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  • HONG KONG, March 31- Companies seeking to list in Hong Kong will be subject to a stricter disclosure regime starting Tuesday as the city's regulators crack down on sloppy underwriters and issuers. The new rules also follow a series of scandals at mainland Chinese companies that have run into trouble after listing in Hong Kong.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- The U.S. stock market is rigged in favor of high-speed electronic trading firms, which use their advantages to extract billions from investors, according to Michael Lewis, author of a new book on the topic, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt."

  • *Deutsche Boerse, Bank of China to develop infrastructure. *Bank of China becomes Deutsche Boerse's clearing partner.

  • U.S. high-frequency trading ban unlikely -Nasdaq Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. regulators are unlikely to put rules in place that would harm high-frequency trading as doing so would make trading more difficult and expensive for all investors, Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer of Nasdaq OMX Group said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Carlyle Group LP is considering buying a traditional money manager to broaden its own investment platform, as the private equity firm tries to attract more retail investors and achieve the higher stock market valuation commanded by such managers, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission may have broken the law when it suspended its outside academic research program in response to a 2012 complaint filed by the CME Group futures exchange, the agency's internal watchdog determined.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- If there is one thing that gives brokerage executives the cold sweats at night, it is the attitude of younger Americans toward the stock market.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission may have broken the law when it suspended its outside academic research program in response to a 2012 complaint filed by the CME Group futures exchange, the agency's internal watchdog determined.

  • Pimco launches first closed-end fund in Canada Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    March 21- Pacific Investment Management Co on Friday launched the Pimco Global Income Opportunities Fund, one of the largest closed-end funds to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange, according to a statement by the firm.

  • PARIS/ GENEVA, March 21- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, is working on plans to launch a European milling wheat contract in a direct challenge to Euronext's Paris- based wheat market, several sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Tech M&A deals have been 'preposterous': Pro     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Map Press, says he is shifting his attention away from mergers and acquisitions in the technology field to the financial sector.

  • HONG KONG, March 20- Even before Alibaba Group Holding Ltd kicks off its first underwriter meeting for its planned U.S. IPO, traders are pouncing on the deal, betting the valuation of the Chinese e-commerce giant may leap to around $250 billion by the debut, according to IG Group.

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Marketwired, a company that publishes and distributes corporate earnings and other market-moving news releases, said on Wednesday it would no longer sell directly to high-frequency trading companies.

  • HONG KONG, March 19- After a year of waiting, the man running what could be the biggest-ever technology IPO finally lost patience with Hong Kong. Joe Tsai, the Alibaba Group Holding executive in charge of plans for the highly anticipated deal, only abandoned hope of a Hong Kong listing in the last few weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • LONDON, March 19- CME Group will launch a physically delivered North American aluminium contract this May. It represents the most credible challenge to the London Metal Exchange's pricing franchise in the global aluminium market since... well, since the CME's previous aluminium contract. It's easy to forget now, but CME has been here before.

  • HONG KONG, March 19- After a year of waiting, the man running what could be the biggest-ever technology IPO finally lost patience with Hong Kong. Joe Tsai, the Alibaba Group Holding executive in charge of plans for the highly anticipated deal, only abandoned hope of a Hong Kong listing in the last few weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • US regulators probe high-speed trading companies - WSJ Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    March 18- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating deals between large high-speed traders and the two futures-exchange operators- CME Group Inc and IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

  • CBOE Holdings top executives authorize stock sales Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    CHICAGO, March 18- CBOE Holdings Inc's top two executives have each established plans to sell up to 14 percent of their shares in the company, the exchange-operator said on Tuesday, a day after its stock price hit a record high.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- New York state's attorney general on Tuesday said U.S. stock exchanges and alternative trading platforms provide high-frequency traders with unfair technological advantages that give them early access to key data.

  • CBOE VIX futures to extend trading hours from June Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 18- Trading hours for the CBOE Volatility index VIX futures will be extended to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week, beginning June 22, the Chicago Board Options Exchange said on Tuesday.

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