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Investing Securities

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Oct. 18:. BIGGEST MOVER: 24- year bonds. It was 3 basis points on Oct. 11.

  • *Wall Street at records; Dow above 23,000 on IBM boost. NEW YORK, Oct 18- Wall Street again posted record highs on Wednesday, driven by strong earnings, and Treasury yields rose as investors focused on monetary policy, but the dollar slipped to snap a four-day rally. Investors focused on global economic strength and expectations for gradual monetary policy...

  • By Dhara Ranasinghe and Abhinav Ramnarayan. LONDON, Oct 18- Euro-area bond yields came off five-week lows on Wednesday, helped by a sharp rise in U.S. Earlier this week, euro zone bond yields had tumbled on the view that the European Central Bank, which meets next Thursday, would signal a prolonged scaling back of its monetary stimulus scheme.

  • *Wall Street at records, IBM earnings boost indexes. NEW YORK, Oct 18- Wall Street hit new records on strong earnings and the dollar extended a winning streak on Wednesday, boosted by rising Treasury yields as investors focused on monetary policy. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 was boosted by strong earnings from heavyweight International Business Machines, which...

  • *Moody's may improve Hungary's rating this week-trader. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Oct 18- The Czech crown hit a four-year high and the zloty tested 3- month highs against the euro on Wednesday as Polish retail and industrial data confirmed robust economic growth in Central Europe. After the auction, the Czech 10- year benchmark government bond yield, bid at 1.453 percent,...

  • *Moody's may improve Hungary's rating this week-trader. BUDAPEST, Oct 18- The zloty and the Czech crown extended their gains on Wednesday before a batch of Polish economic figures which are expected to show continued robust economic growth in the region. "Domestic financial markets are typically resilient to Czech political events, given the Czech Republic's...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Bond yields across the euro area rose on Wednesday, as a note of caution set in after a run of sharp falls over the previous three sessions pushed borrowing costs in much of the region to five-week lows. That move lower was driven by expectation that the European Central Bank, which meets next Thursday, could signal a prolonged scaling back of its...

  • *Moody's may improve Hungary's rating this week-trader. BUDAPEST, Oct 18- Central European currencies extended their gains ahead of a batch of Polish economic figures due later on Wednesday and which are expected to show continued robust economic growth in the region. The crown, which firmed 0.2 percent to 25.741 by 0828 GMT, is getting additional help from...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Italian bond yields fell to five-weeks lows on Wednesday, leading yields in the euro area down as investors looked to speeches by ECB officials for fresh insights on their thinking before next week's closely-anticipated central bank meeting. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, Chief Economist Peter Praet and Executive Board Member...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 18- Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday. The bond will be the first to earmark the cash raised to address the issue, according to the World Bank. They will pay coupons of 4 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively,...

  • BEIJING, Oct 18- China will deepen economic and financial reforms and further open its markets to foreign investors as it looks to move from high-speed to high-quality growth, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. China will push ahead with market-oriented reforms of its foreign exchange rate as well as its financial system, and let the market play a decisive...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 18- Oct Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 18- Oct Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Oct Sweden Auction of government bonds 18- Oct Norway Auction Treasuries 19- Oct United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 19- Oct Japan 3- month discount bill auction...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- Illinois on Tuesday sold the first $1.5 billion of a planned $6 billion of tax-exempt debt in the U.S. municipal market with mixed results. The state received strong bids today for its bonds and is pleased with the markets favorable reception of the sale, Scott Harry, Illinois' budget director, said in a statement. In competitive bidding, Bank of...

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Tuesday, Oct. 17:. BIGGEST MOVER: 30- year bonds. It was 2 basis points on Oct. 10.

  • *U.S. import prices rise to highest since June 2016. NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. Yields on 5- year notes touched their highest level since Oct. 6 while 30- year yields fell to the lowest since Sept. 27.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- Illinois on Tuesday sold the first $1.5 billion of a planned $6 billion of tax-exempt debt in the U.S. municipal market, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch winning $1 billion of general obligation bonds and J.P. Morgan Securities winning $500 million of bonds in competitive bidding. Bonds due in 2018 and won by BofA were "aggressively" priced with a...

  • *U.S. import prices rise to highest since June 2016. NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. Yields on 5- year notes touched their highest level since Oct. 6 while 30- year yields fell to the lowest since Sept. 27.

  • *Italy- Germany bond yield gap at narrowest in over three weeks Italian political breakthrough contrasts with Catalonia concerns. LONDON, Oct 17- Political developments in Italy helped narrow its government bond yield spread over that of Germany to the tightest level in more than three weeks on Tuesday, making it one of the day's best performers in the euro area.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- The Bank of England's new deputy governor distanced himself from the central bank's majority view that interest rates probably need to rise soon, and another newcomer said her support for that position was "very contingent on the data". Sterling and government bond yields fell as investors took the comments from Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. 2- year Treasury yields rose to their highest level since November 2008 on Tuesday after the strongest reading on U.S. import prices in more than a year pushed inflation expectations higher. The Labor Department said import prices jumped 0.7 percent last month, the biggest gain since June 2016, after an unrevised 0.6 percent rise in August.