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  • *U.S. more liberal in pricing matters than Europe. LONDON, April 4- The way U.S. commodities exchanges are dealing with warehouses could offer a template for the London Metal Exchange to reform its chronically logjammed storage system, the backbone of the world's biggest metals marketplace.

  • BEIJING, April 3- China's rating agencies are likely to keep a long-held assumption of government bailouts built into most ratings despite the country's first domestic bond defaults and warnings from Beijing that there is no blanket guarantee of support.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Bitcoin derivatives trading platform BTC.sx has secured funding from Seedcoin Fund, BTC.sx Chief Operating Officer George Samman told Reuters on Tuesday. Samman has provided BTC.sx around $250,000 in funding, which he said was the largest investment by Seedcoin so far.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- CME Group Inc can keep in place rules that factor in electronic trades for settling end-of-day grain futures prices, an Illinois judge ruled on Monday following a legal challenge from veterans of the Chicago trading floor.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- CME Group Inc can keep in place rules that factor in electronic trades for settling end-of-day grain futures prices, an Illinois judge ruled on Monday following a legal challenge from veterans of the Chicago trading floor.

  • CME GROUP CAN KEEP IN PLACE RULES THAT COMBINE ELECTRONIC, OPEN-OUTCRY TRADES FOR GRAIN FUTURES SETTLEMENTS- ILLINOIS JUDGE.

  • SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, March 31- Earlier this month, the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Charles Li, was eager to talk about anything but the years-long warehousing crisis at the London Metal Exchange.

  • HONG KONG, March 31- Companies seeking to list in Hong Kong will be subject to a stricter disclosure regime starting Tuesday as the city's regulators crack down on sloppy underwriters and issuers. The new rules also follow a series of scandals at mainland Chinese companies that have run into trouble after listing in Hong Kong.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- The U.S. stock market is rigged in favor of high-speed electronic trading firms, which use their advantages to extract billions from investors, according to Michael Lewis, author of a new book on the topic, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt."

  • *Deutsche Boerse, Bank of China to develop infrastructure. *Bank of China becomes Deutsche Boerse's clearing partner.

  • U.S. high-frequency trading ban unlikely -Nasdaq Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. regulators are unlikely to put rules in place that would harm high-frequency trading as doing so would make trading more difficult and expensive for all investors, Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer of Nasdaq OMX Group said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Carlyle Group LP is considering buying a traditional money manager to broaden its own investment platform, as the private equity firm tries to attract more retail investors and achieve the higher stock market valuation commanded by such managers, according to sources familiar with the situation.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission may have broken the law when it suspended its outside academic research program in response to a 2012 complaint filed by the CME Group futures exchange, the agency's internal watchdog determined.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- If there is one thing that gives brokerage executives the cold sweats at night, it is the attitude of younger Americans toward the stock market.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission may have broken the law when it suspended its outside academic research program in response to a 2012 complaint filed by the CME Group futures exchange, the agency's internal watchdog determined.

  • Pimco launches first closed-end fund in Canada Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    March 21- Pacific Investment Management Co on Friday launched the Pimco Global Income Opportunities Fund, one of the largest closed-end funds to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange, according to a statement by the firm.

  • PARIS/ GENEVA, March 21- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, is working on plans to launch a European milling wheat contract in a direct challenge to Euronext's Paris- based wheat market, several sources familiar with the matter said.

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

    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.

  • HONG KONG, March 20- Even before Alibaba Group Holding Ltd kicks off its first underwriter meeting for its planned U.S. IPO, traders are pouncing on the deal, betting the valuation of the Chinese e-commerce giant may leap to around $250 billion by the debut, according to IG Group.

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Marketwired, a company that publishes and distributes corporate earnings and other market-moving news releases, said on Wednesday it would no longer sell directly to high-frequency trading companies.