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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, June 7- U.S.-based stock funds are staging a comeback, attracting the most cash since February during the latest week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. Stock mutual funds posted $1.5 billion in outflows, while their ETF counterparts gathered $15.5 billion, according to the ICI. "Resilience is much less related to the Trump...

  • *Italy- Spain yield spread near its widest since 2012 crisis. The gap between Italy's 10- year bond yields and similarly rated Spain's widened as investors focused on Italy's lack of progress in stabilising its troubled banks, the political risk for Rome of snap elections and the possible winding down of monetary stimulus by the European Central Bank.

  • TORONTO, June 7- Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as a sharp drop in oil prices put pressure on energy shares, while the financials group was little changed even as an analyst upgrade boosted insurer Sun Life Financial Inc.. Some of the biggest weights on the index were Canadian Natural Resources Ltd falling 3.0 percent to C $38.42 and the overall...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- A smoothly executed rescue of Spain's struggling Banco Popular lifted European bank stocks on Wednesday, while U.S. stock and bond investors showed caution ahead of Thursday's British vote, an ECB meeting and testimony by ex-FBI chief James Comey. Oil prices dipped on renewed concerns about the efficacy of OPEC- led production cuts and a Mideast...

  • Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday, with yields trading within narrow ranges, as investors consolidated positions ahead of a key events on Thursday, including a European Central Bank policy meeting and Britain's general election. Markets will also be focused on former FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Thursday before a Senate panel probing...

  • MUMBAI/ HONG KONG, June 7- India's Reliance Communications pushed back against Moody's and Fitch, disagreeing with the ratings agencies' assessment the mobile phone carrier could struggle to reduce its long-term debt even after completing key asset deals. RCom said last week it had won a seven-month reprieve from lenders in India on its loan-servicing...

  • MADRID/ BRUSSELS, June 7- European authorities stepped in to avert a collapse of Spain's Banco Popular following a run on the bank, orchestrating a last-minute rescue on Wednesday by Santander, the country's biggest lender. Owners of Popular bonds faces losses of some 2 billion euros, while Santander will ask its shareholders for around 7 billion euros of...

  • Italy- Spain bond yield gap close to widest since 2012 crisis. LONDON, June 7- Italy's status as one of the euro zone's most vulnerable debt markets came into focus on Wednesday as the difference between its borrowing costs and those of its closest peer neared the widest since the bloc's 2011/ 2012 crisis. The gap between Italy's 10- year bond yields and similarly...

  • *Italy- Spain bond yield gap close to widest since 2012 crisis. As the Italian debt agency prepared to sell 30- year bonds later in the day, Italy's benchmark 10- year debt underperformed the rest of the euro zone bond market. "The Italian long-end spreads are being hit by the 30- year deal, but overall it's more the focus on politics that is making the bonds weaker," said...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 7- South African cement maker PPC reported a 93 percent plunge in full-year earnings on Wednesday due to a liquidity crisis following a cut in its credit rating to junk status by S&P Global Ratings. Group revenue rose 5 percent to 9.6 billion rand, supported by the "rest of Africa" cement business, while the group's core profit or earnings before...

  • TOKYO, June 7- Short-end Japanese government bond prices sagged on Wednesday due to oversupply concerns while risk aversion gripping the broader financial markets lifted longer-dated maturities. Selling by participants making room for Thursday's 2.2 trillion yen five-year JGB auction also weighed on shorter-dated debt. Treasuries, which saw their...

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • 27- Jun Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Jun Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27- Jun Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 28- Jun United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 28- Jun United States Sale of 7- year notes 28- Jun Italy Bills auction 29- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 30- Jun Italy Medium-Long Term auction.

  • *China may buy more U.S. bonds as yuan steadies- Bloomberg. NEW YORK, June 6- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields fell to seven-month lows on Tuesday, as nervous investors favored the safety of bonds ahead of Thursday's general election in Britain, the European Central Bank's policy meeting, and former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before a Senate panel.

  • *Qatar rift, Comey testimony top political fears. LONDON, June 6- Euro zone government bond yields hit multi-week lows on Tuesday as geopolitical tensions from the Middle East to the United States pointed to slower price growth. A diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Arab states including Saudi Arabia has depressed oil prices as it could undermine efforts...

  • PRETORIA, June 6- South Africa has entered recession for the first time in eight years, data showed on Tuesday, piling pressure on a government facing corruption allegations and credit downgrades. Data from Statistics South Africa showed the first quarter contraction was led by weak manufacturing and trade, suggesting high unemployment and stagnant wages...

  • NEW YORK, June 6- The dollar fell to a more than six-week low against the yen on Tuesday, dipping below a key technical level as treasury yields slipped on heightened caution ahead of a trio of events on Thursday. Treasury yields fell as investors piled into low-risk bonds on worries linked to Britain's general election, the European Central Bank's policy meeting...

  • *China may buy more U.S. bonds as yuan steadies- Bloomberg. Treasury yields fell on Tuesday as nervous investors favored bonds and other safe-haven assets ahead of a trio of events on Thursday: Britain's general election, the European Central Bank's policy meeting and former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before a Senate panel. A tightening race between...

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT LOWER LEVELS AFTER U.S.

  • *Sterling stays steady as polls narrow before UK election. Treasury yields and the dollar dropped to seven-month lows on Tuesday and world stocks slid as political uncertainty from the United States to the Middle East and weakness in commodity markets pushed investors away from risky assets. The yen and gold also gained amid prevailing caution as an Arab rift...