In China Stocks, a $2.3 Trillion Rebound is Giving Way to Gloom

In this article The worst rout in months for Chinese stocks showed the influence that Beijing’s economic policies still hold over the bull market. Investors this week got a taste of how much equities are worth without the prospect of additional measures that had helped restore $2.3 trillion to share values since January. Shanghai stocks lost 5.6 percent, the most […]

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Argentine Bonds Sink Into Distressed Territory as Macri Falters

Argentine markets tumbled for a second day as the chance of a potential default rose over 60 percent on doubts that President Mauricio Macri will be able to fend off his populist foes and win re-election this year. Yields on the government’s short-term dollar bonds rose as high as 20 percent, well into territory that analysts consider distressed, before trailing […]

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Afghanistan, Tunisia to Issue Sovereign Bonds in Bitcoin, Bright Future Ahead

Afghanistan, Tunisia to Issue Sovereign Bonds in Bitcoin, Bright Future Ahead Afghanistan and Tunisia are planning to issue sovereign bonds in bitcoin to fund infrastructural developments, reported Asia Times from IMF’s Springs Meetings summit. Khalil Sediq, the governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, confirmed that they were looking to utilize cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to raise around $5.8 billion. […]

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A 48-Hour Reporting Delay Could Be Coming for Corporate Debt

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority will likely test the market impact of delaying the disclosure of large corporate bond trades after some of the biggest investors argued that such a move would improve liquidity. Finra last week proposed running a pilot program that would give traders 48 hours before having to reveal their so-called block trades to other investors. The […]

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Treasury yields mixed ahead of auctions, data

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks exclusively to CNBC at 8.30 a.m. E.T. On the data front Monday, there will be Empire State manufacturing data at 8.30 a.m. ET and TIC data at 4 p.m. ET. The U.S. Treasury will auction $42 billion in 13-week bills and $36 billion in 26-week bills. U.S. government debt yields were mixed Monday morning, […]

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Treasury yields slightly lower amid reports of US-China trade progress

Investor focus was mostly attuned to global trade developments, after a report overnight said the U.S. and China were closing in on a deal. Elsewhere, investors will likely monitor construction spending figures, which are due to be released at 10 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, the Treasury is set to auction $48 billion in three-month Treasury bills and $39 billion in six-month […]

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BlockEx Wins Place in FCA Sandbox

BlockEx, a “digital asset exchange and technology provider for institutional-grade financial market participants”, has announced that its new digital bond service has been selected for a place in the Financial Conduct Authority’s sandbox. Digital bonds BlockEx is a company that provides three services. The first is an exchange platform for blockchain-based digital assets. According to its website, the platform “manages […]

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Bond expert believes that 'brave' investors should be looking for a rebound in emerging markets

Brave investors should be looking at emerging markets, an expert at J.P. Morgan Asset Management told CNBC, when asked how trade tensions and political instability were impacting his buying strategy. Easing oil prices and U.S. 10-year yields below 3 percent are also creating favorable conditions in the emerging markets space, a UniCredit strategist said. But, “economic turmoil evident in Argentina […]

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