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  • NEW YORK, Dec 30- California- based bond firm Pimco has dismissed money manager Rahul Seksaria after CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, fined him for a trading violation. In a notice online, CME Group said that Seksaria "orchestrated and prearranged trades in the June 2015 Eurodollar futures contract opposite one of his employer's client...

  • Pimco fires money manager after CME Group violation Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 30- California- based bond giant Pimco has dismissed money manager Rahul Seksaria after CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, fined him for a trading violation. In a notice online, CME Group said that Seksaria "orchestrated and prearranged trades in the June 2015 Eurodollar futures contract opposite one of his employer's...

  • ICE gets tough on 'disruptive trading' practices Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Dec 30- Intercontinental Exchange Inc will prohibit disruptive trading practices in its futures marketplace, as it looks to tackle an illegal manipulative trading strategy known as "spoofing". CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, implemented a similar rule in September. The practice gained notoriety in October after high-frequency...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 24- The rouble weakened in early trade on Wednesday, giving up its slight gains seen at opening, after Standard and Poor's rating agency warned it could downgrade Russia's rating to speculative in January. Late on Tuesday, S&P revised Russia's credit ratings to creditwatch negative from negative, warning the country's monetary flexibility...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- A plan by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to widen the minimum trading increments of some small-cap stocks to test if that would spur more trading could end up harming mom-and-pop investors, retail brokerages said in letters to the regulator. The potential cost of the program to all investors could be up to $455 million dollars...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- In December 2013, Hanmag Securities Corp, a small South Korean brokerage firm, lost 46 billion won in a day after a stock option trading algorithm went bad. It was a fatal blow for a company that had just 15 billion won of capital- Hanmag went bust. During the financial crisis, regulators were reluctant to let wobbly traders such as Bear Stearns go bust,...

  • UPDATE 1-CBOE to pass regulatory duties to FINRA Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 22- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the biggest U.S. stock options market, will cede regulatory duties to the securities industry's largest independent regulator next week, the company said on Monday. CBOE's Chicago Board Options Exchange and C2 Options Exchange hired the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, to perform "the majority of...

  • CBOE to pass regulatory duties to FINRA Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 22- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the biggest U.S. stock options market, will cede regulatory duties to the securities industry's largest independent regulator next week, the company said on Monday. CBOE's Chicago Board Options Exchange and C2 Options Exchange hired the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, to perform "the majority of...

  • Dec 22- Carlyle Group LP and Warburg Pincus LLC said they would buy DBRS Ltd, the world's fourth-largest credit rating agency, in partnership with a consortium of Canadian investors including the firm's founder. DBRS has a 2 percent share of the ratings market dominated by McGraw Hill Financial Inc- owned Standard& Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and...

  • CME Group imposes rare halt on wheat futures trading Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 18- CME Group Inc briefly halted electronic trading in U.S. wheat futures overnight on Thursday after prices sank 1.6 percent in one second as concerns about Russian export curbs roiled the market. CME Group stopped trading in the most-active Chicago Board of Trade March wheat contract at 3:49: 37 a.m. CST, company spokesman Chris Grams said.

  • ICE proposes dropping fee for trading stocks-WSJ Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    Dec 17- Intercontinental Exchange Inc is proposing a trade-off between exchanges and brokers that would include cutting fees for trading stocks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The New York Stock Exchange would drop the fee for trading stocks at its exchanges to 5 cents per 100 shares from 30 cents, the Journal said,...

  • ABU DHABI, Dec 15- A loan of up to $800 million to help Abu Dhabi- based entrepreneur B.R. Shetty acquire a majority stake in foreign exchange operator Travelex has been completed, two sources aware of the matter said on Monday. Three other banks-- Doha Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Commercial Bank International-- joined the loan, the first source said.

  • Fitch cuts France to 'AA' Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    Dec 12- Fitch ratings has cut its ratings on France to' AA', after having put the country on' Ratings Watch Negative' in October, saying the country's revised deficit-reduction target was not enough to hold the previous rating of' AA+'. The rating agency had said in October "it would likely downgrade the ratings by one notch in the absence of a material improvement in the...

  • Dec 12- Hearst Corp said it will raise its stake in global credit rating agency Fitch Group to 80 percent from 50 percent in a deal valued at about $2 billion as the media giant diversifies away from its newspaper foundations. Paris- based Fimalac, which is selling the stake to Hearst, will retain a 20 percent interest in Fitch, the third-biggest rating agency behind...

  • Dec 12- U.S. media company Hearst Corp said it will raise its stake in global credit rating agency Fitch Group to 80 percent from 50 percent in a deal valued at about $2 billion. Paris- based Fimalac, which is selling the stake to Hearst, will retain a 20 percent interest in Fitch, Hearst said. Hearst Corp publishes newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and...

  • Dec 10- Intercontinental Exchange Inc has no immediate plans to sell the New York Stock Exchange, which it expects to become more profitable as a result of extensive ongoing restructuring, ICE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Sprecher said on Wednesday. The NYSE, which exchange and clearing house operator ICE bought for $11 billion in November 2013 in order to...

  • HKEx may change listing rule after Alibaba IPO loss Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    Stung by the loss of the IPO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba, the Hong Kong stock exchange took a step towards loosening its listing rules.

  • Tech M&A deals have been 'preposterous': Pro   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:24 PM ET
    Tech M&A deals have been 'preposterous': Pro

    Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Map Press, says he is shifting his attention away from mergers and acquisitions in the technology field to the financial sector.

  • 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.

  • We were hacked! CME Group says Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:07 PM ET
    CME ClearPort home page

    CME Group said one of its clearing systems was hacked in July and the incident is the subject of a federal criminal investigation.