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Securities Derivatives

  • LONDON, June 19- Index provider MSCI is likely to open its emerging market benchmark to Chinese mainland-listed shares at its review on Tuesday, but investors are also expecting news on other markets such as Argentina and Saudi Arabia. It will hold conference calls with journalists at 2300 GMT and again at 0700 GMT on June 21. The 169 stocks make up 5 percent of all...

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. activist investor Jonathan Litt on Monday called for Canada's Hudson's Bay Co to consider going private and to monetize its vast real estate holdings, sending shares in the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue up 13 percent. HBC stock had lost about a third of its value this year amid declining sales at its retail stores, which include Saks, Lord&...

  • June 19- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday with investors snapping up beaten down technology and retail stocks. *Retail stocks were battered on Friday after Amazon.com' s $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods. *The market is awaiting comments by New York Fed President William Dudley, a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, when he speaks at...

  • June 19- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday with investors snapping up beaten down technology and retail stocks. *Retail stocks were battered on Friday after Amazon.com' s $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods. *The market is awaiting comments by New York Fed President William Dudley, a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, when he speaks at...

  • TOKYO, June 19- Japanese stocks rose on Monday, as the dollar's steady performance against the yen fueled buying in stock futures, while Nomura Real Estate dived after saying a stake purchase in the company by Japan Post was no longer being considered. "Investors are buying futures today... it's more like today's trading is futures-led than trade-led by individual...

  • June 15- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, pulled lower by technology stocks, while investors fretted about the Federal Reserve's outlook on monetary policy amid weak economic data. *Apart from raising interest rates and forecasting one more hike for 2017 on Wednesday, the Fed laid out its first clear outline to start trimming its $4.2 trillion balance...

  • 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...