NEW YORK, Nov 28- Activity in the options on the Energy Select Sector SPDR Exchange-Traded Fund exploded on Friday as traders who had bet on a drop in the ETF scrambled to book hefty profits a day after OPEC decided not to cut oil output. The energy ETF, which has shed about a fifth of its value over the last three months, was down 6 percent at $79.82 on Friday, reacting to...» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 4- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday narrowed but refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of fixing prices and restraining competition in the multitrillion-dollar market for credit default swaps, violating U.S. antitrust law.
*ECB cuts key interest rates to record lows. LONDON, Sept 4- Most euro zone bond yields and money market rates dropped on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut interest rates and announced plans to buy assets, in a bid to stimulate the faltering euro-zone economy.
*Euro dips under $1.30 for first time in 14 months. NEW YORK, Sept 4- Stock markets rose and the euro sank on Thursday after the European Central Bank unexpectedly cut ultra-low interest rates even further and said it would start buying loans and bonds next month to prop up the continent's struggling economy.
NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. Treasury prices fell on Thursday, undermined by aggressive expansionary monetary policy measures from the European Central Bank, including a cut in benchmark interest rates to fresh record lows that negatively impacted inflation sensitive assets.
*France, Germany, other major European averages gain ground. NEW YORK, Sept 4- Stock markets gained and the euro sank on Thursday after the European Central Bank unexpectedly cut already ultra-low interest rates and detailed plans to start buying loans and bonds next month to prop up the continent's struggling economy.
*Tibco Software gains before open; to review alternatives. *Ciena stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting and a flurry of economic data, including two reports on the U.S. labor market.
TOKYO, Sept 4- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Thursday as the market, caught between firmer U.S. JGBs showed muted reaction to the Bank of Japan's decision to stand pat on monetary policy, as the outcome was well anticipated.
As it was in 2005 when a puzzled Alan Greenspan made the idea of the conundrum popular, the issue today is a divergence between longer-dated Treasuries, which are falling in yield, and monetary policy, which is tightening.
U.S. regulators adopted tighter standards on liquidity requirements for large banks, part of a global effort to make big banks such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup more resilient in a future financial crisis. "For us, it's quite simple," said Ronald C. Green, chief financial officer of Houston, Texas.
Treasury debt yields fell from three-week highs on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains, as hopes over a proposed move to end fighting between Russia and Ukraine were clouded by doubts that peace would prevail.
ARGENTINA BONDS VALUED AT 39.5 CENTS TO THE DOLLAR IN CREDIT DEFAULT SWAP AUCTION.
FEDERAL RESERVE VOTES TO RE-PROPOSE MARGIN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNCLEARED SWAPS.
MEXICO GOV'T MAY MULL ISSUING UP TO 30- YEAR BONDS TO FINANCE LATER STAGES OF AIRPORT PROJECT-OFFICIAL.
*Russia, Ukraine announce peace progress, triggering bond selloff. Treasury debt yields rose to three-week highs on Wednesday, bolstered by a slew of U.S. corporate bond supply and efforts from Russia and Ukraine to end fighting.
*Toll Brothers advances after results. NEW YORK, Sept 3- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, on hopes a resolution would be reached between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of the latest batch of data which could provide insight on the health of the economy.
WASHINGTON, Sept 3- U.S. bank regulators plan to adopt on Wednesday rules forcing big banks to hold more assets that they could sell easily in a credit crunch, a requirement that is closely linked to the experience of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
Treasuries' retreat overnight and gains in Tokyo shares. Participants said the market was so far taking in stride the appointment of reform-minded Yasuhisa Shiozaki to head the ministry that oversees the giant Government Pension Investment Fund.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 3- The dollar hovered at 14- month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, underpinned by stronger-than-expected U.S. data and a resulting rise in Treasury yields. A rise above 105.45 yen would take the dollar to a high not seen since October 2008.
NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. "There is a little bit more of a reality check of what that actually would look like, how you would implement it, and then down the road how you would exit from that," said George Rusnak, managing director of global fixed income for Wells Fargo Private Bank in Princeton, New Jersey, in reference to the potential ECB stimulus.
NEW YORK, Sept 2- The dollar jumped to its highest this year against the yen on Tuesday, lifted by strong U.S. economic data, while the euro slipped to a one-year low on speculation the European Central Bank will move toward looser monetary policy when it meets later this week.