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  • *MillerCoors sees contract as "a potentially useful tool". LONDON, March 18- CME Group Inc will launch a North American physically deliverable aluminium futures contract in May that could compete with the London Metal Exchange's $54 billion market.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- New York's attorney general urged U.S. stock exchanges and other venues on Tuesday to limit services that he said provided unfair advantages to high-frequency traders and undermined confidence in the markets.

  • BOCA RATON, Florida, March 14- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, is facing mounting criticism from brokers over fee increases that are set to raise costs for futures customers.

  • *Allianz forecasts asset management earnings to fall. FRANKFURT, March 14- Management turmoil at Allianz asset manager Pimco is unlikely to threaten the credit standing of Europe's largest insurer, credit rating agency Fitch said on Friday.

  • Beware Bitcoin - U.S. brokerage regulator Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    In an investor alert titled "Bitcoin: More than a Bit Risky," the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said recent events such as the bankruptcy of Bitcoin exchange operator Mt. "Speculators drawn to bitcoin trading should understand that bitcoin prices have fluctuated widely, and wildly," said Gerri Walsh, FINRA's vice president for investor education.

  • CHICAGO, March 6- Robert Ray, chief executive officer of CME Group Inc's planned European exchange, has died at age 60, the futures market-operator said on Thursday. Ray previously was responsible for CME's business and sales strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America, according to a biography on the company's website.

  • CORRECTED-Puerto Rico bonds do the unexpected: Rally Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market has been stunned by what would have been unthinkable a few months ago: Puerto Rico debt is rallying. Most notably, the three rating agencies cut Puerto Rico's credit score to junk earlier this month.

  • Puerto Rico bonds do the unexpected: Rally Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market has been stunned by what would have been unthinkable a few months ago: Puerto Rico debt is rallying. Most notably, the three rating agencies cut Puerto Rico's credit score to junk earlier this month.

  • Feb 26- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp warned that mortgage servicers such as Ocwen Financial Corp could be pushed into subprime lending as their core business comes under increased regulatory scrutiny.

  • Last week it listed the first Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, outside China that tracks the onshore bond market. Otherwise, the HKEx stands to lose ground as China moves towards its goal of full convertibility of the yuan, which would allow foreign investors to trade on mainland exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen, unfettered by quotas or other constraints.

  • CARACAS, Feb 24- Venezuela's top economy official vowed on Monday that a new currency exchange platform would undermine the spiraling black market for U.S. dollars by adding a market-based mechanism to existing currency controls.

  • Feb 24- Detroit's plan to deal with its $18 billion of debt and emerge from municipal bankruptcy would set a troubling precedent for the U.S. municipal bond market, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. "Fitch considers Detroit's plan of adjustment to be hostile to GO bondholders," the rating agency said in a statement.

  • Oracle to buy online data management startup BlueKai Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Feb 24- Oracle Corp said it would buy online data management startup BlueKai to bolster its marketing platform. However, Business Insider reported last week that Oracle was looking to buy BlueKai for about $400 million. Oracle's shares closed at $38.10 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Citadel's dark pool surges in volume Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Citadel Connect has nearly tripled in the past year, making it one of the largest U.S. dark pools—where investors can trade anonymously.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- Citadel Securities, one of the top market makers in U.S. stocks and listed stock options, said on Friday that volume on its off-exchange trading platform, Citadel Connect, has nearly tripled in the past year, making it one of the largest U.S. dark pools.

  • There are roughly 460 transfer agents registered with the SEC, and as of the end of 2012, they maintained over 276 million shareholder accounts, according to SEC data. The SEC in 2011 issued informal staff-level guidance for public companies to use when considering whether to disclose cyber attacks and their impact on the company's finances.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Nasdaq OMX Group plans to roll out a "kill switch" that would cut off trading of its member firms when pre-set limits are breached, the exchange operator said in a regulatory filing.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- The London Metal Exchange will expand direct access to data feeds from its electronic trading system, aiming to boost computer-driven trading, the exchange said on Monday. The European Union agreed last month on new curbs on high-speed trading to be implemented by the end of 2016..

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Nasdaq OMX Group said on Friday that an issue with the FINRA/Nasdaq trade reporting facility led to untimely trade reports for equities listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca, and NYSE Amex, on Friday morning.

  • *Q4 EPS of $2, minus items, tops forecasts by 5 cents. NEW YORK, Feb 11- IntercontinentalExchange Group reported a fourth quarter loss on Tuesday because of onetime costs, including those related to its $11 billion purchase of the parent of the New York Stock Exchange, but expense control helped it beat expectations.

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