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Infrastructure investors launch global trade body

LONDON, March 6 - Nineteen leading investors in infrastructure have launched a global trade body to support engagement with governments and regulators.

Stock funds worldwide attract $7.1 bln in latest week - EPFR

NEW YORK, March 6 - Investors worldwide poured $7.1 billion into stock funds in the latest weekly period ended March 4, while bond funds attracted $5.7 billion, data from fund-tracker EPFR Global showed on Friday.

Regulatory News 1:12pm GMT

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar revs up for jobs data, euro bonds rally on ECB

* European, Asian shares mostly cautious before U.S. jobs test

Greek reforms list cites tackling evasion, fiscal savings-source

ATHENS, March 6 - Greece has promised to fight tax evasion and generate fiscal savings as part of an updated set of reforms sent to euro zone partners ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from the bloc on Monday, a Greek government official said on Friday.

Regulatory News 11:43am GMT

EMERGING MARKETS-Local politics, dollar moves keep Turkish lira near record low

LONDON, March 6 - The Turkish lira hovered close to record lows on Friday, hurt by investors' fears of political interference in monetary policy and by general jitters about emerging markets which face headwinds from a resurgent dollar.

Regulatory News, 10:39am GMT

Foreign issuers see currency arbitrage in Dim Sum bonds

HONG KONG, March 6 (IFR) - Global banks from Goldman Sachs to BNP Paribas breathed new life into the offshore renminbi bond market this week as seven foreign issuers seized an opportunity to beat their US dollar funding costs.

Regulatory News 8:59am GMT

UPDATE 1-Swiss central bank returns to profit but cautions on big payouts

ZURICH, March 6 - Switzerland's central bank returned to profit last year thanks to the increased value of foreign currency and gold holdings, but it warned shareholders that the volatility of its financial results meant big payouts were not guaranteed in the future.

Regulatory News, 7:07am GMT

Swiss central bank resumes shareholder payout after return to profit

ZURICH, March 6 - Switzerland's central bank returned to profit last year thanks to gains in the value of foreign currency and gold it holds, allowing it to resume payouts with a 2 billion Swiss franc ($2 billion) dividend to its shareholders.

Regulatory News 6:34am GMT

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter -Corporate finance press digest

March 6 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar revved up for jobs data, Nikkei hits a high

SYDNEY, March 6 - The dollar held pole position in Asia on Friday as bulls wagered a looming U.S. jobs report would add to the chance of rate hikes there, even as the European Central Bank embarks on a trillion euro campaign of bond-buying.

Regulatory News, 5:11am GMT
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