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  • July 18- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Monday, coming off a record-setting week for Wall Street that followed robust economic data and strong earnings. *Equity futures had dipped after the close on Friday, but have since shrugged off the impact of an attempted coup in Turkey. The bank's shares rose 0.3 percent to $13.70 in premarket trading.

  • July 15- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, a day after the S&P 500 hit another record and ahead of earnings reports from a slate of U.S. banks, including Citigroup and Wells Fargo. *The three major Wall Street indexes are on track to mark their third straight week of gains. *Data showed China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, but also...

  • July 14- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday as JPMorgan's quarterly profit beat expectations, although futures dipped slightly after the Bank of England surprised investors by leaving interest rates unchanged. *The BoE said it was likely to deliver stimulus in three weeks, once it assessed how Britain's decision to leave the European Union has...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The top U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday took another step toward tightening its oversight of security-based swaps by proposing new reporting requirements for transactions, nearly six years after Congress directed it to build a regulatory regime for the derivatives. "These provisions will result in increased transparency which...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The top U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday took another step toward tightening its oversight of security-based swaps by proposing new reporting requirements for transactions, nearly six years after Congress directed it to build a regulatory regime for the derivatives. "These provisions will result in increased transparency which...

  • July 13- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors stopped to take a breather a day after the S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs, amid growing optimism about the economy. *Easing political tension in Japan and Britain and increased prospects of central banks providing stimulus post Britain's vote to leave the European Union have also helped...

  • *Futures up: Dow 85 pts, S&P 11 pts, Nasdaq 25.25 pts. July 12- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 hit a record high as investor optimism was propelled by a set of strong economic data. *The benchmark index, which came close several times this year to topping its May 2015 record, finally broke through on Monday to a new high of 2,143.16.

  • SAO PAULO, July 11- Holders of about $210 million in credit default swaps issued to insure against the bankruptcy of Brazilian phone operator Oi SA are likely to get paid later this month after an industry group scheduled a July 21 auction of the securities. Earlier this month the New York- based International Swaps and Derivatives Association declared a "credit...

  • *S&P 500 closed 5 pts shy of all-time high on Friday. July 11- The S&P 500 looked set to hit a record high on Monday as stock index futures rose after a stunning monthly jobs report last week boosted confidence in the U.S. economy. "Reaching a new high may see money moving from the sidelines of safety trades, like Treasury bonds and gold, back into the equity markets," said...

  • July 11- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday after a stunning monthly jobs report boosted investor confidence, sending the S&P 500 within striking distance of its record high. *Wall Street closed sharply higher on Friday, with the S&P closing just 5 points away from its all-time high of 2,134.72. *Investors will watch for comments from company...

  • NEW YORK, July 8- The November U.S. presidential election is being sold by the major parties as a defining moment for the next generation of Americans. But stock and options traders, often moved to action by political headlines, are responding with a big' meh.'. Options bets on volatility around the Nov. 8 election are running lower than could be expected given how...

  • July 7- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors awaited a host economic data that would provide clues on the strength of the economy and determine whether the Federal Reserve would be able to raise interest rates this year. *After a roller-coaster ride sparked by Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union, investors in the...

  • BRUSSELS, July 6- The European Union should set up a mechanism to wind down troubled clearing houses, the new head of financial services at the European Commission said on Wednesday, setting out his priorities for the coming months. "Now that we have required more clearing of derivatives to be done through central counterparties, we need a system to resolve them if...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- The interest rate on U.S. five-year interest rate swap contracts and the yield on U.S. five-year Treasuries were briefly identical on Tuesday for first time since February in a global scramble for low-risk U.S. government debt. Dollar swap spreads have widened since Britain's vote to exit the European Union on June 22. "This is a shakeout...

  • July 1- Wall Street looked set to open little changed on Friday, the first day of the third quarter, as investors took a breather heading into a long weekend after a tumultuous week. U.S. stock index futures swung between small gains and losses as investors looked beyond the effect of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Wall Street closed higher on Thursday...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission would have stronger policing powers over the derivatives market, along with a boosted budget, under legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. The bill, introduced by Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Mark Warner in the Senate and Elijah Cummings in the House of Representatives, also...

  • BRASILIA, June 29- Grupo BTG Pactual SA, Latin America's largest independent investment bank, will issue a different class of shares as part of a plan to spin off its commodities trading unit, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. The plan calls for the company's Banco BTG Pactual SA subsidiary to create three types of shares that Grupo BTG Pactual...

  • June 29- U.S. stock index futures were higher for a second day as the initial panic surrounding Britain's vote to leave the European Union settled and investors sought out bargains. *Wall Street closed higher on Tuesday as investors took stock of the impact of the vote on U.S. markets and strong data raised hopes of an economic recovery. *Investors are now pinning...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande (L) and European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

    French president that it would be unacceptable for clearing— a crucial stage in trading of derivatives and equities— to take place in the UK.

  • June 27- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday as investors assessed the implications of Britons voting to leave the European Union, a decision that sparked a global selloff on Friday. *Wall Street marked its worst day in 10 months amid massive trading on Friday as investors who had pinned their bets on Britain remaining in the EU were caught wrong-footed.