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Securities Derivatives

  • May 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as a rise in oil prices offset concerns regarding ongoing political turmoil in the United States. President Donald Trump's firing of a former FBI head and reports of his administration's links to Russia, including on a federal investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump's...

  • May 19- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as a sense of calm prevailed over Wall Street in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency. Reports later alleged Trump had asked Comey to end an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's ties with Russia. Louis Federal Reserve...

  • May 19- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as a sense of calm prevailed over Wall Street in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency. Reports later alleged Trump had asked Comey to end an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's ties with Russia. Louis Federal Reserve...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- " 50 cent," a mysterious U.S. equity option trader who has spent millions on a strategy that benefits from higher stock market volatility, notched the biggest one-day gain for the trade this year on Wednesday, according to Macro Risk Advisors. Data released in a note by the firm on Thursday showed at least on paper that the unnamed trader could have made...

  • May 18- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday as markets across the globe continued to reel under uncertainties about President Donald Trump's political future and its impact on his pro-growth agenda. *A series of scandals have rocked the White House, including reports that Trump had tried to intervene in an ongoing federal investigation into former...

  • May 18- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday as markets across the globe continued to reel under uncertainties about President Donald Trump's political future and its impact on his pro-growth agenda. *A series of scandals have rocked the White House, including reports that Trump had tried to intervene in an ongoing federal investigation into former...

  • LONDON, May 18- Nigeria's state oil company is in the final stage of signing $6 billion worth of deals to exchange more than 300,000 barrels per day of crude oil for imported gasoline and diesel, sources with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters. The contracts, which come three months later than expected, include three more pairs of companies than last year,...

  • LONDON, May 18- Nigeria's state oil company is in the final stage of signing $6 billion worth of deals to exchange more than 300,000 barrels per day of crude oil for imported gasoline and diesel, sources with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters. The contracts, which come three months later than expected, include three more pairs of companies than last year,...

  • May 17- U.S. stock index futures tumbled on Wednesday amid fears that a fresh controversy around President Donald Trump could derail his ambitious pro-growth agenda. *According to reports, Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, raising questions of whether obstruction of justice charges...

  • TOKYO, May 17- U.S. share futures and the dollar slipped in early Asian trade on Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into his former security adviser. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei fell 0.6 percent. "Worries about European...

  • SAO PAULO, May 16- The Brazilian real strengthened on Tuesday after the central bank resumed currency intervention, providing support for the currency ahead of a key vote on pension reform. The central bank sold $400 million worth of traditional currency swaps, which correspond to sales of dollars to investors for future delivery, to roll over June contracts.

  • LONDON, May 16- London is good at clearing euro-denominated derivatives deals and there is no case to shift the business to the continent after Brexit, the policy chief for Britain's financial sector said on Tuesday. The combative stance of Catherine McGuinness, newly appointed head of policy for the City of London financial district, contrasted with the more...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— TransCanada Corp. is reassessing whether oil producers in North Dakota and Montana are still interested in shipping crude through its long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline now that they have other new options to ship their product, including the Dakota Access pipeline. TransCanada announced in 2011 that it had secured five-year contracts to...

  • LONDON, May 11- Trading in the North Sea crude oil physical market has seen a boost from a growing number of participants, but trader Mercuria warned on Thursday that more financial players meant derivatives could have an unduly large impact on the setting of the dated Brent benchmark price. Dated Brent, which governs around two-thirds of the world's oil trades,...

  • May 11- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday ahead of a set of earnings from big U.S. retailers, including Macy's and Nordstrom. *The surprise sacking of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump on Tuesday sparked a risk-off mood in the market over worries that a potential fallout from the move could distract the president from...

  • *Shares rise 2 pct by 1452 GMT. LONDON, May 10- Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley faced calls from individual shareholders to resign and received lukewarm backing in a vote to reappoint him at the bank's annual general meeting, following his attempts to unmask a whistleblower. However, of those votes that were cast rather than withheld, 97 percent were in favour...

  • LONDON, May 10- The European Union should think carefully before forcing through any changes to where clearing of euro-denominated securities like derivatives and bonds is located after Brexit, the top U.S. derivatives regulator said on Wednesday. Brussels is looking at whether euro-denominated clearing, an activity dominated by London, should be moved to...

  • May 10- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday after President Donald Trump's firing of his FBI chief set off a political storm that could make passage of his pro-growth plans more difficult. *The president said he fired James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign's possible collusion with Russia, over his handling of...

  • LONDON, May 10- The European Union should think carefully before forcing through any changes to where clearing of euro-denominated securities like derivatives and bonds is located after Brexit, the top U.S. derivatives regulator said on Wednesday. Brussels is looking at whether euro-denominated clearing, an activity dominated by London, should be moved to...

  • LONDON, May 9- A draft European Union law on tightening supervision of euro clearing houses in Britain after Brexit would better protect the bloc's financial system, a top EU markets regulator said. The London Stock Exchange's LCH clears the bulk of euro-denominated swaps, an activity that will be outside EU jurisdiction from 2019 after Britain leaves the bloc.