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  • MUMBAI, Feb 23- India must boost growth, cut its fiscal deficit and fulfil promises of financial and fiscal reforms in order to justify an upgrade in a credit rating, currently lodged one rung above junk bond territory, rating agency Standard& Poor's said on Monday. S&P raised India's credit rating outlook to' stable' from' negative' in September, citing the prospect...

  • FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Feb 20- Relatives of U.S. soldiers killed and wounded in a 1983 Beirut bombing have been barred by a U.S. judge from seeking $1.6 billion in assets belonging to Iran's central bank and held by a unit of German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse. District Judge Katherine Forrest in New York said in a decision released on Friday that they could not...

  • There have been venture exchanges approved by the SEC before, "White told reporters on the sidelines of the Practicing Law Institute's SEC Speaks conference. Although Congress passed a law in 2012 designed to help small companies raise capital and go public by easing certain burdens, many say the measures fall short and that more must be done.

  • FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Feb 20- A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit tied to the 1983 Beirut bombing that seeks $1.6 billion in assets belonging to Iran's central bank and held by a unit of German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse, the German company said Friday. In another case in 2013, Clearstream Banking SA, the clearing unit for Deutsche Boerse AG, agreed to transfer...

  • Indian share markets to open on budget day on Feb. 28 Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Feb 20- India's share markets will open for regular trading hours on Saturday, Feb. 28, when the government is due to unveil a much- anticipated budget for the fiscal year starting in April, the country's two main exchanges said on Friday. The announcement from National Stock Exchange and BSE Ltd came after brokers had requested markets open on budget day,...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 19- German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse aims to conclude a wide-ranging cooperation agreement with the Shanghai Stock Exchange soon, completing a key element to its Asian expansion plans, Deputy CEO Andreas Preuss said. Deutsche Boerse aims to offer trading, clearing and other services across the Asian time zone under its new brand Eurex...

  • Feb 17- A Russian accused of helping mastermind the largest international data breach ever prosecuted in the United States pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, following his extradition from the Netherlands, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Sixteen companies' networks were infiltrated, including those of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, 7- Eleven, France's Carrefour SA, JC...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- Revenues and margins at Europe's "Big Three" credit rating agencies are back to pre-financial crisis levels and the trio are in line for more business, despite a welter of new rules aimed at reducing their influence, a regulator said on Monday. Yet the European Securities and Markets Authority, which regulates the 27 rating agencies operating...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 17- Erzhong Heavy Industries is set to become the first firm to voluntarily delist from the Shanghai Stock Exchange since the introduction of stricter listing rules- a further sign that tougher regulation is beginning to drive speculators out of loss-making stocks. The transaction, which will be conducted in cash, will require no more than 1.04...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- International regulators struggling to rein in the $5 trillion- a-day global foreign exchange market are finally finding some support from asset managers warming to the idea of moving more trading onto exchanges. "We are talking to people who are planning to shift 10-20 percent of their portfolios to some form of exchange-based or cleared...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A New York judge on Friday rejected Barclays Plc's effort to dismiss state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit accusing it of defrauding clients about high-speed trading in its private "dark pool" trading platform. Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan said it was premature to dismiss...

  • *S&P cuts Saudi outlook, Bahrain and Oman ratings. Taken together, S&P's actions were the biggest move by a rating agency in the Gulf since the price of Brent crude plunged below $60 a barrel in December, from $115 last June. It lowered the ratings of the two financially weakest states in the Gulf Cooperation Council by one notch- Bahrain fell to "BBB-/A-3," and Oman to "...

  • *fourth-qtr adj profit $0.64/ shr vs. est $0.66. Feb 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as higher expenses offset a surge in trading volumes. Net income allocated to common stockholders rose to $49.1 million, or 58 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $45.6...

  • UPDATE 1-CBOE profit misses estimates as costs rise Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    Feb 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as higher expenses offset a surge in trading volumes. Increased volatility has lifted trading volumes since CBOE said in the second quarter it would cut expenses due to weak volumes. Last year, total trading volume for options contracts...

  • Feb 6- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong growth in its analytics business and higher debt issuance in the United States. High grade corporate debt offerings in the United States totaled $1.1 trillion in 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with a year earlier, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • Net income allocated to common stockholders rose to $49.1 million, or 58 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $45.6 million, or 52 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 5- For tailor Peter Papageorge, making the vibrant jackets worn by traders on the floors of exchanges in Chicago and New York used to be the bulk of his business. Papageorge's family founded Peco Inc, based on the southwest side of Chicago, in 1919. The company bills itself as the largest manufacturer of the flashy trading jackets that are as colorful as...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- CME Group Inc will save $10 million per year after it shuts nearly all of its futures pits in New York and Chicago, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the world's biggest futures exchange pushes ahead with cost-cutting measures. While that may be a significant saving in a single step, he said that sum represents only a quarter of the total cost of running...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- CME Group Inc will save $10 million per year in expenses after it shuts nearly all of its open-outcry futures pits in New York and Chicago in early July, a spokesman said on Thursday. That sum represents a quarter of the total cost of running its trading floors, he said, ahead of the release of the Chicago- based exchange's fourth-quarter results later...

  • UPDATE 1-LSE puts Russell Investments up for sale Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:55 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Thursday it would sell Russell Investments, the asset management arm of the Frank Russell Co business which it acquired for $2.7 billion last year. The exchange beat a number of interested buyers, including the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and a handful of private equity firms, sources told Reuters last...