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  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 26- Singapore Exchange Ltd said it was in talks to buy the Baltic Exchange, the hub of the global shipping market, a purchase aimed at shoring up the Southeast Asian exchange operator's derivatives business. Other potential bidders include CME Group, ICE and Platts, sources had earlier told Reuters. CME, ICE and Platts declined to comment, as...

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 26- Singapore Exchange Ltd said it had submitted an initial offer to buy the Baltic Exchange, the hub of the global shipping market, a move aimed at shoring up the Southeast Asian exchange operator's business. Other potential bidders include CME Group, ICE and Platts, sources had earlier told Reuters. CME, ICE and Platts declined to comment, as...

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 25- The Baltic Exchange, the hub of the global shipping market, has held talks with potential buyers including Singapore Exchange Ltd, months after the London Metal Exchange made an approach to buy it, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. In October, sources said the London Metal Exchange had informally approached the London- based...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON Feb 25- Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange Group are counting on lessons learnt from past missteps and behind-the-scenes talks with politicians to make sure there are no barriers to finally creating a giant European trading house. The EU Commission has to approve the deal as well as regulators in Britain and in the German state of...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 23- Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange are making a third attempt at a merger that would create a European trading powerhouse that could better compete against U.S. rivals encroaching on their turf. The deal would combine the LSE's share-trading operation with the derivatives trading of Deutsche Boerse's Eurex in a group worth...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 23- European shares fell Tuesday on falling oil prices and disappointing updates from Standard Chartered and BHP Billiton, but M&A expectations boosted shares in exchange operators. "Following the recent relief rally from oversold levels we expect equity markets to remain range-bound ahead of next month's ECB, Fed and BoJ policy meetings,...

  • *LSE confirms holding detailed talks on merger. FRANKFURT, Feb 23- Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange are taking a fresh run at a merger that would create a European trading powerhouse, in a bid to take on ICE, the U.S. exchange making in-roads into Europe. Nearly 16 years after their first attempt to merge, the London and Frankfurt exchanges confirmed they...

  • *LSE confirms holding detailed talks on merger. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Feb 23- Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange are taking a fresh run at a merger that would create a large European exchange operator potentially capable of facing down strong competition from the United States and Asia. Shares in both exchange operators jumped on the news, with LSE shares...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 23- European shares retreated on Tuesday on lower oil prices and disappointing updates from Standard Chartered and BHP Billiton, but M&A expectations boosted shares in exchange operators. "Following the recent relief rally from oversold levels we expect equity markets to remain range-bound ahead of next month's ECB, Fed and BoJ policy...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 23- Shareholders of clearinghouse Cetip SA Mercados Organizados are expected to accept the sweetened offer from Brazil's biggest exchange operator, BM&FBovespa SA, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said foreign shareholders in Cetip, which it had spoken with but did not name, were likely to accept the new offer...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- IEX Group, which has generated an intense debate over the future of the equity market with its application to become a public stock exchange, has become the No. 2 U.S. alternative trading system, according to the latest data. The New York- based firm and its founders were thrust into the spotlight in March 2014 when they were featured in Michael Lewis's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Bats Global Markets, the No. 2 U.S. exchange operator, has received regulatory approval to crack down more promptly on manipulative trading behavior on its stock exchanges, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. If Bats detects manipulative trading patterns, the new rule allows it to contact the broker of the trader or firm in...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 19- Brazil's BM&FBovespa SA is offering more cash and stock to buy rival clearinghouse Cetip SA Mercados Organizados, as Latin America's largest bourse seeks to expand into fixed-income and derivatives registration amid the bleakest outlook for domestic markets in more than a decade. Cetip shareholders would earn interest pegged to Brazil's...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 19- BM&FBovespa SA, Latin America's largest bourse, on Friday sweetened a bid for rival clearinghouse Cetip SA Mercados Organizados. In a securities filing, BM&FBovespa presented a binding offer worth 41 reais per Cetip share. In a separate filing, the board of São Paulo-based Cetip said it will evaluate the terms of BM&FBovespa's revised offer.

  • The broker-run trading alternative trading systems, which have been under increased regulatory scrutiny in recent years, remain a focus of the SEC, Chair Mary Jo White, told reporters at a conference in Washington. The latest enforcement action against dark pools was in late January when Barclays and Credit Suisse agreed to pay more than $150 million combined...

  • The broker-run trading alternative trading systems, which have been under increased regulatory scrutiny in recent years, remain a focus of the SEC, Chair Mary Jo White, told reporters at a conference in Washington. The latest enforcement action against dark pools was in late January when Barclays and Credit Suisse agreed to pay more than $150 million combined...

  • Feb 19- The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission expects the agency to bring more dark pool enforment cases this year.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 18- BM&FBovespa SA, Brazil's sole financial exchange, on Thursday posted an unexpected fourth-quarter loss after writing down the value of assets stemming from the acquisition that created the company eight years ago. The asset impairment stemmed from BM&FBovespa's decision to lower profitability projections stemming from BM&F SA's...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 18- BM&FBovespa SA, Brazil's sole financial exchange, on Thursday posted an unexpected fourth-quarter loss after writing down the value of intangible assets stemming from the acquisition that created the company eight years ago. São Paulo-based BM&FBovespa lost a net 407.5 million reais last quarter, compared with net income of 2.01 billion...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- IEX Group struck back on Wednesday at critics of its bid to become a U.S. stock exchange, including the New York Stock Exchange and BATS Global Markets, which have accused their potential rival of skewing facts to help win approval. We stand by our words, "the company, which currently operates a private trading platform, said in its fourth such letter to...