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  • US regulators probe high-speed trading companies - WSJ Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    March 18- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating deals between large high-speed traders and the two futures-exchange operators- CME Group Inc and IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

  • CBOE Holdings top executives authorize stock sales Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    CHICAGO, March 18- CBOE Holdings Inc's top two executives have each established plans to sell up to 14 percent of their shares in the company, the exchange-operator said on Tuesday, a day after its stock price hit a record high.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- New York state's attorney general on Tuesday said U.S. stock exchanges and alternative trading platforms provide high-frequency traders with unfair technological advantages that give them early access to key data.

  • CBOE VIX futures to extend trading hours from June Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 18- Trading hours for the CBOE Volatility index VIX futures will be extended to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week, beginning June 22, the Chicago Board Options Exchange said on Tuesday.

  • *MillerCoors sees contract as "a potentially useful tool". LONDON, March 18- CME Group Inc will launch a North American physically deliverable aluminium futures contract in May that could compete with the London Metal Exchange's $54 billion market.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- New York's attorney general urged U.S. stock exchanges and other venues on Tuesday to limit services that he said provided unfair advantages to high-frequency traders and undermined confidence in the markets.

  • BOCA RATON, Florida, March 14- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, is facing mounting criticism from brokers over fee increases that are set to raise costs for futures customers.

  • *Allianz forecasts asset management earnings to fall. FRANKFURT, March 14- Management turmoil at Allianz asset manager Pimco is unlikely to threaten the credit standing of Europe's largest insurer, credit rating agency Fitch said on Friday.

  • Beware Bitcoin - U.S. brokerage regulator Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    In an investor alert titled "Bitcoin: More than a Bit Risky," the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said recent events such as the bankruptcy of Bitcoin exchange operator Mt. "Speculators drawn to bitcoin trading should understand that bitcoin prices have fluctuated widely, and wildly," said Gerri Walsh, FINRA's vice president for investor education.

  • CHICAGO, March 6- Robert Ray, chief executive officer of CME Group Inc's planned European exchange, has died at age 60, the futures market-operator said on Thursday. Ray previously was responsible for CME's business and sales strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America, according to a biography on the company's website.

  • CORRECTED-Puerto Rico bonds do the unexpected: Rally Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market has been stunned by what would have been unthinkable a few months ago: Puerto Rico debt is rallying. Most notably, the three rating agencies cut Puerto Rico's credit score to junk earlier this month.

  • Puerto Rico bonds do the unexpected: Rally Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market has been stunned by what would have been unthinkable a few months ago: Puerto Rico debt is rallying. Most notably, the three rating agencies cut Puerto Rico's credit score to junk earlier this month.

  • Feb 26- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp warned that mortgage servicers such as Ocwen Financial Corp could be pushed into subprime lending as their core business comes under increased regulatory scrutiny.

  • Last week it listed the first Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, outside China that tracks the onshore bond market. Otherwise, the HKEx stands to lose ground as China moves towards its goal of full convertibility of the yuan, which would allow foreign investors to trade on mainland exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen, unfettered by quotas or other constraints.

  • CARACAS, Feb 24- Venezuela's top economy official vowed on Monday that a new currency exchange platform would undermine the spiraling black market for U.S. dollars by adding a market-based mechanism to existing currency controls.

  • Feb 24- Detroit's plan to deal with its $18 billion of debt and emerge from municipal bankruptcy would set a troubling precedent for the U.S. municipal bond market, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. "Fitch considers Detroit's plan of adjustment to be hostile to GO bondholders," the rating agency said in a statement.

  • Oracle to buy online data management startup BlueKai Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Feb 24- Oracle Corp said it would buy online data management startup BlueKai to bolster its marketing platform. However, Business Insider reported last week that Oracle was looking to buy BlueKai for about $400 million. Oracle's shares closed at $38.10 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- Citadel Securities, one of the top market makers in U.S. stocks and listed stock options, said on Friday that volume on its off-exchange trading platform, Citadel Connect, has nearly tripled in the past year, making it one of the largest U.S. dark pools.

  • There are roughly 460 transfer agents registered with the SEC, and as of the end of 2012, they maintained over 276 million shareholder accounts, according to SEC data. The SEC in 2011 issued informal staff-level guidance for public companies to use when considering whether to disclose cyber attacks and their impact on the company's finances.