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World Markets Exchanges

  • TOKYO, March 13- The Tokyo Stock Exchange launched a new stock index on Monday, selecting 200 companies among small-to-mid-cap firms with high return on equity and operating profits as well as strong corporate governance. "The launch of this index is expected to continue to encourage Japan corporations to emphasize actions that are valued by equity...

  • Traders are betting overwhelmingly on a rate hike next week and see better-than-even odds of two more over this year and a small chance of a fourth, based on the price of fed funds futures contracts traded at CME Group Inc's Chicago Board of Trade. Non-farm payrolls increased by 235,000 jobs in February as unusually mild weather helped the construction sector...

  • Traders continue to bet overwhelmingly on a March rate hike, and give a better-than-even chance of two more rate hikes over the course of the year, with a small chance of a fourth hike, based on the price of fed funds futures contracts traded at CME Group Inc's Chicago Board of Trade.

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  • DUBLIN, March 6- Packaging conglomerate Ardagh Group launched a long-awaited initial public offering late on Monday, as it sought to raise as much as $370 million by floating around 7 percent of the company on the New York Stock Exchange. The Luxembourg- based supplier of glass and metal containers, controlled by Irish billionaire Paul Coulson, has announced- and...

  • LONDON, March 3- London Stock Exchange Group Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said on Friday he would "postpone his retirement" if, as widely expected, a 26 billion euro merger with Deutsche Boerse collapses. The LSE has refused to sell its MTS Italian fixed income trading platform to satisfy EU competition officials, leaving the latest attempt to combine the London...

  • LONDON, March 3- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it was continuing to work hard to win approval for its planned merger with Deutsche Boerse, a 29 billion euro deal now widely seen as doomed. The LSE said on Sunday it would not meet a new condition laid down by the European Union's competition officials for approving the merger with Deutsche Boerse,...

  • LONDON, March 3- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it was continuing to work hard to win approval for its planned merger with Deutsche Boerse, a 29 billion euro deal now widely seen as doomed. The LSE said on Sunday it would not meet a new condition laid down by the European Union's competition officials for approving the merger with Deutsche Boerse,...

  • LONDON, Feb 28- The European Union could be left with no exchange big enough to compete with U.S. rivals and no trading link into Britain if it allows the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse merger to die. Deutsche Boerse Chief Executive Carsten Kengeter had warned that a failure to complete the LSE deal would weaken Frankfurt, Germany's main financial...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 27- Hong Kong stocks fell for the third straight session on Monday, as the market's strong months-long rally showed signs of fatigue. Sentiment was also hurt by bearishness in mainland China markets, where blue chips had their worst day in two months amid worries about tighter regulation. Gao Ting, head of China strategy at UBS Securities, said...

  • In an email to NYSE traders, the exchange said it would offer a "weekend production testing opportunity" on Feb. 25 for firms to "exercise their IPO trading logic." The stakes are high for NYSE in handling the closely-watched offering for Snap, which runs popular messaging app Snapchat. "It's a big deal and they clearly want to make sure it goes smoothly- you can't fault...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- It's time to talk about the London Metal Exchange. To lose one senior office is unfortunate, to lose two in such quick succession suggests deeper tensions with the LME's owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which has been trying to monetize its massive $2.2 billion investment in the London exchange. CME Group, which has historically only...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 20- China's official foreign exchange trading platform operator fine tuned the yuan midpoint mechanism on Monday, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, the latest move to help curb speculation on the exchange rate. On Dec. 29, the CFETS changed the composition of the CFETS basket that is used to set the yuan's daily value.

  • *Plans to create 300 jobs in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT, Feb 16- Deutsche Boerse's chief executive said insider trading allegations against him would prove unfounded, pointing out that he did not determine the timing of his share purchases ahead of the announcement of merger plans with the London Stock Exchange. Deutsche Boerse's supervisory board created a unique...

  • *Plans to create 300 jobs in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT, Feb 16- Deutsche Boerse's chief executive said insider trading allegations against him would prove unfounded, pointing out that he did not determine the timing of his share purchases ahead of the announcement of merger plans with the London Stock Exchange. Deutsche Boerse's supervisory board created a unique...

  • BERLIN, Feb 15- Deutsche Boerse reported an 18 percent jump in 2016 operating profit on Wednesday, as its commodities and international clearing business made up for a weaker market environment. The German exchange operator, which is planning a $27 billion merger with the London Stock Exchange, said earnings before interest and tax rose to 1.1 billion euros.

  • Feb 15- Pan-European exchange Euronext may still buy a clearing house for derivatives if its planned purchase of LCH SA, which it uses, from London Stock Exchange falls through. Euronext has agreed to buy Paris- based LCH SA for 510 million euros, but the deal can only go ahead if LSE Group succeeds in merging with Deutsche Boerse, a tie-up regulators will rule on by...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 10- German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse warned on Friday the United States should be cautious in any revamp of banking regulations to ensure the lessons of the financial crisis are not forgotten. At a White House forum with U.S. business leaders, Trump said his administration expects "to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank," the 2010 Dodd-Frank...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Exchange operator Nasdaq Inc plans to set up a venture capital arm to invest in financial technology companies that can help grow its own businesses, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters. Nasdaq generated $2.3 billion in net revenue last year. The move would also align with plans set out by Nasdaq's new chief executive, Adena Friedman, who...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Exchange operator Nasdaq Inc plans to set up a venture capital arm to invest in financial technology companies that can help grow its own businesses, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters. Nasdaq generated $2.3 billion in net revenue last year. The move would also align with plans set out by Nasdaq's new chief executive, Adena Friedman, who...