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.» Read More
LONDON, May 28- Rating agencies are falling over each other to upgrade the euro zone's crisis countries, but with debt levels in most still rising and growth and reforms slow, the question is whether the new-found optimism has swung too far.
Euronext listing in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels at first. The U.S. group had always intended to spin-off Euronext after its $11 billion deal last year to take over NYSE Euronext, which gave it control of the New York Stock Exchange.
LONDON, May 27- Lloyds Banking Group expects to float about 25 percent of its TSB business on the London Stock Exchange next month, it said on Tuesday, kicking off a process regulators hope will create a vibrant challenger to Britain's dominant high-street lenders.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.