May 16- Credit-rating agency Standard& Poor's on Thursday cut its rating on Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the insurance and industrial conglomerate controlled by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, one notch, citing the company's reliance on its insurance operations for dividend income.» Read More
NEW YORK, May 2- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said on Thursday it had determined in conjunction with several exchanges to cancel a host of trades in West Pharmaceuticals Inc. Nasdaq said the decision was made on its own motion in conjunction with BATS Exchange, Direct Edge, NYSE Arca.
*Expects June 10 swaps-clearing mandate to boost futures, clearing. May 2- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, reported a drop in first-quarter profit as trading in its lucrative energy products slumped and average revenue per trade fell.
May 2- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, reported a drop in first-quarter profit as trading in some of its more lucrative products slumped and average revenue per trade fell. Net income declined to $235.8 million, or 71 cents a share, from $266.6 million, or 80 cents a share, a year earlier, the Chicago- based company reported on Thursday.
May 2- CME Group Inc:. *Says in April 2013, CME Group metals volume averaged a record 532,000. *Says April CME Group foreign exchange volume averaged 898,000 contracts.
May 2- CME Group Inc's first-quarter profit fell from a year earlier, dragged down by a slump in trading in some of its more lucrative products, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Thursday.
May 2- Deutsche Boerse AG:. *Credit Suisse raises price target to 49 euros from 45 euros. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
LONDON, May 2- Standard& Poor's has assigned an A- long-term senior unsecured bond rating to Slovenia's planned issue of five- and ten-year Eurobonds, the rating agency said on Thursday.
NEW YORK, May 2- Rating agency Standard& Poor's on Thursday affirmed Israel's long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating at A-plus, saying overall government debt ratios should stay stable in coming months.
*Berkshire's Geico unit sells 1.75 mln Moody's shares. on Wednesday said it has sold 6.1 percent of its stake in Moody's Corp, the first time since 2010 it has sold shares of the parent of credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1- CBOE Holdings Inc said trading on its flagship Chicago Board Options Exchange fell in April, as the oldest U.S options exchange gave up market share to rivals.
May 1- CBOE Holdings Inc:. *Says average daily volume in April was 4.67 million contracts, up four. *April trading volume for options contracts on CBOE and c2sm and futures contracts on CBOE futures exchange totaled 102.70 million contracts.
NEW YORK, May 1- Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group wants small and emerging companies listing shares on the public markets to be allowed to choose to be traded only on the venue where they are listed so buyers and sellers have an easier time connecting.
*Barclays raises target price to $40 from $33; rating overweight. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
LONDON, May 1- London Stock Exchange Group PLC:.
May 1- CME Group Inc:. *Says "is continually making improvements to our trading platform to increase. *Through the remainder of this year, will be implementing additional hardware,.
May 1- IntercontinentalExchange Inc, in the process of buying NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion, reported an 8 percent drop in first-quarter profit due in part to lower revenue from credit default swap trading and higher expenses. Excluding one-time items including transaction costs related to the NYSE deal, adjusted earnings were $2.03 per share.
May 1- IntercontinentalExchange Inc, which is in the process of buying NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion, reported an 8 percent decline in quarterly profit on Wednesday, due in part to lower revenues from credit default swap trading and higher expenses.
May 1- Deutsche Boerse AG:. *UBS cuts price target to 55 euros from 57 euros; rating buy. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies: Reuters Eikon users, click on RCH/ EUROPE Reuters 3000 Xtra users, double-click RCH/ EUROPE Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
SYDNEY, May 1- Mumbai's stock exchange has launched an Islamic equity index based on the wide-measure S&P BSE 500 index, providing a new benchmark for Islamic investors in one of the world's largest stock exchanges. The Mumbai exchange had a total market capitalisation of $1.32 trillion as of January 2013.
May 1- Wall Street's three main credit rating agencies had three different reactions to the $604.2 million buyout of Pittsburgh's West Penn Allegheny Health System bondholders on Monday.