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Investing Securities

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 11- Offshore institutions increased their holdings of Chinese bonds for a seventh consecutive month in September, indicating resilient overseas demand for the securities despite a weakening yuan. Holdings of all forms of Chinese bonds held by offshore investors and cleared by China Central Depository and Clearing Co rose by 38.7 billion yuan...

  • Oct 11- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 11- Oct United States Sale of 3- year notes 11- Oct United States Sale of 10- year notes 11- Oct Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 11- Oct Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 11- Oct Italy Bills auction 11- Oct Sweden Auction of...

  • Oct 11- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 11- Oct United States Sale of 3- year notes 11- Oct United States Sale of 10- year notes 11- Oct Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 11- Oct Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 11- Oct Italy Bills auction 11- Oct Sweden Auction of...

  • *Catalonia allows for independence talks with Madrid. Carles Puigdemont stopped short of seeking the explicit support of the chamber for the declaration of independence, allowing for talks with the Madrid government. They temporarily kicked the can on Catalonia, said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • *Catalonia keeps Europe's stocks down, Spain drops 1 pct. NEW YORK, Oct 10- Stocks around the world rose on Tuesday, helped by record highs on Wall street although Europe traded cautiously and U.S. Treasury yields fell as investors braced for a possible move by Catalonia to unilaterally declare independence from Spain.

  • *Catalan leader due to address parliament at 1600 GMT. LONDON, Oct 10- Spanish government bond yields held above one-week lows on Tuesday as investors awaited a speech from Catalonia's secessionist leader in which he could ask the regional government to declare independence from Spain. Yields, which move inversely to prices, have fallen over the last couple of...

  • Treasury prices gained on Tuesday as investors were cautious ahead of a possible move by Catalonia to unilaterally declare independence from Spain as well as a heavy week of domestic economic data and bond and note auctions. Catalonia's secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont is due to address the region's parliament in Barcelona around 1600 GMT and could...

  • LONDON, Oct 10- As the Bank of Japan explicitly targets zero percent 10- year government bond yields, a case could be made that U.S. Federal Reserve is more quietly nudging long-term Treasury yields up from 2 percent. "I don't think they have an explicit target but they probably believe that 2 percent is very low given how tight the labor market is," said Torsten Slok,...

  • *Aims for proceeds of 250- 300 million euros. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Oct 10- HelloFresh plans a flotation that could value the German meal kit delivery group at up to 1.5 billion euros, testing investor appetite after a sharp decline in shares in U.S. rival Blue Apron. Its largest market is the United States where it is spending heavily on discount offers and advertising...

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Spanish government bond yields held above one-week lows on Tuesday as investors awaited a speech from Catalonia's secessionist leader in which he could ask the regional government to declare independence from Spain. Spain's benchmark 10- year bond yields were a touch lower on Tuesday, but above lows hit the previous session as some investors...

  • *Catalan leader due to address parliament at 1600 GMT. LONDON, Oct 10- Spanish government bond yields held above one-week lows on Tuesday as investors awaited a speech from Catalonia's secessionist leader in which he could ask the regional government to declare independence. Yields, which move inversely to prices, have fallen over the last couple of trading...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 10- Hobbled by the yuan's unexpected surge this year, more Chinese companies are trading currency derivatives to hedge risks, although many mainland firms remain exposed to swings in China's increasingly volatile currency. Companies in China have for years been accustomed to a stable yuan that moved in one direction for long periods of time.

  • TOKYO, Oct 10- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks hit a two-year high and reduced investor demand for safe-haven debt. But geopolitical concerns were not enough to prevent Tokyo stocks from rising, albeit modestly, in turn nudging JGB yields up. Campaigning began on Tuesday for an Oct. 22 election that pits Japan Prime Minister...

  • *Existing S.Korea- China currency swap deal expires Tuesday. SEOUL, Oct 10- The central banks of China and South Korea appear to be on track to extend a $56 billion currency swap deal that expires on Tuesday, a senior South Korean source said, describing its prospects as "optimistic". South Korean and Chinese officials have been in talks to extend the currency swap...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 10- Oct United Kingdom Auction of 1 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2037 10- Oct Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 10- Oct Spain Auction of 6- and 12- month Treasury bills 11- Oct United States Sale of 3- year notes 11- Oct United States Sale of 10- year notes 11- Oct Germany Auction of 5-...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 10- Oct United Kingdom Auction of 1 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2037 10- Oct Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 10- Oct Spain Auction of 6- and 12- month Treasury bills 11- Oct United States Sale of 3- year notes 11- Oct United States Sale of 10- year notes 11- Oct Germany Auction of 5-...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 9- Illinois on Monday maintained a BBB-minus rating and stable outlook from S&P Global Ratings for the state's upcoming $6 billion bond sale aimed at shrinking a huge unpaid bill backlog. That in turn could undermine Illinois' ability to deal with its $130 billion unfunded pension liability, it added. The Democratic-controlled state...

  • LUXEMBOURG, Oct 9- The euro zone bailout fund should play a role in monitoring government fiscal policies and their compliance with EU budget rules while managing automatic debt restructuring of bailed-out governments, a German paper on euro zone reforms said. The document, prepared for discussions of euro zone finance ministers on Monday in Luxembourg, lays...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Struggling to make money amid ultra-low market volatility, misfiring hedge funds are sticking to their guns with their currency and bond bets on a weaker dollar, stronger UK pound and rising U.S. interest rates. The latest futures market positioning data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, however, suggests the two foreign exchange trades of...

  • Oct 9- Wall Street was set to open higher on Monday, stock index futures showed, as investors turned their focus to earnings from big banks later in the week. *Traders now see an 86.7 percent chance of a rate hike in December, according to CME Group's Fedwatch tool. *Progress made in terms of tax overhaul, with Congress moving closer to agreement on a budget resolution,...