Bonds

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally, yen slumps as BOJ ramps up stimulus

* BOJ surprises markets as it boosts stimulus program * Dow industrials set new intra-day high, * Nikkei surge 4.8 pct to highest since November 2007 * Bond prices fall as economic growth looks stronger (Adds oil settlement prices) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Oct 31 - Global equity markets rallied and the yen fell to a nearly seven-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by ramping up its massive economic stimulus pr

New players, smaller landlords in next wave of SFR bonds

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (IFR) - Market participants are preparing for the next phase of single-family rental (SFR) bonds, as a fresh crop of players gain momentum in financing smaller batches of rented out homes.

REFILE-Comcast spin-off to list on Nasdaq in 2015

Oct 31 - Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc, said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.

Regulatory News 6:40pm GMT

U.S. Fed awards most reverse repos in over 4 weeks

NEW YORK, Oct 31 - The U.S. Federal Reserve awarded $186.28 billion in fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements on Friday, the highest amount in more than four weeks, due to strong investor demand for ultra short-dated, risk-free assets at month-end.

Regulatory News 6:27pm GMT

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real drops as optimism over Rousseff remains shaky

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 31 - Brazil's currency weakened sharply on Friday as investors reconsidered a wave of optimism that took hold in the previous session after the country's central bank unexpectedly raised the benchmark interest rate. The Brazilian real weakened more than 2 percent, just short of erasing the previous day's gains. Brazil's Bovespa stock index continued to rebound from earlier this week when it hit its lowest level since April. The reelection

Regulatory News, 6:01pm GMT

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally, yen slumps as BOJ ramps up stimulus

* BOJ surprises markets as it boosts stimulus program * Dow industrials set new intra-day high, * Nikkei surge 4.8 pct to highest since November 2007 * Bond prices fall as economic growth looks stronger (Adds close of European bond, stock markets) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Oct 31 - Global equity markets rallied and the yen fell to a nearly seven-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by ramping up its massive econ

UPDATE 1-Stock funds worldwide attract $20.4 bln inflows in latest week -BofA

NEW YORK, Oct 31 - Investors worldwide poured $20.4 billion into stock funds in the week ended Oct. 29, the largest in more than a year, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday.

Regulatory News 4:43pm GMT

UPDATE 1-SEC subpoenas Ally Financial over subprime auto lending

(Adds details of other subprime auto investigations, background on Ally's business, paragraphs 2-5; adds bylines)

Regulatory News 4:41pm GMT

German IVG aims to sell institutional funds business

FRANKFURT, Oct 31 - German property company IVG Immobilien is gearing up to sell its institutional funds business as part of a broader effort to offload assets after emerging from insolvency last month, two people familiar with the situation said on Friday.

High-yield E&P energy bonds are risky temptations

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (IFR) - Investors betting that oil prices will recover are starting to support the battered prices of high-yield bonds from exploration and production (E&P) energy companies.

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