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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • *Comex copper trading outperforms LME in Asia time over 3 months. SYDNEY, Nov 12- Asian traders are increasingly choosing CME Group Inc over the London Metal Exchange for buying and selling copper, as they seek to cut costs and complexity of trade. The trend could mean an erosion of Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing's dominant market share in its premier metals...

  • *Q3 adj earnings of $0.84/ shr vs estimates of $0.83. Oct 30- CME Group Inc, operator of the world's largest futures market, reported a 22.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong trading volumes. CME, the owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, said average daily trading volume rose 12 percent to 13.5 million contracts per day...

  • CME profit rises 22.5 pct on higher trading volumes Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 30- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported a 22.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong trading volumes. Net income attributable to CME rose to $290 million, or 86 cents a share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $236.7 million, or 71 cents a share, a year earlier. CME, the owner of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Tuesday it has revised its policy which sets the risk management standards for the country's largest clearing, payment and settlement firms. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law heightened the importance of clearing and settlement operations run by companies such as CME Group and Intercontinental...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- "In short, this is not a takeover; it is a marriage". That's how Charles Li, chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, described the 1.38 billion sterling purchase of the London Metal Exchange back in 2012.. He was speaking at the LME's annual black-tie dinner at the Grosvenor House in London, conceding that it was the first time he himself, once...

  • Futures near record; Why it's a 'sea change' Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    On what could well be the worst day of the year—by a fairly wide margin—for stocks, futures activity smashed through to record levels.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 14- CME Group Inc plans to cut 5 percent of its global workforce, or about 150 jobs, to reduce costs with most cuts hitting its technology operations, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Tuesday. CME declined to detail how much money the staff reductions will save the company, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and New York...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 14- CME Group Inc plans to eliminate 5 percent of its global workforce, or about 150 jobs, with most cuts hitting its Chicago headquarters, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman declined to say how much money the cost cuts will save at CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • CME Group to cut 5 percent of global workforce Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 14- CME Group Inc plans to cut 5 percent of its global workforce, or about 150 jobs, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Tuesday. Most of the layoffs will come from CME's technology operations, with the rest coming from corporate and administration functions, the Chicago- based company said. CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- CME Group Inc's New York Mercantile Exchange must face a lawsuit brought by regulators seeking to hold it liable for the actions of two former employees accused of leaking trade details, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Sept 26- The London Metal Exchange, looking to boost profits, has scope for a significant hike to its trading fees whilst remaining competitive with arch U.S. rival CME Group.

  • CME targeting higher Brent crude market share - executive Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 5:58 AM ET

    *Asia's interest in US LPG grows amid shale oil boom. SINGAPORE, Sept 24- CME Group is targeting raising its market share in Brent, the largest energy product traded globally, by at least a third in a move that will make the crude futures contract its third-biggest product, an executive of the bourse operator said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- The following is the Labor Day holiday schedule for energy futures traded on the CME Group's New York Mercantile Exchange, including crude oil, refined oil products and natural gas.

  • CME Group says CFO to retire at age 49, new CFO is 50 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Aug 27- CME Group Inc's 49- year-old chief financial officer will retire at the end of the year and will be replaced by an executive who is a year older, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Wednesday.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 25- U.S. crude held above $93 a barrel on Tuesday ahead of weekly inventory data that could shed more light on oil supply and demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 25- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said it halted trading on its electronic platform for four hours on Monday because of a technical issue resulting from planned software reconfigurations.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 25- CME Group Inc, the largest U.S. futures exchange operator, said on Monday that a technical issue resulting from planned software reconfigurations had caused its latest electronic trading outage. The reconfigurations were made over the weekend as part of "ongoing technology enhancement projects," CME said in a statement.