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  • SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Singapore's central bank and stock market operator are conducting an extensive review of recent share price volatility in three inter-linked Singapore companies, which wiped out billions of dollars in combined market value from the firms.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Singapore's central bank said it is conducting an extensive review with Singapore Exchange Ltd of recent share price volatility in three inter-linked Singapore companies, but said the operations and financial positions of broking firms exposed to those stocks remain sound.

  • Oct 23- U.S.-based exchange operators BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge said on Wednesday their proposed merger has been cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice. The companies, which together would represent the No. 2 U.S. equities exchange, said they will now focus on earning approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Oct 23- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group on Wednesday reported a higher third-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations, helped by recent acquisitions and increased market data revenue.

  • Oct 22- Standard& Poor's owner, McGraw Hill Financial Inc, reported a higher-than-expected 56 percent jump in quarterly profit due to strong growth at the rating agency and S&P Dow Jones indices.

  • Oct 21- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Monday put Michigan's Saginaw City School District rating on watch negative, citing a lack of required information from the district. The action "follows repeated attempts by Standard& Poor's to obtain timely information of satisfactory quality to maintain our rating on the securities," the rating agency said.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 21- Exchange-operator CBOE Holdings Inc said it will expand trading hours for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index, starting on Oct. 28, after the partial U.S. government shutdown thwarted plans for a launch on Monday.

  • Goldman trading glitch could cost over $100 million Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:26 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs experienced a trading glitch that caused a huge batch of erroneous trades Tuesday. Many may be canceled but the snafu could still cost Goldman upwards of $100 million.

  • CBOE Keeps S&P and Dow Jones Options Exclusivity Monday, 13 May 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    William Brodsky, chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

    CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.

  • Ron Burkle

    After suffering steep losses in one fund, the Yucaipa Companies, the money management firm run by the billionaire Ronald W. Burkle, has cut fees for investors in the portfolio, The New York Times reports.

  • Nasdaq to Set Up Trading Post for Private Firms Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.

  • Lawsuit Worries Hit Moody's Shares Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    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.

  • More Steps Needed to Save US Credit Rating: Moody's Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    The U.S. must do more than the recently passed "fiscal cliff" measures if the country is to rescue its Aaa debt rating from its current negative outlook, rating agency Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday.

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