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  • NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. "It does add some uncertainty as to whether the administration and a cooperative Congress is...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- After three years of futile efforts to restructure some $9 billion of debt at Puerto Rico's PREPA, creditors of the now-bankrupt power utility are asking a U.S. federal judge to appoint a receiver to manage PREPA's assets. Political appointees of Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello, they argued, cannot be trusted to do so.

  • BOSTON, July 18- Fidelity's bets on unicorn companies, the rare private firm or startup that grows in value to at least $1 billion, put a dent in the stellar performance of some of the company's most popular mutual funds during the first half of 2017.. This week, for example, Boston- based Fidelity Investments showed how content-sharing company Pinterest Inc had an...

  • BOGOTA, July 18- Colombia, which narrowly avoided getting its credit rating cut last year, is again at risk of a downgrade as it struggles to meet fiscal targets and investors tire of overly optimistic forecasts by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos. "We believe there is a clear disconnect between reality and the current debt path depicted by the...

  • *U.S. yields, dollar fall after bill collapses. *Investors temper expectations for Trump's spending plans. LONDON, July 18- Europe's benchmark bond yields edged down on Tuesday, tracking U.S. equivalents after the collapse of a second healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate showed the difficulties President Donald Trump faces passing his ambitious spending plans.

  • *Futures: Dow up 7 pts, S&P off 0.75 pts, Nasdaq down 0.75 pts. July 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors waited for earnings from big U.S. companies to set the tone for the markets. This could mean that President Donald Trump's policies on tax reform and infrastructure spending will be further delayed.

  • *U.S. yields, dollar fall after bill collapses. *Investors temper expectations for Trump's spending plans. LONDON, July 18- Europe's benchmark bond yields edged down on Tuesday, tracking U.S. equivalents after the collapse of a second healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate showed the difficulties President Donald Trump faces passing his ambitious spending plans.

  • PRAGUE, July 18- Prague stocks rose to a seven-week high on Tuesday to lead central Europe after a tender offer lifted shares of artificial textile maker Pegas Nonwovens, while Hungary's forint firmed a touch before a central bank meeting. It was bid at 306.45 to the euro at 0918 GMT. Monika Kiss at brokerage Equilor said in a note that she did not expect the...

  • TOKYO, July 18- Japanese government bonds rose on Tuesday, aided by gains in U.S. and European bonds and also benefiting from an assurance from the Bank of Japan earlier this month to curb a rise in their yields. The market found support from the rise in U.S. bonds during the long weekend in Japan, following soft U.S. inflation and retail sales data on Friday.

  • *U.S. yields, dollar fall after bill collapses. *Investors temper expectations for Trump's spending plans. LONDON, July 18- Europe's benchmark bond yields edged down on Tuesday, tracking U.S. equivalents after the collapse of a second healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate showed the difficulties President Donald Trump faces passing his ambitious spending plans.

  • July 18- For other diaries, please see:. 18- Jul Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Jul Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 19- Jul Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 19- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Jul Spain Bond auction 20- Jul France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States...

  • July 18- For other diaries, please see:. 18- Jul Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Jul Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 19- Jul Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 19- Jul Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Jul Spain Bond auction 20- Jul France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- BlackRock Inc's second-quarter results failed to impress Wall Street on Monday as the world's biggest asset manager cut fees to lure a wave of investor cash into its exchange-traded funds, sending shares down more than 3 percent. New York- based BlackRock's largely index-tracking iShares ETFs pulled in a record $74 billion during the most...

  • *Euro zone bond yields down. LONDON, July 17- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Monday, as tepid inflation numbers lifted expectations of a cautious stance at this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB meets on Thursday, three weeks after comments by central bank chief Mario Draghi that were seen as opening the door to policy tweaks in the coming...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- BlackRock Inc's second-quarter results failed to impress Wall Street on Monday as the world's biggest asset manager cut fees to lure a wave of investor cash into its exchange-traded funds, sending shares down 3 percent. The New York- based company's largely index-tracking iShares ETFs pulled in a record $74 billion during the most recent...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, reported a massive influx of cash into its low-cost funds but nonetheless fell short of Wall Street's forecasts as price cuts and lower performance fees dented revenue. The New York- based company's largely index-tracking iShares exchange-traded funds have been growing at a record pace,...

  • July 17- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors treaded water ahead of a busy earnings week from big U.S. companies. First-quarter earnings posted their best performance since 2011, according to Thomson Reuters data. *Last week, investor sentiment got a boost after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said future rate hikes could be...

  • BlackRock ended the quarter with $5.69 trillion in assets under management, up from the preceding quarter, when managed assets totaled $4.89 trillion. The company's net income rose 8.6 percent to $857 million in the second quarter. In the most recent quarter, the company's iShares ETF business took in $73.8 billion in new money, up from $15.7 billion, a year...

  • *Euro zone bond yields down. LONDON, July 17- Euro zone government bond yields fell on Monday, as tepid inflation numbers lifted expectations of a cautious stance at this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB meets on Thursday, three weeks after comments from central bank chief Mario Draghi that were seen as opening the door to policy tweaks in the coming...

  • LONDON, July 17- The growth of exchange-traded funds and passive investing since the financial crisis has been so huge they could unwittingly be central to the next major market downturn. Although bouts of market turbulence in recent years have led to corrections of 10 percent or more on Wall Street, the selloffs all proved short-lived. Worries about the...