Securities Derivatives

  • Dec 16- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with all three major indexes on track to post weekly gains and the Dow pushing towards the 20,000 mark. *The Fed sees three rate hikes next year instead of the two foreseen in September, partly as a result of the expected economic benefits under President-elect Donald Trump. *U.S. stocks have been on a tear since the...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China's securities regulator said on Friday it had approved the launch of options contracts for white sugar and soymeal, which will be the first agricultural derivatives products in the world's biggest commodity market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement it had given the go ahead for the Dalian Commodity Exchange...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China will push forward supply-side reform and appropriately expand aggregate demand in 2017, Chinese leaders said at an economic conference on Friday, as reported by the official Xinhua news agency. China will push forward debt-to-equity swaps according to law, Xinhua said. The root cause of China's current economic problems is structural...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China's securities regulator said on Friday it had approved the launch of options contracts for white sugar and soymeal, which will be the first agricultural derivatives products in the world's biggest commodity market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement it had given the go ahead for the Dalian Commodity Exchange...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China's securities regulator said on Friday it had approved the launch of options contracts for white sugar and soymeal, which will be the first agricultural derivatives products in the world's biggest commodity market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement it had given the go ahead for Dalian Commodity Exchange to...

  • Dec 14- Neustar Inc, which helps telephone carriers route calls and text messages, said it would be taken private by an investment group led by private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in a deal valued at about $2.9 billion, including debt. San Francisco- based Golden Gate Capital had a stake of about 2.4 million shares in Neustar as of Sept. 30, according to a...

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Monday defied requests by Senate Republicans to delay adopting new rules on everything from derivatives to mutual funds until after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. In a letter to the Senate Banking Committee's top two Republicans, Chairman Richard Shelby and Mike Crapo of Idaho, White...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 12- European Union competition regulators have whittled down their concerns about the merger of Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange Group to focus mainly on clearing of derivatives contracts, two sources familiar with the situation said. The EU's executive European Commission, which must approve the merger for it to go ahead, is due to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. derivatives regulator will move on from reforms undertaken after the 2007-09 financial crisis to a new focus on U.S. competitiveness and the potential for shocks to the global $710 trillion swaps markets under President-elect Donald Trump. J. Christopher Giancarlo, in line to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission once Trump...

  • Dec 9- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Friday, indicating that investors were still eager to buy into the post-election rally that has propelled a host of Wall Street indexes to record highs. *The "Trump rally" has been running for the past month as investors bet President-elect Donald Trump's policies will boost economic growth and inflation.

  • Christopher Giancarlo, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates derivatives in the United States, said the deadline will pose a massive challenge for market participants. "Derivatives users must now be working to modify their existing collateral agreements or draft new ones," he told a conference held by derivatives...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. derivatives regulator will move on from reforms created in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis to a new focus on U.S. competitiveness and the potential for shocks to the global $710 trillion swaps markets under President-elect Donald Trump. J. Christopher Giancarlo, in line to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission once...

  • Dec 8- Short seller Citron Research's Andrew Left has turned his sights on Express Scripts Holding Co, calling the pharmacy benefit manager the "culprit behind pharmaceutical price gouging." Shares of Express Scripts, the largest PBM in the United States, fell 6.7 percent to close at $70.75 on Nasdaq. President-elect Donald Trump, in a Time magazine article on...

  • Dec 8- Short seller Citron's Andrew Left has turned his sights on Express Scripts Holding Co, calling the pharmacy benefit manager the "culprit behind pharmaceutical price gouging." Shares of Express Scripts, the largest PBM in the United States, fell as much as 8.8 percent to $69.20. President-elect Donald Trump, in a Time magazine article on Wednesday, said he...

  • Dec 8- Short seller Citron's Andrew Left has turned his sights on Express Scripts Holding Co, calling the pharmacy benefit manager the "real culprit behind pharmaceutical price gouging." Shares of Express Scripts, the largest PBM in the United States, fell as much as 8.8 pct to $69.20. President-elect Donald Trump, in a Time magazine article on Wednesday, said he...

  • Dec 8- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, a day after the Dow and the S&P 500 hit new highs, while investors awaited the European Central Bank's decision on monetary policy. *The ECB is expected to announce an extension of its stimulus program at 7:45 a.m. ET followed by President Mario Draghi's press conference at 8:30 a.m. ET.

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- Singapore Exchange Ltd said on Thursday the opening of Nikkei 225 index futures has been delayed. It said members have been informed and it will update its information on the situation as soon as possible. It did not give a reason for the delay.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 7- European lawmakers are set to give their first backing to a plan to revive the market for asset and mortgage backed securities on Thursday, the EU lawmaker responsible for the initiative said. Last year the European Union's executive arm proposed loosening rules on securitisation, the process through which banks pool and sell loans, in a bid to...

  • Dec 7- U.S. stock index futures rose for the third straight day, as investors continued to bet on a post-election rally that has powered major Wall Street indexes to a series of record highs. *President-elect Donald Trump's proposals to boost infrastructure spending and simplify regulations have boosted financials and industrial stocks since the election on...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- British bank Barclays Plc has joined the list of top banks to exit energy trading, an exodus that analysts say raises concern among oil producers that falling liquidity means they cannot use derivatives for their basic function: to hedge risk by locking in future prices. Wall Street firms have scaled back in commodity markets since the 2008...