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  • LONDON, June 5- The dollar strengthened against the euro, U.S. and euro zone government bond yields rose and U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday after above-forecast U.S. jobs data that bolstered the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest rate in September. The euro fell as low as $1.1077 from around $1.1220 just before the numbers were released.

  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, June 4- The European Commission will give banks in the EU another six-month exemption until December from having to hold extra capital to cover transactions at clearing houses that don't meet the bloc's standards. "The decision will give the market the legal certainty it needs for the next six months," EU financial services commissioner,...

  • *No resolution as yet on Greece debt crisis. June 4- U.S. stock futures, weighed down by a selloff in global bond markets, trimmed some losses after weekly employment data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped to 276,000 for the week ended May 30.

  • *Singapore Exchange volumes to reach 1 billion tonnes this year. VIENNA, June 3- The derivatives market for iron ore is reaching a tipping point in its strong growth as steel consumers pile in, with contracts traded outside China expected to reach around a billion tonnes this year. Iron ore derivatives traded on the Singapore Exchange have roughly doubled in...

  • June 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting and the release of private sector job numbers. *Also due on Wednesday are trade deficit numbers for April at 8:30 a.m. ET and the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index for May at 10:00 a.m.. *Synchronoss Technologies'...

  • LONDON, June 2- Tom Hayes, the first trader to stand trial on alleged Libor rigging charges, was called by Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank about possible job offers after being fired by Citigroup for alleged interest rate rigging, a London court heard on Tuesday. Hayes, who worked for UBS as a derivatives trader in Tokyo until he was poached by Citigroup> in 2009, has...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower as Greece uncertainty weighs Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    June 2- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Tuesday, tracking European markets, as uncertainty lingered regarding the outcome of Greece's negotiations with creditors. *Greece must repay four loans totaling 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund this month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5. *The leaders of Germany,...

  • LONDON, June 1- Tom Hayes, an ex-trader on trial in London for allegedly conspiring to rig benchmark interest rates, at first agreed to plead guilty but later changed his mind, a prosecutor told the court on Monday. The former yen derivatives trader at UBS and Citigroup has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of conspiracy to defraud between 2006 and 2010, a criminal...

  • June 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, after closing down the previous week, as investors focused on the bright spots in China's factory activity data and ahead of a string of domestic economic data. *Intel shares were up 0.6 percent at $34.68 in premarket trading on reports that the company was nearing a deal to buy programmable-chip maker Altera.

  • Credit Suisse, Assured Guaranty settle US lawsuit Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:48 AM ET
    Credit Suisse private banking

    Credit Suisse has reached a confidential settlement with Assured Guaranty.

  • BMPS discussing capital options with government Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    The headquarters of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. (BMPS) , the oldest surviving bank in the world and Italy's third largest bank.

    Italy's Treasury has not ruled out extending repayment deadlines on hundreds of millions of euros in state aid to help troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, a person close to the matter said.

  • No more 'too big to fail'? Banks shut loophole Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange September 15, 2008 in New York City.

    The financial derivatives industry has agreed to a rule change to help regulators to wind down failed banks without destabilizing markets.

  • Banks tear up rule book to cope with future crisis Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    The world’s biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rule book on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing firm like Lehman Brothers.

  • Fed's Lacker: I'm no fan of mortgage bond plan Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Richmond Fed's Jeffrey Lacker said that his dissent from the central bank's exit strategy stemmed from its mortgage-backed securities plan.

  • How can derivatives be more transparent? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    How can derivatives be more transparent?

    Larry Thompson, general counsel at DTCC, discusses the work of his organization in making derivative trading more transparent.

  • ISDA clears the air on derivatives Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:45 PM ET
    ISDA clears the air on derivatives

    Robert Pickel, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association says despite the bad reputation that derivatives have been left with following the 2008 global financial crisis, most of the instruments used are safe.

  • Ghosts of go-go '90s resurface, haunt Wall Street Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    In the 1990s, U.S. banks used life insurance to bet that their employees would eventually die. Now those wagers are coming back to haunt Wall Street banks.

  • Singapore Exchange: Global IPO rates are flagging Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 7:09 PM ET
    SGX: More currency & equity futures in the pipeline

    Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange shares the company's plans going forward and talks about the IPO slowdown in the region.

  • Europe's Odd Antitrust Case Against the Banks Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    EU antitrust regulators announced that 13 of the largest banks had violated EU antitrust regulations in connection with their credit derivatives businesses.

  • Did Italy Cook the Books? Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
     Did Italy Cook the Books?

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, tells CNBC that there are serious allegations being made about the state of Italy's finances.