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  • 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...

  • LONDON, July 15- Tom Hayes, a former trader on trial on Libor manipulation charges, told a London court on Wednesday he had made mistakes and "educated guesses" during interviews with investigators while he was cooperating with Britain's Serious Fraud Office in 2013.. The 35- year-old former yen derivatives trader told the court it was wrong to assume he had been...

  • July 15- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on raising interest rates and the outcome of a Greek parliament vote on the terms of a third bailout. *Bank of America's quarterly profit more than doubled as legal costs dropped sharply, driving expenses down to their lowest since...

  • July 14- U.S. stock index futures mostly fell on Tuesday as investor focus shifted from Greece to the U.S. earnings season and as oil prices took a beating on expectations of increased supply after an Iran nuclear deal. *Iran and six world powers reached a deal under which sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations would be lifted in...

  • China stock suspensions opens can of derivatives worms Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    *Suspension of China stocks causes valuation problems- dealers. HONG KONG, July 14- The suspension of hundreds of mainland China stocks during a market plunge from mid-June could lead to disputes between banks and their clients over the valuation of billions of dollars of equity derivatives. "It's not yet clear if the existing disruption event language for...

  • *U.S. crude futures slip as Iran nuclear talks eyed. TOKYO, July 14- U.S. stock futures edged lower on Tuesday and the euro firmed as investors cautiously waited to see if Greece's conditional bailout agreement would bring to an end that country's debt crisis. The terms imposed by Athens' international lenders led by Germany in all-night talks at an emergency...

  • July 13- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday after euro zone leaders reached an agreement with Greece to move forward with a third bailout loan for the country to avert bankruptcy. *Greece won conditional agreement to receive a possible $95 billion over three years, along with an assurance that euro zone finance ministers would start discussing ways to...

  • LONDON, July 13- European stock index futures pointed to a lower open for equities on Monday as euro zone leaders demanded that Athens enact key reforms this week before they open talks on a financial rescue to keep it in the euro currency area. Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was told to push legislation through parliament to convince his 18 partners in...

  • EQUITY INDEX FUTURES OPEN LOWER WITH NO GREEK BAILOUT DEAL YET REACHED.

  • July 10- U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher on Friday after Greece made substantial concessions in its latest bid to win new funds from creditors and avert bankruptcy. *Greece has asked for $59 billion to help cover debts until 2018 and has pledged new tax hikes in return. *Investors will also look for clues regarding the timing of an interest rate hike in...

  • *U.S. stock futures up as much as 1 pct after Athens offers plan. TOKYO, July 10- Asian shares and the euro gained in early Asian trade on Friday after Greece offered new reform proposals to creditors, raising hopes of a cash-for-reform deal at a weekend summit of European leaders. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, but...

  • TOKYO, July 10- U.S. stock futures jumped and the euro gained in early Asian trade on Friday after Greece offered new reform proposals to creditors, raising hopes of a cash-for-reform deal at a weekend summit of European leaders. New measures Greece offered included a tax hike on shipping companies and scrapping tax breaks for its islands, higher value added tax...

  • CME GROUP REDUCES DAILY PRICE LIMIT FOR ALL CME GROUP US EQUITY INDEX FUTURES TO 5 PCT FROM 7 PCT DUE TO NYSE TECHNICAL HALT-CME GROUP STATEMENT.