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Investing Securities

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  • NEW YORK, May 30- BlackRock Inc expects $300 billion in new money from insurers to flood into the already booming bond exchange-traded fund sector over the next five years, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following a move by regulators to adjust some requirements on how the investments are valued. A National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the trustee for Puerto Ricos COFINA bonds not to make a $16 million payment due on June 1, allowing creditors to litigate competing claims to the money that could be central to how the bankrupt U.S. territory restructures debt. Judge Laura Taylor Swain made the ruling during a hearing in her Manhattan courtroom,...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 30- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of bonds for pennies on the dollar was dismissed by the country's opposition on Tuesday as an effort to "put lipstick on this pig." The New York- based investment bank came under fire...

  • *Greece denies report it may opt out of bailout money. LONDON, May 30- German government bond yields fell to their lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as inflation slowed in the bloc's biggest economy, underscoring the challenges the European Central Bank faces in normalising monetary policy. This further tempers expectations for policy tweaks at the...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. benchmark and long-dated Treasury yields fell to their lowest levels in more than a week on Tuesday on month-end buying and after U.S. inflation data reinforced doubts that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates more than one more time in 2017. "More than anything, we're seeing just a little bit better buying here at a month-end...

  • *Greece denies report it may opt out of bailout money. LONDON, May 30- German government bond yields fell to their lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as inflation slowed in the bloc's biggest economy, underscoring the challenges the European Central Bank faces in normalising monetary policy. This further tempers expectations for policy tweaks at the...

  • May 30- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, after the three-day holiday weekend, as investors awaited economic data for clues regarding the health of the economy. The data, released by the Commerce Department, is due at 8:30 a.m. ET. *The U.S. Conference Board is likely to report that its consumer confidence index was little changed in May.

  • ATHENS, May 30- Greece on Tuesday denied a German newspaper report it could opt out of receiving bailout loans needed to make a July debt repayment if its lenders fail to offer clear debt relief terms to the crisis-hit country despite it having passed more reforms. Tuesday's report in Germany's mass-selling Bild that Athens could opt to go without 7 billion...

  • The region's banks also came under pressure as Deutsche Bank cut the sector to' underweight', while sterling rebounded having been knocked recently by signs that next week's UK election is set to be closer than originally expected. Low inflation readings out of Spain and Germany, as well as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi's commitment to continued...

  • ATHENS, May 30- Greece on Tuesday denied a German newspaper report it could opt out of receiving bailout loans needed to make a July debt repayment if its lenders fail to offer clear debt relief terms to the crisis-hit country despite it having passed more reforms. Tuesday's report in Germany's mass-selling Bild that Athens could opt to go without 7 billion...

  • BUDAPEST, May 30- Warsaw lead a retreat of Central European shares as investors, underwhelmed by dividend payments and takeover offers announced by some companies on Tuesday, booked profits from multi-year highs of recent weeks. Bucharest retained its momentum and again set a new nine-year high on Tuesday, but Warsaw shed 1 percent, Prague 0.6 percent and...

  • stocks in Russia and Poland slipped around one percent. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile on Monday and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, prompting South Korea to conduct a joint drill with a U.S. bomber. Treasury yields... versus a jump in G10 currency volatility on U.S. and euro zone politics as...

  • *Italy to auction debt in test of investor demand. LONDON, May 30- German government bond yields fell to their lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday ahead of inflation data from the bloc's biggest economy expected to underscore the challenges the European Central Bank faces in normalizing monetary policy. A weak first reading of German data for May, as...

  • TOKYO, May 30- Japanese government bonds inched up on Tuesday, although activity was thin as investors awaited details of the Bank of Japan's regular bond-purchasing operations for June. "We expect no change to each tenor, simply because the yield curve hasn't changed much," said Naomi Muguruma, senior fixed-income strategist, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • QUITO, May 29- Ecuador's new leftist president, Lenin Moreno, said on Monday he would seek to refinance the Andean country's "expensive" foreign debt in a bid to ease pressure on its economy. OPEC's smallest member has steep public debt due to short-term bonds and loans from key ally China, Ecuador's top financier, largely accrued under ex-president Rafael Correa.

  • LONDON, May 29- Italian government bond yields shot up on Monday as investors fretted over the possibility of parliamentary elections being held as early as this autumn after comments from former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi said on Sunday that it makes sense "from a European perspective" for Italy's next election be held at the same time as Germany's,...

  • LONDON, May 29- Italian government bond yields shot up on Monday as investors fretted over the possibility of parliamentary elections being held as early as this autumn after comments from former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi said on Sunday that it makes sense "from a European perspective" for Italy's next election be held at the same time as Germany's,...