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Investing Securities

  • July 13- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's dovish stand on interest rates allayed investor fears of a tighter monetary policy. *Yellen's comments were part of her two-day semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. *Data from the U.S. Labor Department is expected to...

  • *Italy sells top planned amount of bonds at auction. LONDON, July 13- Germany's benchmark 10- year government bond yield fell back below 0.5 percent to a one-week low on Thursday as cautious comments from central bankers in the United States and euro zone soothed a market on edge about tighter monetary policies. In testimony delivered to Congress on Wednesday,...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- The world's largest asset manager BlackRock Inc on Thursday launched four bond exchange-traded funds and cut fees on another in an effort to lure more investors to its products from traditional debt markets. The moves come as BlackRock estimates bond ETFs attracted $84 billion so far in 2017, a record for the first-half of the year, and the...

  • BUDAPEST, July 13- Central European government paper firmed slightly as markets were awash in money ahead of auctions on Thursday and investors expected slower monetary tightening in the United States. Comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen late on Wednesday signaled that the Fed's rate hikes, which make Central Europe's debt yields relatively...

  • LONDON, July 13- Germany's benchmark 10- year government bond yield held near a one-week low on Thursday as cautious comments on inflation from U.S. In testimony delivered to Congress on Wednesday, Yellen said the Fed would not need to raise rates "all that much further" to reach current low estimates of the neutral fed funds rate. Germany's benchmark 10- year Bund...

  • TOKYO, July 13- Japanese government bonds strengthened on Thursday, bolstered by solid demand at a 20- year JGB sale and underpinned by lower Treasury yields after remarks by the head of the U.S. At the Ministry of Finance's sale of 1 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs with a 0.60 percent coupon, some 34.8784 percent of the bids were accepted at the lowest price of 99.80.

  • July 13- For other diaries, please see:. 13- Jul United States Sale of 30- year bonds 13- Jul Italy Medium-Long Term auction 13- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 13- Jul Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Jul Netherlands DTC auction 18- Jul Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Jul Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 19- Jul Germany...

  • July 13- For other diaries, please see:. 13- Jul United States Sale of 30- year bonds 13- Jul Italy Medium-Long Term auction 13- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 13- Jul Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Jul Netherlands DTC auction 18- Jul Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Jul Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 19- Jul Germany...

  • *BOJ sent message that it won't follow Fed, ECB. TOKYO, July 13- Bank of Japan policymakers see little to cheer in successfully defending their yield target as European and U.S. central banks start to pull the plug on ultra-cheap money, casting doubt on their view that global bond yield gains will be short-lived. Federal Reserve or European Central Bank in dialling...

  • CHICAGO, July 12- Illinois avoided being saddled with a junk credit rating from S&P, which on Wednesday affirmed the state's BBB-minus rating, citing eased concerns over a possible liquidity crisis in the wake of last week's budget enactment. Besides affirming the lowest level investment grade rating for Illinois, S&P also gave the rating a stable outlook.

  • CHICAGO, July 12- Illinois avoided being tagged with a junk credit rating from S&P, which on Wednesday affirmed the state's BBB-minus rating, citing eased concerns over a possible liquidity crisis in the wake of last week's budget enactment. Besides affirming the lowest level investment grade rating for Illinois, S&P also gave the rating a stable outlook.

  • July 12- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress. *Yellen will present her semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the House Financial Services Committee at 1000 ET. *U.S. stocks closed flat on Tuesday after clawing back from a fall as emails suggested Trump Jr. welcomed Russian...

  • July 12- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress. *Yellen will present her semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the House Financial Services Committee at 1000 ET. *U.S. stocks closed flat on Tuesday after clawing back from a fall as emails suggested Trump Jr. welcomed Russian...

  • LONDON, July 12- Concerns over politics and policy in the United States helped drive demand back into euro zone government bonds on Wednesday, pushing yields lower and further away from multi-month highs hit earlier this week. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, digested emails released by President Donald Trump's eldest son suggesting he welcomed Russia's...

  • TOKYO, July 12- Japanese government bonds were mostly higher on Wednesday, with sentiment bolstered by the Bank of Japan's move to increase its purchases of three- to five-year JGBs in its market operations to curb a recent rise in short-term yields. The 10- year cash JGB yield was flat on the. The BOJ offered to buy 330 billion yen of JGBs in the three- to five-year...

  • July 12- For other diaries, please see:. 12- Jul United States Sale of 10- year notes 12- Jul Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 12- Jul Italy Bills auction 13- Jul United States Sale of 30- year bonds 13- Jul Italy Medium-Long Term auction 13- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 13- Jul Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Jul Netherlands DTC...

  • July 12- For other diaries, please see:. 12- Jul United States Sale of 10- year notes 12- Jul Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 12- Jul Italy Bills auction 13- Jul United States Sale of 30- year bonds 13- Jul Italy Medium-Long Term auction 13- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 13- Jul Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 17- Jul Netherlands DTC...

  • *HSBC, UBS to each pay $14 mln. NEW YORK, July 11- HSBC Holdings Plc and UBS Group AG have each agreed to pay $14 million to settle private U.S. litigation accusing them of rigging an interest rate benchmark used in the $483 trillion derivatives market. The preliminary settlements were disclosed in filings on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan and require...

  • NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Harker said if inflation did not move toward the Fed's 2 percent target, then that would be a reason to hold off raising rates. Jim Vogel, interest rates strategist, at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee, said those comments sounded like both officials were leaning toward a pause in the...

  • NEW YORK, July 11- HSBC Holdings Plc and UBS Group AG have each agreed to pay $14 million to settle private U.S. litigation accusing them of rigging an interest rate benchmark used in the $483 trillion derivatives market. The preliminary settlements were disclosed in filings on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, and require a judge's approval.