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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Jan 3- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund posted a net outflow of $3.5 billion in December, its biggest one-month outflow ever, data from research firm Morningstar showed on Tuesday. The roughly $55.7 billion fund, which is DoubleLine's flagship, attracted a net $3.05 billion in new cash throughout all of 2016, the Morningstar data showed.

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Euro zone government bond yields rose on Tuesday as investors returning from holidays across the globe were welcomed by sharply rising oil prices and data showing that German inflation hit its highest level in more than three years in December. Earlier, December inflation in the bloc's second biggest economy, France, hit its highest rate since May...

  • Jan 3- A jump in oil prices and upbeat data from China lifted U.S. stock index futures on the first trading day of the new year, with Dow futures advancing by triple-digit points. *China's factory activity picked up more than expected in December giving the manufacturing sector a solid boost heading into 2017, according to a private business survey.

  • *Euronext to buy LCH Clearnet SA for 510 mln euros. The European Commission has expressed antitrust concerns about the $28 billion merger and the impact on the clearing of derivatives contracts in particular. The Commission, in a document on the issue, has not made clear if the sale of the French clearing business, LCH Clearnet SA, would be enough to dispel its...

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Euro zone government bond yields rose on Tuesday as investors returning from holidays across the globe were welcomed by sharply rising oil prices and data pointing to higher inflation in the bloc's largest economy Germany. Data from the bloc's second biggest economy France showed inflation hitting its highest rate since May 2014 in December.

  • *Indonesia drops JPM as primary bond dealer, "perception bank". *Bank cut Indonesia to' underweight' in Nov equity research note. JAKARTA, Jan 3- Indonesia will drop JPMorgan Chase& Co from providing some services to the government after the bank's research arm said investors should reduce their exposure to the country, senior finance ministry officials said on...

  • *Indonesia drops JPM as primary bond dealer, "perception bank". *Bank cut Indonesia to' underweight' in Nov equity research note. JAKARTA, Jan 3- Indonesia will drop JPMorgan Chase& Co from providing some services to the government after the bank's research arm said investors should reduce their exposure to the country, senior finance ministry officials said on...

  • *Euro dips 0.2 percent to $1.0431 after Friday's spike. LONDON, Jan 3- The U.S. dollar racked up its biggest rise in two weeks in 2017' s first full day of European trading on Tuesday, as dealers and investors in London returned to push the greenback to within 1 percent of December's long-term highs. It strengthened 0.2 percent to $1.0431 per euro and 0.4 percent to 118...

  • President-elect Donald Trump and signs of faster economic growth in China, the direction of travel is significant. "Without any doubt, the highlight of today's data calendar is going to be the release of the German inflation rate," said DZ Bank strategist Birgit Figge. DZ Bank expects annualized German inflation of 1.4 percent in December.

  • *Euro hovers around $1.0485 after Friday's spike to $1.0700. *Dollar steady at 117.35 yen, trade thinned by Japan holiday. A holiday in Japan made for thin trade, leaving the dollar steady around 117.35 yen but well up on Friday's trough of 116.05.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 3- Investors funneled $375 billion into exchange-traded funds in 2016, investment manager BlackRock Inc said on Tuesday, a global record that came as investors looked to cut costs. The total, which is preliminary, compares with $348 billion in 2015 and includes a record $286 billion haul in the United States, home to the funds' biggest market.

  • *Euro back down at $1.0475 after Friday's spike to $1.0700. *Dollar steady around 117.40 yen, trade thinned by Japan holiday. A holiday in Japan made for quiet early trade, leaving the dollar steady around 117.40 yen but well up on Friday's trough of 116.05.

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Euro zone government bond yields edged down on Monday as the market started the new year on a firm note, with data giving further insight into inflation trends in the currency bloc on the horizon. As attention shifts to signs of a pick-up in price pressures globally, Wednesday's flash inflation numbers could be a litmus test of sentiment in regional...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 30- U.S. With only Friday's truncated pre- New Year's session left to count, the fourth quarter looks to be the poorest Treasuries have performed in the history of the Merrill Lynch Treasury index, with a minus 4 percent return. The selloff during the year's final quarter was due largely to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, analysts said, and...

  • *Weak banks, low growth, politics hit Italy, Portugal. LONDON, Dec 30- Italian and Portuguese government bond yields were on track on Friday to end 2016 with their first yearly rise since the 2011 euro zone debt crisis. He said the threat of ratings downgrades from DBRS for both countries adds to the concerns, as does the political situation in Italy in particular.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 30- U.S. municipal bond and note issuance reached a six-year high in 2016, closing the year with $423.8 billion in new sales and up 12 percent from 2015, according to Thomson Reuters data. The last time the annual issuance was larger than 2016' s total was in 2010, when $430.4 billion of new bond and notes were sold on the municipal market.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 30- U.S. With only a truncated pre- New Year's session to go, the fourth quarter was on pace to be the poorest Treasuries have performed in the history of the Merrill Lynch Treasury index, with a -4.175 percent return. The selloff during the year's final quarter was due largely to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, analysts said, and the...

  • *Banking issues, low growth and politics hit Italy, Portugal. LONDON, Dec 30- Italian and Portuguese government bond yields were on track on Friday to end 2016 with their first yearly rise since the 2011 euro zone debt crisis. He said the threat of ratings downgrades from DBRS for both countries adds to the concerns, as does the political situation in Italy in...

  • Dec 30- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, with the Dow poised for its best annual performance since 2013 amid increasing optimism about the outlook for the economy. *Markets have shown surprising resilience to major political events, such as Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in November.

  • *Italy steady after 6.75 billion euro bond sale Thursday. LONDON, Dec 30- Long-dated euro zone government bonds sold off on Friday, the last day before changes to the European Central Bank's bond-buying scheme kick in and the final trading day of 2016.. "It will take a few weeks to see how the ECB and the national central banks adjust their purchases, but the way...