal charges against any Citigroup Inc executives or employees involved in packaging and selling mortgage-backed securities at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis, a government report shows. The decision, which followed Citigroup's $7- billion settlement in 2014 resolving federal and...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 4- Argentina plans to return to international credit markets in April with three bonds sales totaling $11.68 billion under U.S. law if Congress swiftly approves a debt deal for holdout creditors, top finance ministry officials told Congress on Friday. Prat-Gay and his deputy, Luis Caputo, on Friday presented a package of debt agreements...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. The Labor Department said nonfarm payrolls increased by 242,000 last month. "It's a strong number overall, but the market is taking it in stride because even though the headline was stronger, the market is, for the most part, also looking at details including average hourly earnings," said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at SG...

  • detention@ NEW YORK, March 4- Brazil's stock market and currency surged to their highest in at least six months after police detained former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for questioning on Friday in an investigation of a bribery and money laundering scheme. A London- listed Brazilian exchange traded equity fund jumped more than 11.0 percent to a...

  • HONG KONG, March 4- Foreign investors have welcomed China's landmark decision to open up its interbank bond market but are unlikely to jump in soon amid lingering concerns over the slowing economy and the outlook for its yuan currency. Others are likely to be more interested in higher-yielding offshore bonds, especially given expectations that China's...

  • BEIJING, March 4- Moody's downgrade of its outlook on China's government debt will be proven wrong in the future, the country's vice finance minister, Zhu Guangyao, told state media on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Investors poured nearly $5 billion into riskier U.S.-based high-yield "junk" bond funds during the week that ended March 2, the largest inflows into these funds on record, according to data from Lipper on Thursday. It was the group's largest seven-day haul since at least 1992, when Lipper's record-keeping began, after prices on high yield bonds...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- President Barack Obama on Thursday said he plans to tap a law professor and a former congressional staffer to serve on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency that polices the derivatives marketplace. The White House said it plans to nominate Chris Brummer, a law professor at Georgetown University and Brian Quintenz, an...

  • U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $2.8 BLN OUTFLOW; STOCK ETFS ATTRACT $450 MLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • U.S-BASED INFLATION-PROTECTED BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $299 MLN INFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; LARGEST INFLOW SINCE MAY 2015- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS POST $761 MLN OUTFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER $142 MLN INFLOWS THE WEEK PRIOR- LIPPER.