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Investing Securities

  • *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...

  • *Major currencies in tight range on Monday with Tokyo off. SYDNEY, Jan 9- The dollar crept ahead in Asia on Monday after signs of wage pressure in the December U.S. jobs report proved enough to lift Treasury yields, but bulls remained wary of a sudden setback following last week's wave of profit-taking. A holiday in Tokyo kept trading light and the dollar index was...

  • *Major currencies in tight range on Monday with Tokyo off. SYDNEY, Jan 9- The dollar marked time in Asia on Monday after signs of wage pressure in the December U.S. jobs report proved enough to lift Treasury yields, but with bulls wary of a setback following last week's wave of profit-taking. The euro was steady at $1.0534, after ricocheting between $1.0339 and...

  • *Indonesia govt cut business ties with JPMorgan after downgrade. JAKARTA, Jan 6- Indonesia is planning regulation to ensure primary bond dealers produce only "factual" research, senior government officials said, in a move that is likely to add to bankers' concerns about a growing backlash over negative investment commentary. Suahasil Nazara, the Finance...

  • *Indonesia cut business ties with JPMorgan after downgrade. JAKARTA, Jan 6- Indonesia is planning a regulation to ensure primary bond dealers produce only "factual" research, two senior finance ministry officials said. Emerging markets, including Indonesia, are vulnerable to potentially disruptive capital outflows as expectations of faster U.S. interest...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- Investors pulled $3.2 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund, once the world's largest bond fund, in December, bringing last year's total cash withdrawals to $16.1 billion, Morningstar data showed on Friday. The Pimco Income Fund, which Pimco Group Chief Investment Officer Dan Ivascyn told Reuters on Friday has increased its exposure to safer...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- If you believe the past fortnight's shift in the pricing of currency market derivatives, bankers' concerns that Marine Le Pen may win French presidential elections in May and send another political shockwave through the euro zone may be easing. That move was also fed by stronger dollar expectations that kicked in after Donald Trump won the U.S....

  • 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. But those at their desks put money to work, with equity funds chalking up $5.5 billion inflows and emerging market...

  • 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. But those at their desks put money to work, with equity funds chalking up $5.5 billion inflows and emerging market...

  • *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...