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Investing Securities

  • *Futures down: Dow 58 pts, S&P 8.5 pts, Nasdaq 37.5 pts. July 6- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday ahead of data on trade and private sector hiring, a day after the Federal Reserve's policy minutes failed to provide a clear picture of future interest rate increases. The data is expected at 8:15 a.m. ET and comes before the more comprehensive non-farm...

  • LONDON, July 6- Germany's 10- year government bond yield hit its highest level since January 2016 on Thursday, breaching 0.50 percent as investors fret over an unwinding of central bank stimulus. The market has been worrying over a potential tapering of the European Central Bank's two trillion euro bond-buying scheme since ECB chief Mario Draghi appeared to...

  • *Crude rises following Wednesday's slump on OPEC export rise. *Asia ex- Japan falls on Fed minutes; yen weighs on Nikkei. Market were sandwiched between what had been the largely inconclusive Fed minutes and Friday's U.S. jobs data and the start of a G20 summit that has risen in importance following this week's long-range missile test by North Korea.

  • LONDON, July 6- Euro zone government bond yields in general and southern ones in particular rose on Thursday with investors expecting European policymakers to follow their U.S. counterparts in signalling tighter policy. The account of the European Central Bank's last monetary policy meeting is due to be published later in the day and a number of key...

  • TOKYO, July 6- Japanese government bond yields hit multi-month highs on Thursday, edging near the levels at which the Bank of Japan intervened in the market earlier, on rising expectations of tighter monetary policies globally. While few market players expect the BOJ to follow the European Central Bank and a couple of others in winding back its easy policy...

  • TOKYO, July 6- Japanese government bond yields hit multi-month highs on Thursday, edging near the levels at which the Bank of Japan intervened in the market earlier, on rising expectations of tighter monetary policies globally. While few market players expect the BOJ to follow the European Central Bank and a couple of others in winding back its easy policy...

  • HONG KONG, July 6- Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is targetting raising between $3 billion and $5 billion through an offering of U.S. dollar bonds, according to a person familiar with the plans. The bond offering comes after the telecoms-to-investment conglomerate announced raising the world's largest private equity fund the nearly $100 billion Vision Fund...

  • July 6- For other diaries, please see:. 6- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 6- Jul Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 6- Jul Spain Bond auction 6- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 10- Jul France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 11- Jul United States Sale of 3- year notes 11- Jul Japan Auction of 5- year government bonds 11- Jul...

  • July 6- For other diaries, please see:. 6- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 6- Jul Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 6- Jul Spain Bond auction 6- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 10- Jul France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 11- Jul United States Sale of 3- year notes 11- Jul Japan Auction of 5- year government bonds 11- Jul...

  • CHICAGO, July 5- Even if Illinois' House of Representatives takes action to enact a new budget on Thursday, the state still risks a downgrade in its credit rating to junk, Moody's Investors Service warned on Wednesday. The $36 billion fiscal 2018 budget and $5 billion income tax increase passed by lawmakers over the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend, may fall...

  • TORONTO, July 5- Canada's main stock index rebounded from earlier session losses on Wednesday but gains in heavily weighted sectors including financials and materials were tempered by a sharp tumble in energy stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 22.51 points, or 0.15 percent, to finish at 15,153.12. Index heavyweights Bank of...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. investors took $4.38 billion out of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that focus on domestic equities in the week that ended June 28, the second straight week of outflows as U.S. stock indices remained near record highs, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. The benchmark S&P 500 index trades at a price-to-earnings...

  • *U.S. markets mixed after July 4 holiday. NEW YORK, July 5- Oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday after their longest rally in more than five years while the dollar was higher and Treasury yields were near recent peaks after minutes from the U.S. "I see a murky, opaque message," Stephen Massocca, senior vice president at Wedbush Securities in San Francisco, said of the Fed...

  • *Fed minutes to be released at 2 p.m. EDT. NEW YORK, July 5- Most U.S. The Commerce Department said factory goods orders dropped 0.8 percent in May.

  • *U.S. markets mixed after July 4 holiday. NEW YORK, July 5- Oil prices retreated on Wednesday after their longest rally in more than five years while the dollar rose and Treasury yields were near recent peaks ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. July 4 Independence Day holiday and ahead of the Fed minutes and the U.S. jobs report due on Friday, said Randy...

  • CHICAGO, July 5- A budget breakthrough over the holiday weekend boosted Illinois bond prices on Wednesday and the price lift was spreading to other municipal debt issuers in the state. Since fiscal 2018 began on Saturday, lawmakers passed a spending and revenue plan to avoid Illinois becoming the first-ever U.S. state whose credit is rated junk.

  • *Fed minutes to be released at 2 p.m. EDT. NEW YORK, July 5- Most U.S. The Commerce Department said factory goods orders dropped 0.8 percent in May.

  • CHICAGO, July 5- Prices on some Illinois general obligation bonds rose in secondary market trading on Wednesday after a holiday weekend packed with legislative action on the state's first budget since 2015.. Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Democratic-controlled Illinois House and Senate passed a $36 billion fiscal 2018 spending plan and $5...

  • LISBON, July 5- The sale of Portugal's state-rescued Novo Banco to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star should be concluded by November following a 500 million euro debt swap that will be launched soon, deputy finance minister said on Wednesday. The government has said that an August deadline initially set by Brussels to sell Novo Banco ceased to exist in March when...

  • MOSCOW, July 5- Russian bank VTB discussed the possibility of the Democratic Republic of Congo issuing a sovereign Eurobond during recent meetings in the central African country, the bank said on Wednesday. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo talked about issuing a roughly $1 billion Eurobond early last year, but it later abandoned the idea as...