May 16- Credit-rating agency Standard& Poor's on Thursday cut its rating on Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the insurance and industrial conglomerate controlled by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, one notch, citing the company's reliance on its insurance operations for dividend income.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Feb 21- The top U.S. derivatives regulator on Thursday sought to fine the CME Group Inc and ban two former employees for life for leaking client data in a crackdown on the world's largest futures exchange.
WASHINGTON, Feb 21- The top U.S. derivatives regulator charged the CME Group Inc and two former employees with disclosing non-public information about customer trades, saying it would seek fines and bans from the industry.
WASHINGTON, Feb 21- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Thursday it had charged CME Group Inc's New York Mercantile Exchange and two former employees with disclosing non-public information about customer trades.
NEW YORK, Feb 20- David Einhorn, hedge fund manager and chairman of reinsurer Greenlight Capital Re Ltd, said Wednesday that the U.S. government's lawsuit against Standard& Poor's has made rating agencies vulnerable.
LONDON, Feb 20- Cyprus faces a "material and rising risk" of defaulting on its sovereign debt, especially if the euro zone and International Monetary Fund do not come up with aid, rating agency Standard& Poor's said on Wednesday.
*Nasdaq held talks with Carlyle, Hellman& Friedman. Feb 15- Long frustrated about the low market valuation of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, the exchange operator's management is debating various ideas, ranging from further diversification to radical steps like going private or eventually splitting up the company, said several people familiar with the situation.
*CBOE shares rise to highest level since 2010 IPO. *CBOE not undervalued compared with peers- analyst. Monday's news that private equity firm Carlyle Group LP had recently approached stock exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc about going private raised the question of whether CBOE Holdings Inc might consider a similar move.
CBOE shares rise 2.3 pct, hitting highest since 2010 IPO.
Private equity firm Carlyle Group recently approached Nasdaq OMX Group Inc about taking the exchange operator private, but the talks fell apart over a disagreement on price, sources familiar with the deal said on Monday.
While CBOE is in a "terrific spot" as a public company currently, CBOE Chief Operating Officer Edward Tilly said Thursday at a Credit Suisse financial services forum, "If valuations as a result of conversations with Carlyle lifts all boats, so be it... Tilly has been picked to succeed Bill Brodsky as chief executive of CBOE in May.
Feb 13- Nasdaq OMX Group would not gain any advantages by becoming a private company, and the exchange operator does not want to be highly leveraged, Chief Financial Officer Lee Shavel said on Wednesday, but he did not dismiss the idea outright.
CHICAGO, Feb 12- CME Group's chief executive on Tuesday shot down the possibility that the giant futures exchange operator will go private any time soon, a day after it was revealed that Nasdaq OMX Group had discussed such a move.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- Nasdaq OMX Group recently talked with private equity firm Carlyle Group about taking the trans-Atlantic exchange operator private, but the talks broke down because of price disagreements, according to people familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- Nasdaq OMX Group was recently in talks with private equity firm Carlyle Group to take the transatlantic exchange operator private, but the talks broke down due to price disagreements, according to a person familiar with the matter. Nasdaq spokesman Joseph Christinat said the company does not comment on market rumors or speculation.
*Post-merger IPO to include Paris wheat and rapeseed. LONDON, Feb 8- ICE plans to spin off thriving Paris- based agricultural commodity contracts and may also have to sell London soft commodity contracts if its acquisition of NYSE Euronext goes through.
The probe, about which CBOE has revealed very few details, has cast a shadow on the mostly lustrous legacy of longtime Chief Executive Officer William Brodsky, who plans to hand the reins to President and Chief Operating Officer Ed Tilly in May.
Shares in credit rating agency Moody's fell sharply on Friday as it faces a possible federal fraud lawsuit over its pre-crisis debt ratings.
Feb 8- Shares in credit rating agency Moody's Corp slid 6 percent on Friday as it faces a possible federal fraud lawsuit over its pre-crisis debt ratings.
Feb 8- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp, which could face a federal lawsuit tied to pre-crisis ratings, said quarterly profit jumped 66 percent and the company forecast strong 2013 earnings, sending its shares up 2 percent before the bell. Moody's said it expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.45 to $3.55 per share.
Feb 8- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp, which could face a federal lawsuit tied to pre-crisis ratings, reported a 66 percent jump in quarterly profit as it benefited from a wave of debt issues.