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  • CHINA STOCK REGULATOR SAYS SHANGHAI- DEUTCHE BOURSE JV COULD. SHANGHAI, May 29- The Shanghai-Deutsche Bourse joint venture could be expanded to include derivatives, a spokesperson for China's securities regulator said on Friday at a press conference. The joint venture, officially announced on May 27, aims to ease European investors' access to Chinese...

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge lower as Greece worries weigh Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    May 28- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, weighed down by concerns about Greece's ability to strike a deal with its creditors. *European officials downplayed talk that Greece and its lenders were drafting an agreement that would provide Athens much-needed debt relief. *Broadcom shares rose 0.85 percent to $57.64 in premarket trading after Avago...

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge higher after dollar rally subsides Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    May 27- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday as the dollar retreated from its largest gain in two years and as worries about Greece receded. *Greece and its European creditors have also played down fears that Athens would default on a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week. *Michael Kors Holdings fell 11 percent to $53.92 after the...

  • Rush to dollar assets costing Japanese investors dear Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 27- Cash-rich Japanese banks are paying almost as much extra to borrow dollars on the currency swaps market as they did when they were fighting for survival two decades ago, due to their insatiable appetite for higher-yielding dollar assets. Their need for dollar funding is pushing up the cost, "said Makoto Noji, senior fixed-income strategist at SMBC...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower ahead of raft of data Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    May 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday ahead of a raft of data and after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank could raise interest rates this year. *New home sales data at 10:00 a.m. ET is expected to show sales increased to an adjusted annual rate of 510,000 units in April from 481,000 units in March.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of Yellen's speech, Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    May 22- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, a day after the S&P 500 ended at an all-time high and ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's take on the economy that investors will peruse for clues on the timing of a rate hike. *Aeropostale slumped 22.8 percent to $2 in premarket trading after the teen apparel retailer estimated a...

  • May 21- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday, a day after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting bolstered expectations that interest rates would stay near zero until later this year. The jobless claims data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET. *Data measuring the growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector in May is due at 9:45 a.m. ET and 15 minutes...

  • ULAN BATOR, May 21- Cash-strapped Mongolia's deal to expand the $6.5 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine is a big step towards stabilising its economy, but as it waits for the investment boost to feed through it is leaning on once-feared China to help shore up its finances. China helped Mongolia's central bank stave off economic collapse with a currency swap agreement to...

  • ULAN BATOR, May 21- Cash-strapped Mongolia's deal to expand the $6.5 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine is a big step towards stabilising its economy, but as it waits for the investment boost to feed through it is leaning on once-feared China to help shore up its finances. China helped Mongolia's central bank stave off economic collapse with a currency swap agreement to...

  • US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:35 AM ET

    May 20- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday, a day after the Dow closed at a record high for the second straight day and ahead of the release of minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting. The minutes are expected to be released at 2:00 p.m. ET. *A rate hike is not likely to be appropriate until early 2016, Chicago Fed President Charles...

  • In the first, Forrest rejected an attempt by funds from BlackRock Inc, Allianz SE's Pacific Investment Management Co and TIAA-CREF to hold US Bancorp liable for alleged defects in 843 RMBS trusts collateralized by $778.6 billion of loans, causing tens of billions of dollars of losses. Separately, Forrest said the National Credit Union Administration lacked...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The head of the U.S. derivatives market regulator on Thursday slammed a bill in the House of Representatives to reauthorize the agency, saying the new mandate would make it harder for it to respond quickly to market events. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has raised its profile significantly after the 2007-09 financial crisis,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The head of the U.S. derivatives market regulator on Thursday slammed a bill in the House of Representatives to reauthorize the agency, saying the new mandate would make it harder for it to quickly respond to market events. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has raised its profile significantly after the 2007-09 financial crisis,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher ahead of weekly jobless data Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    May 14- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday ahead of weekly jobless numbers, after the market closed little changed on Wednesday on weak April retail sales data. *Dow component Cisco fell 1.2 percent to $29 after the company beat estimates but said spending by telecom customers was not going to improve in the near future. *Puma Biotechnology shares...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St set to open mixed on tepid data Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:14 AM ET

    *Macy's, Ralph Lauren down after results. May 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wednesday after data showed that the U.S. economy was struggling to make a strong rebound after meager first-quarter growth. "The data puts into question the Fed's notion that the weak first-quarter data was transitory," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday unanimously adopted a final interpretation of derivatives known as forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality, after concerns were raised by market participants. The derivatives regulator in November had said it would clarify when these contracts- which allow...

  • LONDON, May 12- Government bonds sold off again on Tuesday, driving down stocks and helping push the euro sharply higher against the dollar. Shares in Europe and Asia fell and Wall Street was expected to follow in their wake, index futures showed. Less than a month ago German 10- year yields hit a record low of 0.05 percent, driven down by a 1 trillion euro European...

  • China's state firms cool on new derivatives power Monday, 11 May 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    *China lets about 100 more firms trade overseas derivatives. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, May 12- Chastened by several high-profile calamities in the recent past, many of the state companies China has freed to trade overseas derivatives will be sitting on their hands, put off by the risks or a lack of expertise. Last week China's State-owned Assets Supervision and...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- A U.S. judge on Monday ruled that Nomura Holdings Inc made false statements in selling mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan ruled for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in a ruling that could allow the...

  • By Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG, May 11- Chinese stock index futures have surpassed S&P 500 futures in turnover to become the world's most traded equity futures as global investors expanded their exposure to one of Asia's top-performing markets. Turnover in the CSI300 futures contract expiring on May 15 has soared in recent weeks, in step with surging shares in...