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Securities Derivatives

  • TOKYO, June 15- U.S. stock futures dipped and Asian shares were on the defensive on Thursday after a media report that U.S. Investors' appetite for riskier assets was also dampened by soft U.S. data and after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected and gave its first clear outline on its plan to reduce its $4.2- trillion bond portfolio.

  • June 13- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday as technology shares staged a recovery after a two-day rout, while investors awaited the Federal Reserve to kick off its meeting, where its is almost certain to raise interest rates. Investors are also looking for more details on the central bank's plans to trim its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

  • LONDON, June 12- Shifting clearing of euro-denominated derivatives from London to the European continent would create an "illiquid rump" market that costs customers more, the London Stock Exchange Group's Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said on Monday. Rolet said the group could cope with whatever Brussels decides, given it has a fully authorized clearing house...

  • LONDON, June 12- Shifting clearing of euro-denominated derivatives from London to the European continent would create an "illiquid rump" market that costs customers more, the London Stock Exchange Group's Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said on Monday. Rolet said the group could cope with whatever Brussels decides, given it has a fully authorized clearing house...

  • *Futures down: Dow 41 pts, S&P 6.75 pts, Nasdaq 48.75 pts. June 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, with Nasdaq futures taking the biggest hit as investors locked in gains on the richly-valued technology sector. Shares of the world's most valuable listed company fell 2 percent to $145.97 in heavy premarket trading on Monday.

  • *Futures down: Dow 41 pts, S&P 6.75 pts, Nasdaq 48.75 pts. June 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, with Nasdaq futures taking the biggest hit as investors locked in gains on the richly-valued technology sector. Shares of the world's most valuable listed company fell 2 percent to $145.97 in heavy premarket trading on Monday.

  • LONDON, June 12- Shifting clearing of euro-denominated derivatives from London to the European continent would require banks to set aside far more cash to insure trades against defaults, a cost that would be passed on to companies, a global derivatives industry body says. The European Union's executive European Commission is due to publish a draft law on...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Prices on U.S. Treasury futures slipped on Sunday as after-hour trading began in advance of the U.S. Treasury Department's auctions of $24 billion in three-year notes and $20 billion in benchmark 10- year debt on Monday. At 6:16 p.m., 10- year Treasury futures for September delivery were down 3/ 23 in price at 126-10/32.

  • SAO PAULO/ MEXICO CITY, June 9- Mexico's peso currency touched a near 10- month high on Friday and data on derivatives market bets showed investors have taken the most optimistic view on the currency in four years. The Mexican currency clawed its way back to levels last seen before Donald Trump was elected U.S. president as higher oil prices helped lift emerging...

  • SHANGHAI, June 9- Around two dozen mainly small listed Chinese companies have taken the unusual step of urging their employees to buy shares in a bid to prop up stock prices and help fend off collateral calls on stock-backed loans. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange- where all but one of the companies are listed- has taken notice, and has issued guidelines requiring...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- The acting chair of the U.S. derivatives regulator said on Thursday he is concerned about how swaps will be cleared after "Brexit" is complete because of the possibility of the European Union deciding to prohibit off-shore clearing of swaps denominated in euros could hurt global financial markets. But he said that if the European Union...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- A small trading exchange on Thursday filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase& Co and nine other banks of conspiring to shut it out of the $9.9 trillion credit default swap market. Tera Group Inc accused the banks of coordinating a boycott of its seven-year-old TeraExchange platform by refusing both...

  • June 8- U.S. stock index futures pared early gains on Thursday after the European Central Bank left rates unchanged but adopted a more hawkish tone, while investors awaited a testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. "The bias is towards higher rates globally over a long-term period and whether the central banks raise rates today or six months from now, I don't...

  • June 8- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday, a day after written testimony from former FBI director James Comey did not spring a surprise, while investors remained focused on an ECB meeting and the UK election outcome. *Comey will be grilled by Washington politicians later over his claims that Trump asked him to drop an investigation of...

  • CANCUN, Mexico, June 7- Boeing has looked at options "from mild to wild" for the design of a proposed mid-market jet, a senior executive said, hinting at a breakthrough that industry sources say will create building blocks for future models. Marketing Vice President Randy Tinseth said Boeing would leapfrog reported plans by Airbus to update its hot-selling...

  • TORONTO, June 7- Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as a sharp drop in oil prices put pressure on energy shares, while the financials group was little changed even as an analyst upgrade boosted insurer Sun Life Financial Inc.. Some of the biggest weights on the index were Canadian Natural Resources Ltd falling 3.0 percent to C $38.42 and the overall...

  • June 6- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Tuesday as investors turned risk averse ahead of British elections and FBI Director James Comey's much-anticipated testimony before Congress later this week. *British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of the general election on Thursday has narrowed to just 1...

  • LONDON, June 5- U.S. natural gas prices have tumbled by more than 10 percent since late May as hedge funds start to liquidate a near-record bullish position accumulated in the expectation of a tighter market that failed to materialise. Hedge funds and other money managers reduced their combined net long position in the two main futures and options contracts...

  • LONDON, June 5- Hedge fund managers continued to square up positions after the OPEC meeting on May 25 left oil production allocations unchanged for another nine months. Money managers increased their combined net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 20 million barrels in the week to May 30. Fund managers also increased...

  • LONDON, June 5- Hedge fund managers continued to square up positions after the OPEC meeting on May 25 left oil production allocations unchanged for another nine months. Money managers increased their combined net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 20 million barrels in the week to May 30. Fund managers also increased...