BRIEF-Platinum Group Metals announces private placement of $20 mln convertible senior notes
* Platinum Group Metals announces private placement of US$20 million 6 7/8% convertible senior subordinated notes due 2022
(Corrects to make clear holdings are in index fund)
Jan 15 New York state's $150 billion public pension fund will stop buying shares of publicly-traded firearms manufacturers, including Sturm Ruger & Company Inc, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said on Tuesday.
The state pension fund has holdings, in an index fund, of 45,325 shares of Sturm Ruger valued at about $2.2 million, he said in a statement.
Public pension funds have been examining and in some cases divesting their firearms holdings in the wake of the deadly Connecticut grade-school shooting in December. (Reporting by Hilary Russ; Editing by Claudia Parsons)
TOKYO, June 28 Asian shares slumped on Wednesday after Wall Street was knocked hard in the wake of a delay to a U.S. healthcare reform vote, while the euro rallied after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB could trim its stimulus this year.