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  • SGX looks to China for growth in derivatives Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:36 PM ET
    SGX looks to China for growth in derivatives

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of the Singapore Exchange, says the bourse operator's primary interest in China remains on growing its derivatives business.

  • UPDATE 1-MetLife profit falls on derivatives losses Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    July 29- MetLife Inc, the biggest U.S. life insurer, reported a 21 percent fall in quarterly profit, largely due to $593 million in derivatives losses. MetLife blamed rising interest rates and the weakening of the dollar against certain currencies for the after-tax derivatives losses in the three months ended June 30. Up to Wednesday's close of $57.22, MetLife's...

  • *Wall Street seen following higher. *China stocks stabilize after Monday's 8 pct drop. The rise in Europe and most Asian markets overnight looked set to extend to U.S. markets where stock index futures pointed to Wall Street edging up 0.2 percent.

  • US STOCKS-U.S. futures higher ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    July 29- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday on hopes that Beijing could stem the rout in its markets and ahead of a statement from the U.S. *In a recent congressional testimony, Fed Chair Janet Yellen neither ruled out a September interest rate hike nor guided the market toward thinking it was a done deal. The statement is expected at 2 p.m. ET.

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth day on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week after Beijing reiterated its determination to stabilise its wild equity markets. But China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 1 percent to 3,646.4, or 150.37 points below the current value of the underlying index, pointing to...

  • China stocks slide for fourth day but futures steady Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:01 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week, while futures markets steadied after the government announced more market support measures. China CSI300 stock index futures for August were little changed at 3,682.2, but still 118.71 points below the current value of the...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Investors in social media shares have zeroed-in on Facebook Inc, piling into stock options to add bullish bets on the company in the days ahead of its Wednesday earnings. The ascent has made Facebook one of the ten largest S&P companies in terms of market capitalization, with the stock now worth more than $260 billion- surpassing decades-old...

  • SHANGHAI, July 28- China stocks slumped further on Tuesday morning after their worst single-day drop in more than eight years in the previous session, shrugging off Beijing's promises of more support for the market. China CSI300 stock index futures for August pointed to further losses, falling 3.3 percent to 3,635.6, or 63.10 points below the current value of...

  • July 27- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Monday on concerns about China's slowing growth in the wake of the biggest drop in Shanghai shares in eight years. *Chinese ADRs were set for a rough start with Alibaba, Baozun and Sohu.com off between 2 percent and 5 percent. *Second-quarter S&P 500 earnings have been mixed, with 74 percent of companies beating...

  • LONDON, July 27- The jury in the London trial of former trader Tom Hayes, who is charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud by manipulating global Libor interest rates, retired on Monday to consider its verdict after hearing nine weeks of evidence. Hayes, a 35- year-old former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader based in Tokyo, pleaded not guilty to...

  • Hayes, a 35- year-old former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader based in Tokyo, pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to rig the London interbank offered rate, a benchmark for $450 trillion of financial contracts and loans worldwide, between 2006 and 2010..

  • July 24- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday after three straight days of losses as Amazon, Visa and Starbucks beat expectations. *Starbucks rose 4.3 percent to $59 after the world's biggest coffee chain reported a higher quarterly profit. *Second-quarter S&P 500 earnings have been mixed, with 75 percent of companies so far beating analysts' profit...

  • SHANGHAI, July 22- Beijing has blamed some futures traders for suspected "malicious" short selling in its efforts to contain a stock market rout, but a Reuters analysis shows it may be barking up the wrong tree. Given that futures are a hedging tool, traders and industry executives said Beijing should develop the market to create more hedging options, which would...

  • This tarnished the asset-backed market that is roughly still only half its pre-crisis size in Europe, though it has rebounded in the United States. The European Union is working on reforms of asset-backed securities to try to revive the market so it can contribute to funding for businesses that in Europe largely rely on banks for money. Basel's questionnaire...

  • LONDON, July 21- The criminal trial of Tom Hayes, the former trader charged with Libor rigging offenses, is not an open-and-shut case despite reams of written requests made by him to others to influence interest rates, a London court heard on Tuesday. Hayes, a 35- year-old former Tokyo- based yen derivatives trader at UBS and Citigroup trader, is the first person to...

  • SHANGHAI, July 20- China stocks surrendered early gains and ended Monday morning lower, weighed down by financial heavyweights, and taking a bearish lead from index futures. Banking, real estate and infrastructure stocks fell, but small caps extended their rebound, with Shenzhen's ChiNext up 0.3 percent. "It is likely that there is some profit taking after the...

  • July 17- JPMorgan Chase& Co agreed to pay $388 million to settle a suit by investors claiming that the largest U.S. bank had misled them about the safety of $10 billion worth of residential mortgage-backed securities it sold before the financial crisis. The lawsuit, brought by Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund and other investors in offerings made before the...

  • SHANGHAI, July 17- China stocks rose on Friday, with a key futures contract on the CSI300 Index set for delivery by the close of business finally rising above the level of its benchmark. The CSI300 index fell 0.1 percent to 3,994.71 points at 0119 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,821.62 points. China CSI300 stock index futures for July rose...

  • Weekly VIX options the newest way to trade volatility Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- Traders will have a new way to trade short-term volatility next week, when CBOE Holdings Inc plans to launch weekly expirations for one of its most heavily traded index options products. CBOE, the operator of the largest U.S. stock options market, plans to list weekly expirations for futures and options on the CBOE Volatility Index, the market's...

  • July 16- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday as investors welcomed Greek parliamentary approval of a bailout plan and on strong results from Netflix and Intel overnight. *Netflix's shares jumped 11 percent to $109 premarket a day after the company added nearly a third more subscribers than expected in the second quarter. *Goldman Sachs and Citigroup are...