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  • LONDON, Aug 7- The dollar gained and Wall Street stock futures extended losses as U.S. jobs data came near enough to expectations to bolster bets the Federal Reserve will raise rates for the first time in nearly a decade this year. The data showed 215,000 jobs were added in July, slightly below a Reuters poll of 223,000 jobs, but the unemployment rate held at a...

  • Aug 7- U.S. stock index futures extended their losses on Friday after non-farm payroll numbers rose at a solid clip in July, signaling an improving economy that could open the door wider to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September. Non-farm payrolls increased 215,000 last month, below the 223,000 that economists polled by Reuters had expected.

  • *China funds hold $161 bln to re-enter market-state media. HONG KONG, Aug 7- China stocks rose on Friday after reports that trillions of yuan funds will likely re-enter the equity market from a Chinese government agency and a bunch of China funds. China CSI300 stock index futures for August rose 3.6 percent to 3,892, or 9.92 points below the current value of the...

  • Aug 6- Fitness club operator Planet Fitness Inc's shares fell as much as 14 percent in their debut on Thursday, reflecting investor unease with companies that are listing at lofty valuations. Planet Fitness joins Amplify Snack Brands Inc, the maker of SkinnyPop popcorn, and residential solar company Sunrun Inc in making lackluster debuts this week, although...

  • Ackman takes $5.5 bln stake in Mondelez - WSJ Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 10:06 PM ET

    Aug 5- Activist investor Bill Ackman has built a $5.5 billion stake in snacks company Mondelez International Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Ackman is expected to reveal his stake, which amounts to about 7.5 percent including options and forward contracts, on Thursday, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 5- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday as investors awaited private employment data for July, which will provide a snapshot of the labor market ahead of the critical non-farm payrolls data on Friday. The data is expected at 8:15 a.m. ET. *Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart told the Wall Street Journal that September may be the...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 5- China stocks fell on Wednesday, shrugging off a vow by the central bank to stabilise market expectations and a private survey which showed activity in the services sector activity accelerated last month. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 2.2 percent to 3,752.8, or 136.23 points below the current value of the underlying index,...

  • Aug 4- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday as investors awaited earnings reports from a batch of companies that includes Walt Disney Co and Kellogg. *Wall Street ended lower on Monday as tumbling oil prices dragged energy shares to a three-year low and factory data from China raised concerns about the world's second-biggest economy.

  • China stocks rise at market open Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 9:32 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Aug 4- China major stock indexes opened up on Tuesday. China CSI300 stock index futures for August rose 1.5 percent, to 3,673, 163.67 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was unchanged at 24,418.56 points.

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Tom Hayes, a former UBS and Citigroup trader, was found guilty of charges of conspiracy to defraud on Monday as a jury delivered its verdict in the first trial of a defendant accused of Libor interest rate rigging. Hayes, a 35- year-old former yen derivatives trader, faces up to 10 years in jail for each count of conspiracy over the manipulation of the...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Tom Hayes, a former UBS and Citigroup trader, was found guilty of charges of conspiracy to defraud on Monday as a jury delivered its verdict in the first trial of a defendant accused of Libor interest rate rigging. Hayes, a 35- year-old former yen derivatives trader, faces up to 10 years in jail for each count of conspiracy over the manipulation of the...

  • GREEK BLUE CHIP STOCK INDEX FUTURES OPEN DOWN 15.2 PCT BEFORE GREEK STOCK MARKET'S OPEN.

  • Asian spot iron ore does meet the technical definition of being in a bull market, having gained 25.4 percent between its record low of $44.10 a tonne on July 8 and the close of $55.30 on July 29. It's also worth noting that the so-called bull market was nowhere near as clear in the main iron ore derivative markets in Dalian and Singapore. Front-month Dalian futures...

  • July 31- Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a drop in energy companies' stocks was offset by expectations the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent while Chevron was down 3.9 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. This definitely puts a lower probability on that, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities...

  • BEIJING, July 31- China's financial futures regulator will tighten rules governing trading that it regards as "irregular" to tackle what it sees as excessive speculation in the markets, it said on Friday. The China Financial Futures Exchange will classify some arbitrage and speculative activity in stock index futures as "irregular" it said in a statement on its...

  • LONDON, July 31- OPEC policymakers seem confident in a sustained recovery of oil prices from this year's lows as demand improves, but the derivatives market is geared for an alternative scenario: a fall below $50 a barrel by the end of the year. But it is also when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries holds its twice-yearly meeting.

  • HONG KONG, July 31- China stocks fell on Friday and looked set to suffer their biggest monthly loss in nearly six years even as Beijing rolled out a series of support measures and promised to step up efforts to bolster the flagging economy. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.1 percent to 3,678.6, but was still 133.74 points below the current value of...

  • China stocks fall at market open Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:27 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 31- China stocks fell on Friday morning at market open. The CSI300 index fell 1.0 percent to 3,777.15 points at 1:26 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.4 percent to 3,655.67 points. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.3 percent, to 3,668.4, 108.75 points below the current value of the underlying index.

  • LONDON, July 30- Gold mining companies are turning increasingly to derivatives to lock in future revenues, as an industry still smarting from losing out on a 12- year bull run gets creative over protecting its income during the metal's current downturn. Data released this month from Societe Generale and GFMS analysts at Thomson Reuters showed options...

  • July 30- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday ahead of second-quarter gross domestic product numbers that will give clues regarding the health of the economy even as the Fed left the door open for a possible interest rate hike in September. The S&P 500 has bounced about 2 percent higher in the past two days following a near-3 percent drop over...