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  • HONG KONG, July 7- China's move to curb initial public offerings to contain a stock market meltdown could endanger nearly $32 billion worth of deals announced this year by Chinese companies planning to drop their listings on U.S. exchanges and return home. China's securities regulator said at the weekend there would be "no new IPOs in the near-term" and the number...

  • CHICAGO, July 6- CME Group Inc rang the closing bell on open-outcry futures markets on Monday after a few dozen Chicago traders donned their multicolored jackets to buy and sell soybean and Eurodollar futures the old-fashioned way one last time. The world's largest futures exchange operator ended most of its open-outcry futures operations in Chicago and New...

  • CHICAGO, July 6- CME Group Inc ended open-outcry trading in most of its futures markets as planned on Monday as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chose not to extend a review of the closures, according to the agency. A small group of Chicago traders and brokers last month asked the CFTC to open a 90- day review of the planned closure of the pits.

  • CHICAGO, July 6- A few dozen Chicago traders donned their multicolored jackets to trade soybean and Eurodollar futures the old-fashioned way one last time on Monday, marking the end of 167 years of open-outcry trading in the city where it was born. Barring a last-minute delay by U.S. regulators, CME Group Inc will end most of its open-outcry futures operations in...

  • Technology, progress bypass Chicago's pit traders Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:17 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters)- Technology has long benefited Chicago's futures exchanges, historians say, even though electronic trading is the final blow for its human brokers, rendering obsolete the "open-outcry" futures pits on the trading floor where they have worked for generations. The rough-and-tumble times of the floor were an iconic part of Chicago, and...

  • (For more Reuters coverage of the closing of Chicago's open-outcry futures pits, please see "Chicago Pits: End of an Era," ( http://www.reuters.com/subjects/chicago-pits-close). CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters)- The cost of membership at Chicago's famous futures trading exchanges has topped $1 million in the past as traders snapped up the chance for benefits like...

  • Here's a new marketplace for the diamond trade Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    Here's a new marketplace for the diamond trade

    Alain Vandenborre, founder & chairman of Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange, explains the decision to launch the world's first commodities exchange in physically settled diamonds in Singapore.

  • SINGAPORE, June 30- Financial markets around the world will open on Wednesday with a tinge of apprehension, not just because of developments in Greece or China, but because of an extra second. A "leap second" is being added to the world's clocks at midnight GMT on Tuesday, which could test the extremely sensitive trading systems of the modern algorithmic era,...

  • World's markets brace for Wednesday's leap second Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 30- Financial markets around with world will open on Wednesday with a tinge of apprehension, not just because of developments in Greece or China, but because of an extra second. A "leap second" is being added to the world's clocks at midnight GMT on Tuesday, which could test the extremely sensitive trading systems of the modern algorithmic era,...

  • CHICAGO, June 25- U.S. regulators will likely allow CME Group Inc to close most of its open outcry futures pits as planned next month, despite last-minute calls from a handful of traders and brokers for an extended review, industry lawyers said on Thursday. "This controversy is best addressed during an open comment period in which all interested parties can...

  • CHICAGO, June 24- CME Group Inc's plan to close most of its futures pits next month is facing its first organized opposition from a small group of Chicago traders and brokers who have hired a law firm to push regulators to give more time for review. Lawyers from Katten Muchin Rosenman sent a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on behalf of the group,...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said on Wednesday it partnered with blockchain infrastructure provider Chain to make digital ledger technology available to private companies that issue and transfer shares on the Nasdaq Private Market. The blockchain is a shared distributed ledger that records and is the repository of digital...

  • CHICAGO, June 24- FOR LET: 36,000 square-foot cave in central Chicago. When CME Group Inc's futures pits in the cavernous trading floor at the Chicago Board of Trade building fall quiet next month, real estate broker Holly Duran will be working overtime to find a tenant to occupy a storied piece of America's financial history. Prospective candidates could...

  • TOKYO, June 24- The Japan Exchange Group said on Wednesday it will launch futures trading for the Mothers Index in mid-2016. The Mothers Index tracks startup stocks on the Tokyo Stocks Exchange. "With the introduction of futures investors now have the option of preparing for a potential fall in the index," a spokesman for the Japan Exchange Group told reporters.

  • CHICAGO, June 23- CME Group said on Tuesday that it will delay the closure of most of its open-outcry futures markets by at least one trading day due to a "technical revision" in its filing with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The final open-outcry session is expected to be on July 6, not July 2 as previously announced, pending a review by the regulator.

  • CHICAGO, June 23- CME Group said on Tuesday that it will delay the closure of its open-outcry futures markets by at least one trading day due to a technical revision in its filing with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The final open-outcry session is expected to be on July 6, not July 2 as previously announced, pending the expiration of the regulator's...

  • June 16- TMX Group Ltd, operator of Canada's main stock exchange, hopes to rope a piece of the $90 billion North America cattle sector, and said on Tuesday that it would offer the continent's first online sales platform of its kind. TMX Chief Executive Officer Lou Eccleston, who plans to push further into commodity sales, said the service could cut 30 percent off...

  • FRANKFURT, June 15- Deutsche Boerse is looking at the possibility of buying currency trading platform 360 T, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday, although it was not yet clear if the German exchange operator will place a binding bid. Deutsche Boerse declined to comment on whether it was bidding, while 360 T, one of a handful of multi-bank, multi-user...

  • FRANKFURT, June 15- Deutsche Boerse is looking at the possibility of buying currency trading platform 360 T, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday, although it was not yet clear if the German exchange operator will place a binding bid. Deutsche Boerse declined to comment on whether it was bidding, while 360 T, one of a handful of multi-bank, multi-user...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Wall Street's self-funded watchdog said on Wednesday it may cut the fees it charges to professional users, like banks, of its weekly report on off-exchange trading volumes in order to make the information more accessible following industry complaints. "We are looking hard at reducing or eliminating those fees," Richard Ketchum, chief executive...