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  • UPDATE 1-Apax to sell Travelex to UAE Exchange owner Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    LONDON, May 23- Apax is to sell its majority stake in foreign exchange operator Travelex to Dr Shetty, the owner of UAE Exchange, and Abu Dhabi firm Centurion Investments, the private equity group said on Friday. Travelex, the world's largest foreign exchange specialist, was set up as a bureau de change in 1970 s London by entrepreneur Lloyd Dorfman.

  • SYDNEY, May 22- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd is targeting a fourth quarter launch for its mini metals and coal futures contracts, pending regulatory approval, an executive said on Thursday.

  • May 20- The London Stock Exchange Group Plc has emerged as the preferred bidder for asset management group Russell Investments, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.

  • Banks vie for fees as Nordic deal scene ignites Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    *Nordics increase share of Europe's M&A, listings. STOCKHOLM, May 15- Scandinavia has become a hot spot in Europe's corporate dealmaking scene this year, almost doubling its share of merger and acquisition activity and listing more companies than anywhere but Britain.

  • May 13- Moody's Investors Service downgraded New Jersey's debt to' A1' late on Tuesday, making it the last of the three big Wall Street credit rating agencies to cut the state's bonds to single-A because of a large, unpredicted revenue shortfall and other fiscal pressures.

  • LONDON, May 13- The London Stock Exchange Group is in talks with the parent company of Russell Investments about a possible acquisition of the asset management and stock index firm.

  • CHICAGO, May 12- Financial exchanges run by CBOE Holdings Inc, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc and IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc on Monday said they fined a trading firm and its chief $1.5 million for manipulating options markets.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlyle's Adena Friedman returns to Nasdaq Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    May 12- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said on Monday its former chief financial officer Adena Friedman will rejoin the company as president of global corporate and information technology solutions, reporting to Chief Executive Robert Greifeld. Friedman, who left Nasdaq in 2011, was most recently chief financial officer of private equity firm Carlyle Group LP.

  • LONDON, May 12- CME Group's European clearing house and the post-trade arm of Swiss exchange operator SIX Group have teamed up to create a platform to manage collateral used to back derivatives trades. Last week, the Depository Trust& Clearing Corporation and Euroclear announced a joint venture to simplify settlement of trades and ease access to collateral.

  • Adena Friedman returns to Nasdaq Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:13 AM ET

    May 12- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said Adena Friedman will rejoin the company as president of global corporate and information technology solutions, reporting to Chief Executive Robert Greifeld. Friedman, who left Nasdaq in 2011, was most recently chief financial officer of private equity firm Carlyle Group LP.

  • LONDON, May 8- European exchange group Euronext, which is planning a stock market listing next month, earned net income of $36 million in the first three months of the year, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.

  • *Euronext to list on Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris exchanges- source. *Euronext will later list on its Lisbon exchange- source. A spin-off of Euronext has been expected since ICE's $11 billion deal last year to take over NYSE Euronext, parent company of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • LONDON, May 7- Euronext, which is being spun off by IntercontinentalExchange, will be listed on three of its exchanges in a stock market listing scheduled for June, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Some of the biggest retail brokerage companies are Charles Schwab Corp., TD Ameritrade Holding, Fidelity Investments' Fidelity Brokerage Services and E* Trade Financial Corp, which can get paid $100 million a year or more for selling their orders.

  • CHICAGO, May 6- The quality of U.S. stock markets will improve if regulators limit trading that happens outside of exchanges, the head of CBOE Holdings Inc said on Tuesday after the company reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings.

  • CBOE earnings top estimates as trading volumes rise Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO, May 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, which runs the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Tuesday due to rising trading volume. Chicago- based CBOE Holdings said net income rose to $48.5 million, or 56 cents per share, from $41.8 million, or 48 cents, a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The New York Attorney General's office is seeking information from exchanges and alternative trading platforms about their relationships with high frequency trading firms, as part of its probe into allegedly unfair trading practices on Wall Street, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- The New York Attorney General's office is seeking information from exchanges and alternative trading platforms about their relationships with high frequency trading firms, as part of its probe into allegedly unfair trading practices on Wall Street, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • New Jersey has now fallen into single-A category with two of the three major Wall Street credit rating agencies. Standard& Poor's Ratings Services cut New Jersey to A+ last month, citing budget tricks, the state's sizable imbalance, "bullish" revenue assumptions and pressure from growing pension obligations.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission said the NYSE, two of its exchanges and one affiliated brokerage "repeatedly engaged in business practices that either violated exchange rules or required a rule when the exchanges had none in effect." The NYSE agreed to settle the matter and pay a $4.5 million penalty without admitting or denying the charges.