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Investing Securities

  • Sept 16- For other diaries, please see:. 18- Sep Norway Auction of Treasury bills 18- Sep Belgium OLO auction 18- Sep Netherlands DTC auction 19- Sep United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 19- Sep Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 20- Sep Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 20- Sep Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Sep Sweden...

  • LISBON, Sept 15- Standard& Poor's on Friday became the first of the big three credit ratings agencies to lift Portugal back to investment grade, citing its improving economy and public finances. Portugal lost the investment grade at the height of its debt crisis in January 2012. The loss of the investment grade by the last of the Big Three in January 2012, also after...

  • "In the short run financials will benefit," said Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Washington Crossing Advisors, if the Fed action pushes long-term rates higher relative to short-term rates. Next week's meeting is not expected to result in an interest rate increase, but investors will focus on how Fed Chair Janet Yellen characterizes recent inflation...

  • *Traders brush off North Korea's missile, London subway bombing. North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan and a bomb explosion in the London subway were shrugged off by financial markets. "It's a bit of pricing out of the extreme dovishness in the front part of the yield curve," Boris Rjavinski, senior rate strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York said...

  • This low-rate climate is not expected to change much even as the Federal Reserve prepares to reduce its $4.2 trillion of bond holdings possibly from next month and investors speculate whether the European Central Bank may slow its bond purchases. "Pension fund status hasn't improved as much as you might think because the discount rate has stayed...

  • *Traders brush off North Korea's missile, London subway bombing. North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan and a bomb explosion in the London subway were shrugged off by financial markets. "It's a bit of pricing out of the extreme dovishness in the front part of the yield curve," Boris Rjavinski, senior rate strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York said...

  • LONDON, Sept 15- A euro zone government bond sell-off resumed on Friday after hawkish rhetoric from a Bank of England policymaker bolstered a sense that central banks across the developed world are moving into tightening mode. Earlier, a missile test from North Korea on Thursday night had made many retreat to safe-haven assets such as German government bonds.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- A euro zone government bond sell-off resumed on Friday after hawkish rhetoric from a Bank of England policymaker bolstered a sense that central banks across the developed world are moving into tightening mode. Earlier, a missile test from North Korea on Thursday night had made many retreat to safe-haven assets such as German government bonds.

  • LONGER-DATED TREASURY YIELDS TURN HIGHER, ERASE EARLIER FALL; 10- YEAR YIELD LAST AT 2.211 PCT.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Short-dated British government bond yields surged to their highest level since last year's Brexit vote on Friday, after the Bank of England doubled down on its new warning that official interest rates are likely to rise soon. Financial markets now price in a 62 percent chance of a rate rise at November's meeting, up from 54 percent after the BoE...

  • *Ukraine liable for big payments if economy takes off. LONDON, Sept 15- Two years after a landmark debt restructuring, Ukraine is seeking a bond swap to avoid a mass of near-term repayments. Ukraine threw in $3.6 billion in GDP warrants- bonds indexed to economic growth- to sweeten its 2015 restructuring that forced investors to write off 20 percent of the original...

  • LONGER-DATED TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT LOWER LEVELS AFTER U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Yields on longer-dated U.S. Treasury maturities briefly added to their earlier fall as domestic retail sales unexpectedly declined in August, reviving some concerns about slower economic growth in the third quarter. At 8:38 a.m, the benchmark 10- year Treasury yield was down 0.4 basis point at 2.195 percent, retreating from a three-week high...

  • LONGER-DATED TREASURY YIELDS EXTEND FALL AFTER WEAKER-THAN-FORECAST U.S.

  • *Bitcoin tumbles as China to shut down all exchanges by end-Sept. LONDON, Sept 15- Shares and other risk assets barely moved and gold fell on Friday as traders paid little attention to the latest missile test by North Korea, shifting their focus to where and when interest rates will go up. London, Frankfurt and Paris were a shade lower and futures pointed to a steady...

  • Sept 15- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, with investors shrugging off North Korea's latest missile test and instead awaiting a slew of economic data for indicators on when interest rates will next be raised. *Pyongyang fired a second missile in as many weeks over Japan, an action that drew widespread criticism from global leaders but...

  • LONDON, Sept 15- The euro zone government bond sell-off resumed on Friday after some hawkish rhetoric from a Bank of England policymaker bolstered expectations that central banks across the developed world are in tightening mode. Earlier, a missile test from North Korea on Thursday night made many retreat to safe-haven assets such as German government bonds.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- The euro zone government bond sell-off resumed on Friday after some hawkish rhetoric from a Bank of England policymaker bolstered expectations that central banks across the developed world are in tightening mode. Earlier, a missile test from North Korea on Thursday night made many retreat to safe-haven assets such as German government bonds.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 15- China's financial futures exchange said on Friday it is cutting margin requirements and transaction fees for certain stock index futures contracts, as regulators use an ongoing equity market recovery to relax restrictions imposed during a 2015 crash. The announcement came a week after state media said China's stock market recovery has...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 15- CEFC China Energy is considering more deals after recently snapping up a $9.1 billion stake in Russia's Rosneft, industry sources said, shrugging off a growing debt pile and rising regulatory scrutiny. CEFC has long held overseas growth ambitions and grabbed the spotlight when it became the first to clinch a major deal since China's recent...