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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • Sub-Saharan Africa bond issuance booms

    (Reuters) - Bond issuance volumes from sub-Saharan African have already surpassed last year's levels with the promise of more to come. African issuance has dominated CEEMEA supply over the past month, with at least three more transactions possible over...
  • Russia has reserves to ride out sanctions - assuming no panic

    LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy, but it must avoid reawakening the "sleeping dragon" of investor panic. At first glance the...
  • Dow tanks more than 300 points amid Fed, foreign concerns

    Stocks dropped steeply Thursday, exacerbating a two-day slump that analysts attributed to concerns about instability abroad, worries about Friday’s employment data and fears that the Federal Reserve may raise rock-bottom interest rates sooner than...
  • Wall Street arbitration reform proposal faces rocky path

    (Reuters) - A proposal to strengthen the arbitration process that aggrieved investors use against securities brokers is running into obstacles just as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prepares to consider it. The plan, submitted in June by the...
  • 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...
  • China warns of corporate bond market risks, may raise threshold: sources

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top economic planner has warned of increasing risk in the country's corporate bond market and will probably raise the threshold for new issues in the part of the market it regulates, sources with direct knowledge of the matter...