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  • LONDON, Nov 7- The London Metal Exchange on Friday launched consultations on proposed changes to rules governing physical delivery and its global network of storage warehouses. The LME, the world's oldest and biggest market for industrial metals which is now owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, oversees warehouses where companies that buy metals on...

  • *Politics, tax concerns hinder Shanghai stock connect launch. HONG KONG, Nov 5- Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing Ltd posted a 6 percent rise in third-quarter profit as trading volumes climbed ahead of a proposed trading link with Shanghai, but said it did not know when the delayed scheme would launch. Some market watchers believe the launch date might have been...

  • Exchanges including Nasdaq, Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange, Bats Global Markets and CHX Holdings Inc's Chicago Stock Exchange said they deserve "absolute immunity" because they regulate themselves, and that only the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could review the plaintiffs' claims. A co-defendant, Barclays Plc, said the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- IEX Group, which runs an alternative trading system known as a "dark pool," said on Tuesday its plan to allow brokers to post visible orders on its platform at the end of January would not affect the brokers' ability to place hidden orders. IEX, which was featured in Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," has said it aims to become a registered...

  • The hardware failure impacted data feeds for about half an hour at the NYSE Group's primary data center in Mahwah, New Jersey, forcing the unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc to switch to its back-up recovery center in Chicago. The processing of quotes and trade reports resumed at Mahwah on Friday, said NYSE spokesman Eric Ryan. The operating and advisory...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 31- Deutsche Boerse is counting on its new chief executive to raise both the profile and prospects of the German exchange operator, which has seen its efforts at strategic mergers repeatedly stymied. Appointed on Oct. 27, Carsten Kengeter, a former head of investment banking at Swiss lender UBS, will join Deutsche Boerse next April and become CEO on...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook...

  • Colombia to launch voluntary carbon credit trading Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    BOGOTA, Oct 30- A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases intensify. Though Colombia does not have legally binding greenhouse gas emissions limits, some local...

  • *Q3 adj earnings of $0.84/ shr vs estimates of $0.83. Oct 30- CME Group Inc, operator of the world's largest futures market, reported a 22.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong trading volumes. CME, the owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, said average daily trading volume rose 12 percent to 13.5 million contracts per day...

  • CME profit rises 22.5 pct on higher trading volumes Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 30- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported a 22.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong trading volumes. Net income attributable to CME rose to $290 million, or 86 cents a share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $236.7 million, or 71 cents a share, a year earlier. CME, the owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago...

  • *Cites as example UK repealing stamp duty on growth stocks. LONDON, Oct 29- European countries should change their tax rules to encourage investment in small businesses, the head of the London Stock Exchange said, as a sector crucial to the region's revival is starved of cash by banks. To counter this, London Stock Exchange Group Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Tuesday it has revised its policy which sets the risk management standards for the country's largest clearing, payment and settlement firms. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law heightened the importance of clearing and settlement operations run by companies such as CME Group and Intercontinental...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- London Stock Exchange Group is aiming to list Chinese equity futures in London in the next stage of its plans to tap the world's second-largest economy, the bourse's chief executive told Reuters. Speaking at the Reuters China Summit on Tuesday, LSE Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said that a natural evolution of its strategy would be to develop...

  • *Adds to patchy record on China's financial reforms. HONG KONG, Oct 27- The stalled link-up between the Hong Kong and Shanghai bourses hit financial stocks on both exchanges on Monday, left investors in the dark about the scheme's future and raised more questions about Beijing's patchy record on delivering reform. MSCI, which compiles global stock indexes, said a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc on Friday reported a higher third-quarter profit, as lower expenses helped offset a decline in revenues driven in part by the impact of foreign exchange rates. Net income attributable to Nasdaq totaled $123 million, or 71 cents per share, up from $113 million, or 66 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, Oct 23- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has signed a preliminary deal with China Merchant Group companies aimed at expanding London Metal Exchange warehouses in Asia and developing new products and services for the Asian market. To this end, it has long planned to steer the LME into mainland China, the world's biggest metals market.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd plans to launch so-called "mini" industrial metals futures contracts on Dec. 1, HKEx Chief Executive Charles Li said on Tuesday. The launch aims to capture the growing appetite among investors in China for commodities trading and will offer currency convenience for its Asia clients. China is the world's largest...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- The Hong Kong stock exchange said it aimed to create a link to trade commodities with mainland China by adapting a share trading system with the Shanghai Stock Exchange that is on the cusp of going live. No firm date has been announced for the launch of the link between HKEx and the Shanghai exchange, but sources have told Reuters it is due to begin on...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- A slowdown in stock quote updates to the trading platform of OTC Markets on Friday led brokerage watchdog the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to halt trading for almost two hours. OTC Markets is a marketplace for about 10,000 securities, some of them foreign, that are not listed on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- "In short, this is not a takeover; it is a marriage". That's how Charles Li, chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, described the 1.38 billion sterling purchase of the London Metal Exchange back in 2012.. He was speaking at the LME's annual black-tie dinner at the Grosvenor House in London, conceding that it was the first time he himself, once...