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World Markets Exchanges

  • 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...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Toronto Stock Exchange owner TMX Group Ltd said on Wednesday it was pitching the energy-rich bourse to "Saudi officials of significant influence" to bring at least part of the kingdom's massive Saudi Aramco public listing to Canada. Saudi Arabia expects to value the state-owned oil producer at a minimum of $2 trillion, in what could be the world's...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- TMX Group, owner of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Wednesday that it is in talks with Saudi Arabia over the possibility of Saudi Aramco listing in Canada. TMX said the talks were part of efforts by a consortium of representatives from across Canada's capital markets to establish relationships with key business and government leaders in Saudi...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- TMX Group, owner of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Wednesday that it is in talks with Saudi Arabia over the possibility of Saudi Aramco listing in Canada. TMX said the talks were part of efforts by a consortium of representatives from across Canada's capital markets to establish relationships with key business and government leaders in Saudi...

  • The results of the notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission and any enforcement action related to the outage are unknown at this time, NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange Inc said following the release of its financial results. NYSE has sent the SEC a letter defending its actions before and during the outage, he said. The outage resulted from a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- Intercontinental Exchange Inc, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, on Tuesday reported lower fourth-quarter earnings as higher expenses outweighed a doubling of data services revenue. Net income attributable to the exchange and clearing house operator dropped to $352 million, or 59 cents per share, from $370 million, or 66 cents per share, a...

  • CBOE, which agreed to buy Bats Global Markets Inc for $3.2 billion last year, said its operating expenses rose about 10 percent to $88.1 million. The company's net income allocated to common shareholders fell 10.8 percent to $44.8 million, or 55 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31. However, the company earned 63 cents per share, excluding items, beating the...

  • Feb 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, the operator of the largest U.S. options exchange, reported a 10.8 percent fall in quarterly profit, hit by higher costs. Chicago- based CBOE said on Monday that net income allocated to common shareholders fell to $44.8 million, or 55 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $50.2 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 3- Futures market operator CME Group Inc plans to broaden its rules against wrongdoing at the request of federal regulators, the company said on Friday, a move that is expected to ramp up disciplinary action against traders. Traders who engage in the manipulative practice known as spoofing are "the most immediate and likely target" of the rules...