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  • The spread between U.S. two-year and 10-year Treasury yields narrowed to the tightest in over a week on Monday as a weak $26 billion two-year government note sale propelled two-year yields to a four-week ...

  • The yield on U.S. two-year Treasury notes rose on Monday near their highest levels in four weeks before a $26 billion auction of two-year debt at 1 p.m. , the first leg of this week's $88 billion in coupon-bearing ...

  • Should you add these two small caps and a global giant to your portfolio?

  • Form 8.3 - Superglass Holdings Business Wire - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 09:40 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • 3 shares I’d buy right now Fool.co.uk - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 07:00 BST

    These three companies offer attractive risk/reward ratios.

  • Swiss Re Unit In Talks Over £1bn Stake Sale Sky News - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 12:10 BST
    Swiss Re Unit In Talks Over £1bn Stake Sale

    One of Europe's biggest consolidators of closed-life insurance policies is approaching investors about the sale of a £1bn stake that could bolster its firepower for further acquisitions. Sky News has learnt that Swiss Re (LSE: 0QL6.L - news) , a huge reinsurance group, has held initial talks with pension funds and sovereign …

  • HIGHGRADE CLOSE-Five high-grade issuers raise US$6.15bn Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 22:17 BST

    * OM Asset Mgmt sells debut offering * OM prices bonds at wider end of IPTs * GS bonds over six times covered * Most actively traded WFC 2.1% 2021s * Weekly issuance US$28.200bn By Mike Gambale NEW YORK, ...

  • Treasury yields, which move inversely to prices, did inch higher after data showed U.S. housing starts rose more than expected in June, while building permits increased 1.5 percent last month. "U.S. data since the non-farm payrolls report for June has been better than expected and so that has resulted in slightly higher …

  • TREASURIES-Prices rise as risk appetite slides with weak stocks, oil Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 20:22 BST

    U.S. Treasury debt prices gained on Tuesday as risk appetite waned following declines in stocks, hurt by the drop in oil prices as well as soft consumer sentiment data in Germany. Yields on U.S. 10-year ...

  • TREASURIES-Prices advance as risk tolerance slides with weak stocks Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 15:44 BST

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as risk appetite soured following declines in stocks, weighed down by a drop in oil prices and poor consumer sentiment data in Germany. Yields on U.S. 10-year ...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds trim gains after housing starts data Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 19, 2016 13:40 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices pared earlier gains on Tuesday as data on domestic housing starts in June signaled a steady real estate market helped by low interest rates. Benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury notes were ...

  • Turkey's stocks and lira fell further on Tuesday and local bond yields rose as Friday's failed coup continued to pressure markets, while broader emerging stocks eased off 7-1/2 month highs. A slight dollar ...

  • Prices of luxury London homes 'could fall as much as 50pc' Telegraph - Mon, Jul 18, 2016 18:16 BST

    Prices of luxury London homes 'could fall as much as 50pc'

  • Treasury prices trimmed losses in late U.S. trading on Friday as the Turkish military said it had taken power in the country, kindling safe-haven demand for low-risk assets on worries about a large shift in power in the Middle East. The late flurry of bids reduced the market's losses on the week.

  • U.S. Treasury prices pared losses further in late U.S. trading on Friday as the Turkish military said in a statement it has taken over, kindling safe-haven demand for low-risk assets. Benchmark 10-year ...

  • BlackRock's long-dated Treasury ETF set for worst week in 13 months Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 19:42 BST

    A BlackRock (Sao Paolo: BLAK34.SA - news) exchange-traded fund that tracks long-dated U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Treasuries was poised for its biggest weekly loss in 13 months as a rebound in stock markets worldwide stoked a sharp sell-off in U.S. government debt. BlackRock's iShares 20-Plus Year Treasury bond …

  • FOREX-"Helicopter money" talk sinks yen Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 13:07 BST

    The yen sank across the board on Thursday as the upbeat mood on global stock markets stretched into a sixth day and media reports stoked speculation the Bank of Japan could take steps to fund government spending directly. Sterling jetted higher against the yen, the dollar and the euro after the Bank of England blew out …

  • FOREX-Yen hits 3-week low, sterling steps up ahead of BoE meeting Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 11:50 BST

    The yen sank across the board on Thursday as the upbeat mood on global stock markets stretched into a sixth day and media reports stoked speculation the Bank of Japan could take steps to fund government spending directly. Sterling made solid gains against the yen, the dollar and the euro ahead of a Bank of England meeting …

  • Allianz sees cyber premiums as fire insurance of 21st century Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 17:19 BST

    The growing threat of hacking and a duty to protect data more stringently will accelerate demand for cyber insurance in Europe, insurer Allianz (Hanover: ALVN.HA - news) said on Wednesday, as it launched its first product aimed at Germany's small-to-medium-sized manufacturers. Cyber insurance has been slow to take off …

  • Royston Wild considers the investment prospects of ASOS plc (LON: ASC), Premier Oil plc (LON: PMO) and Galliford Try plc (LON: GFRD).

  • Galliford Try says too early to predict Brexit vote impact Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 12, 2016 07:40 BST

    British housing and construction firm Galliford Try (LSE: GFRD.L - news) said on Tuesday it was too early to predict the effect of Britain's decision to leave the European Union but said it expected its full-year profit to be in line with expectations. Its full-year pretax profit is expected to rise to 132.4 million pounds …

  • Eight banks face US$1.5bn annual bill for Brexit Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 11, 2016 14:55 BST

    Major US and European investment banks face extra costs of US$1.5bn a year combined if they need to move operations out of London as a result of Britain leaving the EU, analysts at JP Morgan have estimated. For eight major US and European banks that would equate to an average 2% of their annual expenses, the analysts estimated. …

  • Royston Wild considers the investment prospects of BP plc (LON: BP), TUI Travel plc (LON: TUI), Kier Group plc (LON: KIE) and Aberdeen Asset Management plc (LON: ADN).

  • The halving in value this year of shares in Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank and their slide to record lows have raised the prospect of both exiting an index of Europe's top bluechips, according to analysts ...

  • Are these three shares more appealing or less so after today's news? Topps Tiles plc (LON: TPT), EKF Diagnostics Holding plc (LON: EKF) and Low & Bonar plc (LON: LWB).

  • The shares we have bought and sold following the Brexit vote

  • 'Brexit vote to hit European building materials firms in UK' - Moody's Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 5, 2016 18:20 BST

    Britain's vote to leave the European Union will hurt the earnings of European building materials firms' UK operations, Moody's said a day after a report that Britain's construction industry suffered its worst contraction in seven years. The credit ratings agency said French building materials group Saint-Gobain and Austria's …

  • Should you buy or sell these three stocks? Marshalls plc (LON: MSLH), Quadrise Fuels International plc (LON: QFI) and IMImobile plc (LON: IMO).

  • UK's competition watchdog to look at AXA-Phoenix deal Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 4, 2016 14:38 BST

    Britain's competition watchdog said on Monday it was considering whether French insurer AXA (Paris: FR0000120628 - news) 's sale of its UK investment and pensions business to Phoenix Group (Shanghai: 600679.SS - news) could lead to a cut in competition in UK markets. AXA said in May that it would sell the business …

  • Should you pile into these four stocks right now? Clarkson plc (LON: CKN), RM plc (LON: RM), Hargreaves Services plc (LON: HSP) and Kier Group plc (LON: KIE).

  • Quality firms Whitbread plc (LON: WTB), Shire plc (LON: SHP) and Marshalls plc (LON: MSLH) deserve a close look right now.

  • Italy's UniCredit names Mustier as new CEO Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jun 30, 2016 18:40 BST

    UniCredit (EUREX: DE000A163206.EX - news) appointed French investment banker Jean-Pierre Mustier as its chief executive on Thursday, a choice that is likely to lead to a multi-billion euro capital increase and asset sales to boost the bank's financial strength. The board of Italy's biggest bank by assets unanimously backed …

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices hold losses after Chicago PMI Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jun 30, 2016 14:58 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices held earlier losses on Thursday but hovered near their session highs, as traders brushed off data which suggested revived growth in manufacturing activity in the Chicago area in June. ...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds hold losses after jobless claims data Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jun 30, 2016 13:37 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices clung to earlier losses on Thursday as first-time filings on domestic jobless claims rose in line with forecast in the latest week, suggesting steady improvement in the labor market. ...

  • U.S. long-dated Treasury ETF price hits all-time high Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jun 29, 2016 15:46 BST

    The share price of a large exchange-traded fund that tracks long-dated U.S. Treasuries rose to an all-time high on Wednesday as last week's Brexit vote stoked safe-haven demand for long-dated U.S. government ...

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