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  • Panicky U.S. junk bond investors flee funds despite good returns

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Investors fleeing the U.S. junk bond market at a record pace this summer are punishing some of the sector's best-performing funds, while some middle-of-the-pack peers are unscathed. Net withdrawals from U.S. junk bond mutual funds...
  • Japan GDP set to fall sharply; may increase stimulus expectations

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely shrank sharply in the second quarter, which would be bad news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth policies, but it could raise market expectations of further stimulus. Data due at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday Japan time...
  • U.S.-based junk bond funds post record $7.1 billion outflows: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled a record $7.1 billion from U.S.-based junk bond funds in the latest week and bailed out of equity exchange-traded funds at the most frantic pace in six months, Lipper data released on Thursday showed, offering one...
  • DoubleLine's Gundlach: junk bond market is 'not cheap' even after sell-off

    (Reuters) - DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach said on Friday that the junk bond market is "not cheap," even after its recent sell-off. Investors pulled a record $7.1 billion from U.S.-based junk bond funds in the latest week, according to Lipper...
  • New ProShares ETFs focus on credit of junk bond issuers

    (Reuters) - Investors looking to bet on the credit of issuers in the high-yield bond market can do so now with the launch of two exchange-traded funds, the first of their kind, backed by credit default swaps. The ETFs, which began trading on Thursday...
  • Former heavyweight Kudrin criticizes Kremlin diversion of pension funds

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's decision to divert pension savings to plug a budget hole next year threatens the long-term stability of government finances and will reduce investments, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Friday. A strong advocate...
  • U.S. SEC fines Calif. investment firm $15 million, bans two advisers

    (Reuters) - A Securities and Exchange Commission judge has ordered a San Diego-based investment firm to pay a $15 million penalty and barred its two advisers from the securities industry for a scheme that defrauded clients out of $10.9 million. Chief...
  • Yields spike on Chinese construction firm's bond as default looms

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A troubled Chinese construction company avoided a landmark bond default at the last minute on Wednesday, raising enough funds to pay off both principal and interest on a 400 million yuan ($64.51 million) bond, people directly involved...
  • U.S. money fund assets rise in week after reform

    (Reuters) - U.S. money market fund assets grew a week after U.S. regulators handed down changes to the $2.6 trillion industry in an attempt to avert the risk of runs in case of another financial crisis, a private report released on Wednesday showed....
  • BofA said to agree to pay up to $17 billion in settlement

    Bank of America has agreed in principle to pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to settle with the U.S. Justice Department over the sale of faulty mortgage bonds, a person familiar with the talks said Wednesday. The news came the same day the bank...
  • Bank of America wins Fed OK to raise stock dividend to 5 cents

    Bank of America has won approval from the Federal Reserve to raise its quarterly common stock dividend to 5 cents per share after it postponed the same plan earlier this year because it miscalculated its capital ratios. On Wednesday, the Fed said it...