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  • LONDON, Oct 12- Italy's borrowing costs fell to their lowest level in almost three weeks on Thursday after the government won the last of three confidence votes on a contested electoral law. The law is seen as working against the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement. For now, bond investor focus turned from Spain to Italy, where a third confidence vote on the...

  • Oct 12- JPMorgan Chase& Co easily beat Wall Street's third-quarter profit expectations on Thursday, with loan growth and higher interest rates more than offsetting weakness in its markets-related unit. Overall, JPMorgan's profit rose 7.1 percent in the third quarter compared with the year-ago period, to $6.73 billion, or $1.76 per share.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- U.S. Treasury yields rose before the Treasury Department is due to sell new 30- year supply, and after data showed that U.S. producer prices rose in September. The Treasury Department will sell $12 billion in 30- year bonds on Thursday, the final sale of $56 billion in new coupon-bearing supply this week.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE AFTER DATA, 10- YEAR YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.345 PERCENT.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Italy's borrowing costs fell to their lowest level in almost three weeks on Thursday after the government won the last of three confidence votes on a contested electoral law that is likely to penalise the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement. They also boosted sentiment towards peripheral bonds in a week that has seen tensions ease between...

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Italy's borrowing costs fell to their lowest level in almost three weeks on Thursday after the government in Rome won two confidence votes on a fiercely contested electoral law that is likely to penalise the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement. They also boosted sentiment towards peripheral bonds in a week that has seen tensions between...

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Italy's borrowing costs fell to their lowest level in almost three weeks on Thursday after the government in Rome won two confidence votes on a fiercely contested electoral law that is likely to penalise the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement. They also boosted sentiment towards peripheral bonds in a week that has seen tensions between...

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Long-dated Japanese government bonds gained on Thursday, flattening the yield curve, after Japanese media surveys showed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is on course to win the upcoming general election. His victory would make certain, investors think, that the Bank of Japan will stick to the current easy policy even after current...

  • Oct 12- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 12- Oct United States Sale of 30- year bonds 12- Oct Japan 3- month discount bill auction 12- Oct Italy Medium- to Long-Term auction 12- Oct Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bonds 16- Oct Netherlands DTC auction 17- Oct...

  • The world's biggest asset manager reported an 8.2 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, beating Wall Street estimates on almost every count as it attracted $96 billion, with about half of that moving into relatively low-cost exchange-traded funds. The increase in assets under management to $5.98 trillion, a figure on par with Japan's gross domestic...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Recent options market activity shows traders have turned less bullish on a key financial sector exchange-traded fund, analysts said, just ahead of earnings reports from some of the largest U.S. banks. Concerns about trading revenues have taken the shine off a bank share rally fueled by bets of another Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year,...

  • *Spain relief lifts euro, dollar limp around two-week lows. NEW YORK, Oct 11- U.S. "Third-quarter results of large banks are expected to be tepid," said Stephen Biggar, an analyst at Argus Research.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- U.S. Treasury prices were little changed on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserves September meeting were in line with expectations and after the Treasury Department saw solid demand for three-year and 10- year note supply. The market reaction has been relatively muted, "said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at Societe...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS LITTLE CHANGED AFTER FED MINUTES, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.348 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Wednesday warned that strong demand for investments such as long-dated government bonds could push their prices to a risky point. The head of the world's largest asset management company said investors' appetite for those assets could move long-dated yields below those of shorter-term debt.

  • LONGER-DATED TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT SLIGHTLY LOWER LEVELS AFTER 10- YEAR NOTE AUCTION; 10- YEAR YIELD AT 2.343 PCT.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- U.S. Treasury prices were slightly higher on Wednesday ahead of the scheduled release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's September policy meeting and the Treasury Department's auctions of three-year and 10- year notes. "Speakers have been out in force recently and I think they've been pretty clear that a December rate hike is certainly on...

  • Oct 11- BlackRock Inc closed in on $6 trillion in assets under management as investors stormed into their index funds and the bull market in U.S. stocks raged on, it said on Wednesday. BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, reported an 8.2 percent rise in quarterly profit, beating Wall Street estimates as it attracted $96 billion into its funds, about half of...

  • Oct 11- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, reported a 8.2 percent rise in quarterly profit that beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, helped by higher fees as investors moved more money into low-cost exchange traded funds. BlackRock's iShares exchange-traded funds business took in $52.3 billion in new money, up from $51.26 billion, a year...

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Spanish stocks and government bonds were in demand on Wednesday after Catalonia's leader stopped short of making a formal declaration of independence from Spain, taking the edge off a political crisis in the euro zone's fourth biggest economy. "There was a chance Puigdemont would have made a decisive declaration, so now yields are dropping...