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  • U.S. SEC adopts final rules for credit agency reforms Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, in a public vote, adopted final rules to reform credit rating agencies, which played a key role in the 2007-09 financial crisis. Two Republican Commissioners voted against the rule. For a story, please click on.

  • Aug 26- DBRS Ltd, the privately held credit rating agency that competes with Standard& Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and Fitch Ratings Inc, is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 25- U.S. crude held above $93 a barrel on Tuesday ahead of weekly inventory data that could shed more light on oil supply and demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 25- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said it halted trading on its electronic platform for four hours on Monday because of a technical issue resulting from planned software reconfigurations.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 25- CME Group Inc, the largest U.S. futures exchange operator, said on Monday that a technical issue resulting from planned software reconfigurations had caused its latest electronic trading outage. The reconfigurations were made over the weekend as part of "ongoing technology enhancement projects," CME said in a statement.

  • Aug 25- CME Group delayed the start of trade on its electronic platform by four hours on Monday due to technical problems, the latest glitch to hit the world's largest futures market operator.

  • LONDON, Aug 22- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it would raise 938 million pounds in its first rights issue to part fund the acquisition of U.S. indexes group Frank Russell.

  • Aug 20- Brazil's BM&FBovespa SA stock exchange said Wednesday night that it had agreed to join a tax amnesty program to partially pay down a debt with the Revenue Service related to the company's 2007 initial public share offering.

  • Stock traders seek edge in pre-market twilight zone Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    *High-speed trading, tough markets spur out-of-hours interest. LONDON, Aug 20- On most weekday mornings over the past year, Paris- based financial trader David Sibi has turned on a computer program designed to try and beat the U.S. stock market before it even opens.

  • *Partners strikes first buyout in China. HONG KONG, Aug 18- Swiss investment manager Partners Group Holding AG has agreed to buy the majority of China- focused elevator guide rail maker Savera Group for around 2 billion yuan, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • Gone are the days of the private jet and the two-week carousel of five-star hotels in Europe and the United States. Instead, it is more likely to be a scramble from Hong Kong to New York, often flying on commercial airlines, to capture the ear of potential investors.

  • Speed is of the essence in IPO roadshow tour scramble Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    Gone are the days of the private jet and the two-week carousel of five-star hotels in Europe and the United States. Instead, it is more likely to be a scramble from Hong Kong to New York, often flying on commercial airlines, to capture the ear of potential investors.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 8- BM&FBovespa SA said on Friday expenses in 2014 would come in at the low end of its target, a sign that Brazil's sole listed exchange will continue to rely on cost controls to counter flagging capital markets activity.

  • Aug 7- Intercontinental Exchange Inc on Thursday reported higher second-quarter earnings as the exchange and clearing house operator worked to integrate its $11 billion purchase of the New York Stock Exchange's parent company.

  • Aug 7- Goldman Sachs Group Inc said it was being investigated for its U.S. alternative trading system and for the potential misuse and circulation of non-public information related to its corporate developments.

  • PARIS, Aug 7- Exchange operator Euronext posted a 4.6 percent increase in quarterly operating profit on Thursday, boosted by cost cutting and a rise in stock market listings, and said it would accelerate its cost-savings plan.

  • *HKEx shares up 35 pct in 2014 on Shanghai stock connection. HONG KONG, Aug 6- Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing Ltd will raise fees on the London Metal Exchange from Jan. 1 2015, HKEx said on Wednesday, as it battles costs from its acquisition of the LME and absorbs the London exchange's rising legal expenses.

  • CHICAGO, July 31- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings on Thursday, blaming low levels of volatility for weak trading volumes.

  • CME Group earnings drop on weak trading volumes Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    CHICAGO, July 31- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, on Thursday reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings due to weak trading volumes. Net profit fell to $263.8 million, or 79 cents a share, from $311.2 million, or 93 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • ZURICH, July 31- Swiss bank Credit Suisse on Thursday became the latest major European bank to say it was caught up in an investigation into alternative trading venues known as dark pools.