Securities Derivatives

  • Sept 29- Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc on Thursday urged the boards of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp to explore a combination. National Amusements owns 80 percent of the voting shares of both media companies, which separated from each other 10 years ago. Reuters reported on Wednesday that National Amusements, owned by media baron Redstone and his...

  • LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters)- European shares rose on Wednesday, helped by gains among commodity stocks, while Deutsche Bank recovered from all-time lows hit in the previous session. Deutsche faces a $14 billion fine from the U.S. Department of Justice for misselling mortgage-backed securities, and concerns over its funding depressed its shares to a record low on...

  • Sept 28- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before a Congressional Committee. *Fed presidents and voting members Esther George, James Bullard and Loretta Mester are among the five officials scheduled to speak at separate events through the day. The report is due at...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 28- Singapore Exchange Ltd sees the potential to develop new freight derivatives centered on active Asian shipping routes and expand the use of freight derivatives with its acquisition of London's Baltic Exchange, a senior SGX official told Reuters. "We believe there are a number of opportunities that the Baltic Exchange and SGX can realize...

  • Shares in Deutsche Bank, which faces as much as $14 billion in fines from the U.S. Justice Department, traded at all-time lows on Monday after a report that German Premier Angela Merkel had ruled out state aid. Few expect Deutsche to end up paying a sum close to $14 billion to settle its U.S. ledger over sales of mortgage-backed securities. This is in no small part...

  • Sept 27- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday after investors awarded the first presidential debate to Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. *Oil prices fell about 1.4 percent on Tuesday as hopes for a deal to cut output faded at a producer meeting in Algeria. *Fischer, who has taken a hawkish stance on interest rates, is scheduled to speak at Howard...

  • Sept 27- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday after investors awarded the first presidential debate to Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. *Oil prices fell about 1.4 percent on Tuesday as hopes for a deal to cut output faded at a producer meeting in Algeria. *Fischer, who has taken a hawkish stance on interest rates, is scheduled to speak at Howard...

  • For example, someone could bet $1,000 that the U.S. dollar will strengthen against the Japanese yen over the next 30 minutes. Similar binary options could be offered on everything from the movement of shares in Facebook versus Google, or the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average versus London's FTSE index. REGULATION: In the United States, binary...

  • For example, someone could bet $1,000 that the U.S. dollar will strengthen against the Japanese yen over the next 30 minutes. Similar binary options could be offered on everything from the movement of shares in Facebook versus Google, or the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average versus London's FTSE index. REGULATION: In the United States, binary...

  • The Nov. 8 election is among the top issues on investors' minds, said Brian Bier, head of equity derivative sales and trading for Macro Risk Advisors. "While the overall level of S&P 500 implied volatility is low, the term structure is beginning to price the Nov. 8 presidential election," Goldman Sachs equity derivatives strategist Krag Gregory, said in a note on Monday.

  • *Oil prices rebound on OPEC meeting hopes. LONDON, Sept 26- European and Asian shares retreated on Monday with investors focused on how Donald Trump would fare in a U.S. presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, while oil prices firmed before an informal OPEC meeting. Wall Street looked set to open lower, according to index futures, before the first of three...

  • Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday amid a volatile oil market and ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate. *Investors are awaiting a highly anticipated face-off between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at 9:00 p.m. ET in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election. Oil prices rallied in volatile trading as the world's largest...

  • *China's debt load growing, especially in the corporate sector. SHANGHAI, Sept 23- New rules published in China on Friday on credit default swaps were met with skepticism about how effective the hedging tool would be in addressing the country's growing debt risks. The rules were published on the website of the National Association of Financial Market...

  • *China's debt load growing, especially in the corporate sector. SHANGHAI, Sept 23- New rules published in China on Friday on credit default swaps were met with scepticism about how effective the hedging tool would be in addressing the country's growing debt risks. The rules were published on the website of the National Association of Financial Market...

  • Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday as oil prices came off a two-week high, a day after the Nasdaq closed at a record high for the second straight day. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that U.S. growth was looking stronger and rate increases would be needed to keep the economy from overheating and fueling high inflation.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 23- China has published rules on credit default swaps, marking the launch of a much-needed hedging tool in the country's corporate bond market, which has witnessed increasing defaults. The guidance was published on the website of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, which supervises issuance of commercial...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 22- One of China's interbank market supervisory bodies has approved the launch of credit default swaps, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, signifying another step forward towards helping firms hedge rising risks in the country's corporate bond market. The National Association of Financial Market...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 22- One of China's interbank market supervisory bodies has approved the launch of credit default swaps, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, signifying another step forward towards helping firms hedge rising risks in the country's corporate bond market. The National Association of Financial Market...

  • Sept 21- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday as investors shifted their focus to the Federal Reserve after the Bank of Japan announced a massive overhaul of its monetary policy. *Also supporting futures was a 2 percent rally in oil prices spurred by a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and a strike by oil workers in Norway which could affect...

  • CARACAS, Sept 20- The president of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA on Tuesday slammed ratings agencies as "professional speculators" who were contributing to a negative reception of a $7.1 billion bond swap proposal meant to improve the company's finances. "Speculators are trying to generate a climate of tension so that will get rid of their bonds at a lower...